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1 COSMETICS The cosmetics industry is largely self regulated, and, as a result, many products can be harmful to the consumer’s health. As of February 2007, the FDA has announced that warning labels must be posted. The European Union has banned 450 chemicals altogether. The U.S.A. has banned nine. States, such as California, have begun to ban certain chemicals. The following chart identifies potentially harmful chemicals which have not yet been banned.

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3 " Best Option" Cosmetics Companies The following companies have signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics and either use organic ingredients or are members of Green America’s Green Business Network™. For a complete list of compact signers, visit H=Hair Care, S=Skin Care, M=Make-up, B=Baby Products Companies With Organic Products S, Akamuti — , H S, Aubrey Organics — 800/ , H S, Avalon Natural Products — H S M, Canary Cosmetics — S, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps — 760/ , S, Dropwise Essentials — 866/ ,

4 S B, Earth Mama Angel Baby — 503/ , H S M, EccoBella Botanicals — 877/ , S, Eco-Beauty Organics — 208/ , beauty.comwww.eco- beauty.com H, EcoColors — 877/ , S M, Evan's Garden/Organic Beauty Inc. — 727/ , S, Farmaesthetics — 800/ , S, Ferlow Botannicals — 604/ ,

5 BEST OPTIONS CONTINUED M, Suncoat Products — 519/ , H S B, TerrEssentials — 301/ , S, Spirit of Beauty — 425/ , Natural Products Companies That Are Also CABN MembersCABN S, A Wild Texas Soap Bar — 512/ , S, Indigo-Daisy-Shack — 702/ , shack.comwww.indigo-daisy- shack.com S, Osea Skin Care — 888/

6 BEST OPTIONS CONTINUED S M, Honeybee Gardens, Inc. — 610/ , H S, Inky Loves Nature — S, Juice Beauty — 888/90-JUICE, S, Marie-Veronique Skin THerapy — H S, Max Green Alchemy Ltd. — 415/ , S, Moonshine Soap Co. — S, Naturopathica Holistic Health — 800/ S B, Plant Life, Inc. — 888/708-PURE, H S M B, Saffron Rouge, Inc. — 866/FACE-CARE, S, Sensua Organics — 800/ , S M, Sevi Cosmetics — 410/ , H S, SMB Essentials/Lotus Moon Skin Care — 888/ , S, Spirit of Beauty — 425/ , H S, Spiritus Terrae — 877/PURITY2, S, Sue's Slaves — S, Suki's Naturals — 888/858-SUKI,

7 BEST ADVICE Be aware that U.S. cosmetics companies are largely self- regulated. Check the ingredients. The fewer there are, the safer the product is. Mrs. McClintock


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