Dental floss is probably one of those products you don’t give much thought to. We buy it and use it regularly, but how it is made is one of those manufacturing questions you’ve never thought about. Dental floss is typically made from nylon which is a byproduct of petroleum. The wax coating on most flosses […]Continue reading Is dental floss healthy?
Some cosmetics are harmful chemicals applied directly to the skin. Pregnancy is a time when many women make substantial changes to their diet to support the healthy development of their baby, but many do not consider that some cosmetics are also worth avoiding in the best interests of maternal and prenatal health.Continue reading Safe cosmetics for use in pregnancy
If one of the ingredients in your makeup item is water (and the chances of this are very high), then that product will need to also contain some sort of preservative. Water, in any form, will harbour a range of potentially dangerous bacterias without a preservative, or range of preservatives, to combat microbial growth and […]Continue reading Preserving water is a toxic challenge for cosmetic manufacturers
A woman might eat as much as 3 kilograms of lipstick in a lifetime ‚Äì that’s the equivalent of 12 sticks of butter and about the average size of a newborn baby. Toxic effects in our bodies can build over time so it is worth considering the toxic load of everything we put in our […]Continue reading Toxicity of lipstick something to consider
The most significant advancement for the natural cosmetic products industry over the past few years has undoubtedly been mineral face powders. But like any cosmetic product, natural or not, the use of potentially toxic ingredients by manufactures requires us to read labels diligently and look for the real truth behind health claims.Continue reading Are Mineral face powders a natural cosmetic product?
Active ingredients in ‘over the counter’ (OTC) acne treatments should be considered with care. Benzoyl peroxide is the most common and many acne treatment marketers claim it is a highly effective solution to severe acne problems. It is the key ingredient in one of the highest selling acne treatment products, which has plenty of celebrities […]Continue reading Over the counter acne treatments
A hair colour at the salon should be a pampering treat but did you know the ammonia used as an active ingredient in most commercial hair color preparations is also used in explosives manufacturing, toilet cleaners and cigarettes? Ammonia hydroxide has been linked to asthma, bronchitis and skin irritations. It also causes havoc in the […]Continue reading Ammonia free – the best hair colouring option
A leading brand of baby shampoo claims to be 98% derived from natural ingredients. On the surface that sounds good to me but I couldn’t help but wonder what the 2% ingredients that were ‘non-natural’ (ie synthetic and potentially toxic) might be.Continue reading Toxic but ‘Natural’ Baby Shampoo
Baby skin itself provides a perfect, natural protection for infants that needs little interference from the chemical-based products we find in the baby care aisle of a supermarket.Continue reading Eczema babies benefit from nature