It seems that we have been hit with a outbreak of rashes at my house. All due to the chemicals in the products we have been using.
I am allergic to the dial soap in our hand wash dispensers
My husband is allergic to our laundry soap
My 8 yr old is allergic to her body wash
I am irritated in more ways than one! I have had ENOUGH we are DONE with the chemical filled products!
However we are still a larger than normal family and have to do these things on a budget. So we are starting small and working our way up to clearing all the chemicals out of our house.
First up is replacing our shampoo and conditioners since we have used up our entire stockpile as of this month. We decided to go with the Kiss My Face shampoos and conditioners. I have ordered them off of amazon and I can't wait to see how they work!
We plan to buy some organic bar soap, probably the Kiss My Face olive oil bars, to use in the showers instead of body wash. I am planning to take some of my old washcloths and make these cute little bar pouches to help the girls get a good lather when they are in the shower. I am also loving the fact that they can no longer knock over the bottles of body wash and literally pour them down the drain.
Toothpaste is a harder one. I have yet to find a natural toothpaste that isn't nasty.... If you know of one please let me know!
As for our dishwasher detergent and laundry soap we plan to make them from scratch with natural ingredients. I will have to make two different laundry soaps one for normal laundry and one for our cloth diapers.
I have set up a page here on my blog with all of the homemade cleaners and detergent recipes I have found after hours of research. All the recipes for the products I am making can be found here.
Wish us luck this should be an interesting adventure!