If you can’t eat it don’t put it on your skin

Looking good is important in our society! Hopefully looking natural, healthy and happy is getting back into fashion. If you think of it from a historic perspective there has always been some form of mutilation of the (female) body. As my 17 year old daughter said; ‘What’s the difference in between the Japanese women’s binding of their feet and todays breast enlargements or putting deadly substances on our skin?’

I think our grandkids are going to say; ‘Did you really put parabens and propylene alcohol on your skin?’ and we are going to say; ‘Yes, but we didn’t know better, we thought it made us look good and smell good!’ It happened before, things we thought were harmless became dangerous, so hopefully the awareness comes soon, like it did with DDT and smoking.


The worst and most common substances to stay away from are Parabens, BHA, BHT (preservative), Phthalates (fragrances and perfumes), Sodium Laureth Sulfate or other ending in “-eth” (for foaming). I could make the list much longer but I rather want you to start googling and making a habit of checking or if you prefer to not spend time on it, just don’t buy any funny names. Here are two pages, one from a cancer fund, and the other from an environmental activist and scientist from Canada, David Suzuki, whom have taught me a lot in this area.

The best detox is the daily one! At our retreats we you learn more at our natural facial, but this is a good start for now:

Cancer Fund – Chemicals to Avoid

Chemicals in Cosmetics to Avoid

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