I got a request to do this post a while ago. A long long while ago. So here it is…a compilation of the things I use to keep me and my household clean and toxin free. [FYI, this is not sponsored]
Face lotion (moisturizer): Avalon Organics Lavender Luminosity moisture plus lotion broad spectrum spf 15
Shampoo & conditioner: Avalon Organics Nourishing Lavender shampoo & conditioner (the big 32 oz ones with the pump are $19 at Target or when they go on sale at WF)
Hair spray: Andalou Naturals Lavender & Biotin
Hand & body wash: Jason Calming Lavender Hand & Body wash
Chapstick – for daily use, Dr. Hauschka Skin Care lip care (this is ridiculously pricey but it’s awesome and lasts a long time); and for color, Burt’s Bees (I like them all but right now I have papaya shimmer)
Body lotion: Costco’s Kirkland 100% pure plant extract lotion (I know it sounds crazy, but it’s paraben free, smells nice and neutral, and is a great moisturizer)
Deodorant: Tom’s of Maine mountain spring (this is the men’s deodorant, which I guess is stronger than the other one, it’s okay for daily use but not great for intense exercising)
Cleaning supplies: we use Seventh Generation, Mrs. Meyer’s, and EO products for various household scrubbing (ie kitchen, bathroom, window, laundry, etc.) and water + distilled vinegar for cleaning the hardwood floors
Dish soap: right now we are using Ecover (but we usually go with whatever green product is on sale at WF)
I guess that’s it.
As you can tell I like Lavender (I’ve tried the citrus Avalon Organics shampoo & conditioner too but prefer the soothing lavender smell)
Other brands I’ve tried:
Alba Botanica hawaiian facial cleanser – I used this stuff forever & I love it, but it’s hard to find at times.
Yes to Carrots shampoo & conditioner and chapstick – I like all of them.
Kiss My Face hand soap – this used to be our #1 but now we just do the bulk Dr. Bronner’s and refill them all with that.
I’ve tried (and didn’t like) both 365 brand and Alba Botanica natural shampooo & conditioners.
Tom’s of Maine Lavender deodorant – this kind didn’t cut it for me (hence my switch to their “men’s strength” deodorant). Additionally, their toothpaste is mediocre, and while I still use it intermittently with conventional (chemical filled) toothpaste, I don’t love it.
Seventh Generation dishwashing detergent – I haven’t had any success with natural dishwasher products. Biokleen is awful, too, by the way.
Stay tuned for the next installment with baby products…
And of course, feel free to offer up your own favorites in the comments section!!