3 Goodbyes for 2013

Goddess Huntress | A Safer 2013

I never toxin whine here.  I feel it is not proactive and it never changes the game. Nobody likes a whiner.  But today, I’m a bit fed up.  That is because my mom, who is a hairstylist, was sick all day from being exposed to the fumes and off-gases from nail acrylics being applied to a customer at the salon she works at. Beauty should not be a occupational hazard filled with carcinogens.

So today I declare three beautiful things I’d like to see in 2013:

Non-toxic fast fashion. (Apparently H&M was on top of this one, with Zara and Levi’s now following suit.)

Cleaner professional hair/nail salon products.

Brands to stop claiming “safe and natural” and “non-toxic” when in fact they are quite the opposite.

I just want this all to stop. That’s all.

Do you have anything to add to the list?



  1. Love this! Sorry that happened to your mom. I can totally relate though! I only lasted one day doing child care in a so-called kid and eco-friendly salon. The child care area was literally RIGHT BESIDE the nail area, or if the kid/mom preferred, right in the same room. The next day, I could barely get out of bed! I’ve never felt that way before or since. As for the salon, sure, I understand making it easier for moms to come to the salon, but exposing your children (most were under 2) to those chemicals is not something I can get behind!

  2. Awesome list. I was thinking about this yesterday… I think we need to figure out a new way to insulate homes. We want to do it, but the companies that spray in insulation even bring in fans because of the horrible odor (that lasts and lasts and lasts….)

    I am also annoyed with a ‘natural’ brand. I wasn’t thinking clearly, bought their paraben-free, ‘toxin-free’ shower gel and the second ingredient was SLS. REALLY???? Ridiculous!

  3. Alexandra says:

    I hate when products say “Paraben Free” on the front, making you think its maybe clean , and then you turn it over and it has SLS, pthalates, and 10 other terrible things instead.