They say our skin absorbs up to 60% of what it comes in contact with. Skin is a multi layered, complex structure that is permeable and is always moving chemicals and water in and out. Our skin is actually our largest organ AND is considered to be a part of our detoxification system. We touch our skin daily, apply lotions, sunscreens, deodorants, perfumes and a whole lot more in an attempt to keep it looking fresh and young. Though if we do not understand what these lotions, sunscreens, and perfumes that we are putting onto and into our skin actually have in them, we may be doing more harm than good.
At Quench Naturel we take doing more good than harm seriously.
Each product that comes from our kitchen, is made with 100% all-natural, toxin-free, easy to read ingredients that actually support the natural detox process. Laboratory chemicals block our bodies ability to naturally detox and remove foreign particles from our blood, organs and from our skin. Like we discussed in the last blog, aluminum based deodorants actually clog our pores, keeping our body from sweating. Sweat is one of the top detoxing processes our body uses to stay balanced and healthy. Blocking sweat glands and prohibiting this process can even lead to a condition known as hidradenitis which occurs when our glands are not able to shed old skin cells and other waste from our body.
So why do we choose to use body care products that can result in illness and infection?
Most of the time we are not aware of how these products will truly affect our body. It may be getting harder to tell too since big commercial companies are investing in marketing strategies that make their products seem healthy and natural. It’s called Greenwashing and Quench Naturel is 100% against it!
Greenwashing marketing strategies trick customers into believing they are buying a “green” product, made from all-natural, toxin-free ingredients. Brown packaging, green, leafy lettering and words like “organic”, “eco-friendly” and even “plant-based” are all being used to draw in the attention of the more aware consumer. Though when we do the research, we find out that the “all-natural” oil for our skin actually has ingredients other than oil and we really do not know what we are buying.
So, how can we make sure we are choosing body products that are not causing more harm than good? It’s simple. Read the ingredients and use sites like www.EWG.org/skindeep which rates and explains what an ingredient does. What is the company using to blend the product? Do you recognize the first ingredient? If not, then skip it. Your whole body is depending on it!
When we use heavy chemicals on and in our body, we are constantly bombarding our detox system with extra work. As a culture, our kidneys and our livers are beginning to wear out. The amount of kidney failure taking place in Western cities these days is quite shocking. It is estimated that 14% of our general population have chronic kidney disease and marginalized populations (African Americans at +3.7% and Native Americans at +1.4%) are hit even harder.Though take a look at the ingredient lists of some of your communities favorite products and you will quickly recognize why our bodies are struggling to thrive.
These 3 products above are regularly purchased and used by a large population of Americans every single day. Try to find 10 ingredients between the 3 that you recognize? How about 15? Imagine what this list of non-recognizable products can do to our body? Imagine what type of degenerative diseases might be prevalent in the communities that use these products daily?
And now imagine what a truly all-natural product list might look like? How about this.
Ingredients: Arrowroot, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Cocoa Butter, Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth, Organic Coconut Oil, Candelilla Wax, Baking Soda, Moringa Infused Abyssinian Oil, Vitamin E (Acetate/Chemical Free), Local Honey, Organic Cedarwood Essential Oil, Organic Lemon Essential Oil, Organic Rosemary Essential Oil, Petitgrain Essential Oil, Organic Moringa, Grapefruit Essential Oil, Organic Lime Essential Oil
Organic Calcium Carbonate, Organic Coconut Oil, Real Birch Xylitol (USA Manufactured, non-GMO/Kosher), Organic Diatomaceous Earth, Organic Turmeric, Organic Peppermint Oil, Organic Cinnamon Oil, Organic Tea Tree Oil, Organic Orange Oil
Even if you do not know what every single ingredient is, you know at least 95% of them instantly. How does this affect our overall health?
Detox Tip: Oil Pulling is a great way to detoxify your mouth. Having a clean mouth is about so much more than having fresh breath. You can pull toxins easily at home simply by swooshing coconut oil in your mouth for 20 minutes. If you use our Fresh Mouth Tooth Polish this process becomes much tastier and the antibacterial essential oils we use super the detox.
Less toxins in means less toxins out. In every product we consume, we must remember that all of the included ingredients are going into our body and the stuff we cannot pronounce usually needs to be removed due to its inability to be digested or used because let’s face it folks, titanium dioxide just isn’t needed by our body.
Switching to truly all-natural body products as well as an all natural lifestyle in general, will GREATLY reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals and will help our body to its job; grow, clean and grow some more. We are made perfectly to breakdown and process the ingredients of nature. Why would we want to use anything else?
And most importantly, do not fall for the hype of powerful marketing firms looking to keep you as a loyal customer (these same companies market for the pharmaceutical industries too). Find an all natural brand that is dedicated to healing our world one body at a time! You know Quench Naturel is here to do just that! Check out our full product line at www.QuenchNaturel.com and help your body help you!