It's not just what you put IN your body that impacts your health... what you put ON your body is equally as important! According to the Environmental Working Group, women expose themselves to 168 chemicals per day through their personal care products, and men expose themselves to 85 unique chemicals. Yikes.
It's important to take a look at your personal care products and make sure that what you are putting on your body is as safe as what you are putting in it. After all, your skin is your largest organ on your body, and whatever you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream. Before you purchase personal care products, read the ingredients list- my rule of thumb is, if I wouldn't put it on my plate, I won't put it on my skin!
Today I want to talk about a product we all use- soap! Assuming you shower daily, you could be rubbing scary ingredients into your skin every morning such as:
and that's really just scratching the surface!
Many of the above are known endocrine disruptors (aka they mess with your hormones) and are linked to many health issues like kidney disease, weakened immune system, and more.
You all know I love supporting small businesses, so I'm excited to introduce you to a company that is Holistic in Houston-approved for personal care products! Meet iHeart Nature, a company that creates eco-conscious skincare and wellness products that are sustainable sourced. Their soaps are made in the USA, eco friendly, nontoxic and cruelty-free. Bonus- they are headquartered right here in Houston, so not only are you helping the environment and your health, but you're also supporting our local economy by shopping with them!
Check out their amazing soaps- the ingredients are literally clean enough to eat! My personal favorite is the Turmeric Clove Bar. I developed a bit of eczema on my underarm and after 2 months of consistently using this soap, it's completely gone!
They also have skincare and hair products- I highly recommend the Matcha Face Mask for a calming + soothing face treatment that leaves your skin feeling sooo luxurious.
Friends, remember that you are always voting with your dollar, whether your realize or not. Make sure you are supporting businesses that care about the ingredients they put in your products, and those who care about the impact they make on the community. Check out iHeart Nature now!
Disclaimer- this post is not sponsored. iHeart Nature sent me some products to try, which I have used consistently for the last 3 months and LOVED! I will always be 100% transparent about my affiliation with the products/companies I promote, and I only promote products/companies that I believe in wholeheartedly.