Week 3 - Part 3 - Let's Look At Benzoates
This section of the course is all about Benzoates. Never heard of them #dontstressit, let's check them out...
This harmful preservative isn't commonly known to consumers, however it can be found in hundreds of items. Unfortunately, benzoates are not only limited to food/drinks, but this nasty little chemical is also added to cosmetics, shampoo and conditioner and, even toothpaste!
Please download your Fact Sheet on Benzoates and have a read. We think you'll find it very informative (and maybe a little bit scary).
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Part 3: Let’s look at Benzoates
Duration: 30 min
In this lesson we look at Benzoates.
You will also watch a very informative interview from Alexx Stuart (trust us – you don’t want to miss this).
Let's Talk Benzoates With Alexx Stuart
Today with talk with Alexx Stuart from Low Tox Life. Alexx is a proud mother and an advocate for living a low tox life, either by the foods we consume or what we put on our skin. Her passion is contagious and she is creating a difference with her own e-courses, changing lives one person at a time.
You will find her interview captivating, we are sure. Enjoy x
Now, not to freak you out, but as Alexx has explained a mix of Sodium Benzoate and Citric Acid forms a chemical reaction called Benzene. Benzene has been linked to cancer (such as leukaemia) and other blood cancers.
You'll find a mix of sodium benzoate and citric acid in most baby wipes... yup!
Here's a recipe to make your own, so super simple!