For some work on my pitch (gotta work on the business too ladies) I started researching the number of chemicals in our everyday skincare products. I knew that natural is better, but what I didn't know is just HOW MUCH better. I was blown away by some of the stats and needed to share them with you.
Firstly, I found this research from America. The report was based off research from the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
Women Apply an Average of 168 Chemicals on Their Bodies Every Day
168!!! Shocking right?
"Some of these chemicals are completely harmless, but others are endocrine disruptors, carcinogens and neurotoxins, most of which have not been independently reviewed for safety before hitting store shelves"
What I think is most concerning is the fact that as we're using this products we're doing it filled with a sense of wellbeing. We're doing it to improve our self, our health and wellbeing and probably with a sense of selfcare in mind. But these chemicals can be having a counter effect.
What you put on your body (as well as in your body) is SO important!
The research out there is very in-depth but some snippets for you,
Web MD- June 15 2021 mention...
In humans, exposure to some of these chemicals has been associated with impaired immune function, certain cancers, increased risks of diabetes, obesity and endocrine disruption,” Sunderland said. “They appear to be harmful to every major organ system in the human body.
Holland & Barrett discuss that...
Big brands hide some nasty chemicals in their products behind clever advertising campaigns. This means a lot of people use products containing potentially harmful toxins without even realising it.
Even before this research I made the switch with all of my skincare products. I only ever use natural products on my skin, I use my own soap, bath salts, body butter & shampoo & conditioner bars.
Along with that I use natural toothpaste & deodorant. I use vegan makeup and I'm still on the look out for more natural/vegan make up brands.
When you use natural products you can...
🍃 Benefit from what is absorbed into your bloodstream rather than fear it.
🍃 Enjoy nutrients from natural ingredients.
🍃 Improve/cure skin conditions.
🍃 It's easier to achieve a natural glow, you're not messing with your balance.
🍃 Also, you're doing your bit for the environment, crucial at the moment.
I'll be talking more about what chemicals to watch out for in future posts but for now some tips on how you can start to make the switch (with ease) to more natural products.
🍃 Swap shower gel for a natural soap (and a soap bag to prevent waste). You reduce your plastic and the possible risk of using SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate)
🍃 Indulge in bath salts this winter, so not only will you enjoy the benefits of a peaceful bath but you will enjoy added benefits such as muscle ease, calm or sleep support.
🍃 Swap shampoo for a shampoo bar (and conditioner) saving two bottles and reducing your risk of exposure to SLS, ammonium, sodium laurel sulfate...the list goes on.
🌟 If you're still stuck, think this... would I eat it? If the answer is no, probably shouldn't put it on your skin. Our skin is the biggest organ in the body and super absorbent.
If you're thinking of making the switch, just start with a couple of products. You'll soon find the mix of scents and essential oils you love.
Click here to try one of our natural soaps, we've all got to start somewhere! You can take it from there, feel free to email me with any questions.