Discovery Center

The Toxic 10 & More

Essanté Organics is pulling back the shower curtain on The Toxic 10 & More; toxic ingredients legally used by most companies to increase profitability. Most baby, body & household products are hazardous to your health. Over 10,000 ingredients, commonly used in personal care products, are industrial chemicals: proven carcinogens, neurotoxins, reproductive toxins, hormone disruptors, pesticides, engine degreasers & plasticizers. Exposure occurs daily, through skin absorption, every time you apply toothpaste, shampoo, soap, lotion, etc. The average person is exposed to over 120 highly toxic ingredients every day before 9am. Ingredients are absorbed into your skin, continue into your blood stream & accumulate in your organs. Essanté Organics is committed to never using toxic chemicals and only using certified organic, ToxicFree®, and wildcrafted ingredients. See our labels for organic ingredients and throw out your current products if they contain The Toxic 10 & More:

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Phenoxyethanol(or Ethylexylglycerin)
Function: synthetic preservative to create a long shelf life, "new" substitute for parabens.
Hazards: may cause chromosomal changes, organ toxicity, damage to brain, nervous system & reproductive system.
Inside: body care products, cosmetics, etc.
Essanté Organics only uses plants & essential oils to stop bacteria & create a 2 year shelf life.
Polysorbate 20-80 (often contaminated with ethylene oxide, 1,4-dioxane)
Function: emulsifier, de-foamer, to create creaminess without separation.
Hazards: may cause adverse reproductive effects, cancer & mutations based on animal testing.
Inside: vitamins, soaps, shampoos, creams, food, etc.
Essanté Organics only uses Mother Nature's ingredients to create rich creaminess, organically.
Propylene Glycol or Polyethylene Glycol (PEGs)
Function: petroleum based thickeners & penetration enhancers to add creaminess.
Hazards: carcinogen, systemic toxicity, linked to lymphatic, breast, brain cancers.
Inside: shampoos, conditioners, lotions, deodorants, etc.
Essanté Organics only uses plant & mineral based ingredients that deliver true health benefits.
Colors/Dyes (F, D, C, or CI Followed by a Number)
Function: made from coal tar, used to make vibrant colored liquids & products.
Hazards: probable carcinogens, neurotoxins, heavy metal contaminants.
Inside: hair dyes, blue & green household cleaners, pink / purple / blue shampoos, etc.
Essanté Organics only uses plants or minerals to create color.
Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate (Formaldehyde Releaser) 
Function: preservative gained by using synthetic reactants. 
Hazards: allergen, immune system toxicity, formaldehyde (end result) causes cancer.
Inside: hair & skin products (often falsely touted as a natural preservative). 
Essanté Organics only uses plant & mineral based ingredients that deliver true health benefits.
Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
Function: petroleum based lathering and foaming agent.
Hazards: carcinogen, respiratory tract irritant.
Inside: toothpastes, shaving creams, body washes, household cleaners, etc.
Essanté Organics creates rich lather & foam from nutrient-dense coconuts.
Triclosan (Products Labeled “Antibacterial”)
Function: FDA classified pesticide, antibacterial & anti-fungal preservative.
Hazards: endocrine & thyroid disruptor in human breast milk, birth defects, uncontrolled cell growth.
Inside: shaving creams, hair conditioners, deodorants, soap / cleansers, household cleaners, toothpastes.
Essanté Organics only uses ingredients made by Mother Nature to purify.
Petroleum (Mineral Oil or Mineral Jelly or Mineral Grease)
Function: petroleum filler for shine, smoothness, creaminess, & glide-ability.
Hazards: European Union classified carcinogen.
Inside: lip balms, creams, waxes, conditioners, lotions, deodorants, etc.
Essanté Organics uses good-for-you ingredients to create rich, creamy, glide-able products.
Fragrance (Perfume or Parfum)
Function: Create a strong scent, term used to hide 4,000+ toxins under the guise of trade secrets.
Hazards: carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, birth defects, neurotoxins, head pain, respiratory damage.
Inside: colognes & strongly scented bath, kitchen & laundry products.
Essanté Organics uses organic fruits & essential oils to create divinely scented products.
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP)
Function: solvent used to dissolve other chemicals & create better consistency.
Hazards: carcinogen, reproductive toxin, developmental toxin, birth defects.
Inside: Shampoos, shower / bath gels, deodorants, cleaning products, etc.
Essanté Organics does not use toxic chemicals, period.
BHA & BHT (Butylated Hydroxyanisole & Hydroxytoluene)
Function: synthetic preservatives.
Hazards: carcinogen, endocrine disruption, organ toxicity, developmental toxin.
Inside: lipstick, lipgloss, shaving / diaper / moisturizing creams, conditioners.
Essanté Organics uses plants & essential oils to create a 2 year shelf life.
Function: Chemical used to stop perspiration / sweat (a vital body function).
Hazards: carcinogen, neurotoxin, found in breast tissue.
Inside: almost every antiperspirant on the market.
Essanté Organics pHreshen Up Deodorant is certified organic & guaranteed to work.

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30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee: Essanté Organics does not use toxic chemicals of any kind, plus we offer a 30 Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We guarantee our worry free products will function better than everything else on the market. 

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