Bath and Body Blog
With a relatively new push from Johnson's to appear 'free of toxic chemicals', it's important to realize marketing strategies are not entirely honest. Although SOME of Johnson's products are Phthalate and Paraben free, they still contain ingredients known to cause acute and chronic skin allergies, inflammation and skin damage. Take a look at some information we compiled in hopes to motivate more people to start investigating individual ingredients in the products they use.
Ever heard of Palm Oil or Palm Oil Kernel? Chances are you’ve heard the words, but the details about this fast growing import are likely hazy at best. Well, allow us to clear some of the fog away and reveal the big picture. Whether you know it or not you have at least 5 products in your home that contain Palm Oil or Palm Oil Kernel, and sources show that most of those products lead to a loss of life. (1-4)
Just an FYI for when your shopping around
com·e·do·gen·ic , (kämədōˈjenik) is another one of those words that your computer might put a squiggly red line under. Its actually a medical /cosmetic term to describe the tendency of something to clog pores and cause breakouts. Comedogenic numbers or ratings are values between 0-5 assigned to oils, waxes, butters, botanicals, etc. to measure their relative tendency to clog pores. Everyone has a different reaction to oils depending on pore sizes and skin type, so just because an oil has a rating of 4, doesn't mean that it will clog your pores, it just means its more likely to clog your pores than oils with ratings of 1,2 or 3.
This post contains a pretty thorough list of oils, butters, waxes, botanicals, herbs, minerals, etc.
Don't Let Commercial SOAP Frame Your Perception of Bar SOAP
This topic needs to be addressed. I feel kind of silly for being passionate about raising SOAP awareness, but commercial SOAP manufacturers are ruining the reputation of bar SOAP and very possibly damaging your skin.....