What happens when you can’t sleep at night? You end up searching for something and finding something else online. I found GoodGuide, a ratings guide to all sorts of products. While all of these things should be taken with a grain of salt, it has been said their methods are not totally transparent, a look at this and comparing with other similar sites can aid in finding good choices for many items we use.
The good news was that most of the items I use aren’t horrible. That said, there are quite a few items I am replacing asap. Out of all the products I thought would be bad, I did not expect my shampoo to rate the worst. The worst! As in the lowest score you could get! Going to buy a replacement tomorrow at the Body Shop.
What really worried me, more than my own items, was the ones for Bumble. I searched for her brand of shampoo and body wash, given to us by our health conscious friends. What do you know? Not good. Not at all. We luckily had a set of another brand, Seventh Generation, that turned out to be ok so we switched. Just in time, too; tonight was bath night.
You always hear not to believe everything you see/hear/read. It’s true; just because a product says it’s natural or organic, does not mean that it actually is. It’s an expensive lesson, but one I’d rather learn now.