New Non-Toxic alternatives for personal care products

We have been on a mission the past 10 years to not only remove toxins from our daily food intake, but to also remove these chemicals from our everyday products that we surround ourselves and our family with. When you really start to pay attention to the day to day products you are using or being exposed to, you will be blown away by the amount of chemicals in your path. When unstudied chemicals are used in cosmetics, bath and shower products, cleaning products, and personal hygiene items, the stakes are risky and high… and you are the one that ultimately pays the price. Many companies use ingredients that are linked to cancer, developmental problems, fertility issues, skin irritation, endocrine dysfunction, allergies, and inflammation. Many of these chemical ingredients actually penetrate the skin. Remember, your skin is your largest living organ. My rule of thumb is always this… IF YOU WOULDN’T SPRAY IT IN YOUR MOUTH OR CONSUME IT, THEN YOU SHOULDN’T PUT IT ON YOUR SKIN!  People also ingest these chemicals when used on lips and hands, and inhale sprays and powders as well.

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The personal care product industry is HIGHLY unregulated. Some of the toxic ingredients you will find are: Parabens, Synthetic colors, Fragrance, Phthalates, Triclosan, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Formaldehyde, Toluene, and Propylene Glycol. You MUST read the labels, do your research, and source out the cleanest products available. You can actually make many of your own personal care products with basic core ingredients that you probably already have around your house along with a few essential oils. There are also many clean companies I have discovered that are on the same mission as me! One of my favorites is Ava Anderson Non-Toxic products. I discovered these products when I was pregnant with my son, and have been using many of their baby products, the skin-care line (which smells and feels incredible), their lipstick and lipgloss, and their sunscreen and household cleaning products. I feel confident when using these products around my children and pets, knowing they are not getting exposed to harmful chemicals. I was pleased to find out one of my clients fell in love with these products too, and she even left her “Corporate America” job to pursue a “non-toxic” career with Ava Anderson. Here’s her website so you can read more about these healthy products and find the alternatives you are looking for to clean up your personal care routine.

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Here’s to Clean, NON-TOXIC Beauty! :-)





How to find healthy and natural personal care products

Have you been struggling with sourcing natural products to use? Trying to find the best deodorant, shampoo, lotion, makeup, baby care products, or sunscreen? There are many choices on the market these days but some are definitely safer than others. We love using the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep website tool to analyze all the products we use or are interested in using. This is actually how we found our baby care products that we are currently using with our newest addition to our family.

This website tool allows you to search by product type, brand, and even ingredients. It empowers you with the ability to truly understand what you are exposing yourself too. The number rating system makes it very user friendly to find the least harmful/least toxic product.

Here’s the link to the website: EWG’s Skin Deep Database

Be warned, it’s such an amazing tool, that once you start researching the current items you are using, it will be hard to stop! My first encounter lasted over 3 hours! LOL


What’s really being added to your water supply?

My family has worked very hard to deliver the safest and healthiest water to our home. We have done a great deal of research on the toxins in our city water supply and best ways to eliminate them. We ultimately decided on a whole house water filtration system. This way we are washing, bathing, cooking with and drinking the cleanest water possible. We also added a reverse osmosis system to our kitchen area for drinking water. Here is a great video and article regarding toxins in our water supply by Dr. Mercola. Please take a look and help bring your family safer water: Flouride in your water


The Dirty Dozen of Produce

Wouldn’t you like to know which type of produce has the highest pesticide residues? Here is a useful tool for shopping produce items. The following list from the Environmental Working Group will help you to know which items are a must when choosing to buy or not buy organic.

12 Most Contaminated Produce Items:

Peaches, Apples, Sweet Bell Peppers, Celery, Nectarines, Strawberries, Cherries, Pears, Grapes, Spinach, Lettuce, Potatoes


Toxic Beauty

Have you ever really looked at the ingredient list in your beauty products? If you do, you’ll probably be surprised at the length of the list and the fact that you cannot pronounce most of the ingredients and have no idea what they are. That’s because many of them are toxic chemicals. Personal care products are a HUGE source of toxic chemicals in our daily lives. If you wouldn’t put something in your mouth, then you certainly should not put it on your skin. The skin on our bodies is our largest organ and has a very high absorption rate… meaning it absorbs what you put on it directly into the body.

Take the next step in minimizing your toxic exposure by making changes in your beauty product routine. A great link for learning about healthy product options is the skin deep site:

Skin Deep