If you are familiar with the number of toxic chemicals that are allowed to make their way into our body and household products, and the findings behind certain ingredients, then you would have a fair understanding of ingredients to avoid. It is quite a lengthy list and nobody is expected to remember them all.
Every day we are exposed to hundreds of toxic man-made chemicals whether it be through pollutants (lead, mercury, dioxins), plastics, pesticides, household items like non-stick pans and cleaning products — and of course body products and makeup.
If a product has an eye-catching list of what's NOT inside the bottle, but no ingredients list, that's an instant red flag to put it down. Labelling laws on our cleaning products are incredibly poor and companies are not required to disclose what goes into them.
Armed with some amazing tools available at our fingertips, pretty quickly you will know where to shop and the difference between clean brands and seemingly-clean brands.
There are plenty of natural, toxin-free alternatives out there, you just need to know where to look and which brands to trust. I cleaned out toxic products from my home approximately 3 years ago and replaced them with either homemade products using my wonderful dōTERRA oils, or trusted brands. As a result, I was able to drop the asthma preventatives I was on for over 15 years, and my family suffered less eczema, tiredness and allergies.
If you need guidance, please contact me to help you rid your home of nasty chemicals.
And, if you are yet to watch the award-winning documentary Toxic Beauty, do yourself a favour and delve into this eye-opening investigation of unregulated chemicals in our everyday products.
Image: Toxic Beauty Documentary