Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How to Read a Label AKA What do all those words mean and why is it in my stuff?

There is a lot of misinformation about the ingredients of personal care products. Many people are horrified when they look at an ingredient list and they can’t even read the words. They see long lists of a bunch of chemicals and people think “OMG! I’m not putting that on my skin!”

What if you were asked to put Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit, sodium chloride, magnesium sulphate, Lavandula Angustifolia, citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and tocopherol in your bath water? Would you do it? Would you be a little concerned about putting all those chemicals into your bath?

Go ahead, put it in the bath water. You will have just dropped a lavender bath bomb into your bath. Now add yourself and relax in the fragrant and detoxifying water that also has sea salt, Epsom salt, baking soda, a cleaning agent derived from citric fruit, shea butter, lavender essential oil and Vitamin E in it. Your skin will love it. Heck, light a few candles and place them around the tub too. Now, enjoy your bath!

Join me next time and we will talk some more about ingredients and why they have those long, unpronouncable names. 


  1. so ..some long words are okay i guess :)
    nice 1st post !

  2. I've been avoiding those long, chemical names for awhile now, and I'm just so happy that all my MapleCreek stuff is safe, and free of them :)

  3. Thank you Maple for myth busting! hmmmm, could do with a lovely relaxing lavender bath bomb right now! ☺