It's not just what you put in your body….

…what you put on your body counts as well.
A phone client and spa owner told me last week that Americans ingest an average of 5-7 pounds of chemicals via their skin each year.
Shortly thereafter, a reader here in Seattle sent me a link to this Cosmetic Safety database offered by the Environmental Working Group. It rates common cosmetics on a numerical scale of safety based on standards that would satisfy the most hyper-sensitive, hypervigilant consumer. Information available includes ingredients listed by potential toxicity, possible side effects, and reference for specific studies indicating hazards.

Check it out!

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  1. Yes, I agree, really important issue that most of us don’t consider. Several months ago, I started reading the ingredient lists on my self-care products (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc.) and was alarmed by how unnatural they were. I’ve made the switch to natural products (Pangea Organics body wash, Br. Brommers (sp?) soap, etc.) and I feel that I am protecting myself better. My skin is better too!

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