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Because It’s For Sale Doesn’t Make it Safe

The American National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) studied 2,983 ingredients used in cosmetics and found 884 toxic, of which:
  • 314 cause biological mutations;
  • 218 present reproductive problems;
  • 778 cause acute toxicity;
  • 146 are cancerigenic;
  • 376 cause skin and eye irritation.
As of today, many cosmetics, hair shampoos and conditioners, body creams and lotions, laundry detergents and softeners, furniture polish, pesticides, toothpaste, fertilisers, plastic storage containers and even some foods contain deadly ingredients as most of them are made from petrochemical derivatives (known as neurotoxins because they affect our nervous system). The nervous system is responsible for the way we think, feel and function as biological beings, therefore they affect every system of our body.

Finally, neurotoxins are also mutagens. This means that they can change our DNA.

It takes 26 seconds for the neurotoxins to reach every organ in the body (as quoted in the EPA flyer "Top 10 'Killer' Household Chemicals" (a shocking article!).

Buy products that:

  • Botanically-based
  • pH correct
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Never tested on animals
  • Formulated without animal products or by-products
  • Formulated without mineral oil
  • Formulated without dies or chemical fragrances

Find a company with a philosophy of health, with integrity and principles that you can trust. This can save you hours of ingredient checking and studying.
Many skin care and personal hygiene products have a common ingredient – mineral oil. Mineral oil is toxic to human body and is the very substance that kills marine life after an oil spill. Mineral oil molecules are too large to penetrate the water after the spill so they stay on the surface, coating it and forming a barrier.  It’s the same with human skin. No matter how high the quality of mineral oil a company claims to make, it still not only blocks all nutrients that might be present in a product, but it actually draws away any nutrients the skin might have. Mineral oil stops the skin from eliminating toxins and regulating temperature.

The Rule of Thumb:
Only put on your skin what
you would you put in your mouth
and swallow!
Being exposed to neurotoxins
can result in the following:

  • Fatigue
  • Skin Irritation
  • Personality Changes
  • Vision Damage
  • Destruction of the Immune System
  • Memory Loss
  • Headaches
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Hormone Problems
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Disease
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle Dysfunction
  • Aches and Pains

!!! Beware of these ingredients
personal care products:
  • Mineral Oil
  • Petroleum-derived Products
  • Sodium Fluoride
  • Collagen or Elastin of High-molecular Weight
  • Artificial Dyes
  • Artificial Colours
  • Artificial Fragrances
  • Paraffin Wax
  • Soluble Alcohol
  • Lanolin
  • Phthalates
  • Animal Products
cosmetic-toxinsIt is estimated the average woman has 27 exposures to different toxins every morning!
(Daily Mail, 20 11 09)
Choose a company that
offers ingredients like:



Green Tea



Borage Seed Oil


Castor Oil


Ginko Biloba

Comfrey Extract

Dandelion Extract

Irish Moss Extract

Fennel Extract



Vitamins E, A and C sourced from vegetables

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