How Natural Are Natural Labelled Body Products?

How Natural Are Natural Labelled Body Products?

Some natural ingredients are wonderful for your body inside and out.  We are in a world where people are caring more about what they use daily on their bodies, and what they ingest.  This is causing us all to be a little more conscious about what is in our products we buy. Did you know that the FDA doesn’t look at the word natural at all when it is on a product?  Meaning that any company can slap the word natural on their label whether it is 100% or not. This may cause some alarm for some people, no we cannot trust what these companies are saying to us.  They just want us to buy their products.  

With that said what can you do to make sure that you are getting natural products?  Read the actual ingredient list. If there are products listed that you have no idea how to pronounce or know what they are then chances are they may not be natural.  Going along with the ingredient list, less ingredients on a label doesn’t always mean better either. If you have sensitive skin, natural products can contain things that can cause sensitivity as well.  Make sure you know what causes your sensitivity so you can stay away from certain ingredients. Natural doesn’t mean it won’t cause allergic reactions or sensitivity. The best way to see what your skin is sensitive to is to talk with a dermatologist who may be able to help you identify the sensitivities.  

 

So now that we know natural doesn’t always mean natural and we have to read labels, here are some of the best natural ingredients that can do wonders for your body inside and out.

The most common natural ingredient is coconut oil.  It can be ingested, or applied topically. If applied topically it can remove dead skin cells, rejuvenate your skin cells, protect you from sun damage.  It can help fight away dermatitis, and has been shown to be a great antibiotic fighting away fungus, and bacteria that can be found on your skin. You can put coconut oil in your food, in your hair, or on your skin.  

Another great natural ingredient is tea tree oil.  Tea tree oil can be found in body products as well as hair products.  When applied to your hair it can help with dry flaky scalps, lice removal, and the healthiness of your hair.  Topically applied it can help with acne breakouts on your face and body, and helps with inflammation of the skin.  This item cannot be ingested, could cause poisoning. This is for topical use only.

Grapeseed oil