Did you know chamomile could do that?

Did you know that chamomile has anti-tumor properties as well as the ability to soothe the redness from irritated skin?

Further benefits include…in aromatherapy applications Chamomile Roman is helpful for issues of nerves, migraine, acne, inflammation, insomnia, menstrual problems, & dermatitis. Useful to counteract anger and to relax us spiritually and physically without causing drowsiness. Mild topical pain-killing benefits. Helpful for irregular periods and the menstruation pains associated. Anti-inflamatory properties help reduce skin redness and soothe irritated skin. It has anti-bacterial, anti-tumor and  antiseptic properties as well.

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Endocrine Disruptors: A Toxic Result of Plastic pollution

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The endocrine system is essentially the system through which our glands, lymph nodes, gonads, pancreas, and other hormonal organs operate. The instructions given by our endocrine system through different hormones cause many of the fundamental processes that keep us alive.

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that can alter the endocrine processes by simulating the chemical structure of a hormone or acting in a similar manner when processed through the body. Endocrine disruptors exist in nature, but the most toxic ones have been synthesized by man.

Understand that a small change in our endocrine system can have devastating long term effects on our emotional and physical health. So, this understood, endocrine disruptors must exist in small quantities in very few highly dangerous industrial conditions, right?

Wrong. The sad truth is that many endocrine disruptors exist in our everyday lives in the form of pesticides, dental sealants, perfumes, soaps, and common disposable plastics…

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Unsafe Cosmetics Condoned?!?

THIS is why Daughter of the Moon answers to our customers. We protect them & disclose all of our ingredients & even why, specifically & scientifically we use them. Hopefully buyers will become more aware, ask more questions, & show theses companies & regulating agencies with your own buying power & voices that we need to b respected & protected as consumers & people.

Here is an excerpt taken from the United States FDA website (that which “governs” so to speak & regulates the cosmetic industry.

1. Hexachlorophene (21 CFR 250.250)

Because of its neurotoxic effect and ability to penetrate human skin, the use of hexachlorophene (HCP) as a cosmetic ingredient is restricted to use as a preservative where an alternative preservative has not been shown to be as effective. The HCP concentration of the cosmetic may not exceed 0.1%, and it may not be used in cosmetics which in normal use may be applied to mucous membranes.
2. Mercury Compounds (21 CFR 700.13)

The use of mercury compounds as cosmetic ingredients is limited to use as preservatives in eye area cosmetics at concentrations not exceeding 65 ppm (0.0065%) of mercury calculated as the metal (about 100 ppm or 0.01% of phenylmercuric acetate or nitrate) and provided no other effective and safe preservative is available for use.

Mercury compounds are readily absorbed through the skin on topical application and have the tendency to accumulate in the body. They may cause allergic reactions, skin irritation or neurotoxic manifestations.
…….So basically this means they know it’s harmful & readily absorbed through the skin, & yet it is still allowed to be sold so long as you tell them it was the only additive or preservative that worked for a recipe. I think that is unacceptable. If something is a neurotoxin, THAT is what makes THEIR recipe not work.

 

Tips to Save Time, Money & Mother Earth From Your Kitchen

  • Grow your own food. Gardening is suprisingly easy, especially if you start from plants instead of seeds but of course buying seeds is much more cost-effective. For example, one organic zucchini plant cost me $4 but one package of about 50 heritage, organic, Zucchini seeds from a small supplier cost me only $2. Gardening is a fun activity to do with kids too. When my daughter was an infant I wore her in a front sling when I was in the garden, & when she started wanting to help more I gave her a little plastic shovel & she mixed the soil up beside me.
  • Not only can you make your own food but for those with little ones… make delicious fresh organic baby food for pennies. Pureeing baby food & packaging it in freezer trays for later is also a fun activity to do with bigger children.
  • If you can’t or prefer not to harvest your own do your gest to buy local & in season. You will save money, support your local farms & economy, & neighbors. You will also save on the emissionsthat the trucks give off bringing their lot from california or mexico to your super market.
  • When you need fresh produce & local is not available, buy organic! Organic is not only better for your health but better for the environment, saving the soil, the water supply, & the wildlife, just to name a few 😉
  • Make large batches of food with fresh ingredients or fully cooked dinners & freeze excess in BPA free freezer trays.
  • Note, if you freeze baby food & you find your baby doesn’t like that particular vegetable, don’t worry, adding those pureed veggies to tomatoe sauce, melted cheesees, & mashed potatoes works great for adding whole foods & vitamins to meals in a sneaky way.

I am passionate about sharing what I know, there’s a community in honest sharing & I enjoy talking with people &/or making them aware of ways to live healthy and happily. I enjoy helping them do that with what I do best: writing & my other creative endeavors in health like making safe, & 100%, obsessively natural cosmetics. I believe that the things we put on our body should be beneficial to us, not hurt us with their caustic ingredients, which is why I started making my own cosmetics & later why I started selling ‘spa quality’ so to speak, cosmetics for realistic, every-man prices. I believe that safety is not saved for the elites, it is a right that we all have access to. I am like I saide passionate about health & happiness & parenting is a part of that, so I strive to provide information on all relative topics… from the environment we need to protect for our kids, from the products we pt on their bodies, the food we feed them, & how we speak & interact with them, etc. Maybe the best way to put it is that I am passionate about life, living well through each day & I hope to share that with as many people as possible.

Cake for Your Thoughts

This post does have rules. (It’s my blog. I can do what I want.)

1. If you break it you buy it. If you read it, you interact with it.
2. If you don’t plan to participate, do not continue reading, do no pass go, do not collect $200.

We all have a cause.

We all have something that lights our fire, puts us on a soap box, and makes us want to do something to change the world.

Whether we share religious beliefs, core values, race, age, education, social status, blah, blah, blah—I have to think that we all want to make the world a better place.

Some of us express it better than others.
Some of us like to “stir the pot” and get people thinking.
Some of us are good “support staff”.
Some of us are good leaders.
Some of us are good followers.

Whatever your personality…

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Often times doing the right thing for ourselves is the same as doing the right thing for our environment, I think God made it that way. He knew we needed an Earth to live, & knew that we’d want to live. I’m a believer that my HP wants the best for me & that nature also is ruled by him, we are equal to it, not above it. The symbiotic relationship of nature & humanity runs deep. One of my favorite controversial books on the subject is The Secret in the Soil, check it out if you’re interested in the science of nature (it’s explained in pretty lay terms so don’t be intimidated, it’s meant to be enjoyable reading that also educates, or at least I find it as such). I hope you enjoy these pictures I’m re-blogging, they’re educational & also simply & poignantly beautiful.

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