FREE yourself from toxins and harmful chemicals - Zafra

FREE yourself from toxins and harmful chemicals

Chemical-based products are called as such for a reason. They are made up of different kinds of chemicals and synthetic ingredients, most of which can cause serious damage to your skin. Makers claim that some of these chemicals actually make their products effective but more often than not, they just increase the probability of developing into skin allergies, irritations and side effects.

Watch out for the products that you apply on your skin. Take a look at the labels and you may be surprised by the alarming amount of chemicals that get in contact with you. If not acted upon immediately, you have higher chances of putting your skin at risk of these effects.

So how do you possibly avoid these harmful chemicals? Here are some tips.


Reducing much of your exposure to endocrine disruptors such as bisphenol A, or BPA, can be solved by reducing your use of one major thing: plastic.

Ditch your plastic bottles, plastic cups, plastic food containers. Also avoid microwaving food in plastic containers or subjecting plastic food containers to heat as this accelerates the degradation of plastic. Did you know that chemicals come out of the product over time, leaching chemicals into what you eat or drink? So anytime you can, choose glass or metal. It’s more environmentally friendly, sustainable and it’s better for your health.


You don’t have to fork out hundreds of dollars to do a detox. There are simple steps you can take in your everyday life to help your body cleanse. Perhaps start your day with a warm cup of water with lemon juice squeezed in, take a bath with Epsom Salts and include lots of antioxidant foods in your diet.


Household cleaners bought in usual supermarkets are a major cause for your everyday chemical exposure. Instead of choosing these products, opt to make your own. Here’s a tip: use plain water mixed with baking soda or vinegar or castile soap. If that’s not enough, there are a variety of recipes for do-it-yourself cleaners available. The secret is to keep it all simple. And if you don’t have the time, just choose chemical-free cleaners.


In particular, get rid of any foam furniture. This includes those popular foam couches and foam mats. They are full with Flame Retardants that are a huge health threat. For your kids, also Opt for high-quality and/or wooden toys. Cheap toys are made from cheap plastic and cheap plastic is full of toxic chemicals such as Phthalates.


Make sure that the next time you buy personal care and household products, you make a conscious decision to buy variants that are safe for yourself and the environment. Even if it’s only one item you can afford to replace, replacing ONE toxic cosmetic product with an organic one is better than none.

Want a more convenient and affordable way of shifting to a chemical-free lifestyle? Check out the Zafra catalog now!

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