I’ve often wondered…is it really worth buying organic or non-toxic products? Like really worth it? In a lot of cases, no. I don’t think I need organic kitchen towels as long as the ones I typically buy aren’t toxic or poisonous. There are some things I’m curious about though. Not the kitchen towels or the wine, but the things I use every day, on my skin without a second thought, that could be harming me in the long term. Here’s a list of things you should probably go organic for.
These are typically non-allergenic, gentler on the skin and the scalp, environmentally friendly, and free of harmful substances like sulfates and other synthetic chemicals. Check the ingredients list on your current deodorant and run a few of those chemical names through Google – are you sure you want those in your scalp?
Most of us have heard about the potential risks from using antiperspirants with aluminium. The truth is, we still don’t know if the rumours are true. We’d still advise though, that when you’re putting something directly on your skin like that, you opt for something that is as close to natural as possible, as you don’t want it messing with your hormonally or triggering any other kinds of weird chemical effects.
This is what you wash the things you eat off of. It needs to be chemical free. ‘Nuff said.
Casein, Nitrosamines, Latex. All regular condom ingredients. It’s good to protect yourself, but make sure your protection is protecting you on all counts. Organic tampons, condoms, and lubricants are widely available now, so just read the label and choose wisely.
There are few things worse than plaque on your teeth. They are: Triclosan, a pesticide; saccharin, the sugar substitute that’s a couple hundred times sweeter than sugar; aspartame, the common artificial sweetener; propylene glycol, commonly used in antifreeze.
So don’t freak out, but most of those are commonly found in toothpaste. We’d highly recommend changing this up for something organic.
Where else do you think it’s important to avoid toxic products? Do you use any organic products around your home?
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