Let’s Make This Christmas Better
Something that we men get every year, the generic shower gel and or spray deodorants. I get that as men, we smell, our inner child still hasn’t left us, we still revel in the thought of mud and grime. Spoiler alert, Men really are still 10 years old at heart. Why though, why are we getting these horrid generic, TOXIC gifts?
These products contain so many carcinogens it’s unreal! Why, why, why would anyone want to give a gift that is so poisonous? Maybe you don’t realise what is in a simple generic shower gel? let’s take Old Spice for an example.
Parabens are preservatives found in cosmetics and personal care products, and occasionally in certain processed foods. Many of us are exposed to parabens on a regular basis. Parabens have been measured in breast tissue, breast milk and placental tissue. High concentrations of parabens have been found to mimic the actions of oestrogen. Oestrogen is associated with increased breast cancer risk. Breast Cancer UK believes it is important to take precautionary measures to protect ourselves and our families, including reducing our exposures to oestrogen mimics, where possible.
This really gave me a wake-up call, let’s face it. the Americans are quite relaxed about most things, right? This is the view on nickel.
Nickel is a carcinogen, meaning that inhaling this substance is hazardous to your lungs and nasal canal. As a result, nickel is on the Hazardous Substance List in the United States as being one of the most dangerous alloys and is regulated by OSHA
What Can I Do
Quite simply, don’t buy toxic products, done give toxic gifts! It doesn’t take long, just a little research, you can find ample products that are safe, friendly and toxin free. One of my favourite shower gels at the moment would be the Benecos 3 in 1 shower gel, paraben and nickel free, its a really nice shower gel that you can even wash your hair with. If you want to know more or even buy it, just click here.
Love Arm Pits
Not in a weird way, but in a toxin-free way. Stop spraying toxins in the armpit, oh it smells nice…… That smell contains some serious nasties! I really do love my body friendly roll on.
Weleda makes a body-friendly roll on which smells nice but allows the skin to breathe still. it doesn’t stop sweat by blocking the pores but you don’t whiff. Don’t get me wrong, it does need a little transition period but so what? In the long run, this roll on could well save your life! No aluminium, no parabens, just a simple scented deodorant. Want to know more? Check it out or buy it here. Amazon currently has it on offer so that’s even better for the pocket too.
Yes. I will be bah humbug if I am gifted a box of toxins. If you didn’t know it was that bad, then please, learn from it. Don’t buy your children these things, don’t let them wear them, please! It might seem like I am waffling, I’m making it up, I must be, right? After all, it hasn’t been in the news? Well, that is because the industry is not regulated as strictly as it is not a food product! Please feel free to do some research and you will see just what horrors are being put on our skin. This Christmas lets give gifts that won’t damage the health of the people we love. We love them enough to buy them gifts so let’s give gifts that love them.
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