This is the first in a series of posts that will describe our prime ingredients and why we use them.
When we say our products are all natural, we mean it. Essential oils, goat’s milk, shea butter, coconut oil, palm oil from sustainable sources, castor oil, olive oil, Calendula flowers, and soy wax are used to create the lotions, soaps, candles, scrubs, and body butters in our inventory. What you won’t find are artificial colors or preservatives.
None of our personal care products include anything from The Campaign for Safe Costmetics‘ list of top ingredients to avoid in personal care products. These ingredients have been linked to a number of health issues and do nothing for one’s hair or skin. Parabens are of particular concern. Did you know that they have been linked to weight gain and breast cancer? They mimic estrogen and are absorbed into the skin. In fact, traces of parabens have been found in tumors during biopsies, cause breast cancer cells to grow in vitro, and have been found in urine samples in adults. While the FDA has not banned the use of parabens in cosmetics, it is aware of the negative affects and continues to monitor study findings and evaluate the risks.
Why wait for the FDA to make a ruling? Go natural and avoid those risks.
Back in the day, there were no artificial additives in Great-Grandma’s handmade soap. We are following her example. Those of you who haven’t made the switch should give it a try. Try a bar of our soap or bottle of our lotion and you may never go back to traditional products again.