Skincare seems pretty basic right? Most of us are looking for products that clean our skin and tackle any specific issues we may have. And there's PLENTY of options to choose from. The Skincare Industry is a $16.5 billion industry and growing every year.
With so many lotions and potions on the market it can be hard to know which ones to choose. Especially when we're trying to find products that will not only do the job, but will also be safer for our health. I work with women all over the country every day helping them read their product labels and come up with a plan on how to choose the safest, most effective household products that fit their budgets and these are the top 3 ways I recommend to my clients on how to choose safer skincare.
Before I list the 3 ways I suggest to my clients to choose safer, let's talk a little about why this is important. In the United States, there has not been a major federal law passed in the...
Finding an effective & safe way to disinfect our homes isn't easy. ESPECIALLY right now as we are dealing with COVID 19 and wanting to ensure our homes are as safe & clean as possible.
"Natural" cleaners most often contain the same or similar ingredients linked to health concerns as traditional products (click here to read more about the difference between clean & "green"). Not all of the safer brands are effective at killing off bacteria & viruses plus unfortunately ALL disinfectants (both traditional and natural) are in short supply in many areas of the country due to unprecedented demand.
The best solution I have found for a safe, effective disinfectant (and is actually IN STOCK) is the Force of Nature Cleaning System.
In a nutshell, this system combines water, salt & vinegar to create a proven, high-powered disinfectant called hypochlorous acid (this is actually the active ingredient in bleach). Force of...
Most people assume that green products are a safer option. And based our experience with organic foods, they really should be. But unfortunately, what's not common knowledge is, those green terms like "organic" & "natural" that we have come to rely upon for choosing our food don't actually carry over to our household products.
Due to the lack of regulation in these industry's that create our household products (for example, the Personal Care Industry hasn't had an update to the laws governing it since 1938), companies are taking advantage of the "Green Wave" we are on in food to market to consumers. So these buzzwords do not necessarily mean that the products we are buying are actually safe.
So what exactly is CLEAN and why should you start shifting towards these products instead of choosing green products?
To make it a bit easier to understand, I've broken it down to 3 major factors that you should consider when...
Does that surprise you? Would you continue to use them knowing they contain ingredients linked to asthma, allergies & cancer? Most people assume that natural skin care products are safer for health, but that unfortunately is not always the case.
Many of us look to trusted brands to help us make purchasing decisions in our home. From the laundry detergent that we use to the personal care products we choose. We trust companies to provide us with products that work but that also protect our health and the health of our families.
And in reality, most people don’t even think of the safety part… it’s just a given… we believe products we buy in the store or online, especially NATURAL skin care products, are not going to harm our health.
In this day and age of “organic” & “natural”...
I get asked this question almost every week by my clients. It's easy to understand why everyone is so concerned with talc with so many lawsuits these last few years concerning talc being in baby powder and causing ovarian cancer.
But, you might be surprised to hear that talc on its own is actually not dangerous. It's the asbestos that commonly contaminates talc that is the problem.
It's pretty straight forward. Most talc on the market has a high likelihood of being contaminated with asbestos. There are some manufacturers who are making certified free talc, so if you have a hard time finding a talc-free alternative, call the company to see if their talc is certified asbestos free.
Talc is extremely absorbent, so it's widely used in baby powders, blushes and powder foundations. Some companies are looking to...
When I first heard of laundry magnets, I was extremely skeptical. Probably even more skeptical than you are right now reading this (I am a "I'll believe it when I see it" kind of person)
I have very active twin boys and a husband who is a landscaper, so our laundry is dir-tay, with a capital D! I need a high-powered detergent to get the job done.
Before switching to the Magnetic Laundry System, we used Free & Clear, supposedly non-toxic, detergent due to my sons severe eczema.
I really hadn't put much thought into the ingredients in the detergent. I trusted that it being Free & Clear, it would not contain ingredients linked to skin irritation (I mean, isn't that the whole point?!).
But boy was I wrong! Once I learned that our cleaning supplies in the U.S. are virtually unregulated and that terms like "Free & Clear" or even "Dermatologist Approved" didn't...