Celebrate Earth Day
Real, non-toxic skin care and home care products
Celebrating Mother Earth with a re-evaluation of the personal and home care products we use is right this year. It’s now common knowledge that the skin care and home cleaning choices we make impact our planet. We don’t live in isolation.
Skin care products wash down your drain and into the local waterways, eventually entering the aquatic ecosystems. What accumulates in the environment affects all life, fish, foul, animals – and ultimately, comes back to our families in the form of the water we drink and the food we eat.
Some of the least eco-friendly personal skin care products include those made with synthetic fragrances and antibacterial ingredients like phthalates.
What are phthalates in skin care and home cleaning products?
Phthalates are a group of chemicals used in artificial fragrance to help enhance it and make it last. Phthalates are used “in hundreds of products,” including body lotions and body washes with fragrance, according to the FDA. In fact, when you see “fragrance” listed as an ingredient, it potentially contains phthalates. The most commonly used phthalate in personal care products is diethyl phthalate (DEP).
What is the best way to avoid phthalates in your skin care and home cleaning products?
The best way to avoid phthalates is to avoid products with artificial fragrance. The double benefit is that fragrance is a common, skin allergen so avoiding it is a two-fer, and really smart!
Chose fragrance-free products for your personal care and cut down on phthalate exposure to your body and the environment. If you would like to add scent to your life, use natural products that contain a very low concentration of natural, essential oil for fragrance. Essential oils can be skin allergens too so chose one scent that you love, and use it very sparingly in a very diluted amount.
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Tips for making a big impact reducing phthalates in your skin care and home cleaning products.
- Natural Foaming Hand Soap for every sink where you frequently wash your hands.
- Natural Shower Gel for every shower.
- Moisturizers: Keep a great moisturizer right where you step out of the bath or shower.
- Natural Face and Body Lotion: Have the entire family use it head-to-toe, and it even plays well with hairy skin!
- Natural Face and Body Butter Cream: Try a richer formula for moisture craving skin.
- Face Booster Oils: Use them alone or add a few drops to boost healing botanical oil content of your moisturizer.
- Natural Lip Balm: It's certified organic and truly hypoallergenic to prevent addiction to lip balm (aka allergic reaction to your lip balm that makes your lips feel even drier).
- Natural Home Spray Cleaner: Experience zero, bad VOC fumes to help keep your home non-toxic. It kills ants too! Go figure.
- Natural Home Cleaner Concentrate - detergent free hypoallergenic cleaner concentrate when you need a bucket of sudsy water to clean stuff.
Celebrate Earth Day by ditching phthalates. Your body, the local aquatic ecosystems and drinking water will all benefit.Author:
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