You can get dizzy just looking at the ingredient list in personal care products. Not only is it confusing, but why, we start asking, are so many unpronounceable chemicals necessary?
Turns out...they’re not. Thanks to the work of amazing organizations like EWG (Environmental Working Group) and the Skin Deep project, you can evaluate the safety of your favorite brands.
Just a few examples:
Parabens contain endocrine disruptors and cause reproductive and hormonal problems,
Benzyl alcohol is an allergen classified as potentially toxic and harmful by the EU and Canada
Mineral Oil, made from petroleum clogs pores
Triethanolamine is a human immune and respiratory toxicant or allergen...
If you’re not so happy with your ingredient list, why not try your hand at DIY?
When you make your own stuff, you reduce your chemical exposure, you know exactly what goes in, you save money, and you reduce the use of packaging and transportation. It’s incontestably greener AND safer, and it’s so easy, I had no idea!