Coming back from holidays, my husband and I were greeted with the headline “household mouthwash dangerous”.
I find it interesting that one of the last stories we heard before leaving on holidays, was that some sun blocks are toxic.
Awhile ago, I bought a book titled “The Chemical Maze” by Bill Statham. This book lists many chemicals and additives used not only in cosmetics and health products but also food and beverages. Not only lists them but lists their potential effects.
Then armed with this book, I checked out the ingredients of just about every skin care and health product we had in our bathroom. Out went the Listerine and many other products!
Again for 2009 I make a commitment to only buy products which are:
1) Not just non toxic but organic.
2) Not tested on little fluffy bunnies or any animals.
3) Don’t use animal products.
4) Packaging is recyclable.
5) Australian made and owned.
Our earth has been telling us a story for years about looking after her. Ironically looking after her we look after ourselves. You treat the earth like a toxic rubbish tip you do so at your own peril.
May I add a little note on a blogger who inspires me? Julie from Towards Sustainability makes her own hair and skin products from natural ingredients for her family. Check out Julie’s skin care products recipes.