Eco friendly toiletries & Bathroom alternatives
Secrets from the ocean provides eco friendly toiletries and bathroom products in South Africa that help you refresh your bathroom habits with these awesome biodegradable products and eco-friendly options. Secrets from the ocean based in Cape Town and currently sells their eco friendly products on their Facebook page and deliver through out South Africa.
Eco friendly toiletries and natural products help keep the ocean clean and ensure that we have a plastic free environment.
Sustainable products for an environmentally friendly bathroom and lifestyle
Zero waste Shampoo Bar
Zero waste conditioner bar
Soap Tin for storage
Natural soap bar for dogs
Natural Face Zinc spf40
Luxurious Lip Butter
Ocean inspired scrunshies
Hessian dog soap bag
Reusable 100% Cotton Face Rounds with Laundry bag
Biodegradable dental floss
100% Biodegradable Earbuds
Some of the Ingredients used in Eco Friendly products available from Secrets from the ocean
- Distilled water
- Lyle (for sphonication- turns Castor oil into soap)
- Olive oil
- Coconut oil
- Castor oil
- Cocoa butter
- Neem oil
- Lavender oil for fragrance
- Raw bees wax
- Coconut oil
- Shea Butter
- Lavender oil
- Peperment oil
- No colorants added.
- Petroleum free
- Plastic free
- Ocean safe
- Coconut oil
- Shea butter
- Vitamin E
- Beeswax and rosemary essential oil for fragrance
- It has no cancer causing chemicals
- It has no artificial ingredients harming your scalp and hair
- It has organic, sustainably sourced ingredients
- Not tested on animals
- Safe for water ways of all sorts~ won’t harm our marine life
- The shampoo does not strip your hair from its natural oils, neither does it leave it oily
- Hair is full of life and bouncy
- Only small amount needed as it lathers like crazy
- Mango butter nourishes hair
Eco friendly packaging
In order to keep our planet and oceans plastic free, and avoid any animals being harmed by products purchased or used from Secrets from the ocean they took the innitiative to find Eco friendly packaging for the products they supply and deliver.
All products purchased from Secrets from the ocean are packaged in recyclable packaging. They also use the packaging to remind you to recycle the product and packaging once you are finished with it.
Here are 12 toxic ingredients to avoid in shampoo and conditioner:
A surfactant found in many cleaning products. Also an insecticide. The sodium and ammonium laureate sulfates are known cancer-causing ingredients. Also causes liver damage, skin rashes, depression, diarrhea and eye damage.
Used to dissolve fragrance or other oil additives. Often found in conditioners. It leaves a residue on the skin and scalp, disrupts the skin’s natural pH and destroys the natural protective barrier of our skin and scalp. Polysorbate-80 is the worst of the bunch – but stay clear of all!
Potassium sorbate is used as a preservative in hair-care products. It causes skin and organ system toxicity.
Another preservative used in cosmetics and hair care products. Causes organ system toxicity, and is an irritant to the skin, eyes and lungs. The FDA even warned that phenoxyethanol can cause shut down of the central nervous system, vomiting and contact dermatitis.
Retinyl palmitate, a form of vitamin A, can speed the development of skin tumours and lesions, making it a possible carcinogen. Causes reproductive toxicity and organ system toxicity.
Dimethicone is a silicone oil that can make the scalp and skin incredibly dry and irritated. It forms an almost plastic-like barrier on the outside of the skin and traps bacteria, sebum and impurities with it. It is also an eye irritant and is non-biodegradable and horrible for the environment.
Behentrimonium Chloride is a type of ammonium salt used as a preservative and surfactant. It is a toxic compound, with concentrations of 0.1% and higher having been shown to damage the eyes. It is irritating to the skin and causes inflammation.
This lovely chemical is another quaternary ammonium salt used as a surfactant and preservative in personal care products. It acts as a formaldehyde releaser and is definitely not safe. Formaldehyde is extremely carcinogenic, and should be avoided at all costs.
Since about 60% of the products your on your body and hair dissolve into your blood and organs, you should always choose the safe and toxic-free products for you and your family!
Secrets from the ocean supplies Eco Friendly products in South Africa and are able to deliver throughout South Africa – Centurion | Midrand | Krugersdorp | Vanderbijlpark | Boksburg | Randburg | Roodepoort | Sandton | Germiston | Stellenbosch | Bloemfontein | Alberton | Kempton Park | Port Elizabeth | Benoni | East London | Pietermaritzburg | Soweto | Berea | Pretoria | Johannesburg | Durban | Cape Town | Mpumalanga | Kroonstad | Knysna