Posted in Natural Products, Organic

Honest Company – Hand Soap & Laundry Soap

The hand soap smells great, I order the lemongrass one. The only complaint I have is that it doesn’t lather. I know in my head this doesn’t affect it’s effectiveness but I still miss the lather. It’s psychological. Also, I prefer the scents from Rocky Mountain Soap Company.

The laundry soap from The Honest Company worked well. I did not have any problems with it. My clothes came out just as clean as when I use my regular natural detergent. No one had any skin reactions, which is a biggie in my house. So I would have to give this product a passing review. Out of all the home cleaning products I have tried from The Honest Company, I would have to say this is the best one!

That’s it for my reviews of The Honest Company. I haven’t purchased any other products because of the surcharge on products as I described in an early post!

Posted in Beauty Care, Health, Natural Products

Being Natural

Being Natural is hard. The labels are confusing and so is the information out there.

I recently read the book Ecoholic by Adria Vasil and thought WOW I now have the information to be an informed consumer. Also I loved the book because it was Canadian, so I recognised products within and was able to actually find the stores and products talked about in the book! All of her books are great and highly informative!

But after reading the book doing research online and watching a few documentaries. I was more confused than ever!

Two websites that have helped to make everything easier to figure things out are

http://www.goodguide.com/ and http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

And a page with a whole list of helpful tools from Adria Vasil’s website

http://www.ecoholic.ca/kick-ass-websites/

I can now easily search products, while I am shopping to find out whether they are eco-friendly and live up to my standards.

There has been the odd product lines like Live Clean (If anyone has info on this company it would be greatly appreciated!), which I can’t seem to find on these databases so I am left to my own devices to determine whether they are good or not, but by and large these two websites make wading through the assault of products claiming to be eco-friendly much easier!

Posted in About Me, Natural Products, Organic, Spring

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Today is one of my favorite festivals of all year! Edmonton has a great Earth Day Festival.

You can check it out here!

It’s FREE!

It runs from 12:00pm to 6:00pm today at Fort Edmonton Park at the Blatchford Hangar.

ETS has a free shuttle running from South University Campus LRT station (Foote Field) to the front entrance of Fort Edmonton Park.

  • Free bike lock up is being provided courtesy of Edmonton Bicycle Commuters, (and transported by bicycle to the site by our friend Earth General Store’s Michael Kalmanovitch!). Please bring your own lock.
  • Walk. :-)
  • Carpool to the event. There is limited parking at Fort Edmonton Park.

I am taking my Sparks today and will stay afterwards to check out everything else!

Here is the Earth Day Canada Site, with links to all kinds of stuff going on for Earth Day here in Canada!

Posted in About Me, Hair Care, Natural Products

Curly Girl Handbook & Deva Curls Products

I read Curly Girl Handbook a while back and had implemented some of their curly hair styling tips and tricks and have had great success with them.  I recommend this book to anyone with curly hair who wants to go natural.  So after reading Curly Girl, I recently tried Deva Curls products Deva Care No-Poo and Deva Care One Condition.  I love these products.  I have no complaints.  They clean my hair wonderfully and the conditioner works great!  This is a great everyday hair care product (by everyday I do not mean literally everyday). I would recommend this product to anyone with curly hair.  They are definitly on my hit list currently of products to try.  I am now going to try some of there styling products.  I will give you the low down on what I think.

Check out The Curly Girl Handbook and Deva Hair Care Products!

Posted in About Me, Beauty Care, Natural Products, Tea, Vegan Recipes

Lazy Day & Rocky Mountain Soap Co.

Today was a lazy day.  We all slept in and then did lazy day things.  My day consisted of surfing the net, cooking,  half assing my way through some cleaning, starting my latest book from the library and drinking tea.  I am not looking forward to the return to work Wednesday.

I tried a new recipe today for lunch from a blog I love called Fat Free Vegan Kitchen.  I made Chili Mac.  Everyone liked it.  I loved it!

http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2008/08/chili-mac.html

Of course, I also spent some of my time surfing the net looking up natural products.       One product line that I would like to talk about is Rocky Mountain Soap Co. It is one of my favorite lines! They are a staple in our home.  I honestly don’t have a favorite as I love it all!  For Solstice, my daughter got the Vanilla Candy Cane body butter and chapstick as well as the Spicy Mandarin body Butter, bath salts and soap.  Two of their holiday scents out this year.  I bought their Breakout Buster  http://www.rockymountainsoap.com/productDetails/1019390/1027936/1000144 I’ll let you all know how it works and if I love it!  I recommend that everyone try their products!

Posted in Hair Care

Exotic Nectar: Argan Oil Smooth and Shine Cream by Live Clean

I love this hair oil!!!  It makes my hair soooo soft.  It cost me $5.00 at Shoppers Drug Mart. This hair oil is great for underneath your regular styling products and/or for those days when you have your hair up and out of the way.  It provides an incredible amount of moisture.

I found this by accident standing in the store trying to find something after realising

  1. I have no hair products
  2. I am on my way out for the evening.

Now you may be wondering, how do you end up with no hair products and on the way out for the evening.  Well, we just moved!!!  The day I moved was also my friend’s bachelorette party.  Because we were moving I hadn’t done alot of shopping in the weeks prior and had mainly been living out of boxes so I had been wearing my hair up in a bun for the most part.

I was standing in the store debating the merits of many different products, when I realised I am running out of time.  So I decided, I’ll just buy the product thats on sale for cheap and then I won’t feel so bad when/if it happens to not work for my hair.  Well to say the least I was uber suprised at how soft my hair was and how happy I am with this product.  I will definitely be trying more products from this line in the future

Please see the link below to view this product.

http://www.live-clean.com/products/products.aspx?title=exotic%20nectar%20-%20argan%20oil%20smooth%20|amp|%20shine%20cream