As a person with skin problems including psoriasis and itchy skin I am all over this segment of the healing yourself series. The consumer products industry wants you to believe everything they say and do to keep us buying their products. Including the notion that the chemicals you put on your skin don’t get absorbed into your bloodstream. So there’s no need to make sure consumer products are actually safe.
Some members of the conventional medical field as well as the FDA refuse to acknowledge the absorption properties of the skin, so they tend to say that all the things you put on your skin are perfectly safe for your health even if they contain toxic chemicals. (Of course, these very same people then promote nicotine patches and other drugs delivered through the skin, so they do indirectly acknowledge that the skin absorbs chemicals.)
Items that come into contact with your skin and are absorbed into your body::
• Perfumes, colognes and other fragrance products.
• Shower soap or shower gel products.
• Pesticides used on your lawn which are carried to you through pets or children.
• Skin creams.
• Sunscreen products.
• Antibacterial hand soaps.
• Laundry detergents and dryer sheets (through your clothing).
• Dish soaps.
• Furniture polishes.
• Household cleaners such as window cleaners.
• Artificial dyes found in clothing.
• Feminine hygiene products.
• Deodorants and anti-perspirants.
• Shaving creams and after-shave products.
• Hair dyes.
• Massage oils and lotions.
• Hair sculpting products and hair sprays.
• Tattoos and temporary skin art.
• Insect repellants.
• Over-the-counter creams: Anti-itch, pain creams, etc.
• Chlorine in your shower water.
• Anti-flea and tick chemicals acquired by touching your pets.
Some, not all, of these items have been identified as Cancer-causing chemicals due to specific ingredients they contain. Try googling the ingredients on your shampoo bottle for starters.
The average perfume product contains over twenty cancer-causing chemicals all by itself — these usually are not listed on the label. Antibacterial soaps are made with a chemical that’s similar to the nerve toxin chemical called Agent Orange which was used as a chemical weapon in the Vietnam War.
Hair dyes contain highly toxic chemical solvents. Conventional laundry detergents are made with extremely toxic cancer-causing fragrance chemicals. Conventional cosmetics are loaded with not just cancer-causing chemicals, but also heavy metals like lead. Lawn pesticides contain chemicals that promote Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
The products listed in this blog post could contain over 10,000 different synthetic chemicals, and virtually none of them have ever been safety tested or approved as safe for human consumption by any federal agency. The EPA doesn’t know what many of these chemicals are because companies claim they need to protect their formulation “trade secrets”, ommiting their listing on the product contents.
Why are you putting them on your skin?
Consumers are influenced by advertising. Take for instance the advertising of a cologne product called “Axe” which is marketed to clueless teenage boys who naively believe that wearing these toxic chemicals will magically bring them hoards of women who want to have sex with them. Use Axe, get laid. Gee, don’t we all wish it was that simple? Sex sells.
People are poisoning themselves by poisoning their skin with synthetic chemicals all the while believing they are being health conscious.
Action items: What you can do right now
Go through your entire house, covering every room including the garage, under the kitchen sink, the bathroom closet and so on. Gather up every “chemical” product and throw them all out. (You’re poisoning the environment by doing so, of course, but you’re going to make up for that by never buying these products again…)
Include conventional cosmetics, soaps, shampoos, fragrance products, cleaning products, laundry products, bug sprays, air “fresheners”.
More importantly make a commitment to never buy these products again. That’s the only way to enjoy a long-term benefit for your health, of course. Short-term pain to your wallet, long term gain for your health.
Detox your body from these synthetic chemicals using a variety of detox products: Zeolites, chlorella supplements, cilantro, spirulina, etc. Drink a lot of water. Take liver detox herbs to support healthy liver function during all this.
I have included some pictures of some safe products here that you can use! I highly recommend 7th Generation for cleaning, The Body Shop and Tarte for personal care products.
Source: Natural News