How Many Chemicals Do You Put On Your Body Each Day?

Posted November 20, 2012 by in Health + Fitness

It’s amazing how we can be so in touch with our health in some ways, but overlook others.

The average woman puts 515 different chemicals on her body each day. From shampoo to eye-liner, it’s truly scary when one takes a deeper look at the ingredient list of the products we keep in our bathrooms.

I think this image helps bring home the message. We do not need to poison our body in order to look beautiful. Just look for products that use natural ingredients. Look on the back. If you don’t know what it is, don’t buy it.

You’ll definitely have to venture out and try new brands since the well-known ones are known for including chemicals in their products.

Be picky in which products you choose! Where you put your money is a vote to the kind of world you want to live in. It’s your body and you deserve to be healthy, happy, and beautiful!

Here are some of my favorite organic and cruelty-free companies:

Gourmet Body Treats: An organic make-up company that’s perfect for women with sensitive skin. Their products are never tested on animals, they are 100% eco-friendly, certified vegan, and contain no synthetic chemicals.

Juice Beauty: My favorite face lotion and fruit stem cell eye cream!

Lafe’s Natural Crystal Organic Deodorant: I have been using it for two years now, works amazingly well and lasts FOREVER. There is no official website affiliated, but it’s sold at any Whole Foods or natural store. You can also find it on

Alba Botanica: They have my favorite shampoo and conditioner. It smells delicious! I think it works just as well as other products, especially the volumizing line. They carry other products too including lip, body, face, and sun care.

Have you ever used a beauty product that only used natural ingredients? What did you think of it? Let us know in the comments below!

Meet the Author: Jessica Cooper

I am in my mid-twenties, blogging from Boston, and focusing on living a life full of meaning and happiness.

You can find me on Holistic Hippy. My blog’s purpose is to bring the mind, body, spirit, and environmental awareness to one place. There, you will find helpful tips on how to live in a clearer mind, obtain excellent physical health, find meaning in your life, and do so with an awareness for our environment, making conscious choices.

Every single thing is interconnected, so I find that a holistic approach to finding meaning and happiness works best.

Love & light to you,