Salicylates are chemicals found naturally in plants. They exist in most cosmetics, skincare, makeup, shampoo and toothpaste, fragrance and perfumes, muscle pain creams, sunscreens, cleaning products and washing powders. But some can get very sick from consuming plants and using plant-based personal care products.
Many of us have had experiences where a particular smell, perhaps freshly baked bread, the musty and woodsy smell of the forest or a freshly brewed cup of coffee, floods our brain with memories of a specific event or location that we associate clearly with certain emotions.
The reason why I won't be using toothpaste ever again
You're probably aware that Blue Light can damage your eyes and make it harder for you to fall asleep, leading many people to invest in Blue Light blocking glasses to reduce some of the effects. But what does Blue Light do to your skin?
I was born in the 60s, and we didn't have sunscreen back then, so being tanned was the ultimate goal. We achieved it by applying baby oil all over our bodies and lying in the sun, flipping from one side to the other like an omelette with a timer...