After reading last post’s on David Suzuki’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ cosmetic chemcials to avoid, this is just to go a little further.
Everyday, we slather ourselves with lotions, potions and liquids from shampoos to soap to deodorant to make up. After all, we want to look, smell and feel good. But did you also know, that your skin is the biggest organ on your body and things that go on your skin get absorbed into your bloodstream. Now, it does depend on the molecular structure of the product, but since they don’t give us that information, do you really want to take the chance with some of the toxic chemcials that they do use when making these common products??? Hmmmm…….we wonder why things like cancer are on the rise? Could it be a coincidence? Now, I am not a doctor or a scientist, but I am into my health.
We don’t think that our personal care products could be full of toxins, but U.S. researchers found that one eighth of the 82 000 ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemcicals, including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductives toxins, plasticizers and degreasers. (David Suzuki)
Take a look at one of your products ingredient lists and just try and figure out what some of them are? Can you even pronounce them? Kind of makes you wonder doesn’t it??
We are not sure of why we feel certain ways sometimes, like maybe why we’re getting headaches as an example. Here are some things to think about for that. First, are you getting enough water, good water? Second, how is your diet? Are you getting enough or any live, fresh foods or is it mostly dead, over cooked or processed ‘food’? THird, what kind of products am I putting on my body? Are they full of chemcials or parfums? The negative effects of some fragrance ingredients can be immediately apparent, especially for the growing number of people who are becoming sensitive.
Again, I recommend using the KISS method, you know, Keep It Simple Silly!! I should be able to read, understand, know and say the ingredients that go into my skin care products, I may not know all of them, but I have informed myself with most of the ingredients that I should and want to stay away from.
Get yourself informed, aren’t you worth it??