Hi there! I’m Beth, and I am so excited that you’ve decided to visit this part of my blog! I’ve been adding pieces of the puzzle together as I continue to journey on in this crazy health adventure! One of the pieces that I have become really passionate about is safer skin care, cosmetics, and personal products. I was buying many products that were “organic” and “all natural”, but I either had no idea that there were still many hidden toxins and chemicals lurking in those ingredients or they just didn’t work well!
For quite some time, I’ve let this area of our lives slip by as I’ve told myself that “oh, it’s just a little bit of makeup” or “the kids’ body wash is sort of organic”. I started diving into the research as I continued to hear more and more about the hormone disrupting chemicals in our personal care, and I’ve been floored. Not in a good way! I’ll lay out some of the statistics for you below, but this area of our lives went from taking a backseat to being front and center! I’m not interested in adding synthetic chemicals, lead, heavy metals, or pesticides into any of the products in our home, especially ones that are being absorbed by our largest organ (our skin!) every day! Studies are coming out that are proving that the products on the market are causing hormone disruption, cancer, and reproductive challenges. Check THIS out to see one example. The study in this article also notes that children are more susceptible to the hormone disruption than those of us who are older. No. Just no to that.
Fortunately, I’ve found a company that has an incredible mission and heart along with unparalleled performance in their products! I was THRILLED when Young Living decided to fill the gap and acquire a SAFE and AMAZING makeup line, and I cannot wait to share more with you. They believe that everyone should KNOW what’s in their skincare and makeup, and they believe that you should not have to sacrifice quality for purity! Isn’t that awesome?!
Young Living is not only making kick booty products that are wanting to make even makeup artists make the leap to non-toxic products, but they are leading the charge to tackling safe products in our home one by one!
Welcome to SAVVYMINERALS by Young Living!
It seems everything in our world is toxic…food, dishes, plastic packaging, air, grass, water, and many more. But the GOOD news is that there are many things we can do to combat this onslaught of chemicals! Changing your cosmetics and personal care is a GIANT step in the right direction!
Savvy Minerals by Young Living is free of these harmful ingredients that do not have a place in your home!
Let’s learn about six common toxic substances that are found in most commercial cosmetics. Chances are, these things are in your makeup bag right now!
First up, PARABENS (METYL, PROPYL, ETHYL, BUTYL):
Parabens are chemicals that have been used since the 1950s to prevent bacteria and act as a preservative in deodorants, lotions, lipsticks, shampoos, scrubs, and more.
Parabens can mimic estrogen and act as potential hormone (endocrine) system disruptors in the body’s cells. Parabens have been found present in breast tumors and are possibly linked to breast cancer.
Second, let’s talk about TALC:
Talc is a mineral substance made up of mainly magnesium, silicon and oxygen used in a variety of cosmetic and personal care products such as baby powder, body and shower products, lotions, feminine hygiene products, eyeshadow, foundation, lipstick, deodorants and face masks.
Some talc may contain the known carcinogen asbestos, therefore it should be avoided in powders and other personal care products.
Third, let’s discuss BISMUTH:
Bismuth Oxychloride is a naturally occurring heavy element found in nickel, tin and silver that’s primarily used to manufacture metal by-products. It’s used in cosmetics because it has a distinct shimmery, pearlescent appearance and a fine white powder texture that adheres well to the skin.
Many cosmetic companies use bismuth because it hides flaws, adds a radiant glow to the face and is a dirt-cheap filler! It also has binding qualities, so the make-up will “stick” to your skin and last all day.
What may surprise you even more is that bismuth resembles arsenic chemically, yet it is commonly found in many cosmetics.
Many women will experience itchiness when wearing products containing bismuth, most noticeably when they sweat. This can often lead to nasty rashes and severe acne. Also, we can’t forget Bismuth is also akin to arsenic. If you’ve been wearing mineral makeup, you may be experiencing irritation or breakouts due to the Bismuth in this makeup!
LEAD – SERIOUSLY?!:
Lead is a naturally occurring element found in small amounts in the earth’s crust. Although it is natural, it’s NOT SAFE for human consumption.
Lead is a known carcinogen (meaning it causes cancer). It can be in your cosmetics and personal care products and DOESN’T EVEN HAVE TO BE LISTED ON THE LABEL. That is because it’s not an ingredient, but rather a contaminant.
The FDA has determined a “healthy lead contamination level” is acceptable in cosmetics and personal care products. Isn’t that nice? Except when you apply those products every day, several times per day.
On the FDA’s website it states that 99% OF ALL COSMETICS CONTAIN LEAD! (This is where you go throw out your entire makeup bag.)
Now on to MERCURY:
Mercury is poison. It is a known toxin. Although Mercury is a natural element found in the earth’s crust (often in regions with volcanic activity) its natural status doesn’t mean it’s safe.
Repeated or serious exposure to mercury can severely damage the nervous system including psychotic reactions, hallucinations, suicidal tendencies and delirium.
Mercury exposure can also lead to violent muscular spasms, nervousness, irritability, tremors, weakness, fatigue, memory loss, changes in vision, hearing, or taste, vomiting, diarrhea, kidney damage and even death. When it enters the body, it is stored in the kidneys, blood, spleen, brain, liver, bones and fatty tissues.
Mercury is terrible for anyone but it is especially dangerous for pregnant or nursing women. Breast milk can become contaminated and in utero exposure to mercury has been attributed to an increase in neural tube defects.
And last but not least, MINERAL OIL:
Mineral Oil (also called “liquid petroleum”) is any of various colorless, odorless, light mixtures of higher alkanes from a mineral source, particularly a distillate of petroleum. Most often, mineral oil is a liquid by-product of refining crude oil to make gasoline and other petroleum products.
Mineral oil is a common ingredient in baby lotions, cold creams, ointments and cosmetics.
Researchers stated, “There is strong evidence that Mineral Oil hydrocarbons are the greatest contaminant of the human body.”
There was a scientific study that removed fat specimens from women who underwent cesarean sections, and also collected milk samples from the women after delivery. They found that both fat and milk samples were contaminated with Mineral Oil saturated hydrocarbons—and stated that these compounds likely accumulated over time from repeated exposure.
Check out this video to see what Savvy Minerals by Young Living stands for!
As I stated before, we have tried many “natural” products before, and we ran into two issues. The first was that it wasn’t actually natural. It had synthetic and toxic ingredients lurking once I finally checked out the ingredients on the ewg.org website. And the second was performance. I desperately wanted to like many of the organic products, but they just didn’t perform. My makeup didn’t look good, the shampoo didn’t work well, or the lotions were oily, among many other issues.
We have transitioned all of our personal care products over to Young Living We love their kids’ products, and my kids love washing their hair and using the bath gel! Their ART skincare line is beyond incredible. As a Mom, it has been a huge gift to feel like I can take good care of my skin and body without toxic exposure. We love their shampoo and conditioner, lotions, and their makeup is INCREDIBLE! You are not missing out on anything when it comes to these lines!
So, what are some of my FAVORITES?! (It’s really, really, really hard to pick just a few!)
- Savvy Minerals Multi Tasker – a phenomenal product for eyebrows, creating depth on the eyes, and having a dramatic look
- Foundation – their foundation is so versatile and you can layer as light or as thick as you’d like. No matter how thick you go, it still never feels heavy. The lighter colors can also be used as a concealer and under the eye to cover circles or puffiness.
- Eye Liner – The Jet Setter is a matte black that can be as light or dramatic as you’d like! Eyeliner is one of my favorite makeup products always, and I’ve LOVED their eye liner and have been using it every since my package arrived!
- Misting Spray – This has been a game changer for me with mineral makeup. Other mineral makeups have been too dry, but this spray has allowed for more of a liquid finish, and I haven’t had any flaking or dryness in using Savvy Minerals by Young Living.
You ready to jump in yet?!
Here’s what you’ll want to do!
Go HERE and walk through these step
1.Click on either the Premium Starter Kit if you’re excited to grab essential oils AND makeup
choose the BASIC KIT for a $45 membership fee, welcome packet and a bottle of Stress Away. Trust me. You’ll thank me later. This will give you a 24% discount on all future purchases and will allow you to be a part of our educational, supportive, and empowered group on Facebook!
2. If there are other Young Living products you’ve been excited about, feel free to grab those and sign up for Essential Rewards, their transfer buying monthly program. You can grab Thieves cleaner, the ART skincare, or any essential oils you’ve been wanting to try out like Thieves, Lavender, or Frankincense!
3. If you want to pass on Essential Rewards, then do not click on any of those options.
4. Next, click on “Add More Products”.
5. Click on “What’s New”
6. Choose any products that you’d like! Here is one of my favorite combos to get you going in the right direction with your makeup! Their foundations are SO versatile, so should you choose the wrong color of foundation, you’re welcome to return for a better one. PDF of colors is below for your reference!
7. Check out and VOILA!
8. I’ll be contacting you with some welcome information and to see how I can best support you on this journey of taking steps towards health!