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Diary of a Sista Soldier and Small Business Owner — Harmful Chemicals

Do Not Add Water To Your Products And Shake!! Seriously!! Stop It!!

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Do Not Add Water To Your Products And Shake!! Seriously!! Stop It!!

A client of mine sheepishly confessed that she adds water to the end of her products to extend the use. Though I was mildly horrified I didn't judge her too hard. It's a trick I learned as a kid. As a matter of fact it's a trick I used before I started to make my own products and realized the real danger of doing so. So allow me to share with you why this is a bad idea.  Mold And Bacteria. Like anything else, mold and bacteria grow and thrive in dark, wet, and warm places. This includes your body butter...

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Harmful Chemicals To Avoid: MCI/ MI or Methyliosthiazolinone & Methylchloroisothiazolinone

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Harmful Chemicals To Avoid: MCI/ MI or Methyliosthiazolinone & Methylchloroisothiazolinone

One of the most common ingredients often found in cosmetics and household goods are Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI/MI). According to Maria Antonieta Rios Scherrer and Vanessa Barreto Rocha, contributors to An Bras Dermatol, MCI/MI is a

“preservative mixture at a fixed combination (ratio 3/1), which is commonly used in cosmetic and industrial applications and can be found in cosmetics, especially shampoos, dermatological products, mainly sunscreens, household cleaning products, paints, moist toilet paper, metalworking fluids”

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Harmful Chemicals To Avoid: 4 Things You Should Know About Formaldehyde

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Harmful Chemicals To Avoid: 4 Things You Should Know About Formaldehyde

  In high school science, I had to dissect a frog. As I walked into science class I was greeted with a strong, pungent, thick odor of embalming fluid. Being a reluctant immature teenager, I moaned and complained about the stench, slouched over to my seat and unhappily sat down to endure what would be the nastiest week of my academic career. To this day the mention of formaldehyde bring back nightmares of my high school science assignment. While researching harmful chemicals found in cosmetics, I learned of the use of formaldehyde in the preservation of skin, hair and nail...

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Harmful Chemicals To Avoid: Silicone Derived Emollients

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Harmful Chemicals To Avoid: Silicone Derived Emollients

Cyclomethicone, dimethicone, and dimethicone copolyol other known as silicone derived emollients, are additives used to create a smooth, slick feel to your everyday moisturizers. It makes your hair and skin appear more supple and lush. It is one of the miracles found in miracle creams on the market. However, is this miracle really a curse?  Maybe a cause of tumors in the liver and lymph nodes. Silicone derived emollients are classified as an occlusive agent. Occlusive agents are used as a barrier to prevent water loss in the skin. However, harmful occlusive agents prevent toxin from leaving the body. The...

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