10 Reasons You Should Never Use Anything Containing Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Inc. is challenging large companies like Procter & Gamble and Clorox to stop using certain chemicals. Honest Company’s “honestly FREE guarantee” guarantees that Honest products do not contain what they says are very harsh chemicals found in many of their competitor’s products.

One of the main ingredients Honest Co. tells people to avoid is sodium lauryl sulfate, or SLS, which is found in everyday household items like shampoo, face wash, toothpaste, laundry detergent and many other products probably in you home right now. (RELATED: Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Inc., Not so Honest?)

Below are 10 reasons you should never use anything containing sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).

9SLS Pollutes Groundwater

SLS is toxic to fish and other aquatic animals and has the potential for bioaccumulation (meaning it accumulates in the bodies of the fish.)  It also is undetected in many municipal water filters, getting into the tap water that you drink.