26 seconds for the chemicals in your cosmetics to get through your skin and into your bloodstream
This question we get asked very often:
Do the chemical ingredients penetrate into our bloodstream, and if so, how fast?
All scientific facts support this evidence: chemicals penetrate your body. Let’s take the example of this Swedish scientific study, a one case study of a person having a complete blood and urine analysis: the results show the amount of different chemicals accumulation in the body.
Now to answer the question: how fast does it penetrate your body? We would like to share a fun and safe experiment: put 10 drops of peppermint essential oil (please use an organic, 100% essential oil, no blend) on the sole of your feet. Wait for half an hour and ask one of your friend or partner to “smell” your breath. Does it smell like peppermint? Chances are unless you had a lot of garlic or cheese for dinner, it does! This is because, from the moment the substance is applied on your skin, to the moment it is noticeable in your breath, you have waited about 30 minutes and it has made its way around your body to the point where you can actually smell it!
For more scientific references: EWG for example refers to hundreds of bio accumulative toxic substances the come from cosmetics (Pure Natural Essential oils on the other hand do not accumulate in your body).
Quite regularly, cosmetic products are also formulated with petro chemical substances which enhance and encourage skin penetration. This is also emphasised by the increasing use of nano particles in cosmetics which thanks to their nano size, get into and around your bloodstream very fast.
New regulation concerning cosmetic ingredients in Europe
This forces us to wonder why so many substances are forbidden in European and Japanese cosmetic formulas and yet are still allowed in the US market (surely what is bad for Japanese and Europeans is also bad for Americans?). This French article: the Scientific Board for the Consumers’ Security, actually claims that a new list of chemical ingredients “cause allergies” whilst others are “carcinogenic”. So is it safe to say, no matter where we live, let’s be chemical free whenever possible?
What can we do to avoid chemicals as much as possible?
Using natural cosmetic ingredients is the answer. And as you noticed, we offer a lot of natural recipes to stay safe and enjoy a great homemade cosmetic experience.
26 seconds for chemicals in your cosmetics to be absorbed into our bloodstream…true or false?
It all depends on the type of chemical, your skin type, your bloodstream, metabolism….but it will penetrate, and sometimes stay into our body for years.
Stay safe and enjoy a whole new wave of homemade slow cosmetics!
As always, any comments or questions, please comment below and we will be deligthed to respond!
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The Spoiled Bee Xx