Totally Toxic Fake Fragrances
“Fragrance” is an innocent enough-sounding ingredient. But the truth is, synthetic scents are one of the most toxic ingredients in bath products. Let’s start with this fact: About 95 percent of chemicals used in synthetic fragrances are derived from petroleum (crude oil).
Many are known or suspected endocrine disruptors, including phthalates and other chemicals that trigger hormonal mayhem and increase your risk of diseases like infertility, breast cancer, type 2 diabetes and more. The time between exposure and disease symptoms can be decades apart. Exposure is especially dangerous for babies and young children, along with babies developing inside a pregnant woman’s womb.
Watch out for ingredients like “fragrance,” “fragrance oils,” “fragrance oil blend” or similar ones. These are legal catch-all terms for any combination of about 3,000 toxic fragrance ingredients that won’t appear on the label. Fragrance mixtures have been linked to cancer, neurotoxicity, allergens, respiratory irritants and environmental toxicants. Acetaldehyde, one common fragrance compound, is potentially carcinogenic to humans and adversely impacts the kidneys, nervous system and respiratory system.
Food Dyes Entering Your Bloodstream
Fake food dyes aren’t just a risk in foods. These toxic dyes can actually be absorbed by your skin, particularly through recently shaven skin and the mucous membranes. From there, the dyes are absorbed directly into your bloodstream, instead of being broken down in the gut or detoxed through the liver.
Urinary Tract Infection
Could you bath bomb leave you looking up home remedies for a UTI? It’s clear that showers are better than baths when it comes to preventing UTI symptoms and infections. But did you know common skin allergens and other ingredients in bubble baths and bath bombs that come in contact with the genital area can actually trigger UTI infections
Many bath bombs also contain glitter, tiny pieces of plastic that won’t biodegrade once they wash down your drain. That’s not just trouble for wildlife.
Chemical fragrances that fall under the “fragrance” term on the ingredients list can also disrupt the vagina’s natural pH balance, increasing the risk of vaginal yeast infections.
A Safer Bath Bomb Solution
Now, for the good news. LuzArte Products crafted a much safer bath bomb option without the harmful ingredients listed above. If you want the fizz without the artificial dyes and hormone-disrupting chemicals, try our bath bombs.
We start with the baking soda, citric acid, sea salt and cornstarch. These are key components and where all the fizz comes from. Once these elements interact with water, especially the baking soda and citric acid, all sorts of excitement takes place. Baking soda has the benefits of detoxify and alkalizing the body, while offering softness to your skin. Sea salt provides magnesium that can be absorbed through the skin, and cornstarch also has the ability of helping soften the skin, giving it a silky feeling.
Cream of tartar is the sediment that comes from the bottom of a wine barrel, but it is not alcoholic. It contains high levels of potassium, minimal amounts are absorbed through the skin and usually not a problem; however, if potassium is a concern, make sure to check with your doctor. Witch hazel is also a great toner for the skin containing tons of healing properties. It’s astringent properties are great for acne.
We use essential oils like almond oil because it is light and wonderful for the skin. It can soothe chapped skin and has even been known to heal skin. Benefit-rich coconut oil has softening capabilities while offering antifungal and antibacterial benefits.
We use wild orange essential oil and the rose essential oil. Wild orange is very uplifting to the body and mind offering an invigorating feeling. Rose essential oil is amazing for depression and decreasing anxiety. It also has benefits for the skin, helps balance hormones and could enhance your libido!
Using common, off-the-shelf food dyes can cause problems to your health. Instead, we love natural root and flower powders.