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The Dirty Dozen

on May 12, 2011

Found this on Well+GoodNYC.  Its a lit of the Dirty Dozen, the 12 ingredients we should avoid in our “daily use products”.

I don’t know if this is ALL of the harmful things we should avoid, but for the person who’s just started on the journey of clean products, this is a good start.


2 responses to “The Dirty Dozen

  1. bobbie says:

    Just found your site today, through Sweet Libertines facebook page, and I thought you’d appreciate learning more about Arbonne International. Yes, it is direct sales (think home parties, and individual consultations), however I have not been in the business for a few months now, and I still only buy the products, for skin care and beauty. The prices are steep, in comparison to drugstore brands, or what you would find at Wal-mart, and any other chain stores. The prices are not so bad, when you consider that what you put on your skin, would be far worse for your health and wellness, if you went with the cheaper products, or if you went with more expensive brands (lancome, etc…) if they use the rendering plants all around this country (United States). What is a rendering plant, and how does it affect your skin, and the skin of anyone who purchases products that want to pass on “savings” to the consumer? A rendering plant is where diseased animals go to be “processed”…see, the FDA has declared that any dead animal can be used, somewhere…just not in food. So, what do farmers do when an animal dies of disease? The can’t lose money, so they take those animals in to be “processed”. How does a rendering plant make money, from the carcass of that diseased animal? Rendering plants sell the waste (all of it) to make-up companies, to be used as “filler” in your favorite lipsticks, eyeshadows, shampoos, and lotions, et al, ….There are not a list of ingredients to watch out for, unfortunately, that would scream “rendered dead animal here”, but you must look for all-natural ingredients (some science is good, and not all science is bad…but you must know what to look for), and most importantly make sure the product is “vegan”, in that way, you know that there is no animal in it, therefore, no animal being put into your skin, your bloodstream, etc… You may not even choose Arbonne products (though they are a completely vegan company, in products, marketing, and packaging), but please look out when it comes to thinking you are being holistic, when in fact…the product you may be applying is processed, not vegan or earth friendly, and certainly NOT skin healthy. Good luck to you.

    • I don’t understand your comment. You’re talking about rendering plants for animal products, I am not talking about animal products.

      Holistic means “whole systems”. Because I am thinking about the health of the “whole body”, hence the word “holistic”.

      I thank you for the Arbonne plug, but MLM’s are destructive and I do not believe in them. Good luck to you as well!

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