What’s in Your Personal Care Products?

 

What chemicals should we avoid?

  • Sodium lauryl sulfate. Found in: shampoo, body wash, foundation, face wash, mouthwash and toothpaste. …
  • BHA
  • Triclosan and triclocarban
  • Aminophenol, Diaminobenzene, Phenylenediamine (Coal Tar)
  • Parabens
  • Polyethylene/PEGs
  • Retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate, retinoic acid and retinol
  • Petroleum distillates
  • AND MORE….

What ARE those things? Why do we think we need them in our personal care products?

Those chemicals and others cause hormonal imbalance, toxicities, reproductive health problems, and even cancer. Instead of nourishing your skin, these chemicals will disrupt your skin and overall health. Read this.

We don’t think much about those things until we or someone we know is diagnosed with cancer (and many, many other possibilities). Then you have to wonder, “how did this happen?”.  It could very well have happened because of all the stuff we rubbed onto our skin.. our shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotions, body wash, makeup, perfume, all those personal care products we bought because someone somewhere convinced us we needed them.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body.

Your skin and  your scalp ABSORB stuff. Anything that touches it. Do you feel the effects of this today? You actually might. But more than likely, it will take some time until something in your body goes haywire. Even then, the doctors won’t know what caused it because you have loaded up on toxins for so long, there will be no way to tell which chemical broke your body.

Go to this website and search for your favorite beauty products and see what chemicals are in it. This will be an eye opener for you!

www.ewg.org

 

Why I Use Essential Oils

A big reason is that right there. I decided to invest in the future of my health and STOP pouring chemicals and toxins into my body. I have not completely eliminated everything, but I have made a HUGE step in the right direction.

Essential oils are the aromatic parts of plants. What causes the aroma, the distinctive smell of the plant is a compound that can be found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. The plant’s essential oils protect plants and help with pollination. Essential oils have been used a long time in food preparation, beauty treatment, and health-care practices. The type of volatile aromatic compounds in the essential oil is what determines both the oil’s aroma and its benefits. Here’s more.

It would be worth considering. Maybe this is part of why you or your loved ones are having some health issues. Take some baby steps in the right direction and you can start to change your life.

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