in October of 2016, my whole life came to a jarring stop. Or rather, it kept on going, but I was being dragged along on the pavement behind.
My seemingly manageable anxiety and OCD became uncontrollable. I developed weird symptoms like severe headaches and feverishness with no fever. About two months in it finally clicked. I was severely allergic to the dorm I was living in. 90 years old and known for having had to be treated for mold several times in the past–my living space was literally destroying me.
Unfortunately, moving out of the dorm was too little too late. The balance of power in my body had already tipped in favor of the toxins. A year later, I’m living in a mold free environment and spending every bit of energy I have searching for new ways to rid my life of toxins and chemicals.
These chemicals come in obvious forms like pollution, poisons, fumes, etc. Those are often unavoidable.
Turns out though that fragrances, hairsprays, and makeup contain crazy amounts of toxins that you absorb through your skin every single day.
Sure, it’d be nice to get chemically safe makeup. But have you searched it on Youtube? If you have, you’ve probably found the “essential oils cult,” as I lovingly refer to them.
No disrespect to those who love essential oils, (it’s the only way I can enjoy candles now!), but often the “natural lifestyle” crowd gets a bad rap for being bland, and limited in their style and cosmetics. I’m on a mission to prove that you can still look great, enjoy amazing makeup, and cut toxins out of your life without sacrificing your style.
I would love to hear your story and see how you ended up on the hunt for chemically safe cosmetics!
I can’t wait for this journey with you all!
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