A couple days ago, I was reading the Skimm, a smart news feed that appeals to younger people, and saw this in one of its sidebars:
The last time the gov put safety rules around what ingredients can be used in cosmetics (think: makeup, hair products, and skincare).
Some health advocates and politicians have thoughts. They say potentially harmful chemicals might be found in modern-day cosmetics. So they’re trying to update the rules.”
Yes, the beauty industry is unregulated and pretty much anything goes. From what I’ve read, there’s no maybe about there being harmful chemicals in health and beauty topicals.
Clean CBD topicals
In the meantime, Lost Remedy products have never contained toxins or harmful chemicals. All of our products are made from clean, hemp-derived CBD oil with the addition of organic carrier and essential oils. Manufacturing the products creates minimal pollution, and our packaging and shipping materials are compostable. Did you know our packing peanuts are made from cornstarch? Yep, nothing bad there. But, back to chemicals in topicals.
Then, as I was reading about the chemicals in health and beauty products, I had to do a double-take. An article in Forbes, based on a study led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), talks about how the chemicals used in health and beauty products affect our air quality. We have blamed smog and poor air quality on vehicles for decades. But, as engines burn cleaner, a new culprit has surfaced. Yep, products we use on our bodies.
How? Well according to NOAA scientist Jessica Gilman, “Volatile chemical products used in common solvents and personal care products are literally designed to evaporate. You wear perfume or use scented products so that you or your neighbor can enjoy the aroma.”
It’s estimated that 40 percent of chemicals known as volatile organic compounds from cosmetics, soaps and paints disperse into the air where they react in the atmosphere to form the harmful pollutants. Wonder what effect they have on our skin if they are that bad for the environment? The potentially harmful effects are illustrated by postal workers asking the question, “Is anything liquid, fragile, perishable or potentially hazardous; such as lithium batteries or perfume?”
Herein lies a big reason we at Lost Remedy keep our products fragrance-free, petroleum-free, and chemical-free. However, there are solid scientific reasons for developing chemical-free CBD topicals.
CBD topicals go beyond skin deep
In fact, little CB1 and CB2 receptors all over our bodies rush to absorb the nourishing CBD oil that pumps up the healing benefits. Topicals are wonderful for so many reasons. Let me tell you some of ways.
· Nonpsychoative, so no high
· Can relieve pain, anxiety and depression
· No harmful chemicals or toxins
· Anti-inflammatory, anti-acne
· Rich in vitamin D, which also has tons of healthful cred
· Contains vitamins, minerals, proteins and fatty acids that encourage skin health
· Protects skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays and environmental pollutants
· Helps treat psoriasis, dermatitis, headaches and cramping
· Can relieve arthritis, neuropathy, sciatica and others
· Few if any side effects
This is not a comprehensive list. I could go on, but I’ll stop here and let you make your own decision about what you put on your body and into the environment.