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What is Dioxane?

According to the FDA, dioxane is a heterocyclic organic compound, classified as an ether. It is a colorless liquid with a faint sweet odor similar to that of diethyl ether. The compound is often called simply dioxane because the other dioxane isomers are rarely encountered.

Dioxane is used as a solvent for a variety of practical applications as well as in the laboratory, and also as a stabilizer for the transport of chlorinated hydrocarbons in aluminum containers.

It is important to note that there are no federal or state regulations that require companies to put dioxane in the list of ingredients so sometimes it is hard to find exactly which products contain dioxane.

What types of products contain dioxane?

Dioxane can be found in: shampoos, body wash, detergent and baby products.

Some specific products that contain high levels of dioxane are:

  • Tide original

  • Gain original

  • Victoria's Secret (Bombshell Fragrance Wash)

  • Soft Soap Fresh Breeze

  • Ajax

  • Palmolive Raspberry Coconut

  • Up and Up Fresh Linen

These are just a few. Remember it is important to read your labels to be aware of what is actually in the products you use on your body and in your home. Once you decide to use more natural products, you can choose to DIY your products or make a conscious decision to buy MORE NATURAL PRODUCTS.

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