Monday, April 11, 2011
There's Lead in Your Lipstick
We love sharing the best of the best with you when it comes to safer products for you and your children and the same holds true when it comes to excellent books containing information we think is important to consumers.
In her latest book "There's Lead in Your Lipstick", best selling author, environmentalist and television personality Gillian Deacon reveals in detail how every day, the average woman will come into contact with over 127 different chemicals through her personal care products and the implications those chemicals may pose to our health.
Deacon separates the chapters as follows...Hair, Face, Eyes, Lips, Teeth, Armpits, Hands and Feet, Skin, Girl Stuff and in detail, writes about the different types of products used for each part and what ingredients we may come into contact with if we use big brand products. She then gently suggests safer organic and natural alternatives, where to buy them and her personal thoughts and experiences with them if she has used them.
Deacon also outlines her picks when it comes to online stores to purchase these products from (since safer products are not usually readily available in your local stores, unless it is a natural food store). To our surprise, Nayla Natural Care was recommended throughout the book as a place to shop when buying safe products for your family! We cannot begin to tell you how much of a surprise it was an what an honour it is to be recognized like this. Thank you Gillian!
The book is not only a wonderful resource to be used when buying better products, she also includes quite a few do it yourself recipes. She also offers tips on how to be green both inside an out and tips on how to be more environmentally conscious around the home. At the end of the book is a comprehensive list of the top 20 ingredients to avoid, what they are, and why they are bad.
"There's Lead in Your Lipstick" is written in a very friendly tone and not a scary one, because let's face it, some of the subject matter is quite shocking. Deacon goes through a multitude of product ingredients and describes what they are and what they may do to us down the line. The main message of the book is that we must educate ourselves on what we are spending our dollars on and we must be our own advocates when it comes to our health because no one else is doing that job for us.
This book is a great resource for those of us who are already diligent in reading our labels, and for those who don't read labels but want to start, it's the perfect reference book for you too! It's definitely one that we will be referring to over an over again. We highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to make healthier changes for themselves, their families and for the planet.
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