For years, like most ladies, I used to lather my body with store bought creams, from top end brands to organic ones, with all sorts of claims on the labels, from keeping you hydrated to looking younger, at the same time I battled with thyroid issues, although I’ve all my life instinctively ate clean, I still couldn’t figure out, why my thyroid hormones were unbalanced, after studying Naturopathy however, I now know what the chemicals in these beauty product were contributing to my over all health and specially my thyroid, a typical store bought cream or beauty product contains; sodium lauryl sulphates (SLS/SLES), parabens, propylene glycol, bleach, aluminium and more…These chemicals are very hormone disruptors and can also cause Oestogen dominance which can trigger cyclical skin outbreaks.
- It takes just 26 seconds for these chemicals in your personal care products to enter your bloodstream and studies now show that, we absorb approximately 60% of what we put onto our skin.Of course eating healthy and mindfully is the key to a lasting healthy glowing skin, making sure we are getting enough adequate amounts of macro and micro nutrients, especially Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin E, Essential fats….& not forgetting water!! never the less what we put on our skin is a contributing factor. Remember‘‘There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness’’ Maria Mitchell
Watch my videos here to learn how to simply make your own home made skin products, most of the ingredients can be bought from your local herbalist or Amazon, for bees wax, you can buy it from any bee keeper.
- Shea butter
- Few drops of Lavender essential oil, Ylang Ylang oil, Jojoba oil, and mix well with coconut oil.