From the Author: New Book: The HypothyroidismChick’s Protocol: How to get out of survival mode Tip #4-  Personal Care Products

How to get out of survival mode Tip #4:

Avoiding Sneaky Thyroid Disruptors & Reducing Our Toxic Burden

Sneaky Thyroid Disruptors

Personal Care Products

Reduce Your Toxic Burden

(It is a combination of everything.) 

These are commonly found in items like antibacterial soap, deodorant, lotions, and makeup. These things are poisonous. Your skin is the largest organ in the body. Whatever you put on your skin goes into your body. I can’t preach this enough. If you can’t eat it, then don’t apply it to your skin. I understand this might not be 100% doable but every little bit helps your body. Every day we are exposed to a huge number of chemical toxins without our own doing. It’s in our water, the pollution in our air, the insecticides and herbicides that are is sprayed on our food and the chemicals that are spray on our lawns.

Environmental chemicals and toxins, pesticides, BPA, thyroid endocrine disruptors, iodine imbalance, other medications, fluoride, overuse of soy products, cigarette smoking, and gluten intolerance. All of these play a very important role in your thyroid health. A nonprofit group called Beyond Pesticides warns that some 60 percent of pesticides used today have been shown to affect the thyroid gland’s production of T3 and T4 hormones. Commercially available insecticides and fungicides have also been involved. Even dental x-rays have been linked to an increased risk of thyroid disorders.

You should always be checking with products that interact with your life. Bad ingredients are bad ingredients and this can come from a number of places. It can come from your food, water, body products, or your household products. No one can force you to become more aware of what you put on your body, what you put in your body and what your breathing into your body.

Chemicals found in consumer products Personal care products are loaded with parabens, petroleum, and phthalates. Did you know that products we use every day may contain toxic chemicals and has been linked to women’s health issues? They are hidden sneaky endocrine disruptors and are very tricky chemicals that play havoc on our bodies. “We are all routinely exposed to endocrine disruptors, and this has the potential to significantly harm the health of our youth,” said Renee Sharp, EWG’s director of research. “It’s important to do what we can to avoid them, but at the same time we can’t shop our way out of the problem. We need to have a real chemical policy reform.” The longer the length of ingredients on your food label means how much unhealthier it is for you to consume. When an item contains a host of ingredients that most likely you can’t even pronounce or remember to spell you can bet your lucky dollar that the natural nutrients are long gone. These highly processed frank n foods are very difficult for the body to break down and some of the chemicals will become stored in your body.

The Environmental Working Group has a great database to help you find personal care products that are free of phthalates and other potentially dangerous chemicals. I’ve written a book called:  Awareness has Magic, in this book, I teach you have to how to blend oils and natural scents where you can make body butters, lip balms, rose water, body butters, anti-aging facial creams, shampoo’s, detox baths, Vanilla grapefruit linen spray, Kombucha deodorant, toothpastes, non-toxic cleaning recipes and many, many other wonderful things. I am sharing many wonderful recipes with you from that book. The main reason why I began writing that book was to introduce people to a cleaner world and show everyone exactly how easy it was to create your own products that weren’t endocrine disruptors and also most importantly nontoxic.

Homemade Shaving Cream

    1 cup shea butter

    1 cup virgin coconut oil

    3 Tablespoons vitamin E oil

    3 Tablespoons sweet almond oil or olive oil or jojoba oil

    3 Tablespoons Dr. Bonners Liquid Castile Soap

    30 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)

    30 drops of lemon essential oil (optional)

Homemade Natural Shampoo


2/3 cup of Castile soap

Two teaspoons of almond or olive oil

10- 15 drops of (lavender, lemon or grapefruit) essential oil (optional)

1/2 cup of full fat canned coconut milk

Method of preparation:

Its preparation is extremely easy. All you need to do is to mix all the ingredients in a bottle, and your natural, toxin- free shampoo is ready!


Remember to shake the bottle before you use the shampoo. Use it regularly and your hair will be incredibly healthy, shiny and gorgeous!

Rosemary Honey Conditioner

16 oz. of local, raw or Manuka honey

10 drops of rosemary essential oil

Mix the Rosemary essential oil & honey in a mason or bowl. I use about 1 tablespoon at of time of the honey mixture. I just place it in my hands and spread on my hair. Make sure your hair is completely wet and use warmer water because this is very sticky and you want to be able to lather is around all over your head. 

Body butters are simply pure joy and nourishment for your skin!

The true art of creating body butters has to do with the ratio of butter to oil to wax. To create a chapped skin body butter that’s soft and easy to apply, a 6:1 ratio is ideal. Six parts of butters and oils, to one-part beeswax.

It’s very gentle for even the most sensitive skins, and most nurturing for the skin that needs A LITTLE BIT OF extra care.

I want to share a few hand cream recipes along with a few perfects of scents that will not only offer nourishment to hands and feet.

Hand Cream

1 oz. (28 g) unscented natural skin cream

4 drops Neroli/Petitgrain co-distill

5 drops Frankincense

1 drop Patchouli

1 drop Ylang Ylang

Make this blend in a 1 oz. (30 ml) jar. Put the natural skin cream into the jar, drop the essential oils in, and stir gently with a glass stirring rod or the handle of a stainless steel spoon. Use your hand cream as often as you like throughout the day.

You can use any natural, unscented cream that you like for this blend. I do suggest making a fresh jar every few weeks, because most natural skin cream is water-based, and is not made with a preservative.

When you have dry, cracked knuckles, it can feel like you’re constantly applying moisturizer but not experiencing much benefit from it.

Here is a recipe for a hand salve that can really help!

You can apply this hand salve as often as you need throughout the day. Some people even apply a thick layer on their hands and feet while they wear hand gloves along with footie while they sleep, so their dry, cracked skin can absorb as much of the healing components as possible.

This recipe makes 7 oz. (196 gm) of hand salve. You can make it in an 8 oz. (240 ml) glass jar or in two 4 oz. (120 ml) jars.

Dry, Cracked Hands and Feet Butter

1 oz. (28 gm) Beeswax

1 oz. (28 gm) Shea butter

1.5 oz. (42 gm) Kpangnan butter

1.5 oz. (45 ml) Neroli-infused jojoba

2 oz. (60 ml) Argan oil


Melt your beeswax in a Pyrex measuring cup over the stove. Put the Pyrex in a soup pot that’s a quarter full of water, so the boiling water will warm the Pyrex and melt the butters and oils gently. I like to let the handle of the Pyrex hang over the side of the pot. That way it doesn’t get too hot.

Add the jojoba wax. You can add this before the beeswax is entirely melted.

When the beeswax is melted, add your kpangnan butter. Remelt, stirring gently.

Add the argan oil.

Remove the blend from heat, then add the shea butter, stirring gently.

Once the shea butter is all melted, you can add your essential oils (if you’re going to add them). This blend is very healing even without essential oils, though.

Pour your melted blend carefully into your jar. Let it cool for a few hours (two or three hours should be long enough).

If you’d like to add essential oils, add them just before pouring your mixture into the jar.

Mosquito Repellent

    15 drops of lavender

    4 tbsp. of vanilla extract

    1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

    Place all these ingredients in a 16oz then fill with water.

Slim and sassy detox bath 

 1 cup of baking soda

2 cups of Epsom salt

10 drops of slim & sassy essential oil

Directions: add all the ingredients to a hot bath. Stir them around to dissolve. Soak for 20-40 minutes. Do this detox bath 2 times a week and watch those inches start to melt away? Along with a hypothyroidism diet of course and staying very well hydrated.

Nourishing Homemade Body Wash

    1/2 cup full-fat unsweetened coconut milk canned

    2/3 cup Dr. Bonner’s lavender Liquid Castile Soap 

    3 tsp vitamin E oil

    5 drops lavender essential oil

    2 tablespoons jojoba, apricot kernel oil, almond oil, or olive oil

    Combine all ingredients in a bottle or Mason jar with a sealable lid. When you want to use it just shake the container and pour on a washcloth. This body wash doesn’t have any preservatives and it contains coconut milk therefore it has a short lifespan. I keep this in my fridge and use it within a week.

3 Ingredient Lotion Bar

1/3 Cup Coconut Oil

1/3 Cup Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter or Mango Butter

1/3 Cup Beeswax

This is pretty easy to make. You simply fill a sauce pan with a few inches of water. Place a glass jar (I use an old mason jar) in the center of the water. Bring water around the jar to a gentle boil. Next add all ingredients to jar and stir with a chopstick or Popsicle stick to combine. After they are combined well pour melted lotion into molds. Set aside and allow to cool.

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This book is meant to help you sift through some of the noise to get the information you need.

The best overall quick reference guide to understanding your Medicare options.
In this book, you will learn numerous need-to-know gems. Many people are unaware of the dangers that fall at their feet when they decide to retire. If you are not prepared, you can be penalized tremendously. It is shocking what may lay ahead after you have worked all these years paying your taxes as a good American citizen. Try not to be fooled or dismayed! As a licensed agent, I was absolutely shocked at what may lie ahead for our precious seniors. The snowballing effect of these penalties for Part A, Part B, and Part D can really add up to a lot of money. If you do not figure out a plan, it can consume an entire chunk of your social security benefit payment.

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Telling jokes to friends is a great way to get a laugh if the joke is funny enough and reaches the right audience. I certainly hope these jokes tickle your funny bones because the experience of aging is universal.

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Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your ThyroidThe Ultimate guide to healing hypothyroidism and  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way. You can find all these books on Amazon.   This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement. is dedicated to covering health and science news that matters most to our generation. We cover a wide range of stories, but ultimately we are driven by two core values: first, to contribute to our readers’ understanding of what is a very complex and constantly changing field of information, and second, to keep in mind the ultimate “smell test” — we want our stories to be the kind of things you talk about at a bar with your friends. determines coverage based on relevance, clinical significance, and editorial integrity. We give no priority to commercial considerations, and will always clearly distinguish between factual content, commentary, and opinions to avoid misleading readers with institutional propaganda. and speculation.

There is a war raging against humanity and our earth.  We have been passively indoctrinated and so utterly pre-programmed that we do not ask the questions that need to ask. We have laid our trust completely in those in power or someone with a title behind their name. People conditioned blindly believing in things simply because enough people assured us it was true. Infectious diseases have been irradiated but chronic diseases are the new black plague of our modern time. This book is profoundly personal as it represents a mission brimming with meaning.  As I reflect on extraordinary truths about our nation’s health history, current, and future, I also offer you wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. We must stop the atrocities if we want to become a healthier nation in the future. We must stop the atrocities if we want the human race to survive. I hope my voice and advocacy will continue to help lead the way and this book will make changes for current and future generations to come. No, I simply do not have all the answers but I have written plenty in this book to make you start questioning EVERYTHING.

What you are about to discover is terrifying.

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I hoped you’ve been enlightened and not frightened by my latest blog — A tale of recovery to save a woman who caught OCD, Hypothyroidism and an Autoimmune Disorder –

Please follow along with me on this journey of discovery as I share with you my brush of madness with exquisite clarity. Luckily, I was never a quick fix-it junkie where I said no to many suggestions from board certified or certifiable doctors because I felt it in my soul that it was merely a banaide being placed on my issues. The names of certain doctors have been changed because frankly, I don’t want to be sued for proven their lack in their field. 

Hippocrates was right when he said: Let they food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.


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