Yup. I said it. This means egg masks and leeches. HUZZAH!
Haha, just kidding (although I won’t count the top two out for their health benefits, you won’t see me using them personally ;))
Yes, you can make your own products, such as laundry detergent, body butter, soap, shampoo, conditioner, and even glass and multipurpose cleaner. Obviously this isn’t the full list but this is just to give you an idea of the possibilities that are out there.
While you can make your own, it’s much easier to buy them, as we all know. Those of us with busy lives can’t make absolutely everything, it’s too time consuming. With two kids, school, and running my household, I barely have time for my blog! While I do make my own cleaner, bleach, and laundry detergent, I wanted to point out some brands that sell ready made products that are free of harsh chemicals and won’t hurt the environment.
Household: Seventh Generation, The Honest Company, Melaleuca, Watkins, Charlie’s Soap, Full Circle Mom, Earth Friendly Products, PureGreen24, Biokleen, Mrs. Meyers
Beauty: Burt’s Bees, enkido, Lemongrass Spa, Earth Mama Angel Baby, Jason, Babo Botanicals, Avalon Organics, Melaleuca, Peter Lamas, A Beautiful Life Brands, Nature’s Baby Organic, Life’s Natural BodyCare, YesTo, Dr. Bronners, Fundamental Earth, Alba Botanica, Aubrey Organics, California Baby, Trukid, Verefina
There is also a Web site which you can go to and check the safety of your products – EWG – http://www.ewg.org/ – this site has reviews on over 80,000 personal care products and info on toxic food chemicals and GMOs.
As far as natural products go, I sell wonderful natural lip balms, deodorant, sugar scrubs, lotions, first aid and immunity products, and essential oils through Verefina. This company is what made me fall in love with natural products and they will make you fall in love with them, too! Visit my website for more information: http://jilljohnson.verefina.net/