Lately, i've been doing more and more research on natural products. I've talked with quite a few people about it, co-workers and friends, and the consensus seems to be that everyone is concerned about the products they use, but no one has a lot of information or resources. Enter the book, "There's Lead In Your Lipstick" by Gillian Deacon. This book is a life-saver - literally! Upon recommendation from a reader (thanks dagmara!) I ran out get this book and haven't been able to put it down since. It has all the information you need. Gillian goes over each type of product we use in our daily life, with information about all the toxins often in those products, as well as her recommendations to replace those items with a natural version. I now know where to get natural products for practically everything! She also includes tons recipes to make your own version of say facewash, scrub, lotion, perfume, masks, make-up remover... the list goes on! If you're interested in switching over all your products to natural ones, this book is an invaluable resource. I've been recommending it to everyone! And what's also pretty great about it? Gillian is a Canadian writer, so her recommendations are sold in Canada or available to order online. No disappointment over "We don't ship outside of the U.S." Gillian also has this handy wallet tip sheet you can print out and take with you're when your shopping.
I've ordered new face wash and lotion recently, which i'll review here just after a week of using the products. I'm also waiting for a new French Lilac perfume and bodywash to arrive. That one might be hard as I love Chloé perfume. I'll be looking into makeup next, as I just realized my pressed powder has talc as the first and most prominent ingredient (insert horrified look on face here - i've been using it for 6 years!)... so stay tuned!