My Dearest Diary,
Yes, I know... It’s been awhile since my last entry, I’ve been out and about learning a whole other vocabulary, no, not the names of new lipstick colors... chemistry!
I still don’t understand it clearly, but I am learning more and more about all the different toxic chemicals that are in our daily lives. I just can’t believe that grown men and women, who may be Dads, Mommys, Grandfathers, and Grandmothers work at these companies and make decisions that are harmful to our children and our environment. Don’t they know that they are affecting an entire new generation?
From foods, to shampoos, lotions and plastic bottles, baby products, household cleaning products... the list is long and the goals are short sighted. I get so frustrated when I shop... I’m just trying to look for products that are safe for my family.
Who’s in charge of these chemical labs? And why are we their Guinea pigs? I don’t want petroleum in my personal care products.
Whose bright idea was it to change the molecular structure of foods we need to nourish our family and now those same foods are not the same (GMOs)? Why do we need sodium nitrate in our foods or the words on the labels that I can’t pronounce? If I can’t pronounce it, it can’t be good for my family.
Why do we need phosphates in our dishwashing detergent? Or 1,4-dioxane in our laundry detergent? These chemicals eventually end up where we don’t want it the most... on our bodies or in our rivers and oceans that we depend on so greatly.
The more I look into this matter, the more I realize, it’s like a big pot of toxic chemical soup that we serve up on a daily basis to our... KIDS!
All these questions that I have, started with my love for lipsticks and the disappointment of finding out that 400 lipsticks were tested and found to have lead in them. To find out that these big companies that I trusted, really didn’t give a damn about the health of my beautiful pucker made me angry! We’re not allowed to paint the inside of a house with paint that has lead in it, but we’re allowed to paint our lips with it?
Goodness, I’m just rattling on and on... but what will it take to wake everybody up? There are more new allergies than ever before, there are more incidents with young children having cancer... duh... look at all the chemicals that we come across every single day!
Changing the mindset of the modern day consumer and the industries we buy from is gonna take a LOT of work, but I’m willing to make that sacrifice for the children. It’s their world, I’ve just got to make it safe until they are old enough to do it on their own.
Well Diary, I guess I have more than looking for unleaded lipstick to keep my day busy! I’ll keep posting, as I also want to keep a record of what I’ve been learning. COCM