Pthalates often found in perfumes and other fragrances can directly cause fertility issues or disease, and chemicals like glycol ether lead additional to birth defects. Not only that but women’s personal care products are also loaded with toxins. Since skin is your largest organ, anything you put on it is absorbed into your body within seconds, causing issues like thyroid disorders, early puberty or hormonal imbalance.
While buying organic skin or hair care products beware of the greenwashing. Often, companies make the packaging look green or use words like “herbal” or “natural” to make it look more appealing. But check ingredients on the label to verify if the product is actually organic and non-toxic. If you see chemicals like Fragrance, Triclosan, Formaldehyde, Hydroquinone, Oxybenzone, PEGs, BHA & BHT on the ingredient list, steer clear of the product. Look for the products that are Sulfate, Paraben-free, Phthalate-free, and BPA-free. These chemicals are the most toxic and have proven to be disastrous for your health.