We are going to continue our look at Chemicals: Where and What.  Today, we are going to chat about.


Methyl, propyl, ethyl, butyl – are used as effective preservatives but found to be highly controversial. Scientists dispute the dangers saying paraben preservatives although rapidly absorbed through the skin are excreted.

However a recent British Study at the University of Reading conducted by Dr. Philippa Daren and colleagues on 20 different samples of human breast tumors showed each sample to have traces of the paraben chemicals. Dr Darbe concluded: “Their detection in human breast tumors is of concern since parabens have been shown to mimic the action of the female hormone estrogen.”

So, Where are these found?  Let’s take a look in our bathrooms and at the products on our counters that we put on our skin on a daily basis.

Ladies, that wrinkle cream sitting there just take a look at the back does it say any of these: Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben – Then there are Parabens in your product.

Men, that shave cream for your face, does it have Methylisothiazolinone? Then yep, there are Parabens there too.

Let’s be honest.  They are everywhere.  So what can you do to replace these products.  Well, I am here to tell you.

Young Living has an amazing line of skin care products that are free of Parabens.

So, Ladies that wrinkle cream. Time to Ditch it and Switch it.

Try Young Living’s Boswellia Wrinkle Cream™ – Item# 5141

Men, that shave cream that you love. Let’s Ditch it and Switch it.

Try Young Living’s Shutran Shave Cream – Item# 5157

These are just two examples of some of Young Living’s great products.  I would love to help you make the switch.  It is all about baby steps.

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