One of the most common questions I get is “what do you use….?”. Because everyone knows if I’m okay with it, it’s probably pretty safe stuff!
If it’s not listed here, I’m not using it. This year we’ve combined uses of many things to keep it simple. I’ve tried to note things that get used to multiple things…
We have stopped using Seventh Generation completely this year. As a pioneer in natural cleaning products, it was disappointing to see them sell out to the big corporation Unilever. And shortly thereafter they added 2 chemical preservatives to their dish soap. That was enough for us.
I still use the EWG’s Skin Deep data base to check ingredients I’m not familiar with. Just because a product is free of things I’m allergic to, doesn’t mean it’s free of harmful ingredients, and I prefer to keep away from all harmful things!
Hair & Body
Body Lotion: Aveeno Skin Relief 24 Hr Lotion
Face Lotion: same as body
Soap: homemade bar soap by my mother (Leaning Ladder Farm) (also a laundry pre-treat)
Conditioner: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Restorative Conditioner
Shaving: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Restorative Conditioner and Dollar Shave Club razors (The 4X) for my PB. I’ve had to greatly reduce shaving as my skin can’t handle the damage. I use the same or this Panasonic Electric Shaver.
Chapstick: Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm (If I ignore the “natural flavor” ingredient in Burt’s Bees. I’ve not had problems with it, so it seems they at this point continue to use real essential oils)
Laundry Soap: Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder
Dish Soap: Planet Dishwashing Liquid
We also have and use vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide for cleaning.
I’ve only used these items once in the last year, so there is no guarantee I could use them regularly.
Foundation: Bare Minerals Original Foundation
Blush: Bare Minerals Blush
Mascara: Real Purity mascara