There’s Toxic Sh*t in Your Beauty Products
Sorry/not sorry. It’s true.
If you’re not a tree-hugging underarm-hair embracing hippie chick, there’s a 95% chance that you’re slathering toxic chemicals all over your hair and body.
Every. Single. Day.
You may not be aware of it. But, sadly…
There’s toxic sh*t in your:
Dental floss (yes, dental floss)
Lubricants for intimacy
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Many of these chemicals are endocrine disruptors. They mess with your hormones, impair your fertility, and disturb your mood. They also increase your risk of cancer, metabolic disorders (mid-life middle, anyone?), and cognitive issues.
In a word, they suck.
In five words, you want to avoid them.
Even small amounts of toxins (so small that they may not be listed in the ingredients) can cause adverse health effects.
And many toxins actually bio-accumulate. That means they build up in your body over time.
So while these chemicals might not hurt you today, the breast or colon cancer you get tomorrow may be in part because of the toxic sh*t you’ve been exposed to without ever realizing it.
I’d love nothing more than to geek out about unpronounceable toxicants like phthalates and triclosan. But I don’t want your eyes to glaze over.
So what does Jennifer want?
If we could get the toxins out of consumer products, the birds and the bees and the fish and the manatees would all be happier.
The waterways and fields and savannas would be less polluted.
Even the air we breathe would be cleaner and healthier.
I do like flora and fauna (especially flora).
But mostly I’m partial to humans.
If you don’t want toxic goop in your body, whaddya do?
The best kept secret of all (cue evil laughter here) is that getting rid of chemicals in your beauty products is actually super cheap and easy.
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