Better Health through Green Products

Cleaning products and fragrances are highly toxic and can make you very ill and even cause death. When these products are contained in metal (any aerosol or a can), heavy metal is mixed with the toxins, making them thousands of times stronger and allowing them to stay in your body for more than 30 years. When you are around toxic produces (be it you are wearing or using them, or in a space where they have been used/worn), you are poisoning your body.

If you suffer from migraines, headaches, joint and/or muscle aches, any auto-immune disease, shingles, or have any health condition that weaken your immune system, then you need to avoid toxic chemicals. In fact, most people who carry the gene for an auto-immune disease, never know it until they are around toxic chemicals. Toxic chemicals are known to stimulate auto-immune diseases, for which there is no known cure.

If a product that contains the word “mix” on the label, the manufacturer is NOT telling you all of the ingredients. Our federal government does not require companies to disclose all of the ingredients they use to manufacture products.

You can find charts on-line that states the toxic level of many products. For example, AXE Deodorant Body Spray is rated “highly toxic”. These charts also state many of the diseases that the products cause. For example a chart on Axe Deodorant Body Spray shows it causes cancer, headaches, dizziness, rashes, violent coughing, vomiting, skin irritations, reduces the chance for a full-term pregnancy, reduces fertility, and more.

An article from MindBodyGreen says to look for the words listed below to help spot toxic chemicals in household cleaning products:

  • Poison

  • Warning

  • Danger

  • Caution

  • Flammable

  • Combustible

  • Cannot be stored above 120 degrees

  • (statements about) air quality

  • (statements about) skin irritation

  • State of California

Other clues to toxins being in the product are words that contain:

  • -ol

  • -ene

  • -chlor

  • -glycol

  • -phenol

These root words indicate the manufacturer has used tar, petroleum, a toxic chlorinate compound, and/or the toxic solvents benzol or toulene.

The rule for good health is: Never use a product on your body or in your home/office that you wouldn’t eat.

The reason for this is that our bodies absorb chemicals through our skin, ears, nose, eyes, and mouth. We take them all in, they hit all of our organs (including our heart, kidney, live, lungs), and our body stores them. It is one reason why we are healthier when we are younger; our bodies are less contaminated.

If you are around too many toxins, you may develop environmental sensitivity, for which there is no cure. What is too many depends on your particular body. Poisons and heavy metals harm everyone, however some people have a higher tolerance for them.

It takes time for poison to fully penetrate our body’s systems. For example, most fragrances hit the body at full strength three days after exposure to the fragrance mixture! This is why most people do not realize that they are allergic to fragrances.

If you suffer from migraines, headaches, sinus infections, stuffy nose, popping ears, achy joints, achy muscles, indigestion, gout, lupus, shingles — any chronic or repeating health problem — then I highly recommend you go to an allergist and get tested for “environmental toxins”. Specifically get tested for the three things most people with chronic health problems are allergic to. These are:

  • fragrance mix

  • potassium dichromate

  • nickel

I hope this article will lead you to better health because it is not okay to be sick, particularly when there is something that you can do to regain your health.

MindBodyGreen: What’s In My Cleaning Products? How to Spot Toxins?

AXE Deodorant Body Spray Toxic Rating

Household Cleaning Products Website

AXE Websites


About Faye Lynn

Barefoot and Breathless is a contemporary romance, chick-lit, women's fiction novel about a single mother looking for love, dealing with her son's growing independence, overcoming a past abusive relationship, trying to stay true to her morals, and teaching in a public at-risk school. It's a light, fun read with a writing style of Rachel Gibson meets Janet Evanovich. Like the heroine in Barefoot and Breathless, I'm a teacher, yogi, and single mother. I hope you enjoy reading my posts, and I look forward to reading your comments. Carpe Diem, Faye Lynn
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