Chemical Sensitization Affects us all.
Our world is a complicated place, every day we are exposed to more and different chemicals that are introduced into our environment. Chemical overexposure is one of the key reasons that allergies and sensitivities, in all industrialized countries, are on the rise or at all-time highs.
As humans, we all react to chemicals -- some of us more quickly than others; and this group of people is often labeled as "chemically sensitive". Once sensitized to an environmental chemical, a person becomes reactive to all similar chemicals whether in personal care products, foods, beverages or household cleaners. Typical of sensitization, other items like flavors and fragrances, also became a problem; likely due to the overload of the body's detoxification system.
Knowledge of the sensitizing effect guided our choices in ingredient selection. Compounds with active groups such as ethoxylates, amines, amides, imides, and sulfonates were eliminated from consideration as much as possible. Ingredients that enhance absorption through the skin we either eliminated or used very sparingly. Active chemicals such as UV absorbers and vitamin compounds such as retinol A and alpha-tocopherol were also eliminated except where such substances were naturally occurring in the vegetable oil or butter. We avoided, where possible, ingredients that were very acidic or alkaline. Finally, we also looked at active botanicals in the natural substances we selected. Ingredients that had a high salicylate content or had a monoamine oxidase inhibiting effect were also eliminated.
The personal care products we created are, in our opinion, the least sensitizing, most gentle products on the market today. However, humans are more like snowflakes than clones, so we recommend testing the products before you buy larger quantities. We offer out free trial kit specifically for this propose.