Natural vs. Synthetic
Brand "X" Lotion: (Synthetic ingredients or chemicals are colored Red)
"Water, Glycerin, Isohexadecane, Niacinamide, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Isostearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Aloe Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Polyacrylamide, Panthenol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dimethiconol, Ethylparaben, Sorbitan Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, Polyquaternium-10, Cetearyl Glucoside, Propylparaben, Laureth-7, Peg-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Disodium Edta, Sodium Hydroxide, Stearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ammonium Polyacrylate"
(Of the 31 ingredients, 16 are synthetic chemicals! Over 50%!)
Compare this to our all natural Acai Berry Facial Moisturizer (I use this one every day since it's an all natural choice, smells yummy and works like a charm!)...
Acai Berry Facial Moisturizer: (Do you see any Red ingredients?)
"Water, Aloe vera, Shea butter, Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Olive Squalane, Glycerin, E wax, Vegetable Stearic acid, Acai berry powder, Bilberry powder, Blueberry powder, Pomegranate powder, DL-Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B), Honey, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Green Tea Extract, Silver Dihydrogen Citrate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Natural Berry Scent"
(Of 22 ingredients, 0, yep, ZERO are synthetic chemicals!)
Taking the 2 lotion samples above, remember that 60% of what you put onto your skin is absorbed. Which lotion do you think is safer?
Reading the labels of your products that you use can really be an eye-opener! We use the list on the left in our Cold process soap line (plus a bunch of other all natural choices!) since we believe that our world is so laden with unwanted, unnecessary and harmful chemicals.
It's easy to assume that items we use every day are safe....but it doesn't take much time or research to realize that even though products are deemed "safe", they really aren't the best choice and can be quite dangerous over time. These ingredients are used simply because they are easy to acquire and are lower in cost than natural ingredients. Reading the labels on the products you use and becoming familiar with the ingredients can help you make safer buying decisions for you and your family.
Until next time...thanks for reading!