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#1 starchild

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    Posted 18 June 2008 - 07:57 AM

    I've been slowly eliminating synthetics out of my life after reading a really informative book. Once you know what to look out for it's amazing how many of your everyday products are potentially harmful!

    Do you have any favorite natural soaps, lotions, shampoos, conditioners, etc. that do not contain parabens, sodium laureth/lauryl sulphates, or phthalates?

    I really like the virgin coconut oil and creams made by Tropical Traditions, it's great for skin. I like some Alba products too. I keep several types of shampoos, lotions, etc. to have variety (I've heard it's a Gemini thing LOL) and I'm looking for more natural goodies because I can't get enough!

    Sometimes I make my own stuff (olive oil & sugar makes a great body scrub) so if you have recipes for homemade products bring them on!

    #2 MarieSam

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      Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:11 AM

      Fellow Gemini here, and hahaha I've got so many products that FI calls my bathroom a convenience store. I too absolutely LOVE Alba products, especially their facial cremes. Do you use the line in the green bottles or the orange/green ones

      FYI - I just bought a Alba gift set at Costco on Monday, and it was only $18!! It had body and facial scrubs, body butter, a cleanser, body lotion, and chapstick from what I remember. I think there's more but I can't remember. Anywho, it was a really good deal I couldn't resist =)

      One thing I've been using faithfully for about a year now is Palmer's Olive Butter because it keeps my skin so hydrated and smooth. Don't know if it's chemical free, but it works great. Palmer's cocoa butter is also good to use too, smells great but sometimes feels too greasy for me.

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        Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:31 AM

        A fellow Gemini product junkie, thanks, MarieSam! LOL

        I use the green/yellow Alba..I think it's Hawaiian botanicals? They have so many lines! I love Palmers but I do think there is something in there that shouldn't be...but olive butter just sounds good! And the cocoa butter I want to eat by the spoonful it smells so god. I'll look into them again.

        I do keep those little push-up sticks of 100% cocoa butter on hand always, definitely greasy but I put it on at night. They don't smell nearly as good as Palmer's though

        #4 Alyssa

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          Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:41 AM

          well, i am also a Gemini, a product junkie and try to use as much natural stuff as possible.

          i will take some inventory later in the bathroom and linen closet of my favs and post them here

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            Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:50 AM

            Cinnamon and rosemary are great for the hair. I always try to buy shampoo/conditioners with these as their bases. The more natural things in your hair, the better.
            I love glycerine soap.

            Also, I'm a huge fan of this line of shampoo/conditioners. They also offer other great beauty products, all natural, of course. The hair care stuff smells delicious:

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              Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:51 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Alyssa
              well, i am also a Gemini, a product junkie and try to use as much natural stuff as possible.

              i will take some inventory later in the bathroom and linen closet of my favs and post them here
              I knew you were! I'll tune in later :)

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                Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:53 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by cmmdee
                Cinnamon and rosemary are great for the hair. I always try to buy shampoo/conditioners with these as their bases. The more natural things in your hair, the better.
                I love glycerine soap.

                Also, I'm a huge fan of this line of shampoo/conditioners. They also offer other great beauty products, all natural, of course. The hair care stuff smells delicious:

                Nature's Gate
                Nature's Gate, I believe I used to have their Jojoba shampoo/conditioner. You're right, it smelled great and worked well too. Thanks, I'll have to check out their other products!

                #8 Copita

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                  Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:55 AM

                  ^^ I loooove their tea tree oil smelling shampoo! It is so refreshing catching whiffs of it in my hair all day long! :) LOL

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                    Posted 18 June 2008 - 08:56 AM

                    Haha I love when you can catch whiffs! I'll check it out!

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                    Posted 18 June 2008 - 09:10 AM

                    OK I've always been under the impression that Aveda products are all natural and free of the crap? At least that's what my stylist tells me? Was I wrong to believe her, anyone know?




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