Watch What You Put ON Your Body
What you put on your body is just as important as what you put in it
These days we are addicted to beauty and personal care products. There are so many products crowding the market, claiming to keep you young, repair damaged skin and making you overall healthy. It’s everywhere from TV, magazines or just a visit to the drugstore. Shmutzies believes in natural skincare.
We buy so many beauty products and end up wasting them because they either aren’t doing what they claim, or we have moved on to something else promising to be better and more effective. All the while, we are completely unaware of the chemicals they contain and their potentially harmful effects on our bodies. We need to be just as aware of what we put on our bodies as to what we put in it.
Making healthier food choices has been made so easier for us over the years. We read the food labels and listen to doctors who tell us what foods are best to consume. We become aware of what we are putting into our body and so we become more informed to make better food choices. However, it may not occur to us that what we are putting on our skin could be equally, if not even more harmful as ingesting chemicals through food.
Skin is the body’s largest organ. It absorbs about 60-70% of what we feed it with. What we put on our skin makes its way into our blood, tissues, and organs, and therefore has an impact on our health just as much as what we put in our mouth. If you are putting toxic chemicals on your skin, you are inevitably making yourself toxic.
Take a moment to go into your bathroom, pick a few products and look at the ingredients list. You may find most of them list words that you can’t recognize or pronounce. If your body can’t recognize the ingredients that make their way into your bloodstream because they don’t come from nature, then there is a good chance it won’t know how to process them. These start to build up and this is when imbalances and issues begin to arise.
Becoming more natural starts by making small changes, such as changing big box shampoos with organic and eco-friendly ones. The key is to be more conscious of your choices, read labels, and encourage companies that are making safe and environment-friendly products.
Shmutzies has had the privilege of creating our own natural bath and beauty products. Our products are handmade in small batches in Newtown using the purest ingredients. We care about the environment and what you put on your skin. We use pure essential oils, butters, and other natural ingredients that are good for your skin and smell good so that you can calm your mind while you are using them.