A Shower A Day Keeps the Chemicals Away

Going organic in your diet and in your personal care products does not have to be an all at once process. When I first went organic, I started with baby steps. I still had a lot of products I had already purchased and I wasn’t about to throw out that expensive eye shadow…I have been holding onto them for a while now…it’s time to let them go!  But for some of your products, you may want to sweep them all into the garbage immediately because you’re simply horrifed at what the ingredients can do. For others, you may say, “Well I’ll just use it up, then I will buy a better alternative,” (and I am here to tell you about those alternatives!)

Figure out what you’re able to do and do it! Going organic is a big change and it can be an expensive one. That is why you need to prioritize. Most of us are struggling with the economy right now and you’re probably thinking, “What is she talking about? How can I possibly do this?” The task might seem daunting. But if you truly want to make a change for yourself and your family and you are committed to this, go for it. If the only thing you can do right now is buy one thing, that is a great start. But what to start with?

A shower filter is essential. I first learned of this through Kevin Trudeau’s book. Although a small, step, it can make a huge difference. You may notice your skin is dry or irritated after showers. This could actually be from a combination of reasons. First, the soap you use probably contains sodium laurel sulfate (mixed with other toxins and synthetic preservatives.) Second, most municipal waters are highly treated with chemicals to make it “safe” (ha!) With a shower filter, you will see softer more healthy looking skin. When I first had a shower with my filter, I was amazed at my skin (didn‘t even need lotion!)

Shower filters are reasonably priced and are available at hardware stores or check out More Than Alive for great info and options. Why is a shower filter so important? When you shower, your pores are open, absorbing the chemicals in the water. It’s a bit like a gas chamber. The filter takes the chlorine, fluoride and other toxins out, making the shower what it should be, a truly pure cleansing experience. To maintain the filter, you simply need to replace the filter (about $10) every 6 months to a year, depending on how toxic your water is. You will see how black and icky the filter is when you replace it! So if you take one little step at a time, eventually, you will be living a 100% pure organic lifestyle. If you need any more tips on transitioning into the organic way, send me your questions and stay tuned to the blog. Subscribe for automatic e-mail updates so you don’t miss a post! Until next time, stay natural, stay beautiful…Robin

Robin started her career as an educator of children and has now become an educator for adults everywhere who want to know the truth about what they put into their bodies through the skin. She is passionate about educating people to make better health and beauty choices.
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  • Tara

    I have a question!

    I have a few almost full bottles of toxic beauty products that I don’t want any more, but I have my eye on the bottles to use them for my own natural concoctions… Do you have any thoughts on simply tipping the contents down the sink or perhaps putting it in another container in landfill… is there any environmentally preferable disposal method?

    Tricky one I know!

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Natural Organics

    Hi Tara,

    I’m sorry this took a while but I had to think about this! I even posed your question out on Facebook! Most cities have hazardous waste disposal methods, such as collecting it at a park and at certain times of the month. I’d check with your local municipality as to the times when you can do this. You were right…this was a tricky one, but I am so glad you’re switching over to safer cosmetics. Also I wanted to mention to you that the bottles may be a concern as well. Make sure if they’re plastic that they’re BPA free. You may want to invest in some higher quality glass bottles for re-use.