Do Your Part: Safer shampoos, soaps, and skin lotions
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It's the first thing that many of us do everyday. Get in the shower. But what do you really know about the shampoos, scrubs, and soaps you put on your body? Do Your Part to make a better choice for you and the environment.
A good place to start is to shop for products which have mostly natural ingredients and the fewest preservatives. But remember, the claims on the product aren’t regulated. So you’ll have to check out the ingredient list for yourself.
True organic products won’t contain toxic chemicals or chemical preservatives. And, truly natural products usually contain minimal amounts of preservatives.
Many preservatives contain parabens which are considered toxic. And be suspect of the word ‘fragrance’ on the ingredient list. Many companies use that term’ to avoid listing toxic chemicals like phthalates which can alter hormones.
CosmeticDatabase.org is an easy-to-use resource to find out what’s really in the products you use. You can search by brand name or type of product.
Remember, everything we use on our bodies will eventually go right back into our environment. Do Your Part to seek out beauty products that are made with the fewest toxic ingredients.