Monday, March 1, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things...

I'm a girly girl...I like my makeup and savor the few moments I can grab now that I'm a mom when I'm able to pamper know, take a shower AND shave AND put on lotion AND do my hair and makeup.  I also love products.  But, when I think about the seemingly innocent products I use to put all over my body, I cringe!  I can't believe drugstores and even high-end cosmetics counters still get away with selling products with the nasty ingredients they contain.  Yuck!  I've learned not to put anything on my body that I wouldn't put in my body. 

Want to see how your products stack up?  If you haven't already done so, check out

There, you can enter the name of a product you're interested in, and they will provide you with a safety score based on various ingredients listed in the product.  I consult this site every time I'm in the mood to try something new and it has been invaluable to me.  I have also chucked a lot of products after consulting that site and finding out how horribly they rate in terms of safety!

Soooo...all that said, I've compiled a list of my favorite "safe" and eco-friendly products, from deodorant, to shampoo, sunscreen, to makeup.  Here are a few of my favorites (I use a lot of the same products that I use on my son):

  • California Baby Shampoo and Body Wash
  • Aubrey Organics Island Naturals Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Desert Essence Coconut Hand & Body Lotion
  • Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (moisturizer)
  • Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (moisturizer)
  • Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash
  • Derma-E Hyalauronic Acid Night Cream
  • Annemarie Borlind Eye Wrinkle Cream
  • Dr. Hauschka Toned Day Cream
  • Lafes Natural & Organic Active Deodorant
  • California Baby Sunscreen
  • UV Natural Sunscreen
  • Larenim Mineral Mascara
  • Cargo Plant Love Makeup
  • Tarte Makeup
  • Eco Dent Tooth Powder
What are your favorite "safe" products?  Please tell!