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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Toxic Ingredients in Cosmetics and products

Have you ever read what's in your beauty products ? I have and that is why I have stopped using most of the cosmetics I use to use . Now once in a while I use nail polish and have no choice but to use regular shampoo and conditioner since it is so expensive and not that natural here . My hand soap must have all natural ingredients due to my sensitive skin . 
Check out these links below that will help you make the decisions about how to choose your beauty products . There is so much information on this it is unbelievable . I also have a youtube channel called moominu that discusses more on these topics .
 I use regular toothpaste because I can't find natural ones on the market . I try the best I can . For using deodorant I stopped buying it and now make my own ! 
What about you , what choices are you making to be more healthier ? Please feel free to share . My blog is very reader friendly . Also do share this blog with blog friends if they are interested . Thank you !

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

http://antiagingchoices.com/harmful_ingredients/toxic_ingredients.htm

http://www.gonando.com/toothpaste.html

Toothpaste / Powder Recipes
http://www.glenbrookfarm.com/make_your_own_toothpaste.htm
http://www.naturalnews.com/028636_toothpaste_cleanser.html

For toothpaste the easiest part is to buy baking powder and mix it with cinnamon powder and or peppermint e. oil or another e. oil that will make a good taste .  I got the cinnamon idea from I book I got from the library but forgot the title since it was so long ago . If you go to the library you will be able to find so many books on this topic .
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Toxic-Beauty-Hidden-Chemicals-Cosmetics/dp/1856753069/ref=pd_sim_b_26

These books I have checked out from the library >
Recipes for Natural Beauty by Katie Spiers

Ultimate Natural Beauty Book by Josephine Fairley

Natural Beauty from the Garden by Janice Cox




10 comments:

Masha said...

i started to use handmade shampoos and such (from etsy) and my skin loves it. i can't use regular, industrial made shampoos anymore because my skin gets irritated easily.
i also check ingredients before buying any cosmetic product. i check for the irritating ingredients on the web and i have a list of ingredients that i have to avoid because they clog pores (i also have acne and a bit oily skin). almost all of the cosmetics on the market that claim to remove acne and black spots actually make them! so no wonder they don't help. :/

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Thanks for the resources! I want to start using more natural products.

The Brunette said...

Brilliant post.

I must admit I do try to buy things that are not tested on animals on the whole.

I do think some of the chemicals in some products are just terrible and like more natural things.
x

The white cabbage said...

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ciao ave

Renée said...

I love using Lush product because they aren't tested on animals :)
great post!

Ioana Liliana said...

Great and helpful post!


Fashezine

Kirsty said...

As a vegan I check labels on everything! So interesting what you find there! So many nasties!

Lisa said...

ohh thanks for the helpful links.. i will have to look into this more :)!! thanks!!

Gracie said...

Thanks for entering my giveaway :)

I'm starting really pay attention to the ingredients that are in my products. I really must check out these links. Thanks!

Siren London said...

Thanks for your post!! I heard that SKII- the extremely popular skin care brand from Japan is banded from UK,
because they used mercury! I've now not used any skin care product, and I got better skin than ever!