Obsessed With: Chandler Farm Body Butter

I recently started doing temp work (which, I believe, is what people mean by the saying “living the dream”) and this past weekend I did some promos for Chandler Farm body butter and lotion. Basically, I just stood at a table in front of a display and tried to get people to buy it.

Now, yes, this is actually a good product, but this post is partly about that and partly about me spitting some truth on all you lotion users because now I know a thing or two.

So the reason why this stuff is good is it’s natural and organic, but what’s more is there’s no petroleum in it- because oh, guess what? Petroleum gives you breast cancer, and it’s in practically everything. In Europe, you can use petroleum in cosmetics, but it has to be completely pure and safe, but in America petroleum can be any level of purity, so the same petroleum used in shoe polish can be used in your lotion. I hope you sleep well tonight, FDA!

This lotion is also free of parabens (breast cancer), sulfates (more cancer), and formaldehyde-producing preservatives (cancer cancer cancer).

The lotion also smells/feels nice…and, again, doesn’t give you cancer, which is always considerate.  You can get it here.

Here’s some other information that will make you feel depressed. It’s all the ingredients thats are going to kill you/bad for the environment but are legal in the US, anyway (from the Chandler Farm site).

Palm Oil: Over harvesting of palm oil has threatened the survival of the Orangutan in the wild. With our current rate of harvesting, the Orangutan could be extinct from the wild in as soon as 10 years. Palm oil is prevalent in Bodycare, Food, Bio-Fuel.

Parabens (methl-, ethyl-, propyl, butyl, isobutyl-): “Parabens are chemical preservatives that have been identified as estrogenic and disruptive of normal hormone function. Estrogenic chemicals mimic the function of the naturally occurring hormone estrogen, and exposure to external estrogens has been shown to increase the risk of breast cancer.”- Gorgeously Green

Phthalates: “These horrid little synthetic chemicals are known to cause a broad range of birth defects and lifelong reproductive impairment in lab animals exposed during pregnancy and after birth. They are often hidden under the term, “fragrance.”- Gorgeously Green

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES): “This ingredient is a foaming agent that is derived from coconut oil. It is used in brake fluid and antifreeze and also in a huge variety of skin care products, including toothpaste, shampoo, bubble bath, and soap.There is a great deal of controversy surrounding SLS, as many feel that it is not only a proven skin irritant but also could be carcinogenic. The Environmental Working Group considers it to be a carcinogen.” – Gorgeously Green