I now make a lot of my own body products. I make a balm with beeswax and olive oil and I use coconut oil for lotion and for toothpaste! ha ha, yes! I do. That’s really all I need for everything now. The only thing I still buy is shampoo and then I make sure it’s organic and has minimal ingredients. I use a natural non-toxic deodorant as well. I’ve tried homemade versions of those things too, but I’ve not been happy with them. I will likely continue experimenting, however.
Not only is it much healthier it’s much less expensive too!
The Story of Cosmetics, released on July 21st, 2010, examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from lipstick to baby shampoo. Produced with Free Range Studios and hosted by Annie Leonard, the seven-minute film by The Story of Stuff Project reveals the implications for consumer and worker health and the environment, and outlines ways we can move the industry away from hazardous chemicals and towards safer alternatives. The film concludes with a call for viewers to support legislation aimed at ensuring the safety of cosmetics and personal care products.
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