How to Avoid SLES
When sodium laureth sulfate is so prevalent in personal care products today, how do consumers avoid it? Although both SLES and SLS are widely used in most soap and detergent products, it is not impossible to find a hard working soap free of both ingredients.
Soaps that are SLES and SLS free are made from 100% vegetable-based oils. Pure castile soaps, such as those from Dr. Bronner's and Kirk's Castile, are commonly available at natural food markets.
Dr. Bronner's liquid castile soap can be used as a multipurpose soap for many household uses. Dr. Bronner's soap can be used as a body wash, for handwashing, as a shampoo for people and pets, and even in your laundry. For a complete list of the 18-in-1 uses for Dr. Bronner's soap, see here.
You can also avoid SLES by making your own cleaning products at home from natural ingredients. Below are links to some helpful articles on how to make your own cleaning products.
Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipes
How to Make Dishwasher Detergent
Organic Hair Care: Make it at Home