Sulfur is present in common household items such as matches, powdered laundry detergent, insecticide and plant fungicide. It is used in skin and personal care items and cosmetics.
Sulfur is used in hair and body cleansing products, face creams and hand lotions. It is also used in skin products to help reduce facial blemishes and control dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis and psoriasis. A laxative prescribed for cleaning out the bowel before medical tests contains sulfur in the form of sodium sulphate. Sulfur is added to hair products to increase body, suppleness and sheen and improve the texture of hair damaged by chemical treatments. Dietary sulfur can also be found in the food people eat, such as eggs, meat, fish, garlic, onion, dairy and beans.