A recent study on shampoos and cleansers conducted by the Center for Environmental Health in Oakland, California claims that these common cosmetic products may pack more things inside than what you’re paying for. The study found that even 98 common shampoo brands contain a possible cancer-causing agent called cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA)!

Cocamide Diethanolamine (cocamide DEA) is a harmful chemical used in shampoos and cleansers to create lather and volume.

The State is required to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer by the state of California, Proposition 65. Manufacturers also need to label the ingredients and the potential health risks they produce on their products.



Cocamide DEA is an ingredient that has been put on that list due to the fact that it’s a possible cancer-causing agent. This chemical was banned in California when a study found that it caused cancer in study animals a year ago after.

The most disturbing thing is that some major cosmetic manufacturers including Colgate Palmolive, Paul Mitchell, and Prell which are used by many people are using this carcinogen excessively in their popular products.

But, laboratory testing also discovered this harmful chemical in kids’ items as well, for example, a store brand bubble shower from KMart, and a cleanser/conditioner from Babies R Us. Other store brand items containing this cancer-causing agent were found at Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and Kohl’s.

Manufacturers are allowed to use a wide array of substances in their products by the FDA without labeling them as cancer-causing, consumers are even more at risk, because some of these chemicals can trigger liver failure and nervous system damage.





Luckily this article is going to present you a homemade natural shampoo that will help you reduce the potential risk due to harmful ingredients in the products you buy!

This is the recipe:

Homemade Natural Shampoo

Ingredients:

2/3 cup of Castile soap

2 teaspoons of almond or olive oil

10- 15 drops of some essential oil

½ a cup of coconut milk




Preparation:

It’s really easy! Mix all the ingredients in a bottle, and your all-natural, toxin- free shampoo is ready!

Use:

Always shake the bottle before you use the shampoo! Use it regularly and your hair will be incredibly healthy, shiny and gorgeous! It will definitely amaze you!


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