Have you ever looked on the back of your beauty product labels? Can you pronounce half of them, or do you know what half of them actually are? I will tell you from my own research that there are one too many harmful ingredients in most of them, unless it is manufactured by an organically minded company. I wanted to write this article in association with my other article on how to DIY your own Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Shampoo, Conditioner, Face Wash, Face Mask, and Deodorant, which you can find HERE(will post shortly).
I did not list all of the ingredients in the above listed products, but simply a few examples to show the dangers that we put on and in our bodies every day. I also listed the sites that I retrieved the information from after each one! Of course, I encourage everyone to do their own research, because at the end of the day, only you are the one really looking out for you or your family.
“The most common form of fluoride used in toothpaste and fluoride mouth rinse is sodium fluoride, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fluoride toothpaste sold in the United States typically contains between 1000 and 1500 parts per million of sodium fluoride. Because ingesting too much sodium fluoride can result in poisoning, you should only use a pea-sized amount when brushing and avoid swallowing. Symptoms of sodium fluoride include abdominal pain, drowsiness, vomiting and unconsciousness.”
“Blue 2 has been known to cause hyperactivity, chromosomal damage, nausea, high blood pressure, vomiting, breathing problems, allergic reactions and skin rashes. This chemical has been found to cause brain cancer in rats. Blue 2 has been banned in Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, France, Belgium, Australia and the British Commonwealth.”
“Benzalkonium chloride is highly toxic to fish – very highly toxic to aquatic invertebrates, moderately toxic to birds. A solution of 10% or more is toxic to humans, causing irritation to the skin and mucosa, and death if taken internally.”
“Exposure to SLS can lead to a burning sensation, coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea and vomiting, according to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) of the U.S. government. SLS penetrates your eyes, brain, liver and remains there long-term. It degenerates cell membranes because it is a mutagen that can change the genetic information in your cells and damage your immune system. It can cause blindness (scientific studies have proven that this compound damages protein formation in the eye tissue) and can lead to cataract formation. After damage to the eyes has been done, your eyes cannot heal properly because SLS retards the eye healing process.”
“Aluminum-based compounds are used as the active ingredient in antiperspirants. These compounds form a temporary plug within the sweat duct that stops the flow of sweat to the skin’s surface. Some research suggests that aluminum-based compounds, which are applied frequently and left on the skin near the breast, may be absorbed by the skin and cause estrogen-like (hormonal) effects. Because estrogen has the ability to promote the growth of breast cancer cells, some scientists have suggested that the aluminum-based compounds in antiperspirants may contribute to the development of breast cancer.”
There are many other ingredients not even listed here, but honestly, that should be enough proof for any person! If you can’t pronounce the ingredient, it probably isn’t good for you. Just a good rule of thumb to think about with any ingredient you ingest or put on your body, food included. So, how to fix this? You DIY IT! And it is super easy! Vote with your dollar and live self reliantly. The fate of you and your family’s health depend on it. Most Americans have ingested and absorbed numerous toxins since being in the womb…I can at least say that about my generation, when everything was made “cheaper and better” with no prolonged scientific studies of what the long term effects would be on humans.
We just recently made this switch to our own DIY products to hopefully decrease the number of toxins entering our bodies. The important thing to remember is that every day is a new day. The sooner you start, your chances of decreasing the amount of toxins and bad junk are astronomically higher!! You can always buy from more natural ingredient focused companies, but that can get expensive. Why not try DIY easy recipes that can be whipped up in no time!
See my next article on how to make all of these awesome products yourself with just 1-4 ingredients you have in your pantry! HERE