What To Look Out For There are at least 50 cancer-causing chemicals present in the cosmetics, cleaners, personal care products and toiletries we use every day ...
Like many trusting people, you believe that you are looking after your family through the products you buy every week at the supermarket - soap, toothpaste, bubble bath, talcum powder, hair shampoo and conditioner, face cream, lipstick, shaving cream, mouth wash.
Then there are the cleaners you use in your bathroom, kitchen and laundry - the detergents, bleaches, powders and scouring agents.
Scientific studies in recent years have revealed that the majority of the products we bring into our homes for personal care, cosmetic use and domestic cleaning contain at least one or more of the following:
What chemicals to look out for:
Hair Care - shampoo, conditioner, sprays and styling, hair dyes:
SLS, SLES, Cocamiopropyl Betaine, glycerin, quarternium, coal tar, DEA, TEA, Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Formaldehyde, Tallow, Isopropanol, BHA, Methylene Chloride, Toluene, Fluorocarbons, Phenylenediamine, Hydroxyanisole.
Fluoride, SLS, Saccharin, Propylene Glycol, artificial flavours and colours.
Aluminium, Propylene Glycol, Alcohol, Triclosan
Baby products, wipes, lotions, bubble bath, bodywashes:
BHA, Propylene Glycol, Talc, SLS, SLES, DEA, TEA, MEA, Quatenium, PEG, Alcohol and fragrances.
SLS, Propylene Glycol, DEA, TEA, MEA, PEG.
PABA, Benzophenones, Dibenzoylmethanes.
Acetone, Acetonitrile, Formaldehyde, Toluene, Isoproanol
Skin Care Cosmetics and Make-up:
Propylene Glycol, DEA, TEA, 2-bromo2-nitropropane1, 3 diol (Bronopol or BNPD), BHA, Coal Tar, Formaldehyde, Glycerine, Alpha hydroxy acids, Lanolin, Mineral Oil, SLS, SLES, Petrolatum, PEG, Bentonite and Kaolin.
If you are aware of any health problem which may compromise your general health, it is important to seek treatment. A Health and Wellness Counselor may help you, to bring you back in balance and to good health through, detoxing, healthy eating and living, create a proper diet suited for your condition, advise natural remedies, herbs, wholefood supplements and organic cosmetics.
Barbara is a qualified nutritionist offering Health, Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling. She gives Healthy weight loss advice and promotes the Mediterranean diet. She is the author of the Med Life Diet - creating healthy lifestyle habits and attitudes for life !