I have made a few posts (BPA, Triclosan and Sodium Laureth Sulfate) now on how the connection between the products we use and our health. Regardless if it’s for fertility or our health in general, it’s a topic I’m passionate about and believe needs more awareness.
After my last post on Sodium Laureth Sulfate, I got some questions on what products would be good to use, so I thought I would share this website, Goodguide.com. The site ranks your beauty and household products for health, environmental, and social performance. It’s a pretty incredible website. They rank everything including food, personal care products, clothing, etc. It’s been a wealth of information.
For us personally, I’m making our our own face wash, body wash, and eye makeup remover. Even though I’m a Crest Kid at heart, I recently started buying Tom’s toothpaste and Tom’s deodorant. Until, I realized there is SLS in the toothpaste, seriously Tom’s? Ugh! It amazes me how a products that says ‘natural’ and that advertises itself that way, clearly isn’t. I haven’t found an alternative, but Charity over at The Word of a Nerd posted some great ideas the other day, including ideas for homemade toothpaste. For our shampoo and conditioner we have been using Aubrey Organics.
I realize there are probably even better and healthier options out there, but I have found these affordable and much better than what we had been using before. It’s a work in progress and I still have a lot of work to do, especially for my makeup, but I’m slowly converting all of our products to ones that are healthier.
Hope everyone finds this site helpful and informative. Happy Friday!