For week 2 of Julys 12 Months of Wellness, were swapping out our chemical-laden household products for cleaner alternatives.
This week for July's 12 Months of Wellness, we’re swapping household cleaners, cosmetics, and personal hygiene products (just to name a few!) for natural alternatives. Here’s what the staff at alive had to say about their favourite natural products.
Leah Karpus, Editor, says: “I only use natural cleaning products, and the majority of my personal care products are natural too. My absolute favourite natural products are my skin care products—specifically, my lip balm and facial moisturizer. I’ve tried tons of different brands over the years, but I always end up coming back to my trusty tried-and-true staples. When you find a great natural product that works for you, stick to it!”
Isabela Vera, Editorial Intern, says: “My mom is about as eco-friendly as they come, and my house is full of green cleaning products, including natural dishwasher liquid, laundry detergent, and counter wipes. I find that they are just as effective as their chemical-loaded counterparts, minus the nasty smells. I am, however, slightly hesitant to give natural makeup a try—I’ve been using the same commercial products for years, and I worry that natural ones won’t work as well or look the same. Maybe this summer I’ll try and make the switch!”
Amanda Pentland, Graphics Designer, says: “At my house, we use natural or environmentally friendly cleaners, shampoos and conditioners. I find my scalp easily itches and reacts badly with high-end salon products as they contain a type of sulphite in them, so I got to great lengths to find products that are more natural and sensitive on my skin and hair.”
How’s your product swap going? Let us know via Facebook comment or Tweet! You can also follow along on our journey by following our blog posts, or join the conversation by using the Twitter hashtag #2013alive. And don’t forget to download your July 12 Months of Wellness goal tracking sheet!