Since becoming more conscious about the chemicals I am using around my house and putting into my body, I have started to read ingredient labels like it’s my job. Have you ever stopped to read these labels? There are so many things on them I can’t pronounce and I honestly have no clue what they are. I’ll admit it, until recently I really didn’t care either. Now even on traditional products from shampoos to skin care you’ll see things advertised on the label stating “no parabens”, “sulfate free”, or “phthalate free”, whatever that means. So what does this all mean? I will be de-mystifying one chemical at a time each month. Letting you know what it is, why it’s harmful, and how to avoid it.