toxic truth: the chemicals your personal care products may have in common with vape liquids

Have you heard the ads warning against vaping due to the formaldehyde in vape liquids?

Sure have!

How about the ads warning against the use of certain personal care products due to the formaldehyde in them?

No? Yeah, neither have we. But take a look at your personal care product labels and you may find formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers (quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, and imidazolidinyl urea, for example) on the ingredient lists.

Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen commonly used as a preservative in cosmetics. Exposure to formaldehyde can also cause headaches, eye and airway irritation, asthma, dermatitis, and more. But not all products containing formaldehyde receive the same caution labels or public service announcements as vape pens and cigarettes.

Other chemicals that some personal care products and vape pens have in common include:

  • Propylene glycol: Linked with carcinogenic contamination 1,4-dioxane, known to affect liver and kidneys. Also associated with irritant and allergic contact dermatitis, as well as contact urticaria. It’s used in products to boost preservatives. It also helps dissolve ingredients that aren’t very water soluble, which also increases skin penetration.
  • Heavy metals: May accumulate in the human body. Research has documented their presence in the brain, creating a possible link with neurological conditions. Heavy metals like aluminum are used in many antiperspirants and as colorants in various products.

If you are committed to living a healthier lifestyle, you’re probably not vaping or smoking cigarettes. And you shouldn’t have to worry about your personal products containing the same toxins vape liquids and cigarettes contain, but there are greedy manufacturers out there who add harmful chemicals into their products for a variety of reasons (to prolong shelf life, enhance colors, save money, etc.), without any concern for your health and wellbeing. That’s why it’s important to check every product label carefully for harmful ingredients. Even better, shop for all your products from a trusted non toxic product manufacturer like Pure Haven.

Pure Haven sources ingredients, formulates, and manufacturers more than 95% of its products in its own USDA Certified Organic facility in the United States. Controlling the entire manufacturing process is key to what makes Pure Haven different, so we can ensure the safety of our products for you and your family. No toxins. No compromises. Ever.

Ask your Pure Haven Consultant about their favorite non toxic products and how easy it is to shop for them and have everything you need delivered right to your door. As a Pure Haven Customer, you’ll have full access to our complete collection of non toxic products, as well as the option of receiving unlimited loyalty rewards to help you keep your home stocked with everything you and your family need every day.


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