Endocrine Disruptors: Why you should avoid them

Have you looked at the back of a traditional shampoo bottle, unable to decipher the ingredients? Chances are they contain harmful chemicals that can impact our health and the planet. 

As a *Soil Association COSMOS Organic certified brand, we only use clean,  organic ingredients, free from endocrine disrupting chemicals such as Parabens, Phthalates and Triclosan. These chemicals can interfere with our endocrine or hormonal system. You will find unnecessary, endocrine disrupting chemicals in many beauty products, that don't carry the Soil Association Cosmos Organic or Natural logo.

When the ingredients we use are absorbed through the scalp, they affect the natural function of the body, which deregulates the hormonal balance. Every hair sits in the follicle, a bulb, which has a blood supply to it. This is a two-way channel. What we put on the scalp is absorbed directly into the bloodstream.

'The ingredients in certified organic health and beauty products are grown in a way that’s designed to respect nature, and enhance the health of our planet.' 

With World Health Day approaching on the 7th of April, feel inspired to care for your hair organically and switch to Tabitha JK organic high-performance hair care. Our expert formulations are nutrient rich, bursting with goodness and vitamins to nourish your overall well-being. Feel empowered by the knowledge you are no longer polluting your body, the rivers, seas and soil.

*We say no to:

  • Animal testing
  • GM ingredients
  • Controversial chemicals
  • Parabens and Phthalates
  • Synthetic colours, dyes or fragrances

... and yes to:

  • Sustainably sourced organic ingredients
  • Using natural colours and fragrances from plants and flowers
  • Transparent manufacturing processes
  • Biodegradable ingredients
  • Minimal packaging with maximum recycled content
  • Protecting wildlife and biodiversity .

What are Endocrine disruptors?

Endocrine disruptors are any chemicals such as parabens that can interfere with our Endocrine or Hormonal system. Any system in our body that is controlled by hormones can be affected by an Endocrine disruptor. You will find endocrine disruptors in many beauty and household products. 

Why should we try and avoid Endocrine disruptors?

According to Soil Association Beauty, the disruption these chemicals have on our hormonal systems, can cause many negative health effects such as:

  • Fertility issues
  • Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic disorders
  • Certain cancers
  • Immune system disruption
  • Interference with cognitive and reproductive development of babies in the womb

Source: *Soil Association Beauty

Unnecessary Hair Care Ingredients to leave behind


Parabens are a type of preservative commonly used in cosmetics. You might look on the back of a traditional shampoo and see ingredients such as 'Methylparaben' or 'Ethylparaben.' *There is evidence parabens are endocrine disrupting, even at low levels, meaning they disrupt the normal function of human hormones.


Phthalates are chemicals widely used in society to make plastics more flexible. They can be found in traditional shampoos and conditioners. According to Soil Association beauty - Phthalates are a known endocrine disruptor and have been linked to neurodevelopmental issues (Dong-Wook L, et al (2018.)


Triclosan is a preservative used to prevent bacterial growth in cosmetics. It is currently being reviewed by UK regulators for being potential endocrine disruptors. Studies have shown it has a negative impact on thyroid function. (Crofton, K.M et al (2007).

Source: Soil Association Beauty

By switching to Tabitha JK Organic hair care, you can avoid these controversial chemicals and feel empowered by the knowledge that you are no longer polluting your body and the planet.  

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