We are living in a very fortunate time. We are not expected to all look alike!
The 60’s brought us this wonderful freedom. Freedom to dress in a variety of styles, use makeup or no makeup, jewellery or no jewellery, any kind of hair style, any kind of shoes.
You will need to go off every cosmetic and body product that you are now using. Not a single one can be continued. They are full of titanium, zirconium, benzalkonium, bismuth, antimony, barium, strontium, aluminium, tin, chromium, not to mention pollution solvents such as benzene and PCBs.
(Breast cancer cases show titanium, zirconium, benzalkonium, bismuth and antimony accumulation in the breast.)
(Barium is described in the Merck Index as “Caution: All water or acid soluble barium compounds are POISONOUS.” 10th ed. p. 139 1983.)
([Strontium] goes to bones.)
Do not use any commercial salves, ointments, lotions, colognes, perfumes, massage oils, deodorant, mouthwash, toothpaste, even when touted as “herbal” and health-food-type. See the Recipes chapter for homemade substitutes.
People are trying desperately to use less toxic products. They seek health for themselves. So they reach for products that just list herbs and other natural ingredients. Unfortunately, the buyers are being duped.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires all body products to have sufficient antiseptic in them. Some of these antiseptics are substances you must avoid! But you won’t see them on the label because manufacturers prefer to use quantities below the levels they must disclose. And by using a variety of antiseptics in these small amounts they can still meet sterility requirements. The only ingredient you might see is “grapefruit seed” or similar healthy-sounding natural antiseptic. This is sad for the consumer of health food varieties.
- I have seen rocks sold as “Aluminum-Free Natural Deodorant”. You rub the rock under your arms. It works because the rock is made of magnesium-aluminum-silicate.
- Men’s hair color has lead in it.
- Lipstick has barium, aluminum, titanium. Eye pencil and shadow have chromium.
Some of the unnatural chemicals listed are present because of residues in the manufacturing process, but others you will actually see listed on the label!
Propyl alcohol and wood alcohol are present because the tubing used to fill the bottles is sterilized and cleaned with them. Ice cream machines are “oiled” with a gel containing petroleum products. This could explain why I always find benzene in ice cream.
How can propyl alcohol in shampoo get into your body in significant amounts?
The skin is more absorbent than we realize, and time and time again I see cancer victims who have gone off every body product except their favourite shampoo. They harbour propyl alcohol until they make that final sacrifice. It is better to switch shampoos than to not need any due to radiation and chemotherapy!
See the Recipes section for easy-to-make, natural cosmetics. But you might consider just stopping them all. Especially if you’re going on vacation.
Use nothing that you wouldn’t use on a new-born baby. This is a permissive age. You will be the only one feeling “naked”. Others won’t even notice. Don’t forget advertising is aimed at you, even if other people’s eyes are not!
Don’t even use soap unless it is homemade soap (see the Recipes chapter) or borax straight from the box. Borax was the traditional pioneer soap. It is antibacterial and can be made into a solution. It is also a water softener and is the main ingredient in non-chlorine bleach. Borax can remove grease, too, and some stains.
But even borax is not natural to your body and it is therefore wise to use as little as necessary.
- Don’t use toothpaste, not even health-food varieties. To clean teeth, use plain water or chemically pure baking soda but dissolve it in water first, otherwise it is too abrasive. Or brush with food grade hydrogen peroxide, not the regular variety. Don’t use floss; use 2 or 4-pound monofilament fish line. Floss has mercury antiseptics (with thallium pollution!). Throw away your old toothbrush – solvents don’t wash away.
- Don’t use mouthwash. Use saltwater (aluminum-free salt) or food grade hydrogen peroxide (just a few drops in water).
- Don’t use hair spray.
- Don’t use massage oils of any kind. Use olive oil.
- Don’t use bath oil. Take showers, not baths, if you are strong enough to stand. Showers are cleaner.
- Don’t use perfumes or colognes.
- Don’t use commercial lotions or personal lubricants.