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Faith6
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I'm trying to improve my hygiene products.

What do you use for skin/hair care that is nontoxic or low toxic?

As I'm checking products on the Skin Deep website, many of the ones I have bought at the health food store are as bad or worse than the normal store brands.

I'm especially looking for facial products and hairspray.

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elley0531
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Dr. Bronner's magic soap is great for overall body wash.

for a moisturizer I just use jojoba oil.

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Larkspur
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I use Morrocco method shampoos and conditioners
https://morroccomethod.com/

Kiss my face olive oil bar soap

Here is a website where you can by samples of lots of nontoxic beauty/ skin/hair products to see if you like before you buy full size:

http://www.allnaturalcosmetics.com/

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sick_of_ticks
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There's a new company from RI called Ava Anderson Non Toxic that was just started in December. There's a full skin care line out now, and cosmetics, bath and body, men's, and baby lines are all in the works. So, she doesn't have hairspray yet, but she's got your face covered! (with non-toxic stuff, of course!)

I use Burt's Bees sugar beet shampoo and conditioner cause they're kind of inexpensive and fairly low on the scale. And I use Dr. Bronner's soaps, too. (But you can use Ava's cleanser as a hand soap or body wash)


I became a consultant after checking out other products on the skin deep database... everything I was using was junk! Here's the website:
http://www.avaandersonnontoxic.com/christieandrade

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Faith6
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Thanks all!

Sick of ticks, The Ava Anderson products look like what I'm looking for - thanks!

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Xango's new line of skin care, including shampoo, body wash and lotion is all toxin-free.

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Marnie
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Dermatologists recommend Dove soap (get the sensitive skin kind).

It is closest to our own skin pH which is important.

It has the added benefit of not causing so much soap scum on shower walls.

Great link to figuring out which products are safe:

http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/

BTW...if you need to "wake up" peppermint scented soaps help (castile). If you want to fall asleep...lavender.

When on a cruise ship, they supplied a wonderful peppermint soap to use. I wondered why (at first). All those shore excursions and things to do after = tired. Need to wake up fast to get going the next morning! It really worked. Amazing.

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Faith6
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Now I'm confused again... One of the ingredients in one of the Ava Anderson products is sodium cocoyl glutamate which looks to be a wheat protein. Not good if you are gluten free???

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Keebler
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Some celiacs need to avoid personal care products that contain wheat. Some seem to do okay with it. I have genetic celiac and I do okay with it but I do try to avoid it. First, I avoid PETROLEUM, though. It's in so much stuff we put on our skin or inhale.

A mouse or hair lotion is better than a spray - so that you don't inhale. It is impossible to not inhale and any spray, even one that is "natural" does not belong in our lungs. Same with "spray tans" - I see a spike in lung disease around the corner from that dangerous fad.

It is best to avoid ALL petroleum products in your personal care products.

One brand that has no petroleum is AVALON Organics. Search at www.vitacost.com
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Faith6
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Kebbler, That's interesting that you are a celiac and able to use products that do contain wheat. I'm trying to avoid as many things as possible and hopefully put less stress on my body.

I just called my LLMD's office and was given a website... goodguide.com. It has tons of info on products, both cleaning and hygiene. I'm still amazed at the products that seem good, but actually are not very good.

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Moved to general

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