My mom always thought it was funny/strange the way I would read cereal labels at the breakfast table. My family would be talking about normal things, and I'd be studying what my Cheerios were made of. I like reading anything, really, but food labels especially fascinated me.
I've always read labels on the foods I ate. Sure, I'd allow myself the occasional pop tart and the more occasional McDonalds' french fries (it IS for freedom that Christ set us free, am I right?...I jest) but for the most part, I'm conscious about what I put in my body: is it beneficial? Is it real food? What will these daily choices have done to help or hurt my body in thirty years?
My favorite foods are the ones without labels, in fact. Avocados are probably my very favorite food.
It was only recently that it dawned on me to check the labels for the products that I use every day on my skin and hair. Skin--our largest organ. Did you know it only takes 26 seconds for our bodies to absorb what we put on our skin?
So I started checking my labels, and I didn't like what I found:
Mineral oil, parabens, aluminum, sodium laureth sulfate. You name it. Some of these ingredients are so toxic that it's illegal to dispose of them, so they're sold on the cheap to cosmetics companies to use as fillers instead.
So, I made a switch to a Swiss-formulated cosmetic, skincare and health + wellness company with much higher standards and botanically-based ingredients: Arbonne.
I became so passionate about what I'd learned about the company and the products that I wanted to tell everyone I knew. So I did. And then I decided to join the company myself.
So, last month, I started my own business with Arbonne. And it's been a fun, educational and enlightening journey. I have to keep myself from talking about it 100% of the time or I'd lose all my friends. I think it's supposed to be that way, though, when you're passionate about something.
I'll be doing a post, soon, of my "can't-live-withouts" from Arbonne. Until then, PLEASE email or message me if you'd like to know more!
hugs and health!