Eco Tip Of The Month- June

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June Eco Tip Of The Month

In my April Eco Tip Of The Month  I showed you how you can help cut down on petroleum oil derived products in your home by switching your laundry detergent from an oil base to a  vegetable oil base laundry detergent. If everyone just switched one bottle of detergent we would save  233,000 barrels of oil each year. That is enough to heat and cool 13,400 homes for a whole year.

In May Eco Tip Of The Month
we talked about how to save even more petroleum oil by switching the dishwashing detergent in your household to a vegetable base liquid dish soap. Just by switching one bottle each we would save 81,000  barrels of oil.

You would be surprised of all  the products that contain petroleum based ingredients.

June Eco Tip Of The Month- Stop using Mineral oil based skin care products.   all natural skin care products

 Mineral oil is nothing more than refined petroleum oil. While there is not enough evidence to say for a surety that by using mineral oil on your skin causes cancer it is known that Petroleum is a cancer causing agent.

But worse than that, mineral oil clogs your pores. Mineral oil is a thick base product that when you apply it to your skin it creates a barrier so that nutrients can not get into your pores and your skin can not do its' job of releasing toxins. Basically, your skin is suffocating. Skin needs to breathe, the pores need to be free to do their job.

 If you want to use mineral oil you can go to your local drug store and buy a gallon for just over $1.00. Skin care companies use mineral oil in their products because it is cheap. Now when you go and buy an herbal skin care product paying a lot of money for the Vitamins and herbs they added to the product but it is in a mineral oil base, well, none of those things you are paying for are even getting into your skin because the mineral oil blocks their absorption.

Almost all the skin care products on the market contain mineral oil. Choose products that have pure essential oils and vegetable derived oils. I do not suggest purely organic products because most of them mold very easily which can cause botulism. A safe amount of preservative is 1%. This has proven to be safe to humans. This preservative prevents the nasty bacteria to grow in your skin care products. Products with 1% preservative have about a 2 year shelf life. Most products you buy in the department stores are formulated with so many preservatives so that they can have a very long shelf life.

After much research several years ago I chose to use the Arbonne International Skin Care products. I liked them so much I chose to buy them wholesale and then I signed up all my friends and agents I worked with and after a few years I realized I had a part time business. I have a website that I created about a year and a half ago that tells you all about the benefits of using all natural skin care products and dealing with skin care issues such as Rosacea, Acne and Eczema.  You can tell me what you think of my site. It still needs work but I have of course been busy with my coaching and short sales!
I also have an official Arbonne website that anyone can go to place orders on. If you would like me to send you any samples just email me. I use their all natural anti aging skin care line that has kept my skin looking youthful and wrinkle free  (mostly) without any surgery or dangerous ingredients.

My favorite skin care line is the Arbonne Baby Line. This is the product that relieved the awful pain my son was going through from his eczema. He is now eczema free. I have people all over the world on this baby line from babies to adults who suffer from Ezcema. The wash is naturally tear free. The most disgusting thing that I found out about was that the 'tear free' products they sell you in the stores is actually so full of harsh chemicals that they add an eye desensitizer to the product so that it 'numbs' your baby's eyes! How disgusting is that! The Arbonne baby wash is made from natural botanicals that are naturally tear free! They don't have to add any chemicals to keep your baby from crying!

I can just imagine how much petroleum oil we can save by not using any skin care products that contain mineral oil. Just one more way to cut down on oil consumption! Every little bit helps.

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Debi Ernst
St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors - O'Fallon, MO
GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate

Mineral oil seems to be everywhere.  It really is bad for the skin.  I try to stay away from it...  :)

Jun 16, 2008 04:55 AM #3
Eleanor Thorne
Equity Resources - Cary, NC
Equity Resources 919-649-5058

This is really good information!  THANK YOU for sharing!  I'm also goign to look at my suntan products!

Jun 16, 2008 06:59 AM #4
Yvette Smith
LONG & FOSTER - Williamsburg, VA
Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale

HI KAT!  I won an Arbonne gift basket.  I like their prods.  My son has eczema.  He doesn't suffer too bad, occaisonal ugly flair ups.  I had no idea that they had a product for eczema.  I'll have to try that.  Thanks for enlightening me!

Jun 16, 2008 09:07 AM #5
Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re

Great ideas how about walking to the store if it's close and saving a gallon once in a while?

Jun 16, 2008 02:10 PM #6
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Very interesting...It's true that it isn't just gas and heating fuel that use so much oil

Jun 16, 2008 02:16 PM #7
Lorinda Ward
Keffer Realty - Norfolk, VA
Serving, Hampton Roads Virginia. Norfolk, Chesapeake, Va Beach

Great article!  I am going to look into your other website right now.  Have a great evening.

Jun 16, 2008 02:40 PM #8
Kim Peasley-Parker
AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc. - Sumter, SC

Katerina- I am trying to be more conscious of the use of oil in everyday products.  I have always been conscious of being efficient when driving and running errands, but with the price of oil, I started to look around and say "what will be the next thing to be hit by the rising oil prices?"  Haven't found much that won't be...

Jun 17, 2008 11:06 AM #9
Mary McGraw
GLREA - Rockford, MI
2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine!

Hi Kat - What great tips! I have used the products you talk of for years because they are so pure and have such awesome ingredients! What a difference it makes when you take out the petrol! You can't go back, that's for sure! Thanks for the tip!

Jun 17, 2008 02:43 PM #10
Carol Lee
Dilbeck Real Estate - Oak Park, CA
Realtor - Agoura, Oak Park, Westlake CA Homes

I don't use a lot of facial products, or anything, but I had never thought about using another detergent to reduce my carbon footprint.  Thanks so much for the great input.  We women can save the world, one step at a time!

Jun 17, 2008 04:07 PM #11
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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Carol- I emailed you back, but it bounced back to me. Then I tried again and my outlook froze on me! I am trying again, sorry for the delay.

Jun 17, 2008 04:32 PM #12
-- Casey Brischle
Columbia Bank - Spokane, WA
Spokane Home Loan Mortgage Professional

Nestor & Katerina,

thank you so much for the tips.  I never knew that mineral oil was so bad...

Jun 18, 2008 05:19 AM #13
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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Casey- I was amazed at finding all this out. There is so much that we don't hear about in cosmetics because it is not regulated in any way, ( not that being regulated means anything;)

Jun 18, 2008 08:09 AM #14
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Clayton, MO

Hi Katerina. I love that you have an eco-tip of the month. My daughter has a couple of blogs about alternative fuel and things we can do to make a difference. I am trying to learn from those and keep up with everything. Hope you are well! :)

Jun 18, 2008 09:22 AM #15
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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This is a great post, I hope many will heed your advice.

Jun 19, 2008 12:28 PM #16
Katerina Gasset
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Pamela- That is cool that your daughter is doing the websites on alternative fuels. We are going to make it happen., we will take the control away from congress and make our voices heard that we want and demand to be energy independent of OPEC.

Georgina- Thank you. I hope so too. I am quite passionate about all of this.


Mary- I will never go back to the bad petro ingredients. They work great too.


Debi- Yes, it is bad for your skin. Staying away is the healthy way to go.

Jun 19, 2008 04:43 PM #17
Katerina Gasset
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Eleanor- You must only use all natural sun care products. The chemicals in sun screens cause more cancer than the sun does. Use products that contain botanicals and no mineral oil. You may want to check out the Arbonne sun care line. I love it all, especially the self tanner that is all safe.


Yvette- How cool is that! I love to give away Arbonne gift baskets. The baby line will be awesome for your son. And no chemicals period!


Terry- Those are great tips too. I do one tip a month. We walk to the store in the winter, fall and spring but not in our summers! We walk a lot of places where we live, love it. I only fill up my tank once a month.


William- Oil is like in everything! Even the plastic bags we put our vegis in are made from Petro chemicals!

Jun 19, 2008 04:49 PM #18
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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Lorinda- I hope you learn some things. My website is still in the beginning stages. I am so busy with short sales that it took the time away from some of my side projects temporarily.


Kim- You are right, it is in just about everything. Even the ink in our printer cartridges! It truly amazed me to find all this out.

Jun 19, 2008 04:52 PM #19
Leslie Stewart
Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals - Stayton, OR
Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker

Interesting post.  I will look for alternative products. 

Jun 19, 2008 04:54 PM #20
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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Leslie- Whole Foods has a good line too. I like the Seventh Generation products for cleaning and laundry.

Jun 19, 2008 04:55 PM #21
Laurie Millane
Real Estate Support Pro, Millane Virtual Assistants, LLC - Seward, AK

Thank you for sharing your tips.  I have been buying organic Eco friendly cleaning products from our local co-op for years with the idea that I am protecting our groundwater supply. I never looked at the minerial oil issue point of view. Just goes to show there are a multitude of great reasons to shop eco friendly/organic.

I would like to urge your readers to also consider purchasing locally grown food. It's harvest time and you will find great tasting foods at your local farmers market. I am fortunate to have my own garden so I can and freeze what we don't eat fresh out of the garden. There is nothing better than fresh picked!

Thanks again Nestor and katerina, keep up the good work.

Aug 28, 2008 12:10 PM #22
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