The skin is the largest single organ in the body and when people say that ‘we are what we eat’ they are partly right but in truth we are what we absorb and the sad truth is that we absorb many chemicals through our skin.
Even when we shower we absorb chemicals from the shower water – chlorine and anything else thats in the water. In truth the shower is probably one of the most harmful place in the home. Firstly we breath in the fine aerosol of chemicals created by the shower spray and then the warmth of the water opens up our skin pores to exacerbate the issue.
One scary though for today is that whenever we throw unused pharmaceutical drugs down the toilet (we recommend returning them to the Pharmacy) or just use pharmaceutical drugs they invariably end up in the sewer. Most people have never even thought about the way sewage treatment plants work but the sad truth is that these chemicals simply pass straight through. They then end up accumulating in the river water, sea water and ground water. Guess what we do them – yes you’ve got the picture – we then extract the water and feed it back into our water supplies. The water companies don’t test for chemicals generally or specifically and the reality si that the water we drink and wash in has all sorts of different chemicals in it and they all have the potential to harm.
We like to think that we are not adding to the chemical polutants and by using perfume free Shampoo and hair conditioners that have reduced chemical profiles that we are also protecting ourselves when we shower and bathe.
One of the best products out there is made in Denmark.
No perfume – For all hair types.
Ingrediens: Water, vegetable glycerine*, coconut and corn sugar soap, alcohol*, glyceride of coconut oil, glyceride of sunflower oil, citric acid. Nothing else.
* = Organic
International ingredients (INCI)2010: Aqua, glycerin*, coco-glucoside, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium coco-sulfate, alcohol*, glyceryl caprylate, glyceryl oleate, sodium cocoyl glutamate, citric acid. Nothing else.
* = ingredient from Organic farming.
100% of the total of the ingredients are of natural origin. 13% of the total of the ingredients proceed from Organic Agriculture.
Natural and Organic Cosmetics.
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Asthma-Allergy Association, Denmark
The Danish Astma-Allergy Association The Danish Astma-Allergy Association is a highly respected and reputable organization taking care of the interests of people who suffer from allergy. General advice on allergy and declaration of products which can be used by allergic people is part of their work.
To declare products in association with the Danish Astma-Allergy Association manufacturers must submit their recipes for control by external and independent specialists on allergy appointed by the Danish Astma-Allergy Association. Besides the total composition of the product the specialists check and approve the individual ingredients and the manufacturer of same, to assure the total product and the individual ingredients are safe for use by allergic people.
Products declared in association with the organization are allowed to be labeled with the blue logo of the Danish Astma-Allergy Association.
The Danish Astma-Allergy Association has sister organizations in other Scandinavian and continental European countries.