Ok, so I am a fan of Burt’s Bees products (even though they were bought by Clorox and I am so not a fan of anything related to chlorine bleach!), and I just found this handy guide courtesy of our friends at that brand:
Burt’s Bees Guide to Reading Your Labels: Synthetic Ingredients We Always Avoid:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Sodium Myreth Sulfate

Mineral Oil

Parabens (all of them)
DMDM Hydantoin

Chemical Sunscreens

Propylene Glycol
Butylene Glycol

I’ll go into more detail on what these chemicals are and why they are bad for you in a future post, but in the mean time please take a copy of the above list with you when you shop for common personal care products.

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  1. Andrew S Wienick says:

    Could you post a link to the guide? Would be handy to be able to send to folks…

    <going to give this to my wife's sister-in-law … new mommy, and very in-tune with environmental/chemical issues when it comes to the baby>

  2. maureen smithe brusznicki says:

    I can’t find a link on the Burt’s Bees site (I found the guide in a magazine ad). If I come across an on-line link I’ll be sure to post it ASAP!!

  3. beth-aven says:

    I would love to hear more about this. Mainly because my husband sells many of these products. I get to hear his side, but haven't seen any succinct information on the other side.

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