For years, I was a supporter and loyal customer to Dove; they have great advertising campaigns and an inspiring social mission:
Inspire A Girl In Your Life
Anxiety about beauty begins at an early age, and can even keep girls from doing what they love. You can change that with a conversation. Reach out to the girl in your life and talk to her about beauty, confidence and self-esteem.
You can find the expert tips and real-world advice to get started on the Self-Esteem Wall below. Then, once you’ve had “the talk,” share your experience to help inspire other moms and mentors.
Even my past Posts, I expressed my love for and can’t-live-without Dove Dry-Shampoo. After all, the advertising does say “Better style comes through better care. That’s why Dove® has reinvented its styling collection to nourish and protect hair for a long-lasting, beautiful style.”
Well, I have finally opened my eyes and actually read the ingredients in this product. The second ingredient listed is propane and it contains other horrific ingredients including butane. I have been spraying PROPANE and BUTANE onto my head for years!
Propane is a by-product of natural gas processing and petroleum refining that is commonly used for engine fuel, torches, portable stoves and barbecues. Both propane and butane are in a group of liquefied petroleum gases that are highly flammable and colorless…. should we even begin to talk about carbon monoxide poisoning, long term health effects and/or pollution to the environment?
I know one thing for sure, I will no longer let my health suffer because of my ignorance; I am now taking the time to read all the ingredients on all the products I use moving forward. Yes, in small doses, these ingredients are probably ok; however a combined total of several hundreds of chemicals our bodies are exposed to could have serious long-term effects….but we don’t actually know the long-term effects yet because no legit studies have been done (that I can find). Just to name a few daily products containing chemicals that seep into our bodies: toothpaste, deodorant, hair products, lotions, detergents, shaving cream, hand/body soaps, make-up, nail polish removers, and cleaning supplies. And these products don’t even include environmental toxins and chemicals, not to mention the chemicals and preservatives in food products that go into our bodies.
I suppose the reality (dangers) of chemicals has finally set in for me; it’s depressing yet exciting because of my new found knowledge and motivation to change my current ways. I have been researching the effects household chemicals have. There has been very few studies done, but PBS has gathered tons of research which I have started sorting through…..very enlightening! More to come on what I find!
Do you read the ingredients in products you use? Do you normally use organic personal and household products?