I was using Desert Essence Organics, but I'm going to switch to no poo as soon as I run out. My friend tried no poo and while she likes and continues to use ACV for conditioner, she switched back to using a shampoo bar.
- Body soaps: shower gels, soaps, face soap, etc.
I switch around all the time. Right now I'm using ShiKai brand shower gel, Avalon Organics Vitamin C face soap, and Dr. Bronner's for hand soap. My friend makes her own face soap with ground oatmeal.
Dh and I both use Avalon Organics shave cream. Regular soap gives me razor burn.
I use the deodorant crystal and love it. Dh refuses to switch from Old Spice, seriously. Anyone have a rec for a more natural men's deodorant? My friend makes her own, but I've never tried that. Suggestions?
- Make up, nail polish, etc.
I don't wear make-up, but I do own a small amount of mineral make-up and Sun Coat and Honey Bee Gardens nail polish. I would love a rec for a natural concealer. Anyone tried Desert Essence concealer?
- Hair products, coloring, etc.
I don't usually style my hair, but I would like to have some hair spray on hand for the occasional up do. Any recommendations? For coloring, I use Light Mountain henna.
The Diva Cup! I also made my own cloth pads to wear as panty liners. I will never go back to disposable products!
- Dental care: toothpaste, floss, mouth wash, etc.
I just recently switched from Tom's of Main to Desert Essence, b/c I realized that Tom's of Main has SLS in it. I love baking soda toothpaste. The kids use Weleda tooth gel. We use Desert Essence Tea Tree floss. I don't use mouth wash usually, but dh is addicted to Listerine (or generic brand) and I cannot get him to switch. Any recommendations for a more natural one?
Rainbow Light prenatals, Multi Stars for the kids, and men's supplement, Natrol vitamin D. We also take sodium ascorbate powder and elderberry syrup (that I make).
- Dish soap, dishwasher detergent
Citra Solv dish soap works relatively well and we like Ecover dishwasher tabs. I just sent away for e-cloth, which I plan to try out for dish washing- no soap needed!
- Household cleaners: counter/sink cleaners, floor cleaners, toilet cleaner, etc.
I was using a variety of scrubs/sprays by various natural brands like Seventh Gen and Ecover along with just vinegar and water for cleaning, but I plan on switching over to just e-cloth if it works well. I'm very excited about it!
- Laundry detergent and other laundry products
My favorite diaper detergent is Planet, but it can get expensive to use Planet for everything. So I recently tried Ecos and it seemed fine. I thought about making my own, but I hear that the cloths just get dingy after a while. Any experiences?
- Baby products: soaps, lotions, diaper cream, diapers, etc.
Earth Mama Angel Baby or Avalon Organics body/hair soap, Desert Essence fragrance free lotion or Weleda calendula cream for the older kids, apricot or coconut oil for the baby if necessary, California Baby rash cream... We use a variety of pocket diapers.