Johnson's Baby Products Contain Allergens, Immunotoxins and Inflammatory Ingredients

Johnson's Baby Products Contain Allergens, Immunotoxins and Inflammatory Ingredients

January 07, 2016

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With a relatively new push from Johnson's to appear 'free of toxic chemicals', it's important to realize marketing strategies are not entirely honest. Although SOME of Johnson's products are Phthalate and Paraben free, they still contain ingredients known to cause acute and chronic skin allergies, inflammation and skin damage. Take a look at some information we compiled in hopes to motivate more people to start investigating individual ingredients in the products they use.

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New Gaia Lip Balm Formula

December 10, 2015

Despite the huge success of Gaia Body Works Lip Stuff Lip Balm over the past 6 months, we got some negative feedback about application is cold weather being a little difficult. This makes sense and we wasted no time tweaking the formula to account for cold weather application! We nailed it and made our formula ever better. Check out the cliff noted of our development work on the best lip balm in the world!

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A General Comparison of SOAPS

A General Comparison of SOAPS

November 04, 2015

Reading Labels can be SUPER confusing, especially when you're not a chemist. We're starting a running list of general comparisons of popular SOAPS. We break the label down to extract key information about what's in your SOAP. This is an evolving list, so please let us know if you want to see another product here. 

green 3 moleculeTetrasodium EDTA molecule

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Palm Oil is in Everything and You’ll Wish It Wasn’t

Palm Oil is in Everything and You’ll Wish It Wasn’t

November 03, 2015

Palm oil deforestation displaces and kills native wildlife

Ever heard of Palm Oil or Palm Oil Kernel? Chances are you’ve heard the words, but the details about this fast growing import are likely hazy at best. Well, allow us to clear some of the fog away and reveal the big picture. Whether you know it or not you have at least 5 products in your home that contain Palm Oil or Palm Oil Kernel, and sources show that most of those products lead to a loss of life. (1-4)

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Synthetic Fragrances Smell Good But Can Comprimise Your Skin Health

October 26, 2015

Also known as, how could something that smells so yummy be bad for me?

What if product labels were color-coded based on how good, or bad, the ingredients within them were for our bodies? That would make things simple right? If only manufactures told the whole truth about the products they’re providing. Unfortunately, the world we find ourselves shopping in is more like the Amazon, where the most beautiful and sweet-smelling things are more than often the exact same ones that can seriously harm us.

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Avocado Awesomeness Infographic

August 22, 2015

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Comedogenic Ratings

August 05, 2015

Just an FYI for when your shopping around

com·e·do·gen·ic , (kämədōˈjenik) is another one of those words that your computer might put a squiggly red line under. Its actually a medical /cosmetic term to describe the tendency of something to clog pores and cause breakouts. Comedogenic numbers or ratings are values between 0-5 assigned to oils, waxes, butters, botanicals, etc. to measure their relative tendency to clog pores. Everyone has a different reaction to oils depending on pore sizes and skin type, so just because an oil has a rating of 4, doesn't mean that it will clog your pores, it just means its more likely to clog your pores than oils with ratings of 1,2 or 3. 

This post contains a pretty thorough list of oils, butters, waxes, botanicals, herbs, minerals, etc.

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Not All Bar SOAP Dries Out Your Skin!

August 03, 2015

Don't Let Commercial SOAP Frame Your Perception of Bar SOAP

Bar of Crappy SOAP

This topic needs to be addressed. I feel kind of silly for being passionate about raising SOAP awareness, but commercial SOAP manufacturers are ruining the reputation of bar SOAP and very possibly damaging your skin.....

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