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Hand Sanitisers : Natural Alternatives to Triclosan

Hand Sanitisers : Natural Alternatives to Triclosan

What is Triclosan ? Triclosan is an antibacterial and bacteriocidal agent used in a wide array of consumer goods, such as cleaning products, cosmetic products, furniture, and textiles, to prevent the growth of bacteria, mold, and mildew. Triclosan is used as an ingredient in basically everything at this time : antibacterial hand soaps, dishwashing liquids, laundry soaps, fabric softeners, disinfectants, deodorants, mop heads, brooms, vacuums, sponges, trash bags, kitchen wipes, dishpans, dish racks, and sink mats. It's also used in textiles, so it may very well be found in kitchen dish towels and cleaning cloths that have built-in antibacterial protection. This chemical...

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The Power of Aromatherapy: 5 Essential Oils That You Should Use

The Power of Aromatherapy: 5 Essential Oils That You Should Use

Is your medicine cabinet packed with scores of useless capsules, ointments and bizarre medical devices you bought off the internet? You’re not to blame: while natural medical products seem to be way too expensive, synthetic pharmaceutical solutions hang down with the weight of allergic reactions and side effects. The only thing you are resigned to do is pick up from the chemist, whatever is advised by your “all-knowing-friend” and when that doesn’t work, whatever the next TV commercial says. But the end result is far from satisfactory. If you are looking for a trusted, all natural savior for your well-being...

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The Hidden Endocrine Disruptors in Everyday Cosmetics

The Hidden Endocrine Disruptors in Everyday Cosmetics

Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t just about what we put into our body it is also about the products that we choose to use on our body. Endocrine disruptors are lurking everywhere we turn today. Avoiding these toxins can help protect your hormone balance and are especially important for anyone suffering from thyroid disease or any other autoimmune condition. What are Endocrine Disruptors? Endocrine disruptors can be defined as chemicals that interfere with the endocrine system. These chemicals can be found in many different products, not just cosmetics. The issue with these disruptors is that they can cause major issues...

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Ethical Chick is proud to partner with One Tree Planted

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Ethical Chick is proud to partner with One Tree Planted

There are many ways you can shrink the size of your carbon footprint: bike to work, eat less meat, turn down your thermostat. All of which are great. But there is one way to reduce your emissions that also makes your property and community more beautiful, improves water quality, and provides numerous economic and social benefits... planting trees! Wondering how? Here are just a couple ways in which trees are vital to reducing carbon emissions and so much more. Natural Carbon Eaters Every living thing on Earth is made up of four basic elements - carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen....

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Are chemicals in beauty products making us ill ?

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Are chemicals in beauty products making us ill ?

Cosmetics and personal care items women use every day are packed with a constellation of chemicals that health advocates say could be connected to a host of health problems. Anyone who has ever glanced at a lotion or shampoo bottle has probably noticed a mystifying array of multi-syllabic chemicals. We assume they’re safe enough to put on our bodies – but how much do we really know about the products we slather on each day? The US cosmetics and personal care industry – everything from makeup to shampoo, lotion and sunscreen – is largely self-regulated. Since it first came under...

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