Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tuesday's Green Tip

Well it's Tuesday, so it must be time for Tuesday's green tip.

Today it is toiletries; shampoo, conditioner and body wash.

I was a "I will only buy my shampoo from the salon kind of girl" until I decided to go green this year.

I did research on shampoos and body washes, what I found concerned me enough to switch to natural shampoo, conditioner and Body wash. SLS (Sodium lauryl sulfate) is a known carcinogen and is in almost all shampoos, soaps and other stuff that foams. It is what makes it foam. Read here to learn more about the dangers.

I have only tried one brand of shampoo and conditioner. I have thick wavy hair and I need thick conditioner. I research and researched and based on customer reviews I decided to try BWC (Beauty Without Cruelty) Moisture plus shampoo and conditioner. I love it! My hubby has some scalp issues and I convinced him to try the BWC and guess what? No more scalp issues at all!! This has been an issue for years and nothing really helped except this shampoo. Wonder if it was the SLS?

Tony uses the BWC but Seth prefers the Jason Kids only shampoo. He likes the way it smells and it has a monkey on the bottle which of course is the most important thing about it.

For body wash we use the Jason Satin Shower Body Wash Lavender scent. We have used Kiss my Face in the past but the Jason is less expensive and we all like it better.

I buy all of it online at vitacost.com. I place an order with them every other month for a bunch of stuff, their prices are AWESOME and shipping is cheap. I know it is not very green to order on line, it takes gas to deliver, but I place a LARGE order and it makes more sense to me. Plus I would have to drive all over to find the items and use how much gas?

Until next Tuesday, stay Green


Mrs. R said...

Your blog looks great. How nice of your husband! I love it when you post this kind of stuff, you do all the leg work for me!

scargosun said...

I'll have to look into the bath stuff. I am trying to go green a little at a time and have been getting into the Burts Bees stuff. I am determined to use up what I have though b/c I don't want to waste either.

christie said...

Thanks for the tips! I'll totally check out your links. I'm always looking for a good shampoo...and going green, even better!

Ann said...

Love the suggestions!!!
And, here's a thought regarding ordering on-line...
Since the delivery car is going to be on the road any way, better them than me.
(Maybe we should look into the fuel and maintenence of these vehicles? Are they becoming as green as they can be?)

Lewis said...

Hi, I am the VP of Marketing at Kiss My Face and read your blog and would love some feedback on why you like the Jason shampoo better than Kiss. Or is it only price? Also, i saw that members of your family use kids products and wanted to let you know we just launched and entirely clean line of kids products including shampoo, lip balms, foaming body wash, bubble bath, toothpaste, etc. Please check it out and if you have any feedback for us, we would really appreciate it. have a great day! Lewis@kissmyface.com

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