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With summer’s warmer weather, we use different consumer products to help us beat the heat and enjoy outdoor activities. But despite the assumption of product safety, new and existing studies point out that common ingredients still used today may not be the best for our health.

Before you take advantage of everything summer has to offer, take stock of the products you’re using and make a conscious effort to avoid these three ingredients.

  • Check your bathroom/bedroom for talc-based products.

Baby powder, deodorants, and other hygiene products become necessities when you’re outside in hot weather. Even though they’re great options for wicking away sweat and keeping you dry, be sure to double-check the ingredients. Johnson & Johnson is enmeshed in thousands of legal claims after its talc-based Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower Powder was linked to ovarian cancer. 22 of 36 studies undertaken over the past five decades have shown a possible link between the mineral and cancer, yet the FDA does not currently regulate talcum powder in our cosmetic products.   


If you check your health and beauty aids and discover that talc is a listed ingredient, don’t panic. Consider switching instead to talc-free options that are now being offered by many brands.

  • Check your medications for phthalates.

Phthalates can be found in products such as food containers, shower curtains, and children’s toys. Used to make plastic more flexible, the chemical is also present in medications as polymer barriers to prevent early disintegration of the drug in our stomachs. Antidepressants, aspirin, and even dietary supplements may use phthalates during production.


Studies link phthalate exposure to birth defects in children, cancer, and hormone disruption, which in turn has sparked legislative efforts to ban the inclusion of the chemical in children’s toys. However, there is no such ban in place for phthalates in medications. Regulatory information only recommends, rather than enforces, that phthalates be avoided as inactive ingredients.


If you’re taking medications that are “enteric coated” or “time release,” ask your pharmacist if the drug contains phthalates. They may be able to suggest a phthalate-free option. For over-the-counter drugs, check the label for any listing of “phthalates” as an inactive ingredient.

  • Check your sunscreen for oxybenzone.

Did you know that more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined? By the age of 70, one out of five Americans will be diagnosed, so preventative efforts are now more important than ever. Wearing sunscreen should be a major part of your daily routine all year round. Before you lather up, check to see if oxybenzone is listed as an ingredient.


Oxybenzone is an organic compound used as an active ingredient in sunscreens because of its effectiveness at blocking harmful UV rays. Although it’s still used in a majority of non-mineral sunscreens, the Environmental Working Group highlights the ingredient as the most worrisome. Studies associate oxybenzone exposure to infertility, allergic reactions, and newborn developmental concerns.


Hawaii recently passed legislation banning the use of oxybenzone in sunscreens because of its role in destroying coral reefs. According to a 2015 study, just one drop of sunscreen is enough to damage the corals.


Although you shouldn’t skip sunscreen altogether, check its ingredients for oxybenzone and make the switch to a safer alternative.


I am inviting you to take part in this great product giveaway form Berber’s Treat. Here is a list of what you can win, valued at £90/$120

  • x1 Black Eucalyptus Gel (For exfoliating & removing dead skin cells)
  • x1 White Kessa exfoliating glove (To use with the Black Eucalyptus Gel)
  • x1 Black Kessa exfoliating glove (To use with the Black Eucalyptus Gel)
  • x1 DIY Clay Mask Mixing Kit (Prepare your Detox Rich Mineral Clay Mask)
  • x1 Rich Mineral Clay Mask (Powerful healing mask & blackhead remover)
  • x1 Lavish Oil (Moisturising & 6 natural oil blend)
  • x1 Organic Rose Water (Use as a toner, cleanser and soothing your skin)

Click on this link and enter your details for your chance to win £90/$120 worth of amazing products, which are pure, vegan-friendly and smell amazing. Berber’s Treat Giveaway Click Here   


I have been using the Black Eucalyptus Cleaning Gel for the last 10 days. It has only 3 ingredients and it puts action into the old saying about “the magic of 3”.

I love a product that almost does it all and can be used all over my body-it saves time and effort and it’s also enjoyable.

The gel contains only Pure Olive oil, Potash and Essential Eucalyptus Oil. It smells amazing and I can almost eat it. That is what we do anyway when we put products on our skin. We literally eat them through the skin pores.

The benefits of all of the ingredients are well known and have been used for hundreds of years.

The Olive oil also contributes to the buttery texture of the gel and it gives it the vibrant shiny green colour.

The presence of Potash in the gel not only cleans my skin beautifully but it also made it soft to touch.

The Eucalyptus essential oil makes the gel smells amazing while helping to a deep breath and enjoy it.

Overall I am loving the gel and I am looking forward to trying other items of Berber’s Treat range. I used it with Kessa Scrubbing Glove which made it very easy to spread the gel. This product truly is a spa treatment at home. Simply apply the gel to your body and let it soak for about 10 minutes. Rince and your skin is now softer.

The gel was also featured in Instyle magazine with Kylie Minogue

Berbers Treat pride themselves on selling natural beauty products that are never tested on animals. The products are Earth Friendly and have no chemicals, artificial ingredients, parabens or fillers.

It is impossible to deny the immense beauty of natural products for your well being. For your chance to win this amazing package click here Time is running out!



Have you spent money on trying to alleviate some kind of physical ailment? Essential oils is a cheap and effective way to improve your health.

If you’re tired of wasting money on products that aren’t working the way you thought, it may be time to consider a healthier more natural alternative.

Believe it or not essential oils in most cases can prove to be the absolute best and cheapest solution to a wide variety of physical ailments and conditions that other products cannot fix. Our essential oil kits or even single essential oil bottles will work for even more serious topical applications and when ingested can remedy even things like stomach ulcers, diabetes and paired with regimented dieting can even help treat cancer patients. Essential oils can temporarily and permanently resolve many issues much cheaper than other products in a natural, safe and effective way.

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Our family highly recommends Germ Killer Oil for your first aid kit because it is so powerful and versatile.

Many of the people that have overlooked natural essential oils simply are unfamiliar with them. But how familiar are we with any of the foreign chemicals and processed ingredients of other products or medications?

Essential oils are safe and natural and will not damage the body or be detrimental to your health the same way that other things can be because all of the ingredients come from plants and natural sources of healing. Setting up a quick consultation with us will help identify your needs and areas where essential oils can help improve your health and wellness while at the same time most likely replace one or more of the current things you are doing and the more expensive, less effective products you are currently spending money on.

Depending on your specific need, Lena Hunt Co. offers every separate order a free consultation for anyone seeking instruction for using or even more extensive materials like an aromatherapy essential oils guide.

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Lena Hunt Essential Oil Co. also offers 10 trial size essential oils for only $15 and regular sized bottles at just $15 with free consultation on how to use. You can try any product to find your favourite just visit our product page or send us an email with your questions at 

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