Why would Naturally Nic, a Dietitian of over 3 decades, and breast cancer survivor choose Naturally Goat?
After a mastectomy back in 2013, I took a deep dive into the research and found the information overwhelming in favour of eating more plants to not only reduce my risk of getting cancer again but minimising all lifestyle diseases.
I went from being a clean-eating Food Pyramid follower to a passionate plant-based advocate, you can read my story here https://naturallynic.com.au/why-i-switched-to-a-plant-based-diet/
Along the way I discovered that it wasn’t only what we put ‘in’ our body that is key to optimal health, it was just as important to know what you are putting ‘on’ your body.
And thus began another journey of trying to source chemical and toxin-free personal hygiene products.
You’d be right in wondering if it really matters… I mean creams that we rub on our face and body, make-up, hair products, etc, just sit on our skin, and don’t we wash it off anyway?
But then you notice pharmaceutical companies make nicotine patches and estrogen patches, and you realise these substances can get into the body.
In fact, our skin is like a sponge, soaking up everything we put on it.
Not only can these products get into our body, but we are slathering and spraying on a cocktail of industrial chemicals that for the most part are not regulated, meaning the manufacturers of these products do not have to disclose their ingredients.
Yes, this includes all things ‘smelly’ like air fresheners, cleaning products, and your perfume girls – it was a sad day when I no longer did the daily walk through a mist of Chanel No 5.
As a cancer survivor, my biggest concern was that many of the chemicals in personal hygiene products, cleaning products, herbicides, and pesticides sprayed on our lawns (and food!), to the plastic in your water bottle, are xeno-estrogens or as I like to call them fake estrogens.
These fake estrogens are 20,000x stronger than the estrogen that our body makes and these toxic hormone-disrupting chemicals are everywhere!
Initially, it can be overwhelming when you realise we will never be free of these chemicals so taking steps to reduce your exposure is key.
This is why I was so excited to discover Naturally Goat… naturally!
Naturally Goat is an Australian organic skincare range, handmade with love using ingredients you can trust!
Goats milk is soothing, healing, and nourishing, making it a great ingredient for skincare.
Goats milk is also high in skin minerals such as selenium and vitamin A which are the most 2 important vitamins for your skin.
Plus being high in lactic acid you reap the anti-aging benefits, and it’s a lifesaver for dry and sensitive skin.
You can read the incredible story of how Orianna came to make soap from the family’s goats that cured her mum’s dermatitis here.
Naturally Goat uses natural ingredients not artificially produced ingredients. This means they use pure olive oil not “Sodium Olivate” which is an artificially derived ingredient!
AND Naturally Goat does NOT use palm oil or any ingredients derived from palm oil… enough said!
Let’s have a look at 5 of the nastiest chemicals that Naturally Goat avoid and how they affect your health and our environment.
1. Xeno-estrogens upset the balance of our hormones and can contribute to a host of issues like:
- Weight gain (estrogen is a fat-storage hormone)
- Low libido
- Thinning and loss of eyebrows and hair
- Mood swings and irritability
- Breast tenderness
- Reduce fertility
- Increase risk of female cancers
ALL Naturally Goat products are free of xeno-estrogens
2. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) can be found in skincare products such as body wash, cleansers, shampoos, and hand washes, and makes them foamy and bubbly.
However, SLS is commonly linked to:
- Skin and eye irritations
- Itchy scalp from shampoo
- Dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis
- Skin rashes
- Hormonal disruptions
- Dizziness and headaches
ALL Naturally Goat products are free of SLS
You can check out this short video clip to see how far spread SLS is in our society.
3. Phosphates are mainly used to soften hard water but they are also found in processed food.
Phosphates have been linked to:
- Kidney disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Accelerated aging
- Vascular damage
Beware… you might think you’re doing the right thing by purchasing phosphate-free products but they use tetra-acetic acid instead which is worse!
You can check out this short clip on the damage that phosphates are doing to our health.
ALL Naturally Goat products are free of phosphates AND tetra-acetic acid.
4. Bleach is used everywhere AND is a product we associate with cleanliness and hygiene.
But it comes at a high price to our health and environment, and thankfully there are wonderful alternatives that are just as effective.
Bleach or Sodium Hypochlorite has been linked to:
- Irritation of skin and eyes
- Respiratory issues
- Liver and kidney damage
You can check out this short clip on the damage of bleach.
ALL Naturally Goat products are free of bleach.
5. Titanium dioxide is an odourless powder that enhances the colour of foods and pharmaceuticals.
It can be found in coffee creamers, candies/lollies, mayonnaise, peanut butter, sunscreen, and toothpaste, and because it’s usually less than 1% of the ingredients manufacturers are not required to state it on the label.
You can check out this short clip on the damage of titanium dioxide here.
ALL Naturally Goat products are free of titanium dioxide.
Here’s the thing – it’s not just ONE chemical or ONE food that is harming our body it’s the accumulation of all these chemicals over time.
And while we live in a modern world we are not going to escape all the harmful chemicals but through education and using products likes Naturally Goat we can reduce our exposure and that will benefit our health and help our environment.
Naturally Goat products are a triple win as far as I’m concerned…
- They smell and feel great
- Don’t harm your body
- And don’t harm the environment.
You can feel confident that you are purchasing safe skincare, safe personal hygiene products, and household cleaners when you use Naturally Goat.
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