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515 Chemicals and Makeover Mondays

I recently read that the average woman wears 515 synthetic chemicals daily… Think about that… 515 chemicals.  These chemicals are found in her shampoo, soaps, hairspray and other haircare products, makeup, deodorant, nail polish, lotion, self tanner, and perfume. To me this number is staggering… although I guess it shouldn’t surprise me since most of these products are made up more of chemicals than anything else.

I’m a bit of a tomboy, and don’t use many beauty products. I use shampoo, and deodorant. Of course I use our soaps, which are natural, and because of our soaps I don’t have to use lotion. The last time I really wore make-up was at Kevin and my wedding 6.5 years ago. I honestly can’t remember the last time I wore nail polish and I’ve never used self tanner… I’m pale and freckled. That’s just the way it goes. So, the chemicals that I use on any given day are in the very low double digits, but really any amount of chemicals worries me.

With that being said I have a new goal for 2014… I plan to get rid of ALL of the chemicals that my family and I wear and in the process help you do the same. Every first Monday of the month I will share a new chemical-free DIY skin, body, or hair care product to help you get that crazy number much lower! I will include ideas of how to make products that are an everyday necessity, as well as ones that pamper. Subscribe to our blog so you never miss one of these recipes.

 Makeover Monday starting the first Monday of 2014! 

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