I have spent a lot of time over the last few years learning all that I could about eating right, cleaning green, going natural and removing preservatives, chemicals, etc out of my food and home. But I have neglected one very important area...my personal hygiene/beauty products.
I am not what you would call a diva or high maintenance but I use a good number of products. I made a list of them all and then I went to www.cosmeticsdatabase.com and looked each one up. WOW...it was scary. You really should check it out. All of the products that I use are listed as moderate hazard with the exception of two that are high risk. The only low hazards that I had were for my Spry toothpaste and Aveeno body lotion.
One thing that surprised me was that two of the products that I use that are high priced and marketed as being 'natural', fair trade, recycle, upcycle options and all were the worst ones.
So now I am in search of products that are not full of harmful chemicals but still be able to keep me clean, my skin and hair soft and not be looking or smelling like I just crawled out from under a rock.
I'm not going to throw these products out because that is just pure waste. I've been exposed to them for this long it's not going to hurt any more to finish the bottles. But I am going to find alternatives so that when they do run out I know what I will be trying.
Anyone have any good advice or tips on this subject?