ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS | TIP THREE
Go natural when choosing skin care and makeup.
Selecting fragrance-free natural (EG mineral-based) cosmetics, personal care, washing powder/liquid, andhousehold cleaning products, avoids pthalates, triclosan,resorcinol, UV filters, and parabens. Check out your local health store for the latest in natural skincare make-up products. I use jojoba or rosehip oil as a moisturiser and jojoba oil on tissue or cloth, followed by plain water to wash make-up off. Remember that the health of our skin comes from within - the food, water, and nutrients we absorb form the basis for our hormones and healthy, happy skin.
The Environmental Working Group website allows you to search by cosmetic and personal care products and get a rating on their body-friendliness. https://www.ewg.org
Ethique beauty bars or castille soap are suitable forcleaning hair, face, and body. Use natural soap and water for your hands. Avoid triclosan and anti-bacterial soaps like they are the plague. Research shows these decimate your natural microbiome and may be linked with auto-immune and other chronic illnesses.
Use essential oils (in a carrier oil like jojoba) for perfume. There are many people making these and selling online or in health food shops. This is a great option if you don't know much about essential oils and which ones can increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun.
Deodorants options include Three Mamas, No Pong, WooHoo and Black Chicken. (See my previous post on natural deodorants.) Use sunscreen with the physical blockers like zinc oxide.Wot Not brand is easy to apply and kid-friendly. EDCs in sunscreen include Octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC), Ethylhexyl methoxy cinnamate, 4-methylbenzylidene camphor (4-MBC), Benzophene 3.
What's your favourite natural body care, cleaning or make-up brand?
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