15 Sep '11, 3pm

Green Your Purse | Care2 Healthy Living

Green Your Purse | Care2 Healthy Living

On Tuesday, I posted an article on all natural lip balm , which inspired me to think about all the other things we women carry in our purses that we could make less toxic for ourselves and the planet. Lip Balm versus lipstick and lip gloss: lipstick and lip gloss contain petroleum derivatives, synthetic preservatives and paraben, which is a known carcinogen. Think about your skin being your largest organ and then think about where all that lipstick and lip gloss goes when it wears off (generally in your mouth). If someone asked me to eat a cracker with all the chemicals present in most commercial lip products, I wouldn’t do it – so why would I put it on my lips? Perfume: Most people don’t think about perfume being toxic, but it’s full of lab-produced fragrances and chemicals, and again, this is going on your largest organ. The two that struck me were Benzaldehyde – a narco...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/green-your-purse.html

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