20 Toxic Ingredients to Avoid in Your Products

All this talk about the #CleanBeautyRevolution and toxic chemicals in your products. But how do you know what ingredients are toxic and how do you make better choices and find alternatives? I’m here to help!

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I posted this to my personal Instagram a few months ago. But I wanted to bring it up again for the purpose of this blog!

This is going to be a huge focus for this blog. I really want people to be aware of what ingredients are in their cosmetics and why the majority of generic cosmetics are toxic. 😲

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Manuka Honey Face Mask

I’m deathly afraid of bees. 🐝
But I love honey. 🍯

You win some, you lose some.

So what’s the buzz (had to do it) about manuka honey and why would you put it on your face?!?

Manuka honey comes from the Australia/New Zealand area from the nectar of a manuka tree. It doesn’t taste that great like typical honey, but it has some pretty amazing benefits for your skin.

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Recipe: Cold Brew Coffee

Summer may be winding down, but there is still time to enjoy some cold brew coffee! It’s different than iced coffee, btw! Instead of just pouring hot coffee over ice, you let the coffee grinds (grounds..? I don’t know) sit in water at room temperature for 12-18 hours. You don’t need any fancy equipment or espresso machines, either! Plus it’s less acidic than regular coffee (your teeth and stomach will thank you). ☕

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So Why Organic?

You see an organic apple and a conventional apple in the store and they look the exact same, only the organic one is more expensive. I can see why you’d buy the conventional one. But let me give you some info! 🍏

The literal definition of organic is “of, relating to, or obtained from living things” but what the heck does that mean and why does it make it better? When it comes to food, organic is the way to go. According to www.organic.org,

Simply stated, organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Animals that produce meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products do not take antibiotics or growth hormones.

That sounds nice, doesn’t it? But you might still be wondering why any of those things mentioned above are even bad to begin with.

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