Let's check labels!

Set your standards here:

One simply cannot live a clean and pretty life while remaining unfamiliar with labels.

 

Why?  Our bodies were not designed for the onslaught of chemicals we absorb DAILY from everyday products in our home.  If you want your home, your health, and your self to be clean, it starts with labels.  

Let's keep it simple, though!  Pick just 3 items in your home at a time, removing anything that contains any of the 7 ingredients listed below, replacing it with a clean alternative.  While this is not an all-inclusive list, refusing to bring just a handful of ingredients into your home will expand your healthy environment now and long-term.

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1.

PARABENS: (methyl-, ethyl-, butyl-)

Hormone disruptor that mimics estrogen in the body.  Has been found in malignant tumors.  Used as a preservative in skincare products, lotions, shampoo and conditioner, deodorants, and soaps.

2.

PHTHALATES:

Hormone disrupting chemicals linked to lower sperm count in males and early puberty in females.  Present in 99% of urine tested.  Found in cleaners, costmetics, lotions, deodorant, body sprays, as well as vinyl flooring, plastic food packaging, and shower curtains.

3.

FRAGRANCE:

Houses thousands of chemicals protected from disclosure by trade secret laws.  Found in EVERYTHING, causes short-term lung and skin irritation, headaches, and nausea.  Long-term causes cancer, lung and heart disease, and reproductive complications. 

4.

UREA:

A preservative created from ammonia and carbon dioxide, it releases formaldehyde in the body (a known carcinogen).  Found in cosmetics, skincare, bath and body products.

5.

SODIUM LAUREL SULFATE:  (SLS)

Directly linked to liver and kidney cancers, this is a foaming agent found in toothpaste, soaps, shampoo, and cleansers.  So potent a chemical is SLS, scientists in Japan have used SLS as a laboratory agent to deliberately cause mutations in test tube bacteria, changing the genetic information found in the bacteria’s DNA.

6.

CETEARETH-20:

A penetration enhancer which alters the skin structure, allowing substances (including chemicals) to penetrate deeper into the skin.  Found in skincare, lotions, cleansers, conditioner, and baby wipes.

7.

TALC:

A clay mineral known as "talcum powder" when crushed.  A proven carcinogen, you'll find it in cosmetics, baby powder, and feminine hygiene fragrances and powders.

THINK EVERY INGREDIENT IS LISTED ON THE LABEL?
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•The Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 grandfathered in an estimated 65,000-100,000 chemicals currently on the market today.

•No safety testing was done on these chemicals

•Toxic labeling is only required if 50% of the animals tested on die or if it is  flammable

•Under the TSCA, manufacturers are protected by trade secret laws and don’t need to list toxic ingredients. 

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Sneaky nicknames:

•Sodium Laurel Sulfate also shows up as SLS, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, MEA, DEA, TEA, PEG compound followed by a number, or anything ending in -eth.

•Phthalates also show up as DBP (dibutyl phthalate), DINP (diisononyl phthalate), DEP (diethyl phthalate)

DEHP (di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate), DMP (dimethyl phthalate), BBP (benzyl butyl phthalate)

DNOP (di-n-octyl phthalate), DIDP (diisodecyl phthalate)

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