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Cosmetic and beauty products used by both women and men are laden with synthetic chemicals. With names like Dibutyl phthalate, Parabens, P-phenylenediamine, Bisphenol A and octyl methoxycinnamate it is no wonder they are doing damage to not only our own health but the health of the planet. These chemicals are known endocrine disruptors.

Endocrine disruptors are substances that interact with our own hormonal system and impair this delicate cycle. From messing up women’s menstrual cycles to interacting with insulin and contributing to blood sugar imbalances. These cosmetics that we lather on our body day and night are harming us systemically.

And at the end of the day when we wash these products down the drain they end up in our ocean. Studies have found an increase in these synthetic chemicals in the sea layers. Which have found to be toxic to our marine life.

It’s a simple fix. Switch to a natural alternative. We have provided 5 of the easiest swaps to make with our favourite brands.


1. Deodorant

The thought of using a natural deodorant often freaks people out. However commercial deodorants are full of aluminium a heavy metal that impairs liver detoxification and contributes to neuro inflammation. It takes some time to get used to natural deodorant as they do not stop the perspiration.

For a hassle free natural alternative try Nuud carefree deodorant.


2. Toothpaste

We brush our teeth at least twice a day and that means synthetic chemicals such as Diethanolamine and Propylene Glycol are entering directly into our mouths. These are known irritants and endocrine disruptors.

Switch to a natural alternative such as Grants that use real ingredients such as essential oils and coconut oil. These ingredients are anti-bacterial, whiten your teeth and leave you with a freshly scented mouth.



3. Shampoo + Conditioner

That foamy-ness you get from conventional shampoo and conditioners is a sure sign it is rich in endocrine disruptors and harmful chemicals for your body. Ecostore Australia has created a completely natural range using minimal ingredients. Plus it is extremely affordable and can be found in most supermarkets across the country.


4. Body moisturiser – Two Good Co.

Your skin is your biggest organ so of course what you put on it is going to make its way into your body. We recommend Two Good co. For every bottle your purchase they donate a bottle to safe houses for women. Plus the bottles are completely recyclable.


5. Perfume 

We all like to have that nice scent about us. It’s the final touch we add before heading out. Perfume however can be the cause of symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, nausea and allergies. You don’t have to give up that ritual of the final spray of perfume. Black Chicken Remedies have brought out an essential oil perfume that uses natural fragrances so you can stay healthy and smell nice.  

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