I read an article this week on the blog “Not Just a Pretty Face” about a women who received a “Dove” product on her door knob at home. She was not happy about this, so she decided to write the company a letter explaining her disapproval of receiving the product. You can read the letter and Dove’s response here if you like.
I wish more people were like this particular women. I believe, it is companies such as Dove that are not willing to recognizing or maybe they just dont care, that some or all of the ingredients in their products can potentially be harmful and toxic to us and our children. Soem chemicals are linked to cancer, birth defects etc.
If the companies turn a blind eye thinking they are not harmful and the government does not impose stricter guidelines, it is people such as this women that need to stand up and demand change. If more people would demand it, it will eventually happen.
Some of you might think this women is crazy for writing this letter and others might agree with her attept to voice her opinion.
Would you buy food, if you knew that some or all of the ingredients on the label could potentially be harmful and toxic to you? Probably not. Right?
So why do we buy products such as shampoo, conditioners, and make-up that contain known carcinogens? Well most people dont read labels and think that these products must be safe. Well, because why would a company sell unsafe products?
Some of you may or may not agree. And will continue to buy these products. All i ask is that you make an educated decision before buying. Maybe just take a few moments and investigate what is in your shampoo, hand cream etc. you might be surprised to what you find. If you continue to buy these products at least you know what you are buying.
My philosophy is if you wouldnt eat the ingredients listed, you probably shuldnt be putting it on your skin!
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics was born for this very reason, to be a voice for change. To demand safer ingredients in our products, for that, I give them a pat on the back.
Food for thought!
This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
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