There are many avenues for exposure to toxins and chemicals beyond the food that you eat. Lifestyle choices are a critical factor. You can wholeheartedly support eating traditional foods yet continue damaging your health in other ways.
Why protect your health via the food you eat only to turn around and sit in a stew of chemicals you’d never swallow? Why go to all of the trouble of making all your own organic baby food at home but continue buying baby shampoos with known carcinogens?
Your skin is the largest organ of your body. You might have noticed it is commonly said that if your infant won’t take cod liver oil or objects to the taste, you can rub it on their skin and they will absorb it. Why? The skin absorbs what is placed on it just as your stomach absorbs what is placed in it. So why slather your infant with CLO only to turn around and wash it off with a toxic-laden, chemical soup?
Why not eat the boxed and processed foods if you’re going to turn around and wear chemical-laden make-up, bleach your hair and get your nails done with commercially available products containing lead and known carcinogens?
I wholeheartedly understand that change in a process and you don’t go from a standard American diet to an organic mama overnight. As your run out of personal care products, switch to comparable items with better ingredients. So in an effort to help narrow the staggering field in which products are workable, let’s name some names.
If you wouldn’t put it in your mouth, don’t put it on your skin
Switch to more natural baby products. Good examples are Hugo Naturals, California Baby and Earth Mama Angel Baby.
Dye your hair? Consider henna. Henna isn’t just for red hair. You can use henna along with other herbs to die your hair any color from blonde to black and everything in between. As you can see in the right sidebar, I naturally have dark brown hair.
Paint your nails? Consider phalate free brands such as Priti.
Wear make-up? Consider an additive-free mineral make-up such as Afterglow. I use Eco Bella mascara and Afterglow for the rest of my cosmetics, including lipstick. While they are more expensive than mass produced brands, they last longer.
For most personal care products, there are natural alternatives that work. Over the next few weeks, I’ll cover what personal care products we use and we’ll even include some tutorials and pictures on how to use them.
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