Season Johnson, recently wrote an amazing post on her blog, called Clean & Green Body Products that addresses almost all the chemicals I was going to include in my post. I say almost, because she didn’t mention two I think are super important, and unfortunately, aren’t required to be included on the label!• Works as a protective shield to the body structure • Helps to regulate body temperature • Works as a respiratory organ • Performs absorption activities by assimilating oxygen and other nutrients • Aids in elimination of toxic wastes from the body When we apply products to our skin, it is quickly absorbed into the blood stream. In fact, those toxins can get into the blood stream quicker than if we were to eat them. This is why it is just as important to use clean body products as it is to eat clean foods. In all honesty, the most difficult body product for me to replace with an all natural, clean product was deodorant. I had tried so many different ‘all natural’ deodorants out there and none of them worked. For a while, my pride was a bit stronger than my desire to not continually apply toxic, cancer causing chemicals directly into the lymphatic system near my breasts. Then one day in my research, I was reading this study, and realized that women with breast cancer have higher levels of aluminum in their nipple aspirate fluid (NAF), a fluid present in the breast duct tree. Done and done. I threw my Dove away and immediately.
Isn’t that awesome info?!?
Be sure to check out Season’s blog. Not only does she share tons of knowledge about body products, she is helping her son, Kicker, overcome cancer, and THRIVE while doing it! She’s started the KICKcancER program to help people understand why a nourishing, real food diet is a huge part of overcoming cancer.
I hope you found this post helpful! Share with me some of your favorite organic body products!