As a new chill to the air rolls in we are reminded of the joys of this new season like snug sweaters, warm drinks and the tender falling snowflakes that romanticize our evenings. At the same time, we can't help but also be reminded that living in the prairies of Canada means our skin suddenly becomes dry, itchy and unpredictable in the wintery months. As skin becomes extra sensitive with the changing of seasons, it is the perfect time to search for non-toxic, all natural products that will protect and nourish your skin. Check out our post on Conscious Cosmetics to learn more about why buying natural products is so important for you and for the planet.
As we examine the impact of the clothes we buy, we can't help but examine the impact of another important part of our regular spending - beauty products. The average person uses tons of cosmetic products everyday - shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, hairspray, makeup, perfume, etc. Unfortunately it has become the norm for cosmetic companies to put harmful chemicals in these products to cover up bad smells, ensure a product has a long shelf life, create a particular feel or colour, release a strong scent...the list could go on! These chemicals can cause skin irritation, hormone and internal organ dysfunction, neurotoxicity, pollute our natural environment and are often ruthlessly tested on animals.