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Last fall, one of my recipes was featured on Health Impact News and CoconutOil.com. I wanted to share it here as well! Enjoy!


One of my goals for health and wellness is to avoid using anything that contains petroleum products. Once you start paying close attention to the ingredients in many common hair and skin care products, you will find that there is almost always some form of petroleum product listed. Petroleum products are refined from crude oil – a crude oil that is very toxic nonetheless. It can be refined into a number of products, such as mineral oil, petroleum jelly, petrolatum, paraffin waxes, microcrystalline waxes, and more, all of which are very common ingredients in skin and hair care products.

Petroleum products harm your skin and your body, because they:

  • Coat the skin like plastic wrap, disrupting the delicate acid mantle and the good bacteria that protect our skin from germs.
  • Hinder the skin’s exposure to oxygen and other nutrients needed for proper detoxification and repair.
  • Are not water soluble, so they attach to your cells and build up in your body. They are very difficult for your body to eliminate.

In addition, the 1,4-dioxane (which is not listed on ingredient labels), is a petroleum-derived chemical that is often found in sudsing items like body wash, bubble bath, and shampoos. This chemical has been listed as a possible carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Meanwhile, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) has identified 1,4-dioxane as a “reasonably anticipated carcinogen”. These are all very good reasons to make more of your health and beauty products at home, where you control the quality, and the safety, of the ingredients.

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Taking Care of Your Skin

Since I am a fanatic about keeping my skin and body care non-toxic, I get a lot of questions about what my routine is and what products I use. I created this video to discuss all of that and more. The video below that features a lot of the hair care products that I use, including henna and my favorite clean shampoo.

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