PW Tips

PW Tips
May 31, 2018 Christina Mullin

When buying salt, choose pink or mineral salt harvested from unpolluted mountain areas that are millions of years old. Do you know why you should not buy sea salt anymore? Sea salt is taken from oceans whose waters have become progressively more toxic from plastic waste and other pollutants over the last few decades. Learn about microplastics in sea salt 

When buying toothpaste, check to make sure it does not contain triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), artificial sweeteners, fluoride and diethanolamine, all considered toxic ingredients. Your mouth is highly absorbent, so chemicals lurking in your toothpaste get a fast track into your bloodstream.

 Learn more about these toxins

 Click here, to find out what are the best toothpastes you can buy

Most sunscreens not only cause harm to coral reefs, but also to the fish and other creatures that live in the ocean. Oxybenzone, a common chemical found in most sunscreens, is toxic to the symbiotic algae that live within corals. Non-biodradable sunscreen is being banned in many resorts, and Hawaii also bans some sunscreens to protect their coral reefs.

Find the best sunscreen to use at EWG’s 2018 guide to safe sunscreens-