As an American, and a consumer, for a long time I believed that if something was on the shelves, that meant that it had been verified and tested for safety so I could use it without ever thinking about the ingredients. Sadly, the FDA has really let me down … and YOU when it comes to protecting us from harmful chemicals and ingredients in many of our personal products.
The European Union has spent the past two decades restricting or banning approximately 1,400 harmful chemicals and ingredients from personal care products. In Canada, the number of restricted ingredients is a little less than half that, at around 600.
Here in the United States, the FDA has banned 30 ingredients for use in personal care products! Let me say that again … the FDA has ONLY banned 30 ingredients that cannot be used in personal care products! So what are the other 1370 products that the European Union considers unsafe, that are allowed in American made products?
If you stop and really check, you will become surprised at what you are actually putting on your body, what’s in your home and what you are coming into contact with day after day. It can be discouraging, and overwhelming once you peel back the beautiful veneer of the labels and marketing that fills the shelves and makes the products that we reach for look like a wonderful choice. I know that when I first started, I got overwhelmed really quickly.
But there is power in knowledge and with knowledge comes responsibility. So don’t just jump back in, take one step … just a tiny one towards a cleaner lifestyle. I promise you that if you do, in 5 years you will look back and be amazed at where you started … not to mention how much better, brighter, happier, younger and less brain foggy you feel.
We will help you along the way, passing along what we have learned, and as a community we can share with one another!
Join us as we discover all that nature intended for us and as we work to make the world a healthier place by starting with ourselves. Here’s to a world that is not sick with environmental pollution and people whose bodies are humming with health like we were always meant to be. It seems like a dream, but you know, there are a lot of people who want this change! Come on the adventure and be a part of a movement of people who are going to heal this world.
With love … Becca