Does that get any one's taste buds going? Not so much? OK, OK pick your poison, McDonald's happy meal? Jack in the Box Jumbo Jack with cheese? In-N-Out burger animal style! Taco bell burrito supreme? FUNNEL CAKE!!!?? BLOOMIN' ONION??!!I MUST have hit something for 99% of the population on that list! The rest of you are health snobs...(or liars)... I say that with love :) I like me some JUNK FOOD!!
Why am I listing off grease laden, trans fatty nightmares on a Saturday morning? Did I have a bad (or good) dream? No...but I did look at yet another label of one of my lotion bottles (yes I have 56,000 bottles of store bought lotion lingering around like everyone else) and I started thinking, if we are going to do something wildly unhealthy...LET'S MAKE SURE IT TASTES GOOD!!! This is going to be my new motto.
In looking at all these ridiculous ingredients, either flat out harmful to us, horrible for the environment, or BOTH, I started realizing how silly it is to then smear them all over the largest organ of the body and have it nicely absorb directly into the bloodstream. That's how it works. We are walking around like big fat sponges (I don't mean everyone is big and fat, I mean compared to the size of regular sponges, you know, they're pretty small...OK, OK, I'm sure you get it!!).
So here's the deal, I get eating something unhealthy that TASTES GOOD, I even get putting makeup on that's full of chemicals for vanity's sake if it makes us look good! Or a body wash that has the best lather ever!! Or shampoo that makes our hair shimmer like a Pantene commercial!! But I can't wrap my brain around why we use lotion that is yucky. I mean, we put lotion on because we kind of think that it's good for our skin, right? I'm thinking we use yucky lotion because...wait for it...we like the smell?? Is that all? Come on...it's 2015...you can achieve yummy smells with things that are GOOD for you! Not just not harmful, but actually helpful, THERAPEUTIC!! I put tons of essential oils in my Body Food to make it smell good...lavender, lemongrass, lemon, vetiver, patchouli, and frankincense to be exact...YUMMMM!!!
So stop putting yucky stuff on your big, fat sponge!! Save yuckiness for FRIES!! That is my rant for the day...thank you, thank you very much...
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