Almost exactly a year ago I posted about how freaked out I am by toxins. Since then I DID actually pull out the lotions that had parabens listed in the ingredients, or had a list of ingredients longer than I cared to read.
I tried making my own deodorant (& toothpaste), which worked better than the store bought. That is, until it got too cold and hard (hoping it will work again in the summer, I have hyperhidrosis and am a super sweater.
I’ve gotten a little more relaxed since Christmas and started using a hand lotion that I don’t even know where it came from. I read that it had parabens but I figured I’d just use a little, and it smelled SO good!
Well, I read an article today that has again sparked my interest to remove toxins, so the lotion will be ditched.
You can read about the article here, it talks about parabens and breast cancer. It’s not that they may be causing it or even directly linked, but I do feel that women as a whole are using WAY too many products that are unhealthy and our bodies know it.
By the way, if all of you women would stop using so many products to make yourselves look good, then I could stop using so many and it would really level out the playing field. Just sayin’.
Also- I stopped using my very favorite moisturizer and swapped it for olive oil after a MOPS meeting where I had everyone making a sugar scrub. Some gals asked if it was okay to use on your face, and I said I wouldn’t, because it’s oil. Then a few other said that it was actually good to use just olive oil on your face. I looked into it, and they were right! My skin loooooves the change. Although winter winds have been tough, the olive oil is still all I will be putting on my pretty little face.
Think to yourself- What can I do to make a difference for me/my family? Then do it!
I like to use coconut oil even more than olive oil on my skin. 🙂
I have plenty of coconut oil, I should try this. I'm sure it would smell much better. I cannot stand the smell of olive oil. Thanks!