I use only 100% organic oils and lotions, and therapeutic grade essential oils, free of petroleum, parabens and phthalates. Why does that matter?
Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and it absorbs everything applied to it, just as if you were eating it.
Would you eat petroleum? Of course not, but it’s a common additive to many lotions and cosmetics. It is not digested by the body and lines the digestive tract, much like cholesterol lines the arteries.
Parabens are preservatives found in most cosmetic products, from lip gloss to shampoo. While they extend the shelf life of those products, they also mimic the hormone estrogen. Parabens disrupt normal hormone and immune system function and have been linked to breast cancer development.
Phthalates are plasticizers and are found in a large variety of products ranging from paints and glues to lotions, shampoos and makeup. Research shows a direct link to allergies, asthma, breast cancer and endocrine disruption.
When you receive a massage from me you will be able to relax knowing that I will only use the most pure products I can find.
For more information and to find out how your cosmetics are rated visit Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database at http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/