I am officially done buying plant based milk from the store.
For starters, they’re ridiculously expensive, PLUS they contain less than 2% almonds, oats, cashews, etc.
The other 98% is water and a bunch of other ingredients that act as fillers, sweeteners, thickeners and preservatives. I just don’t see the point in spending $5 a gallon for water and a bunch of ingredients I don’t even know.
In the food and personal care industries, companies are required by law to print a complete List of Ingredients on their products. The ingredients must be listed in order of predominance with the ingredients used in the greatest amount printed first followed in descending order by those in smaller amounts.
Here is what I found when I flipped over the bottle of Fat Free Ranch and compared it to Hidden Valley’s regular ranch (which is what I thought I was eating, just without the fat…somehow…).
It works by creating and releasing an oil called Sebum. It’s lipid-rich substance favors the growth of wide range of microbes which in turn hydrolyze triglycerides and release free fatty acids onto the skin. The released fatty acids create a protective barrier and contribute to the acidic pH of the skin, inhibiting the growth of many common pathogens suchContinue reading “Why Are Sulfates (all of a sudden) An Issue?”
The problem is that you will never see Formaldehyde listed as an ingredient in the products you use in your home. That is because there are ingredients out there that actually chemically decompose into formaldehyde in the presence of water. That means that companies can add them to a product, any product, that contains water,Continue reading “What is DMDM?”
THIS is why good products seem expensive. It’s not that real, natural products actually cost more, it’s that these crappy, petroleum derived ones are toxic and literally irritating our immune system day in and day out. Most of these synthetic ingredients provide no real value to our products, they do nothing good but line theContinue reading “Lawsuits in the Hair Care Industry”
There are a few simple tools that we can use to our advantage on our journey to use less plastic, and one of those tools is the plastic type (read more about why using less plastic is important in THIS POST). Plastic typing is a simple classification system developed in the 1970s developed as aContinue reading “The Seven Different Types Of Plastic”
If you currently have any of these products you may want to consider reading THIS blog post about DMDM and then deciding for yourself if it is an ingredient that you are comfortable using in your home. Should you choose to dispose of these products the best way to do so is to wear aContinue reading “OGX Hair Loss Lawsuit”
I like to focus on plastic because of the opportunity. There are literally thousands of opportunities each day to use less or find ways to use what you do consume more than once before you toss it. Not only because it’s everywhere but also because there are so many ways to replace it, if that’sContinue reading “Why Not Plastic?”
There are a few specific moments when I was first stepping into consciousness that stand out to me. One of those times, circa 2007, my step mother let me borrow a book called “The Inconvenient Truth”, which I read in a day. When I finished I remember he looking at me and saying somethign alongContinue reading “My Journey to Living More Consciously”
5 Tips for Transitioning to Innersense: This weekend was the launch of the Trust Your Innersense Challenge and on Saturday I hopped on live and filmed a launch video full of tips for those of you who are using Innersense products for the first time. Let me give you a quick recap: The very first thingContinue reading “Tips for Transitioning to Innersense:”