Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Scary chemicals

Have you ever taken a look at the ingredients on the back of your sunscreen, perfume, or moisturiser? If not, please do, and prepare to have a shock. Just because you aren't ingesting it doesn't mean it doesn't enter your system and can cause harm. Eeek. I must admit I'm terrified of my Mitchum antiperspirant, but the one I was using in Europe just doesn't cut the mustard here in ZA.

Here are some articles on a blog called the Good Human, which explain about some scary chemicals:
  1. What Is BHT (BUTYLATED HYDROXYTOLUENE) And Why You Should Avoid It.

  2. What Is Propylene Glycol And Why You Should Avoid It.

  3. What Are Methylparabens And Why You Should Avoid Them.

  4. What Is 1,4-Dioxane And Why You Should Avoid It.


  1. Sunscreen in particular scares me. Dr Haushka does an awesome one that did us well in the middle of Indonesian summer and it's all natural. A little pricey but not too bad spread over a whole summer. Sons

  2. Great tip thanks Sons. I'm going to take a trip to wellness later :)