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Julie B.

As a breast cancer survivor, I started researching ingredients in skin care and found an unregulated, anything goes chemical soup that women like me were immersing themselves in everyday. I started Head To Toe Organics (http://www.headtotoeorganics.com) to offer clean, pure, healthy skin care... Full Bio
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We've moved! by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health That is... our blog has moved to a new location. The new blog for Head to Toe Organics is now located at... Your Skin Organic Please visit, bookmark and tell al ... Read on »
Lavender Skin Care by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Lavender skin care has been around for centuries. Lavender was commonly used in Roman baths to restore the skin. It is used today for it's calming and relaxing qualiti ... Read on »
Triclosan under investigation from USDA. by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Triclosan (used in toothpaste, soap, and hand sanitizer) is being investigated by the USDA. The FDA noted that an animal study showed this chemical may alter hormone re ... Read on »
Clean Skin Care by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Today's skin care products are so laden with chemicals yet the average consumer is unaware of the harmful effects these toxins cause. People are demanding healthier product ... Read on »
Steps to Keep Your Skin Organic by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Somewhere in time cosmetic companies decided it was a good idea to add chemicals to skin care while luring us into thinking that these products actually helped our skin. Th ... Read on »
Exfoliating Bar Soap by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health An exfoliating bar soap is a great way to scrub away dead skin cells while cleansing at the same time. Two ingredients that work well to exfoliate in a bar of soap are ... Read on »
Bar Soap Organic by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health There are many harmful ingredients in soap. Here are some dangers in soap and good reasons to keep your bar soap organic Sodium tallowate is often used to make bar s ... Read on »
Karite Shea Butter by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health What is the difference between karite shea butter and African shea butter? They are the same thing. Shea butter is extracted from the fruit of the karite (or shea) ... Read on »
Body Scrub Organic by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Keep your body scrub organic. Why? I'll give you three very good reasons If your scrub is certified organic it won't contain harmful toxic chemicals. Scrubbing remov ... Read on »
sodium lauryl sulfate by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Do you enjoy richly foaming shampoo, body wash and shaving cream? The reason for all that lather is the chemical sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). It is an ingredient in car ... Read on »
Green Lotion by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Many consumers are looking for greener products today and green lotion is no exception. There are some guidelines to follow when shopping for eco-friendly skin care pr ... Read on »
Phthalates Cosmetic by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health "Phthalates cosmetics" shouldn't even be put in the same sentence. Phthalates are industrial chemicals used to make plastics. They are found in things like toys, rain coat ... Read on »
Body Exfoliants From Polyethylene by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health The cosmetics industry never ceases to amaze me. The latest news is body exfoliants from polyethylene. These are finely ground pieces of petroleum based plastic. They ... Read on »
Shea Butter Lavender by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Shea Butter lavender blends the healing moisturizing oils of shea butter with the calming and relaxing essential oils of lavender. This has been a long time favorite of m ... Read on »
Olive Oil Castile Soap by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health All soaps are made by combining lye with oil. The differences in soap is the oils that are used to make it. Each oil produces different qualities. Olive oil castile soa ... Read on »
Shea Butter Cocoa Butter by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health If your skin if feeling dried out this winter, it's time to start using shea butter and cocoa butter. Shea butter is extracted from the seeds of the wild shea tree in We ... Read on »
Tea Body Wash by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Tea time may take on a different meaning when you start the day with tea body wash. The antioxidant qualities have always been good for our bodies but did you know it is ... Read on »
Almond Oil for Skin by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Almond oil is a highly effective way to combat the dry, flaky, itchy skin we experience this time of year. This pale yellow oil is obtained from the dried kernal of swe ... Read on »
Liquid Organic Soap by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health What ingredients make up a good liquid organic soap? Like all soap, it starts with the saponification process. Oils are mixed with lye and result in a chemical reactio ... Read on »
Sensitive Skin Bar Soap by Julie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Skin Health Is there such a thing as sensitive skin bar soap? Many bar soaps claim to be super sensitive on skin but a closer look at the ingredients tell a different story. Ingredien ... Read on »