Ah it’s been too long since I’ve written about trying to healthify my beauty routine. It hasn’t stopped, just hasn’t been written about in awhile. I have recently tried out several beauty products worth either warning you away from or recommending to try out! Now the objective here is to find cheap but well made products that do not contain scary chemicals. See these posts if you want more info on why I’m doing this.
Poo-pourri – So I struggle a lot with those plug in deodorizers or with sprays that make things smell better. It freaks me out that we put chemicals in the air that we are breathing in! And since we moved, our toilet is in the same room as our shower and sinks so we had to find something to . . . well . . . you know. So I did some research and came up with Poo-pourri. Yes the name is ridiculous but it’s all natural and it works. Some people are concerned with the size that you get but I am finding that the little bottle is lasting a long time. I do have a couple experiments coming up with trying to make my own reed diffusers . . . we’ll see how that goes!
Physicians Formula Organics – I have most recently tried out the mascara and eye shadows from this company, and if you’re lucky, you can try the mascara for free with a mail in rebate! I tried Honeybee Gardens mascara and honestly didn’t like it at all. I felt like it didn’t do what mascara was supposed to do! I think I’ll be buying this one again! The eyeshadow is nice too – it’s not overwhelmingly shimmery and is paired up to accent specific eye colors. I got the brown/tan one for hazel eyes and the two shades of purple for green eyes. I’m happy with both.
Avalon Organics Shampoo/Conditioner – Not too pleased with this stuff. The peppermint smell is great but it leaves my hair feeling a little greasy. I only bought this one because it was on sale. . . won’t be doing it again.
Jason – Shampoo and Toothpaste – I really like this brand. The eucalyptus shampoo is fantastic – I love the way it smells and that it’s not distinctly masculine or feminine. Jason and I both use it. Good price too, around $6-7 a bottle. The Seafresh toothpaste is awesome. It’s the only one I can get Jason (the husband, not the brand) to use. 🙂
Toms of Maine – Dental Floss and Mouthwash – I tried the toothpaste but had a hard time with the taste. The dental floss . . . also disappointing. It frays and is very difficult to get between your teeth. I’m on the lookout for something else that will work well. The mouthwash, on the other hand, is fantastic. Although the plastic bottle broke and I had to transfer the remaining mouthwash to a plastic water bottle. Sad.
Biokleen Bac-Out – I use this stuff to spray on Jude’s cloth diapers to keep them from being stinky and to remove any staining but it also works great on the carpet or anywhere that get’s stained. It uses all natural lime enzymes instead of harsh bleaches to clean and disinfect. I’ve really liked this product and at $10 for a huge spray bottle, I feel like it’s a great deal!
Kiss My Face – Shaving Cream and Moisturizer – Love both of these! Jason mainly uses the shaving cream, but I’ve used it a couple times and really liked it. I use the moisturizer on my face and body and really like it. It’s light and clean and doesn’t have a fragrance, which I like. Now I just need to find an after shave for Jason that isn’t chemical laden. . . this one is proving to be difficult. Suggestions?
Dr Bronner’s Baby Mild Soap – Although the ramblings on the label of the bottle kinda freak me out, I really like this product. I use the liquid castille soap and it leaves me smelling and feeling clean. It works well for cleaning my face too. It’s very cost effective if you buy the big bottles of it – I just refill a small pump container in my shower from the big bottle periodically. Good stuff. I found it cheapest sold in two packs on amazon.com.
I’d love to hear about any inexpensive ‘green’, ‘healthy’ products that you’ve tried and liked or disliked. Please share your experiences!