You may or may not have heard the terms non-toxic, natural, organic or simple recently regarding your skin care and household products. However, what does that really mean? “Non-toxic is a term established by the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. This act, which is enforced by the Consumer Product and Safety commission, defines what are toxic substances and toxic situations. A product is considered to be toxic if it can cause personal injury or illness to humans when if it is inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the skin. Products are also considered toxic if they can cause long term or chronic problems such as cancer or birth defects. If a product does not contain a known toxic chemical, it can be labeled as non-toxic” With that being said, not all non-toxic products are created equally and should still be used with caution. However, when it comes down to it I would rather slather myself and my children in lotion that is safer for my family. Without further ado, five reasons to consider non-toxic products for your family.
- Reduced Carcinogens.
Carcinogens are “any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that is an agent directly involved in causing cancer. This may be due to the ability to damage the genome or to the disruption of cellular metabolic processes.” Many toxic chemicals are known to contain carcinogens, you can view the full list on the American Cancer Society.
2. Gentler on Skin.
Non-toxic skin care products are known for the gentle effect on our skin. This can be especially important for children and infants. The gentle skin helps keep the skin moist without the toxins being soaked in. I am not sure about you, but I use soap and lotion every day. I mean, I think it is fairly common.
3. Your Clothes Will Last Longer.
Household products with less toxins are also gentler on your clothes. Why? Well, without the toxic bleach and other harsh chemicals your clothes are not treated to an acrid wash each and every time you clean them. Helping maintain their fresh look and lasting even longer than normal.
4. Less Inhaled Toxins
When we think about our household products we also tend to neglect the fact that we inhale the toxins in our home. In a recent study of home cleaning products, it was shown that cleaning products and accidents mixing cleaning chemicals has produced over 200 known cases of illness that have sent individuals to the hospital. One case even ended in death. Why does this happen? Well, I cannot say for sure in each case, but there are many tutorials on the internet telling individuals how to create their own cleaning products, but neglects safety information. Did you know mixing bleach and lemon juice creates a toxic fume? Why create your own cleaning products when you can use non-toxic cleaners that have been made for you and are safe.
“Chemicals have replaced bacteria and viruses as the main threat to health. The diseases we are beginning to see as the major causes of death in the latter part of (the 1900’s) and into the 21st century are diseases of chemical origin.”
Dr. Dick Irwin, Toxicologist, Texas A&M University
5. The Great Smell!
I am not sure how much experience you have with non-toxic products, but the ones we use smell SO GOOD! They are not overpowering because fragrances are often toxic but keep our home super fresh. I am obsessed with our room spray, like A LOT. If you want to know more about our specific products feel free to send me a message in the form below or SHOP NOW!
Disclaimer: None of the above information has been reviewed by a medical professional and has been completed with independent research. As such, the author will not be held responsible for any damage that may occur. Please consult a physician for any medical information.