It’s amazing how we can be so in touch with our health in some ways, but overlook other just as crucial factors.
The average woman puts 515 different chemicals on her body each day. From shampoo to eye-liner, its truly scary when one takes a deeper look at the ingredients being smeared all over the skin and hair. 60 per cent of what is applied to the skin is absorbed into the body.
I think this image helps bring home the message: we do not need to poison our body in order to look beautiful. Look for products that use natural, organic ingredients. It’s usually the case that you will need to venture out and try new brands, since the well-known beauty brands are not known for avoiding including chemicals in their products.
Be picky in which products you choose to give your money to! Where you put your money is a vote to the kind of world you want to live in. It’s your body and you deserve to be healthy, happy, and look great!
Here are some of my favorite organic and cruelty-free companies / products:
- Gourmet Body Treats: An organic make-up company that’s perfect for women with sensitive skin. Their products are never tested on animals, they are 100% eco-friendly, certified vegan, and contain no synthetic chemicals. gourmetbodytreats.com
- Juice Beauty: My favorite face lotion and fruit stem cell Eye Cream! http://www.juicebeauty.com
- Lafe’s Natural Crystal Organic Deodorant: I have been using it for two years now, works amazingly well and lasts FOREVER. There is no website affiliated, but it’s sold at any Whole Foods or natural store.
- Alba Botanica: Hair care, my favorite shampoo and conditioner. It smells delicious! I think it works just as well as other products, especially the volumizing line. They carry other products too including Lip, Body, Face, and Sun care. http://www.albabotanica.com/
Let me know what you think! Enjoy!