shampoo & conditioner: trader joe's tea tree tingle
anti-frizz serum, when needed: extra virgin olive oil
deodorant: the crystal stick
body lotion: aveeno naturals daily moisturizing lotion (i can get this at costco!)
toothpaste: trader joe's peppermint
liquid body soap: dr. bronner's peppermint castile soap
bar soap: dr. bronner's almond
facewash: local raw honey
for makeup, i use bare minerals foundation and bronzer--this stuff is a little on the pricey side but it lasts forever! i use clinique eyeliner, eyeshadow and mascara. when these run out, i will be looking for a line that does not include parabens or other nasties in its ingredient list. if anyone has any suggestions, i would LOVE to hear them.
lipgloss: alba passionfruit lip gloss. so yummy and gives a nice pretty shine, comparable to the stuff i used to use that was basically liquid plastic with some synthetic flavoring & scent. i also use lansinoh lanolin for healing chappy/dry lips.
california baby calming hair & bodywash in the bath. olive oil on rare occasions for dry skin. weleda children's tooth gel for her bitty teethies. we do not use rash cream for diaper rash--primarily because she doesn't get rashy, but also because if she does get rashy, i find that fresh air clears the rash quicker than any cream.
for regular laundry:
ecos liquid detergent in magnolia & lily scent. this stuff is 100% biodegradable, smells delicious without synthetic fragrances, and has a soy-based softener.
for cloth diaper laundry: 7th generation delicate care. gets them clean, every time.
for wool: ecover delicate wash for fine fabrics & wool
for lanolizing: lansinoh lanolin. SO much better than medela.
for extra whitening & stain removal: oxyclean. pure magic. swear.
around the house:
dr bronners & baking soda for pretty much everything that needs a scrub.
vinegar for the windows.
a sprinkle of baking soda for stink in the diaper pail.
an open window for air freshener.
in the diswasher: trader joes liquid detergent. to be honest, it's not all that great. sometimes the dishes are squeaky clean, sometimes not so much. i have a box of ecover dishwashing tablets that i am itching to try when the tj's stuff runs out.
as a rinse aid in the dishwasher: vinegar.
there you have it. life has gotten pretty simple here. i like it.