Posted by: Jordan
I’ve been working on going all-natural with my beauty routine for a while now. I’ve been all-natural with my diet for several years (no preservatives, no artificial colors or flavors, no processed foods). But I was sort of half-way there with my skincare. You know, the whole, “well things I get for free from giveaways (I enter EVERY giveaway I come across, regardless of if I even want the items being given away–it’s a compulsion I’m working on), or from product testing (I’m like a lab rat–a free lipgloss is being given away in return for my feedback?? sign me up!) well certainly those products are ok to use, I’m just not going to buy any new non-natural, toxic products.” But I found myself not even using most of those old products and my poor husband has to lobby for space in the medicine cabinet for his one tube of “non-natural but American Dental Association approved” toothpaste–don’t get me started on his compulsions. So, on January 1st while reading my amazing copy of The Green Beauty Guide, a gift from aforementioned ADA toothpaste-obsessed husband, I was inspired to purge my bathroom of all the half-used and some very loved toxic products. Sure, you’re not going to die from using one of these products. But look how many I have!
And if we’re using 20 different products containing parabens, sulfates, and loads of other nasties for 40 years, who’s to say that all those toxins aren’t going to contribute to some very unglamorous disease? I’m not really willing to risk it when there’s a world of brand sparkly new natural and organic products to discover out there! So, most of this challenge is trying to better my health and, in turn, the environment, but there is also the product junkie part of me that is screaming “NEW PRODUCTS TO TRY!!! WHEEEEE!!!!!”