Friday, August 17, 2007

Non-toxic Products

This is a list of non-toxic products and items recommended in Mercola's latest book. I'm posting this list more for myself so it's available online. I keep going to the store and then I forget what brand to look for! Especially the air quality house plants. :)

As much as I like Method products, they're not totally non-toxic. They're environmentally friendly, but they do contain sulfates and other ingredients I'd rather not put on or in my body. I think they definitely have a great niche though - many people who buy toxic products would be wise to switch to Method. It's a good alternative to mainstream. But in my quest to become more green, I'm finding myself looking for something crunchier (Chewy-Mama defines the crunchy/chewy lifestyle quite well).

So enjoy my list! Mecola's latest book is AWESOME! Thoughts on any of these products would be greatly appreciated! :)

Cleaners:

  • Ecover
  • Earthrite
  • Bon Ami
  • Homemade - 2 cups borax powder, 2 T distilled white vinegar or lemon juice, 3 drops eucalyptus or lavender oil, 2 cups hot water. Optionally add 1/4 cup Dr. Bronner's liquid soap and place all ingredients in a spray bottle

Air Quality Plants:

Laundry Detergent:

Shampoos & Conditioners:

  • Aubrey Organics
  • Weleda
  • Logona
  • Add shine to hair by adding a few drops of peppermint essential oil to conditioner (Ferbit: just bought some peppermint oil the other day to try this!)
  • 1/2 cup raw apple cider to remove build-up

Deoderant:

  • LeCrystal roll-on (Ferbit: trying this product now - mixed feelings on it)
  • Nature DeFrance French clay
  • Weleda sage deoderant
  • Homemade - two parts pure water to one part apple cider vinegar with a few drops of tea tree oil and or lavender oil in a spray bottle

Liquid and Bar Soap:

Toothpaste & Mouthwash:

  • Peelu toothpaste
  • Ecodent toothpowder
  • Weleda pink toothpaste
  • Xylifresh toothpaste
  • Homemade toothpaste - 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and a dash celtic salt
  • Logona herbal mouthwash concentrate
  • Weleda mouthwash
  • Xylifresh mouthwash
  • Homemade mouthwash - 2 drops tea tree oil or peppermint essential oil with 1/2 cup pure water. Rinse 60 seconds.

Make-up:

  • Dr. Hauschka
  • Ecco Bella
  • Aubrey Organics
  • Gabriel
  • Larenim mineral make-up

  • Hemp Organics

Hair-color:

  • Henna (made with henna, chamomile, walnut and black walnut)
  • Ecocolors
  • Naturetint (not best choice, but better than mainstream)

Skin-Care:

  • MyChelle (Ferbit: trying their Fruit Enzyme cleanser - love it so far, smells amazing)
  • Arcona
  • Dr. Alkaitis
  • Trilogy
  • Aubrey Organics
  • Homemade
    • strongly brewed green tea and raw milk. Apply to skin to add luster and tone to skin.
    • 1 tsp fresh ginger juice, t 2bsp watercress juice, 1/2 tsp lime or lemon and apply with cotton to promote skin circulation, maintain clear skin, and speed up the healing process.
    • For dry skin, make a cleanser with raw cream combined with freshly squeezed orange juice and work into skin for 60 seconds. rinse with tepid water.

2 comments:

chewymama said...

I love Aubrey Organics!

Just a note that you dont want to use baking soda as toothpaste everyday. It is really bad for your gums - although used occasionally it is great for whitening! :)

thanks for this post :) anyone who wants to look up the toxicity of their current products and find safer ones can do so at : http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/index.php?nothanks=1

luis said...

Great post!

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