Soaps, Lotions & More
We need to be careful what we put on our children. Normal toothpaste has toxins. Coconut oil is a healthier and safer toothpaste alternative and it kills bacteria naturally. It can also be used as a lotion. Goat soap is a great laundry detergent. You can also make your own sunscreen with beeswax. There are natural ways of making your own products without toxins. This is a site we like that has helpful Do-It-Yourself (DIY) recipes for making these products yourself at home.
Essential oils also play huge part in helping you child's life. Lavender can be used to soothe, calm and relax.
Toxins are unhealthy for our kiddos. Household cleaners that contain Clorox are highly toxic and have adverse health effects on our children.
You can also purchase Dr. Bronner's line of products for any kind of odorless soap.
Personal Care Products
Kids are vulnerable to additional exposures that come along with transitioning into the adolescent and teen years. Many popular personal care products including cosmetics, deodorants, fragrances, and hair and skin care products are formulated using potentially harmful ingredients, some of which are known carcinogens, neurotoxins and actually mimic the body's natural hormones.
Feminine Hygiene Products
These can contain dioxins, a by-product of the bleaching process used in the production of feminine hygiene products. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, dioxins from feminine pads and tampons can put girls and women at risk for “effects that could suppress the immune system, increase the risk of pelvic inflammatory disease, reduce fertility and interfere with fetal and childhood development.” Mothers should educate their daughters about these dangers and buy organic feminine hygiene products.
Insecticidal Hair Products
Each year between six and 12 million kids get head lice, and it’s common for parents to turn to insecticidal shampoos and treatments to eradicate them. However, most pesticide-based, over-the-counter treatments are highly toxic and have been linked to neurological and other health problems.
Non-pesticide-based remedies are a safer alternative and include mayonnaise, olive oil, essential oils, and ready-to-use products such as Cetaphil lotion and LiceMD. And don’t forget the old-fashioned approach: plenty of hair conditioner and a nit comb, repeated every week or so until your child’s hair is free of lice.
Most cleaning products contain harsh toxic chemicals that are listed as carcinogenic and can impair neurodevelopment as well as cause irritation, allergies and asthma. These products also are a constant source of indoor air pollution. On average, indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air.
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