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Got GREEN?

April 24th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Gifts/Products

I went through my medicine cabinet, makeup drawer, shower, and bath cabinets two days ago and threw out everything that was out dated, never going to be used or contained ingredients that I have decided to keep out of my life. I have outlawed Pthalates, Parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, and Fragrance/Parfum. I was happy to find that most of my lip balms and lotions had none of these ingredients. I found two lotions that were a Christmas gift from three years ago, so I decided to let them go. I threw out my shampoo, deodorant, and bath wash. I spent time online researching possible replacements and yesterday I went to Target and Whole Foods to purchase replacement items. I highly recommend Burt’s Bees products. I have used their lip balm, cuticle cream, and bug repellent for years. I added the following three products this week to that list:

I found deodorant at Whole Foods and it passed the exertion test this evening while I chased my nieces and cared for my nephew. (My sister and her husband had a lovely dinner out to celebrate her 29th birthday!) I also find that Burt’s Bees products do not cost all that much more than the other products I had been using. I am going to start searching for new cosmetics and face care products in the next few days. If you have any recommendations, please let me know!

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4 Comments so far ↓

  • Jillian

    Now that’s researching an issue. I admit I have no idea what most of the stuff you named is or why it’s bad. You gave me something to look up.

  • Damien

    GNC and Trader Joes are two great places I know of with an incredible selection. Good luck getting greener 😉

  • Grumpus

    Fact!: A great all-purpose cleaner is castile soap. It’s a soap that contains only veggie oils (usually a mix of almond, coconut, jojoba, vit. E and olive) instead of tallow or other animal fats. Saponified coconut is a great grease cutter (doing what SLS does – the possible health issues). You can get it in liquid form or solid… the great thing about it is “all purpose” means for laundry, dishes, hair, and skin, the whole gamut. Of course there’s a psychological hurdle to be overcome about your face soap and dish soap being the same…:-)
    Actually, I haven’t used it for anything beyond personal care, so I don’t know how effective it is with laundry, etc. But it serves as my shampoo, face soap and body wash. It definitely wins the Lazyperson’s Helper award in my books…:-)

  • Lisa365

    that’s awesome! I would love to do that. I had no idea Burt’s Bees made products other than lip balm 🙂

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