In this video interview, you can learn about how to begin to approach your personal care routine with the utmost simplicity and purity. In the end, your health depends on it.
Nadine is a natural health and beauty expert. She has been making her own products for over 20 years and to date I have not found anything bottled, that is of a better quality when it comes to purity, than Nadine’s products. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Nadine for a talk about her products and our modern personal care habits recently. What she shared was both surprising on some levels and completely foreseeable on others.
When I speak to people about natural personal care, although I should not be surprised, I still get shocked that the average person does not realize the harm they are causing themselves when it comes to their health, by using the commercial personal care products out there today.
Why should I not be surprised? Because I was once there. There was a time in my life, where I did not think twice about the products I put on my body. Safety was never a concern. What mattered was how the item smelled, what color it was, were my friends using it, what celebrity was advertising it and the like. Nowhere was my health a consideration.
Why was this so? Unfortunately our society is pretty much silent when it comes to the different chemicals used in personal care products. In fact, the personal care products we use today are so far removed from anything our body would truly want, need or benefit from. The products dry and irritate our skin, they cause us allergies, they make us need more products to fix the damage that they cause and all of this is just the tip of the iceberg. On a deeper level, the average commercial product for personal care contains ingredients that are carcinogenic, hormone disrupting and neurotoxic.
So why don’t we know this? Because the truth about the chemical ingredients in our products does not enable their sales. This is the most simple answer. However, whether it is my personal journey or when I am speaking to audiences I emphasize one thing – we each have to get personally accountable for the products we use. If you do not know what you are putting on your body, find out. If something happens, there is no one to blame but ourselves. In a perfect world, safety would be primary and nothing would be allowed on a store shelf before being proven to be beneficial for humans, not harmful. Unfortunately we do not live in that world at this time, but we are creating it. To learn about our products, we can all begin at the wonderful Skin Deep Cosmetic Database resource, where you can put in any personal care item or ingredient and get an immediate free report of its safety or toxicity.
What else can we do? We can seek out the most simple and natural products possible. Although I have found some great alternatives in health food stores for all my personal care needs, I have come across a line of products recently that completely blew me away. This was Nadine Artemis’ Living Libations personal care line.