Hygiene and Beauty Products

There’s a great scene in a Mr Bean episode where the smell etc from perfumes in a large department store cause him to cough and crawl on his knees to avoid the chemicals in the air. It’s good news that the Government introduced legislation banning plastic micro beads from beauty products but there are other ingredients in these products that have huge impacts on the environment and your health (strangly enough). Shall we start with the use of fossil fuel derivatives as propellants in spray deodorants …


I’d never thought about fossil fuels and spray deodorants! Learning all the time! For anyone interested in beauty product ingredients, 70% of cosmetics contain palm oil! There’s a short film on the BBC about a make-up artist visiting Papua New Guinea to see how this imapacts on the environment and how sustainable this is. Unmasked: Make-up’s Big Palm Oil Secret