As a wellness-conscious shopper, when you’re shopping for food, you’re well aware of reading the label to avoid ingredients you don’t want so you can select the most natural food possible, right?
But what about the fabrics you wear, sleep, and sit in?
What’s it all about ?
The fabrics in our lives contain 8000+ different chemicals and synthetic substances used in manufacturing/post processing and many are hormone disruptors. Just like with our food, if you eat an all processed diet filled with hormone disruptors, it’s likely to make you sick.
Hormonal symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, weight gain, problems getting pregnant, painful periods and constipation are the sirens that get louder from generation to generation.
When shopping with your wallet-sized guide, you can now make better well-informed decisions when choosing the fabrics in your life, including Castor Oil Packs. This isn’t about getting it perfect, because in today’s world, that’s not doable. So don’t stress, it’s just about being aware and choosing the best and smartest options.
Why you should care what’s in your fabrics like what’s in your food
If you think about it, we’re worried about our food all the time. We check the labels, we want it organic, pesticide-free, non-GMO, with little to no preservatives, agreed?
So why don't you look at labels on your clothes? Especially considering these fabrics are touching your skin 24/7, whereas you only eat 2-3 times per day.
So, this shopper’s guide will help you to be label aware.
Clothing and fabrics have constant exposure, which is why the lack of regulation and research into the long term effects is most concerning.
Look, it’s not your fault that you didn’t know you have 24/7 contact with fabrics that are most likely a source of toxins. There’s a connection because hormone disruptors from chemicals and plastics can be absorbed through your skin. Makes sense, agreed?
You see, at every stage in life, you get exposed and it doesn’t stop until you die.
You’re swaddled coming out of the womb, you stretch and sweat in your yoga pants, you dress as cool as possible during your hormonal transitions and you’re comforted in your plasticized mattress and flame retardant sheets in your golden years.
We can’t live without the fabric of our lives, but we can choose what has less negative impact on our health. Agreed?
So, what’s the perfect fabric solution?
Truly, there isn’t one. Because in our world we often have to make trade-offs for convenience. The best choice doesn’t mean a perfect material, it just means minimizing your risk.
For example, the Queen of the Thrones® Castor Oil Pack is made with an inner layer of 100% organic cotton flannel that touches your skin, and it includes a thin outer less-mess layer of polyurethane, which doesn’t touch your skin, to avoid leakage. Whereas most imitation packs use an inner layer of chemically processed fabrics like organic bamboo, or cotton velour, which are often blended with plastic fibers.
The most important thing is that what is touching your skin is clean and stressor-free. It’s kind of like underwear, you’d rather have cotton next to your privates than polyester, bamboo, or velour (blended with petrochemical fibers). Agreed?
How this guide will help you feel safe and comfortable
So, no, you don’t have to go naked to do better. It’s just about working with the lesser evil, as well as always maintaining wellness self-care practices like the Castor Oil Pack to help your body optimize its natural cleanse and detoxification processes.
This guide will help you feel confident when choosing your materials, so you can choose the right thing to squeeze into, like your awesome yoga pants.
Moving forward, we can all feel safe and have peace of mind that what’s going on our skin is safe, because we now have the starting point for what we want and what we don’t.
Print this out, cut along the dotted lines, and fold it in half to make a wallet-sized card you can take shopping with you - it’s empowering! Or simply save it to your phone. The more you know, the more control you will have over your own well-being.
Happy and healthy shopping!
Disclaimer: Always check in with your gut, your higher self and your doctor before starting any new health practice. This is not meant to treat, cure, prevent or diagnose. This is for educational purposes only.