Svaha Spirit Series ~ The Story of Cosmetics

I’m just going to say it – I have issues with my hormones right now.  I’m dealing with it.  I’m determined to normalize my hormones naturally; without the use of synthetic drugs.  I’m at the beginning of my treatment so I’ll have to let you know how it goes.  Through all of this, however, I discovered that certain substances in the food we eat and the products we lather ourselves with can have a detrimental effect on our hormone levels.  Interesting.  The video below did not come as a huge surprise to me then.

After seeing Annie Leonard’s latest “The Story of Stuff” series entitled “The Story of Cosmetics”, I began searching through pages and pages of Health Canada’s website to see if we in Canada are any safer than our southern neighbors.  The good news is, I think we are. The bad news is, I don’t think we are.  It sounds like our government is strict about what substances are allowed but then it gets really wishy-washy about what they consider are safe levels of toxins.  And when I really think about it, I just don’t believe that Pantene and Estee Lauder recreate their products and then import Canadians their safer versions.  Tell me if I’m wrong…please tell me I’m wrong.  I do think we should all question these products and as powerful consumers, we should demand safe ingredients for ourselves and our families.  Awareness is the first step.

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2 thoughts on “Svaha Spirit Series ~ The Story of Cosmetics

  1. Great information Bonnie! I LOVE my Pantene for all the wax it has in it to make my hair shinny and beautiful! I didn’t however know it had toxins in it that were a danger to my health, I try to only wash my hair every 3-4 days though so maybe that helps! It’s hard enough to read labels of things we ingest but I suppose our skin absorbs all these creams ect which is just the same, I will consciously start to be more aware and go to the site safecosmetics.org. Great post! Here’s the link http://www.safecosmetics.org/

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