If you care about what you eat then you should care about what you put on your body. They both have an impact on your health. Are your body care products toxic? I taught a class (Herbs for body care) this week to 24 amazing women at Stratford Ecological Center, who brought in their lotions, sunscreen, toothpaste, shampoo, lipstick and more. We looked at the ingredients using an app to see if they were toxic or clean.
Your skin is your largest organ so make sure you take care of it. Find a product that doesn’t have cancer causing ingredients -You could try going all-natural by looking into the cbd + skincare options on the market, as one example. Things like formaldehyde, SLS, synthetic fragrances and preservatives. Face masks are increasingly popular but most of them are more damaging on the skin. Try looking for a face mask that is rich in vitamins and minerals, just like the firm + balance mineral mask. You want the best for your skin, especially when it’s on your face. There is no point in using cheaply made masks, only to damage the skin. Also, I personally don’t what to use products that were tested on animals.
The app that I used was Think Dirty. This app is incredible! You can download the app to your phone. It comes up with a bar that says scan products, push the bar and you are ready to scan the bar on your product. The app will then rate the product from 1 to 10. I being the cleanest and 10 being the most toxic. If you go to ingredients they will show you all the ingredients and rate each one separately if you click on the ingredient it will tell you why they rated it with the number that they did. Amazing!
Natural living ideas list 12 toxic skincare ingredients, They say, that the average woman uses 12 products, containing 168 different ingredients, every single day? Most of them have toxins in them. What we need to do is get educated! We need to read and educate our friends. Tell them to stop buying toxic products. The Food Babe has gotten companies to take MSG, colors, preservatives and more out of food, if we refuse to not but toxic products maybe they will take them out. What do you think? Natural Living ideas also
Natural Living ideas also have a great post on home remedies for wrinkles, http://www.naturallivingideas.com/home-remedies-for-wrinkles/ I think the best thing to do to look younger is not to eat sugar.
A friend of mine Cynthia also went to the meeting with me. She talked about some things that she uses to help keep the toxic products out of her bathroom and to look younger.
baileys naturals Healing salve. Cynthia gets these when she visits Florida but you can order online.
The Naked Bee Moisturizing Hand & Body Lotion has none of the bad stuff like paraben, gluten, laurel, propylene glycol, mineral oil, Laureth sulfate, artificial colors and dyes, phthalate fragrances, or EDTA. There’s no animal testing! and it has all the good stuff like certified organic aloe & sunflower oil, green & white tea, honey, hyaluronic acid, and spirulina.
References – Websites – Books
To download – THE “DIRTY DOZEN” INGREDIENTS INVESTIGATED IN THE DAVID SUZUKI FOUNDATION SURVEY OF CHEMICALS IN COSMETICS
Learn more about toxins in your products from these websites, books, and videos
- Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry, by Stacy Malkan
- No More Dirty Looks: The Truth about Your Beauty Products–and the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics, by Siobhan O’Conner
- Natural Beauty Skin Care: 110 Organic Formulas for a Radiant You! By, Deborah Burnes
- Organic Body Care Recipes: 175 Homemade Herbal Formulas for Glowing Skin & a Vibrant Self. By, Stephanie Tourles
Web sites and videos
- https://gabrielcosmeticsinc.com/brand/gabriel-cosmetics (can find at Whole Foods)
- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7v0CRFJyXKIu1dOX5EYJcw Beauty and health videos, they are great!
- https://www.goodguide.com/ Cleaning products
- BLOG Sherry Macdonald www.elitephysiquesinc.com 740-548-3637
Are your body care or makeup products toxic? What products do you use? Have you ever used an app to scan your products? Let us know what your favorite no toxic products are.
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