Now that the 'going green' overhaul is in full effect I thought it was time to do some reviews of what I have found. It's been fun to research and find new things. I feel better already.
On recommendation of the Whole Foods lady I am trying Life Stinks powder. It's been hard to get used to since I have been using a solid deodorant my whole life. I am not 100% happy with it but again it's like comparing apples to oranges. I am going to stick with it since I am committed to using a natural product and getting rid of the nasty aluminum in regular deodorant. The link to breast cancer is just too scary and not worth it.
I have there lotion, shave cream, face scrub, body scrub, shampoo-conditioner, styling cream. I am in love with this brand. I have been happy with each product I have tried. They carry natural sunscreen that will be great in the summer.
I have been using this soap for a few years and I can't rave enough about it. I keep the peppermint, lavender, and almond in my shower so I can choose my scent for the day. It is the best soap I have ever used.
I don't know why I didn't use this brand form day one that B was born. It is everything they say it is and more. I use the Calendula line because B has sensitive-eczema prone skin. His skin has been so soft and clear of any dry skin. The cream can be used as a diaper rash cream if needed so we are using that for the booty as well. It's a bit pricier but it's worth it. I plan to order the half gallon sizes online to save money.
Clean Well brand was suggested to me by the lady at Whole Foods and it's great stuff. I hated using Purell because it smelled and if it made it's way to your mouth it tasted horrible. This stuff is alcohol free and kid safe. They also carry cleaning products which I have not tried yet.
I got Bare Minerals to try and I love it!! I have been using it for a week and I am super happy. It has taken a while to get used to as everything is in powder form but I'm getting the hang of it. I had never found mascara that would beat my Lancome I was using and this stuff is better. I love that they carry 100+ colors of eye shadow. I can't wait to get more. Now there lip gloss color, it is the most amazing lip stuff I have ever used!! Not sticky, not dry, doesn't get all goopy in the corners of your lips. Love!!
D has been using the Giovanni brand I got him. It's a unisex brand and the shampoo and face washes/lotions are scent free which is what D wanted and he likes them. I got him Kiss My Face body wash in the Woodland Pine and Ginsing scent and it seems to be a hit.
I am having a hard time giving up my Loreal aerosol. A lot of the natural hair sprays also have wheat protein in them...not gluten free!! This will be a work in progress for me.
This is the best hand lotion ever!!!!!! I can't put enough exclamation marks on that one. I use Andalou Naturals. There lavender hand cream is great stuff. It absorbs super quick and works really well. I highly recommend!