Toxins are everywhere! Whether in the food we eat, the air we breathe, the cosmetics we use, and some popular brands are no exception to the rule. They contain chemicals which can be the cause of health problems. They may be irritants and cause allergens, endocrine disruptors, etc.
As a consumer, you are more concerned about the toxins and poisons contained in common foods rather than in the personal hygiene products? Imagine that these cosmetics are a wealth of chemical and toxic ingredients that most people tend to ignore. As a proof, numerous studies continue to attract the attention of consumers on the dangers of some very common hygienic products that represent a real threat to health.
According to the results of a study conducted by UFC QUE Choisir (Consumer Association) about cosmetic brands commonly used by consumers concluded that they contain carcinogen ingredients. These chemical ingredients are used as foam stabilizer and as volumizers, for example.
The complete list is available on the website of UFC QUE Choisir.
Why carcinogens are are still present in popular brands of shampoos and soaps?
Unfortunately, the health authorities allow many chemicals that are present in these products, leaving the field open to the cosmetic industries to include chemical ingredients they consider good and appropriate for the composition of their products, even though they are toxic and carcinogenic. Some components may even lead to liver failure, endocrine disorders and nervous system disorders.
What are the natural alternatives to all these toxins?
If you opt for a 100% natural tip, which remains the best option, you can make your own shampoo or buy environmentally friendly brands that will be safe for your health and that of your family.
Here is a simple recipe for homemade 100% natural shampoo:
- 100 ml of coconut milk
- 100 grams of Castile soap
- 10 drops of essential oil of your choice
- 2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil or virgin olive oil (preferably organic)
Preparation and Use:
Mix all ingredients. Apply to your hair as you would use your normal shampoo and rinse with water.