And the Defendant, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, is found…

Surfactants have gone under tremendous scrutiny in recent years. If you don’t know what a surfactant is, and want all the chemistry behind it… I found this good website that will go into great detail about it and its uses. I’d rather not put it all on this post to confuse everyone. what’s a surfactant

For those that don’t necessarily want the chemical makeup and atomic mass, in easy terms… It’s the stuff that makes the bubbles in shampoo and soap known as lather.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, (or SLS) is probably the most commonly used names that most people have heard about. SLS is also considered by some to be one of the most dangerous surfactants. By the way, this blog is not to voice my opinion on SLS. It is merely to share some interesting information that I discovered a few days ago. SLS is an extremely popular surfactant due to its low price, effectiveness, and versatility. SLS is used in a variety of conditions besides soap and shampoo. It is one of the most prevalent surfactants in toothpaste. You can go into your bathroom and check your toothpaste (your kids toothpaste will work too) ingredients and you’ll probably see SLS as one of the top 3. In toothpaste it is used to give it that nice mouth feel. I’ve personally used low and no SLS toothpaste before, and it feels like brushing your teeth with play-dough, but that’s just me.

This is a post I came across comes from For those of you that don’t know of Snopes, it is a website that investigates scams, fraud and various other things. One of their most famous is the “foreign lottery scam” that we usually get 3-4 emails a week about. This post came out this month, which is another reason I think that is interesting. Check it out and let me know what you think. Shampoo Sham

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