Parabens are used in many products as a preservative to inhibit mold and bacteria growth. Studies have found that parabens mimic hormones in our bodies and have actually been found in breast tumors. Parabens have also been shown to reduce the sperm count in males, alter the formation of reproductive organs, and cause skin cancer. Women and children have the highest risk for developing problems associated with using products that contain parabens.
While we certainly don’t want mold and bacteria growing in our personal care products, there are more natural preservatives available.
All of Bath and Body Creations’ products are paraben-free. We don’t want to take the chance of potentially causing any tumors, cancer, or reproductive issues. Some of our products are preservative-free. If it doesn’t contain water and won’t be stored in a shower where water could get inside, we don’t think it needs one. When we do add a preservative, it is a paraben-free, formaldehyde-free preservative that is gentle and effective.
Of course there is a large controversy about parabens and some companies claim there is no harm in using them. Do your own research if you are concerned and make smart choices. If a product could potentially cause cancer, I don't want to use it on my family and I certainly won't knowingly sell it to you :)
Michele Baumgartner is passionate about natural, healthy, handmade personal care products. Ditch the chemicals and stay healthy. Constantly researching ingredients and avoiding harmful preservatives, dyes, and chemicals. If she won't put it on her daughter, she certainly won't sell it to you.