Confused about EWG ratings (also posted in health and healing) - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 1 Old 03-04-2007, 02:08 PM - Thread Starter
MissMoo's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi all,

I've been lurking for awhile and using the information to help make positive changes for my family. I've ventured in the "personal products" area and today spent a small fortune on lotion, shampoo, and body wash. After purchasing them, I looked up their ratings on EWG skin deep site (backwards I know). Anyway, the Burt's Bees' Baby Bee Buttermilk lotion has a rating of 1.9, the Jason Tea Tree Scalp Normalizing Shampoo has a rating of 1.9, and the Jason Satin Shower Body Wash (apricot) has a rating of 1.8. All are in the "moderate concern" range. So, to compare, I put in my current products Garnier Fructis Fortifying Shampoo and it's rating is 1.6. Dove bodywash is 1.7.

So, according to the EWG site, my original products are slightly better than the "natural" one's I just bought even though they have SLS and parabens?

I'm very confused - did I just waste my money? I would appreciate guidance on what products to buy.

Thank you
MissMoo is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 17,050

38 members and 17,012 guests
afinemess , agentofchaos , aparent , BirthFree , cfaokunla , Deborah , delightedbutterfly , emmy526 , greenemami , hillymum , jamesmorrow , Jordancheck , katelove , Leelee3 , Lydia08 , MeanVeggie , Michele123 , Mirzam , moominmamma , Moringa , NaturallyKait , PortlandRose , sarrahlnorris , scheelimama , sciencemum , Skippy918 , sniffmommy , Springshowers , sren , that1russian.17 , tnmulkey , verticalscope , walter27 , Yaliina , zebra15 , zoeyzoo
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.