What are you putting on your body?
What are you putting on your children’s body?
What personal care products does your family use in your home?
- Body wash
- Face soap or cleanser
- Facial toner
- Facial moisturizer
- Chap stick
- Body lotion
- Shaving cream
- Hair mousse or gel
- Hair coloring
- Hand soap
- Baby powder
- Baby wipes
Think about it, your skin is the largest organ of your body and it is our first protection. What we put on our bodies affects us. Your skin is like sponge and absorbs everything that you put on it or that it comes in contact with. When you buy a product next time, look at the back and the ingredients that is it. You will be surprised when you found out that most of them are very TOXIC, just like our household cleaning products. If you are buying things just over the counter or at your local store it’s likely that the ingredients in them can be very harmful to your body. Also be careful with high quality expensive brands, they can be just as bad or way worse. They have linked all these toxins to serious healthy problems such as cancer.
You maybe asking yourself, how could this be? How could cosmetic/beauty industry get away with putting all this junk in our products that we use daily? Well, I have asked myself the same question and the answer is not a fair or pretty one. You must know that that the beauty industry does not have to meet any standards when making their products and they are not regulated which means no one is watching or seeing what they doing with the products on the shelves. It’s really quite scary!
About a couple of years ago I had the chance to listen to an amazing women named Susan Jeske. She is a former miss America who speaks out against the cosmetic companies. Her mission is to educate others about the dangers and Toxins in personal care products. She was outstanding to listen to and I am going to share with you the TOP 12 TOXIC list that she shared with us that you can only get by going and listening to one of her seminars…
- Benzoyl Peroxide
- PEG (Polyethylene)
- DEA, MEA, and TEA
- FD&C Color and Pigments
- Parabens (Meth, Butyl, Ethyl, Propyl)
- Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycol
- DMDM Hydantoin and Urea (Imidazolidinyl)
- Sodium Laurel Sulfate
- Suncreen Chemicals: avobenzone, benzphenone, ethoxycinnamate, PABA
Can you even pronounce any of those? Do not purchase any products containing these ingredients. Here is a video that explains the story.
Here is also a great website to refer to: Skin Deep
This is a great book you can read too!
So what is the solution? You got it, Essential Oils! Now, it not just any essential oils, because the object here is to put less synthetic chemicals on our skin, so they need to me PURE. Essential oils make it so easy to get the natural fragrance you want, all while adding a therapeutic benefit and other healing properties. It’s frugal, safe, and effortless to make your own products with essential oils.
In my upcoming e-Book you will learn all the basics to get started making all your own natural beauty products… tools, ingredients, shopping list, ect.