For the past few years, there have been some concerns raised with regard to the content of some of the products that we use for our hair and skin. This was what prompted our founder, Catherine Farrant, to set up this organic body care brand.
We have heard about carcinogenic substances being added to some of these products and it's time for us to be more aware of what we are using.
Today, we would look at dry shampoo that we use for our hair. Here are some of the harmful chemicals found in regular dry shampoo:1. Talc - Talc is a material made of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen and may also have asbestos fibers. It’s the asbestos fibers that are the scary part, which can pose health risks such as respiratory toxicity as well as cancer.
2. LPG's (Liquid Petroleum Gas) Butane, Propane & Isobutane - aerosols can make the air around you difficult to breathe, and can cause headaches, or even nausea to you and everyone near the area you’re spraying in. Exposure to high concentrations of butane, for instance, can lead to the inhibition of oxygen transportation in your blood.
3. Phenoxyethanol - studies have shown it can lead to developmental and reproductive issues as well as being linked to cancer.
4. Cetrimonium Chloride - this toxic dry shampoo ingredient has been classified by the AFH Library as toxic, irritating, and allergenic, not to mention lethal if orally ingested.
5. Alcohol - Excessive use of dry shampoos that contain alcohol can lead to long-term hair and scalp damage.
These are only a few of the substances in regular dry shampoo that are not super healthy for our bodies.
So, what's the alternative?
In our quest to ensure that we craft products (read recipes) that are good for our overall well-being and the planet, we have developed a new product - organic dry shampoo - now available on our online store!
If you are yet to find a skin regimen that works perfectly for your skin, you should try our Skincare Bundle. The natural bioavailable content of our product will work together with your skin to ensure the best skin treatment result for you.