Ever wonder if your cleaning products might be doing you harm? Check out this cool app for your smart phone that can use to learn about potentially toxic ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products. Just scan the product barcode and Think Dirty will give you easy-to-understand info on the product, its ingredients, and shop cleaner options!
You might be surprised even at what is says about some of the 'green' products.
Joy! Is what you are putting on your skin promoting wellness?
Sad to say so many of the fragrances that we are exposed to on a daily basis are NOT so good for us. Chemicals in room fresheners, candles, perfumes, detergents, cleaners are doing us more harm than good.
"Synthetic fragrances are found in just about everything these days. Even seemingly harmless scents in our favorite soap, shampoo, deodorant, lotion, powder, candles, air freshener, laundry and cleaning products could be full of potentially toxic substances. For example, “Some scented candles contain acetone, benzene, lead, carbon monoxide, toluene and more.”(5) In addition to many fragrance chemicals, chloroform was found in tests of fabric softeners (8) and a room containing air freshener had a high level of p-dichlorobenzene (a carcinogen) and ethanol.”(9) Ironically, “Air ‘fresheners,’ according to the Household Hazardous Waste Project, do not freshen the air at all. What they do is mask one odor with another, while diminishing one’s sense of smell with a nerve-deadening agent.”(5)"
I have not been able to wear 'perfume' for years because they made me feel bad physically.
So excited that I can wear essential oils as a 'perfume'. There are many blends that I love and not only smell good - they provide wellness and mood benefits! Win - Win!
I only use Young Living Essential Oils. They are the ONLY company that is involved in the entire process - from Seed to Seal. Since the molecules of essential oils are so small and can enter the blood stream, I want to make sure I only use a pure, unadulterated product with NO synthetics.
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