Why Topical Nourishment?
I am an avid educator for nourishing ourselves through the foods that we eat and the topicals that we use. Often we can become focused on our internal nourishment needs (and of course this is of utmost importance), but we must also remember that we are nourished by the topicals we use on our bodies.
Because of this, we may not realize all of the exposures that may be negatively impacting our health. Our skin is one of the largest organs of the body, and it ultimately not only provides us with protection, but also a means of absorbing nutrients around us.
Yet this can be two-fold, as our skin can also act as a means for toxicants to be absorbed into our bodies, creating a burden within us that can impact and inhibit our ability to function optimally.
If we are consistently using products on our bodies and exposing ourselves to external chemicals, we are unknowingly creating a storm of unnecessary exposures that toxify and burden our bodies. And it’s this burden that then must be addressed and rectified before we can shift to our most nourished and vibrant selves.
Making homemade beauty and cleaning products may not feel feasible for you at this time. And that’s okay! In these instances, I full-heartedly endorse Beautycounter products due to their education and political missions of making non-toxic products available to the public while also addressing these concerns at the legislative level in order to promote adequate testing practices and regulations within the beauty and skin care industries.
Our hope is that with this advocacy that our society as a whole will have the education to know how to select nourishing rather than toxifying products, while also having non-toxic products readily available as the norm in our beauty and skincare industries. If we can prevent consistently toxifying ourselves with the unregulated chemical use in most of our daily products then we can more optimally nourish ourselves and our communities. Currently there are over 85,000+ new chemicals in circulation since World War II (both in our food and topical products), and only about 10% of these have actually been tested for health effects and impacts. I don’t know about you, but I’m not okay with that!
For many of my clients, shifting their beauty and household products to non-toxic varieties was the catalyst that they needed to achieve their wellness goals, as the chemical exposures were holding their bodies back from being able to function most optimally.
If you are interested in learning more about Beautycounter, their product offerings and their activism, please visit my consulting website below for further information.
Topical Nourishment Assessment
If you would like to learn more about your personal care and household products and how they may be impacting your health, I offer topical nourishment assessments where we take a closer look at your skincare concerns and how to best support your health goals through nutrition, lifestyle and product recommendations.
Length of session: 30 minutes
Your investment: $25
Topical Nourishment Workshops
As an herbalist and nutritional therapy practitioner, I love to create my own whole food & herbal products such as lotions, salves, balms, masks, and general household cleaning products. But most importantly, I want to share this knowledge and skills with you!
If you are interested in cultivating these handy DIY skills, sign up for one of my Topical Nourishment Workshops where we explore how to create some topical herbal goodness while learning about the benefits that these homemade products can bring to your nourishment needs.