Check out this little animation about what’s in our beauty products. Many of you are already aware of this issue. What’s interesting is that since 1938 the FDA hasn’t banned more than 8 out of 12,000 toxic chemicals.
So who is the FDA protecting?
Legally, you can’t write about the clinical studies behind natural remedies like essential oils which demonstrate the oils’ ability to inhibit cancer cells, kill toxic mold, or fight viruses without stating that the FDA hasn’t “evaluated” those statements, which therefore means the statements cannot intend to cure any disease. How’s that for backwards? Especially when essential oils are scientifically proving themselves to be worthy opponents of many diseases.
Meanwhile the FDA allows antifreeze and other known cancer causing agents in our soaps, shampoos, and moisturizers without a second glance. Sweet.