Stay Away from Phthalates!


No Room for Chemicals

In one of my earlier posts I had talked about the endless list of chemicals found in our everyday cremes, lotions and other hygiene products, their harmful effect and in the uselessness in the products overall.  Today I want to dive into this a bit further because we need to be more aware of how these chemicals surround us in common everyday items and even in foods so we can avoid them whenever possible.

I know it is hard to find the time to make all of the skin care items, soaps and household cleaners yourself, I know how much easier it is to just go ahead and grab whatever it is you need right off of the shelves of the nearest store.  However, I am convinced, that we owe ourselves much more than that, we deserve better!

Once again, I would like to bring up the phthalates.  This is a big nasty found in all products which contain fragrances.  It is found in Shampoos, perfumes and cleaners.  This chemical is also used to make plastic soft and squishy and is added into your infant’s toy or in your pet’s rubber chew toy.  This is a chemical, which will lead to disruptions of the hormone system; reproductive abnormalities and it can be an additional cause for higher risks for diabetes.  True, we can’t stay away from this chemical entirely since it is also used in medical tubing and PVC, but we can ban it from our bathroom shelves.  Get into the habit of reading the labels and opt for fragrance free products or choose items that list essential oils on their labels.

Sadly enough, these phthalates have found their way into our foods, a place they most surely do not belong!   My mantra ” keep it simple!!



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