TOP 10 UNTOUCHABLES IN COSMETICS/HOME PRODUCTS
What you put on your skin can go into your body to affect your
health and sense of well-being, either negatively or positively. Your SKIN
is your most important immune defense barrier as well as your largest organ
for eliminating waste. Commercial products containing petroleum ingredients
can plasticize your skin, making germs more likely to get in and toxins less
likely to get out.
Everyday we use products that we think are safe; but the truth
is that products are NOT always safe and manufacturers don’t have to tell us
so. Ever since 1938 – when the FDA granted self-regulation to the
cosmetics industry- such products can be marketed without governmental
approval of ingredients regardless of what tests show. Most of the 25,000
chemicals have not been tested for long-term toxic effects.
In a typical day, you may be exposed to over 200 chemicals, many
of which are suspected of causing cancer or disrupting hormones.
START READING LABELS:
READ THE WARNING ON YOUR TOOTH PASTE BOX:, Warning if using over a pea size
of tooth paste in children under 6 , call poison control immediately.
Alternative: # 3687 KidScents Toothpaste and for adults Dentarome Thieves
Deodorant, 40 to 75% propylene glycol and aluminum??? How good can this be
around your lymph nodes? Alternative: AromaGuard # 3753 all natural
All synthetic fragrances are the #1 spin for allergies. Young Living
essential oils are not synthetic as they have not been cut with any
chemicals unlike most oils on the market today.
Triclosan in most anti-bacterial soaps is a lethal toxin. Is this on your
cutting board and counter tops? Alternative and highest choice: Thieves
Baby Bath by J & J, 3 time winner American Baby Best of the Year Award ;
Warning: Keep out of reach of children. Do not use without consulting a
doctor. If child has asthma or allergies or if there is a family history of
either, SERIOUS BREATHING problems could occur.
Highest choice alternative: KidScent line of products; Common Sense
Caution, Keep out of reach of children to prevent messy spills. Shampoo,
Bath Gel, lotion, TenderTush
VITAMINS: # 1 Pediatricians’ choice FLINTSTONES contains FD & C Red # 40,
FD & C causes allergies, hyperactivity and thyroid tumors. Yellow #6
Aluminum Lake, causes rinitus(runny nose), bronchial constriction,
chromosome damage and kidney disfunction. FD&C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake,
according to www.mercola.com may cause hyperactivity, seizures, brain tumors
and the aspartame is an excito-toxin causing many brain disturbances and
weight gain. (ladies do I have your attention) This has been called the new
“Crack”, highly addictive.
Highest choice alternative: KidScents Mighty Vites vitamins and if the
kids eat the whole bottle you do not have to call poison control.
START CHECKING ALL PRODUCT LABELS!
AVOID THESE HARMFUL, HAZARDOUS “TOUCH-ME-NOT” INGREDIENTS!!!
Alcohol, Isopropyl (SD-40): a synthetic that is a very drying and
irritating solvent. It strips your skin’s moisture and natural immune
barrier. It is made from propylene and is found in many skin and hair care
products. Fatal/coma: if one ounce or less is ingested.
DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (monothanolamine), and TEA (triethanolamine):
hormone –disrupting chemicals that can form cancer causing nitrates and
nitrosamines. Already restricted in Europe due to known carcinogenic
effects, but Americans may be exposed 10-20 times per day! Creates foam in
shampoos, shaving creams, bubble baths.
DMDM Hydantoin & Urea : just two of many preservatives that often release
formaldehyde which may cause joint pain, skin reactions, allergies,
depression, headaches, chest pains, ear infections, chronic fatigue,
dizziness, and loss of sleep. Exposure may also irritate the respiratory
system, trigger heart palpitations or asthma, and aggravate coughs and
FD & C Color Pigments: synthetic colors made from coal tar containing heavy
metal salts that deposit toxins onto the skin, causing skin sensitivity and
irritation. Animal studies have shown almost all of them to be
carcinogenic. No alternative .
Fragrances: Fragrance on a label can indicate the presence of up to four
thousand separate ingredients, many toxic or carcinogenic. Number one cause
Mineral Oil: a petroleum by-product that coats the skin like plastic,
clogging the pores and interferes with skin’s ability to eliminate toxins.
(Baby oil is 100% mineral oil)
Propyethylene Glycol (PEG) : a potentially carcinogenic petroleum ingredient
that can alter and reduce the skin’s natural moisture factor.
Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycol: petroleum by-products that act
as surfactants (wetting agents) with solvent properties. They penetrate the
skin and can weaken protein and cellular structure. The EPA considers PG so
toxic that it requires workers to wear protective gloves, clothing and
goggles to dispose of any PG solutions in toxic waste dumps.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES): detergents and
surfactants that pose serious health threats. Used in car washes, garage
floor cleaners and engine degreasers and 90% of personal care products that
Triclosan: a synthetic, “antibacterial” ingredient. The EPA gives
triclosan high scores as a risk to both human health and the environment.
Triclosan is classified as a chlorophenol, a class of chemicals suspected of
causing cancer in humans. Its manufacturing process can produce dioxin, a
powerful hormone-disrupting chemical with toxic effects measured in the
parts per trillion; that is only one drop in 300 Olympic-size swimming
pools!! Hormone disruptors pose enormous long term chronic health risks by
interfering with the way hormones perform by changing genetic material,
decreasing fertility and sexual function and fostering birth defects. Its
use is widespread in popular antibacterial cleansers, toothpastes and
Alternative: Thieves household cleaner
When I check through the ingredients of my Young Living personal
care and home cleaning products, I do not find any of these ingredients. I
feel so blessed to have a resource of fine quality and safe products from a
company that I can trust.
Karen Balistreri, Certified Aromatherapist # 1273
www.youngliving.com/kbalist 262-236- 0085