Making your own beauty and health products is not only easy, it’s a wonderful way to avoid the toxic ingredients that are in many commercial beauty products.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body – it is also the most porous. Your skin will absorb everything you put on it, and those things that you apply can have a direct impact on your hormones – your thyroid.
If the products you use daily contain harmful ingredients such as harsh, toxic chemicals, colors, and fragrances, those ingredients make their way those ingredients make their way into your body, your blood and lymphatic system. The majority of mainstream body care products contain a cocktail of carcinogenic chemicals, allergens, and irritants. (Src)
The fragrance supply chain is broken… . although it’s just one word on an ingredient label, “fragrance” can contain dozens, even hundreds, of chemicals.
Over the last few years we have made many if not all of our personal care products at home with a few basic ingredients, combined with essential oils. We use Young Living Essential Oils because they have the greatest transparency – you can visit their farms and participate int he harvest. We know we are getting a high quality, unadulturated essential oil and we trust using them on our family.
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