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Non-paleo body care products?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 12, 2012 at 9:30 PM

I am paleo and following Whole30 rules. Would it have any effect on my system to be using body care products that contain milk for example? Or to use a 'sugar scrub'?

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on June 18, 2012
at 03:04 PM

+1, yogurt masks are great... Greek yogurt masks especially, I think.

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on June 13, 2012
at 04:00 PM

Yeah, they just talked about this on Robb Wolf's podcast yesterday. Good timing! We need to remember that the skin is our largest detox organ. (The *hardest working* is the liver, but the skin is the largest.) Our skin very much "eats" what we slather on it, so why use parabens, GMO soy oil, and a zillion things we can't even pronounce, when you can make such awesome homemade versions - or like April says, just buy stuff you recognize. ;-)

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on June 12, 2012
at 10:25 PM

On a related note, the Environmental Working Group has a fantastic cosemetic/bodycare product database that rates the "toxicity" of products by ingredient and overall. A very comprehensive and useful website: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

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on June 12, 2012
at 11:32 PM

Essential oils are very beneficial to use on skin, on hair and as aromatherapy. Wash your face with sea salt, EVOO, raw honey or CO (some people claim CO breaks them out because it's a saturated fat. I used it on my skin and it didn't break me out, but it actually dried my skin out strangely enough. It was weird. But your skin might be different and it might work better for you.)

Trader Joe's has a sea salt scrub that has a bunch of oils in it and you get a nice sized tub for 10 or so dollars. You can use it on face and body.

Shampoo: You can just use ACV and/or baking soda to cleanse it. You can use CO+water afterwards as rinse-through conditioner.

If those things don't really work because of "convenience" then it's fine to use non-paleo stuff just make sure it doesn't have a bunch wacky ingredients because many of those chemicals found in everyday beauty products have been linked with plenty of very significant side effects.

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on June 12, 2012
at 09:53 PM

Nope, nothing wrong with it at all. I use mostly organic products anyway so I'm even less concerned. I have a shampoo/conditioner that contains quinoa; I even have a lotion that contains peanut oil. In fact, I used to use yogurt as a face mask and it really helped soothe my face when I had really bad acne.

The way I see it, natural/organic products (even if "non-Paleo") are a thousand times better than harsh products with unpronounceable chemicals.

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on June 13, 2012
at 04:00 PM

Yeah, they just talked about this on Robb Wolf's podcast yesterday. Good timing! We need to remember that the skin is our largest detox organ. (The *hardest working* is the liver, but the skin is the largest.) Our skin very much "eats" what we slather on it, so why use parabens, GMO soy oil, and a zillion things we can't even pronounce, when you can make such awesome homemade versions - or like April says, just buy stuff you recognize. ;-)

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on June 12, 2012
at 10:25 PM

On a related note, the Environmental Working Group has a fantastic cosemetic/bodycare product database that rates the "toxicity" of products by ingredient and overall. A very comprehensive and useful website: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

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on June 18, 2012
at 03:04 PM

+1, yogurt masks are great... Greek yogurt masks especially, I think.

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on June 13, 2012
at 04:39 AM

Do you have a baby hairbrush, soft bristles? Warm the brush in water, mix grapessed oil and coarse salt and apply to face, scrub with the softened brush and mixture in circular motions on skin, with lukewarm water, few a minute, then rinse with warm water. It makes your face glow!

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on July 28, 2012
at 08:14 AM

Apteka store offers complete body care solutions in natural ways. At apteka store you can find a range of ahava, DAX Bust Modeling Serum, eveline and various other body care products at one place. .

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on June 18, 2012
at 06:45 AM

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