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I'm looking for personal care products that do not come in plastic. I'm not willing to use baking soda to wash my hair, but I am considering it for deodorant. :)
I'm specifically looking for shampoo (child and adult), conditioner, and facial moisturizers. I'm also very concerned about toxins (not a surprise, huh?), so I religiously look at cosmeticsdatabase.org to make sure the products I'm considering purchasing have a low hazard score.
Can anyone recommend some safe, plastic-free, products?
Hi. Have you tried shampoo bars? Burts Bees makes a rosemary mint one. J.R. Liggett makes a plain one. Many Etsy sellers make them. Looks like a bar of soap but it's shampoo.
On the bus on the way to my retreat. Haven't quite shut off electronics yet.
Thank you, Beth! I was only aware of LUSH shampoo bars, but their hazard score was too high. The Burt's Bees Rosemary Mint Shampoo Bar only has a hazard rating of 1. Maybe I'll even be able to find it at a local retailer!
If anyone else knows of plastic free facial moisturizer that isn't prohibitively expensive, I'd love to hear. I used to use Clinique which was originally in a glass bottle, but they switched to plastic quite a few years back. :( I've stopped using moisturizer all together which was fine in the summer, but isn't too great in the winter.
Hope you enjoy your retreat!
I use Burt's Bees moisturizer and even though it is more expensive than other brands, it lasts a really long time because you use less. And if you're using it mainly in the winter, then that's all the better because you won't be buying it that often. I too look for alternative brands. I am looking for witchhazel in a glass bottle right now. I use it to clean my face at night and have only found it in plastic.
Great reading your posts. Good luck on your searches for plastic-free alternatives!
I've seen a few recipes online that are either glycerin based or oil based, one that looks interesting (haven't tried it yet) is here: http://healthmad.com/alternati…..isturizer/ but I've seen heard of people just using olive oil in a mister. Maybe a plus is the glycerin can come as a byproduct of biodiesel production? Or that's a downside, depending on your take. I'm contemplating an olive oil spritz – it's already in my kitchen – but I don't want to be greasy. I'm thinking I need to change my face cleanser and I might not need any moisturizer. Anybody have a good face wash that doesn't dry out skin?
I have purchase body lotions from prairie land herbs [http://www.prairielandherbs.com/lotions.htm]. It is a mother/daughter team (last I checked) and they work with me.
Regular soap bars sometimes work as a shampoo. Badger balms are great for hands & lips. I use badger body oil for my face and it's great & not oily. I've used olive oil in the past and you don't need a spritzer, just pour a tiny bit in your hand and rub in. Not greasy at all. Jojoba and coconut oil also work great.
I actually do use baking soda to wash my hair and it does work! Better yet is using apple cider vinegar and water as a conditioner. It is marvelous. And, no, it doesn't make your hair smell bad. Once vinegar evaporates there is no smell.
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