In 2015, I felt as if my body decided to shut down. All of a sudden I had one strange health-thing after another that made it nearly impossible to be a good mom, wife, business woman, and friend (let alone get out of bed every day!).
Though I frequented specialists and any doctor I could get in to see, no one could figure out why I was doing so poorly. Tired of being told I was making it up, I decided to take my health into my own hands and change my lifestyle.
When a friend shared about toxins in our beauty products and how (crazily enough!) the United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938, I was ROCKED.
Over the past two decades, the European Union has banned close to 1,400 chemicals in the product formulas of personal care products and restricted the levels of over 250 more in such products. The United States has only partially banned 30 to date.
It never EVER occurred to me that what I put on my skin is important to my health.
The more I learned, the more I realized the importance of bringing clean products into our home. I started using several apps (I talk about those here) and scanned the products we had in our home, tossing out those that were harming us without my knowing (even the ones we all think of as “natural” are touted as “clean”!).
We’ve also incorporated cleaner foods and essential oils into our lives and I’ve finally found an incredible functional-medicine doctor who quickly figured out the rest of my body’s ailments. These things combined, we’re on a much better and safer path of living. I mean, who knew some of the products we were using actually contributes to infertility?! I do NOT want that sadness for my children!
I’m still shocked that the US allows so many toxins in what we use every day.
I’ve used and loved Beautycounter for nearly four years and decided I should probably tell more than my mom about it.
Because I deeply believe in the heart behind the company and using safe products on myself and my family, I want you to know about it too. Now that I know better, I do better. Hoping you do, too!