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WARNING: Dangerous Preservatives In Body Soaps! What You Need To Know!

Self-Preservation Is Key!


Now has never been a more important time for you or your skin. For one, not only is your skin constantly being impacted by dropping temperatures and indoor heating, but many over-the-counter skincare products may be harming you too. One of the major culprits of this potential danger? Preservatives.

In fact, dangerous preservatives in body soaps have become such a problem that it is now almost normal to find them in over-the-counter skincare products. Some even claim them to be important for maintaining the soap – emphasis on the word soap – not the one using it. (1)

Well, we at GARNER’S GARDEN are here to tell you that there is NO room for dangerous preservatives or harmful ingredients in your skincare products. Best of all, there IS an opportunity for you to wash yourself with INGREDIENTS that will SOOTHE and CLEAN your whole body.

In this blog we talk about the danger of preservatives in over-the-counter body soaps, and how you can enjoy SMOOTH, RADIANT, and HYDRATED SKIN all winter long!






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The idea of preserving something is nothing new, but it should NEVER be dangerous to your health. You don’t want your product ineffective the day after you get it, but you also don't want over-the-counter manufacturers turning a phrase like fighting microbes into an excuse to use harmful preservatives and dangerous ingredients.

But there’s a problem. Here are some common preservatives found in over-the-counter body soaps and washes, and think about whether they sound healthy and natural: optiphen, germaben, phenonip, and geogard. Though the name preservative isn't always bad, it's important to distinguish ones that are dangerous - ones solely designed to keep products on shelves and to get people to buy them - from those that are natural. (2)

The argument for using such preservatives is not a good one. This argument revolves around the development of germs and bacteria, including mold. Well, one way to fight the use of dangerous preservatives is to simply use fresher ingredients. That’s right. Many times, preservatives are used to maintain other chemicals and dangerous ingredients in over-the-counter bar soaps and washes. (3)


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You may be wondering what else you can do if you don’t use skincare products with dangerous preservatives. Well, for one, your ALL-NATURAL PRODUCTS won’t just shrivel up and become carriers of disease and mold like some over-the-counter manufacturers will have you believe. There are, as a matter of fact, many natural ways you can ensure your ALL-NATURAL SKINCARE PRODUCTS remain safe and healthy.


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This is an important distinction to make, though, as not all preservatives are bad, and shouldn't solely be viewed in a negative light. This is because there are good preservatives, ones not enriched with petroleum or ingredients capable of causing you harm, like allergies or skin problems. (5)

Some over-the-counter skincare manufacturers use alcohol to make up for the shortcomings of their products, claiming it to preserve them and keep them safe. If you see alcohol on ingredient labels of body soaps/washes, or other ingredients like benzoic acid, tetrasodium and disodium EDTA, methylisothiazolinone, phenoxyethanol, and parabens, be sure to steer clear of the product. (6)


One way to escape the dangerous preservatives in over-the-counter body soaps?




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Though the word preservative can classify many things (many consider Vitamin E Oil an antioxidant and not a preservative), it doesn’t change the fact that the product itself and its manufacturing can dictate whether preservatives are needed or not. For example, the process of a soap's manufacturing means you don’t actually need any of these harmful and dangerous preservatives found in many over-the-counter skincare products.

Another argument FOR preservatives is that they do the job they’re intended for. This may be true, but in doing so, they can actually be causing you other health problems and consequences certainly not worth the benefit they may or may not be doing. (7)


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As mentioned before, preservatives can be dangerous. Though parabens are often associated as the dangerous preservatives over-the-counter manufacturers use, you also need to be mindful of formaldehyde. This ingredient is used to stop the accumulation of bacteria, and is also something you definitely need to stay away from. (8)


QUICK TIP: Be cautious with over-the-counter products, especially those with a high water content, prone to containing dangerous preservatives. Protect your skin and body today with the 100% ALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTS in GARNER’S GARDEN 100% ALL-NATURAL BODY SOAPS! (9)


If you’re looking to protect yourself, you should know that many soaps considered handmade DON'T actually contain harmful and dangerous preservatives and chemicals. They don’t require parabens because they are NATURAL – as natural often leads to natural benefits to you and your skin.

The reason so many natural products don’t require preservatives is because the water within them is simply part of the soap, rather than the reason to add dangerous ingredients and preservatives fueling the growth of bacteria and mold. Simply checking labels and using ALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTS helps ensure a reduction in consuming dangerous chemicals and preservatives.  (10)

Though sometimes preservatives are needed to create over-the-counter skincare products, the best way to ensure your soap is free of dangerous preservatives is by making them without the need for them. Simple as it sounds, this is possible. For example, adding chemical liquids may require the use of harsh preservatives, so simply using ALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTS intended to bolster your soap can ensure a better washing experience. (11)


Another great way to wash without dangerous preservatives?




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