Did you know? …
‘Anything that we put on our skin gets absorbed into the bloodstream. Anything you inhale also gets into the body, it goes into the lungs and gets absorbed into the bloodstream, which then circulates around.’ Kate Chaytor-Norris
In Kate Chaytor-Norris book, ‘I Wish My Doctor Had Told Me This‘, Kate did an experiment on her son to prove the above. Kate crushed up some garlic, put it on the bottom of her son’s foot, wrapped his foot up and waited. Within 30 minutes his breath started to smell! Kate was blown away and concerned. This proving that the body absorbs anything that is put on the skin.
We have worked with Maggi from TOC Aromatherapy and stocked her products since we opened and she has always stated ‘If you would not eat it, why put it on your skin’.
Look carefully at the daily products you are using on your body such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, deodorant … the list goes on.
BE AWARE, check the ingredients in your skin care products before buying them.
Some ingredients to look out for:
Parabens – are an artificial preservative used in body care products, the concern is they can disrupt hormones and harm fertility and increase risk of cancer.
Sodium Lauryl Sulphates (SLS’s) – used as a cleansing and foaming agent in products, can be an irritant to skin, lungs and eyes, and as Kate Chaytor-Norris states in her book they can combine with other chemicals to form nitrosamines which are known as carcinogens.
Aluminium can be found in antiperspirants and deodorants. Antiperspirants contain aluminium to help you sweat less. Deodorants, for the most part, don’t use aluminium as an ingredient. Medical research shows that aluminium from antiperspirants can build up in your body. There’s no scientific evidence that directly links aluminium to cancers and other health conditions, but medical evidence leads experts to advise that antiperspirant use isn’t a good idea for everyone, especially those with severe chronic kidney disease. As Kate Chaytor-Norris describes, these products are spread/sprayed all over the underarm where there is a dense network of lymph glands. Once the aluminium is absorbed by the skin the lymph make it easy for the aluminium to travel around the body.
Phthalates The chemicals are everywhere: they’re used in everything from household cleaners to food packaging to fragrance, cosmetics, and personal-care products. Researchers have linked phthalates to asthma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, breast cancer, obesity and type II diabetes, low IQ, neurodevelopmental issues, behavioural issues, autism spectrum disorders, altered reproductive development and male fertility issues.
Triclosan – can be found in soap and toothpaste, an antimicrobial chemical known to disrupt thyroid and reproductive hormones, there are also concerns that it is contributing to the development of anti-biotic resistant bacteria.
We have a fantastic range of ‘clean’ products, toxin free toiletries
We are very careful about the products we stock in our shop and have selected a great range of toxin free products. You can see our range and buy them from our online shop
The skin care products we stock are free from palm oil, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, parabens, lanonolin, parafin, artificial colour or fragrance. All ingredients used are ethically sourced.
Natural Deodorants from Faith in Nature
With skin conditioning ingredients.
- Aluminium free
- Made with 100% natural fragrance & essential oils
- Paraben and SLS free
- Vegan Society Approved and Cruelty-Free deodorant
Alter Native products by Suma
Body wash, shampoo, conditioners and bars of soap. Buy them from our shop.
Palm oil free, SLS and SLES free, Paraben free.
Vegan BUAV approved cruelty free. Their cruelty free body care range is created using the natural powers of plants that love your skin and respect our planet.
‘There is no room in our toothpaste for artificial flavourings, colourings, preservatives or whiteners. Instead we use delicious natural ingredients like real fennel, lemon, aloe vera and tea tree.’
Charcoal, naturally whitening, fluoride free
Mint, fluoride free
Mint with fluoride
Saraken contains no alcohol, vegan, unsweetened, fluoride free, no artificial colours, no parabens
Aloe Dent contains many natural ingredients such as grapefruit, tea tree and xylitol. The mint provides fresh breath. The product is free from alcohol, fluoride and SLS (cleaning additive) and is effective against bacteria, plaque, tooth decay, tartar and bad breath.
Hand soap by Ecover
With renewable plant based ingredients and minerals. We have both lavender and citrus.
Feminine Hygiene Products
We stock Paper stem buds and Cotton pads. Buy from our shop.
We stock a full range of toxin free household cleaning products
Brands we carry are Ecover, Faith in Nature and Ecozone.
We stock a full range of Ecover refills including: Laundry liquid, Laundry softener, Washing up liquid, All purpose cleaner, Toilet cleaner and Floor cleaner. We also stock, various washing powders, dishwasher tablets, oven cleaner and bathroom spray.
You can see our range and purchase from our online shop as well as in our farm shop.