Mineral oil has long been believed to make skin softer and healthier looking. It’s found in Baby Oil, Vaseline, numerous baby lotions and liquid baby soaps. In recent years, mineral oil has been shown to actually harm your skin and cause other health problems.
Mineral oil is derived from liquid or gelatin petroleum, AKA petroleum jelly and is found in 98% of skin care products available on the market today. Who wants to put a coal tar derivative on their FACE, let alone their hair? Not me!
Mineral oil actually clogs your pores, suffocating your skin. My hairdresser told me once that Pantene coats your hair with wax, which is why you get split ends so often when you use it. Mineral oil does essentially the same thing (only with petroleum rather than wax); it applies a coating over your skin or hair, so nothing can get in or out.
Our skin needs to be able to breathe; it’s one of the main outlets our body uses to get rid of waste. If it’s covered with a mineral oil coating, wastes can’t get out. In an infant, this can be extremely dangerous, because these wastes build up into toxins in their small bodies.
Have you noticed that many babies have dry, hard skin? This is from the mineral oils in the baby soap and baby lotions. Interesting that the very products we use on our babies to keep their tender skin moisturized are actually causing severe dry skin.
A study in the early 1980s illustrated how our skin absorbs mineral oil; once it enters through the skin, it’s filtered through the liver into our intestinal tract. There it soaks up all of our vitamins, which in babies causes serious nutritional deficiencies.
Because of what it does to our internal systems, the medical community has already deemed it unsafe to take orally and it’s been removed from all medications. Why then, since an earlier study proved that mineral oil can be absorbed through our skin, is it still approved for use in our skin care products?
It’s best to search for safer alternatives than mineral oil, especially for your babies’ sensitive skin. There are many all natural oils that are better for your babies’ skin, such as olive oil, jojoba oil, rose hip seed, grape seed oil and coconut oil.
It is so imperative that our babies receive all the vitamins and minerals that they need to grow. We don’t want to be using lotion on their skin that will soak into their bodies and absorb all of those much needed vitamins. Look for organic alternatives, or try the all natural oils I mentioned above.
A drug, as defined by the FDA is an article
(other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals.
Given this definition, fluoride is a drug; and we are being drugged by our cities and towns, who put fluoride in our water supply. Who gave them the right to say that every single person needs this drug? Who gave our town officials a medical license?
Fluoride in Water is Dangerous
The fluoride used to treat our water isn’t good quality, pure fluoride; instead, it’s chemical byproducts and includes other undesirables such as arsenic, lead and chromium, which are all known carcinogens.
Even worse, the FDA hasn’t approved the use of fluoride in water. Fluoride is an unapproved drug because nobody knows how much of it is safe. If it isn’t known how much is safe, why is it being added to our children’s water, toothpaste, mouthwash then again every 6 months at the dentist?
Fluoride was first declared as necessary for preventing tooth decay 50 years ago. But do scientific studies from that time really meet scientific standards? After all, 50 years ago, scientific studies proved that cigarettes don’t cause lung cancer, something we all know to be false. In addition, as a result of everyone wanting to protect their teeth from decay, fluoride is added to everything! No new, recent studies have been conducted by the FDA to test the effectiveness of fluoride or any possible side effects…yet it’s put in our water supply.
Other countries (who seem to be smarter than the US as far as chemicals and food additives) have done research that we’ve neglected to do. Studies in China, for example, have shown that children exposed to Fluoride in their drinking water had a lower IQ than those who weren’t.
The addition of fluoride in our drinking water simply isn’t necessary. Our children are already overexposed to an abundance of fluoride in the foods they eat, the fluids they drink, and the products they use to clean their teeth.
When is the government going to realize that they need to step up and PROTECT its citizens, not ignore all the unhealthy food additives and chemicals that they’re exposing us and our children to?
With all of the extremely dangerous additives being used by the food industry, it makes sense that those with even a suspicion of being dangerous should be avoided as well. Have you seen all those commercials that are advertising class action law suits for people who experienced severe health issues due to a particular prescription drug? Those are all drugs that the FDA approved less than 10 years before! This is just another example of how the FDA approves dangerous products!
What is Propyl Gallate?
With that in mind, I want to bring to your attention a preservative that is often used in conjunction with BHA and BHT: Propyl Gallate. It is used as a food preservative in foods that contain oils and fats, to stop food from spoiling. Some foods that commonly contain Propyl Gallate include the following:
- Vegetable oil
- Meat products
- Potato sticks
- Soup bases
- Chewing gum
It’s also used in many personal care products, such as cosmetics and shampoos, to preserve their color.
Propyl Gallate Health Dangers
Propyl Gallate can cause allergic reactions in the form of an asthma attack in some people. It can also cause stomach and skin irritation, liver damage, kidney damage and has the potential to increase your chances of having cancer.
Animal testing has proven that the likelihood of contracting cancer increased; however, due to the conditions of the study itself, scientists state that it cannot, in any degree of certainty, be stated that Propyl Gallate causes cancer.
However, in my mind, this should have raised a red flag! Further studies should have been conducted, with better control subjects BEFORE it was approved for use in our foods.
I think that in addition to going after the drug companies for damage sustained by taking these dangerous drugs, we should be filing class action suits against the FDA for approving them for our use before their dangers are fully understood. Perhaps then they would stop killing our kids and actually ban dangerous drugs AND food additives.