Thursday, June 28, 2012

Natural Body and Home Care

I’m a little late to this party, but I am finally starting to look at seriously changing many of my body care habits to be more natural and less toxic. I’ve realized this was important for quite some time, but have given myself a break on the topic because dealing with sourcing, cooking, and managing my food was enough for me to handle. Although I feel like I’m pretty good in the kitchen and pretty well versed in the food department, it does still get a little overwhelming sometimes. It took time to get familiar and comfortable with all the “strange” ingredients this lifestyle introduces (things like coconut and almond flours, arrowroot powder, apple cider vinegar, ghee, I could go on…) and slowly start accumulating them. I wasn’t ready to jump in on the natural body care stuff as well, at least not at first when I wasn’t quite sure I’d like the results and didn’t want to waste money on stuff that would just sit around.

But now, I’m ready. I think. Inspired by Easy Paleo’s post about how she’s starting this process, I’m about to embark on trying out some new products and/or recipes. I will make sure to keep you posted on how it goes. Here’s the list of things I’m going to try over the next few weeks. Please note that I haven’t moved on to hair products just yet (baby steps!) and still am using my Deva Curl products, which don’t seem to be too incredibly toxic according to Safe Cosmetics, at least. I’m not even going to mention my hair color – I tried to wean myself off that habit with disastrous results. I realize it’s not all or nothing and my hair color habit probably won’t knock me dead any time soon and does not undo any other positive changes I decide to make. Any attempt at reducing my exposure to toxins is probably worthwhile (I hope!) I’d also like to get into using more natural homecare products as well. I’ll list the ones I already use or plan to try below, too, but I have a lot more room to grow there as well. Any suggestions you all have in this department are welcome!

Body Care Products/Ideas
Home Care Products/Ideas
If you're looking for good info on this topic, definitely check out Cavegirl Eats and Wellness Mama - both have tons of great resources, recipes, etc.


Marni said...

I just found you from a comment you made to Stacy's recent post on The Paleo Parents. I have my own sugar-monster,too! I really like how you write, honest and down-to earth! I've been huge in to the no-toxic household and personal products for a while now. It's well worth the effort once you find products you love! I'm glad I found your blog!


Thanks, Marni! Yes, that sugar-monster is a beast. Glad you found me and hope you stop by often :)

Unknown said...

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