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I purchased Organix tea tree mint shampoo, knowing that tea tree has helped my scalp in the past. Well, this product did nothing and I went on the hunt- but while on the hunt I found out about sulfates. interested, I turned the bottle over and look at the back of organix’s bottle and written so small you can barely read it, it says that it contains numerous surfectants and no-so-sweet chemicals. Hardly organic Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate…”I emailed Organix customer service to inquire about how much Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate their shampoos contain. Here is the complete, unedited answer:Thank you so much for contacting us! Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate is a foaming agent in —. Just to clarify, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate has not been sulfated in the production process which makes it free of sulfates. Even though it may sound alike, it is not a Laurel Sulfate. Sulfosuccinates are the sodium salts of alkylester of sulfosuccinic acid not sulfuric acid. Sulfates are salts of sulfuric acid. This surfactant is a very mild surfactant and can be found in many sulfate free shampoos that are on the market today. We use approximately 21%. Have a great day!Sincerely,Customer Service Department…Vogue InternationalA 21% Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate solution would be comparable irritation-wise to a 4.2% Sodium Lauryl Sulfate solution. I think the average drugstore shampoo contains about 10% SLS. If I’m right, that means Organix shampoos are less than half as irritating as the average SLS-containing shampoo.” -http://kittenish.onsugar.com/Disodium-Laureth-Sulfosuccinate-vs-Sulfates-6216981 Cocamidopropyl Betaine…”Cocamidopropyl BetaineSun, June 21, 2009 at 6:00 AMCocamidopropyl BetaineEWG Risk Score: 5 (What’s EWG?)…What is it:Cocamidopropyl Betaine is a surfactant. (Surfactants give shampoos and detergents their cleansing and lathering properties.) It’s derived from coconut oil and Dimethylaminopropylamine.Why it’s a risk:Cocamidopropyl betaine is a known skin, eye, and lung irritant. Additionally, at high temperatures and under acidic conditions, it can form carcinogenic nitrosamines. Types of products that use this ingredient:Shampoo, body wash, dish soap, bubble bath, scrubs” -http://chemicaloftheday.squarespace.com/todays-chemical/2009/6/21/cocamidopropyl-betaine.html Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine…”Today’s Chemical:Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine (aka, coco hydroxysulfaine).EWG Hazard Score:0What is it:Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine is similar to cocamidopropyl betaine. It is a synthetic detergent used also as a foam booster, thickener, and anti-static agent. What are it’s risks:Like cocamidopropyl betaine, it can be a strong skin allergen. (Source)Steph’s Opinion:There is only ONE published study regarding the safety of this ingredient. The MSDS sheet is also not made public. Although the database scores it as a 0, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s safe–it’s just means that there is no data on the ingredient. So, while it doesn’t have a history of being harmful, it also doesn’t have a history of being safe. If you have skin sensitivies, eczema, reactions, and such, I would personally suggest avoiding this ingredient. “