THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ORGANIC
People are reading labels and asking more questions about what’s in the food they eat, and the personal products they and their family use. The largest organ the body has and the 1 defense is the skin. Everything we touch and use on our bodies gets assimilated through the skin. So over time we take in a lot of chemicals, including petroleum products. Shampoos, lotions, hair product and toothpastes have questionable ingredients in them and the containers that hold them. Here are just a few examples of chemicals we come in contact with on a daily basis:
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, which is in most shampoos, was originally created to wash aircraft! Because of it’s sudsing ability and it can be made cheaply.
Propylene Glycol is an alcohol that is most commonly used as a skin-conditioning agent and is associated with being an irritant and causing allergic contact dermatitis.
Parabens are an agent that preserves ingredients in over 25,000 cosmetic products so they will have a longer shelf life. Unfortunately, parabens can mimic estrogen, which is known to play a role in breast cancers. 19 out of 20 women with breast cancer had parabens found in the breast tumors. Butylparabens can adversely affect the secretion of testosterone and the function of the male reproductive system in newborn males.
These chemicals accumulate over the years and we that are body workers are in the business of keeping you in good health. So we have made sure that we use only organic products here at Bambù Organic Massage
Here are a few websites you can use to find out more about these ingredients and how to avoid them: