skin to bloodstream: 26 seconds

26 seconds. When we put something on our skin (be it soap, lotion, sunblock, or anything else we touch), its ingredients are in our bloodstream in 26 seconds. Yes, seconds. Once those ingredients hit our bloodstream, they circulate through the entire body and begin to affect all sorts of bodily functions.

Now with that in mind, grab a couple of your personal care items – your face wash, your lotion, your hand soap, whatever you have handy. Read the ingredient list. How many things are too difficult to pronounce? How many are things you’ve never heard of? How many are harsh chemicals? Now think about those things entering your bloodstream in 26 seconds.

A few months ago, I called it quits. I got rid of all the harsh chemicals and synthetic-based products in our house. And I’m not even talking about just the things that touch our skin; I’m also talking about the ibuprofen, the cold medicine, the dishwasher detergent, the cleaning products…anything that included artificial ingredients. You know what happened? My toddler who had had a months-long, never-ending cold was finally healthy and snot-free. I stopped needing daily allergy medication (that I’d been taking for over ten years). The dogs are flea- and tick-free without using Frontline or K9 Advantix or any of those other spot-on treatments. The list goes on and on.

Next time you grab one of those items, take a glance through the ingredient list. If you don’t still want to use it, contact me to learn how to convert your home to an all-natural one!

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