About three years ago, I found a lump in my breast and this triggerd a need to find safer alternatives in personal care products, from deodorants to nail polish, shampoos and toothpastes! While it is evident that we cannot control every aspect of our lives, we can control somethings.
We’ve all been there before…you walk into a department store and head for the health and beauty section. You examine a wide variety of cleansing bars and you choose one that seems to match your needs. It usually takes a few tries before you find that one soap that really works for you. Do you ever stop to look at the ingredients of this soap? You are likely to find triclosan, which can disrupt the thyroid hormone and increased exposure can contribute to the development of breast cancer. You will find fragrance, which is usually a safe word for phthalates, a chemical that can cause birth defects and liver damage. There are so many chemicals that are used in nearly all "cleansing bars" sold in stores today.
Most of us look for permanent solutions to stretchmark’s, scars, acne, uneven skin tones and aging. Bio oil promises us answers. To say that I have tried this product and not seen good results would be lying. Yet, I have seen the same results (if not better) with 100% Pure Unrefined (Grade A, Fairtrade certified) Shea butter. Here’s the deal…if you are looking for a drive through breakthrough, Bio oil works. At least it did for me. However, you might want to consider the long-term side effects; which could be negative.