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“The Dirty Dozen”

“The Dirty Dozen”
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Hidden chemicals in your everyday products

Each year we have new resolutions and goals set to achieve.  Last year at the top of my list was to actively and work on systematically reducing the amount of chemicals my family was exposed to.  Right down to conning the children to change their favourite products over to chemical and flavour free.  Now I am not saying I achieved a 100% strike rate but I would say a good solid 95%.  This I can live with, as my reading on the subject has suggested that we are now exposed to in access of 200 different chemicals in the home every day, as a minimum.

The connection between exposure of these chemicals to food allergies and various associated symptoms is also extremely interesting.  My own experience has shown that by reducing my exposure to chemicals along with avoiding the various food ingredients I know cause me “grief”, some of my irritating complaints have definitely reduced and in some cases disappeared ie: rashes on my fingers under my rings”.

Many people do not realise that your body’s largest organ is your skin.  Commercial products that contain any of the “dirty dozen” can be absorbed directly into the blood stream causing various nasty reactions.

So the top 12 ingredients I want to share with you to watch out for in your ingredients list of your personal care products are:

  1. Propylene Glycol (PG)/Butylene Glycol
  2. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)/ Sodium Laureth Sulfate(SLES)
  3. DEA (diethanolamine)/ MEA (Monoethanolaniine) TEA (triethanolamine)
  4. Sodium Hydroxide
  5. Triclosan
  6. DMDM & Urea (Imidazolidinyl)
  7. Liutane or Propane
  8. Alcohol, Isopropyl (SD-40)
  9. Mineral Oil
  10. FD & C Colour Pigments
  11. Fragrances
  12. Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) So in 2010, I discovered the important link between food allergies and the effects of continuous daily exposure of chemicals. It is terribly important to reduce the exposure of chemicals both in the home and the personal care products we use on our skin daily to initiate supporting our good health and assisting our bodies to heal and become less sensitive to various foods and our environment.

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