When I discuss ingredients there are some that I define that can be harmful/toxic if made a certain way, or derived from sources that could be harmful or they may be derived from animals. They are not necessarily always harmful/toxic.
(The reason I support Ava Anderson Non Toxic is that I know the ingredients they use - such as Cetyl Alcohol - are derived using plants, and their methods (or suppliers methods) are environmentally, human, and animal friendly.)
This is why we need to know our ingredients. This is why we need companies to tell us if ingredients are plant based, and if they come to be via environmentally, human, and animal friendly processes. This is why we need "transparency" in business practices, procedures, suppliers, and the whole 9 yards.
So as one more Ingredient Detective lesson: look for companies that provide all possible information about their ingredients and practices. If they leave something out, ask them. If they refuse to answer your questions avoid that company. If they are willing to tell all, and you like what you hear, go with that company!
Those closest to me know I research the crap out of things. Blessing and curse of having Bipolar 1 Disorder is that I hyper focus on things. Topics like this are one of those things ;-)
If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask!
Until next time folks,
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