Toxin Free Home: Bathing

Video 2 in The Simplified Life's "Toxin Free Home" series. 

We're back with the second installment!  Here's the complete list of products mentioned:

Products Used Daily:

Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve shampoo bar - $8.65 - I use the Butterbar as it also has conditioners in it.  I recommend trying a few of their sample size bars to find the one that suits your hair type.  

Good Soap by Alaffia - $2.65 - this particular soap from them only seems to be available at Whole Paycheck, er...Foods

C.O. Bigelow’s Mach 3 razor base - $79 or $49 depending on model - I may have called this a Mach 5 in the video.  Oopsie.

The shampoo bar can also be used as a body and shaving soap if you really want to simplify your shower routine.  At almost $9 a bar though, I tend to only do that when I’m on vacation and only want to bring one bar of soap with me.  Bonus...it doesn’t leak in my suitcase!

Used Occasionally:

Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap.  

Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse to keep your locks luscious

So to sum it up, less than $12 worth of natural soap bars replaces about $50 worth of my former products.  (Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, shave gel, face wash, facial exfoliator, body exfoliator)

For some light reading on chemicals in shampoo, check out the Environmental Working Group (EWG)’s blog.