Natural Makeup

I’ve been using natural cosmetic and cleaning products for several years now but before then, I had assumed that mainstream beauty products were safe. After all, why would a company knowingly put chemicals that are carcinogenic, interfere with our hormones, and / or disrupt our endocrine system? I still don’t have the answer to that question, but thankfully there are now lots of companies that are driven by moral, ethical values. In fact, I sense …

Natural Dental Care

There are many toxins and potential carcinogens in today’s mainstream dental care products. These include:

  • Triclosan – Endocrine disruptor and carcinogen
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) – Skin irritant that is often contaminated with 1,4 dioxane, an established carcinogen
  • Parabens – Hormone disruptor
  • Aspartame – Neurotoxin
  • Propylene glycol – Irritant linked to organ toxicity

And countless other synthetic ingredients that may or may not cause health issues. We don’t know because ingredients in personal care products …

Natural Skin Care

As I discussed in Natural Body Care, mainstream beauty products are laced with toxins that are harmful to both ourselves and the environment. These chemicals include phthalates, parabens, synthetic fragrances, formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, and other substances that have been linked to cancer and endocrine disruption. Though they may not have an immediate effect on our health, these toxins bioaccumulate over time, potentially leading to major health problems down the line.

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Natural Hair Care

Most mainstream skin and hair care products are laced with toxic chemicals that have been linked to cancer, endocrine system disruption, and hormonal imbalances. And as if that weren’t bad enough, all of these chemicals ultimately find their way into the soil and oceans, where they contribute to the destruction of ecosystems. So why should we buy these products when we can buy natural products that work well and smell amazing?

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Natural Body Care

Henry David Thoreau said it best: “Simplify, simplify.” Life is usually better when we keep things simple and look to nature for inspiration and solutions. However, the M.O. of the cosmetics and personal care industry might as well be “Complicate, complicate.” Most mainstream body care products contain long lists of complicated chemicals, several of which have been linked to hormone disruption and cancer. They are also usually tested on animals due to their potentially hazardous …