View Full Version : What's in your personal care products?
12-31-2007, 07:08 PM
My daughter just showed me this site last night, and I am really surprised to learn that most of my organic, herbal, and unscented personal care products are moderately hazardous to my overall health. The Aubrey Organics shampoo I use is mildly hazardous, but the silicone smoother I put on my wild hair is even less, and my Sappo Hill soap has no hazard at all. Check it out. This really dis-appoints me, I am much less informed than I thought.
12-31-2007, 10:29 PM
I don't see anything I have to worry about, but... Many of the products I use are not listed there.
Nutz Over RAW
01-12-2008, 09:26 PM
I have the same question and I was going to start a thread and I saw this one. I've also found that some of the ingredients in organic products are questionable and I'm not sure which product to go with. I'm going to try coconut oil to cleanse my face and I use Alba shower gel. I would love to know what people are using.
01-13-2008, 10:00 AM
yep labelling is a real problem...'organic' or 'natural' does not mean safe even though you would think it would.
Pure jojoba oil is great for the face, put literally 2 drops in a damp hand & apply to a damp face. Great moisturiser & no additives. Also great all over the body! It may seem expensive but it really isnt because so little goes such a long way.
Add a few drops of essential oils to your bath either mixed with a carrier oil (jojoba can be used for this too) or with a little nut milk. Pure & healing! Again oils can seem expensive but they really are economical in the long run.
Dr Bronners is a great all round soap, shower gel, shampoo substitute all in one & doesnt have ant hidden nasties. It can even be used for washing your plates.
Making your own soaps is fun too.
Epsom salts are very cheap & great as a detox bath.
Avoid most toothpates as they are full of really bad stuff...I reckon its worth spending out for a really pure herbal toothpaste or making your own with salt & bicarb.
01-13-2008, 10:02 AM
I used crap on my skin and I know it. Since I was 18 years old I have been using wrinkle creams. I know they don't make a lick of difference because I do not have any wrinkles but I think it was just a thing with me. Even today when I remember to moisturize I use wrinkle creams for that. Sometimes I think they give me wrinkles. It's weird. I really need to stop putting store chemical badness all over my skin. Anti-cellulite, wrinkle creams, hair remover.. all of it is c-r-a-p
01-13-2008, 10:02 AM
p.s eco balls are great for your laundry or soap pods. You can add a few drops of essential oils to the final rinse if you want a nice smell.
And deoderant stones made from salt really do work at keeping smells away but I havent found a totally natural antiperspirant cos I guess its just natural to sweat!
Nutz Over RAW
01-13-2008, 12:45 PM
I already have jojoba oil and epsom salts for aromatherapy. I'll start using the oil on my face rather than the Avon I've been using. The website noted above listed most of the Avon products in 'red'....YIKES! What have I been doing to myself?
I have a small bottle of Dr Bronners for backpacking. I'll start using that for an all purpose soap and invest in more.
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