So after deciding that it was time for a little health overhaul I realised that I had started paying pretty close attention to making sure I’m filling my body with goodness. Obviously a big step forward on the journey, right?
But then I had a little think and came to the conclusion that healthy goodness does not simply involve what I eat (or don’t) and how much I exercise – oh no; it’s not just what I put into my body that counts – I put a lot of stuff onto it too!
If consuming fewer unprocessed foods, chemicals and additives has had a positive impact on my body from the inside; then I’m willing to bet that if I treat the outside in the same way I might well get similar results! With the added bonus that it will not only benefit me (hopefully) but the environment too (definitely)! PLUS it will work out way cheaper than the products I currently buy! Win!
Now there’s a website I stumbled across by a pretty cool organisation called the Environmental Working Group (you can find it right here). They rate products based on their toxity and give them a rating out of ten as to how hazardous they are. It’s really easy to use and simple to understand (phew)! I may have got a little bit carried away and put almost every product I’ve ever used in there….be warned that some results are a bit of a reality check – lets just say it has encouraged me that trying natural beauty is the way to go!
And by natural beauty I in no way mean that I am planning on turning into a tree-hugging hippy with dreadlocks and a wardrobe full of tie-dye and rainbow coloured woven jackets. Not yet anyway!
I’m simply going to seek out some ways of tweaking and adapting my skin, hair and beauty regimes so that I only use natural ingredients and products. I’ll be posting the results so you can see how it all goes down – it’s gotta be worth a try for the sake of my pocket, my health and the planet!
Wish me luck………!
A little footnote (added 20.05.2013) ; if you fancy seeing how I’m getting on take a peek at these – I’ll update below as I go along! 🙂