I really enjoy a good hot shower. I love the feel of the water pounding down on my back, the way the steam warms up even the chilliest of fingers and toes, and that clean, floral smell that lingers on my hair and skin afterward from my body wash and shampoo.
But, you know what kills shower euphoria pretty quickly? Finding out there are yucky, cancerous chemicals lurking in your body wash!
A couple of years ago, I joined Thrive Market, which is essentially an online, Costco-esque Whole Foods. They have a warehouse model, offering low prices on eco-friendly, ethically made, health-conscious products.
While browsing the website one day, I noticed they had a section of beauty and body products. A friend had recently recommended natural body care brand JĀSÖN, and I noticed that Thrive Market carried JĀSÖN body wash. The label boasted that the body wash contained no parabens, SLS, petrolatum, artificial colors, or phthalates. I honestly didn’t know what most of these were, but I figured they couldn’t be good. And, since my favorite Suave body wash didn’t make similar claims, I assumed that it must contain bad ingredients.