Laundry is one of the most impactful steps you can take if you are looking to incorporate greener and cleaner products into your home. The conventional options that exist on the market today are some of the most unsettling of the items I’ve seen on my journey; full of environmental, neurological, and retrodictive toxins, notContinue reading “Non-Toxic Laundry Guide”
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…).
With all of the conversation that we have had lately regarding personal care lawsuits and recalls (which you can read about in THIS POST), it was only a matter of time before one of you asked about sulfates specifically. In the hair care world, and especially the curly hair world “sulfate” has become trigger word.Continue reading “Why Are Sulfates (all of a sudden) An Issue?”
DMDM-Hydantoin is defined as a formaldehyde-releasing agent and is primarily used as a preservative in cosmetic and personal care products. It is the ingredient identified in over a dozen hair care lawsuits as being responsible for extreme hair loss and scalp irritation. You can read more about those law suits in THIS post. What thatContinue reading “What is DMDM?”
After the explosive news last week about the hair loss lawsuit in the works against Johnson & Johnson over their OGX Brand products, I had to go digging. It seems like in the past 5 years I have heard about lawsuits in the hair care industry increasingly more regularly and I wanted to wrap myContinue 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 are not aware, these are some of the OGX shampoos that Johnson & Johnson is being sued over. This is the second major lawsuit with J&J in the past 2 years, the first being with their Talc powder. In these products, they are using a chemical called DMDM hydantoin, a known formaldehyde releaser.Continue 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”