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!


  1. Awesome! I also love California Baby. Products for me have been harder to come by. Have you ever been to the eco beauty counter at Belly Sprout?
    So gonna use that link!

  2. Hey Tracy! I haven't been to Belly Sprout, but I've seen some of the great products they carry at various conferences. I just found a new product line called Destiny Beauty and they have an awesome argan oil, plus an amazing charcoal detox facial soap bar. Hope to see you soon!

  3. ETA: It's Destiny Boutique, not Destiny Beauty.