A certain amount of confusion surrounds the use of chemicals in personal care items, on one hand ‘big business’ marketing assures us that chemical additives are perfectly safe but the evidence of their harmful effects suggests otherwise.
The products we use to improve our appearance often contain chemicals that are extremely harmful to our natural balance of hormones.
There are several commonly used ingredients that can be found in everything from body and face lotions to cosmetics and shaving creams which are known endocrine disruptor’s.
These ingredients can alter hormonal chemistry by increasing circulation of hormones by mimicking their activity in the body, or they can reduce the level of sex hormones in the body or block their activity.
This can impact fertility, lead to early menopause and influence things like mood, length and severity of the menstrual cycle in women.
In a perfect world, personal care items would only contain non-toxic, pure plant and herbal extracts without anything artificial.
Until such a time, we are here to help make your journey a little easier by showing you how to recognize the safe products and avoid the toxic ones.