Skin Care

 
 

We are proud to offer organic and herbal body care products from Spencer St. Botanicals.  Made with only 100% natural ingredients to ensure that the cleanest ingredients are used on the skin.  They are made without any synthetic preservatives, additives, coloring, fragrance, or chemicals.

Why is it so important to use clean natural products on our skin ?

Our skin is the largest organ in the body and we need to take care of it.  The skin is certainly able to maintain a normal barrier with the outside world, but it is not impenetrable.  While some chemicals are too large to be absorbed through the skin, many are small enough to easily penetrate and make it past the skin’s protective barrier to get into our blood stream and our body.  The skin is being used more and more as a way to get medications into the body, via a trans-dermal patch, because the skin is such an effective delivery system.  

Many of the ingredients that are currently used in today’s body care products will make it into the blood stream and the body, so it is extremely important to choose body care products carefully to minimize any possible exposure to unwanted ingredients.   

We always talk about how important it is to eat fresh, clean, and organic but what we put onto our skin is also important as those ingredients are also making it into the body.  With all of the toxins in our environment that we don’t have control over, this is an area we can control.  We can decide what products to use on our bodies, making sure they are as clean as possible. 

Did you know that women use an average of 9 to 12 body care products per day and that men use an average of 4 to 6 products per day?  Each of these products contain an average of 6 to 15 ingredients.  This quickly adds up to quite a few different ingredients that people are being exposed to on a daily basis. Body care products can include soaps, lotions, creams, sunscreens, cleaners, body scrubs, deodorants, shampoos, toothpastes, hair conditioners, shaving creams, make up, etc.

It is so important to make sure to read the full ingredient labels and not just the front of the container.  There is a lot of greenwashing these days where companies are claiming more than what they are actually producing. 

Please educate yourself on what you are using in your products. This is essential if you are going to prevent unwanted exposure to common ingredients such as: parabens, phthalates, foaming agents, fragrance, DEA, TEA, butylated compounds (BHA), petroleum derived ingredients, artificial colorants, formaldehyde, sodium lauryl sulfate, coal tar dyes, PEGs, octinoxate, polyacrylaminde, talc, etc…. the list goes on and on.   Many of the ingredients used in today’s body care products have not even been tested for safety and there are some that are known endocrine disruptors, carcinogens, and irritants, to name just a few.

Please visit Spencer St. Botanicals to learn more about natural products, why they are so important and how you can easily avoid unwanted ingredients.  www.spencerstbotanicals.com