We use personal care, home cleaning products, and plastics every day without thinking about the thousands of chemicals that are used to create them and their environmental impact. You would think our government and the FDA would protect us, right? The sad truth is, they do not. Since 1938 there have only been 8 chemicals banned in the use of cosmetics. The FDA does not require the safety testing for many of these toxic ingredients, and doesn’t make it mandatory for these companies to list all the ingredients present in a product. This allows big companies to use whatever chemicals they would like, without full disclosure and transparency. Since there is no third party regulatory group, the big companies essentially regulate themselves. In many instances they are able to market products as “all natural” or “free from” certain chemicals, when in fact might contain harmful ingredients.
We are finding out through advocacy and research that these chemicals found in everyday products are making us sick. They have been linked to endocrine disruption, neurotoxicity, reproductive toxicity, delayed brain development, asthma, ADHD, learning disabilities, skin irritation and even cancer. These chemicals also place stress on our systems and can increase internal inflammation, while killing off our beneficial microbiome bacteria, which keeps us healthy. The United States is also behind in passing new laws to ban toxic chemical use, with Europe and Canada banning many of the chemicals that we still see in our personal care products today.
The average woman uses 12 products a day and the average man 6. That means most of us are putting dozens of toxic chemicals on our bodies each day. It is never too late to make the switch to cleaner alternatives. Not only are these chemicals bad for us, they are terrible for the environment, bioaccumulating, where they end up in our groundwater, soil, and oceans. Plastics are another toxic chemical that can leach into our food and water. There any many wonderful environmentally friendly alternatives that we support. Our goal is to educate and spread the word on clean and safe cosmetics, personal care, home cleaning products, homeopathic remedies, and plastic alternatives. We can all make educated decisions that are safer for ourselves, our families and our world.
All the products that I love and use, products that can be seen here, have been carefully hand selected for their non-toxic, clean, cruelty-free, pure ingredients, and effectiveness, making them all something you can feel good about using on yourself and your family. They are so clean that all family members will be able to use the same products and a household will not need separate products for babies or young children. This cuts down on consumption, waste, and simplifies the amount of personal care products needed, leading to a more organized way of living.
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