Friday, September 10, 2010

Why I LOVE Whole Foods...Let me count the ways. :-)

I continually bug my friend Lynda with questions.  Questions about...is this product clean...is this product safe.  I asked her the other day if there was somewhere I could go to get this info.  She referred me to Whole Foods website http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/.  So, I just visited their web site (AWESOME recipes on there by the way) and found the following information. 

(My "lover of Excel brain" is going to create a spreadsheet that all you have to do is type in the name of the ingredient you are looking for to see if the ingredient is on WF unacceptable list.  Email me if you are interested in receiving the Excel file.  kboughman@sbcglobal.net )  Now, there is no more wondering...is this OK to buy?...I have the list of no no ingredients to follow.

We cannot depend on the Cosmetic Database http://www.cosmeticdatabase.com/, they do not keep their database current and they combine natural/essential oils/fragrances with the artificial/synthetic fragrances, which GREATLY skews data.  You can still use it but research the fragrances first.  For example, Burt's Bees mostly uses essential oils for their fragrances but the Cosmetic Database lumps synthetic with the essential oils, so Burt's has some pretty bad numbers, which are not true numbers.  Make sense?

See below....see why I LOOOOVE Whole Foods...


Unacceptable Ingredients for Food

Generated on September 8, 2010
 The following list contains ingredients that Whole Foods Market finds unacceptable in food products.  (We reserve the right to change this list at any time. Please note that creating a product with no unacceptable ingredients does not guarantee that Whole Foods Market will sell it. This list is intended for illustrative purposes only. If you are interested in selling your product to Whole Foods Market, please contact a WFM buyer.)


acesulfame-K (acesulfame potassium)
acetylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
ammonium chloride
artificial color
artificial flavors
aspartame
azodicarbonamide
benzoates in food
benzoyl peroxide
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
bleached flour
bromated flour
brominated vegetable oil (BVO)
calcium bromate
calcium disodium EDTA
calcium peroxide
calcium propionate
calcium saccharin
calcium sorbate
calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
caprocaprylobehenin.
certified colors
cyclamates
cysteine (l-cysteine), as an additive for bread products
DATEM (Diacetyl tartaric and fatty acid esters of mono and diglycerides)
dimethylpolysiloxane
dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)
disodium calcium EDTA
disodium dihydrogen EDTA
disodium guanylate
disodium inosinate
EDTA
ethyl vanillin
ethylene oxide
ethyoxyquin
FD & C colors
foie gras
GMP (disodium guanylate)
hexa-, hepta- and octa-esters of sucrose
hydrogenated fats
IMP (disodium inosinate)
irradiated foods
lactylated esters of mono- and diglycerides
lead soldered cans
methyl silicon
methylparaben
microparticularized whey protein derived fat substitute
monosodium glutamate (MSG)
natamyacin
nitrates/nitrites
partially hydrogenated oil
polydextrose
potassium benzoate
potassium bisulfite
potassium bromate
potassium metabisulfite
potassium sorbate
propionates
propyl gallate
propylparaben
saccharin
sodium aluminum phosphate
sodium aluminum sulfate
sodium benzoate
sodium bisulfite
sodium diacetate
sodium glutamate
sodium nitrate/nitrite
sodium propionate
sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
sodium sulfite
solvent extracted oils, as standalone single-ingredient oils (except grapeseed oil).
sorbic acid
sucralose
sucroglycerides
sucrose polyester
sulfites (sulfur dioxide)
TBHQ (tertiary butylhydroquinone)
tetrasodium EDTA
vanillin
(82 ways.  LOL)


OK, now for our body care products....hold on to your hat....
Whole Foods Market - Quality Standards



Unacceptable Ingredients to Premium Body Care
Generated on September 8, 2010
 C12-15 alkyl lactate

1,2 hexanediol

AA2G-Ascorbyl Glucoside

acetamide MEA

acrylates copolymer

acrylic acid/vp crosspolymer

aerosol sprays

AHAs

alcloxa

aldioxa

alkyl benzoate

alkyldimethylamine oxide

alpha arbutin

alpha hydroxy acids

aluminum glycinate

aluminum hydroxide

aluminum oxide

aluminum powder

amino-guanadine

aminomethyl propanol

Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate

ammonia

ammonium alum

ammonium laureth sulfate

ammonium lauryl sulfate

ammonium polacrylate

ammonium xylene sulfonate

AMP

Aqualance

artificial colors
Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate
atelocollagen
avobenzone
babassuamidopropalkonium chloride
behenalkonium chloride
behenamidopropyl hydroxyethyl dimonium chloride
behenoxy dimethicone
behentrimonium methosulfate
benzalkonium chloride
benzethonium chloride
benzophenone
benzyl PCA
betaine
BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole)
BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
Bis Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2
Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl
Dimer Dilinoleate
bismuth oxychloride
Blue WS 1430
boron nitride
Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine
bronopol
bumetrizole
Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
butylene glycol
butylene/ethylene/styrene copolymer
butylparaben
Butylphenyl methylpropianol
C 11-15 Pareth 12
C 12-14 Olefin Sulfonate
C 12-15 Alkyl benzoate
C 12-15 Alkyl octanoate
C 13-14 Isoparaffin
C12-20 Acid PEG-8 Ester
C18-38 alkyl hydroxystearol stearate
Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate Silica
capryl isostearate
carbomer
Carbowax (see polyethylene glycol)
carmine
castor oil/IPDI copolymer
Castoryl maleate
CDE (see cocomide DEA)
ceramide 2, 3
ceresin
certified colors
ceteareth 2 ¿ 100
ceteareth 5 - 20
Cetearyl Ethylhexanote
cetearyl isononanoate
cetearyl methicone
Ceteth -20 Phosphate
cetrimonium bromide
cetrimonium chloride
cetyl betaine
Cetylpyridinium Chloride
chlorphenesin
Chromaveil
Cinnamidopropyltrimonium chloride
cocamide betaine
Cocamide DEA
Cocamide MEA
cocamide MIPA
cocamidopropyl pg-dimonium chloride
cocamidopropyl PG-dimonium chloride phosphate
Cocamidopropylamine Oxide
cocamine oxide
cochineal
coco betaine
coco phosphatidyl pg-dimonium chloride
Cocoamphocarboxyglycinate
Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Rice
Protein
colloidal anhydrous silica
colloidal minerals
colloidal silver
Copolymer
Copper disodium EDTA
corn glycol
Cyclomethicone
Cyclopentasiloxane
cyclotetrasiloxane
diazolidinyl urea
dicaprylyl carbonate
dicaprylyl ether
dicetyldimonium chloride
diethanolamine (DEA)
dihydroxyacetone
diisopropyl dimerate
Diisostearyl Malate
dimethicone copolyol
dimethicone crosspolymer-3
Dimethicone glycereth-2 cocoate
dimethyl capramide
Dimethyl oxobenzo dioasilane
Dimethyl Phenyl 2-Butanol
dimethylpolysiloxane
dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)
dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline
Dipentaerythrityl
dipetaerythrityl
hexahydroxystearate/hexastearate/hexarosinate
dipolyhydroxystearate
dipropylene glycol
disodium EDTA
Disodium laureth sulfosuccinate
disodium oleamido succinate
Distarch Phospate Acetate
distearate 75
Disteardimonium Hectoride
DMDM hydantoin
EDTA
EGMS
emu oil
Equine oil
ethoxydiglycol
ethoxydiglycol oleate
ethyl acetate
ethyl diglycol (see polyethylene glycol)
ethyl methoxycinnamate
ethyl vanillin
Ethyl Vanillin
ethylene glycol
Ethylhexyl isononanoate
Ethylyhexyl Salicylate
FD & C colors
fragrance, synthetic (botanical fragrance, parfum, etc.)
Fullerenes
gelatin
germaben
germall
Glycereth-2 cocoate
Glycereth-26
glycereth-7 cocoate
Glyceryl
(tetradecanoate/hexadecanoate/octadecanoate/rici
noleate/eicosadioate)
glyceryl isostearate
glyceryl polyacrylate
Glyceryl rosinate
glycolic acid
Guaiazulene
Hexadecanol
Hexadecyl Isononanoate
Hexahydroxystearate/ Hexastearate/Hexarosinate
hexyl laurate
hexylene glycol
homosalate
human placental protein
Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl
Silanetriol
hydroquinone
hydrotalcite
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl
Taurate Copolymer
Hydroxyethyl Soyamide
Hydroxyethyl urea
Hydroxypropyl Polysiloxane
imidazolidinyl urea
iodopropynyl butylcarbamate
IPDI
Iselux LQ
Isobutane
Isoceteth-20
isocetyl isostearate
Isocetyl Stearate
Isododecane
Isohexadecane
Isononyl Isononanoate
Isopentane
isopentyldiol
isopropyl methylphenol
isopropyl myristate
Isopropyl phenyl dimethicone
Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate
Isostearyl Isostearate
kojic acid
lactamidopropyl trimonium chloride
lactic acid
Lauramide MEA
Laureth-7
laurethsulfosuccinate
Lauryl Amidopropyl Betaine
lauryl glucoside betaine
Lumiskin
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate
Magnesium Myristate
MEA-containing ingredients
Melanin
methoxycinnamate
Methyl Gluceth-10
methyl glyceth-20
methyl glycol
methyl nicotinate
Methyl Propanediol
methyl rapeseed extract
Methyl soyate
methylchloroisothiazolinone
methylisothiazolinone
methylparaben
methylsilanol mannuronate
microcrystalline wax
mineral oil
myristic acid
myristyl alcohol
myristyl ether sulfate
Myristyl Lactate
myristyl myristate
nanotechnology ingredients
nitrocellulose
nonoxynol 10
Nylon-12
octadecanol
octinoxate
octisalate
octocrylene
Octyl dimethyl PABA
Octyl Dodecyl Neopentanoate
octyl methoxycinnamate
Octyldecanol
Octyldodecanol
Oleamidopropyl dimethylamine
Olefin Sulfonate
oleth (2-50)
oleth-20
oleth-3-phosphate
oleyl betaine
Oleyl Oleate
oxybenzone
P-phenylenediamine
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid
panthenyl ethyl ether
panthenyl triacetate
Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (see PABA)
parabens
paraphenylenediamine
parfum
parsol
PCA-ethyl cocoyl arginate
pearl powder
PEG (see polyethylene glycol)
PEG 35 (stearate) castor oil
PEG-10 Sunflower Glycerides
PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate
PEG-150 distearate
PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate
PEG-20 glyceryl triisostearate
PEG-20, 100 stearate
PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil
Peg-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate
PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric glycerides
PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate
PEG/PPG-20/15 dimethicone
pentaerythrityl distearate
Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl
Hydroxyhydrocinnamate
Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl
Hydroxyhydrocinnamate
Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate
pentaerythrityl tetrastearate
Pentasodium Pentetate
pentylene glycol
petrolatum
phenyl-butyl-nitrate
phenylbenzimidazole-5-sulfonic acid
Phenylpropanol
phenyltrimethicone
phthalate
placental protein
polaxamer 335
polyacrylamide
Polyacrylate-13
Polybutene
Polydecene
Polyethylene
polyethylene glycol (PEG)
Polyglyceryl -10 Behenate/Eicosadioate
polyglyceryl -2 dipolyhydroxystearate
Polyglyceryl Methacrylate
polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate
Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate
polyglyceryl-3 stearate
Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate
polyimide 1
polyisobutene
polypropylene glycol
Polyquaternium 7, 10, 11
Polyquaternium-51
polysilicone-11, -15
Polyurethane-14
polyvinylpyrrolidone
potassium alum
Potassium C12-13 Alkyl Phosphate
potassium iodide
Potassium Myristate
PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer
PPG-15 stearyl ether
PPG-30
propanediol
Propyl Gallate
propylene carbonate
propylene glycol
propylene glycol alginate
Propylheptyl Caprylate
propylparaben
Providone (see polyvinylpyrrolidone)
PTFE (teflon)
pvp/eicosene copolymer
pvp/va copolymer
quaternium-15
quaternium-18
Ricinoleylpropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate
salicylic acid
Silanetriol
Silica Dimethyl Silylate
silica silylate
silver citrate
simethicone
soapstone (see talc)
sodium acrylate
sodium bisulfite
Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate
sodium cetearyl sulfate
Sodium coco-sulfate
sodium cocoyl sulfate
Sodium Erythorbate
Sodium fluoride
sodium hydroxymethylglycinate
sodium isostearoyl lactylate
sodium laureth sulfate
Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate
Sodium Lauryl Glucosideoxyacetate
sodium lauryl sulfate
Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate
sodium lauryl sulfoacetate
Sodium metabisulfite
Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate
sodium myreth sulfate
Sodium PEG-7 Olive Oil Carboxylate
sodium polyacrylate
Sodium sulfate
sodium sulfite
Sodium Trideceth Sulfate
sorbitan isostearate
soyamide DEA
soyamidopropalkonium chloride
squalane
stearamidopropyl dimethyl amine
Steardimonium
Steardimonium Chloride
steareth-2, 20, 21, 100 etc
Stearoxytrimethylsilane
styrene-pvp copolymer
Styrene/acrylates copolymer
Sulfated Castor Oil
Synthetic Beeswax
synthetic fragrance
Synthetic Wax
talc
tallow
TEA-Carbomer
TEA-Lauryl Sulfate
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine
tetrasodium EDTA
Thiotic Acid
tin oxide
Tri Alkyl Citrate
tribehenin
Triclosan
Trideceth-12
Tridecyl Neopentanoate
tridecyl salicylate
triethanolamine (TEA)
triethoxycarpylysilane

Triethylhexanoin

Trihydroxystearin
trimethylsiloxysilicate
trisodium EDTA (see tetrasodium EDTA)

Trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate

tromethamine stearate
tropolone
Ultramarines
urea
vanillin
Vanillyl Butyl Ether
Water Caprolactam/VP/Dimethylaminoethyl
Methacrylate Copolymer
Wheat germamidopropyl betaine
Wheatgermamidopropyl Dimethylamine
willow bark extract
Zinc pyrithione
(423 ways. LOL)

For the Cliff Notes version that you can print and cut out go to http://www.ewg.org/files/EWG_cosmeticsguide.pdf 

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