Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday's Treasures: Are Your Cosmetics Hurting You?

I am perfect the way I am, but mommy sometimes likes to put on makeup. Imagine the shock we received when we looked at an email from a reputable source, stating that many cosmetics (including body washes, shampoos, makeups and more) are full of horrible chemicals! We knew that many of these were harmful, which is why mommy switched to more "natural" and organic" types of cosmetics, thinking that they would be better. However, even in these products we found that there were high levels of really harmful chemicals!

Here is a website to help you see if you are using some of those products, and another website to find better products:

The "Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Reviews" website has thousands of products to check if you are using a product that may have harmful chemicals. We were shocked to find out that some of our shampoos had the highest levels of chemicals - even the designer organic ones sold at health food stores!

The "Campaign for Safe Cosmetics" website lists companies who have signed a pact to make less toxic products to keep mommies and daddies safe from these nasty (sometimes carcinogenic!) chemicals.

Sorry to get off on a rant, but I want all of you mommies and daddies (and pets too!) to be safe from these chemicals. I have told mommy and daddy in no uncertain terms that they need to fix this right away or I will be most upset. I do quite a good sad/depressed face you know, it'll break your heart and you don't want me to do that!

Have a great Tuesday!

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LindaGJ said...

I do know that chemicals are harmful in these cosmetics, lotions, bathing products, etc. When I was on chemo, I started to not be able to wear or stand these things. I was so in tune with the harm and the way they made me feel. Now just having fibro, I am still sensitive to practically all smells and lotions, and especially makeup, even the non allergic kind. I can only wear the tiniest bit of makeup, and I have blonde eyelashes! With scents, I can handle peach and some vanilla, but I am so sensitive to most stuff.
do you find that the fibro makes you more sensitive too?
Too darling that Arwen is educating us!!!
Linda :)

Meghann LittleStudio said...

I find that I am sensitive to most products...and that really only started after the fibro happened :(


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