Paige - posted on 11/07/2008 ( 22 moms have responded )
Please share your favorite "green" personal care/cleaning products. While there are so many terrific non toxic products on the market, it can be quite difficult and expensive trying to find the ones that work best for you. EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database is by far the best place find out how "safe" a product is. http://cosmeticdatabase.com/
I am a huge Dr. Bronner's fan and recenlty found Tate's Natural Miracle Conditioner with over 82 uses (conditioner, lotion, lip balm, sunburn relief....etc). I have found it hard to find a natural deoderant that actually works. So far, the Miessence Tahitian Breeze is the only one that provides decent odor control on hot sweaty days.
Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Shampoo and Conditioner work really well on my dry frizzy locks without making them too oily or weighed down like most other natural shampoos/conditioners I've tried.
If you haven't made the natural shampoo/conditioner switch and plan on doing so, please keep in mind that your hair can go thru a 1-2 month detox phase in which it can be very brittle. Mine seriously felt like straw. During that phase, you may notice a lot of little hairs...its new growth. My hair has grown and felt so fantastic since making the switch, but those 2 months of bad hair days were pretty rough.
Baking soda, vinegar, Charlie's soap, Miessence probiotic cleaner (took away the spoiled milk smell from a spill in my car), and Bio Kleen Bac Out are my favorite cleaners.