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Ingredients – Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone

Cosmetic preservatives could cause eczema and more, experts warn Two chemicals in cosmetics and toiletries could cause an eczema epidemic, dermatologists claim. The preservatives, methylisothiazolinone (MI) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI) are often used in combination and are commonly found in shower gels, wipes, suncreams, deodorants, hand lotions and even washing-up liquids. They also have multiple industrial…

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Ingredients – Sodium Benzoate – 10 Top Facts

  Ingredients and chemicals, such as Sodium Benzoate, are used in our foods and cosmetics.  But what is safe and what isn’t? This is a particularly engaging topic for me, especially coming from a background where I studied organic chemistry at a degree level.  So I thought that I’d share some of these facts with…

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Massage: Do you feel comfortable?

Earlier this year Daniel Pytlarz (now practising under his wife’s name, Daniel Nowozeniuk), a male massage therapist, was in the press as he’d been taken to court for ‘inappropriate behaviour and sexual assault’ whilst giving treatments to some female clients including a member of Paul McCartney’s staff (now ex staff).  He was acquitted of all…

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Aromatherapy – an Introduction Part 3 – Safety and Storage

Essential Oils Safety and Storage There are a number of things to consider when using aromatherapy and buying essential oils for personal use. Things like storage and safety are key to looking after yourself and your family, plus prolonging the quality of the essential oils.   Storage of Essential Oils   To maximise the shelf…

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