Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Don't buy these gift sets!!

Gift sets are sold in almost every store this time of year.  They target women and young girls. From lotions, bathbombs, makeup and perfumes.  I know those beautiful gift sets & marketing can reel you in, but please watch out for yourself & your loved ones! ❤️
Our skin is our largest organ. The ingredients get absorbed into our bloodstream within 26 seconds, & even quicker for young ones who will absorb up to 50% more than an adult would as their bodies are still growing. Toxic exposures will put a child at higher risk for disease(s) later in life!
So what ingredients should you avoid when purchasing a fun gift?

šŸš«Parfum and Fragrance - these two words can hide thousands of harsh chemicals, protected by trade secret regulations 
šŸš«Butylene Glycol: found in anti-freeze & break & hydraulic fluid. It can cause an increased skin reaction in people with sensitive skin. It can also be called Propylene Glycol.
šŸš«Tetrasodium EDTA: contains formaldehyde & a known skin & lung irritant
šŸš«BHT: this fragrance has been linked to organ system toxicity & a known skin, eye, & lung irritant
šŸš«Disodium EDTA: neurotoxin linked to brain damage & liver changes in animals
šŸš«Diazolidinyl Urea: this chemical releases formaldehyde into your body. Mayo Clinic says formaldehyde can irritate the respiratory system, cause skin reactions, trigger heart palpations, immune system toxicity, & cancer in humans. Exposure may cause joint pain, depression, headaches, dizziness, loss of sleep, chronic fatigue, ear infections, allergies, & chest pains. It can also trigger asthma & aggravate colds! Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen found in some baby care products, skincare, antiperspirants, & hair dyes.
šŸš«Methylparaben & Propylparaben: directly linked to breast cancer. In mice it had weak estrogenic effects which caused damage to the sperm formation in the testes. It may contribute to sterility in males, hormone imbalances in females, and cause early puberty. A relative of methylparaben, sodium methylparaben has been banned in the E.U. Some other common names for paraben’s are ethyl-, butyl-, & isobutyl- all ending with paraben. These do not have to be labeled, so sometimes companies will not list within ingredients panel.
šŸš«Linalool can cause skin reactions & is used for cockroach insecticide.
šŸš«Ceterareth-20: ENHANCES the absorption of ALL above chemicals

So.......what can be an alternative?   You should know what I'm going to say by now, right?  Young Living! We have lotions, soaps, and makeup without the harsh chemicals and scented with essential oils that are pure. 

That’s what’s going under my Christmas tree!


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