🌸I want to share about the health benefits of using synthetic-free beauty products. It’s something I’m so passionate about - so much so that I started my business, Natural by Roslyn, to share my love of natural living; educate people to make conscious choices about what they put on their skin and in their bodies; and of course, create products that not only make you feel beautiful, but also contribute to your health and well being.
🌱Before I get into it, I want to start by explaining what a synthetic-free product actually is. In a nutshell, it’s a product that contains no man-made or lab-made ingredients. It’s a product whose ingredients are plant based and made from nature.
🌸 Do you know the difference between Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils.
🌸 Essential oils (EO's) are steam-distilled pure plant extracts used for scenting, flavoring, or healing applications in aromatherapy =NATURAL
😱 Fragrance oils (FO's) are synthetically chemical scent compounds made in a laboratory .=SYNTHETIC
🌸Many skincare products, soaps , even those labelled "natural" often contain fragrance oils.
It is common for a product label to say "contains essential oils." However, such a label can be deceiving -- it is always important to check the label for the words "fragrance" and "fragrance oils" because if it does than its not scented naturally. .
🌸So, why is it important to incorporate synthetic-free products into your beauty cabinet?
🌱Firstly, it’s well known that synthetic ingredients cause ill health. Fragrances and body products containing synthetic ingredients have been known to interfere with the body's hormone responses and cause health issues like dermatitis, lung disease, cancer, eczema, coeliac disease, allergies, asthma, headaches, fertility challenges, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and fatigue. The list goes on and on!
🌸As you may remember, just a few short years ago, a very large company was ordered by the courts in the USA to pay 72 million US dollars to the family of a woman who used its baby powder and died of cancer. This is a popular mainstream beauty company we’re talking about! It’s scary, isn’t it!
🌱More and more, our bodies are being exposed to man-made ingredients that our bodies weren’t designed to handle. Our bodies don’t know how to react to them, and cannot process them, which is why many people become unwell!
🌸Secondly, the skin is the largest and most absorbent organ in the human body. When you ingest food through the mouth, the liver filters it and detoxifies it. When you apply things like perfumes and skincare products on to your skin, your body instantly absorbs them. There’s no processing or filtering process that happens which makes putting synthetic ingredients that are full of chemicals straight onto the skin particularly dangerous!
🌱 So, how do you know if your product has synthetic ingredients in it?
You need to get educated my friends!
🌸Starting to read labels is a great starting point. Although natural ingredients will still have a ‘scientific name’, most will include their ‘everyday’ names on the labels as well. If you’re confused, pick up your phone and consult Google! Over time, you’ll find that your knowledge naturally increases and that you get to know which brands are safe to use, and which are not.
🌱You can rest assured that all my products are completely synthetic free and have no unwanted toxins or added nasties. I believe in using what nature offers us - all my products use Mother Nature’s gifts to bring you high quality products that are not only effective but add to your health, not take away from it.
🌸I believe that a big part of caring for and respecting ourselves is caring about what we put on and, in our bodies, and your beauty cabinet is a great place to begin.
To your health,