July 31, 2015

 

 

  • It is important to lower both the amount of chemicals that you are exposed to in your cosmetics and the hazards of the chemicals used.

  • Small exposures can add up when they come from many different sources and products that you use.

  • We do not know the ef...

July 30, 2015

 

Hi Everyone,
As a continuation of my previous post "How Do I Learn about the Potential Hazards in the Products I Use?", I looked at the relative hazard of the products I was using, according to EWG.  Here goes a table with a little more detail.  It contains the number...

July 30, 2015

Getting more natural is a process.  It doesn’t have to happen overnight.  I fully intend to use up all of my conventional products and gradually switch over to more natural products.  What do I hope to gain?  -Hopefully less irritation and less risks of cancer....

July 28, 2015

 

Hi Y’all,
Now, that we’ve looked at our chemical body burden, the next question is “What are the potential hazards of the chemicals we are using?”  This is where I go to the Environmental Working Group.  They have a fabulous resource called the "Skin Deep Cosmetics Da...

July 27, 2015

Hey Everyone,
We see from my last blog post that I am exposed to a whopping 179 chemicals on an average day.  My innocent sounding lip-gloss has a total of 35 possible ingredients, most of which I am probably eating off my lips!  If I add in my shampoo and leave-in con...

July 26, 2015

Hi Everyone,
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) did a study in 2004 of how many personal care products (PCPs) an average American uses in a day.  According to EWG, women use an average of 12 PCPs, and put an average of 168 chemical ingredients on their bodies a day!...

July 25, 2015

Hi Everyone!
 I am writing this blog because of the sorry present state of affairs with regard to cosmetics and personal care products (hereafter, I’ll call them PCPs).  Currently, there are no definitions of “clean,” “green,” “natural,” or “organic.”  I believe there...

July 24, 2015

Hello Good People!
This is my first post. I decided to start this blog because of a recent incident that sparked a passion in me. I recently purchased a hand cream from a health food store. The product touted itself as being organic and having all natural fragrance (it...

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