The Toxic 10 & More Are your oral, body, baby & home care products toxic? We’re pulling back the shower curtain and revealing 10 of over 10,000 dangerous ingredients. Most companies legally use cheap, toxic fillers to increase profits even though they harm the consumer. Avoid these proven carcinogens, neurotoxins, reproductive toxins and hormone disruptors. Ingredients, whether healthy or harmful, are absorbed into your skin, bloodstream and organs in 26 seconds. 1 2 3 4 4 PHENOXYETHANOL (OR ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN) 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 and 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 reproductive effects, cancer and 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 and 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 and 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 and products. Hazards: probable carcinogens, neurotoxins, heavy metal contaminants. Inside: hair dyes, blue and green household cleaners, pink / purple / blue shampoos, etc. Essanté Organics only uses plants or minerals to create color.