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I am an independent consultant with Spagirl Gourmet and love to share the gift of good healthy skincare! I am a mom to my "fur kids" and have a great husband who I am thankful to have.

Company Avoids Chemicals in their Bath and Body Products.

It's no mystery but common sense, that what we apply to our skin absorbs into our body. Just like the stop smoking patch, heart patch or birth control patch, everyday products like soaps, body washes, lotions and moisturizers, release chemicals into the bloodstream.

Our skin functions as an organ that can absorb and excrete both nutrients and toxins through its pores. The condition of your skin is a powerful reflection of just how healthy you are on the inside.

Because your skin has the ability to absorb whatever you put on it, careful choices are critical. You want to give your skin the same thoughtful care you give your internal organs.

We believe containers when they show a "danger" warning, or a "skull and crossbones" to warn of toxins in a product. And we respond by not applying them to our skin or eating them!

Potential toxins used in the name of beauty -- not a fair trade...
Yet many skin care products use ingredients with unrecognizable and unpronounceable names.
It is well-proven that when you apply these chemicals to your skin, they enter your bloodstream and become integrated into your body tissues.
Potentially harmful ingredients continue to be used. Why? Because they are cheap, readily available, and easily diluted.
Go grab the bottles of skin moisturizers you currently use. You might find that your personal care products contain one or probably more of many potentially dangerous ingredients.
Here are a few of the most common suspicious ingredients:

Mineral Oil, Paraffin, and Petrolatum -- Petroleum products that coat the skin like plastic, clogging pores and creating a build-up of toxins, which in turn accumulate and can lead to dermatologic issues. Slows cellular development, which can cause you to show earlier signs of aging. Suspected cause of cancer. Disruptive of hormonal activity. By the way, when there's an oil spill in the ocean, don't they rush to clean it up -- fast? Why put that stuff on your skin?

Parabens -- Widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic industry (including moisturizers). An estimated 13,200 cosmetic and skin care products contain parabens. Studies implicate their connection with cancer. They have hormone-disrupting qualities -- mimicking estrogen -- and interfere with the body's endocrine system. Tested - 18 out of 20 breast cancer tumors contain high levels of parabens.

Phenol carbolic acid-- Found in many lotions and skin creams. Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma and even death from respiratory failure.

Propylene glycol -- Used as a moisturizer in cosmetics and as a carrier in fragrance oils. Shown to cause dermatitis, kidney or liver abnormalities, and may inhibit skin cell growth or cause skin irritation.

Acrylamide-- Found in many hand and face creams. Linked to mammary tumors in lab research.Sodium laurel or lauryl sulfate (SLS), also known as sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)-- Found in car washes, engine degreasers, garage floor cleaners... and in over 90% of personal care products! SLS breaks down the skin's moisture barrier, easily penetrates the skin, and allows other chemicals to easily penetrate. Combined with other chemicals, SLS becomes a "nitrosamine", a potent class of carcinogen. It can also cause hair loss. SLES is sometimes disguised with the labeling "comes from coconut" or "coconut-derived".

Toluene -- Poison! Danger! Harmful or fatal if swallowed! Harmful if inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Made from petroleum or coal tar, and found in most synthetic fragrances. Chronic exposure linked to anemia, lowered blood cell count, liver or kidney damage, and may affect a developing fetus. Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) contains toluene. Other names may include benzoic and benzyl.

Dioxane-- Found in compounds known as PEG, Polysorbates, Laureth, ethoxylated alcohols. Common in a wide range of personal care products. The compounds are usually contaminated with high concentrations of highly volatile 1,4-dioxane, easily absorbed through the skin.

Dioxane's carcinogenicity was first reported in 1965 and later confirmed in studies including one from the National Cancer Institute in 1978. Nasal passages and liver are the most vulnerable. Dioxane is easily removed during the manufacturing process by "vacuum stripping". Warning: It is a synthetic derivative of coconut. Watch for hidden language on labels, such as "comes from coconut".
So, do you want to put these chemicals on your skin? Hopefully not...

You might be so used to products that contain these potential toxins that you've never even considered the alternatives.

With SPAGIRL GOURMET you get the alternative!!!

Visit our website today and shop for all your good for your skin bath and body products...along with a complete facial line!!!!

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