As our team member, LUNARAEVNWILDER, wisely said...it's probably impossible to get 100% toxin free. But I would love to try to address the items that we probably use the most, and the items that we absorb the most (i.e.. deodorant gets absorbed by women due to shaving underarms, because it absorbs more where you shave). So the same holds true for body washes and moisturizers you use on your legs.
I would love to get everyone to help me put together a list of "legal" brands for items like skin care, deodorant, toothpaste, etc., including home remedies too. It would also be nice to discuss price and satisfaction when possible too, since some of these can be pricey yet not work any better than cheaper home remedies. It may be worth looking into ayurvedic products, as they are typically based on all-natural ingredients. Just be cautious of things that say "Natural" (frankly it's just a good idea to read all labels) because they often still have avoid ingredients high on their ingredients list. I'll try to update this post as i find things so it's in one place.
I've had problems finding anything without any "avoid' ingredients, but haven't been able to check the ones at a natural grocer yet. Here's a link to LiveStong.com's article on all-natural deodorants (including some home remedies): www.livestrong.com/article/276146-all-natu
*Baking Soda. When buying baking soda, be sure to check the label because I've heard some contain aluminum.
*Extra Virgin Coconut Oil works as a deoderant since it is antibacterial and bacterial growth is what causes body odor.
*Tom's Natural Confidence (fragrance free), but it was $4.99 at Sprouts. The Tom's solids had "avoid" ingredients, but this roll-on was okay. Walmart had a roll-on which I bet is cheaper, but they were out when I tried to check the ingredients.
*Distilled white vinegar
*Tea tree oil
*Green Works - Haven't had a chance to check the label.
*Purex Natural - Haven't had a chance to check the label.
*www.silknaturals.com - Haven't had a chance to check the label.
*Pure jojoba oil
*Extra Virgin Coconut oil - use before getting out of ths hower as a natural moisturizer or to remove eye makeu.. Great on feet too.
Suzanne suggests using certified toxin-free skin and body care products.
*Ayurvedic products - Check the label, because some are not all natural.
*Bare Minerals makeup - Haven't had a chance to check the label.
*Neutrogena Naturals line- Haven't had a chance to check the label.
*Some Tarte makeup products - Haven't had a chance to check the label.
*Tom's Wicked Fresh. LOVE it, and they carry it at my WalMart!
Let me know any others you know of and I'll add them to this list so that everything is in one, easy-to-read post. =)
Edited by: DANZCHIC at: 2/6/2012 (11:41)
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