So it’s about time I give an update with this whole H Family Goes Green project. I’ve been pretty good at being a “naturalista” this year as planned. With food…not so much although I did cut out red meat recently, but with our products, definitely making some improvements.
You already know I love my natural product lines like Silk Dreams, Cream & Coco, Lia Naturals and The Pomade Shop. I am also using commercial products, but less often. I’m starting to read labels on the commercial products much more to avoid the parabens, sulfates…etc. John uses whatever’s on hand so he’s easy when it comes to swapping the products out. I’m ALWAYS on the hunt for natural hair product lines, and commercial hair products that have none or less of the “yucky” stuff in it. Any suggestions?
Bath & Body
The Shea Moisture line is still featuring prominently in our bathroom. John loves the olive & avocado body wash. I’m using up some Oil of Olay and some other commercial soaps and lotions we have in the house, and am on the hunt for new natural soaps/body washes/lotions to try. All suggestions welcome!!
I want to find a facial cleanser that is thorough yet gentle. I’ve used cetaphyl for years but I feel like it’s not doing me any good anymore.
We’re still using all natural soaps/lotions on Rohan’s skin. And he eats (mostly) natural stuff. No cows milk, organic veggies when I can….but in all honesty, he’s had his share of mac n cheese out of a box, and he likes hot dogs. His clothes are cotton, but not organic or anything like that, and we use the same detergent for the whole family now. His toys/sippy cups/utensils etc are either wood, bpa free, or glass. (For the most part…but we do have a very Fisher Pricey house)
Toms deodorant did nothing for my funky pits. I used Crystal during my pregnancy, and I forget why I went back to my old brands, but I need to try and find another natural deoderant that works. John needs an antipersperant but can’t find a good one. Any suggestions?
I haven’t been using the greenest cleaning products, I must admit. I have a thing for bleach, and those wipes. I have to get over it, but I think it’ll take a long time for me to feel like something’s clean without it being bleached to death. I read a lot about cleaning with vinegar and baking soda and what not but…I just haven’t yet opened my mind to it.
We do have some of the gentle 7th generation sprays, and another one John loves that comes in a clear spray bottle that I ‘m totally blanking on the name….and I’m at my parent’s house so I can’t just get up and grab it.
I’ve read a couple books that told about natural beauty products:
But I want to find some about making a greener home. Any suggestions?
I’m thinking of getting this one:
(book pics are referral links to Amazon)
I’d love any and all suggestions from you guys on books or products and ideas to help me embrace natural cleaning products. Help a sista out!!
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