Are Harmful Chemicals Hiding In Your Personal Products?

by | Breast Cancer, Environmental Risk Factors

If you wouldn’t eat it, why would you rub it into your skin?

Your skin is your body’s largest organ. Up to 60% of what goes onto your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream and circulated throughout your body.

Are you reading labels? If not, you might want to start looking for all-natural ingredients.

Everyday Beauty Products May Contain Harmful Chemicals

Most of us use at least nine personal care products every day. Often, we don’t give our daily regimen a second thought past a good “two-for-one” sale. But many of these products are heavily laden with unnatural ingredients.

Consider that all of these products can add to your toxic load:

  • Soaps, Shampoos, and Conditioners
  • Bath Bubbles, Balms, and Oils
  • Mouthwashes and Toothpastes
  • Antiperspirants and Deodorants
  • Moisturizers and Lotions
  • Sunscreen
  • Skin and Eye Cosmetics
  • Shaving Creams and After Shaves
  • Perfumes and Colognes
  • Hair Treatments and Colors
  • Nail care products

Toxic Chemicals to Avoid In Your Personal Care Products

The personal products we use each morning can expose us to more than a hundred toxic chemicals before we leave our homes (or bathrooms) for work each day. You might assume their ingredients are tested and safe. They are not.

Toxic Fragrances-The Scent of Danger

Commercial perfumes, colognes, cleaning products, dryer sheets, and laundry products often contain synthetic fragrances. These fragrances not only contain chemicals, but some are neurotoxic, especially for pets. The answer may be in using fragrance-free products or adding essential oils for fragrance.

Deodorant or Antiperspirant? Know the Difference

Deodorants work by deodorizing perspiration. Antiperspirants reduce perspiration and reduce your body’s ability to purge toxins. For more info, refer to our article on Antiperspirants & Deodorants.

Disruptors of Normal Body Functions  

An endocrine disruptor is a synthetic chemical that mimics or blocks hormones and disrupts normal body functions. For more information on endocrine disruptors, visit 9 Ways to Avoid Hormone Disrupting Chemicals and Toxic Load: What’s in Your Personal Care Products?

Be an Informed Consumer

For more information on ingredients to avoid in your personal care products consider: 

Alternatives to Toxic Personal Products

Taking the time to be informed about the products and brands you use is the best way to ensure you’re using safe, natural products. Research the products and carefully read the labels. Are all the ingredients naturally derived or are some synthetically-derived chemicals?

DIY Safe Personal Products

Making your organic products at home is easier than you might think. For more information, visit

Our mission at The Thermogram Center, Inc. is preventive education. Environmental causes of human cancer are manageable. However, the public remains unaware of the many common environmental carcinogens and the actions necessary to mitigate their risk. We hope to be a reliable source of information to help you protect you and your family from the hazardous chemicals in the air, water, food, and products threatening your well being.

by Tirza Derflinger
Founder, Author, Lead Educator, Speaker, CTT, MBA
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