What Are You Breathing?

febreze

Pretty packaging and lots of commercial advertising keeps you coming back for this “sanitizing air freshener” but do you know what you are breathing?

The EWG (Enviromental Working Group) conducted studies on Air Effects  and created this list in order of their toxicity to humans:
• BHT – Known as a neurotoxin, endocrine disruptor, immunotoxicity, non-reproductive organ system toxicity, skin eye and lung irritator
• Acetaldehyde – Known to cause cancer, toxic to reproduction and development, immunotoxin, non-reproductive organ system toxin, skin, eye and lung irritator
• The type of “Fragrance” used in this product- it’s a neurotoxin, immunotoxin and allergen
• Propylene Glycol – Causes cancer, allergies, toxic to immune system, accumulates in the system, non-reproductive organ system toxin, is classified with “enhanced skin absorption” and irritates the skin, eye and lung
• 1,3-Dichloro-2-propanol – Carcinogenic (causes cancer)
• Methyl pyrrolidone – Toxin to reproduction and development, allergen and immunotoxin, non-reproductive organ system toxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator
• Alcohol denatured – Also disclosed in the ingredients of Febreze, it’s linked to cancer, developmental/reproductive toxicity, organ system toxicity and skin, eyes and lung irritator
• Butylphenyl methylpropion al – allergen, immunotoxin and and skin, eyes and lung irritator
• Ethyl acetate – linked to developmental/reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity, organic system toxicity and and skin, eyes and lung irritator
• Geraniol – Linked to allergies, immunotoxicity, organi system toxicity and and skin, eyes and lung irritation
• Linalool – allergen, immunotoxin, and and skin, eyes and lung irritator
• Benzaldehyde – neurotoxin, and skin, eyes and lung irritator
• Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether – non-reproductive organ system toxicity
• Ethylhezanol – developmental and reproductive toxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator
• Hexyl cinnamal – allergen, immunotoxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator
• And way too many more….
You can find the EWG’s full report on the dangers of Febreze and other common cleaners here.

With so many of my friends pregnant, having babies or have had a new born it scares me to think about these products being used in their homes.

At SO we have an alternative!  Try our Soap Orchard Room Sprays. TangerineLavenderRoomSpray

Derived from Soy and essential oils it is a safer alternative for getting ride of those awful oder molecules.

Stay Clean and Safe!

SO

Give Your Skin a Cool Boost This Summer!

PinkGrapefruitMistWe all know how hot and dry it gets in the summer, so make sure to hydrate and cool your skin.  Try one of our Botanical Mist Sprays.  A really good tip for summer cooling is to refridgerate your mist.  You can also throw it in the ice chest on your outdoor outings.  Soooo refreshing, healthy and lightly scented for when you need a quick, botanical break!

CitrusMist

Our mists are enriched with Aloe Vera, Botanical Extracts, Essential Oils and Silk Amino Acids which are rich in protein building blocks to help nourish and condition.
A Unique formulation that is lighweight and oil free designed to moisturize skin and hair. They are Alcohol and Paraben Free!

LemonLavenderMistSO Botanical Mists have Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Vera) which is an herb that contains amino acids, vitamins A, B12, and E, and essential fatty acids, all of which make it renowned as a “beauty herb”. It helps improve the skin’s ability to hydrate itself, aids in the removal of dead skin cells, and helps protect and rebuild the skin. Other important ingredients used in the battle for moist skin and hair include Pro-Vitamin B5 and Sodium PCA! Pro-vitamin B5 firms the skin, reducing the amount of water lost. In addition, Pro-vitamin B5 also is a humectant, meaning it attracts and retains water. This makes it an ideal ingredient to hydrate the skin and hair.  Sodium PCA is a derivative of amino acids, making it highly water absorbent.

We hope you love this cooling hydrating mist as much as we do!
Keep cool and fresh!
SO