There are a few things that you should consider when you visit a spiritual lotion store. This will ensure that you choose the right product according to your need. First, you will need to make sure that you know all those claims that are regulated investigated or substantiated by governments and, of course those that are not. According to the law of each country, the claims that are regulated include Hypoallergenic’, ‘dermatologically tested’, ‘for sensitive skin’, ‘no-tears formula’, ‘natural’, ‘fragrance-free’, and even ‘organic.’ Therefore, the best thing to do is check the ingredients list to look for suspicious chemicals and synthetic substances.

Identify petroleum derived ingredients

When you check the ingredients list, a thing that never lies, well, almost, make sure that you know how to identify the petroleum derived ingredients that are most commonly used. There are several commercial brands that may contain petroleum derivatives from crude oil. A few of these derivatives are mineral oil or paraffinum liquidum,, propylene glycol, PEGs or polyethylene glycol, petrolatum or petroleum jelly, polysorbates and several other DEA, MEA or TEA. These are heap and easily available and come with the risk of being contaminated with carcinogens giving rise in allergies. These are also harmful for the earth!

Check the preservatives

When you visit a spiritual lotion store make sure that you also check the label for the use of any preservatives. These are necessary to extend the shelf life of the product. It can be natural or synthetic and few of these can be suspicious as well. Parabens like methylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, and propylparaben are ones that can cause tumors in the skin and breast or mimic hormones as endocrine disruptors. Phenoxyethanol in another preservative used mostly in natural and organic products that can affect the central nervous system negatively and benzyl alcohol can cause allergy.