Have you ever read the label on your shampoo bottle and wondered what the heck is 'Diathanolamine'? And then you figure, well heck, they wouldn't put it in the bottle if it wasn't safe. Well, think again. This is something that has interested me for a long time, and yet, many people still remain surprised that many of their personal care products, the ones they love, use everyday, and trust, contain a host of chemicals which are known hormone distruptors, carcinogens, or toxic in some way. Even shampoos and baby care products! Since educating myself on this, I've researched and found alternative products that work just as well and give me the results I want without all the toxic ick. Here's a link to a post I wrote earlier this year that expands on the matter, and includes a handy downloadable pocket guide of the top 12 worst chems to avoid. So, I was really excited when I received this email today about Annie Leonard's new video, "The Story of Cosmetics"; you may have heard of her earlier, popular video "The Story of Stuff "(if you haven't seen it yet be sure to watch it too!). Annie delivers her message in an informative but upbeat way - the video is only seven minutes long, but it so worth watching. You'll be surprised, then outraged, but once you calm down, do something about it! Click here, read this, and then try out 'Skin Deep' yourself and sort out what's safe, and what's not. Not to be too heavy, but the sooner we deal with the nasties, the quicker we can be healthier and safer. Cheers!