Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Benefits of Using Petroleum and Paraben Free Products

What are Parabens?

Parabens are used as a preservative in cosmetic products. Parabens are found in toothpaste, shampoos, anti-aging creams, acne creams, shaving creams, cosmetics and a more. It helps to increase the life of the products. They prevent bacteria and molds, kills microorganisms.

Why is it bad then?

Not recently, a lot of companies had released a number of paraben free products. From cosmetics, all the way to children and baby products. There were studies that linked parabens to breast and testicular cancer. It was also linked to reduced sperm counts. Read more HERE.

What is Petroleum?

Petroleum in beauty products goes by many names (mineral oil, paraffin wax, and petrolatum) Petroleum jelly is a mixture of hydrocarbons, having a melting point usually within a few degrees of human body temperature, approximately 37 °C (99 °F) It is flammable only when heated to liquid; then the fumes will light, not the liquid itself, so a wick material like leaves, bark, or small twigs is needed to ignite petroleum jelly. It is colorless, or of a pale yellow color (when not highly distilled), translucent, and devoid of taste and smell when pure. It does not oxidize on exposure to the air and is not readily acted on by chemical reagents. It is insoluble in water.
Depending on the specific application of petroleum jelly, grade, processing and handling ,  petroleum jelly can be  suitable for medicinal and personal care applications.

If it can be suitable why is it bad then?





According to cosmeticdesign.com, there was a study by Environmental Working Group, that  a lot of cosmetics and toiletry products that are petroleum based may contain cancer causing impurity. Read more HERE.

While I agree that research on products and practices often changes and contradict each other, I think  that It is just best to avoid petroleum and parabens. What benefits will we get by avoiding the use of the two?


1. Peace of mind that you are not using a carcinogenic product. Most specially if you are using paraben and petroleum free products on your own children.

2. Using paraben free products can improve you and your spouse’s chance of conceiving since the use of products with parabens can reduce sperm count. Read the study HERE.

3.Products that are used to replace parabens and petroleum are natural ingredients. It contains high antioxidant properties. These ingredients present in the products are absorbed easily by the skin and act on the free radicals present in the body and destroy them.

This is not one of those “you need to buy this product because I got paid to do so” blog post. I truly believe in this little jar of miracle ointment. As a mom, I know  that you will agree with me on this one. We spend our time researching, making, buying, reading safe products for our family. Why? Because IT MATTERS.



This jar contains only the best ingredients. Plant based and natural ingredients that really great for our skin.  Do not be deceived by the simplicity of the jar. It does not need fancy or brightly colored container. The stuff inside, the balm is the real deal.

I keep them in my purse ALL THE TIME.

I use it ALL THE TIME.




HOW DO WE USE IT IN MY FAMILY?

Dry and chapped lips
Dry nails, cuticles (Mom’s we all suffer with this!)
Dry scalp
Dry patches on my face
Cuts
Rashes
Scrapes
Burns
Super dry heels
Cold sore
Dry and cracked hands



You know what I love about RESTORE? It was made and formulated by a doctor and a mom who got frustrated with products that contains unwanted ingredients.  Dr. Heather Rogers created the products to help her patients and her own family heal using plant base and natural ingredients. Read more about Dr. Heather Rogers HERE.


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DISCLOSURE: I received one or more of the products/services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it in my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this is in accordance with FTC guidelines.


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