Have a Toxin-FREE Holiday!

Dec 17 2014     /     , ,

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It shouldn’t be stressful to shop for body care. It should be a pleasurable and completely worry-free experience. You shouldn’t have to read labels until you go cross-eyed, you should be able to trust our government and manufacturers to not allow anything toxic into stuff you spread on your skin, soak in, moisturize with or put on your face and lips.

LipBlissSadly, this is not the reality we live in. According to Gill Deacon’s research (author of ‘There’s Lead in Your Lipstick’) there are between 85,000 and 100,000 chemicals are used in the marketplace today. 85% of those chemicals have never been tested for human health impacts. Jaw dropping, isn’t it? This stat is so not cool with us, and chances are if you’re reading this, it’s not cool with you either.

You, as the consumer, have more power than anyone else to effect change. Every time you choose a toxin-free product over one that contains known toxins, it’s one small but very important win. Educate yourself bit by bit on the most dangerous ingredients out there. Making change doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Just educating yourself on the worst offenders will go a long way towards limiting your exposure.

Here are the top ingredients to avoid when shopping for body care products as well as some links that will help shed more light on why.deodorant

Sulfates (sodium or ammonium lauryl/laureth/myreth sulfate): Foaming agents found in toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel, bubble bath – may contain 1,4-Dioxane.

Learn more here: http://safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=288

Parabens (methyl, propyl, ethyl, butyl): Preservatives used in lotions, gels, shampoos, toners, deodorants, antiperspira nts & sunscreens – mimics estrogen.

Learn more here: http://safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=291

Petrochemicals / Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH): Elements found in petrolatum, mineral oil, paraffin, and propylene glycol which which are used in shampoos, conditioners, baby powder, baby moisturizers, lip balm, lip gloss and perfume.

Learn more here: http://davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/science/toxics/chemicals-in-your-cosmetics—petrolatum/

Phthalates: Stabilizers used to enhance fragrance in hair products, deodorants, body lotions, perfumes and nail polishes. NOT REQUIRED TO BE LISTED ON COSMETIC LABELS!

Learn more here: http://www.besthealthmag.ca/look-great/beauty/the-truth-about-phthalates

Visit our Chinook Centre Pop-Up Boutique before December 31, 2014 to shop Toxin-FREE and snap a selfie post on social media with #rmscpopup to be entered to win a $300 Toxin-FREE Makeover.

  1. Merry Christmas to everyone at mommy connections.

  2. what a great giveaway!

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