January 12th, 2010
By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now
The last time I picked up some “natural” hand soap, I got burned. It turned out to be natural in only the most nominal way. It had a couple herbal ingredients, but these were far outnumbered by a fleet of synthetic preservatives and unpronounceable components that included parabens.
Solutions have been coming. Many health conscious cosmetic companies are offering new, non-toxic hand soaps (see this list at Skin Deep) for those of us getting away from discredited antibacterial formulas and other unnecessary additives.