Did you know?
You may want to consider using coconut oil for hair care and skin care. Many of personal care products on the market have harmful chemicals in them. In fact, out of the 10,500 chemical ingredients in our personal care products, only 11% have been assessed for health and safety. Although a product may be listed as “natural” doesn’t mean it is natural or safe to use. There are many products on the market listed as natural and/or organic but have harmful chemical ingredients. Coconut oil for hair care and skin care is free from harmful chemical ingredients.
Avoid The Following Chemicals In Hair Care and Skin Care Products:
Sodium Laurel Sulfate. This is used to give shampoo the foam and bubbles. It strips hair of its natural oils. It is actually a chemical used as an engine degreaser. It is toxic and can cause various health problems.
Perfume/Fragrance. Many products use synthetic form of perfume to enhance the product. But these are toxic and can cause allergic reactions.
DEA and TEA. Diethanolamin (DEA) and Triethanolamine (TEA) are used to change the pH from alkaline to a neutral pH. They are easily absorbed. They destroy the keratin in your hair and make your hair brittle. They can cause cancer and hormonal disruptions.
Parabens. Propyl, Methyl, Ethyl, and Butyl paraben are added to products to extend their shelf life. They have an estrogen effect and are highly toxic to the body.
Formaldehyde Donors. Chemicals such as Imidazolidinyl and Diazolidinyl Urea release formaldehyde, which is used as a preservative. They are highly toxic and can interfere with the immune system.
Colors. Synthetic colors used in personal care products can cause allergic reactions and respiratory problems.
Phthalates. This is a plasticizer that helps with the absorption of products. The EPA has classified Dibutylphthalate (DBP, DEP, also butyl ester) Diethylhexylphthalate (DEHP) as a “probable human carcinogen”.
Propylene glycol. This is a synthetic used to keep the moisture in the products. It is a petroleum by-product used as an industrial anti-freeze and to de-ice planes. It is very toxic to the liver and kidneys.
Cocamide diethanolmine (cocamide DEA). Used as a thickener or foaming agent in many personal products, cocamide DEA was listed by California as a known carcinogen in June 2012.
What Is The Answer?
It is important to be an informed consumer. Read the labels, especially for baby and children’s products. Know what you are purchasing. It is possible to use coconut oil for hair care and skin care products. It is important to note, that when you apply a product on your skin or your hair, it will be absorbed and enter your bloodstream. With the choice of coconut oil, you will be using a product that is more easily assimilated into the body and is beneficial in many ways.