Ok both my mom and I are really wanting ot switch to natural products to use this year. That is our goal in 2008. :thumbsup: By products I mean, household supplies (TP, Paper Towels, etc.) make-up, cleaning supplies, and anything else that I am not thinking of right now.:headscratch:
So, what do you use? How expensive is it? And where can I get it?
We were especially looking into 7th Generation. Is that any good, or is there natural products out there that are better?
01-12-2008, 09:26 PM
We use Method a lot as well as the Bio-Kleen products. Seventh Generation uses a lot of Lavender which I can't handle the smell of:yuck: I watched an Oprah and she was showcasing green products. I believe that if you go to her website there is a list. There was a family on there that own the Shakelee(sp?) company.
01-12-2008, 10:32 PM
Here is a great website for skin care info. I'm constantly looking up stuff on it and it's really changed how I view what I put on my family. http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/index.php?nothanks=1
I also use Methods (Target) tub&tile cleaner, window wash(can't use vinegar but I prefer that) wood floor cleaner, countertop cleaner, shaving cream, handsoap and dishsoap! They're easy to find and affordable and I like the smells.
I also use Dr. Bronner's (most health food stores, not cheap, but concentrated)for all kinds of things. I dilute it into pump bottles for washing hands and as body wash, cleaning the toilet bowl(smells nice), I've found all kinds of uses for it.
Borax and baking soda are both great for cleaning, especially scrubbing stuff like the shower and sink not to mention I use baking soda as a facial, toothpaste, no poo, etc. It's great, but there's already a thread for it.
Recently I found Biokleen laundry soap and Bac-out locally at a health food vitamin type shop. The soap was $18.24 for 100 loads and I like it so far alot. Bacout is about $9 usually, I got it on sale. It works great for disinfecting counters, toys, carpet, stains on clothes, drain and disposal smell. It's concentrated so I have it in spray bottles all over the house. It smells great. I want to try some of their other products, but haven't run out of anything yet! Here's a list of websites that carry their stuff http://biokleenhome.com/store-locator
For my kids I've been using Nature Baby from Target($3.99) bodywash and shampoos. Also love Weleda, more $ but smells soo good. Like their toothpaste and face and body stuff too. I like some Burts Bees stuff, my fav is the carrot nutritive lotion, reminds me of carrot cake :). I don't use much makeup so can't recommend much there. Ok, I think that's enough rambling for now!
01-12-2008, 10:39 PM
Here are a couple more websites and products I like http://www.drhauschka.com/ I use the normalizing day oil, awesome stuff. When my mom was going through chemo, she used the rose cream.
This is a neat info site with real peoples opinions about products, too. Plus if you sign up for a newsletter you get $10 off at this site http://www.saffronrouge.com/site/home.html?partner=IB&BAC-IB
Ok, that's it for now. Sorry I was bored, now I need to go to bed.
01-13-2008, 08:46 AM
Love, love, love Seventh Generation cleaning products and disposable diapers(for outings) and their feminine hygiene products too. you can make most of your cleaning products if $$ is an issue. Lots of simple recipes available online.
Beauty products I recommend Mychelle products:
I have tried Dr Hauschka and pretty much every natural beauty product and Mychelle is the purest and best all-around.
Aveda has the best makeup but the ingredients are not as pure as say Dr. Hauschka. Depends on your budget b/c Hauschka is too expensive for me.
01-13-2008, 01:25 PM
Oh, thank you for the link! Dr Hauschka is way out of my $ range, too. I buy the little tiny ones at a health food store locally and use them sparingly. I make most of my cleaners, too or use ones that are concentrated, multi-purpose so they do more than one job. I buy bulk microfiber at wal-mart in auto and use it for glass and counters and everything else or cheap wash cloths.