I've been reading "Mastering your Metabolism" again, and they talk about using products that have chemicals that disrupt hormones.
But, I don't know what I SHOULD be using. Or avoiding.
Can you give me ideas of a safe lotion that is fairly easy to get my hands on?
I use organic coconut oil for a body lotion. Easy, healthy, and pretty cheap. My resource for clean makeup and personal care products is the book "No More Dirty Looks."
Off the top of my head, I try to avoid products that contain ingredients like parabens, pthalates, and all fragrance.
I LOVE Shea Moisture products. I use the Coconut & Hibiscus lotion currently. I think it's actually a facial moisturizer, but I use it on my whole body. The lotion contains NO: parabens, phthalates, paraffin, formaldehyde, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, PABA, synthetic color, DEA, animal ingredients. The label also says, "Tested on our family for four generations. Never tested on animals" :) You can get it at Target and a few other places. It's about $10, and it's super thick so it lasts a really long time. And it smells amazing.
I also use coconut oil (on my face) and pure shea butter (on my body) about once every couple weeks.
Sarah, partner to J and mom to DD1 April 30th, 2002 and DD2 May 5th, 2012.