One word you never want to hear in life is Cancer and unfortunately my family has been affected by this awful disease first hand. Watching someone dear to my heart that I love more than life go through the pain and torture of this disease and treatment has made me continually ask “Why?” The question “Why?” triggered an urge to research our food consumption and other bodily products we use on a daily basis. I’ve come to the conclusion that this MUST factor into the rise of cancer.
I know that there are many ways to be exposed to cancer causing substances, but I have control over what I put in and on my body. With that being said, I’m taking a stand against added antibiotics, artificial growth hormones, chemicals, and all other additives being applied to our foods, lotions, drinks, etc. This life style change to live more holistically is a long-term goal, which will clearly not change over night. But my efforts are underway!
To help others make adjustments to their life styles, whenever I find a great organic alternative I’ll be sharing it via social media!
One of the substitutes I’ve currently made is replacing lotion with coconut oil. I was inspired to do this after I read the ingredients on the back of my lotion bottle, which to my surprise seemed to be all chemicals. I started Googling these ingredients and did not like what I found. Our skin is the largest organ in our body, which absorbs everything it comes in contact with. To me… finding an organic replacement needed to be an immediate change and that is when coconut oil came into play. After much research this has become my new lotion and I am always happy to see there is only 1 ingredient: 100% unrefined organic coconut oil!
Not only is this a healthier option, but I find that it hydrates my skin better than lotion too! To apply this change to your everyday life, here’s what you need to know:
- Where to find: Jewel -> Organic Section -> Look of the oil that says “For Hair and Skin” (other grocery stores should have this too)
- Price: $7.00
- Product life: Mine lasted up to 2 months!
- How to use: I keep mine in a bowl of hot water when I shower. By the time I’m done, it’s liquified and ready to use. I towel dry and gently rub the oil all over my body before I exit the shower!