The are a number of reasons why I am an advocate of switching to beauty products containing ingredients from natural sources without questionable ingredients.
These are my top 5 reasons:
1. Decrease the toxic load on your body
Our bodies are overwhelmed by our environment. What we breathe in, what we eat, the stresses we take on and the products we use. Some of this we can’t control but we can take some control.
Buying natural beauty products which are made with ingredients sourced organically and from natural sources without chemical ingredients is one way we can decrease the toxic load on our body.
2. Improve your health
Toxin overload in the body can have a direct affect on our health. Research is showing that our lifestyle is making us sick. What you use on your body is one thing you can focus on to improve your health.
Some people are more affected than others by chemicals in products but if you can take control and change what you use, as well as what your family use, it will help improve everyone’s health.
3. The beauty industry is self regulated
Take responsibility and be informed before you buy products. Unfortunately we can’t rely on the mainstream brands. Their focus is the bottom line, mass producing products to last on the shelf. They do have to include an ingredient label and there are some regulations on ingredients used but only about 10% of the chemicals on products are actually tested for safety!*
Beware the greenwashing that occurs. Big brands are good marketers. The beauty industry can use what they want in the products and say what they want about products.
4. Support the brands that do care.
As consumers we have a choice and there is so many brands out there who do have our health (and the health of the environment) at the heart of their business. We need to support these businesses.
Money talks. The more we support them the message will be loud and clear to businesses who are not putting your health first.
5. Be a role model for your family and future generations
We are role models for our children. Our children’s health in our hands until they can make their own purchasing decisions. Let’s educate them from an early age about the affects of modern life on their bodies.
Our kids are in the growth stage and we want them to be building healthy cells! Supporting businesses that they can grow to love and who they can put their trust in to be a healthy option can start now!
For me it’s a “no brainer” It’s about the health of your family. Habits are not hard to change. “Once you start to know it’s hard to unknow” (thanks to my low-tox guru Alexx Stuart for this saying!).
Understand your options and commit to making the change. As you discover new natural beauty products you like you will find it easier to start switching over all your products.