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#1 of 6 Old 09-26-2011, 01:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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?  

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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. 

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I also avoid the ingredients mentioned in the previous post as well as propylene glycol and SLS.

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Organic coconut oil is my choice, too.

You can alternate between different natural oils, though, till you find the best working for your skin type.

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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.


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I love Dr. Bronner's if you're looking for something scented.  We love the soap!

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