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Essential Oils

Some essential oils – Rosemary is harmful to epileptics.Sage is not recommended for pregnant women. DEA, MEA, Ta – It causes allergic reactions, eye irritation and dry hair and skin (Fairley, 2001). Dibutyl phthalate – Found in all persons tested by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control, USA) in a study by Fall 2000. – The highest levels were found in women of reproductive age. – Causes birth defects in animals, and damaging to the male reproductive system (ABC News, Internet Ventures 2000). – Used in cosmetics to help the absorption of other ingredients.

Formaldehyde – a preservative. – Causes skin reactions. – Imidazolidinyl urea is the second most identified preservative causing contact dermatitis (American Academy of Dermatology: Fairley, 2001). – DMDM Hydantoin – Quaternium 15 – Diazolidinylurea – 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1-3-diol Fragrances – can contain up to 200 undeclared substances (Fairley, 2001). – The major cause, as well as artificial colors, from skin irritations and allergies (Antczak, 2001). – Dizziniess May the cause, skin irritation and hyperpigmentation (Fairley, 2001).

Genetically Modified Organisms – Soy, corn – Effects still undetermined. Isopropyl Alcohol – Drying agent, from petroleum. Keratolytic chemicals – Such as hydroxyl acids, retinoic acid. – Corrosive, used in skin peels. – Dissolves the stratum corneum of the epidermis (outer layer), which makes the skin more sensitive to sun damage. – Accelerates production of dead skin cells, skin thickens to repair its surface so that the skin cells underneath vulnerable are protected from the effects of skin peeling. (Antczak, 2001).

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