I hope you’ll find this as eye-opening as I did.
My friend shared an article with me that said teens were ditching chemical-laden cosmetics and switching to toxic-free products.
I couldn’t help but think of my own two beautiful girls, almost-4-year-old Samantha and 3-month-old Alexis.
Samantha is taught to make “smart work choices” at school, and to make “healthy food choices” at home. This got me thinking…
We, as parents, must teach our children how to make smart choices when it comes to personal care products.
You can read the full article HERE, but if you’re looking for the gist:
“A new study led by researchers at UC Berkeley and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas demonstrates how even a short break from certain kinds of makeup, shampoos and lotions can lead to a significant drop in levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals in the body.”“The researchers noted that cosmetics and personal care products are not well-regulated in this country, and that getting data about health effects from exposure, particularly long-term ones, is difficult. But they say there is growing evidence linking endocrine-disrupting chemicals to neurobehavioral problems, obesity and cancer cell growth.”
As for my family’s personal care choices, here are the ones I recommend:
+ Beyond Organic body care products are Certified Organic, Certified Toxic-Free, and Eco-Cert (a far more stringent certification in Europe where they’ve banned over 1,100 ingredients compared to 9 here.)
+ Mia Boutique products were created by my friend Steph — a melanoma survivor and mom of 5 — to offer chemical-free spa-liciousness.
+ Youngevity mineral makeup is the purest available. You can see for yourself in this comparison chart.
+ Youngevity has incredible aromatherapy products as well.
I encourage you to pull a ditch and switch of your own. And let me know if I can help.