Accordingly, I'm shaking up the line of cosmetics I use. My preferred disposition for any given product is, in order of preference:
- Eliminate my need for it
- Use a homemade version
- Find an "all natural" product that's likely to endure
- Find a "mass market" product that's as safe as possible
I've replaced shampoo, body wash, and even shaving cream with Dr Bronner's liquid soap. It's affordable and readily available at health food stores and the internet. It's a real win to replace the need for three separate packaged products with one substance that's sold in bulk.
Method seems to be a decent compromise for hand soap and dish soap. It's also affordable and easy to find.
I've never been convinced that conditioner does anything, so I don't buy that.
Replacing deodorant has been difficult. None of the "all natural" products have really worked at all. For now I'm using unscented Sure, which, according to the Skin Deep cosmetics database, is just as safe as "all natural" stuff.
I'm still working on face scrub, aftershave, toothpaste, and mouth wash. Face scrub and toothpaste are prime candidates for making at home, but I haven't found the right recipes yet.