What we put INTO our body can dramatically effect our health! But, what we put ONTO our body is another critical aspect of wellness.
Years ago I had great trust in the products on store shelves; whether food, cosmetics or personal care products. I figured that if they had been approved for sale, they must be “safe.” Maybe not healthy, but “safe”. BOY, WAS I WRONG!
It wasn’t until my first pregnancy that I tuned into what I put on my body, and used around my home, and I became slightly paranoid about the dangerous chemicals in many products out there. I did a lot of my own research (the Environmental Working Group, was probably my most visited website at the time) to find lotions, shampoos and sunscreens that I felt more comfortable with. BUT, it was overwhelming to say the least and I still wasn’t always confident that what I was choosing was safe.
For years I’ve been piecing together products that I like to use from different companies, and I’ve been very happy with many of them, while drastically reducing the potential toxins that are in my environment. But, when I was introduced to Beautycounter (about a year ago) I fell in love with their products and their mission! It’s the full package: safe ingredients, luxurious products, AND a drive to make change at the policy level!
“The United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938” (beautycounter) – I had NO IDEA! Beautycounter is now here to change this with their commitment to health and safety “well beyond what’s required by U.S. law.” By banning the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals on their “Never List,” carefully screening all ingredients for potentially damaging effects that can lead to developmental issues, cancer, hormone disruption and more, and by staying up to date on any new evidence of danger, Beautycounter is putting in every effort to help provide trustworthy products! I also find great credence in their full disclosure policy – always listing every ingredient used.
I’m not much of a salesperson, but what I AM is passionate about helping people reach a greater level of wellness. I hemmed and hawed for weeks about whether to jump in and become a consultant for Beautycounter, and I’m thrilled that a good friend and fellow nutrition guru convinced me to do so. I am here to help share information we all deserve to know, along with a product that I think people will love (and trust)! If you know me well, or have worked with me, you know that while I believe food choices have one of the greatest impacts on our health, it’s still ONE factor. What you put on your skin, the LARGEST organ of the body, is ANOTHER in this multi-facetated “thing” we call wellness.
If you are curious and want to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact me! I am here to help guide you. Be sure to check out Beautycounter.com for a look at all their fabulous goodies.
Stay tuned for more on how my family and I use Beautycounter in our daily routine.