It’s been about a year, so it seems like an update might be in order! 😉 Not much has changed. I’ve tried a couple new things, but mostly just stuck to the same products.
I continue to use the EWG’s Skin Deep data base to check products before I use them. Just because a product is free of things I’m allergic, doesn’t mean it’s free of harmful ingredients.
I’ve still not found a foundation I’m happy with. I have both the Honeybee Gardens powder and the Bare Minerals Original Powder. The Honeybee Gardens one might have made me itchy when I used it repeatedly. And the Bare Minerals I haven’t used enough times to really tell. As a result, I rarely wear makeup. I’d like to try and be braver. But really, it’s not that important in life… It’s just nice to have the option.
Hair & Body
Body Lotion: Aveeno Skin Relief 24 Hr Lotion
Face Lotion: same as body OR occasionally coconut oil
Soap: homemade Windsor Brown soap by my mother (Leaning Ladder Farm)
Face Mask: Bentonite Clay mixed with apple cider vinegar (mix to make a paste)
Shampoo: Baking soda (no poo) OR Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Shampoo (mostly baking soda, shampoo once a month or less. Mostly for hairdresser’s use)
Conditioner: Shea Moisture Raw Shea Restorative Conditioner
Styling Product: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, Shea Moisture Curl & Style Milk, Shea Moisture Curling Gel & DevaCurl Mist-er Right (not all at once!)
Shaving: NOW Shaving Cream and Dollar Shave Club razors (The 4X)
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… but technically that’s not on my safe list!)
Foundation: Bare Minerals Original Foundation
Blush: Bare Minerals Blush
Mascara: Honeybee Gardens mascara
Lips: Honeybee Garden Natural Lipstick OR Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm (If I ignore the “natural flavor” ingredient in Burt’s Bees)
Nails: Mineral Fusion polish
Laundry Soap: Seventh Generation 4x Ultra Consentrated Free & Clear
Fabric Softener: Seventh Generation Free & Clear (I don’t use fabric softener, but use this to make my own drier sheets.)
Dish Soap: Seventh Generation Free & Clear
Dishwasher: Seventh Generation Dishwasher Gel (or Free & Clear variety)
Hand Soap: Seventh Generation Hand Wash
General Cleaning: Seventh Generation All Purpose Cleaner
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