Many of you have read my reviews on the ECO Store USA products but not many of you have registered to win the $25 gift certificatethat I will be giving away on April 2nd. So I ask myself WHY? I know that most of my friends and family members are not as eco-sensitive as I am. I know that there are others even more ‘green’ than myself. So why would you want to choose an eco-friendly product over the traditional product?
The ECO Store USAuses only plant-based ingredients. They even list their ingredients right on the product and on their website. There are no surprises or trade secrets. They are all free of toxic chemicals including known carcinogens, petrochemicals, and parabens. But what does all of that mean to you and I?
What is a carginogen? Something that can lead to an increased risk of cancer. This can be a chemical or even a natural occuring compound that is used to produce the products we use everyday.
What are petrochemicals? These are chemical products that are produced from petroluem and used in the products we use everyday. When looking at the ingredients in your favorite prodcuts some common petrochemicals inlude; ethanol, glycol ethers, vinyl acetate, butylene, benzene, bisphenol A, acetone, and phenols. This is only a brief listing…there are MANY, MANY more.
What are parabens? These are chemicals that are used in cosmetic and body products as preservatives. In studies there have been links to parbens and breast cancer.
I’m currently looking at a bottle of skin lotion (a store brand) and here are some of the ingredients: Water, Sorbitol, Mineral Oil, Stearic Acic, Glycol stearate, Cetyl acetate, Alcocol, Methylparaben, propylparaben, and many others I won’t list to to space. My family uses this lotion almost EVERYDAY! In it are known carcinogens, petrochemicals, AND parabens. How does the bottle describe this product? “Contains cocoa butter, a NATURAL moisturizer derived from the cocoa plant, which has ben the secret to soft, beautiful skin for years.”
Using all plant-based ingredients is gentle on your skin. If you have a child (or yourself) with eczema you know how challenging it can be to get rid of it. Some customers have said that their allergies and asthma have cleared up after using their products. By using ECO Store USA products you decrease your families potential for accidental poisonings caused by common household cleaners, such as bleach. You will also reduce your carbon footprint on the Earth since there are no petrochemicals that come from petroleum.
My honest opinion…we need to make educated decisions on the products we use everyday. You wouldn’t voluntarily hand your child a loaded gun would you? So why do we slather their (and our) bodies with these chemicals? Is it because they are so readily available? Is it becuase they are so cost effective? Or is it because we truely don’t know what is in the products? I have to think that the more we know, the more we will choose products like those that ECO Store USA offers us.
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