If you’re going green, always remember that what goes onto your skin, hair, and lips, goes right into your body. And that’s the nightmare of waking up to what’s going on in the chemical beauty world. There’s stuff in beauty products and hair dyes that is banned in your food because it’s carcinogenic ( it causes cancer ) but it’s not banned in your toothpaste, your shampoo, your body lotion, your face cream and your cosmetics because it’s not considered food and it doesn’t enter your body through your mouth. But consider that whatever enters your blood stream does enter your body, it just goes in via your skin and mucous membranes. Whatever goes onto your body is as good as in your body. So take care, and remember it’s a wild world out there.
At the end of the day all we can do is aim to find out, learn, and balance, as much as possible. You can only try your best, based on the best value judgement you can make, and then teach your children well in the hope that they will grow up to make wise choices.
Here are some Green Links that might help you on your way to going green :
Non Toxic Home Care
Toxic Alert ! Make your own Mouthwash !