[Patricia] Day 6: Splish Splash I Was Taken a Bath
Day 6 of my #Organic30day challenge has arrived and I’m excited to tell you about my newest organic friendly find from Trader Joe’s.
Our daily activities include eating, sleeping, breathing, and taking showers (for the most part). Personally, I would say one of my favorite things to do is taking showers. It’s a place to think, get ready for the day and mix and match the multiple cleaning products I have lined up around the tub. Showers also give me time to read the ingredients on the back of many of the products I used to use. We’ve talked about Parabens , Polyethylene (PEG) and the many far from natural ingredients that sneak into our everyday products. I was surprised to see at one point mostly all of my products from shampoo, conditioner, shaving cream and body wash had one or more of these ingredients in it. It’s not surprising since the main use of parabens is to extend the shelf life of several products in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.
Previously we discussed that our skin is an organ and the importance of feeding it the right nutrients. Considering the amount of showers I take, I soon realized the first product I needed to swap out for a more natural version was my body wash. For the last month I’ve been using Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Body Wash .
Pros: I absolutely love the peppermint smell. Its refreshing, but not too overpowering. There’s no oily film and washes off quickly. The ingredients are mostly all natural. No Parabens or PEG present. There are actually several ingredients that are marked organic such as organic peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, nettle, thyme, chamomile and soybean protein
Cons: You have to use at least 4 quarter sizes of body wash on your lufa to see any bubbles form. This is similar to many natural body washes and shampoos because they don’t contain the increasingly controversial chemical Sodium Laureth Sulfate that is found in most beauty and household products. In this case the surface CON is actually the result of a PRO.
Where to Buy: Trader Joe’s. It’s more affordable to purchase it at the store (similar to the Trader Joe’s Spa Lavender Lotion) then through an online retailer.