Monday, March 5, 2012

Green Hygiene

What is the benefit of using organic bath and beauty products?
Well, for starters, your skin will not be harmed by harsh chemicals. Some cosmetics contain ingredients such as dietholamine, which is a known carcinogen. Others may contain hormone disruptors, lead, or mercury. Daily exposure to such chemicals may result in health problems later in life.
Using organic cosmetics will not pollute our waterways when these toxic compounds go down the drain when you wash your face.
If you care about your health and environment, try natural cosmetics, such as Burt’s Bees, a line of natural cosmetics for women, men, and children. They even have products for infants, such as baby shampoo and more. 
Or try Tom’s of Main, a selection of natural deodorants, toothpaste, mouthwash, and soap.
You can also find earth-friendly bath and beauty products at Whole Foods Market or possibly at your local health food store.
Joanna has been a middle school science teacher for 8 years. She emphasizes ways to live an environmental friendly lifestyle in her classroom on a daily basis. For two years before she began teaching, Joanna lived "off the grid" with her husband and son. She says those two years were the hardest of her life, but also the most memorable and enjoyable. She hopes to return to that lifestyle after she receives her doctorate.

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