You’re on board with the clean body care movement, but where do you start? Finding products that satisfy your new ingredient filters can be overwhelming. The best place to start is with a product you use daily, like a body moisturizer. Join us as we explore the benefits of choosing a non toxic lotion.
What is a non toxic lotion?
A non toxic lotion is a face and/or body moisturizer that does not contain any harsh or toxic chemicals or ingredients.
Toxic ingredients could include anything from harsh chemicals, allergens, organ/endocrine disruptors, dangerous synthetics, ambiguous fragrance to environmental threats.
You can check if you are purchasing a non toxic lotion by reviewing the ingredient list on the product, rather than allowing the brand’s marketing to do all the talking. Read on to learn what to look for on your labels – knowledge is power!
Ingredients you avoid by using a non toxic lotion
Among many others, the worrisome toxins you’d be avoiding by choosing a non toxic lotion for your skincare routine include:
Mainstream products use artificial fragrances to create the scent of their product. Look for ‘fragrance’, ‘perfume’, ‘scent’ or ‘parfum’ on the ingredient listing label.
The Environmental Working Group explains that “when you see “fragrance” on a personal care product’s label, read it as “hidden chemicals.” Phthalates, used to make fragrances last longer, are associated with damage to the male reproductive system, and artificial musks accumulate in our bodies and can be found in breast milk and have even been linked to cancer. And if you’ve got asthma, watch out– fragrance formulas are considered to be among the top 5 known allergens, and can trigger asthma attacks.”
When you switch to non toxic lotion, you are avoiding artificial fragrance and choosing a Phthalate free moisturizer that uses natural options such as organic essential oils or botanical extracts.
These chemicals preserve shelf life. Look for ‘isobutyl-’, ‘butyl-’, ‘isopropyl-’ and ‘propylparaben’ on ingredient labels.
The Environmental Working Group state that “scientific studies suggest that parabens can disrupt hormones in the body and harm fertility and reproductive organs, affect birth outcomes, and increase the risk of cancer. They can also cause skin irritation.”
When you switch to non toxic lotion that is made small batch from ethical brands you avoid Parabens and instead harness the power of nature.
Did you know that a naturally occurring derivative of citrus also makes for a great preservatives in a Paraben free lotion?!
Organic Fiji’s Face and Body Coconut Oil Infused Lotion is the perfect choice when looking for a non toxic lotion that is packed full of extra goodies from nature. Crafted with your choice of pure essential oils and botanicals to create a uniquely hydrating and healing body care experience. Organic Fiji sources only the cleanest, plant-based ingredients to create these rich and nourishing island inspired moisturizers.
All of Organic Fiji's products are awesome!! The ingredients are good for you, no fake fragrances or nasty ingredients. The scents smell so good! I'm hoping they will come out with the body oils to match all of the lotions!!
Love this fragrance free lotion! It absorbs well everywhere and keeps my skin soft and moisturized. Love the toxic free care Pure Organic Fiji puts in every bottle.
My wife tried your products before and enjoyed them. She dropped a hint to this old redneck dude for a birthday gift. Guess what I gave in she always tasted and smells like my two favorite fruits pineapple and coconut
I have eczema patches and this relieves the itch! I use it in the shower and don't itch for hours!
Never experienced a lather like this, I use on face, body and for shaving. Great for camping trips knowing it's eco-friendly . Also love the new coco lime scent, new fave!
Every time I apply this lotion on my skin I feel rejuvenated
Great product!! Will definitely be ordering more for myself and for Christmas gifts!
WILL BUY AGAIN!
I love the mix of the scrub and coconut oil which is amazing for my sensitive eczema skin, especially as the seasons change and my skin was starting to flake
Give these lotions a try, you will love your soft skin. These lotions soak into your skin, and have a fresh scent. I highly recommend these lotions.
Thank you for this excellent quality natural oil. I appreciate so much that I can always count on you and your attention to high standards in safety and quality.
Organic virgin coconut oil has been a part of my daily ritual for years now. Really appreciate your products and service
It was nice to receive samples. I have used the organic Fiji soaps for many years, I really like the multi functionality, great as a shampoo, shaving cream. The scent of pineapple and jasmine is very delicate and not overwhelming which I really appreciate. Also gentle enough for sensitive skin.
The Peppermint wakes you up and it leaves your whole body soft and moisturized!
this soap is fantastic, its clean feeling, smells great, lathers up wonderfully, and is oh so kind to the skin. i have psoraisis and i have no problems with this soap at all. i recommend it highly and will purchase again and again.
These petroleum-based chemicals are used to thicken and soften products. Look for ‘polyethylene glycol’ or PEG followed by a number on ingredient labels.
It has been found that some PEGs contain ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane. These two chemicals are known carcinogens and respiratory irritants. The International Agency for Research on Cancer lists links both with known human carcinogens.
Switch to a non toxic lotion and enjoy into PEG free skincare!
Another preservative to extend shelf life of lotions and creams. Often seen on ingredient labels as butylated hydroxyanisole or butylated hydroxytoluene.
The David Suzuki Foundation explains that “BHA and BHT can induce allergic reactions in the skin. The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies BHA as a possible human carcinogen. The European Commission on Endocrine Disruption has also listed BHA as a Category 1 priority substance, based on evidence that it interferes with hormone function. BHT can act as a tumour promoter in certain situations.” There are also concerns that it negatively impacts marine life after washing into the waterways.
The use of BHA is prohibited by the European Union, but there are no restrictions in the U.S. (apart from in California where a warning is required on labels). It’s best to start shopping for a non toxic lotion instead and avoid the risk of coming into contact with these chemicals.
This is a slow releasing formaldehyde chemical, used to preserve a product over a long period of time. This ingredient is known as an immune toxin, allergen and asthma trigger.
When looking for the best non toxic lotion, choose a formaldehyde free skincare product that uses a plant-based preservative instead, putting your health over shelf-life goals.
Other worrisome chemicals
Retinyl, Palmitate, Triethanolamine, Cyclomethicone, Siloxanes, DEA, MEA, and TEA.
These chemicals can be avoided by choosing a non toxic lotion.
Final thoughts on your non toxic lotion
Non toxic lotion is a great place to start when looking to switch out your body care collection for something cleaner, purer and more eco-friendly.
The best non toxic lotion is a product that does not contain any concerning chemicals, is full of naturally healing plant-based ingredients, performs well and is created by a brand that aligns with your ethics.
Choose a non toxic lotion today and make an empowered and informed choice for the short and long term health of your skin and whole body.
Choosing to switch to non toxic lotion infused with raw coconut oil is more than a product choice, it’s an ancient ritual steeped in deep, island history.
Organic Fiji is a female and Pacific Islander owned boutique brand that creates organic body care products, based in California.
Organic Fiji’s artisan products have been USDA Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth since 2007 and are vegan, cruelty-free, eco-friendly and ethically created. You can also be assured that Organic Fiji products are free of GMOs, PEGs, parabens, phthalates, sulfates, artificial colors, synthetic fragrances, harsh ingredients or toxic chemicals.
A brand that believes in product transparency over ‘green-washing’ and are real people on the other end of the phone and email. Click here to contact Organic Fiji.