Monday, July 11, 2011

Whole Living update

Confession: I don’t love the homemade natural laundry detergent. I tried. I love the IDEA. But it leaves a strange, and to my sensitive nose, unpleasant smell on my clothes, towels, and even the new baby stroller L Plan B will be to check out some other natural options that I can perhaps purchase.

I’m trying to avoid canned foods because of the BPA’s. SO, I was thrilled when I found these awesome seasoned black beans that aren’t in a can. “I’m saving our bodies!” I thought to myself. And Jeff thinks they are delicious. Of course then he just had to remind me that, yes, they aren’t in cans, BUT, they are packaged in PLASTIC! UGH! One step forward, 2 steps back?

I’ve heard that it might be better for people to use products that don’t contain the ingredient “fragrance.” Well believe me, it’s not that easy to do. I tried Aveno body wash and Aveno baby lotion, which both work really well and are mostly natural. But when we went on vacation I took one of my handy travel sized body washes-Caress Glowing Touch. Let me just tell you it’s HEAVEN. I’m not craving any foods during my pregnancy yet, but I did start craving that scent! Goodbye Aveno, hello fragrance. I wish they made shampoo, conditioner and lotion in the same scent! Oh well, you win some you lose some.

I LOVE the homemade cleaner I made with vinegar, water and a few drops of orange essential oil, though!

That’s all for this update. I will keep working at things and keep you posted J

1 comment:

Carly said...

That's the body wash I use!! I LOVE that smell too, and I keep waiting for them to make a lotion with the same smell. It's the BEST, and my skin doesn't break out in a rash when I use it like it does with most other body washes. Bonus! :) Let me know if you ever make a laundry detergent that smells like that.