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Chemical loading

Skincare and Chemical Loading

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body and what goes on it, can go in?

Try this - go get a few of your usual toiletries and read the ingredients listed, properly… we’ll wait here till you get back : )

So you might be asking... Are all these ingredients necessary? Where do they come from? What are they doing to my body?

Over the last forty years there has been an explosion in the use of pesticides and synthetic compounds that do not occur in nature. With so many synthetic ingredient combinations in all aspects of our lives, the full long term effects on our bodies and environment are unknown. 

Reducing harmful chemicals in your body (referred to as Chemical Loading) and ecosystem is about reducing the risk of harm.

Long term environmental and health impacts are often discovered years after the substances are declared safe. DDT, Plasticizers, Organophosphates and PCBs to name a few. Some chemicals still used in everyday cosmetics and products are already known to increase your risk of cancer.

"We could be exposing our selves to over 150 chemicals from products used every day, from food and drinks packaging to household cleaners, shower gels and cosmetics. Some of these chemicals are known to be carcinogenic and/or to disrupt our hormones. Exposure to even low levels of hormone disrupting chemicals can lead to changes in the breast and increase our risk of developing breast cancer." Breast Cancer UK

The Breast Cancer UK website lists some of the chemicals to avoid and produces information to help you reduce your risk:

Chemicals to avoid:

* Parabens such as butyl/methyl/ethyl/propyl paraben: found in cosmetics, body creams, make-up, hair products and UV sunscreens

* Alkyl parahydroxybenzoate: another name for parabens

* Aluminium: often used in deodorants

* Synthetic musks or parfum: used to fragrance many cosmetics and personal care products

* Triclosan: used in toothpastes and hand washes

Reduce you risk: 

1. Choose paraben and aluminium free

2. Choose essential oil based fragrances or buy un-fragranced products

3. Avoid using antibacterial soaps and hand washes which contain triclosan

A moral duty

We believe that the cosmetics industry has a moral duty to provide an ethical product. We believe in informed choice and understanding the risks. Some people want a cheap product, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they want companies to cross an ethical line in order to make it.

Try making some positive changes to reduce the Chemical Loading on your body - replacing your mainstream deodorant with Fit Pit natural deodorant is a good place to start, and tell someone you love about it too. To find out more about what we and others like you are doing you can sign up to our newsletter here. We never ever pass your details to other companies for marketing purposes and we'll only send you a newsletter from time to time. You can unsubscribe at any time.

We want to help people understand the Chemical Loading choices they are making and give everyone an ethical, organic skin care alternative.

  • About us

    Creators of Fit Pit natural deodorant. Handmade in small batches by The Green Woman in the UK. FREE FROM aluminium salts, parabens, BPAs and petrochemicals. 100% Organic, Vegan, Earth kind.

    We never use plastic and our packaging will always be recyclable, compostable or reusable.

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    The Green Woman Limited

    Brookfield, Cumberley Lane
    Ludlow
    Shropshire
    SY8 3LJ

    Company number: 08735844