EWG.org, and it’s sub-group Skin Deep, is a research group that delves into product safety, metals, water safety, healthy homes, healthy diets and many other areas that will help you stay safe. They rate products from 1-10 and you can easily see where to cut back on poisons.
Think Dirty is an app that offers manufacturers the opportunity to partner with them and present safe product to you. It can read barcodes on 1,738,070 products. This allows you to choose shampoo, hair color, cosmetics, hand sanitizers, sunscreen, baby products, nail polish and cleaning supplies that register as low as zero in toxicity rather than commercial products that easily climb to ten.
Making the switch to clean products is more of a journey than a line in the sand. You learn as you go and slowly your life cleans up. What you will find for sure is that clean products are different. They don’t seem usual, but once you learn to love them, there is no going back.
You will also find that scents and lathering are very different. The chemicals that create those elements are usually highly toxic. Lastly, you should not expect your new products to last years and years in the cupboard. Clean products are not laden with the chemicals that make them shelf stable for extended periods. Instead they feed your body through your skin and scalp which means the freshness is important.
Yes we live in a toxic world and yes this is just one small way to improve conditions for your body, but why not? Once you know, the responsibility to stop the casual use of poison in your life, for your own body, for others and for the earth in general is now your responsibility.