How to Spot a FAKE !
Nope. Not talking about counterfeit money or counterfeit Louis Vuitton purses.
I’m talking about FAKE “Natural” Bodycare and Cosmetic Products that appear like the “real thing “ just by looking at the label first glance.
Imagine this with me . . . you walk into your nearest local health food store searching for a good, clean, natural deodorant or a new lip gloss. Your eyes scan over all the different suggestions and you think to yourself “How in the heck am I supposed to choose with all these options??!!”
You’re in a health food store so it must all be good, clean and safe, right?!
Wrong!!!!! Sadly, much of the time, it’s the farthest thing from the truth. Many of the products that are on the health food store shelves these days aren’t as “safe” or “clean” as you would hope them to be.
We’ve come to a place where greed from many of these big manufacturing companies, supersede even moral ethics when it comes to labeling. It costs more to use organic plant based ingredients vs substituting for its synthetic counterfeit.
The labels are either being “green washed” and/or they are using buzz words such as “natural,“ “organic,“ “no chemicals” and words like ”safe,“ etc., to draw you in.
While there’s definitely a few true organic and safe companies out there, you must educate yourself on how to read your own labels and “how to spot a fake” vs. the “real thing”.
So, how can you tell which is actually a non-toxic and safe product?
Let me break it down for you.
Let’s talk about the definition of some of these buzz words and how to decipher truth from a blatant lie.
First, if a product is labeled with the words “no chemicals” Run the other way. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.
Why? Because they’re straight up lying to you.
Everything in this entire world is made up of chemicals. Wait. What?!
Yes. That’s right. We as humans are made up of chemicals, scientifically speaking.
Some chemicals in the world are toxic and some are not only good and nutritious for the body but essential for us to live!!
Roughly 96 percent of the mass of the human body is made up of just four elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen and nitrogen, with a lot of that in the form of water. Yes. Even water is a chemical ( scientific name is dihydrogen oxide = H2O ).
Next. Let’s look at the word natural. According to Merriam Webster it states the definition is: “existing in or produced by nature: not artificial.”
Just because something is natural in origin doesn’t mean it’s always safe.
For example: Aluminum, mercury, and cyanide are all “natural“ but are considered toxic and nowhere near safe or beneficial to the body.
Last but not least let’s look at the word “organic.”
Definition of certified “organic “according to Merriam Webster: approved by the government as having been grown without the use of artificial chemicals.
So , why is it so important that ingredients in your products are all 100% organic and mineral based?
Because without that it’s a guarantee that all your products will be filled with toxic pesticides called “glyphosates,” which are not only toxic but also carcinogenic!
So what are: ”Glyphosates?”
Stay tuned, as we break it down even further in the next column.