Common Categories of Irritating Ingredients

Did you know that fragrances aren’t the only thing people with SPD ( Sensory Processing Disorder)  are irritated by in skin hair and actually food products too? It’s true! And now I’m going to share with you some of the other types of ingredients/byproducts that can irritate people with sensory issues regardless of if they have rosacea,  ASD, or any other special need. 

Many of the ingrediants below can be toxic no matter how natural they are. Many will cause issues ( even if unknown at first or on the surface don’t)  to most people.  Not everyone with PSD will have sensory issues with all of the below ingrediants.   Just like having additives and preservatives in food aren’t ideal. Same idea with your skin and hair products too.   Not every ingrediant in each and every category is unhealthy. Certain categories however have a lot more irritants and problematic ingrediants then others. 

Just because 1 person with ASD/ SPD can eat something doesn’t mean they can tolerate it in all forms.  That’s part of what makes SPD so unique.  For example; I can eat organic olive oil just fine. If it’s the main ingrediant in my soap bar with no other ingrediant. The scent of it overwhelms me and gives me sensory issues. Now if I lessen the amount of olive oil in a bar of soap, I can be fine, if the other ingrediants are good for me.  ( Your welcome!  😉 ) 

Preservatives 

ex’s; hidden formaldehyde, 

even milder ones like the parabens,  

Borax,   DMDM Hydantoin,  and Kathon CG. 

 

Surfactants 

sodium-lauryl-sulfate, 

soap ( possibly NoT Always) and NoT the ones I recommend. Dove sensitive skin bar unfortunetly counts even if there is no fragrant or scent that will bother you. 

Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate may be derived from coconut. Among other ingrediants and additives that are also derived from coconut. Did u know some are allergic or sensitive to coconut?  

 scrub agents,   This does mean that people with serious enough sensory issues or PSD issues should definitely avoid at all costs most forms of exfoliation.


Skin Repairing Ingrediants, 

example- Aspirin


Plant Extracts 

 Balm Mint Extract  

CALENDULA EXTRACT. 

 Bloodwort or Yarrow Extract

 BLACK LOCUST EXTRACT

BIRCH BARK EXTRACT

CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA or known as Lime oil or extract anything citrus is very bad for you. 

Benzoin extract 

 

Oils 

Essential oil

Corriander oil 

Fern oil 

Angelica-Archangelica-root-oil 

Bay Leaf Oil

 

 Emulsifiers 

Irritant examples of these are

  triceteareth-4-phosphate. 

dicetyl-phosphate an ing. With byproducts and cetyl alcohol a known irritant. 

 

Do you know two of the most absolute worst ingrediants sometimes formed into oils that are anti-irritants? 

Unfortunately, there two of the most popular smelling tempted ingredients in cleaners, hair products, and skin products combined. 

Lavender otherwise known as.  

Lavendar Extract and Oil 

Lemongrass Oil 



Here are some very bad additional ingredients I would stay away from, no matter who you are.

Denatured alcohol, benzoyl peroxide, Daisy Flower Extract, Ethanol, Camphor, cinnamon, citrus-aurantium or orange blossom,   Acetic acid, Ylang ylang, calamine ( remember, Calamine Lotion?) , anise (also a vegetable) can cause skin sun sensitivity too. 

Aloe Vera and Caprylyl Glycol,  (although very rare) some are allergic too. From my little research of it, it doesn’t seam to be people with “normal SPD issues”. If there is such a thing.! It seams to be NT’s with an allergy to it.  But, I’m not allergic or sensitive too it either. If your not allergic to it,  Aloe can be great . The 2nd ingrediant, I’m still researching. However, aloe is super moisturizing, so don’t use if your skin is a combo skin type or oily unless soothing a sun burn. 




How ludicrous the US cosmetic industry REALLY is.

     Have you heard about how the Canadian and European government has stricter cosmetic laws? It’s true, many toxins/ irritants (Over 100) are banned in any cosmetic or personal hygiene product minus possibly bar soaps.  In Canada and Europe but, not America  This does not mean, obviously that people with SPD have nothing to worry about in those countries. Because that would be the farthest from the truth. However, it does mean if you live in either of those countries you have a lot less too worry about. And for that, I thank who ever made those laws in those countries.  Don’t you?! 

   It maybe true that some of those ingrediants aren’t in the US products. But, honestly, do you even want 1 of them in any of your products? Do you really want any manufacturer to have that kind of freedom? 


     This site explains in detail what the “Canadians hotlist is” the short version is this. It’s two tables of all of the ingredients that are forbidden. And another table for all the ingrediants and by products that are restricted. (so meaning ingrediants and by products only allowed in certain types of products/ in small concentrations.) 


http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/cosmet-person/hot-list-critique/how-comment-eng.php

 

Although the Canadians are banned from putting many toxins and irritants in there products. There labeling requirements are not nearly as strict as the US or European Labeling criteria.  


your mouth AND your partners

Does tasting someone else’s spice, sugar, salt, dairy, gum, toothpaste, or alcohol matter? You betcha! Off course, common courtesy when dating says too brush then kiss. But, what if that’s not possible? Or what if your beyond just dating? You really need someone who won’t resent you for their extra or different efforts needed to be with you. The last thing you need is some guilt trip for something you can’t help. And toothpaste sharing isn’t the only thing you need to share if you live tog.

Listernine and the type matters, and so does the type of whitening products, floss flavor, mints, type of toothbrush, tongue cleaner, and having a brush head sanitizer. ! Who would have thunk ?

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Who gets these issues?

Today I’m going to mention who else gets SPD issues and also generally what kinds of folks despite diagnosis’s get them.

I like to think of folks with certain disabilities and the norm in a layered system kinda. In the sense of who’s effected the most buy issues making them the farthest from normal. To those only slightly quirky at times. And everyone in between. And I think at the moment this could help you too to understand some things. So, let’s break this down, shall we? Also, see the image below.

The disabilities mentioned within each layer that weren’t previously mentioned are diagnosis’s others may sometimes have who would especially possibly benefit from some sensory solutions/ knowledge. For a review, they are ADHD, Dyslexic, hyperlexia, hyper insomnia, insomnia, Hypotomia, GI obviously, and I’m sure there are others. People with these issues are far more likely to have or get other problems in life. Same, if it’s in there genes and not detectable.

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Help US All be Healthier! updated

Do you feel the need for any of the following? 

A less toxic world 

More Sensory friendly products with eventually cheaper costs

More ingredient knowledge 

The power to change companies and products

To be part of an intelligent buyer community. 

To no longer feel lied too from marketing sugar coating products. 

Less sensory overload or other SPD issues to occur. 

If the answer is YES to any of the above check out these links and please join me in being part of ALL of the above.  It’s free! And will take very little of your time. Once on the links, sign up for there e-mail updates. Periodically,  you will be asked to help buy signing petitions and things of that nature. I really hope you do. And recruit others for it too! 

http://safecosmetics.org

 http://www.ewg.org.  

http://watoxics.org/healthy-living/healthy-homes-gardens-1/factsheets/cleaningproducts