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Organic Skin Care Products vs. Toxic Skin Care Products

May 4, 2011

I recently saw Tom Mower speak about health, nutrition, and the dangers of household products and skin care products. If you don’t know who Tom is, he’s a billionaire who manufactures skincare products and nutritional supplements for companies all around the world. He’s also the CEO of Sisel, a nutrition and natural skin care products company.

He shared some things that are pretty scary (and very real) about skin care products and household products like deodorants, shampoos, cosmetics, lotions, toothpaste, and so on.

Do you know what the #1 method of ingesting toxins is? If you guessed smoking, you are right. But most of you probably don’t smoke anyway, yet still load your body up with carcinogenic toxins every single day – because the #2 method of ingesting toxins is through everyday products you use in your bathroom.

Let’s talk about the various toxic household products, what they do, why to avoid them, and some healthy alternatives:

Toothpaste:

If you’ve ever read the label of your standard toothpaste, then you’ve seen the warnings like “ask your dentist before giving to children under 12 years of age,” “do not swallow!” “Call poison control if you swallow an amount more than used for brushing,” “Keep out of reach of children under 6” and so on. Why all the warnings? Because the stuff is POISONOUS! Most toothpastes contain stannous fluoride (fluoride as it’s commonly called) which is a toxic substance.

Here are the official warnings on stannous fluoride:

Potential Acute Health Effects:

“Extremely hazardous in case of eye contact (irritant). Very hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of
inhalation. Severe over-exposure can result in death. Inflammation of the eye is characterized by redness, watering, and itching. Skin inflammation is characterized by itching, scaling, reddening, or, occasionally, blistering.
Potential Chronic Health Effects:
“Extremely hazardous in case of eye contact (irritant). Very hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of
inhalation. CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. TERATOGENIC EFFECTS:
Not available. DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available. The substance is toxic to lungs, mucous membranes.”

“Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage.”

And the list of warnings go on..

That’s why I use and recommend natural toothpastes that have no fluoride in them from brands like Jason’s toothpaste or Tom’s of Maine children safe toothpaste.

Skin Care Products

Skin care products contain a myriad of toxic substances including talc, glycol, parabins, dioxins (a by-product of many of the substances used in skin care products) and much more. Did you know that upon biopsy over 94% of breast cancer tumors contain parabins and 100% contain dioxins? And the major source of these two substances are from skin care products – lotions, facial creams, lipstick, coverup, shampoo, wrinkle creams, etc.

These are toxic, carcinogenic substances. Everytime you put them on your body you’re creating cellular death and toxic buildup and increasing your risk factors for cancer. Some of these toxins are also extremely powerful endocrine disruptors, over 1,000 times more powerful than estrogen. They interfere with the body’s endocrine function and can cause lasting damage and imbalances.

Fact of the day: Lipstick contains 29 known toxins.

There are still other toxic substances that people put on their skin and in their body every day, such as…

Deodorants

Most deodorants contain aluminum. Aluminum is a toxic metal in the human body and it is easily absorbed through the skin, like most toxins. Aluminum has been linked to disorders such as Alzheimer’s, auto-immune disorders, and impaired immune function, among others.

So go buy a natural deodorant that doesn’t contain aluminum from a company like Tom’s Natural Deodorant.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 18, 2011 9:20 pm

    Love the blog. Great insight and facts. People need to be more savvy about what they put on and put in their bodies. As for the toothpaste, I use ToothSoap. You can find it on the web.

    • May 24, 2011 6:46 pm

      Hey there, I’m glad you enjoy the blog! We need to get the word out to more people 🙂 Thanks for the tip on Toothsoap – I had never heard of it before, I’ll have to try it.

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