Some very common ingredients, in some very common products, are very bad for you. As consumers, we are often duped into using chemicals that are detrimental to our health.
We are referring to the foaming agent used in toothpastes and shampoos, namely, Sodium lauryl sulfate or SLS. This ingredient is the biggest threat to the ‘good’ bacteria on our skin.
But even worse, we specifically purchase products which we are told will improve our health, but which actually do the opposite!
The shocking truth about antibacterial soaps is that they remove most bacteria from our skin. We are left with an imbalance in our microbiome and vulnerable to the overgrowth of ‘bad’ bacteria.
“For most of my life, if I’ve thought at all about the bacteria living on my skin, it has been while trying to scrub them away. But recently I spent four weeks rubbing them in.”
So begins an article by Julia Scott, headed – ‘My No-Soap, No-Shampoo, Bacteria-Rich Hygiene Experiment’.
We’re not advocating you try the experiment and not wash for four weeks. But we do advocate you read the article.
There is a trail of information emerging on the internet regarding our human microbiome. Olgani believes that everyone should be informed regarding which common ingredients are not conducive to hosting a balanced microbiome, the optimum solution to our health.
All Olgani toothpastes, mouthwashes and toothpowders are free of fluoride, glycerine, sorbitol, artificial preservatives, taste enhancers, dyes, abrasives, foaming agents, titanium dioxide, artificial sweeteners and fillers.
Share your insight into which common ingredients you recognize as being harmful. Please comment on our Facebook page or send us a mail, we appreciate all feedback.
Looking forward to hearing from you.