Safe Swap – Exfoliator

Because I’ve recently added this product to my skincare regimen, I decided to look into the conventional ones that a lot of women are using. As I scoured labels, I found a plethora of Exfoliators containing:

✖️Methylisothiazolinone: Lab studies suggest this may be neurotoxic. Additional studies have shown it to be toxic during neural developmental stages to fetus, increasing the risk of seizures and visual abnormalities. The EWG also states that MI is a skin sensitizer and irritant, which means that it can cause contact allergies such as eczema.

✖️Phenoxyethanol: The product of the reaction of highly corrosive phenol with carcinogenic ethylene oxide. Not worth the risk!

✖️EDTA: This ingredient, although not toxic, breaks down the outer layer of the skin to INCREASE penetration of other ingredients. This is of major concern when toxic ingredients are part of the rest of the formula.

✖️Parfum (Fragrance): A sketchy loophole which allows hundreds of additional ingredients to hide under that single word on a label.

✖️Japanese Honeysuckle: Sounds very natural and innocent, but it contains parahydroxy benzoic acid, which is found to behave in a very similar way (with very similar molecular structure) as a paraben in the body.

✖️Parabens: Possess significant estrogen-mimicking properties that are associated with increased risk of breast cancer. These chemicals, directly implicated in breast tumors, are ABSORBED through the skin. 𝘼 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙮 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙅𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙤𝙛 𝙏𝙤𝙭𝙞𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 99% 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙨𝙪𝙚 𝙨𝙖𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙗𝙚𝙣𝙨, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 60% 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙛𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙗𝙚𝙣𝙨 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩.

☑️ Not to worry… I have a safe swap coming for you SOON!

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Fur babies deserve safe products too

Obviously I talk a lot about safe products for women, the men in our lives, and the children in our lives, but what about our fur babies? Bronté often has issues with her paw and I’m always looking for things to do to help it heal and feel better for her. This past time we did lots of Epsom Salt baths and apple cider vinegar soaks but it had me thinking about safe animal products. 

So, I stumbled upon this company on instagram and thought it was definitely worth sharing. It is called Natural Dog Company and the post mentioned 100% organic products, so obviously I wanted to do some digging to see if it was greenwashed or not. 

I’m ordering the Paw Soother, PawTection, and Skin Soother for my pups. Check out the ingredients:

Ingredients

Paw Soother | Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Mango Butter, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Hempseed Oil, Organic Jojoba, Candelilla Wax, Calendula, Cajeput, Chamomile, Natural Vitamin E, Rosemary Extract

PawTection | Organic Mango Butter, Organic Rice Bran Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Carnauba Wax, Sunflower Wax, Candelilla Wax, Natural Vitamin E, Ylang Ylang, Benzoin, Lavender, Rosemary

Skin Soother | Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Sweet Almond Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Safflower Oil, Candelilla Wax, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Organic Lavender, Chamomile, Frankincense, Myrrh, Vetiver, Organic Niaouli, Benzoin, Natural Vitamin E

So much better than the other creams I’ve found for itchy paws that contain ingredients such as:

❌ Propylene Glycol

❌ Petroleum

❌ EDTA

❌ Diazolidinyl Urea

❌ Fragrance

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