I recently spent nearly a decade in the Land of Big Hair (aka Texas). Which helps to explain why I’m starting with a list of my favorite hair products. After all, to quote our good friend Mike, you wear your hair every day.
Here they are, my current favorites:Read More
Before I begin sharing all my favorite natural products, I wanted to tell you about this helpful resource…
Have you heard of Skin Deep?
It’s an online cosmetic data base that provides product safety ratings. I’ve found it enormously helpful in my efforts to overhaul my family’s hygiene, beauty and cleaning products.Read More
After cleaning up our diet, my next task was to address the products we use on our bodies and in our home.
I had already made a few changes over the years, but was feeling (ahem) kind of intimidated by such a large scale endeavor! So I determined to research each product, one at a time, in order to find at least one acceptable option for each item we use on a regular basis. It was-and still is-quite a process!
Photo by mommyknows
Loudoun County peeps, have you been to the Natural Mercantile in Hamilton?
(And even if you don’t reside in LoCo, you may be interested in some of the items we purchase at The Merc. No doubt you can find them online, or at a health food store near you).
It’s my favorite health food store, and here’s why:
I am not a huge expert on flouride or dental health, but I do know that sulfates are not healthy. So why would I put them in my mouth? Or even worse, in my children’s mouths?
It’s such a shame that many personal care products contain sulfates, parabens and other nasty ingredients that can contribute to cancer and other health problems. Slowly, but surely, I am learning to use products that are safe for the whole family, as well as for the environment.