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The Toxic Avenger Caulfields Counter Paraben

Are your skincare products increasing your chances of getting cancer?  Let me be more specific – do your products have parabens in them?  Parabens are a family of chemicals mainly used as preservatives in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.  These low-cost, effective preservatives are commonly found in moisturizers, shampoos, conditioners, shave creams, and many other body care products.

Typical parabens to look out for include:

Seriously, watch out for these ingredients in the products you currently own and intend to purchase.  I want all of you to live longer, healthier, more productive lives – which is why I am posting this.  Considering that up to 60% of what you put on your skin enters your bloodstream, using products with parabens in them is no joke.  One application may not make a huge difference, but over an extended period the effects are potentially harmful.  The next time you’re in the shower, take a look at the ingredients of your body wash and shampoo to see if they contain parabens.  There’s a good chance they do.

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Kneipp Lavender Balancing Thermal Spring Bath Salt

Kneipp Lavender Balancing Thermal Spring Bath Salt

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $$ ($10-$20)
Scent: Strong lavender, eucalyptus, camphor, and limonene.
I liked: the strength of the scents, especially the lavender. Despite the bottle recommending a capful of the salts per bath, half a capful usually suffices.
I didn’t like: the blend of camphor and limonene – it reminded me of citronella.

If you’re a bath guy like me, you know the value of a long, warm, relaxing soak in the tub, preferably with some type of aroma-therapeutic element. My favorite scents in this situation are lavender, which has a sedating effect to get me ready for bed, and eucalyptus, which soothes the muscles after a workout. If you are looking for the ultimate natural aromatherapy bath experience, I suggest checking out the Lavender Balancing Thermal Spring Salts by Kneipp. It’s a German brand that’s relatively unknown in the US, but readily available through a number of places online including the Kneipp website and Spalook. These salts really do the trick – on the mind, muscles, and lungs! Good bath salts are hard to come by as many of them smell artificial – not so with this product. The blend of lavender, eucalyptus, clove, limonene, and camphor may not appeal to everyone, but it’s worth a try.

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