If I can't put it in my mouth, I'm sure as hell not not putting it on my skin.
I know, I know, it doesn't apply 100% of the time.. but it should apply MOST of the time. And it's a good rule of thumb to operate by.
I think about this often... when I shop for detergents, cleaning products, shampoo, conditioners... all the things that directly or indirectly end up on our skin. And I've tested it too.. I've tasted thing.. you don't even want to know. And they burned. I remember dabbing a face cream on the tip of my tongue once and immediately regretted it, but it did lead me to read the label more in depth. I even looked up the ingredients I didn't know.
Once when I was young, I had a black smudge on my nose that I couldn't get off. I scrubbed and scrubbed. I was heading out for school and was embarrassed to show my face so I looked under the cupboard for cleaning products. I found LimeAway. Yup.
After scrubbing my nose with the strong chemical cleanser, I did indeed get the smudge off, but the patch of skin on my nose was left rather pale and slowly little holes formed in my skin, like it was being eaten away. I washed with soap and water but my skin continued to burn most of the morning. No one really noticed.
Do we know what it does inside of us, these chemicals? I can begin to tell you, but I'm sure you can imagine. A healthy body with few toxins to process can handle it no problem, but when it's a constant battle and the body isn't sufficiently supported throughout, these toxins can lead to all sorts of acute symptoms and chronic conditions.
This is the stuff we spray on our toilets, our windows, door handles, countertops all the places in all the spaces. Especially now.
So why not try something edible? Why not begin replacing your household cleaning products, beauty and bath products, scented products and more with natural ones? Why not look for ingredients you recognize? What would happen if you gave it a try?
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