So, I've been working with natural products for a while now, studying aromatherapy, reading ingredients on my various skin and haircare products, and I've been using my homemade skincare products in the meantime. Today in my hotel room I used one of those little bars of soap, and I realized that I've become addicted to the good, homemade stuff! The hotel soap felt like an industrial bath, harsh and damaging. The fact is that our skin is the largest organ of our body, vital to the elimination of the ever-increasing amount of toxins in our environment. Why wouldn't we want the most nourishing products available? So, I can't go back to those everyday products. It's time I did more research about the harmful chemicals we find in them.
Step One: I will avoid the following:
Propylene Glycol (a petrochemical - yech)
Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate (harsh, harsh industrial detergent - are you THAT dirty?)
Mineral Oil (from petroleum, blocks pores - and, again, yech)
Parabens (Propyl, Methyl, Butyl, or Ethyl -- toxic and allergenic)