Women absorb an estimated 2.5 kg of chemicals a year just from the makeup they use. Most items we rub on the skin end up in our bloodstream, and are distributed throughout our body.
The skin is actually our largest organ, and it is highly absorbent. A large portion of the toxins we are exposed to on a daily basis comes through our skin, not just through the food. Putting chemicals on our skin is actually worse than eating them. When we eat something, the enzymes in our saliva and stomach help to break it down and flush it out of our body. However, when we put these chemicals on our skin, they are absorbed straight into our bloodstream and going directly to our delicate organs. They tend to accumulate over time because we typically lack the necessary enzymes to break them down.
The United Nations Environmental Program estimates that approximately 70,000 chemicals are in common use across the world, with 1,000 new chemicals being introduced every year!
For example, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) is an approved ingredient by many eco and organic certification bodies even though nearly 16,000 studies mention the toxicity of sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). SLS is a surfactant used as foaming agent, detergent and emulsifier in thousands of cosmetic products and industrial cleaners.
Luckily, most of the beauty and skin care products can be made at home at affordable price and far superior quality. The recipes can be found all around the web and we also post them regularly on our blog http://foodinloveout.com along with many other natural beauty tips.
For those who don’t have the time or desire to go into the adventure of making the products, you can order them here and we will be more than happy to make them for you.
Oh Lou Lou's handmade beauty products are entirely made of natural and organic, mostly edible ingredients like raw butters, unrefined cold pressed vegetable oils and pure, organic or wild crafted essential oils.
This in essence means ZERO toxins, ZERO preservatives, ZERO dangerous ingredients.
This also means ZERO WATER and FILLERS - meaning 100% active ingrediants, also that a little goes a long way.
Our products are delicate and pure and since no preservatives are added, they need to be carefully handled (kept at dark and dry place, the temperature usually needs to be below 25C (77F).
Once you understand the need and importance for natural toxin-free products, staying true to them will be easy and rewarding!