Friday, January 4, 2013

A List?

Hello Friend,

I have been asked by many to make a list of all the different "safe" products that I have tried and what I think about these products.  Please keep in mind that I am not sponsored nor do I get paid to give you my opinions by any of the manufacturers.  So yes my Dear, I will give you my my honest opinions.

A list will come in the near future but for now, here are several products that I have found that now replace what I once used on a daily basis.

Used to use...

Body Lotion- I absolutely loved Curel.  When I was pregnant with my first born, it was the only lotion that kept my tummy from feeling itchy throughout the night.  Then I learned to read the ingredients, really?  I'm loading my skin with petroleum?  Bummer... out with the Curel and in with my new find... Alba.

My new go to
Alba is a good all around lotion that feels creamy, not sticky and the fragrance is light.  For those of you that don't like to "smell" like your lotion (my kids), Alba also has a fragrance free lotion as well.  I buy this at Target, but you won't find it near all the other lotions.  You have to go into the "alternative" beauty section to find it.  Also, you can find it at Sprout's (used to be Henry's).

Bath Soap- Yes Darling, even Dove is loaded with chemicals and colorings that we don't need to be putting on our skin.  This one was a toughy for me as most natural soaps make my skin feel very dry and itchy and the fragrance can be a bit overwhelming.  I finally found a brand that I like... Shea Moisture.

I use the Olive & Green Tea Shea Butter Soap, the kids use the Coconut & Hibiscus Shea Butter Soap
What I like about Shea Moisture?  There's a LOT of Nos in it!  No parabens, no phthalates, no paraffin, no gluten, no proplene glycol, no mineral oil, no synthetic fragrance, no animal testing, no PABA, no synthetic color, no DEA, no sulfates... see?  Lots of Nos and I'm good with it!

I first started using the coconut & hibiscus soap, but my skin felt dry, then I moved on to the olive & green butter and it was much better.  I haven't tried the others, I'm happy with what I use.  I found this at Target as well.

There are others that I have tried and I will list them at another time.  Until next time my Dear Friend, know what's on the labels, be aware and be safe!  CC

1 comment:

  1. Well, darling, you know through one of my article, that you don't need to worry about parabens, nor sulfates unless you have a super sensitive skin. I haven't found time to work on phtalates yet but they seem to have disappeared from products anyway.
    Also, i just wanted to say I'm all in favour of nice clean products but most so-called natural/organic products haven't been checked out. Their long term use effect is completely unknown. I like to compare to the fact that you wouldn't rub nestles on your skin would you? But you'd dri k a soup made of it. You drink cola drinks but cola drinks are also used to scrape blood off floor. Everything is relative. And as for everything Dosage is crucial and makes all the difference!
    I'll refer you to a fellow blogger Michelle at labmuffin.blogspot she has articles on mineral oil and natural products, very informative!
    It's so nice to see that people are i terested in their product consumption consumptionnow x


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