Our Promise

INGREDIENTS WE AVOID IN OUR PRODUCTS


At Little Green Home we care about keeping your family safe from hazardous chemicals and ingredients which can be found in everyday household products. Below you will find a list of ingredients we promise never to sell on our site and why. Too much science jargon?! Just email (info@littlegreenhome.co.uk) us if you have any questions and our team will be happy to talk!

Ingredient
On label 
Possible effects

Dimethylol dimethyl
hydantoin

DMDM hydantoin

Can release formaldehyde, a carcinogen.

Methylchloroisothiazolinone,        
Methylisothiazolinone

Kathon CG

Possible neurotoxin, exposure to low levels over
time may damage the developing nervous system.

Parabens

Anything ending -paraben

Shown to disrupt hormones and has been linked
with breast cancer. 90% of non-organic cosmetic
products contain parabens.

 

Phthalates

 

Dibutyl phthalate (DBP),
diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP)

Mimics oestrogen and can have a negative
impact on health. Banned from children’s toys.

 
 

Non-natural Propylene
Glycol (PG)

 

PG, 1,2, Propanediol

May cause brain, kidney and liver abnormalities.
The active component in antifreeze.

 
 

Polythylene glycols

 

PEG (followed by a number)

 

Petroleum-based products commonly used as bases
for cosmetic creams. Made from ethylene glycols, an
extremely toxic substance that affects the central nervous
system, the heart and kidneys. May also be contaminated
with 1,4 dioxane, a known carcinogen.

 

Sodium lauryl sulfate/
sodium laureth sulfate

 

SLS/SLES

 

Can cause skin irritation.
May also become contaminated with 1,4 dioxane.

 

2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,
3-diol

 

2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol,
1-3-propanediol, 2-bromo-2-nitro;
1,3 propanediol, 2 bromo 2 nitor-
1,3-propanediol; 2-bromo-2-nitropropan-1,3-diol;
2-bronopol;
beta-bromo-beta-nitrotrimethyleneglycol;
bronidiol; bronocot, bronopol

Formaldehyde releasing; also concerns
with irritation and organ system toxicity.

 
 

Diazolidinyl urea
Imidazolidinyl urea

 

Diazolidinyl urea, 1-1,3-Bis (Hydroxymethyl)-2,5-
dioxoimidazolidin-4-YLJ-1,3-Bis (Hydroxymethyl)
Urea; Diazolidnly Urea; N- (Hydroxymethyl)-
N-(1,3- Dihydroxymethyl-2,5- Dioxo-4-Imidazolidnyl)-
N’-{1,3 Bis (Hydroxymethyl)-2,5-Dioxo-4- Imidazolidinyl-
N,N’-Bis (Hydroxymethyl)-Urea; N- [1,3- Bis
(Hydroxymethyl)- 2,5-Dioxo-4-Imidazolidinyl-
N,N’-Bis (Hydroxymethyl)-; Urea, N (1,3 Bis Hydroxymethyl)
2,5 Dioxo4imidazolidinyl1N,N’-Bis (Hydroxymethyl);
Germall 11; Imidazolidinly Urea 11;
N- (1,3- Bis (Hyrdroxymethyl) Urea; N- (Hydroxymethyl)-
2,5- Dioxo-4-Imidazolidinyl)- N,N’-Bis (Hydroxymethyl)
Urea; N-(Hydroxymethyl)- N- (1,3- Dihydroxymethyl-2,5
-Dioxo-4-Imidazolidinyl)-N’-(Hydroxymethyl) Urea

 

Formaldehyde releasing (see above)

 

Quaternium-15

Quaternium-15, 1 (3-Chloro-2-Propenyl_-
3,5,7-Triaza-1-Azoniatricyclo [3.3.1.1] Decane;
1- (3- Chloro-2-Propenyl) -3,5,7-Triaza-1-Azoniatricyclo
[3.3.1.1] Decane; 1- (3-Chloro-2-Propenyl)-3,5,7-
Triaza-1-Azoniatricyclo (3.3.1.1) Decane Chloride;
1- (3-Chloroally)-3.5.7-Triaza-1- Azoniaadamantane
Chloride; 3,5,7-Triaza-1-Azoniatricyclo [3.3.1.1]
Decane, 1- (3-Chloro-2-Propenyl)-; 3,5,7
Triaza1azoniatricyclo (3.3.1.13,7) Decane,
1 (3Chloro2propenyl), Chloride; Chloroallyl
Methenamine Chloride; Methenamine 3-
Chloroally LChloride; Methernamine 3-
Chloroallylochloride; N- (3-Chloroallyl)
Hexaminium Chloride; 1- (3-Chloroallyl)-
3,5,7-Triaza-1-Azoniaadamantane
Chloride, Dowco 184

 

Also a formaldehyde releaser,
EU said it “may not be safe” in cosmetics.

 
 

Padimate-O

Ethylhexyl Dimethyl PABA, 2-Ethylhexyl 4-
(Dimethylamino) Benzoate; 2- Ethylhexyl
4- Dimethyl-Aminobenzoate; 2-Ethylhexyl
Ester 4_ (Dimethylamino) Benzoic Acid;
2-Ethylhexyl Paradimethylamino
Benzoate; 4- (Dimethylamino) – Ocytl
Ester Benzoic Acid; 4- (Dimethylamino)
Benzoic Acid, 2- Ethylhexyl Ester;
Arlatone UVB; Benzoic Acid,
4 (Dimethylamino) Zethylhexyl
Ester; Benzoic Acid, 4- (Dimethylamino)-,
Octyl Ester

 

Releases free radicals, damages DNA,
has oestrogenic activity and can cause
allergic reactions.

 
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