A shocking new report released by the Breast Cancer Fund’s Campaign for Safe Cosmetics revealed the
widespread presence of toxic chemicals in children’s shampoos, lip balms, makeup, nail products and
- Labels revealed hormone disrupting parabens and preservatives that release the carcinogen
- Laboratory testing unmasked lead, a neurotoxicant, and cadmium, a hormone disruptor, in face
- Laboratory testing also revealed developmental toxicants like toluene and possible carcinogens, such as ethylbenzene and vinyl acetate in fragranced products.
The presence of toxic chemicals in products marketed to children is of serious concern because kids are
especially vulnerable to the effects of toxic chemical exposures during critical windows of development.
Toxic chemicals don’t belong in kid’s makeup and face paint, especially when more and more science is
linking childhood exposures to cancer-causing chemicals and endocrine disrupting compounds to later in
life breast cancer or other diseases. Tell Congress to act now to make children’s health and safety a
Click here to read the report: http://www.safecosmetics.org/prettyscary
Urge your U.S. Senators to support meaningful, health-protective federal cosmetic safety policy reform that protects children and other vulnerable populations.
We don’t have an active campaign like this going on in Canada right now, but your MP, MPP, and/or MLA needs to know about this issue. It’s a perfect time to contact them, as well sharing the information compiled by Breast Cancer Fund as it is still wholly relevant to everyone on this side of the border, too.
I’m delighted to announce that Just The Goods will be participating in this year’s Etsy Made in Canada – Manitoba Edition 2016 on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at Neeginan Centre Inc. (181 Higgins Avenue, Winnipeg). Whoo!
I’m planning to be at only two sales this year — and this is one of them — so it’ll be a great opportunity for us to meet in person!
I’ll attempt to bring as much as I can of my 150+ product catalogue, but since that’s awfully difficult to do, I readily welcome you to pre-order at http://www.justthegoods.net by September 18 using the coupon code
>> MadeinCanada2016 <<
Doing so will waive your shipping/local courier fee, and indicate to me that I should bring your order with me so you can pick it up at any time you wish during the official hours of the event. Super easy, and you’ll always get exactly what you want without having to worry about arriving in time. A great option, especially if you’re like me and prefer a late, leisurely breakfast 😉 *lol*
I’m looking forward to seeing you at this event! If it’s anything like last year’s inaugural event, this is going to be fantastic!!
ps. The graphic reads 11 – 4, but it’s definitely 10 – 4 🙂
It’s official! Just The Goods now ships from the USA! This plan has been in the works for over a year, but I now have someone committed to driving from Winnipeg (Manitoba) to Pembina (North Dakota) every week! 🚚
I 💓 Canada Post, but after 7 years of operation, I know that my clients in the United States need easier and more affordable access to their handmade vegan safe cosmetics. I’ve worked as hard as possible to offer public wholesale product pricing and real shipping costs, but I realize that sometimes creates confusion, since parcel tracking couldn’t be included in the lowest shipping rates 📦 📫 But that had all changed! Every parcel to the US will include tracking, and delivery will take 1 – 4 days after mailing instead of 10.
I am still working out USD vs CAD and imperial units vs metric, while also figuring out what *really* fits into flat rate shipping boxes, but things are looking great, so far!
Thank you to everyone who has been so patient with slow and sometimes pricey parcels all the way from Canada! I’m thrilled to finally give you what you have wanted for *years* 💕
Although it’s just one little word on an ingredient label, fragrance can contain dozens, even hundreds, of chemicals—including known carcinogens, hormone-disruptors, environmental toxicants and other chemicals of concern. In fact, fragrance allergies affect two to 11 percent of the general population. This translates into tens of millions of people who are globally affected by fragrance and studies suggest that this chemical sensitivity is on the rise. Without required fragrance ingredient disclosure, it is impossible for consumers to avoid problematic ingredients or for researchers and regulators to understand the full universe of ingredients used to formulate cosmetic products.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a project of the Breast Cancer Fund, is partnering with Rosa and Brandon Silk in calling on Unilever to disclose all ingredients in Axe Body Spray and all other products. Eighteen year old Brandon – and countless others like him – suffer serious, sometimes deadly, reactions to the secret ingredients in fragranced cosmetics and personal care products. In Brandon’s case his mom, Rosa, reports for the last eight years she has been struggling to keep her son, an otherwise happy and healthy young man, in school and out of hospital emergency rooms to protect him from a severe, life-threatening allergy to one or more of the fragrance ingredients used in Axe Body Spray. Despite Rosa’s pleas, Unilever the manufacturer of Axe Body Products refuses to disclose this vital information.
** This means that it’s not only Axe’s toxic branding and advertising campaigns that are a problem, but their actual product, too!! **
Learn more from Rosa’s blog post at http://www.preventionstartshere.org/
And, if you’re sick and tired of hidden toxins in body care products, let the manufacturers know — create your own post telling them how you feel, and tag them to be sure they see it. They won’t stop poisoning us and our planet until we make them!
Tell Unilever to disclose their fragrance ingredients NOW by visiting: http://www.safecosmetics.org/AXE.
More and more people are talking about harmful ingredients in everyday products. Just the Goods proud to be part of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, which is working to create a world free of toxic chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products! =-) Check out this awesome short video, and share ❤
Thank you, thank you, and a thousand times more, thank you for another exciting year of making and sharing! I don't think I will ever stop being delighted by the kind interest and generous enthusiasm that so many of you keep sending my way, from all over the world 🌎 I am grateful for this opportunity to continue working in ways that intersect advocacy for kindness — to our bodies, to our earth, and to all the creatures with whom we share this space🐇 And I'm thrilled to partner with so many great people, groups and organisations – I look forward to deepening those relationships in the years to come. Thank you 💕 Today is my last day in the lab before a wee break from production and shipping — that means focusing on sleeping, eating and socialising, but also tending to necessary planning and paperwork so 2016 bounces to a great start 😉 The last local parcels are being picked up today by @naturalcyclecourier, the last parcels going out to places farther afield will be picked up by Canada Post, and I have one more order to drop off at @generationgreenwpg 🙌 I'll be back at it on January 3, so any orders placed between Dec 17 and Jan 2 will be handmade and shipped as quickly as possible starting that day. But, if you're local and need something super fast, please know you can visit: @generationgreenwpg, Neechie Niche at @neechicommonswinnipeg, @taradavisboutique , @organic.planet.worker.coop , @naturedoctors, @greenwoodnaturals and At the Root on Sherburn 😊 Thanks again, everyone! Whatever you're doing during these last days of the year, I hope you find it relaxing and filled with all your favourite people 💓 #vegan #skincare #safecosmetics #crueltyfree #becrueltyfree #nontoxic #spa #winnipeg #Manitoba #canada #plantpower #vegansofig #veganshare #winter #holiday #thankyou #justthegoods
Thank you, thank you, and a thousand times more, thank you for another exciting year of making and sharing! I don’t think I will ever stop being delighted by the kind interest and generous enthusiasm that so many of you keep sending my way, from all over the world 🌎 I am grateful for this opportunity to continue working in ways that intersect advocacy for kindness — to our bodies, to our earth, and to all the creatures with whom we share this space🐇 And I’m thrilled to partner with so many great people, groups and organisations – I look forward to deepening those relationships in the years to come 💕
Today is my last day in the lab before a wee break from production and shipping that means focusing on sleeping, eating and socialising, but also tending to necessary planning and paperwork so 2016 bounces to a great start 😉 The last local parcels are being picked up today by Natural Cycle Courier, the last parcels going out to places farther afield will be picked up by Canada Post, and I have one more order to drop off at Generation Green at the Forks 🙌
I’ll be back at it on January 3, so any orders placed between Dec 17 and Jan 2 will be handmade and shipped as quickly as possible starting that day. But, if you’re local and need something super fast, please know you can visit: Generation Green, Neechie Niche at Neechie Commons, Tara Davis Studio Boutique , Organic PLanet , Nature Doctors, Greenwood Naturals and At the Root on Sherburn 😊
Thanks again, everyone! Whatever you’re doing during these last days of the year, I hope you find it relaxing and filled with all your favourite people 💓
Just the Goods is a proud member of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics Business Network, which works to change the cosmetics industry through public education, corporate accountability, and legislative advocacy to eliminate dangerous chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products. On #GivingTuesday, consider a donation to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and their parent organization, the Breast Cancer Fund, which works to prevent cancer and call out pink washing.
Donate here: http://www.breastcancerfund.org/donatenow