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March 10th, 2012, 05:20 PM
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Lately I have been into buying toiletries with less chemicals. It's almost become a bit of a hobby haha. I have bought soap, shampoo/shower gel and a bubble bath from lush and have been buying the most gorgeous bath mallows from bomb cosmetics (highly recommended! ) then yesterday I picked up the new sanex 0% chemical shower gel/bubble bath. Has anyone got anymore recommendations?

I've also been buying eco friendly cleaning products but that would make a much less exciting post!
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March 10th, 2012, 05:32 PM
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i buy this type of cleaners...

Cleaning Products - Naturally Derived | Green Works
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March 10th, 2012, 05:38 PM
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Thanks for the link! I'll have to see if they're available in the UK. The ones I have been using are called "method" cleaners.
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March 11th, 2012, 04:35 AM
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I don't use reduced chemical shower gel/shampoo for my fiance and I, but I do use all natural for our son. I buy California Baby, Organic Babies and Johnsson's Naural's, all of which I buy on the internet. I also use natural cleaners around my house too, I buy Method, Green Works, Ecover and Planet Earth. I do buy the occasional chemical cleaner and bath product but it's very rare.
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March 11th, 2012, 09:40 AM
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How did I not know about Johnson's naturals?!! Thanks!
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March 11th, 2012, 10:33 AM
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I wonder how much of those products is actually natural, and how much is marketing? There is not much you can't clean with baking soda or vinnegar. Not that I do that, lol! I also use green works but only because it was on sale and I had a coupon. But I think I should start trying to just use vinnegar and baking soda. Get rid of the chemicals we have in our house!
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March 11th, 2012, 02:01 PM
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I wonder how much of those products is actually natural, and how much is marketing? There is not much you can't clean with baking soda or vinnegar. Not that I do that, lol! I also use green works but only because it was on sale and I had a coupon. But I think I should start trying to just use vinnegar and baking soda. Get rid of the chemicals we have in our house!
I wondered the same thing too. I do use baking soda and vinegar sometimes around my house, but while some say it doesn't leave a vinegar smell behind, I definitely dispute that it does. So I don't do it too often. For me the choice was made for me when my doctor said I have to stop using so many chemicals on my hands because I suffer with BAD dermatitus The natural cleaners aren't so harsh on my broken skin which is nice. That's the reason why I use natural on my son too, because he too suffers from very inflamed skin Before all that though, when my fiance and I first moved in together, I used a lot of normal cleaners and thought nothing of it!
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March 12th, 2012, 09:19 AM
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I clean a lot with vinegar and baking soda. The only place I use chemicals are in the kitchen because I'm paranoid. Emily gets aveeno shampoo which has minimal chemicals in it. I buy regular shampoo and body wash for myself.

Also, Lindsay there was recently some articles here about how they added some chemicals to California Baby. I think it was Sodium Benzoate? Anyway, some of the girls online were complaining that it was drying out their kids skin and considering the expense of that brand, just thought you might want to know.
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