SAY “BOY-BYE” TO YOUR TOXIC FRIENEMIES: 3 INGREDIENTS YOU ARE USING EVERYDAY AND SHOULD DITCH By Brissa Ytuarte

Hello everyone!

My name is Brissa and I am the owner of Dulce Soap Company.

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Upon creating this company, I never knew I would be learning so much regarding toxic materials, ingredients, and marketing scams. Even today, I continue to learn different facets of the beauty industry and what their accommodations are to us, if any. What is toxic, you ask?

Let’s review together!

Let’s imagine that every morning you wake up and you head to the bathroom to start your morning routine consisting of: brushing your teeth, washing your face, priming your face for makeup, then finishing off with makeup. Let’s break down all of the things you may have put on yourself!

1) Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)

This ingredient hides in your toothpaste. It was originally used to clean floors (what?!) and is what typically causes the “foam.” This detergent can also cause canker sores.

2) Parabens
Parabens are found in a lot! These include shampoo, face wash, soap, face cream, and others. Why “parabens” is a word to freak out about: they mimic estrogen in the body and disrupt hormonal balance! In other words, some days when you are irritable, or foggy-brained even, it could be because of the face wash you are using!

3) Phthalates
This is another scary group of a toxic family; these can cause birth defects and disrupt the endocrine system. They’re commonly found in cosmetics which helps them stick to our skin or face all day. Look for these in hair spray, deodorant, and cosmetics.
I understand that as women, we can’t control our future or our growing fertility issues. However, we can start learning about things we don’t have to buy. I encourage everyone to make the switch A.S.A.P. and start using more naturally-derived products. Dulce Soap Company only sells products that are paraben, SLS, and phthalate-free. This makes it an easy transition for you to start using products and not have to “think” about what you’re putting on your skin. Remember, the skin is the largest organ, and it absorbs a crazy amount of products everyday! So be in control of your body, if you can, and make good, beautiful, and healthy choices!

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Check out my three favorite clean beauty companies! Juice BeautyBeautycounter, and Crunchi.

Also, ask your local skincare vendors.  Most of them are full of knowledge and can’t wait to educate you on toxic ingredients!

I hope everyone has a toxic-free day!
In love and wellness,
Brissa
MEET THE AUTHOR
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Brissa is a 29-year old creative from El Paso now living in San Antonio, Texas. She thrives off of surrounding herself with like-minded women who support each other and can share in each others’ beliefs. Brissa started making soap and candles in 2012 as a way to pass time between studies. After six years of being a speech therapist provider in the homes, Brissa sought out graduate school to be an Industrial Organizational Psychologist in the therapy and health care fields. Her ultimate goal is to use this degree to increase performance, wellness, and retention in organizations that have aspirations to continue to grow at a large scale. Brissa has been married for five years to the love of her life and doesn’t plan on having children too soon. She has three large dogs and is thinking of building a soap studio in her backyard. Having lived downtown the past three years, Brissa loves the hustle and bustle of the city and has met many artists who pop-up downtown. She doesn’t plan on ever settling in the suburbs and plans to continue to explore her creative adventures in the heart of the city.

 

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