You may not know this, but in 2015 I actually worked at Bath and Body works. I had a ton of their products and that Christmas every single present I bought was from that store. This legitimately hurts my heart to think about. I just didn’t know then what I know now.
So, let’s talk lotions today. I’ve never been someone who uses hand lotion specifically, but body creams and such are what I always used on my hands as well. One of my favorites was the French Lavender and Honey from Bath and Body Works. They are SO good at marketing these to look and sound so lovely and innocent. But when you look at the ingredient label you will find several 🚫 toxic ingredients…
🚫 Petrolatum, 🚫 Fragrance (Parfum), 🚫 Tetrasodium EDTA, 🚫 Disodium EDTA, 🚫 BHT, 🚫 Diazolidinyl Urea, 🚫 Methlyparaben, 🚫 Propylparaben, 🚫 Red 4, 🚫 Red 33, 🚫 Yellow 5
Sadly, you will find these ingredients in most conventional lotions. They come with a slew of potential health issues according to the EWG such as:
organ system toxicity
Enhanced skin absorption
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Biochemical or cellular level changes
I think I’ll pass…
OR you can switch to my favorite, which is:
🌻 Made with raw ingredients
🇺🇸 Made in the USA
🌿 Toxin- free
I feel good supporting another small business and it feels like heaven on my skin!
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