Hello there! This is a blog that gives you natural skincare tips, DIY skin recipes, talks about herbs, and flowers
Hi, SORRY THAT I’VE BEEN GONE FOR SO LONG!!!
OK, back to herbs..
Here are a (small) list of herbs and their benefits
I’m going to try going No ‘Poo … wish me luck
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics announced today that 335 companies have been named Champions and met the goals of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, a voluntary pledge to avoid chemicals banned by health agencies outside the U.S. and to fully disclose product ingredients to consumers. The new report, Market Shift: The Story of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics and the Growth in Demand for Safe Cosmetics, explores the story of how a coalition of non-profit organizations worked directly with companies to raise the bar of safety within the cosmetics industry — pioneering a shift towards increased consumer protection and transparency.
Efforts like those headed by the Campaign have increased awareness and consumer demand for products made without hazardous chemicals — making natural and safe cosmetics the fastest growing segment within the industry. Yet, there is still plenty of work left to do to ensure safe cosmetics are not simply a segment of the industry, but the standard by which all companies adhere to.
For this to happen, consumers need to care about product safety. Every time you shop, what you buy places a “vote” for safety standards. By making conscious decisions to support companies who raise the safety bar, the collective voice of consumer spending can have a tremendous influence on the industry, regulators and the safety standards for future generations.
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
For many of you, product safety sounds like a no-brainer idea, but the truth is in the details. You may be wondering, what it really means for a product to be safe and why you should even care in the first place. After all, why would companies deliberately use chemicals that are dangerous? And, while we could debate the moral arguments related to safe cosmetics and companies who use hazardous chemicals, what you really need to know is that what you don’t know can place your health at risk.
Safe Cosmetics: A Reality Check
According to the Campaign report and research, did you know?
Start Protecting Your Health in 3 Easy Steps
The truth about cosmetics safety can be disheartening, but there are steps you can take to use what you know to take action and protect your health. Here are three steps to start:
Now that you’re in the know, spread the word and make a difference in the fight to raise the safety bar in the cosmetics industry, for everyone’s health. Learn more about the Market Shift report and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics: http://safecosmetics.org/marketshift
Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great thanksgiving weekend. Forget the Windex, here’s a recipe for a natural, non-toxic homemade cleaner. It is inexpensive to make and you probably have the ingredients in your kitchen!
1 cup white distilled vinegar
*optional- 20 drops antibacterial essential oil(s) of your choosing
Such as: pine, lavender, tea tree, grapefruit, peppermint, rosemary, lemon or eucalyptus.(The essential oil(s) add extra cleaning power, elimanate germs, and masks the scent of the vinegar. Plus it smells great too!)
After you added your ingredient(s) pour into a spray bottle and shake.
Ammonia and why you should avoid it as much as possible
According to the Internet - Ammonia exposure can cause serious health problems. It will irritate and burn eyes, throat, and nose when inhaled. In higher concentrations it can produce severe coughing and choking fits. Prolonged exposure to ammonia in gas or liquid form can severely irritate the eyes and skin, and result in permanent scarring of the cornea and chemical burns on the skin and lungs. Using ammonia in enclosed areas is also dangerous, as is mixing the chemical with bleach, for the combination can produce extremely toxic chlorine gas.
Although ammonia exists in small quantities in the natural environment, chemical plants use sophisticated technology to extract it for industrial use. As these facilities often have huge quantities of dangerous substances like ammonia, chemical plant explosions often pose an immediate and potentially fatal danger to the surrounding community. Few people realize the daily risks of living next to one of these ticking time-bombs, and fewer still know what to do should the worst occur.
Ammonia spills and chemical plant explosions are one of the realities of life in the modern world, but should these accidents occur it is the duty of those responsible to provide help for those they injure. If they do not, the victims of these disasters need to take legal action in order to recover compensation for their pain and suffering. If you or someone you know endured injury or loss due to an ammonia accident, you need to contact an ammonia exposure attorney right away. The statute of limitations on your case is already running, and if you hesitate you could lose your chance for justice. Don’t risk your future.
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The rocking chair crushing my foot lol