Are there any natural and safe preservatives to use?
Since publishing part I and part II of this series, I’ve had an overwhelming response for wanting to know when part III would be out. It took longer than expected as there are thousands of chemicals out there, and safety data for only a few. But safety alone is not enough. What’s the point of adding an ingredient if it doesn’t do the job it was intended to do? So research had to be done twice, once for safety, and once for efficacy.
As laws change to allow health conscious consumers more knowledge about what's in consumer products, so do the unintended consequences, such as with California's Prop 65 warning requirements. Prop 65 started with good intentions, but as with many other things in the marketplace, has gotten turned upside down, resulting in some unexpected and unfortunate outcomes, especially for supplement manufacturers. Continue reading
Health freaks are tough to shop for. You try real hard, and get them that delicious pie that you know they are just dying to taste. Then you go out of your way to decorate it with more deliciousness, and make it look even more desirable, Continue reading
In an isle full of candy bars disguised as health food bars it’s difficult to get through all the clutter and junk. Sometimes it’s just downright exhausting and discouraging flipping over every package to read the ingredients only to place the no longer contending product back on the shelf. Continue reading
Let’s be honest about some things: about our personal care habits, and the fact that our personal care habits have evolved differently for each of us. Those habits likely evolved from one of two ways, or a combination of both. Either our parents taught us how to manage and take care of our bodies, or we learned it from Continue reading
A lot of companies in the personal care product industry are committing fraud. They're lying about what is is their products, and/or they're simply using generic off the shelf formulas comprised of chemical soup. They focus only on marketing, rather than what is in their products, and put consumer health at risk as a result. Here is a perfect example of that. Continue reading