When it comes to going “low tox” our personal beauty products are typically the biggest culprits in contributing to the toxins our body absorbs.
Your skin is your biggest organ, and all those pores on your skin means everything you put on it is absorbed into your body. You wouldn’t put petrol all over your skin would you? So why would you use products that contain petroleum (a by product of petrol waste)?
Checking product ingredients has become automatic for us, but we understand how overwhelming it can be. And sometimes feels like a bit of a Year 12 Science exam trying to pronounce some of those ingredients.
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When it comes to hair, we are either trying to get rid of it, or make it grow! Making it grow is the trickier one, so products like the Noosa Basics Eye Lash + Brow Revitaliser can definitely help.
Whether you just want to give your lashes and brows a boost, or you have had a battle with chemotherapy, regrowing that hair can actually be possible.
Castor oil has been known to help with hair growth for years, so no surprise that’s what is in the Eye Lash + Brow Revitaliser. And two kinds of castor oil too. Bonus.
Adding some essential oils to the tube is something we love doing to give the hair that extra love. Lavender, Rosemary and Ylang Ylang all are great at supporting hair growth, so a drop of each will give it an extra boost.
Simply apply to lashes and brows at night and go to sleep! Doesn’t get much easier than that.
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Deciding to go organic and low toxic is an easy decision to make in your mind. Then it becomes totally overwhelming. Where do you start?
It’s easy it start if you start slow. Make it a slow process. Make a priority list and work through it item by item.
Lets focus on fruit and vegetables first. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has produced a list of the most pesticide laden fruit and vegetables. The first 12 on this list are referred to as the “Dirty Dozen”. This is a great place to start. These are the most pesticide laden foods. If you and your family eat a lot of items on this list, then try and choose organic for these (where possible of course).
The “Clean 15” list on the other hand identified the non-organic produce least likely to be contaminated with pesticide levels. This is where you don’t always have to reach for the organic option (unless you want to of course!)
The Dirty Dozen
- Sweet Bell Peppers / Capsicum + Chillies
The Clean 15
- Sweet Corn*
- Frozen sweet peas
- Honeydew melon
- Rockmelon / Cantaloupe
* most corn and papaya is grown from GMO seeds (which is a whole other issue), so would always suggest getting organic here where possible.
To access the full list by the EWG click here.
When it comes to washing your fruit and vegetables (you do wash them don’t you?), water alone will not remove the pesticides. Soak them in a mix of water and baking soda (plus some cheap white vinegar if you have it) for about 10 minutes, then wash clean. This will remove loads of the crap that is sitting on the skin (and you don’t want invading your body).