5 Beauty Products That Could Be Killing You


In this episode I’m sharing my top five products that could be killing you.  It may sound extreme to you, but these five products most people use daily if not a couple times a day, and the toxic load they carry with them is crazy!  I’m sure you’ve heard the quote, it’s not what you do once that makes a difference but what you do daily.  Well, these are products most people use all the time, making the toxic load add up over time.  What are these five products?  Deodorant, body wash, body lotion/oil, shampoo/conditioner and hand soap. I’m sharing why you need to make the switch to non-toxic alternatives, all the ugly ingredients in these products and my favorite toxic free alternatives.  You don’t want to miss this podcast!  As always if you haven’t subscribed, be sure to subscribe on my blog homepage under podcast or on iTunes.

Podcast Notes:

*For more details on my favorite Deodorants-check out my Blog Post here(All the links are there)

*My favorite body washes can be found here: Kosmatology, Acure, Plant Apothecary

*My favorite body lotions/oils can be found here: Evan Healy Body Oil, Acure Lotion, Metta Body Butter, Jojoba Oil

*My favorite shampoos/conditioners can be found here: True Botanicals, Innersense, Acure, Flourish

*My favorite hand soaps can be found here: Kosmatology, Acure, DIY Hand Wash from Wellness Mama

These are just a few of the ingredients to steer clear of:

*Petroleum, mineral oil, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate, fragrance, cocamidopropyl betaine, PPG’s, PEG’s, cocamide, butylphenyl, methylpropional, hexyl cinnamal, triclosan, parabens, DMDM hydantoin, butylene glycol, yellow 5, red 40(any artificial color, aluminum, pthalates, DEA/TEA/MEA, Ethoxylated surfactants and 1,4-dioxane, Oxybenzone, Paraphenylenediamine (PPD), and Toluene

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    December 16, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Hello, I loved this podcast! I guess I’m just having a hard time distinguishing between chemicals to avoid and chemicals that are okay. After listening, I took a shower and turned over my Acure Brightening Facial Scrub.. and I found some chemical-like names on there. What do you recommend to help someone keep track of bad vs. okay?

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      December 18, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Hi Rachel! Thanks so much for your kind words-means a ton! I totally understand. One app I really like is called Think Dirty. It really distinguishes chemicals for you. It rates everything on a scale of 1 to 10. 10 being the worst. It can be hard because they take into account everything about the ingredient. But you have to consider most ingredients are so small in the large scale. For instance with the Acure scrub it rates it a 3 but the ingredients aren’t bad and I wouldn’t be concerned. Sometimes big words can seem daunting but a lot of times it’s just the chemical name for something and sometimes it’s just a big word. Even grapefruit seed extract in products can seem really natural but the way it’s processed can affect that and it can actually not be great for you. If you ever question something please ask! 🙂

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