This is an area where I could seriously improve. I use a Diva Cup and can't imagine how I lived before I found that. Definitely a must have for me. Otherwise, I'm not sure about shampoos and all that. What do you use and what can you not imagine living without?
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Natural body care products - what are your must haves?post #1 of 104/4/13 at 3:47pmThread Starterpost #2 of 104/4/13 at 6:48pm
I can't imagine going BACK to using shampoo! I do water-only.
The big two things for me ( besides the Diva) are honey and coconut oil. I use those two things for nearly everything bodycare-related. CO is my moisturizer, my deep conditioner for my hair, and my deodorant. Honey is my facial scrub (when I can get it crystallized), my face wash/mask (uncrystallized), and may become my hair moisturizer too. I haven't tried it yet, but I've read it's a good conditioner.
My other thing I don't think I want to give up: cloth wipes instead of TP. Seriously, I thought it was SO gross when I first read about it on here, but then we started using cloth diapers when our son came along and I thought, if we're using them for him, why not?post #3 of 104/6/13 at 5:28pm
Natural product mama here! I use sea sponge tampons...I LOVE them and would never go back to anything else.
Body wise I use jojoba oil, coconut oil for face and body moisturizer. Tea tree oil for occasional breakouts. Baking soda as a mild exfoliant for face in the mornings. Baking soda and peppermint oil for toothpaste, and don't use deoderant. We use castile soap.
For shampoo and conditioner I shell out the big bucks for organic/cruelty free, but only wash my hair about every 4 days so it is not that bad. I am interested in the no poo method that I have heard about. Anyone else have good luck with that? What did you do?
We also cloth diaper our son as well.post #4 of 104/6/13 at 6:26pmHmm, not sure I could go without shampoo because my hair is thick and oily. I guess i just dont know enough about it. I use the Organix brand: http://m.ulta.com/mt/www.ulta.com//ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod2690023#details. Its not the most natural, but its the best shampoo i've found for my thick, frizzy, oily hair. I like the fact that its sulfate and paraben free and it smells great, too.
I use Glad Rags cloth pads and i love them. I have been using the same dozen pads for 4 years now and they're still in great shape! I tried thr Divacup and the sea sponge but they were uncomfortable for me, maybe it was due to my technique, not sure.
I use Burt Bee's for DD's hair and body and cloth diapers and wipes are a must. I'm not a fan of using cloth wipes instead of toilet paper but for babies they are great. I also like jojoba oil for skin.post #5 of 104/6/13 at 7:22pmThread Starterpost #6 of 104/8/13 at 3:33pm
Love that so many people have said menstrual cups/cloth pads in this thread!
I tried no-poo for a while and couldn't really get into it. I don't wash my hair super often now (once or twice a week), but when I do I have to use shampoo or castille soap or my hair gets... weird. I use castille soap for a lot of things.
Probably the best thing I ever did (besides switch to cloth pads!) was switching from conventional deodorant to a natural brand. It worked better and didn't stain my clothes like crazy! Also, I seem to sweat less now. I have no idea why.post #7 of 104/15/13 at 8:04pmpost #8 of 104/19/13 at 8:27ampost #9 of 106/10/13 at 1:02pmpost #10 of 106/12/13 at 12:50pm
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