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Toxic Cosmetics

The latest research on toxic cosmetics shows that prenatal exposure to phthalates affects childhood neurodevelopment.  This study was conducted by Mount Sinai researchers, scientists from Cornell University and the Centers for Disease Control. Urine samples were analyzed for phthalates on … Continue reading

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Lavender Skin Care

Lavender skin care has been around for centuries. Lavender was commonly used in Roman baths to restore the skin. It is used today for it’s calming and relaxing qualities and is moisturizing to the skin. The essential oil is extracted … Continue reading

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Triclosan under investigation from USDA.

Triclosan (used in toothpaste, soap, and hand sanitizer) is being investigated by the USDA. The FDA noted that an animal study showed this chemical may alter hormone regulation. Children are especially at risk for this chemical absorbing into their bloodstream. … Continue reading

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sodium lauryl sulfate

Do you enjoy richly foaming shampoo, body wash and shaving cream? The reason for all that lather is the chemical sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). It is an ingredient in car washes, engine degreasers and floor cleaners. It is also found … Continue reading

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Phthalates Cosmetic

“Phthalates cosmetics” shouldn’t even be put in the same sentence. Phthalates are industrial chemicals used to make plastics. They are found in things like toys, rain coats, shower curtains, and food packaging to make plastic flexible. Companies use this chemical … Continue reading

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Body Exfoliants From Polyethylene

The cosmetics industry never ceases to amaze me. The latest news is body exfoliants from polyethylene. These are finely ground pieces of petroleum based plastic. They never biodegrade (well not for 2 thousand years) and they are too small for … Continue reading

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Shea Butter Lavender

Shea Butter lavender blends the healing moisturizing oils of shea butter with the calming and relaxing essential oils of lavender. This has been a long time favorite of many for decades. Winter time can really dry out our skin. This … Continue reading

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Olive Oil Castile Soap

All soaps are made by combining lye with oil. The differences in soap is the oils that are used to make it. Each oil produces different qualities. Olive oil castile soap is made using primarily olive oil. Olive oil is … Continue reading

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Shea Butter Cocoa Butter

If your skin if feeling dried out this winter, it’s time to start using shea butter and cocoa butter. Shea butter is extracted from the seeds of the wild shea tree in West Africa. This butter has moisturizing and healing … Continue reading

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Tea Body Wash

Tea time may take on a different meaning when you start the day with tea body wash. The antioxidant qualities have always been good for our bodies but did you know it is also healthy for our skin? Tea (especially … Continue reading

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