Toxins In Personal Care Prodcucts

Toxins are everywhere but there is a group of products that are probably the most important to swap out, giving you a clear starting point.

 

Start swapping out toxins that touch your skin

 

So what makes products that contact my skin most important?

26

seconds is all it takes

for chemicals put on your skin to enter your blood stream
2

minutes after skin contact

the chemical is in every cell in your body

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Identifying the toxins you want to avoid in your personal care products is a learning curve.  One that can be quite steep.

 

But we have a time saving tip. 

Learn the most common toxic chemicals and start with these when checking the ingredients in a product

If you see any of these you know it’s a no go and you can save yourself time trying to work out the safety of all the ingredients a product contains.

 

If you don’t see any of the big one’s you can then check the rest of the ingredients you aren’t familiar with using the chemical maze app (it’s a great resource), EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning or Their Skin Deep Guide

So what what are the toxic chemicals I want to avoid in my personal care products?

Pthalates

Pthalates

Triethanolamine (TEA) and diethanolamine (DEA)

Pthalates

Fragrance

Pthalates

Parabens

Pthalates

Propylene Glycol

Pthalates

Polyethylene Glycols (PEGs)

Pthalates

Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)

Pthalates

Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) & Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)

Pthalates

Phenoxyethanol

Pthalates

Triclosan

Pthalates

Formaldehyde