Save Your Skin

 

Your skin protects you from so many thing,did you you know it is the largest organ you have. it protect you from so many germs and diseases. So you want to make sure you keep it hydrated and intact. The follow ingredients can cause break downs in the the skin which can lead to many health problems later on down the line. I am aware that we all can not live naturally an organic all the time. This list will help you to become more aware of what you are putting on your skin. if you would like to take this list one step further. There is a book available called A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients. I feel as though this book is a great investment. Take good care of your skin and your skin will take good cqre of you.

Alcohol, Isopropyl (SD-40): a very drying and irritating solvent and dehydrator that strips your skin’s moisture and natural immune barrier, making you more venerable to bacteria, molds and viruses. It is made from propylene, a petroleum derivative and is found in many skin and hair products, fragrance, antibacterial hand washes as well as shellac and antifreeze. It can act as a “carrier” accelerating the penetration of other harmful chemicals into your skin. It may promote brown spots and premature aging of skin. A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients says it may cause headaches, flushing, dizziness, mental depression, nausea, vomiting, narcosis, anesthesia, and coma. Fatal ingested dose is one ounce or less.

DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine) & TEA (triethanolamine): hormone-disrupting chemicals that can form cancer-causing nitrates and nitrosamines. These chemicals are already restricted in Europe due to known carcinogenic effects. In the United States however, they are still used despite the fact that Americans may be exposed to them 10-20 times per day with products such as shampoos, shaving creams and bubble baths. Dr. Samuel Epstein (Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Illinois) says that repeated skin applications…. of DEA-based detergents resulted in major increase in incidence of liver and kidney cancer. The FDA’s John Bailey says this is especially important since “the risk equation changes significantly for children”.

DMDM Hydantion & Urea (Imidazolidinyl): just two of many preservatives that often release formaldehyde which may cause joint pain, skin reactions, allergies, depression, headaches, chest pains, ear infections, chronic fatigue, dizziness, and loss of sleep. Exposure may also irritate the respiratory system, trigger heart palpitations or asthma, and aggravate coughs and colds. Other possible side effects include weakening the immune system and cancer.

FD&C Color Pigments: synthetic colors made from coal tar, containing heavy metal salts that deposit toxins into the skin, causing skin sensitivity and irritation. Absorption of certain colors can cause depletion of oxygen in the body and death. Animal studies have shown almost all of them to be carcinogenic.

Fragrances: mostly synthetic ingredients can indicate the presence of up to four thousand separate ingredients, many toxic or carcinogenic. Symptoms reported to the FDA include headaches, dizziness, allergic rashes, skin discoloration, violent coughing and vomiting, and skin irritation. Clinical observation proves fragrances can affect the central nervous system, causing depression, hyperactivity, irritability, inability to cope, and other behavioral changes.
Alternative – Organic Essential Oils.

Mineral Oil: petroleum by-product that coats the skin like plastic, clogging the pores. Interferes with skin’s ability to eliminate toxins, promoting acne and other disorders. Slows down skin function and cell development, resulting in premature aging. Used in many products such as baby oil which is 100% mineral oil!
Alternatives – Moisture Magnets (Saccharide Isomerate) from beets; Ceramides, Jojoba and other vegetable oils, etc.

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG): potentially carcinogenic petroleum ingredient that can alter and reduce the skin’s natural moisture factor. This could increase the appearance of aging and leave you more vulnerable to bacteria. Used in cleansers to dissolve oil and grease. It adjusts the melting point and thickens products. Also used in caustic spray-on oven cleaners.

Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycol: gaseous hydrocarbons which in a liquid state act as “surfactant” (wetting olagents and solvents). They easily penetrate the skin and can weaken protein and cellular structure. Commonly used to make extracts from herbs. PG is strong enough to remove barnacles from boats! The EPA considers PG so toxic that it requires workers to wear protective gloves, clothing and goggles and to dispose of any PG solutions by burying them in the ground. Because PG penetrates the skin so quickly, the EPA warns against skin contact to prevent consequences such as brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities. But there isn’t even a warning label on products such as stick deodorants, where the concentration is greater than in most industrial applications.
Alternatives – water extracted herbs, Therapeutic Essential Oils, etc.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES): detergents and surfactants that pose serious health threats. Used in car washes, garage floor cleaners and engine degreasers – and in 90% of personal-care products that foam. Animals exposed to SLS experience eye damage, depression, labored breathing, diarrhea, severe skin irritation, and even death. Young eyes may not develop properly if exposed to SLS because proteins are dissolved. SLS may also damage the skins immune system by causing layers to separate and inflame. When combined with other chemicals, SLS can be transformed into nitrosamines, a potent class of carcinogens. Your body may retain the SLS for up to five days, during which tie it may enter and maintain residual levels in the heart, liver, the lungs, and the brain.
Alternative – Ammonium Cocoyl Isethionate.

Triclosan: a synthetic “antibacterial” ingredient – with a chemical structure similar to Agent Orange! The EPA registers it as a pesticide, giving it high scores as a risk to both human health and the environment. It is classified as a chlorophenol, a class of chemicals suspected of causing cancer in humans. Its manufacturing process may produce dioxin, a powerful hormone-disrupting chemical with toxic effects measured in the parts per trillion; that is only one drop in 300 Olympic-size swimming pools! Hormone disruptors pose enormous long-term chronic health risks by interfering with the way hormones perform, such as changing genetic material, decreasing fertility and sexual function, and fostering birth defects. It can temporarily deactivate sensory nerve endings, so contact with it often causes little or no pain. Internally, it can lead to cold sweats, circulatory collapse, and convulsions. Stored in body fat, it can accumulate to toxic levels, damaging the liver, kidneys and lungs and can cause paralysis, suppression of immune function,brain hemorrhages, and heart problems. Tufts University School of Medicine says that triclosan is capable of forcing the emergence of “super bugs” that it cannot kill. Its widespread use in popular antibacterial cleaners, tooth pasts and household products may have nightmare implications for our future.
Alternative – Therapeutic Essential Oils.

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When Did Eating Healthy Only Become Available To The 1%

 

When did eating healthy only become available to the 1%. I have noticed over the the last 8 years the prices of certain foods sky rockets  when mentioned on tv by certain doctors and health gurus here are some examples of the foods.

Walnuts cashews,pecans,honey maple syrup healthy cereals blue berries, have you seen the price of a pint of blueberries lately. When did eating organic become trendy?

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Natural and Organic Ways To Fight Foot Odor

 

The weather is changing and that means it is time to slip our feet into to boots and other closed in type shoes for the fall and winter months, Sometimes our feet sweat which can lead to embarrassing foot odor. So here are some ways to combat foot odor the natural and organic way with out harsh chemicals being placed on your feet.

1. Get container and had 1 cup of cornstarch then add for drops of peppermint oil to the cornstarch next mix up with a spoon let the mix sit over night make sure to a least mix the product for 2 minutes.  You can now use this mixture on in your shoes stockings and socks. Your feet and foot wear will thank you.

 

2.Good ole lemon juice is another way to fight foot odor  in a natural and organic fashion not only does this foot bath fight odor but it soften callouses and make them easier to  deal with. Prepare a foot bath or bucket with warm water then add 4 tables spoons of lemon juice to the water.

You also can use a lemon just cut the lemon in half and then squeeze the juice right into the water. Try to let your feet soak for at lest 10 minutes  take this time to just sit back and relax. Once the time is up gently take a foot scrubber a slough any rough skin. You will see and feel the the difference.No harsh  chemicals are needed just what Mother Nature has provided.

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Natural Organic Ways To Cope With Eczema

 

Some people in my family have had serious eczema issues.So  we have developed and discovered ways to help prevent and heal the skin from serious break outs so with being said lets get started. The first you must understand is your environment.

You must learn what your triggers are. A plain oatmeal bath is your best friend with two tablespoons of honey and one tablespoon of coconut oil. Run your self a tepid tub of water add the above ingredients and soak for 20 min. Your skin will thank you. Please just use plain oatmeal eczema does not like anything with perfume in it and just use white towels during a flare up to dry off  with.

The following recipe is is for a new friend of mine. Take 2 tablespoons of jojoba 1 table spoon of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of castor oil mix together well. Use on skin as soon as you get out of the shower. Watch how your skin will thank you. You may need to adjust recipe for your skin type.Feel free to leave comments or ask questions

 

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Give Your Water A Natural and Organic Boost

 

You know you must drink water but sometimes you may feel that water is just so boring. Well I looked around and found a couple ways that can take your water drinking experience to the next level.

1.Add lemon slices to a nice bottle of cold water or a pitcher.

2. You can add cucumbers and and a slice of melon to your seltzer water. You can do this with your regular water as well

3.Now if you want a real boost take a little edible peppermint oil and add just a dash to your water.

4.Basil is another natural way to spruce up your seltzer or non carbonated water. Just add a couple of leaves and let it sit for at least 30 minutes in your fridge then ad a lemon slice to it.

Natural and organic is the way to go when trying to keep healthy and beautiful.

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Natural and Organic Way To Attack Cellulite

 

Hello Ladies,
We all know the summer is upon us and with that comes bathing suit season. I will get right to the plan of attack.

You are going to need the following
1/3 cup of grape seed oil or more depending how much of and area you want to cover.
5 tablespoons of unused coffee grounds
5 tablespoons of coca
You are going to take these ingredients and mix them together into paste.
Then you are going to take the paste, and rub it in a circular motion all over your thighs and butt. Do this for 3-5 minutes
making sure to get all of your troubled areas. Then rinse off in the shower with warm water.

Extra Natural organic cellulite tips.
1.Grapefruit can help can reduce the appearance of cellulite as well, buy drinking the juice
and also applying the essential oil to the skin with a carrier oil like grape-seed oil or jojoba.
it is best if you drink the juice directly from the grapefruit or find a good quality grapefruit juice.

2.Make sure to drink plenty of water to keep toxins flowing out and staying in your body.

3.Invest in a skin brush or a great loofa sponge and use it to stimulate circulation Try to this 3 times a day 2 at the least.

The key to this natural treatment is persistence.

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Natural and Organic Calming Milk Bath For Irrtiated Skin

 

These days your skin takes a serious beating dealing with UV rays,detergent, etc all of these thing can cause much stress and trauma to your skin. So every now and then you need to give your a treat to thank it for every thing it does for you.
I can not think of a better way than to give your skin a soothing natural and organic bath treat. This bath will embrace and soothe your skin at the same time. The smell of the lavender will be sure to take the stress of your day away

Organic lavender essential oil 1 can of goats milk and 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil. With the olive oil
you can add more or less olive oil. This bath is very simple to do. As your bath water is running add 3-5 drops of lavender in your water, Then take the can of goats milk and pour into your bath water, next add the olive oil make sure to be careful when stepping in and out of your tub. Now just just step and relax maybe light a candle or two so you can truly enjoy you natural and organic bath time.

Enjoy,
Angelique Deleon

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Five Natural and Organic Beauty Tips For 2013

 

Happy New Year to all. Here are Five natural and organic beauty tips to give your beauty routine a boost.

1. Drink plenty of water to keep you skin clear and a beautiful.

2. Check the label of your products to see what is really in them.Many skin care companies abuse the natural and organic label so that they can sell products

3. Blueberries should become a staple in your diet,the benefits of blueberries are amazing. here are just a few benefits of eat blue berries.
1.Providing antioxidants
Anthocyanins, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, B complex and several minerals boost immunity and prevent infections. Now days with all of these super bugs running around, You want you immune system to be strong and healthy.

2. Slowing breakdown of bone
Blueberries fight osteoporosis by slowing the breakdown of bone with its multitude of vitamins and antioxidants.

4.If you are on a budget and need a under eye treatment, Well break open an vitamin E capsule and dab the liquid gently on the under eye and in the corners of the outer area of the eyes and dab a little on the eye lid.

5. Keep a aloe plant in your home this amazing plant has so many healing benefits. To me this plant is a natural and organic staple that should always be kept on hand.The gel that is inside of the aloe plant is good for the following:Burns, dry scalp, irritated skin.

Enjoy.
Angelique Deleon

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Where are my natural and organic bloggers?

 

I would love to trade links with and talk to other natural and organic bloggers out there.
Are you looking for a guest blogger? If so you do not have to look any further. I can deliver fresh content to your blog
that your subscribers will enjoy while,also enlightening them on the natural organic lifestyle.

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Natural and Organic Hair Mask Recipe

 

Our hair goes through so much on a daily basis, From sun damage to heating tools. The following recipe helped to retore the moisture in my hair. I would like to share it with you. The following items will be needed the best part is everything is natural so you do not have o worry about harsh chemical and word you can not pronounce going on your hair. If you are allergic to avocados or dairy this recipe may not be for you.

You will need.
1 Ripe avocado mashed
1 banana mashed
1 cup of coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon of olive oil
Mix all these ingredient together until well blended. Apply to the hair and let it sit for 15-20 minute’s. You can cover hair with a conditioning cap or set under the hair dryer if you wish. When done rinse and add your favorite natural moisturizer. This recipe can be changed to suit your hair type. I always say no one knows your hair better than you.

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