Return, refund, expiration and shipping regulations

 

1. RETURN: No Return Policy is assumed.

O3 Lab products are subject to a No Return Policy, as there is not enough time to process the work for a buyer due to the special conditions of manufacturing and shipping only for those who have completed the payment. Therefore, buyers are also asked to be prudent in their purchases. Consumers of O3 Lab products are referred to as O3 Labians because they are our main customers of  organic natural products who tend to check the ingredient list before buying rather than being the simple buyer. O3 Lab testimonial may be seen as just a reference and customers ultimately choose for themdelves what products are to their taking. In addition, please examine the risk of each product, refer to the table of ingredients on each product, compare with other products, and check whether you are allergic to the product. It is very rare that people  are allergic to herbal or functional oils, a specific ingredient of organic natural cosmetics. I have  some limitations as to how I can respond to allergic reactions so doing the necessary research helps. I hope that you will understand this, and I think it is also a good idea to purchase one product, try it out, and if you like it purchase more in the future. O3 Lab cosmetics are remedies using organic herbs. Please do not misrepresent or advertise them as drugs or  because they are cosmetics, not drugs. * Note: Homemade products made by O3 Lab are refrigerated and contain natural preservatives, but it is recommended to use them within 3to 6months. The benefits of natural, organic cosmetics are best used within 3 months of refrigerated storage. If refrigerated, it can be used within 6 months. An expired or out-of-date product cannot be returned.

 

2. REFUND

Products made by O3 Lab do not contain chemical preservatives, so refrigerated storage is essential. Please refrigerate immediately upon receiving the product. Natural preservatives are used to prevent deterioration during delivery, but please remember natural preservatives are just a short term which is not same as a long term chemical preservative.If you receive the a deteriorated product, please report it with a photo within 2-3 days of of deterioration. We will give you a full refund or store credit. If you are using a mailbox, please check the tracking number to receive the product. We will always notify you of the delivery confirmation number. If you lose your shipment or there is damage during delivery, we will inform you that O3 Lab and the O3labian will be charged 50:50. Please send the a video or photo of the damaged product. O3 Lab is not responsible for shipment that have already been shipped.

* When you worry about delivery please request certified mail.

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3. MAKING, SHIPMENT & ORDERING ETIQUETTE

To supply more fresh products to customers, Requests are met in the form of manufacture after order. Therefore, it will be manufactured on Mondays and Tuesdays only for orders which have been paid and cleared up to Saturdays and will be shipped collectively on Wednesdays. If you there are some unavoidable circumstances, it may take up to two weeks. It is not a manufacturing and delivery system that puts chemical preservatives on tops of  shelf stocks and then pulls them out immediately when ordering, so please be patient with  O3 Lab’s own slow and simple method. O3 Lab is following a path that is never easy. O3 Lab needs more support, patience and understanding than excessive urgency. Please allow 1-2 weeks from the deposit date following your order.If you order more than $200, we will provide free shipping. 

 

 4. EXPIRATION DATE

Basically, natural preservatives do not damage during delivery even in hot weather due to delivery. sometimes It takes 10-15 days to ship(It takes 10-15 days to ship to Guam.), but please do not worry because the product has not changed at all.

However, the O3 Lab product which adhere to fresh products without Shelf Life is valid within 6 months of refrigerated storage. Refrigerated storage is good for up to 6 months and sometimes up to 1 year, but using the products after 6 months in not recommended because the efficacy maybe be reduced.

Balm, Salve and Face Oil or Oil products last 2 ~ 3 months at room temperature, but they can be refrigerated for 12 months, but it is recommended to use them within 3 ~ 6 months from the date of delivery in terms of freshness and efficacy. This is not a pre-made product, but it is handmade cosmetics that you prepare after ordering. The date of manufacture is correct if you look at the previous day or two days before delivery. Because it is not a mass production but a small quantity production, the production date is not put on the label individually. However, if you want to know the date of manufacture and expiration date, we will write it on your invoice.

All O3 Lab soap used EM Herb fermentation solution, so it can be stored for more than 1 year at dry room temperature without humidity for the case of CP soap. MP soap can be stored at room temperature for 6 months.

 

This table is for the shelf life of the color cosmetics at room temperature, but please refer to the shelf life of the organic products by refrigeration.

This table is a valid circle of cosmetics for general skin care cosmetics.

This is a table showing that it has been distributed for 27 ~ 54 months, 2 years and 5 years after manufacturing. It is a table that also shows the efficacy of chemical preservatives. Note please.

 

 

* Many people request samples but because of the nature of them being pre-made and refrigerated, there is a limit as to how many fresh samples can be supplied.However, if a sample comes out, I will include it with your order immediately regardless of the quantity of the order. Sometimes we will send you a sample for a special sales event or as a surprise gift. O3 Lab Please pay special attention to your order in consideration of these special points in the manufacture and supply of cosmetics.

 

Thank you!

O3 Lab Product List

Material of pure, hi-class and spirit- filled Organic Soul-made products!

Material of pure, hi-class and spirit- filled Organic Soul-made Products!  Since O3 Lab products are fresh products manufactured after order with no shelf life, the production date is calculated one week before the product is received. All products are stored with natural preservatives only for shipping. Shampoo and MP soap (except CP soap) are also refrigerated, and stay effective for 3 to 6 months from the date of shipment. If it is necessary to add a general preservative due to special circumstances (travel, etc.), please mark the option ‘add preservative’. We can add very mild chemical preservatives for the lowest level of risk.(*These are handmade products which contain some tiny particles in the cream, and it is extremely rare to find any defectiveness so you can use them with confidence.)

If you search the English homepage, Korean blog, and Facebook linked at the bottom, you can see detailed usage, composition table, reviews, news such as new product updates or sales. Please refer to the table of ingredients before ordering. This is because we cannot accept returns or refunds due to your specific allergy. Orders over $200 will have free shipping. Basic shipping start at $5 and $1 to $2 added for each pound and product. Please let us know if you feel good or bad, or any feeling you experience after using the product. I appreciate your feedback because O3 Lab products can I always aspire grow current products into better products. It is the enduring hope that our products will fit well with your skin.

Thank you for choosing O3 Lab products!

NOTE :

 

 

 

* Please note that the order table is printed on the back.

 Organic Soul-made Products, O3 Lab

Web: www.o3laboratory.com

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 O3 Lab – Product List (Free Shipping on Orders of $200 or More/ Listed as of January 2018)

 

Item NO Product Name Function Quantity Weigh

oz/g

Dealer

Price

O3-1 Oatmeal Exfoliating / Green Tea Micro-derm FaceExfoliating 3/5 30/40
O3-2 Alo-Misltetoe Hydro Face Mask Face Mask 2/5 20/40
O3-3 Cleansing Water / H&C Foam Cleansing Gel Cleanser 4~6 20/40
O3-4 Lico-Mulberry Essence Toner Toner 4 20
O3-5 Coenzyme Q 10 Eye Gel Eye Gel 1 45
O3-6 HyAlo~e Hydro Essence Essence 2 45
O3-7  Vita C Herbal/Anti-aging/Repair Ampule++ Serum 1 35
O3-8                SOUL PLUS Face Oil Face Oil 1 45
O3-9 JUST PEARL LIKE Hydro Collagen Cream 2 40
O3-10 Vem Botox Anti-aging Cream Cream 2 70
O3-11 Whitening Sun Cream SPF 35 Sun Protection 2 25
O3-12  Zaun Lotion / Oli-Vaby Hydro Lotion Lotion 2/4 30
O3-13 Rose Body Mist / Body Scrub / Body Butter Body Care 4/6 20-30-40
O3-14 Baby Sun Screen SPF 30 / BB Cream SPF 30 Sun Protection 2 30
O3-15 LEO, The Man After Shave Toner Toner 4 30
O3-16 LEO, The Man After Shave Lotion Lotion 4 40
O3-17 LEO, The Man Pre-Shave Oil / Face Oil Shave Oil 2 30~35
O3-18 Lash & Brow Growth Serum / Mascara Lash Serum 10ml 20
O3-19 Premier Hair- Regrow Shampoo Shampoo 10/20 50/90
O3-20 Premier Hair Stimulating Complex Hair Tonic    2/4 30/50
O3-21  MP EM Herbal Soaps for 4/ Organic CP Soaps 130-/+ 24~48

 O3 Lab – Remedy Solution & Other List         

Item NO Product Name Function Quantity Weigh

oz/g

Dealer

Price

O3-22 Acne Away Lemon Scrub & Mask Gel FaceExfoliating 6 40
O3-23 Acne Away Thyme Cleanser Cleanser 4 20
O3-24 Acne Away Thyme Toner Remedy Toner 4 20
O3-25 Acne Away Thyme Lotion Remedy Lotion 4 30
O3-26 Acne Away Salve Remedy Salve 1 25
O3-27 Acne Away Corrector Healing 4 Spot 1 25
O3-28 Acne Away Soaps for 4 Remedy Soaps 80~130g 30~48
O3-29 ZAUN P Lip & Eye(3)/ZAUN Premium Balm Remedy Balm 0.15~1 20~25
O3-30 First Aid Healing Balm / Sore & Pain Balm Beauty/Healing 0.5~1 10~25
O3-31 Nose Soothing Balm / H-rroids Salve Beauty/Healing 0.6~1 12~20
Total        

Happy New Year 2017!

I want to thank everyone for a fantastic 2016.
I love you like family and this inspires me to surpass the greatest creations ever.
Just wait and see what 2017 has in store.
Here are photos of “Sunrise 2017” on my soap!

 

O3 Lab – Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Soap

Great for the men.
Anti-bacterial, Acne, Athlete’s foot, Odor, Insect repellent.
Cinnamon Soap contain Cinnamon Oil and Cinnamon Powder, which has many benefits for the Skin.

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The Story of Cosmetics & Microbeads(Ingredients to Avoid)

 

 

 

The skin is the body’s largest organ and absorbs what you put onto it. Always read the ingredient labels and know what’s in your products.

The “Terrible Touch-Me-Nots” (as they were presented to me back in 2001) are ingredients to AVOID in personal care, beauty and skin care products. What you put on your skin can go into your body to affect your health and sense of well-being – either negatively or positively. You can choose which … if you know the facts. As our body’s biggest organ, your skin is your most important immune defense barrier as well as your largest organ for eliminating waste. Commercial products with harmful petroleum ingredients can plasticize and “constipate” your skin, making germs more likely to get in and toxins less likely to get out of your body. The result: Neither you nor your skin are as radiant or as healthy as you could be.

Every day we use products that we think are safe; but the truth is that most of these products are NOT safe – and manufacturers don’t have to tell us so. Ever since 1938 – when the FDA granted self-regulation to the cosmetics industry –  products can be marketed without government approval of ingredients, regardless of what tests show. Most of the 25,000 chemicals used have not been tested for long-term toxic effects. In a typical day, you might be exposed to over 200 different chemicals, many of which are suspected of causing cancer or juggling hormones. EPA tests conclude that ingredients in shampoos, dyes, and other personal care products “may be playing havoc with hormones that control reproduction and development.”

Who knew?!! I know I didn’t until someone shared this information with me many years ago. Bottom line—always read the ingredient labels and know what’s in your products.  Don’t be scared….just get educated and avoid these harmful, hazardous and toxic “Terrible Touch-Me-Not” ingredients!

Alcohol, Isopropyl (SD-40): a very drying and irritating solvent and dehydrator that strips your skin’s moisture and natural immune barrier, making you more venerable to bacteria, molds and viruses. It is made from propylene, a petroleum derivative and is found in many skin and hair products, fragrance, antibacterial hand washes as well as shellac and antifreeze. It can act as a “carrier” accelerating the penetration of other harmful chemicals into your skin. It may promote brown spots and premature aging of skin. A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients says it may cause headaches, flushing, dizziness, mental depression, nausea, vomiting, narcosis, anesthesia, and coma. Fatal ingested dose is one ounce or less.

DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine) & TEA  (triethanolamine): hormone-disrupting chemicals that can form cancer-causing nitrates and nitrosamines. These chemicals are already restricted in Europe due to known carcinogenic effects. In the United States however, they are still used despite the fact that Americans may be exposed to them 10-20 times per day with products such as shampoos, shaving creams and bubble baths. Dr. Samuel Epstein (Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Illinois) says that repeated skin applications…. of DEA-based detergents resulted in major increase in incidence of liver and kidney cancer. The FDA’s John Bailey says this is especially important since “the risk equation changes significantly for children”.

DMDM Hydantion & Urea (Imidazolidinyl): just two of many preservatives that often release formaldehyde which may cause joint pain, skin reactions, allergies, depression, headaches, chest pains, ear infections, chronic fatigue, dizziness, and loss of sleep. Exposure may also irritate the respiratory system, trigger heart palpitations or asthma, and aggravate coughs and colds. Other possible side effects include weakening  the immune system and cancer.

FD&C Color Pigments: synthetic colors made from coal tar, containing heavy metal salts that deposit toxins into the skin, causing skin sensitivity and irritation. Absorption of certain colors can cause depletion of oxygen in the body and death. Animal studies have shown almost all of them to be carcinogenic.

Synthetic Fragrances: mostly synthetic ingredients can indicate the presence of up to four thousand separate ingredients, many toxic or carcinogenic. Symptoms reported to the FDA include headaches, dizziness, allergic rashes, skin discoloration, violent coughing and vomiting, and skin irritation. Clinical observation proves fragrances can affect the central nervous system, causing depression, hyperactivity, irritability, inability to cope, and other behavioral changes.
Alternative – Organic Essential Oils.

Mineral Oil: petroleum by-product that coats the skin like plastic, clogging the pores. Interferes with skin’s ability to eliminate toxins, promoting acne and other disorders. Slows down skin function and cell development, resulting in premature aging. Used in many products such as baby oil which is 100% mineral oil!
Alternatives  – Moisture Magnets (Saccharide Isomerate) from beets; Ceramides, Jojoba and other vegetable oils, etc.

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG): potentially carcinogenic petroleum ingredient that can alter and reduce the skin’s natural moisture factor. This could increase the appearance of aging and leave you more vulnerable to bacteria. Used in cleansers to dissolve oil and grease. It adjusts the melting point and thickens products. Also used in caustic spray-on oven cleaners.

Propylene Glycol (PG) and Butylene Glycol: gaseous hydrocarbons which in a liquid state act as “surfactant” (wetting olagents and solvents). They easily penetrate the skin and can weaken protein and cellular structure. Commonly used to make extracts from herbs. PG is strong enough to remove barnacles from boats! The EPA considers PG so toxic that it requires workers to wear protective gloves, clothing and goggles and to dispose of any PG solutions by burying them in the ground. Because PG penetrates the skin so quickly, the EPA warns against skin contact to prevent consequences such as brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities. But there isn’t even a warning label on products such as stick deodorants, where the concentration is greater than in most industrial applications.
Alternatives – water extracted herbs, Therapeutic Essential Oils, etc.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES): detergents and surfactants that pose serious health threats. Used in car washes, garage floor cleaners and engine degreasers – and in 90% of personal-care products that foam. Animals exposed to SLS experience eye damage, depression, labored breathing, diarrhea, severe skin irritation, and even death. Young eyes may not develop properly if exposed to SLS because proteins are dissolved. SLS may also damage the skins immune system by causing layers to separate and inflame. When combined with other chemicals, SLS can be transformed into nitrosamines, a potent class of carcinogens. Your body may retain the SLS for up to five days, during which tie it may enter and maintain residual levels in the heart, liver, the lungs, and the brain.
Alternative – Ammonium Cocoyl Isethionate.

Triclosan: a synthetic “antibacterial” ingredient – with a chemical structure similar to Agent Orange! The EPA registers it as a pesticide, giving it high scores as a risk to both human health and the environment. It is classified as a chlorophenol, a class of chemicals suspected of causing cancer in humans. Its manufacturing process may produce dioxin, a powerful hormone-disrupting chemical with toxic effects measured in the parts per trillion; that is only one drop in 300 Olympic-size swimming pools! Hormone disruptors pose enormous long-term chronic health risks by interfering with the way hormones perform, such as changing genetic material, decreasing fertility and sexual function, and fostering birth defects. It can temporarily deactivate sensory nerve endings, so contact with it often causes little or no pain. Internally, it can lead to cold sweats, circulatory collapse, and convulsions. Stored in body fat, it can accumulate to toxic levels, damaging the liver, kidneys and lungs and can cause paralysis, suppression of immune function,brain hemorrhages, and heart problems. Tufts University School of Medicine says that triclosan is capable of forcing the emergence of “super bugs” that it cannot kill. Its widespread use in popular antibacterial cleaners, tooth pasts and household products may have nightmare implications for our future.
Alternative – Therapeutic Essential Oils. Source: http://organicbeautytalk.com/ingredients-to-avoid

 

 

Other Common Toxic Ingredients To Avoid:

  • Aluminum
  • Pthalates
  • DEET
  • Dioxins
  • Formaldehyde
  • PABA
  • Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)
  • Parabens
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Toluene

15 Toxic Trespassers

Harmful Chemicals to Avoid in Products Women Use Everyday

Did you know that there are toxic trespassers lurking in some of the products we use every day? Some of these chemicals are getting into our bodies and may be causing health problems. The following chemicals are of concern, particularly to women’s health.

You can learn more about these chemicals through the Women’s Voices reports and fact sheets in italics under the chemical name.

personal hygiene products

Chemical Where It’s Found Potential Health Problems Avoiding It
1,4-dioxane
No More Toxic Tub
Products that create suds, like shampoo, liquid soap, bubble bath, hair relaxers – cancer
– birth defects
Read labels to avoid chemicals that may signal the presence of 1,4-dioxane, like sodium laureth sulfate, PEG, “ceteareth”, and “oleth”.
2-butoxyethanol
Household Hazards
Glass cleaners, all-purpose spray cleaners – reduced fertility
– low birth weight
Make your own non-toxic cleaners with WVE’s recipes, or buy from the few companies that disclose all ingredients on the label and look to avoid it.
Alkyl phenol ethoxylates (APEs)
Household Hazards
Laundry detergents, stain removers, and all-purpose cleaners – reproductive harm Make your own non-toxic cleaners with WVE’s recipes, or buy from the few companies that disclose all ingredients on the label and look to avoid it.
Bisphenol-A (BPA)
No Silver Lining
Plastics like baby bottles, sippy cups, water bottles, and children’s toys; can linings – breast cancer
– early puberty
– hormone disruption
Opt for fresh or frozen foods instead of canned, look for plastics labeled “BPA-free” and never microwave plastic.
Formaldehyde
Glossed Over
The Blowup on Blowouts
Some nail products, shampoos, body washes, chemical hair straighteners – cancer
– skin and respiratory irritation
Look for nail polishes and hardeners labeled “three-free” or “formaldehyde-free” and avoid chemical hair straighteners.
Hydroquinone
Toxic Products Marketed to Black Women
Skin lighteners – cancer
– immune system damage
– reproductive and developmental harm
Avoid skin lighteners with hydroquinone listed on the label.
Lead
A Poison Kiss
Pretty Scary
Some lipsticks and other cosmetics, sunscreens, whitening toothpastes, children’s face paint – reproductive and developmental harm
– nerve, joint, and muscle disorders
– heart, bone, and kidney problems
Contact the company and ask if lead is a contaminant in the product.
Monoethanolamine (MEA)
Household Hazards
Some laundry detergents, all-purpose cleaners and floor cleaners – occupational asthma Make your own cleaners with WVE’s recipes or buy from the few companies that disclose all ingredients on the label and look to avoid it.
PBDEs (Flame retardants)
Flame Retardants in Baby Products
Polyurethane foam padding in furniture, children’s products – reproductive and developmental harm
– thyroid hormone disruption
Avoid products containing polyurethane foam which indicate “TB117 compliant” on the label.
Look for products stuffed with cotton, polyester or wool instead of foam.
Phthalates
Glossed Over
What’s That Smell?
Not So Sexy
Fragrances in cleaning products, personal care products, cosmetics & nail polish – reduced fertility
– increased risk of breast cancer
– genital malformations in baby boys
– increased allergic symptoms and asthma in children
Avoid products with synthetic fragrance; look for fragrance with essential oils or products labeled “fragrance-free.” Look for nail polishes labeled “three-free” or “phthalate-free.”
Sodium laureth sulfate
No More Toxic Tub
Soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, and products that create suds – products containing these chemicals may contain 1,4-dioxane (see above) Read labels to avoid products containing sodium laureth sulfate.
Synthetic musks: galaxolide and tonalide
What’s That Smell?
Fragrances, such as in cleaning products and personal care products – hormone disruption
– breakdown of the body’s defenses against other toxic exposures
– increased risk of breast cancer
Avoid products with synthetic fragrance; look for fragrance with essential oils or products labeled “fragrance-free.”
Toluene
Glossed Over
Nail salon products – headache, dizziness, fatigue
– eyes, nose & throat irritation
– reproductive and developmental harm
Look for nail polishes labeled “three-free” or “toluene-free.”
Triclosan
Disinfectant Overkill
Antibacterial hand & dish soaps, some disinfectant products, tartar-control toothpastes, fragrance – hormone disruption
– potential increased risk of breast cancer
Avoid antibacterial hand soap, and read labels to avoid products containing triclosan as an active ingredient.
  • Source: http://www.womensvoices.org/avoid-toxic-chemicals/15-toxic-trespassers/

[New Products], 4 kinds of Premium Mask Powder

  1. O3 Lab – Lux Mask Powder(Anti-aging,wrinkles)

 

2. O3 Lab – PORE POWDER MASK(Detox & deep cleansing)

 

3. O3 Lab – Mud & Herbal Mineral Mask Powder(Restore & Velvety softenss)

 

4. O3 Lab – French Vita C Mask Powder(Brightening)

 

How to use:

A teaspoon of powder with 1/2 teaspoon of water to start until you get a smooth, spreadable paste.

Smear it all over your face and let it dry (at least 8~10minutes for the most benefit). Rinse with luke water.

[SALE], O3 Lab – Vem Botox Cream Off $10

O3 Lab – Vem Botox All In One Cream O3 Lab – Vem Botox Cream for Lifting & Firming(All In one Anti-aging Formula)

Snake venom effects on skin. Its ‘Botox-like effect!!

This promotion special lasts untill the end of 2016!!!

 

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O3 Lab – The Gift Of Art Soap

Handmade artisan soap the perfect gift for baby, bridal,wedding showers and any special events(wrapped & customized).

Includes no artficial colors and fake chemical scents.

 

1. O3 Lab Art Soap(“Pianist”) – Wasabi Soap with Charcoal & Turmeric for Acne, Combination Skin and Pore Cleansing

 

 

2. O3 Lab Art Soap(“Russian Lover”) – Pumpkin & Paprika with Cacao
The Best Soap for Dry Skin and Atopy Skin!!

 

3. O3 Lab Art Soap(“Paul Klee”) – Ginger Soap with Charcoal & Turmeric for deep cleansing.

Some consider ginger soap to be a good facial and skin cleanser. Ginger is known to improve circulation in the body.

An increased blood flow, combined with the warming properties of ginger soap, can help lead to healthy and vibrant looking skin.

These effects could give the skin a silky glow and a healthy appearance.

4O3 Lab Art Soap(“Cake of Rose Garden”) – Chocolate EM Soap for anti-aging.

Great for the Hair!!

The prime ingredient, cacao, comes from a small, bitter bean that is packed full of natural disease fighting elements such as flavonoids and theobromine.
Also containing iron and magnesium, cacao can help ward off nasty effects of aging as it can help to make arteries and veins more flexible.
5. O3 Lab Art Soap(“Sweet Donuts” – Pumpkin & Cacao Soap for Sensitive Skin(Baby) 
6. O3 Lab Art Soap(“van Gogh feel to it”) – Coffee Bar Soap for Exfloiating
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7. O3 Lab Art Soap(“Sunrise”) – Ceylon Cinnamon Soap for Men
Anti-bacterial, Acne, Athlete’s foot, Odor, Insect repellent.
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Cinnamon Soap contain Cinnamon Oil and Cinnamon Powder, which has many benefits for the Skin.

Warning: Shocking Toxic Chemicals Found In Teas

Most  conventional tea brands  such as  Lipton, Allegro, Celestial Seasonings, Tazo, Teavana, Bigelow, Republic of Tea, Twinings, Yogi, Tea Forte, Mighty Leaf, Trader Joe’s, Tetley  contain really high levels of toxic substances such as fluoride and pesticides. We are not talking about calcium fluoride which is a natural element, but about the synthetic fluoride which is a toxic by product.  These levels are dangerously high to the point of being considered unsafe. So drinking cheap tea can be as bad as eating junk food.  

Most teas are not washed before being dried, thus non-organic teas  containCheap Tea Contains Fluoride and Pesticides pesticide residues. Some tea brands (even those claimed organic or pesticide free!) have recently been found to contain pesticides that are known carcinogens – in quantities above the US and EU limits!

A new study published in the journal of, Food Research International, found that cheaper blends contain enough fluoride to put people under the risk of many illnesses such as bone tooth, kidney problems and even cancer.

In fact,  some brands of cheap tea contain nearly 7 parts per million (ppm) and the allowed level of fluoride  is 4 ppm. This is quite scary since fluoride gets into your bones and accumulates in your body. It stays there for years.

So how did fluoride get into tea?

The tea plant accumulates fluoride as it grows. This means that old leaves contain the most fluoride. Cheaper quality teas are often made from old leaves that contain more fluoride than young tea leaves (here is an example) . Additionally, these cheaper brands use smaller leaves which contain more fluoride.

And what about decaffeinated tea?

Well, decaffeinated tea showed higher fluoride levels than caffeinated tea.

So what is the solution? Should you stop drinking tea all together? Of course not!

  • First of all, make sure to buy  loose leaf tea and brew your tea from scratch. Bagged tea which might seem convenient  and ready to go, is often made from low quality leaves which surely contain more fluoride.
  • Stick to white tea (here). It has the least amount of fluoride.
  • Buy organic tea because the methods for cultivation are more sophisticated and conscious. They might even use purified water for the soil.

We’ve just scratched the surface here, please check out Food Babe’s full report for more detailed information and a chart of which teas came out with their reputations intact – and please share with your tea-loving friends! http://foodbabe.com/2013/08/21/do-you-know-whats-really-in-your-tea/

** Source : http://livingtraditionally.com/warning-shocking-toxic-chemicals-found-teas/

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