Have you been hearing all the latest buzz about beets? Those small, red, earthy and sweet vegetables seem to be everywhere. And it’s no surprise so many use it to make beet juice or beet salad (or even lip balm!), given its many benefits—from boosting the immune system with vitamin C and minerals, to supplying the body with fiber, manganese and B vitamin folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects. And that’s not all, beets have amazing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, detoxification and energy-boosting benefits as well!
Does your little one have rashes? Dry, sensitive skin or eczema? If so, you might be scrambling around for that cream you use for yourself, right? Well stop there! Did you know your child is more susceptible to the effects of chemicals their bodies absorb than adults? If you’re about to reach for that bottle of Fruits & Passion, Babygantics, or maybe even Johnson & Johnson, then you might want to put it down.
There are many kids products out there made by well-known brands (a few I mentioned above) that unfortunately are made with petroleum-derived petrolatum, which may be contaminated with toxic chemicals like polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). PHA’s can cause harmful effects on the skin, body fluids, and ability to fight disease after short-term and long-term exposure.