As I continue my research, I have heard of “toxic load” or “endocrine disruptors” a few times but didn’t really understand what they meant for my life. A friend invited me to a zoom meeting about endocrine disrupters, and I went down the rabbit hole of research from there. It’s surprising to learn that there are many aspects of our beauty products that are not only unhealthy for us but are actually detrimental to our health and our environment. Did you know that there are things in most cleaning products that we use that can be interfering with our hormones? Interfering with the messaging system of our bodies?
Some of the most researched ones include Parabens, bisphenols, and phthalates. Go ahead. I will wait here while you go check your shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, beauty product, cleaning products, etc for these names.
There are many other big names that you want to avoid. They all have long, hard-to-pronounce names. One site that is a great resource to help sift through some of the information out there is https://www.ewg.org. You can put your products in a search bar and it tells you your risk, based on different aspects of your health. Check it out for the products you already have.
Once this information became apparent to how damaging this could be to our health, the decision was made for change. Starting with products that are used frequently, I changed out my shampoo, conditioner, face soap, and body soap. The products felt amazing and I received a lot of compliments on how good my hair looked immediately. Further research ensued and all of the products that I use were changed out. I even started using a night moisturizer and morning moisturizer, which I have never used in the past.
The more research I did, the more I loved these products. The companies mission involves many things that resonate, including providing products that are sustainable and reliably sourced, multitaskers, and providing healthy, glowing skin. They are working hard to get these products in recyclable containers, refillable containers, and made from recyclable materials.