By Adria Vasil, author of Ecoholic
Walk into a drugstore these days and you'd think every shampoo and body wash on shelves was plucked directly from the lushest patch of nature the world's ever seen. Sure they've got a little ylang ylang or aloe extract somewhere in there, but otherwise, their ingredients read like an advanced chemistry student's shopping list.
Truth is, the beauty industry is a bit of a Wild West with no sheriff in sight. Anyone can call a product natural even if a tube of lipstick is 100% synthetic. That means lotions and potions packaged with pretty green leaves on the front and the word "nature" or "herbal" in their name can and, unfortunately, often do contribute to your daily chemical bath. The average woman slathers over 125 chemicals onto her scalp, body, face and lips each day (next time you're getting ready in the morning scan ingredient lists and do your own count!).
That wouldn't be such a big deal if they were all cleared by healthRead More »from How to Tell if Your Beauty Products Are Actually Natural