You know it’s all about the baby steps over here – so I’m writing at Life Your Way today about some icky chemicals to look out for, in case you’re still making the shift to all homemade, DIY natural body products and personal care schtuff.
Oh wait – that’s me too. I just can’t make everything! So it’s pretty awesome to know what to look for on commercially produced labels to make sure you’re keeping your skin, body, and family safe from some of the most potentially harmful chemicals while still keeping your sanity and holding your to-do list at 329 instead of 343, right?
Here’s a bit from the post:
If you were really a hippie, you wouldn’t need this post.
You know what I mean – the stereotype of the “green and crunchy” woman – no makeup, long hair, undyed and untreated, hairy armpits and legs.
Other than soap to wash her hands, that imaginary gal in the gypsy skirt and sandals doesn’t really use any personal products to speak of, so she has no worries about toxins.
But you – you might want to wear makeup sometimes. Washing your face nightly may be a non-negotiable routine. And you might even want to shave your legs, at least in the summer.
Shoot, even the uber-crunchy gypsy girl probably brushes her teeth once a day, so maybe she does need to learn to read labels.
When you’re talking about finding healthy food, a lot of people recommend avoiding foods with ingredients you can’t pronounce.
Unfortunately, especially if you’re trying to baby-step your way out of the worst of the commercial personal products but don’t have the time to go DIY or the money to buy the top-of-the-line expensive “natural” brands, you’re going to have to learn to read labels. There will be plenty of words you can’t pronounce (82,000 different ingredients in personal care products), but some are worse than others. Most of the time, toxic ingredients in the products we put on our skin and in our hair may hurt us, but they’ll only potentially cause cancer or disrupt your hormones, which messes with the reproductive system. That’s all…
In the interest of baby steps today, we’ll just tackle 3 of the nastiest toxins that are often in personal care products and find out why you should kick them to the curb.
Note: The Spa Party Package ended last night, but I’m still working on taking everything down. If you are bummed you missed it after reading this post, you might be able to click HERE and still find it available, depending on when you’re reading this…
Redmond Giveaway Winners
Speaking of getting the toxins out, the Redmond company is a great one for clean ingredients. Their new soap is great!! Three lucky KS readers won all three scents of Earthcure, Redmond’s foaming soap. Congrats to:
- Betty Horn
- Lynn – lag@sho…
- Sandy Scott
If you didn’t win, use the coupon code Kitchenstew (case sensitive) for 15% off anything in the Redmond store, starting with the soap. (coupon good through March 1st, 2015)
Winners, please email katy at kitchenstewardship.com with your mailing address within 48 hours to claim your prize, and enjoy the mail!