Safer Products for Everyone

We Deserve Better!

Until recently, I didn’t realize how many harmful chemicals are in the products I that use daily. Every time I put on lotion or sunscreen, used body wash or shampoo in the shower, or applied lipstick, I was allowing toxic chemicals to enter my body. I assumed that because we live in a highly regulated country, the products I used must be safe. After all, doesn’t the FDA monitor the ingredients the companies that use?

Then I watched a video about the amount of toxic and harmful chemicals in skin care and beauty products. I found out that when it comes to the personal care industry, there are minimal regulations. In fact, while the European Union bans the use of over 1400 chemicals, the U.S. only bans 11! What this means is that we first need to educate ourselves so that we can protect ourselves and second, we need to lobby for stricter regulations.

We deserve better! So, I’m sharing this video with you, so that you can educate and empower yourself, too.

What’s in Your Products?

So, I decided to start looking more carefully at the labels of the products I use. It was eye-opening!

This was my favorite Lavender hand wash that I had in my bathroom

As soon as I read the ingredients on the bottle, I threw it away. Luckily, I had this one to replace it with:

Much safer ingredients!

What a difference on the second picture! I love the natural coconut fragrance better in this one anyway.

Over the next few weeks, I became more aware of the chemicals in my favorite products and decided to start replacing them with safer products. I hope you will do the same. Observation and awareness are always the first steps to making positive change. Next week, I’ll share another video. This one was on Good Morning America in December. One of their correspondents did a feature on the chemicals in personal care products and even underwent lab testing and shares the results.

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Post some pictures below of product labels you’ve found in your home. The good, the bad, and the ugly!

  1. Peggy B. 06/19/2017 at 1:40 PM

    I love this. I make my own soaps and face oils with natural oils such as jojoba and add my own mix of essential oils like Lavender, Rose, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang, Geranium and a few more. I had a severe allergic reaction to Oxybenzone and have never looked back.

    1. Renae 06/21/2017 at 8:40 PM

      That’s great! I haven’t ventured into making my own products, though I have some recipes that I would like to try. I may share them on a future blog post.

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