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Yes, those who follow the whole plant based diet, to a large extent facilitate internal cleansing. However what’s there outside also affects the inside. A typical body care product will contain anything from 15 to 50 ingredients, with sometimes not all ingredients listed! 

On an average a woman uses between 9 to 15 personal care products per day, and after combining this with perfumes, an average woman places around 515 individual chemicals on her skin each day. Parabens in personal care products are linked to the increased risk of breast cancer. They can actually be found in food and pharmaceutical products too. 

‘Fragrance’, ‘glimmer’ and ‘shine’ is nothing but a cocktail of chemicals that are associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and effects on the reproductive system! Phthalates, tricolson, sodium lauryl sulfate, toluene, propylene glycol, sunscreen chemicals and the list can just go on.

Five signs that indicate toxicity in the body are digestive problems, skin issues, bad breath, unanticipated weight gain and periods of lethargy. Take a moment and think about the amount of toxic products you use. Start reducing the unnecessary and replace others with natural products (after reading the labels) or some home-made creations.  For some other ideas, click here…

Homemade Tooth Powder
A tried and tested recipe! Mix 3 tsp soapnut powder, 3 tsp neem leaf powder, 6 tsp powdered sea salt, 2.5 tsp turmeric powder, 4.5 tsp clove powder, 5.5 tsp fennel seed powder, 3 tsp cinnamon powder, 1.5 tsp cardamom powder and 3 tsp amla powder. Sieve all powders together and your natural toothpowder is ready! (Recipe courtesy – KRYA)

Soap nuts
Use soap nuts to wash your laundry. Soap nuts are just berries from a tree and contain saponin, which works well as a detergent. Soap nuts are fabric softeners too and are pretty easy to use. You can just take out the seeds and put it in a washing bag or buy it as a powder or as a liquid.

Beetroot lip-balm
Make your own natural lipstick using the lovely beetroot. Cut a fresh beetroot into small pieces and blend in a grinder. Strain the juice and add into the container which you intend to store it in. Add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Store in a fridge for a couple of hours. It’s ready to use!

Face mask
A great home-made mask is mixing 1 tsp fresh avocado pulp with 1 tsp mashed banana and 1/2 tsp pure aloe vera. Refreshing indeed!

Sweat more
Sweating is one of the ways that your body cleans and remove toxins!

Invest in House Plants
House plants are excellent air-purifiers, that will remove the toxins from the air in your homes.

Stress is toxic too!
When we are angry (jealous, resentment etc), we put out liver under stress. When we are sad, we place our heart under stress. Imagine if this continues overs a prolonged period of time. Accept what you can’t change and focus on the solutions rather than the problems.