Warning: Tom’s of Maine Products are Not So Natural

 

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Tom’s of Maine has become a mainstream brand among health-conscious consumers. Unfortunately, it turns out that most of these consumers are unaware of who owns Tom’s of Main and what ingredients Tom’s products contain.  This might be shocking to some but Tom’s of Maine isn’t owned by Tom and is not from Maine.  In fact, it’s owned by a well-known corporate giant — Colgate-Palmolive of New York. In the United States alone, Colgate-Palmolive’s 35% share  mostly relies  on a patented gingivitis formula which contains triclosan,  a toxic chemical substance  that reacts with the chlorine in tap water to become chloroform — a deadly chlorinated aromatic.

Reasons to Avoid Tom’s of Maine Products

1. Contain Aluminum. Though Potassium alum used in Tom’s of Maine products is a natural mineral salt made up of molecules that are too large to be absorbed by your skin, it is still not completely aluminum-free. It accumulates within the body so that the aluminum becomes more destructive with increased age.

Aluminum has been repeatedly linked to breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease,  generalized permanent damage to the central nervous system,  brittle bones, autism, infertility, hormonal imbalance.

2. Contain Zinc Chloride.   According to the Dangerous Substance Directive , Zinc chloride is classified, as “Harmful (Xn), Irritant (Xi) and Dangerous for the environment (N).”  Read the Environmental Working Group’s page on Zinc Chloride here.

3. Contain Titanium dioxide. According to the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety, titanium dioxide is a human carcinogen:

Titanium dioxide has recently been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as an IARC Group 2B carcinogen ”possibly carcinogen to humans”… This evidence showed that high concentrations of pigment-grade (powdered) and ultrafine titanium dioxide dust caused respiratory tract cancer in rats exposed by inhalation and intratracheal instillation*.

4. Contain Carrageenan. Tom’s of Maine  puts carrageenan in its toothpaste, including kids’ toothpaste. Many scientific, peer-reviewed studies found that  food-grade carrageenan can cause  gastrointestinal inflammation, ulcerations, lesions and even colon cancer in laboratory animals. Additionally, recent studies funded by the American Diabetes Association have linked the consumption of food-grade carrageenan to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance in mice.

5. Contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). Although SLS originates from coconuts, the chemical is far from being natural. The real problem with SLES/SLS is that the manufacturing process (ethoxylation) results in SLES/SLS being contaminated with 1,4 dioxane, a carcinogenic by-product, which will be discussed in more detail later.  Rsearch studies on SLS have shown links to organ and reproductive toxicity, neurological damage, endocrine disruption, and cancer.

 

Before buying a personal care product, make sure to do your own research. Your health depends on it! There are also lots of informative site to help you make your own natural alternative often for much less then you would pay for a commercial product anyway.

 

 

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RELEASED TODAY! Green Grass Grove 100% Natural Products are ready to order!

Its been a adventure and now it is time to reveal my new line to everyone who is looking for all natural products. I can wait for you to have a look and I am working to add new products as I develop and learn them.

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Green Grass Grove products are coming soon!

Wow I just realized that it had been almost a week since I have posted anything, but I have such a great reason! I have been busy this week crafting my new line of 100% All Natural products. It takes a while to perfect recipes, label, and get things all set but I will be launching later this coming week on my Etsy Shop!!! The only thing I do have to wait on is my soap line since it takes 1 month to properly cure a soap so that the PH level is proper.

My list of products that I will be releasing next week will be Deodorant, Lip Balm, Healing Salve, Soothing bath spheres, Dead Sea Salts, and Tooth Powders.  

Exciting products to come are Body Soaps, Shampoo Bars, Shave Bars, Liquid Shampoos and hair rinses and even a natural Dog Shampoo!

 

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