In Cosmetology School I learned the chemicals involved in the beauty world. I learned about hair, make-up, hair color, waxing, skin care, and cosmetics. I loved the beautiful colors I could change my usually blonde locks into. I learned about the skin and how it worked. Eventually I began to wonder about what effect the chemicals might be having on people. I still struggled with horrible breakouts, painfully dry scalp, and constant rashes. No matter how close to natural a product claimed to be, I still suffered. I also had horrible migraines on a daily basis, and was taking up to 15 Excedrin a day to combat them.
My Mother gave me a book that opened my eyes to what was going on in the salon, with the chemicals, and in my own body. The book is called "The Green Beauty Guide," by Julie Gabriel. In this book, Julie, a former Beauty Magazine editor, writes about the beauty indussty as well as her own journey into green beauty. What really struck me was her list of 100 Toxic Cosmetic ingriedients. I am going to paste it in here. I suggest you grab your baby shampoo, lotion, and facewash and check out the ingriedients list. What will scare you the most is not that they are in one product, but just how many there are in every product. Over time, these checmicals build up in your Lymph system, near your Lymphnodes, and eventually can cause tumors or worse. They have even found "Triclosan," a common hand sanitizer and soap addative, in breast cancer tumors!