I have multiple chemical and food intolerance, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. I've been on the low chemical diet for many many years - makes a huge difference to my fibromyalgia and also to CFS brain fog.

I just wanted to let you know that I do not find SLS* a safe chemical. If I have toothpaste that contains it, I immediately get lots of mouth ulcers. If I wash my hair with a product that contains it I get a very itchy scalp that gradually worsens the longer I use it. 

Some of the products that are similar to SLS but that are considered safer than SLS also cause me problems, only not as severe. The only one shampoo I'm coping with now is Ego QV gentle hair shampoo. The only toothpaste I've found that I tolerate is Weleda Calendula toothpaste. I'm not sure the calendula is safe, but it smells pretty mild and I don't notice an increase in my symptoms after using it. It is fluoride free. - Lesley

*sodium lauryl sulphate, used to turn liquids into a foam in things like toothpaste, body wash, soaps and detergents. See separate blog post Do you know the difference? - sulphites or sulphates, SLS or SLES