Have you ever looked at the ingredients listed on the label of your face cream

or shampoo and wondered what they are?

It’s difficult to even pronounce some of them let alone know what they are!

This is one of the reasons I like to use organic natural products and Neal’s Yard Organic have a huge range of wonderfully smelling, natural products. I love their frankincense intense range of face products.

The Neal’s Yard create your own range offers a
~ Bath OIl
~ Face and Body Lotion
~ Ointment
~ Shampoo and Body Wash
The create range is a lovely base without any nasties allowing you to make your own shampoo or body lotion etc
You can choose an essential oil to add (email me if you would like some help with which to choose) or you can use the product on its own.
The face and body lotion for example is:
~ Skin-nourishing and conditioning for face and body
~ Effective facial cleanser
~ Pure and unfragranced
~ Can be tailored with essential oils, flower remedies or herbal tinctures
~ Suitable for all skin types, including children and those with sensitive skin
Being happy in the knowledge that you know they are chemical free and made with natural ingredients.
Put create into the search box to find all the create your own products.
They don’t use anything they believe could cause you, or the planet harm and list what they DON’T use as well as what they do use.

Here’s a list of what they don’t use and what it means:

NO PARABENS – linked to oestrogen overproduction
NO SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCES – many contain synthetic chemicals that are harmful to health
NO GMO INGREDIENTS – not enough is known about the long-term implications
NO animal testing – unnecessary and cruel
NO SILICONES – coat the skin, impeding its natural function
NO PHTHALATES – reported to have toxic impact on human and animal life
NO NANO – not enough is known about the long-term implications
NO MINERAL OILS – derived from petroleum, have a tendency to block the skin
NO EDTA – doesn’t readily biodegrade
NO PROPYLENE GLYCOL – derived from petroleum
NO CARBOMER – derived from petroleum
NO DEA – associated with known carcinogens
NO ACRYLATES – derived from petroleum
NO BHT – linked to breathing and lung impairment

Have a look at the products you use and check the ingredients for any of the above. Now you have more of an idea of what it means.

Here’s the link to the create your own products.

Here’s the link the the Neals’s Yard shop online