One of the outstanding properties of many essential oils, including tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), is that they can be effective even against bacterial biofilms.
I just discovered a facebook page called “There’s lead in your lipstick”. Maybe I should start one called “There’s even more lead in your drinking water”. Heavy metal poisoning should
A question came up recently on TheBeautyBrains forum: Lavender oil in cosmetics – does it cause skin cell death, and is that a problem? This was in response to the description of
On Monday, we ran the post ‘Safe Cosmetics and You‘. There was another reason for the questions I asked in the post. Several months ago, I was asked to participate
The Environmental Working Group, who have given birth to this legislation, is an incompetent organization that does not understand the science of toxicology, does not understand natural products, and that takes
Safety legislation does not always accord with current knowledge on safety, for the simple reason that new scientific data are always being published.
“In 1910 French chemist and scholar René-Maurice Gattefossé discovered the virtues of the essential oil of lavender. Gattefossé badly burned his hand during an experiment in a perfumery plant and
It’s hard to tell how many essential oils are covered in Skin Deep, the Environmental Working Group’s database, because if you put “essential oil” their search box, the results are
Paul Penders is a small manufacturer of natural herbal cosmetics looking for help in combating the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Here is what Paul says: