In today's environment there are many stressors on the body. But something that is becoming more and more of an issue is the chemicals that are in make-up, skin and hair care. These chemicals are called xenoestrogens and obesegins and effect the body by making it store more fat and put a heavy load on your liver. As a result, your hormones will become out of wack and can even be fatal. 


Chemicals in our environment have been linked to:

  • Diabetes

  • Weight gain 

  • Insulin Resistance 

  • Cancer 

  • Thyroid disorders 

  • Infertility 

  • Hormonal Imbalance 

  • Heart Disease 

  • Allergies and Asthma

  • Learning Disabilities 

  • Autism

  • Behavioral Problem 

  • Early Onset Puberty 

  • Alzheimer's 

  • Neurological Disorders 

  • Aging 

  • Skin conditions

  • and on and on and on...


Let's say you've got a thyroid imbalance. We make have already removed gluten, sugar, and other refined foods, and increase your intake of nutrient rich, and thyroid supportive foods. We might be exploring gut health, adrenal health, and overall stress too. 

But what about the chemicals you're exposed to every morning while you're getting ready for work - triclosan, fluoride, parabens (benzoates, benzoic acid, E209-218), and other chemicals that have been linked to altered thyroid function?


In addition, parabens are known to disrupt hormone function (endocrine disrupters), an effect that is linked to increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity. Parabens mimic estrogen by binding to estrogen receptors on cells. Four of these occur frequently in cosmetics: ethylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben. Read more at 'Are your toiletries making you infertile?'.


It is also important to be aware of chemicals in our environment and plastics such as the phthalates (DEHP, DMP, DEP, DBP, BBzP, BzBP, BBP - ie start with D or B and end in P). Read more at 'How can eating organic raise my D?' and 'Plastic chemcials linked to early Menopause'. 


Addressing these chemicals - where you're exposed to them and how you can reduce that exposure is just as important as the changes you makes around diet and stress.


I have listed a few of the leading brands of Organic, Chemical-free Make-up, Skin and Hair care here for you to use in your daily routines. These are the best brands that I have come across and the reviews speak volumes. 


See which suits you best. Choose from USA or Australian brands. 


Other very affordable brands that are paraben-free, benoate/benzoic acid and sulphate free are:


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