Safe Swap – Body WashΒ 

Let’s take a look at some ingredients you want to say no to in your

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βœ–οΈPhenoxyethanol-it is damaging to your DNA, neurotoxin-especially to babies. It is a very “green washed” ingredient.

βœ–οΈFragrance-any given fragrance mixture can contain up to 3000 chemicals and has been linked to reproductive issues, respiratory distress, allergies, and more.

βœ–οΈBHT-used as a synthetic preservative and is linked to endocrine disruption, reproductive toxicity, and many more health concerns.

There are several more toxic ingredients to look out for but these are easy to spot!

Safe Alternatives

*Alaffia (the ones that do not contain fragrance)… Click here-> Alaffia Body Wash

*Crunchi Charcoal Body Bar… Click here -> http://www.crunchi.com/jessicaderico

*Carina Organics… Click here-> Carina Organics Body Wash

*Branch Basics

Our skin is our largest organ and it has the ability to absorb up to 64% of what we apply to it and some studies have shown our underarms and privates can absorb 100%!😳

It takes a minimum of 26 seconds of some ingredients we apply to our skin to be absorbed into our blood stream. So it is very important that we pay close attention to what we apply daily to our bodies!πŸ’—

As always I am happy to take a look at an ingredient list for you to help decipher if it is safe or not!

Happy Bathing!🧼

Ditch & Switch β€’β€’ Shave Gel/Cream

Who uses a shaving cream or gel?! ❀️❀️

I personally have never been able to use a shaving cream as I always broke out in horrible razor burn every time I tried. But, when I used regular body wash my legs would itch and itch SO badly. I FINALLY found a solution in my toxin free Gentle Cleansing Bar and it is all I will ever use to shave my legs now. The gentle soap moisturizes my legs while shaving so I have zero itch after shaving for the first time in my dang life!

Chances are, you’ll use shaving products every day or every week for decades of your life. Even if it takes just two or three minutes to shave every day, this amounts to around a thousand hours of exposure to whatever chemicals are in those products or more if you use toxic aftershave or lotion after shaving.

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’» I used some market research to look into some ingredient lists… Out of three women who shared what they’re using, two contained harmful substances including but not limited to:

❌ Phenoxyethanol βž” A member of the glycol ether family and is the product of the reaction of highly corrosive phenol with carcinogenic ethylene oxide. As a result, it may contain residue amounts of both. The American Society of Contact Dermatitis lists phenoxyethanol as one of its core allergens, even in concentrations as low as 1%.

❌ Fragrance βž” A chemical mixture of over 3k components used to create or mask a specific scent. The FDA does not require the disclosure of individual ingredients used to create fragrances. Many ingredients of fragrances are associated with contact allergy and may contain diethyl phthalate.

❌ Propylene glycol βž” It is a controversial ingredient associated with skin irritation. Numerous patch tests on humans have shown that it has a very low risk of causing a skin reaction even at concentrations as high as 20%.

❌ Petrolatum βž” There is strong evidence that mineral oil hydrocarbons are the greatest contaminant of the human body, amounting to approximately 1 g per person. There have been studies done on women post delivery and scientists have found these contaminants in breast milk as well! -> The scariest of these possible contaminants is called 1,4 dioxane, an impurity found in 22 percent of all petroleum-based cosmetics that is a known human and animal carcinogen.

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One awesome gal shared that she uses Dr. Bronner’s Shave Gel and it passes with flying colors

βœ… Lots of organic ingredients

βœ… Toxin free

I personally have only ever had success with my favorite Gentle Facial Bar. It is the first time in my life that my legs don’t itch after I shave and has been a literal god send.Β 

βœ… Lots of organic ingredients

βœ… Toxin free

βœ… RSPO certified sustainable palm oil

βœ… Vegan

βœ… Zero Waste

βœ… Cruelty Free

βœ… Made in the USA

PS – have a safe swap request? Drop it below!

To learn more about the gentle cleansing bar I mentioned and get access to half priced and free products, you’ll want to hop over to my community on FB πŸ™‚ https://www.facebook.com/groups/raisingclean/ ❀️ I’ll see you over there!