Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Color Code on Tubes Warns of Danger

"Good to know! Learn how to read the markings on all tubes so you can check what you are using before you use it." 

Imagine if at a glance, you could see how natural that toothpaste you're about to use really is? According to this image and others like it, it's as simple as that. On the tops of most tubes you will find an colored square, usually of only a handful of colors: red, blue, green, and black. Are these really secret markers allowing you to tell just how natural that cream or toothpaste is? 

Nope, not at all. If anyone has seen shows like "How It's Made", you probably already can guess the answer. Those "color code" makers are actually just color markers to let the sensors know where to cut and crimp the tubes in manufacturing, nothing more. In fact it's already been busted by snopes. And as they say, if you really want to know what's in the produce you're using, reading the ingredients label might be a tad more helpful. 


  1. Anonymous2/2/15

    I am always puzzled by people's belief in the difference between "natural" products and "chemicals". Where do they think most chemicals come from?

    1. As someone who's allergic to "chemicals" there is a huge difference. Chemicals are synthetic, they're fake, man made. Products made with "chemicals" or as I like to put it "chemicals without a botanical source" are made that way because its easy, cheap, and quick. If you go look at some ingredients in some of the "natural" brands of beauty products (Burt's Bees, Shea Moisture, etc.) you'll find that a lot of them have a source in parenthesis stating where the chemical came from. Which is fantastic for me. Because the Synthetic Chemicals literally burn my skin, cause hives, and in the case of synthetic fragrance, close up my throat and throw me into anaphylactic shock. So I thoroughly read the ingredients, and I always will. Because the difference between "natural" and "chemical" is life and death for me.