I did receive e-mails asking for the health and beauty aids my daughter uses for her family. She actually e-mailed them to me quickly but I have been a little slow in posting them....sorry! It takes some tweaking to take it from e-mail format to Blogger.
Here is her e-mail:
Most of our health and beauty aids are Tom's of Maine products...due to both the affordability and availability of their products. J. uses the shaving cream, deodorant soap, and fluoride-free baking soda toothpaste. Note: my tooth and gum health have actually IMPROVED since switching from fluoride toothpaste. Go figure. They also have a natural mouthwash which we aren't using yet but I may get at some point.
For contact solution, we use Alcon Opti-Free (green box) which is sold just about everywhere. We use a Lavender shampoo and conditioner by Avalon Organics, sold for a great price at Trader Joe's but also available (for a little more of course) at grocery stores and health food stores...try the "natural foods" aisle of the grocery store first.
For deodorant, we use the mineral crystal stones with great success, both of us have had far less problem with odor than ever before and it also is so good for the laundry, too...stick deodorant is hard to wash out of clothes and often traps odor in even after a good laundering, and of course the aluminum and other chemicals are horrible for your body.
All we use for the kids for shampoo/body wash is California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo/Body Wash. It's expensive, I order a few online at a time and just try to make it stretch as long as possible. I have to use it on the girls, too, because I don't want to leave any kind of residue in the tub that isn't safe for D.
They also use fluoride-free Tom's of Maine toothpastes. Although I don't have to be as careful with what I use, I do try to make sure I don't use anything heavily scented. I absolutely love the Burt's Bees skin care line, and I also use their tinted lip balms as lipstick. Champagne is my favorite (it goes on light pink) because I don't wear dark lipstick, but they do have some very dark colors available, and it doesn't have that "lipsticky" taste or smell. Some of their lotion has a strong smell, though.
Let me know if I've missed anything! If someone has a question about a
specific kind of product, I can look it up in the book and see what's