Healthy Bath and Body Cosmetics Essential Oils

Healthy Body and Beauty

By:
Silvia Atsma

Beauty is not just skin deep.  We believe everything you use, inside and out, contributes to a healthy body.  If you are looking for toxin-free bath and body products we have a selection to please the savviest customers.  From the simplest ingredients of coconut oil to latest in natural beauty creams we have natural products to help you maintain your skin's natural radiance.

Our skin is not waterproof and the products we use from head to toe should be free of harmful chemicals.  We have a wide selection of hair care, styling products, facial cleansers, treatment creams, body care and natural nail polishes for your toes. From head to toe and everything in between we have the healthy body care products you are looking for.

Our beauty products must meet our Healthy Beauty Guidelines.  It is our goal that all of our products will eventually exceed these guidelines as many of our products already do. Look for our Healthy Beauty tags.

Harvest Health Foods Healthy Beauty recognition will be given to health and beauty products that are free from the identified Body Care's Dirty Thirteen guidelines.

Body Care's Dirty Thirteen*

Body Care's Dirty Thirteen

  1. Ethylenediaminetretraacetic acid  (EDTA) - Used as a preservative.  Linked to heavy metal toxixity and may be indicated in health issues such as - infertility, cancer, birth defects and developmental delays in children.

  2. FD&C and D&C synthetic colorings - These synthetic colorings are toxic to the body, overloading the liver and may trigger come cancer.

  3. Nitrosamines produced by DEA, TEA, MEA, or Sodium Lauryl/Laureth  Sulfate - Documented links between nitrosamines in food and cancer.

  4. Nonylphenols produced by polyvinyl chloride - May contributed to the development of estrogen-dependent cancers.

  5. Parabens - Synthetic preservative with estrogenic properties.

  6. Phenylenediamine - Toxic compound known to cause skin irritations, eczema, asthma.  Grandfathered by FDA.

  7. Phthaletes - These ingredients do not dissipate in the body but accumulate overtime. Accumulation may contribute to certain cancers.

  8. Propylene glycol - A common ingredient in antifreeze and de-icing solutions, polyester, paint and plastic solvents.  Suspected of compromising the immune system, interfering with brain function and harmful to skin.

  9. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - Proven skin irritant, indicated to form a toxin, dioxin, in the body that can cause severe acne-like lesions on face and neck.

  10. Synthetic Fragrances - Compromises cellular defense mechanisms that normally prevent toxins from entering the cells.

  11. Talc - Known respiratory irritant, indicated in certain ovarian cancers.

  12. Urea - Urine from humans and animals create urea, a preservative that contains formaldehyde.  Known cause of contact dermatitis.

  13. Petrolatum - Petroleum Jelly - derived from petroleum.

*Return to Beautiful Skin, Your Guide to Truly Effective, Nontoxic Skin Care By Myra Michele Eby