A partial list of toxins that may be found in common personal care products:
- Aluminum: found in antiperspirants and deodorants
- Fragrance: found in almost anything that has a scent
- Oxybenzone: found in sunscreen
- Parabens: found in shower products, lotion, deodorant, and more
- Petroleon (Mineral Oil): found in lotion, cream, lip balm, and skin care products.
- Phthalates: found in fragrant products such as soap.
- Propylene Glycol: found in shampoo, toothpaste, shaving foam, body washes and facial cleansers.
- Retinyl palmitate or retinol: commonly found in lotion, moisturizer, chapstick, sunscreen, and lip balm
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate: commonly found in most skincare products.
- Talc: commonly found in baby powder and deodorant.
- Triclosan: found in liquid soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent, shampoo, etc.
- Ditch the products you currently use and replace them with safer, cleaner choices.
- Read labels. Initially it’ll take you longer to shop but it’ll be worth it.
- Look for unscented options.
- Identify a supplier you can trust. Find one that carries all or most of the products you need.
Once you stop using products scented with artificial fragrance you may find it hard to even walk down the aisle in the store where these items are displayed. I do. You may be affected by perfume and cologne as well.
Body Wash Recipe
- 4 oz unscented liquid Castile soap
- 22-30 drops essential oil
Or, click the button to see how I make body wash.
The personal care products I use all come from one company. I didn’t like the time it took to search all over in stores or online for safe products to use. If you’d like to know more let’s chat.