I decided to start the switch over to natural products with something easy - body lotion. There's a lot of options out there for body lotions, both natural and not-so-natural. Before I was using a certain "baby lotion" only to learn it has ingredients like strong skin irritants, possible carcinogens, parabens, BHT, synthetic dye produced from petroleum or coal tar sources and all kinds of other toxins... and it's considered baby lotion. Sigh... isn't that crazy? The whole reason I bought it was because I thought it would be gentle and now I feel quite mislead.
So, i've been wanting to try out Burt's Bees Milk & Honey Body Lotion for a while now. It's been getting great reviews in a few different magazines and it's 99% natural. I love it so far. It has a light honey scent that stays with you all day (very light, not perfumy or anything), and it really is moisturizing! It has all kinds of great ingredients like shea butter, coconut, grapeseed and olive oil, honey, vitamin E and much more. It's $12.99 (CAD) for 170g (70g bottle shown here), which may seem a lot to some people I imagine, but I just really think it's worth it for a better product. Sure I paid less than 5 bucks for the other lotion, but what exactly was I paying for? A bunch of synthetic ingredients? No thanks. I'm sticking to Burt's Bees on this one!
Photo: Burt's Bees, edited by myself