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SweetCream’s Baby Balm helps with baby eczema

It’s so rewarding to hear stories like these!

“My daughter had a severe case of baby eczema. Her pediatrician prescribed us four different cortisone creams, which did not alleviate the redness or rash at all. I was at the end of my rope; I did not feel comfortable putting prescribed steroids on my daughter’s sensitive skin. I started to research all natural products and decided to try Sweetcream’s Organic Baby Balm. Her skin cleared up within a week of using this product. I would recommend Sweetcream’s products to anyone!”

Alyshia – Markham, Ontario

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Good Reads

Hello, my Sweeties!

Many of you have been asking for more detailed information about the dangers of commercially manufactured bath, body, and beauty products. Instead of writing a novel of my own, I thought it might be helpful to post some links to a few excellent articles and books that are very informative and helped educate me when sweetcream began.

Please check these out!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-hollender/theres-lead-in-your-lipst_b_98977.html

http://www.penguin.ca/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780143172505,00.html

http://www.safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=252

Another invaluable resource is the Skin Deep Cosmetic Database (www.cosmeticdatabase.com), where you can search your products by brand and get a toxicity rating to help you decide if you feel comfortable continuing to use that product. The Database uses a rating system of 0-10, with products ranking 0-2 considered very safe, 3-5 being cautioned, and 6-10 being toxic and dangerous. I am so proud to tell you that EVERY sweetcream product ranked a zero or one! Infact, the only product that received a one was our soap, due to the sodium hydroxide used in the saponification process (sodium hydroxide is added to a natural oil in order to make soap. You cannot make soap without it, and most soaps in the database average a 5-6!) We are in the process of having sweetcream products added to the database so that you can search them for yourself. PLEASE use this database as a guide to help you make better decisions for yourself and your family.

 

Yours in health,

Lisa

 

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Special internet offer… NO TAX!!

Yep, you read that right! We’re extending our NO TAX special until spring! Absolutely NO taxes on orders placed online from now through March 2011. Keep your skin soft and healthy all winter with more savings on luxurious sweetcream products!

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dangerous ingredients to watch out for

the following is a list of common bath and body product ingredients that cause a whole slew of hazards, including neurotoxitiy, organ toxicity, immunotoxicity, several types of cancers, and endocrine, metabolic, and reproductive disruption.

  • compounds ending in -paraben, such as methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, polyparaben
  • sulfates, such as sodium laurel/laureth sulfate (SLS)
  • “fragrance” or perfume
  • pthalates
  • Japanese Honeysuckle extract – sounds natural enough, right? Nope! Japanese Honeysuckle extract is a highly processed and manipulated compound that acts just like a paraben when applied to our bodies. (more info on its way!)

NONE of these ingredients will ever be found in a skin care product produced by sweetcream. Your health matters to us!

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knowing is half the battle!

Knowledge is power! Please read your beauty product labels just as you would your food labels.  In fact, many chemicals and compounds are more dangerous when applied to your skin than they are when  ingested. You’d never eat lotion, but in some cases, it might be safer than applying it to your skin.  We eat our vegetables, we exercise, we try to be healthy. We make choices everyday to take care of our internal organs. Our skin is our largest organ, and we often neglect its power and influence over the rest of our body.  Think about it…. many medications are applied to the skin, such as hormone creams, nicotine patches, and birth control.  These work well because our skin absorbs them quickly and carries the medication to our bloodstream and throughout our entire system.

Did you know that parabens, synthetic fragrances, and pthalates effect our bodies in the same way as estrogen? When we use bath and body products that contain these compounds, our hormonal balance is thrown off. For both men and women, increased estrogen has many negative and potentially very harmful side effects. For women, excess estrogen has been linked to PMS, PMDD, depression, anxiety, fatigue, acne, weight gain, migraines, thyroid issues, endometriosis, polycystic ovaries, infertility, miscarriage, and even breast cancer.  When we use bath and body products that contain these estrogen-mimicking compounds, we are increasing our risk for these dangerous health and fertility issues.

I don’t just know these things from research, I know them from experience. My husband and I have been trying to start our family for several years. After the first year of trying unsuccessfully, my doctor recommended that I start paying attention to toxins in the products I use. At the time, I had no idea of the dangers involved in my heavily scented, synthetic, commercially manufactured beauty products, or how they might be effecting my fertility. And I certainly had no idea that her simple suggestion would ignite a passion in me that has led, years later, to the wonderful endeavor that sweetcream organic has become.

Thank you for reading. My hope is that you will, with new eyes, begin to see clearly the dangers hidden in the products that line grocery store and even health food store shelves.

When you know better, you can make better choices. Just ask G.I. Joe… knowing is half the battle!

(more information on specific toxic ingredients coming soon!)

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