Episode 3: Green Shower + Beauty Products!

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Hello all. Thanks again for tuning in thus far, we appreciate you bigtime!

This week on the podcast, we’re getting into it re: green personal care products aka personal hygiene products. Laura and I are both working on transitioning to healthier, less toxic makeup and shower stuff, and we wanted to share our favourites with you all. We also discuss a few DIY solutions in case you don’t want to shell out for the sometimes pricey green products. Listen to Episode 3 right here. And, as always, you can also find us on iTunes! (and if you have it in your heart, rate and subscribe to us there!!)

[podcast]http://www.lifeinlimbo.org/guineapigginggreen/Episode%203.mp3[/podcast]

Let’s get into it! Here are your links.

First up – a cheat sheet to the major toxins to avoid (if possible) when buying your products! In the podcast, we mention the big 3: parabens, SLS/sulfats, and phthalates. I carry a copy of this around with me and cross-reference labels because all chemical names sound the same to me!

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We also mention a great resource – The EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. (I falsely said in the podcast that it was at ewp.org – my bad!!) Another helpful place to look is PETA’s Cruelty-Free Database.

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On to the products. We adore Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar – you can see us wearing it in the above photo! We both use this mascara from The Body Shop, and I also like their concealer. Laura recently found an awesome deodorant alternative that works like a charm – Lafe’s Natural Crystal Deodorant Stick. I love the brand Live Clean for their shampoo, conditioner and body wash – and you can find them in most drugstores! We’re also giving a shoutout to the great 18-in-1 soap by Dr. Bronner’s. Laura has been using a JASON bodywash that her roommate left behind and is, coicidentally, a great green product!

Lastly, we talk about some DIY options! Here’s a great resource about washing your face with olive oil + castor oil. Also, almond oil + regular white sugar is an amazing body scrub.

Whew! So that’s our green products round-up. Hope that you enjoy the episode – we had a really fun time making it. Protips for the next time you’re in a bad mood: just start forced laughing with a friend and soon you’ll be laughing hysterically for real! :)

-Steph

 

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3 thoughts on “Episode 3: Green Shower + Beauty Products!

  1. Hey Laura,

    These posts/podcasts are super cool and informative! Question: where can you buy the Lafe deodorant? Any stores in Mtl/Toronto?

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