Why You Should Read Ingredients Labels

When we were first formulating for Dr. Milo, our eyes were opened to all the toxic ingredients placed in formulation.

Reading ingredients labels is an important habit to have, both for your health and the environment. Food products are not the only household items that should be checked for ingredients. From cleaning supplies to makeup, it’s worth taking a few moments to review what you have in your home and examining the labels to see what exactly you’re bringing into your space. Let’s take a look at why reading ingredients labels is so important.

Ingredients Matter

It’s absolutely essential that you understand the difference between natural and artificial ingredients. Many manufacturers will use synthetic chemicals or preservatives with long names that can cause allergic reactions, headaches, and other ailments. By understanding what is in the products, you can make sure they are safe to use and consume. For example, if you are looking for a face wash or moisturizer it would be beneficial to look for all-natural ingredients such as aloe vera or plant oils rather than synthetic chemicals like parabens or phthalates which may be harmful when absorbed into your skin.

Here is a BAD-LIST of Ingredients from

Credo Beauty- Dirty List

Environmental Impact

Another reason to read ingredient labels is because of their impact on the environment. Many chemical-laden cleaning products release toxins into our air and water systems, polluting our cities and oceans. If you want to help reduce your environmental footprint then switching out toxic cleaners and opting for more natural options is a great place to start. Natural solutions such as vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, and essential oils can get the job done without creating any harm on our planet.

Health Benefits

Reading ingredient labels can also improve your overall health by helping you make smart decisions about what goes into your body. Knowing what goes into processed foods can help you understand how many calories and fats are present in each item so that you can make healthier choices while grocery shopping. It’s also important to pay attention to food allergies when buying packaged goods; some people may be sensitive or allergic to certain food additives such as gluten or dairy which could cause serious harm if ingested unknowingly.

Reading ingredient labels on everything from food products to cleaning supplies is an important habit that should not be overlooked. Take your time to read the backs of products.

Not only does it keep us informed of what we are putting into our bodies but it also helps us contribute towards a healthier environment by selecting natural alternatives whenever possible. Being mindful of what we bring home from the store is an easy way to ensure we are making better decisions for ourselves and our planet.


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Making Our Planet a Better Place, One Hemp Plant at a Time

When we think of sustainability and environmentalism, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. It can be hard to know where to start and how your individual efforts can add up. But every effort counts, especially when you join forces with an organization like 1% for the Planet or Regeneration International. That’s why our hemp company is proud to be part of both groups and make a positive contribution to the planet in the process.

What Is 1% for the Planet?

1% for the Planet is an organization that connects businesses committed to environmental sustainability with non-profits that are making a difference in their communities. They believe that businesses have an obligation to give back, which is why they encourage companies to donate 1% of their profits towards environmental protection and preservation initiatives. As members, this is something we’re proud of being a part of.

What Is Regeneration International?

Regeneration International (RI) is an organization dedicated to promoting sustainable agriculture worldwide. The group works closely with farmers and scientists from around the world who are focused on regenerative land management practices that help promote soil health and reduce climate change. We are proud partners of RI because we love what they stand for—and because it makes a big difference in how we run our hemp business.

How Can You Help?

It’s easy! If you want to join us in supporting these organizations, there are several things you can do. You can sign up as a member to show your support, purchase products from brands that are part of 1% for the Planet or Regeneration International, or even donate directly if you wish! Every little bit helps and adds up quickly when more people get involved.

At Dr. Milo, we strongly believe that it’s important for businesses like ours to give back and contribute positively towards making our planet better. We consider ourselves privileged to be able to partner with two amazing organizations like 1% for the Planet and Regeneration International so we can have an even greater impact on the planet than ever before. If you would like more information on these organizations or would like to join us in making our planet better, please visit their websites and know that 1% of our early profits go to RI, so your purchase of our Relief Lotion is already contributing.