Well, I was stuck. Now I’m a little un-stuck…at least for a few new products.
I’ve been really concerned about soaps, shampoos, lotions…all those things that smell oh, so yummy, but go down the drain …and are full of synthetic chemicals that actually harm our skin and contaminate water and the environment.
Many of them actually commonly contain petroleum synthetics, sulfates that are harmful to the environment and marine life, synthetic stabilizers that contain suspected carcinogens, non-biodegradable detergents and forms of formaldehyde (!?!) preservatives. Well, fabulous! I can hardly wait for my next shower so I can poison the earth and MYSELF!
I’m taking my first step and I’ve replaced our hand soap and my kids’ bath wash and shampoo with Method products. I’ve heard a lot about them (and knew they were available in tons of places) so I’m giving them a try. Method products are naturally-derived, biodegradable products and placed in recycled/recyclable containers from factories and offices that operate using some of the greenest practices I’ve heard of yet!
Not only are they wonderfully green, the packaging is great (my feelings about ugly, green products are no secret!) and they smell fabulous!!! Ahhh! More of my criteria met!
I have to be honest and say that while I purchased them, I haven’t yet put them to use. I still have a small supply of our current products and wouldn’t it be ridiculous to just dump them down the drain??? I mean, they’re going to wind up there anyhow, whether we use them or dump them down in one big blob!…
But I will certainly keep you posted…check ‘em out during your next store visit and let me know what you think!