Why has Tumblr taught me more about basic living than all of my previous schooling experiences combined
I immediately looked at all the tubes in my house and OMG they’re really there D:
Okay, before you guys start slapping each other on the backs and singing high praise for finding such a pristine pool of internet information, I would like to invite y’all come closer and learn a thing.
Firstly, there is literally no way that something could be apart “chemical” and part “natural” because chemicals are supercalifragilisticexpialifucking natural. Seriously, H2O is a chemical compound.
Those little marks are actually called “eye marks” and if you look, they’re almost always the same color as some other component on the bottle. Green with the green lettering, blue with the blue lettering, red with the red label, navy with the navy logo. They match up because as the machine is printing on the tube it will also stick some ink on the edge.
Once the ink is in place, other machines in the manufacturing processes can use to help with alignment, sorting, or other minor tasks.
When in doubt, remember the words of my mother: “Anytime you see the word ‘natural,’ there’s a 99% chance it’s bullshit.”