Posts Tagged ‘Organic Products

Two out of Three Ain’t Bad…. Organic Products

Share via email

In my attempt to ‘green’ my life and live more organically (or as the hubby calls it ‘expensively’) I have been trying to find some good organic products. 

I didn’t realize it, but the FDA does not do much to regulate cosmetics.  They basically rely on companies to police themselves. 

 Here are my two cents (well, actually a bit more since these things cost about ten bucks.  And Yes, I used coupons!)

 

Mascara

Apparently luscious lashes come at a price. 

Per Food Babe, most mascaras contain all sorts of harmful chemicals and ingredients. I had bought this from Target for about $7.00.  I was soooo excited but, alas, I am not a huge fan. 

 It looks great when I put it on but by the time I walk out of the bathroom it begins to drip off my lashes.   Inevitably by my first bathroom break at work, I am trying to clean up under my eyes. 

I tried it for about a month (can’t tell you how many people told me ‘I looked tired’), but, in the end, it doesn’t seem to work for me.  I am going to have to try something different – I love using mascara.  For now, I went back to my ‘toxic-but-does-the-job” mascara. 

 

Chapstick

 

I love this chapstick (or is it chap stick… I am not sure).  It is utterly fantastic, makes my lips feel lovely and for $3.50 it is probably the least expensive item at Whole Foods.   The first ingredient is my favorite – coconut oil!!!!

 

Deodorant

 

 

Antiperspirant uses aluminum-based ingredients that temporarily plugs the sweat ducts and prevents you from perspiring.   It has been implied this can cause cancer… which is always on my mind since Dad’s diagnosis.

I decided to try Tom’s of Maine since I heard a lot of great things about it.  Overall, I am  pretty happy.  I have been able to play a double header softball game without stinking like a decomposing animal – however, thank goodness I had a dark shirt on.  (Deodorants only mask smell)

 If I had something where sweating was frowned upon – like a wedding – I would probably use something stronger.  But, at around $2.00 with my coupon, it is good for day to day.

 

If you are so inclined, you can check out how your products rate at Environmental Working Group

Tags : , ,