Did you know that the average woman applies 500 chemicals each day to her body? Is that crazy? But it's true. For years we have been told of the 'bad stuff' in the wonderfully scented lotions and cosmetics that most of us use every day, what’s worse yet, our children use every day. We are now really beginning to realize and understand that using these lotions and cosmetics with their luscious scents and creamy textures comes at a cost, and it’s a high cost at that.
Everything that we put onto our skin is absorbed, travels to the bloodstream, and then is carried throughout our bodies to our cells. The skin’s ability to absorb is truly amazing. Just think about it, skin absorption is so potent that an increasing number of medicines are in patch form. When we put healthy ingredients onto our skin we nourish our bodies, but when we put unhealthy, synthetic ingredients onto our skin, those are the ingredients that travel throughout our bodies. Well, you say, I’m not using that much, but when you stop to consider that you are using these products every day year after year after year. These chemicals build up in our bodies, and when they build up faster than our bodies can get rid of them, then we have a problem.
It’s so confusing, and sometimes it’s hard to wrap your head around. But I found this video, yes, it was made in 2010, but it is still so relevant. It puts all of this into a very clear voice. Please watch and do let me know what you think!