...sometimes even a single feather is enough to fly. (Robert Maclean)


a plug for EWG's 'Skin Deep' database

No, this is not poo. 

Well, it's HAIR poo. 
Actually, it's hair 'mud'. 
Specifically, it's bentonite clay blended with aloe vera and herbal infusions.  
It's organic to the max.  

Counterintuitive to put mud in your hair to clean it? 
But effective? 

If you want some, this marvelous muddy concoction is made by Terressentials. 
Check them and their hair mud out here
 I've been using it for over a year now and can't imagine life without it. 

But why would anyone switch to hair mud, you might ask? 

Well, one look at the ingredient list of various other shampoos, including supposed 'natural' ones
(unfortunately there's no regulation of the term natural) -
will show you just how full of chemicals almost all available products are. 

This stuff is the real deal. 
You could eat it if you were so inclined.

I looked up the old shampoo and other products I was using
at the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Database, and that really sealed the deal for me.

The database is so helpful because it lets you know the level of toxicity and risk
associated with each ingredients in your product, and it gives the product an overall rating.

I encourage you to look up the stuff you put on your body. 
Shampoos, lotions, deodorant, make-up, toothpaste, etc.

You will be surprised.

 But you might also be alarmed, freaked out, and overwhelmed. 
If you think this might be the case for you (as it was for me),
and you're not ready for the change
or can't afford to totally pitch everything you use and start over again,

I recommend taking it one product at a time. 
Restrain yourself from looking everything up at once.

The database is a knowledge-is-power tool. 
You can decide how much risk you're willing to take. 

Considering our skin is our largest organ
and that it literally 'eats' and absorbs whatever we put onto it,
it's worth being educated about what we're feeding our skin. 

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