And good for you making it through another week of quarantine!
If you have an interest in getting healthier and making the planet cleaner, the next few Sundays are for you! As well as some specials and new products, I’d like to share some info about the powers we have as consumers.
There are so many issues that need our attention right now. But, I’d like to focus specifically on bringing awareness to body products and herbal remedies. We buy and use so many everyday items that have ingredients in them that are detrimental to our health and toxic for the planet (both pre and post human use).
I’d love to provide you with enough information to start replacing your existing home and body products for ones that are less harmful. Maybe even look at the way you shop from a different perspective!
Although we’d like to believe it, all of the products on the shelves aren’t safe. We want to trust that there are governing bodies looking out for our best interests who wouldn’t allow harmful chemicals to be present in the products we use on our bodies and in our homes.
It’s not entirely true.
Sadly most of the tests (scientific research) done on these products/ingredients are done by private labs paid for by the companies with a vested interest in the outcome. While science can usually be black and white, the funding and intentions behind the science are not. So the findings are smudged and coerced. Harmful chemicals are allowed in smaller quantities so they’re less toxic, but still toxic.
Plus, most of the scientific research done on beauty products is done using animal testing and I don’t want to support the companies that have to test their ingredients on animals.
That isn’t to say that there aren’t poisonous plants or plants that can affect some medicines, but natural ingredients on the whole are better for us. (If you’re on any prescribed meds it’s wise to do some research and see if this is the case for you.) And, the more natural the ingredient, the better! The more processed a plant is the less “natural” it becomes. It also uses more energy and creates more pollution in the process.
Next week… which ingredients to look out for.
What natural products do you already use in the home?
What things have you learned lately that shocked you?
What topics are you still curious about?