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Natural Living… Chemicals in our Cosmetics

This is a picture of my DIY homemade deodorant.

I’m all for DIY these days.  I make my own deodorant, body butter, diaper paste (recipe coming soon!), shaving cream.  It started with deodorant when I was tired of wasting money on natural deodorant that didn’t work for me.  Soon after, my son turned 12 months old and had a diaper rash that just would not disappear!  It would go away 90% and then flare back up!  I was at my wits end with diaper creams, naked time (he was almost always naked at home!), bidet’s (I would wash his bum after every poopy diaper), we even treated him for yeast!  Poor little guy! I started making my own diaper paste because I was also tired of spending mucho bucks for diaper creams that didn’t work and were FULL OF CHEMICALS! Unfortunately,  even though I was using organic soaps and lotions, it didn’t dawn on me to read the ingredients of diaper creams.  I’ve used destine (thats what my Mom used on me!), Triple paste (which is like $30!), Aquaphor ($30!!), Bordeux’s Butt Paste ($20 and marketed to “look” natural), A&D, etc.  All of those are so expensive, made for innocent, pure and perfect babies, but are FULL of unhealthy, unnatural, chemicals, that can build up in their systems and cause CANCER!  Yes, that is right CANCER, not to mention many other health problems!

Our skin is our largest organ!  It absorbs what we put on it.  Yes, many of my posts are about food and cooking natural foods, but another important aspect is what we are putting on our bodies as well!

How natural is your lotion, shampoo, conditioner, soap, make-up, chap stick, etc? Just as it is important to read ingredients of the food you are eating, it is just as important to read the ingredients to what you are dosing your body with (try plain coconut oil for lotion or make your own body butter!).

I know, it is overwhelming!  But, think about it! The more Chemicals we are putting in and on our bodies, the harder our liver has to work to get rid of them.  Cancer rates are outrageous. Remember, it is estimated that 41%, yes 41%, that is 4 out of 10 of usWILL GET CANCER in our life time!  That is sick!  Most cancer IS NOT HEREDITARY like many people believe, the majority of cancer comes from what we put in our bodies… Chemicals!

What are the top chemicals found in cosmetics?  Here are the top 10…

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Where are these found?  In your favorite products!  The FDA doesn’t tell you the truth.  That these products are KNOW to cause a variety of health problems… Cancer, infertility, hormone imbalance, and even damage to an unborn fetus!

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Now, I know not everyone has the time or energy to do DIY.  So if you don’t, make sure to choose natural and/or organic products.  Do your research!  Read labels and Ingredients.  Unfortunately and Fortunately, once you learn about all of these dangers, you cannot turn it off.  I am learning as I go in this life, trying to make the best choices with the knowledge that I have.  I am staying away, as much as I can to things man-made, and choosing to live using and eating things God made… one step at a time!  Join me in this movement to natural living… Gods way!

18 thoughts on “Natural Living… Chemicals in our Cosmetics

  1. I love that you make your own products! The end of last year I completely gave up beauty products for my own health. I was already pretty low maintenance, but it gave me such freedom. Also it gave me a new outlook and exceptence of how God made me to look naturally. True freedom! However, there is some things you need like shampoo and deodorant. I’ve been trying to find all natural options that don’t break the bank. Maybe I’ll start making it!


    1. Thanks Leah! I am all for DIY! You are in control and KNOW what is going in the products, they save money, and they work SO much better then the store bought junk! Even many of the natural products that cost a lot don’t work that well… Especially the deodorant! I’m so happy you are following a long! It is so funny you found my blog off the picture! I forgot the watermark was on there! 😉


      1. Haha yes what fun! I also forwarded this site to one of my closest friends who is struggling with PCOS and shared it on Facebook.I love how God connects people. Maybe you’ll get a bunch of new followers. 😉 (in addition to me of course)


      2. Thanks so much Leah! That post was extremely hard to write! I prayed about it for months, wrote and deleted it 4 times. I definitely believe God gave me the courage to share to help others! I’m glad you found me! 🙂


      3. I’m glad I found you too! Also Leah Fintenette was totally rocked by your blog. I think Chris gave you her email. So pretty soon you will have two Leah’s and a Lindy commenting on everything. 🙂


  2. Amaze, exceptional blog site design! How much time have you ever been posting with regard to? you have made blogging appear uncomplicated. The whole seem within your site is definitely superb, as efficiently because articles!


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