Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ingredients and the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010

If the "Safe" Cosmetics Act of 2010 passes, my basic soap ingredient label will be required to look like this. This is without any colors or fragrances, just plain natural soap. Thanks to Kayla Fiorvanti for the information on the trace elements of water.

My current label looks like this:
Palm oil, coconut oil, olive oil, safflower oil, distilled water, sodium hydroxide, castor oil

Under this legislation, it will be forced to look like this:
Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil (glyceryl laurate acid, myristate acid, palmitate acid, stearate acid, oleate acid, linoleate acid, and linolenate acid)
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (lauric acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, caprylic acid, capric acid, stearic acid, caproic acid, arachidic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid) Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (oleic acid, palmitic acid, squalene, phytosterol, tocosterols, tyrosol, hydroxytyrosol, oleocanthal, oleuropein) Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid [ω6]) Aqua (lead, acrylamine, alachlor, alpha/photon emitters, antimony, asbestos, arsenic, atrazine, barium, benzene, benzo(a)pyrene, beta photon emitters, beryllium, bromated, cadmium, carbofuran, carbon tetrachloride, chloramines, chlordane, chlorine, chlorine dioxide, chlorite, chlorobenzene, chromium, copper, cyanide, 2,4-D, dalapon, o-Dichlorobenzene, p-Dichlorobenzene, 1,1-Dichloroethylene, cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene, trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene, Di(2-ethylhexyl) adipate, dinoseb, diquat, endothall, endrin, ethylbenzene, fluoride, glyphosate, hexachlorocyclopentadiene, mercury, radium, uranium, vinyl chloride, xylenes) Sodium hydroxide Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil (ricinoleic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid, dihydroxystearic acid)

1 comment:

Erin said...

Jesus. INSANE. Just send a pamphlet out with every order.

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