That was a lot of information. …and I didn’t actually even scratch the surface. But I can give you this; if you are interested in becoming a bit more consumer-conscientious about what you put on your/your baby’s/family’s bodies, I suggest using the EWG’s website (even have an app) to look up your current product or a product you are considering and get their “rating” on that product…and why it got that rating. They also have a list by ratings of products by category for you to view. These companies cannot “buy” their place in rankings. ;-) The link for their Skin Deep website is here: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ Go check it out! Their main site gives information about environmental health and is very interesting too! www.ewg.org
You know what I suggest you do as you begin to make these changes? Start with being choosy about those products that you leave on your skin daily versus those that only temporarily linger on your skin. So, scrutinize your body lotions, creams, facial moisturizers, cosmetics, etc. first! These are the products whose ingredients will have the most impact on health affects in your body. Smart move, huh?! ;-) Then, after you have become a confident, clean-ingredient connoisseur, you can move on to your cleansing products for both body and clothes/home. If you have a baby, PLEASE take a moment to check the ingredients of the baby products you are using…you would be surprised at what you can find in some brands of baby products.
I will say, that once you begin to look and find the products that are more organic, you will find that you love the natural fragrances, feel and effects of what the combination of these God-given ingredients can do for your skin and body! And, you know we have a WONDERFUL resource right here in Van Alstyne! Visit Rain Lilies! If you need suggestions on types and brands of products, ask me! I have tried many and have some great resources as well! Here’s to your happy, healthy, non-hormone-disrupted, youthful skin!!
Lauri Armstrong, Degreed Dietitian & Nutritionist, CLT, Adv PFT.
Armstrong Body Systems.com