be chemical free – cosmetics & personal care products

 

Your skin is your largest organ of elimination, and everything you put on it ends up inside you.

When you clean and groom your body, a significant amount of the substances you use on your skin are absorbed. And every day, people unknowingly expose themselves to harm. 

If you wear cosmetics, you may unknowingly be applying over one hundred different chemicals on your skin.

Everyday personal care products such as soap, shampoo, body lotion, toothpaste, deodorant, and perfume also contain synthetic chemical ingredients that are proven to be harmful to health. 

Some are known to be cancer-causing, while others have been shown to contribute to hormonal disruptions • headaches • allergies • skin complaints • depression • chronic fatigue • learning disabilities • hyperactivity • and irritability. 

There is also widespread concern about ‘the chemical cocktail effect’ – the long term effects of absorbing a combination of chemicals used in manufacturing cosmetic and personal care products.

How this is even allowed is mind-boggling, and it’s not going to stop until we demand manufacturers make safe products. The best way we can be heard is to talk with our money and not buy them.

It’s worth your wellbeing to investigate and decide whether the risks involved in using products containing toxic ingredients outweigh what you think they do for you. 

There are two great websites you can investigate chemicals in the products you use:

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics www.safecosmetics.org
Skin Deep Cosmetics Database www.ewg.org/skindeep

One of the healthiest things you can do for yourself and your family is ‘be chemical-free’ and avoid synthetic chemicals that are hazardous to health.

because your health is worth protecting!

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