Natural Versus Synthetic Ingredients
Many of us have sensitive skin and are careful as to what we rub into our hair and on our body. However, sensitive skin isn’t the only concern, as to why it is important to look for non-toxic ingredient, in your products. When you apply or rub unnatural/synthetic ingredients into your hair or skin, it finds its way into your
system and that can cause all types of destruction, to your body. In addition, synthetic ingredients are bad for the environment: air, water and soil. When we rinse those artificial ingredients down our drains, we do more harm to the environment, than we realize. That in turns, hurt you and the general populace.
What Is in A Name
Some say, “if you can’t pronounce it, chances are, you shouldn’t put it on your skin or hair.” Not true! There are some ingredients that are difficult to pronounce but are very safe. In addition, there are some ingredients that sounds safe but shouldn’t be use, on the body, ever! With the right knowledge, it is easy to discern between the two. All-natural ingredients have a scientific name; but they also have their natural name. For example, Tocopherol is Vitamin E and Zea Mays Starch is corn starch. Many big companies don’t want you to know that. By contrast, consciences company will give you the natural name, along with the scientific name, of the ingredients incorporated into their compound. If they don’t, you should look elsewhere because often time, they are hiding caustic ingredients.
Is it 80 or 20? There is a difference?
Then, there are occasions, when a name may sound complicated or caustic, yet it may be natural. For example: Polysorbate 80 is a natural vegetable sourced emulsifier, which creates solubility between water and or alcohol, when mixed with oil. It sounds alien but it is a simple natural ingredient used in foods and cosmetics. Even with polysorbate 80, it is important not to overdo it. Polysorbate 20 is not natural, yet, it sounds like polysorbate 80. It is derived from sorbitol. It is a carcinogen (a substance or agent that tends to produce cancer) because it is treated with 20 parts of ethylene oxide. Look closely at the name. Sometimes, something as simple as a number or an extra letter, can make all the different in the world. Therefore, it is important to pay close attention to the oils, creams and lotions you apply to your skin and hair. It is super important to do so.
At Eden’s Mist Bath and Spa Essentials, our job is to keep you and our planet healthy. If you have a question about any ingredient, in any product, please feel free to contact us at: Eden’s Mist, P. O. Box 15102, Tallahassee, Florida 32327 or 850-284-7185 Maenotes39@gmail.com or EdenMists@gmail.com and we will help you determine if it is harmless or toxic.