Before going through the ingredient list in more details, let us first share our natural dry shampoo recipe below:
-1 sugar shaker (you can find these in stores that sell kitchen appliances and accessories!)
-1 cup of arrow root (or 1 cup of rice powder, both help absorb sebum from your hair and roots)
– 5 drops of ylang ylang essential oil (ylang is excellent for your scalp and is used to encourage hair growth)
-1 natural wild boar hair brush
Lightly dust your scalp with your homemade powder and massage it through with clean fingers. Finish by brushing it off with your natural wild boar brush and style your hair as usual.
Now to the not so pleasant ingredient review! Here is the detailed formula review of Batiste dry shampoo the original :
Classified as a Human irritant - strong evidence (only for products for use around the eyes, on the skin, or may be aerosolized.
according to ewg, Isobutane is classified as expected to be toxic or harmful. It is causes irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs). It is a strong human irritant
-Oriya sativa rice starch
Rice powder so this is THE natural ingredient in Batiste dry shampoo formula.
Causing Human Allergies/immunotoxicity
According to some scientific studies and detailed on the EWG reviews, this substance presents limited evidence of reproductive toxicity, limited evidence of developmental toxicity, Cancer
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only if satisfies manufacturing specifications or purity limits. Numerous scientific studies show that linalool is a substance which can cause allergies, irritations and eczema.
Same as above...it's a synthetized substance that can cause severe allergies.
As the 2 ingredients above benzyl benzoate is a synthetized ingredient. Benzyl Benzoate is a natural component of cinnamon essential oil. This chemical is also used to kill head lice and is associated with a variety of adverse effects, including burning and itching of the skin, formation of blisters, crusting or scaling of the skin, sudden loss of consciousness.
Is a synthetic substance that causes irritation and allergies, itching and comedogenic.
Is a chemical synthetized substance used in cosmetic formulas to help prevent static electricity. So it helps to make hair looks smooth ans soft, however, ewg is classifying the substance as toxic to human skin.
One last thing which is worth mentioning and which some of you may have noticed on bottles of Batiste Dry Shampoo, the little symbol and warning which reads "solvent abuse kill instantly"... Pretty scary stuff. Now we know the intent of Dry Shampoo is not to inhale it every morning to get high but for those of you who often use dry shampoo, you know that when you spray this stuff on your head, there is no way you won't breathe some of this stuff in.
Hope you have enjoyed this week's challenge and as always if you have any questions or comments please use the comment section below.
The Spoiled Bee was created in 2017 by a mother/daughter combo who are passionate about home made natural cosmetics. After numerous travels to all corners of the globe, they have jointly accumulated a wealth of knowledge and first hand experiences in a wide variety of natural cosmetic and beauty ingredients. From the well-kept beauty secrets of the Pacific Islands to ancient French beauty remedies.
We believe nature and beauty is not one size fits all and that is why The Spoiled Bee brings you only the very best of these natural ingredients to create your own custom made cosmetic at home. Ranging from skincare, haircare and mineral makeup ingredients to reusable accessories, we believe nature has provided us with everything we need to be naturally gorgeous! Free of any harsh chemicals, 100% cruelty free, never tested on animals, environmentally friendly and ethical, what more could you ask for?
Through our blog and social medias pages, we will also aim to bring you the very best recipes and advice to help you and inspire you every step of the way.
A little about our name, the Spoiled Bee comes from the desire of protecting our beautiful bees and of course spoiling them! Did you know scientists agree that if all bees were to disappear from the face of the earth, humanity only has about 4 years left to live due to the lack of pollination? That is why we have decided to offer among many other products and ingredients, a range of bee products which also happen to have amazing properties for your body, skin and hair.
Now we know you are probably wondering how encouraging the commerce of bee products will help the bee population? Well, over the last few decades, bee products have unfortunately and often rightly been associated with harsh harvesting and mass production to keep up with the growing demand. We will never be doing that in a million (or trillion) years! We make sure that all our bee products are harvested in a sustainable and respectful manner by carefully selecting trusted bee keepers.
All the hives are located in flowery fields and forests, away from all modern pollution and chemicals and the beekeepers always make sure our bees have more than enough honey left for winter. The more hives, the more the bee population of the world will thrive once again so please help us help them!
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Thank you so so much! I am always so happy if anyone can find healthy advices for skin care in my blog….
by the way I enjoyed reading your sister’s article…..and blog….I am now following too…..
And your interview….wow…
I wish I was in the US for the moment to attend to one of your concerts!!!