Honeychick Homestead

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Danger! What Toxins are in Your Body Products?

This is where it all started for me, not with food, but with body products, weird I know!

Fifteen or so years ago, a co-worker who’d previously been a sales rep for a salon products distributor shared that some chemicals in shampoo where know carcinogens.

Yes, you read that right, carcinogens, aka cancer causing agents!

At first, I was skeptical but she spoke with conviction! She quit that job because even though the industry knew the chemicals were harmful, they still continued to use them. I did my own research, and found she was right!

At the time, there were very few companies producing products without harmful sodium laurel sulfates, parabens, preservatives, and fragrances. She gave me a locally made shampoo to try, and from that point on I tried to avoid sodium laurel sulfates, and parabens in the products I used.

Back then it was nearly impossible to find body wash, hair products, facial care, and deodorant that didn’t contain several harmful chemicals. Slowly, I started to find products that didn’t have some of the worst chemicals, at the time money was tight, so I wasn’t able to do a major overhaul right away.

Thankfully a local, organic, grocery store had a separate body care store that carried more “natural” options. Eventually, shopping at their body care store, allowed me to become more familiar with organic foods, and soon I was learning more why it was important to be concerned about the food I put in my body.

And that’s how my body care products helped change my food choices!

I think many of us often forget, or don’t realize, our skin is also an organ, and it absorbs EVERYTHING we put on it! I wanted to write about this important topic since I started my blog, but it’s been busy, and now I’m finally getting to it.

If you’d rather skip to the list of my FAVORITE and SAFE body products, click here. Otherwise, keep reading to learn more!

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