Is Your Sunscreen on the List?

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently posted their Best and Worst Sunscreens list for 2009  after testing over 1500 brands. They set out to find which brands work, which ones don’t, and which ones have harmful ingredients in them. Luckily I had been holding out for their results before I bought this year (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it). To live a bit more naturally, please check out your sunscreen with them. They even have a list of best easy to find sunscreens, which I will include below for your reference.


Of the many sunscreen brands they tested, 3 out of 5 products did not protect well from the sun and/or they contained ingredients of questionable safety. They state that the brands with the largest market share “were the worst offenders.” Continue reading “Is Your Sunscreen on the List?”

Review of Kindhearted Women’s Comfort Cream

Kindhearted Woman is a company that makes natural body, hair and baby products. It is a company that I have purchased from for several years and have been very happy with both their products and service. All of their products are cruelty-free and many are organic. They are based in Connecticut and most of their products are hand made by the owner or her employees, or purchased from Fair Trade suppliers.

Comfort Cream is a rich, soft, white cream that reminds me in look and feel of the old cold cream your grandmother might have used. It has a light, fresh scent that is not overpowering. When applied to the skin, it feels silky and starts penetrating the skin immediately. It goes a long way, as I find I usually put on more than I need and have to moisturize another area with the excess. Because it is thicker than a lotion, it sits of the skin longer and it feels cool for longer. Continue reading “Review of Kindhearted Women’s Comfort Cream”

Review of Tropical Traditions Deodorant

When I began my quest for a natural deodorant, one suggestion I heard was to “try coconut oil.”  It was easier said than done – coconut oil is not always easy to work with. It is solid when the temperature is below 76 degrees, but quickly liquefies as it touches skin. After a few messy mornings, I decided to make life easier and ordered Tropical Traditions Lavender Roll-on Deodorant.

Tropical Traditions Lavender Deodorant

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