How has your year been so far? Did you accomplish all of the goals and resolutions you planned way back in 2017? Now that we’ve made it through January, I’ve been thinking about New Year’s Resolutions, from each year in my past. This year my goals were more along the lines of self-care, but in the past I’ve created a lot of Resolutions about being environmentally responsible and less wasteful. In fact, over the last ten years or so, I’ve tried a lot of crunchy trends, products and habits. Some of these experiments have become favorite products that I will never give up! (Others I had to abandon a long time ago.) The question is, which ones have stood the test of time and which have been kicked to the curb? Keep reading to find out!
Cloth napkins-About 8 or 9 years ago, I realized how many napkins and paper towels we were going through on a weekly basis. Even though paper napkins are biodegradable and inexpensive it seemed like a simple switch to put some cloth napkins to daily use. I found a ton of 100% cotton napkins on clearance and sewed a few of my own. Those napkins have been washed and re-washed hundreds of times now and still serve our purpose perfectly! This was a simple change that was easy to keep up for our family. Click here for some budget-friendly cloth napkins to start your own stash!
Cloth Diapers-When I found out I was having twins, any ambitions of cloth diapers disappeared along with my sanity. But when I had my son a few years later, I decided to give it a good try. I used cloth diapers for about six months and I definitely understand why many parents love them. These are not your parents cloth nappies, folks! Cloth diapers today have come a really long way, they are absorbent, sturdy, cute and can be used through multiple kiddos! Because I bought my set of cloth used and re-sold it at a competitive rate, my cloth diaper experiment definitely saved us a ton of money. I absolutely love that there are great cloth diapers available today, but I frankly still loved my disposables when I threw in the towel. If you are interested saving money by cloth diapering, check out this post with tons of tips from Melissa at BeyondMommying.com!
Dryer Balls-I remember reading years ago that dryer sheets were one of the more toxic items in the average household, so I ditched them. After the switch, I tried to find other alternatives but nothing impressed me….until I started using wool dryer balls. I love these SO much! Click here to get a six pack of wool dryer balls by Smart Sheep for only $16.95! I throw all six into each load and they totally eliminate static, speed-up drying time and, with a few drops of essential oils, scent your clothes naturally. I definitely feel like dryer balls are an upgrade from dryer sheets, so I encourage you to give them a try!
All Natural Cleaners-Well, this is a huge category so I am not even sure where to begin. The reality is, a lot of the cleaning products we use on a daily basis are not safe or healthy. On the other hand, I’ve come to realize that a lot of “natural cleaners” aren’t truly that natural (have you heard the term: “green-washing“?), so I recommend doing a little research before you totally revamp your cleaning arsenal. There are a host of brands promising safer products, at a premium price so it can be difficult to weed through the options. Then there are tons of folks that recommend simply cleaning with vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda or soap and water. So what’s truly your best option? I recommend replacing strong toxic products with a gentler alternative as you run out, that way you are slowly moving toward a healthier environment in your home There are a few products I truly love and can’t recommend highly enough: Biokleen Soy Cream Cleanser, Young Living Thieves Cleaner, and the e-cloth Window Cleaning Pack. I have definitely embraced the idea of mechanical cleaning v. chemical cleaning.
Amber teething necklaces-Ok, I admit I first purchased amber teething necklaces because I thought they were just too darn cute. At the time, my twins were toddlers and it seemed like a fun accessory for them with the added possible benefit of pain relief. At the same time, my skin had become incredibly sensitive to metal jewelry so I bought a couple of necklaces for myself. Ya’ll, I have to admit wearing an amber necklace really helps my neck soreness and pain! When I’m having a headache or any kind of neck stiffness or soreness I put mine on and it really takes the edge off. My favorite shop for amber jewelry is Inspired by Finn. There are also plenty of options on Amazon.
Reusable Feminine Care- This is definitely the category I have to truly rave about. I don’t want to get too graphic, but reusable menstrual options have completely changed my life. I would never want to go back to the disposable versions of these products. Every woman needs to know, there are a LOT of options that can save money and are so much more comfortable. I truly feel like the reusable options are the luxury version of their disposable counterparts, changing them was totally an upgrade! Here’s a post with my down and detailed reviews of some of these products. And if you are already sold and just want to jump right in, here are some reusable menstrual cups and reusable pads (or mama cloth).
Reusable Straws– I know this may seem like an odd one, but my family uses a TON of straws. My kids are obsessed with smoothies and in general we just tend to consume a lot of beverages in our home! Switching to reusable straws just seemed like a no-brainer and I have to say we’ve loved the upgrade! Now we use glass straws from Strawsome.com, a set of stainless steel straws similar to these, and Bubba silicone straws. The only issue is that they really need to be rinsed right away or they become harder to clean. I suggest grabbing a straw brush to save yourself that frustration!
Natural Deodorant-Out of all the products so far, this is the category I have to say has been a huge fail for me. I know that traditional deodorant has questionable (at best) ingredients and really want to upgrade to something safer. But every time I try to switch I am completely under-whelmed with the natural versions. Maybe I have odor issues or maybe I just haven’t stumbled across the perfect safe product. If you have a natural deodorant you can truly recommend, please leave me a comment! Until then, I’ll stick with the men’s Degree that seems to work better than the feminine versions on the shelf.
Glass Food Storage Containers- Here’s another category you can’t convince me to give up: glass storage containers. It was so nice to ditch the broken, tough to clean plastic containers for sturdy, clear glass versions. Now I use glass-lock storage in my kitchen exclusively. My only regret is purchasing a mixed set of both round and square containers. I think sticking with just square is a better fit, space-wise. These have held up great for us for years now! I do feel much better about using glass from an environmental standpoint and I also believe the glass is safer for our health without the risk of leaching when heated.
No-Poo-If you aren’t sure what this is, let me quickly clue you in. No-poo means reducing or eliminating the use of shampoo to improve your hair health! Some folks also recommend “co-washing” (using conditioner in place of shampoo) to help restore the natural oils in your hair. This is one that I have tried with mixed results. First of all, I should say that my husband and my three children are completely shampoo-free and have great, healthy hair with no issues. The children use this cleansing conditioner and it works fantastic to quench their dry, curly hair without causing extra frizz issues. My husband just cleans his hair with water (yes, apparently he has evolved to a higher level of “green” than I can aspire to). I have dry hair with a stubborn case of dandruff that I can’t seem to eliminate without using a fairly strong shampoo. So I can’t go no-poo at this point. I have been able to cut back on washing frequency to about 2-3 times per week and my hair does seem healthier! So I guess I should still recommend No-poo as it works for most of my family!
I still have at least 20 more products I’d like to talk about, so be sure to keep watching the blog for Part 2 of this post! I’d love to hear your own Crunchy product recommendations and reviews, whether positive or negative so please leave me a comment!
Give Green Tidings deodorant a try. It really works amazingly. BTW, Love your daily email bargain updates. Thank you!
Leah Prescott says
Thank you I will check it out!
Lume is amazing!
Donna Gleason says
Lume! Great stuff!
I haven’t found a green deodorant that is effective either and I have tried numerous brands and scents. However, I have found a few diy recipes to make your own that work pretty well. You can find most of them on Pinterest.
I’ve had wonderful success with Schmidt’s green tea and jasmine sensitive deodorant. It smeals heavenly but the price stinks I now make my own
I also love Schmidt’s, the charcoal one has been my best success at beating odor!
You have to have access to an immediate washer/dryer situation if you are going to use cloth napkins and diapers!
Leah Prescott says
I guess that’s a good point Cheryl, although I do know women who hand wash their pads! I’m super grateful to have washer and dryer right in my home!
I don’t think this is completely true as I had to take my laundry to laundromat and I’ve used both diapers and pads that were fabric. I would just make sure that they were rinsed well and I would Spritz them with tea tree oil as an anti-microbial. It’s not ideal but it’s better than making excuses to not being eco-friendly.
This is a great little post with some valuable tips. I totally agree. The way you bring passion and engagement into the things you do can really change your outlook on live.
Jasmine Martinez says
I feel like deodorant is the biggest hassle when switching to a natural version, trust me I’ve tried them all, even diys and trying nothing at all haha but I eventually picked up a crystal deodorant from my local Marshalls, for less the 4$, and it’s all I’ll ever use now. Right after I shower I quickly rub it under, 4-5 swipes and that’s all. I bought it almost 2 years ago and it still looks whole.
Sally Scholle says
The only problem with the crystal is that it is an aluminum salt which is what is supposedly bad about the mainstream products. It worked fairly well for me, however, and it didn’t require plastic packaging.
H. G says
Add some lemon in coconut oil to get rid of dandruff and itchiness.
Lemons are great antidandruff treatment but dry hair out.
Coconut oil keeps the dryness at bay.
I use coconut oil with a few drops of tea tree oil massages into my scalp when the dandruff gets bad and it works wonders!!
Chelsea Johnson says
Fitpit deodorant is amazing!! I got on fine with a salt stick before becoming pregnant and a whole lot stinkier! Fitpit has been an absolute game changer for me.
Stephanie Breslin says
Finding a natural deodorant that actually works is hard. After going through a dozen brands I found one that I absolutely love…it even worked for my boyfriend!
The brand is LoveFresh and they are from Toronto:
I have so many of them but the super strength works best! Pats an free and all that jazz. The formula is non greasy and it feels like a stiffer over the counter antiperspirant.
You can order from them online from well.ca.
Other than that deodorant, only the salt sticks ever worked for me.
My trick was to stop using soap on my arm pits, once you stop killing the good bacteria there your body can naturally fight the smell (with a little help). So I only use water and now I can use what ever natural deodorant I like, if I want to.
I received a set of wool dryer balls for free and I was super stoked to use them…only to find them way disappointing. I did not find that they cut the dry time whatsoever, nor did they eliminate static. I was constantly chasing the balls all over the house bc at least 2 would get stuck in an arm sleeve and get totes in the laundry upstairs, 3 would fall out of the dryer while taking the laundry out, and the remaining would also be buried somewhere in the laundry and snatched later by eager children to play with. Oh well. You win some, you lose some. Back to dryer sheets.
I found that by switching to a natural laundry detergent eliminates the static cling. It does take several washings to get the chemicals out of the clothes from the regular laundry detergent but once you do you won’t have that static. Then the natural aides in the dryer work. If you research what chemicals are used in dryer sheets…it definitely makes the switch worth it.
Most static is from over drying, try setting your dryer on either a lower temp, less time or if you have a smart dryer a lower “I’m done drying time”.
I have horrible dandruff and I use baking soda mixed with the Renpure Cleansing Conditioner and it works like a charm.
Re natural deodorants … I live in a sub-tropical climate (Queenslsnd, Australia) so this is a biggy! I’ve used chrystal deodorant rocks, but here are a couple of other suggestions: arrowroot or cornflour in a bowl with a cotton (crocheted) powder puff to absorb moisture); Hand Sanitizer – make your own with rubbing alcohol & aloe vera sap. I’m not into replacing a “product”with another ” product” – there are always completely natural alternatives … after all, the natural alternatives are what was being used before the “product” wss invented. Enjoyed your blog.
Smelling Good :P says
for the deodorants- once you switch, your body will produce extra sweat to try and get rid of aluminum and toxins stuck in your pores from your previous deodorant! This will cause extra sweat and extra smelling for a bit. after a month or two of Piperwai deodorant (and now primally pure), i don’t sweat nearly as much and i don’t stink at all! seriously- i put it on in the morning and that’s it. i even go to the gym in the evening and i’m still fresh! you will sweat a bit because your pores are no longer clogged, but it’s completely manageable and i’ve found I sweat a lot less than i used to. please please give it some time! i like primally pure (and everyone loves them), but i loved piperwai when i got it last year. they may have changed their formula though. i’ve heard schmidt’s is amazing too. happy smelling! 🙂
If you’re looking to purchase deodorant I recommend you skip the traditional style and go for an aluminum free ‘crystal’ deodorant. Apply it right after you shower and then every 24 hrs after that (if you haven’t just showered make sure you wet it first). However, you will need more than a swipe or 2 the usual recommendation is 10-20, I personally apply it for about 20 sec.
If you are still having problems you may need to detox your pits. I’ll be talking about this soon on my blog come by and visit.
The hardest part of switching to a natural deoderant wasn’t finding a brand that worked, but taking the time to re-train my body to be used to the new stuff. It took several months to stop over producing sweat and smell because of what some of the chemicals were doing to my body.I’ve also tried several brands and now that my body is off the chemical stuff, it doesnt seem to matter which natrual brand i use.
Kay brooks says
I ha ve used Deo Nat natural crystal deodorant for a few years now and it works wonderfully. I get it from a health food shop at a reasonable cost and it lasts for ages. It is 100% natural mineral salts in a stick shape and is easy to use.
I can send a photo if you wish.
I have to say deoderant was a hard switch for me too because I am a farm hand in the hot humid state of Florida, so I know a thing or two about sweat, and this deoderant has changed my life. The patchouli/lime scent is my favorite, definitely recommend. For longer days, I find the lemongrass will make you smell fresh for the entire day.
This is a link to the amazing deoderant I have fallen in love with.
In New Zealand we have this wonderful brand called Ethique, they produce a really great solid block deodorant which is natural. I’ve been using it for months now and love it, the vanilla lavender is my favourite. I am pretty certain they ship internationally too, they also have an amazing range of solid shampoo/conditioners and other products, after using the solid shampoo bar for the last 2.5 years I would never go back to using a traditional shampoo.
Sorry the website is ethiquebeauty.com
After many years struggling with flaky itchy scalp I switched to a shampoo which is sulphate free, seems to have done the trick…. might be worth a try?
I agree with smelling good. You need to give it time. Your body and others are FULL of toxins!!!! Sweating is then natural way to get them out.
Dryer balls yes they do not stop static. So i make my own dryer sheets out of old linen or cotton napkins (you can use cotton washcloths too). 1 cup of household white vinegar (I like Heinze because it makes EWG’s list [envrionmental watch dog]), 25 drops of your favorite essential oil (you don’t even need this if you don’t want it [I use Aromatic International or Pranorum oils. Doterra, Young living and other MLM’s are substandard and costly and have been reprimanded in the past by the NAHA and AI groups]). Mix this together. You can add 1/4 cup of filtered water to make this mix go further. Pour in a glass jar with a wide mouth (check out hobby lobby). Put the cloths inside and let the soak up the fluid. When you have a dryer load pull out a cloth, wring it out and put it in. When that load is done put the dryer cloth back in the jar. Refill the jar with the liquid mix as needed.
If you really want to change your life check out the Weston Price Foundation!!
If you are trying to go with a natural deodorant, you need to stop using deodorant at all for about two to three weeks first to get your body used to the change, and then switch to a natural one! It’s a detoxing thing and really great! Though natural deodorants wont make you sweat less, just prevent it from smelling.
And going no-poo doesnt mean that you have to give up cleaning your hair! Mix warm water with bicarbonate and it in my opinion cleans your hair way better than shampoo does! Much more environment friendly too! Use avc mixed with water for a conditioner too! It works absolutely amazingly!
I recently switched to Primal Life Organic natural deoderant. I’ve used natural deodorants all my life, but this is the first one I’ve tried that really makes a difference. I spent all day yesterday running around like a crazy person in 80+ degrees, and when I took off my shirt in the evening… no stink! I still sweat (which is super important to keep your pores healthy) but it doesn’t smell bad like it used to. I’m really excited to be able to start wearing my shirts multiple days in a row all through the year! Oh, and they’ve switch their packaging to these lovely 100% no-waste cardboard tubes, so I feel even better about buying it.
Try PiperWai for natural deodorant! I would try the jar because it sticks better and can also be used on your hands to dry the sweat in your hands, haha. But I have enjoyed it and it’s cruelty-free and vegan!
Thanks for the rec!
Lume with Schmidt deodorants
Literally spent years without a safe deodorant! I became allergic to everything and I always smelled! It was horrible! I started using Schmidt and I liked it, but was still not in love with my deodorant! (Tip with Schmidt, don’t lather it on! Just do a couple of swipes or you will feel sticky!) I bought Lume and it works so well! Almost. Now I don’t stink, but I do sweat! So I put them together and It’s seriously the best combo!
Lume kills the odor and is seriously amazing!
I doesn’t get rid of the sweat. So I use Schmidt on days when I feel like I will be sweating more. But now because of Lume, I don’t feel like I have to wear deodorant constantly. Or I alternate
Sandra Clua says
For deodorant the reason it’s not working is because you pores are filled with toxic chemicals from store bought products so you need to detox for a week clean your pits well with apple cider vinegar and baking soda do not use the chemical deodorant this whole time sacrifice smelly for a week and use natural or nothing like I did . At the end of the week make a mask out of bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar and leave on for 20 mins (it works great for a facial too) after that you should be able to use natural deodorant I use Amrpit Armor from doc spartan and it’s great mind you I started using deodorant at the age of 4 because the smell has always been unbearable and my whole life is put deodorant on and it would mask the smell for maybe 2 hours and I would have to reapply . After this I have stopped suffering from all the stink and I no longer need to go to my dermatologist to get huge cyst like pimples opened to reveal I had a huge quarter sized chunk of deodorant stuck in my pores.
Have you tried doing an armpit detox? I know it sounds crazy, and I was skeptical, at first. But I decided to try it be there were no natural deodorants that worked for me. Turns out, it actually worked, and now I can use natural deodorant without any problems. You can find instructions here: https://wellnessmama.com/25432/detox-your-armpits/
And my favorite natural deodorant is Schmidt’s.
Pong is a great deodorant give it a try and love the little tin so many options for recycling…
Agree with previous peeps on the ethique shampoo bars…all in one bars
I switched my usual deodorant to Ben&Anna deodorant and it’s been good. A bit pricey though ( aren’t they all) , but smells good and works fine.
Due to allergies my friend had, I was forced to find an alternative deodorant. Looking for something to work on me was crazy. I sweat a lot. Finally I started using Lavilin. That was 30 years ago, it still the same routine. What I liked was I only needed to use it once every 10 days to completely eliminate odor. Completely. When I start to smell, I reapply. Wash, apply, before going to bed. By morning any smell from the deodorant was gone so it didn’t bother my friend. During the day I use a homemade powder just to freshen up. They also make one for feet that use every now and then.
Just putting it on every 10 was a plus. No more odor, no more stains on my shirt from deodorants.
Love this list. I’m that person who suggests cleaning the whole house with vinegar, peroxide, baking soda, water and soap (Not all mixed together of course. But I have yet to try wool dryer balls, I have tried all sorts of others but not wool. Maybe something to look into.
I’ve tried natural deodorants and my family protested! It was NOT good. I also did not have success with the wool dryer balls. The climate where I live is too dry and it doesn’t matter if I cut dry time, add extra balls, take out when things are still damp, I still get static. And trying to find all of them at once was near impossible! I make my own laundry detergent so I know it isn’t that either. So I’ll keep my dryer sheets :).
I’ve had disappointing results with crunchy diy deodorant for the most part and I’m way too cheap to shell out for the store bought. However, what I’ve been doing for years now is to rub plain coconut oil into my pits after a shower and then I have a separate container of a 50/50 blend of baking soda and corn starch that I dust on with a makeup brush. It feels fancy af, and I swear it works all day and I am a super sweaty girl. For scent, I just swipe some essential oil perfume blend on to my shirt but I stay de-stinkified all day with this method. I don’t know why it works better or me than when you mix all those items together, as in the OG crunchy hippie deo, but it does. Best of luck finding something you like!
Denise E says
Just caught your post on Pinterest. I have a couple suggestions. I suffer from scalp psoriasis style dandruff and have found Young Living Vanilla Shampoo & Conditioner a life saver. I also get my hair thinned out regularly so my scalp can breathe – it’s otherwise fairly course, thick hair.
As for deoderant. I have this same issue as well as I tend to get a skin yeast infection almost immediately when I try and switch to more natural. I had no choice this last time as conventional deoderants were causing lumps in my armpits. The more the aggressive the yeast infection was the worse the smell. My naturopath suggested a clay detox face mask used on the pits to help the detox process – it’s because our bodies are going from clogged pores to stop the sweat to unclogged and the bacteria mixed with our persperation is causing the smell (and I can’t stand myself). I was really struggling this week (almost one WK into a switch) so I treated the yeast rash by cleaning pits with witch hazel and using a conventional vaginal yeast infection cream as well as a homade spray with witch hazel, sandalwood oil Norali oil, Tea Tree oil and German chamomile. It seems to have helped quite a bit and I’m hoping for better odor guard as I figure the right combos out. I haven’t yet figured out what natural deodant I like best from the stores and might just have to make my own.
Judith Tacquet says
I have been using a chemical free and clean deodorant from Primally Pure. I have 2 favourites: Geranium and lavender. I NEVER have body odor and I have tested this deodorant by skipping deodorant for 2 days. I only bathe twice a week. I also practice eating a raw vegan eating style. I hope this information helps. Judith in Houston
With the deodorant and no-poo. When attempting either have you allowed for a minimum 2 week prior prior to stopping use of them? Both require 2-4 weeks transition period for your body to both detox and rebalance after being used to all of the chemicals. Often after a few days r week people give up thinking they are not working.
April Broussard says
Hi Mara! I absolutely love that I came across you on Pinterest. I’m a newbie, and less than 1 year into transitioning into all natural resources, and learning how to work on making healthier choices for my family & I. I really am in disbelief at all the healthy and natural aids that are out there, more so than not, that are right in our own pantries etc .. I have been doing as much research as I possibly can with my time. My story begins with 3 beautiful kids! I have 2 girls that both suffer from Lupus. My oldest daughter is 25, my son is 18, and my baby girl just made 17. What got my attention was your read on “how to clear up sinuses for good” Lupus is an auto immune deficiency & like all other illnesses is not only horrible but it can be life threatening! The medications that my girls were put on in their beginning diagnosis we’re absolutely frightening to say the least! I’m trying to make this long story, and trust that it is, as short as I can:) Ironically, both girls were diagnosed right at the age of 14. My son is our middle child, and I thank God he’s always been healthy. At multiple points I have had both girls in the hospital at once just different floors. Yes, insanity at it’s finest! The antibiotics, steroids, intravenous treatments, and certain meds that were life threatening! One morning as I was reading & researching everything that I could, to understand Lupus SLE, and a couple of unfortunate situations that spawned from this miserable illness ugh ? I decided to start winging (oldest daughter) off of 5 meds. She was expected to take up to 14 in a day’s time. We eventually over the period of 2 1/2 years to, 3 a day, then 2 a day then 0 a day. Again, fast forward, I learned that the common denominator with both girls is INFLAMMATION! This was & is the culprit that strikes any darn time that it wants too. With that being said, even tho both of my girls have the exact same thing, how extremely different Lupus has attacked them. We did get 3 different opinions & the blood work was the same every time. Very sad to watch this happen to 2 of my kiddos. They’re like soldiers, stronger than I could ever be! So I pressed your sinuses article knowing that inflammation is the big major monster involved! I also have learned how detrimental medications can be over a period of time, especially when a specialist says she needs this or that. Which isn’t completely false, because unfortunately she does! I really hope that you read my story to the end. You are our primary reason for coming off all of those medications. I’m not by any means saying, for any & or all Lupus patients that this is the solution! I tweaked the recipe a bit by also using cherries along with the other ingredients you spoke about. It did take an act of congress & nearly bribery to get her to drink it, but coming up on her 1 month 3X a day regimen of this smoothie and she started to improve, not just baby steps but by leaps & bounds! She’s happily married & is at her all time best health ever. Lupus did cause a couple of permanent damage but I know if we didn’t try something, anything, she wouldn’t be where she is today. I’m still working on my youngest as she’s got it worse, but I won’t give up on continuing recipes like yours!! I read your article in 2014 and took a picture of it. Then I got hacked, so I was not ever able to say Thank you for the time that you put into all of these awesome & wonderful remedies. I found you at 4:30 this morning & I am a #1 follower, OF COURSE ☺️ and I will continue!! So this Cajun gal with a big Oklahoma heart, in Louisiana can’t be happier than I am right now!! FYI I really would love to go all in with the deodorant, but unfortunately I know I will fail miserably! I hit menopause 2 years ago & I have given my best try at the natural way but I just can’t handle the excess sweating on top of sweating! Especially in my hot & humid little state! Good look, I’ll be cheering you on!!!!
April, this is amazing! I am so glad to hear the smoothie regimen has helped your daughters so much. And kudos to you for doing what you knew was best for them. Many wishes for continued good health!
Brandie Paes says
Natural deodorants work best if 1) you do an underarm detox first and 2) if you are eating well. Meaning not junk but healthy foods. The more junk you eat the more you stink!
I insisted on trying the wool dryer balls. I was very disappointed as they never did anything for static, they were noisy, and using the essential oils never left the smell on my clothing.
I think you have to have a certain kind of body to use the diva cup because it was uncomfortable and never stayed in. The cloth pads were like using the old super thick pads that wadded up and leaked everywhere. Not having much luck trying to fins organic feminine hygiene products that work as well as the commercial brands. Why can’t they work the same or better?
Just my opinions and experiences.
Hi, I just started using Bambody brand Period Underwear and absolutely love them. If you haven’t had luck with the Diva Cup or the Reusable Pads give the underwear a try. I had my doubts but 2 months in and don’t know why I didn’t try them sooner. My sister likes the Thinx brand but they are so expensive that I wanted to look for a different brand, went on Amazon on found the Bambody for $34 for 3 pair
Woo Hoo deodorant wild extra strength is what I use and love it!
Hi, give this a try for deodorant
Really good alternative
I started using Each and Everything deodorant this year. I really like it and would suggest giving it a try.
I also started using the earthling co for bar shampoo and conditioner. I’m in love!
Nice tips but dont use essential oils on dryer balls! It’s a fire hazard!
I’m afraid I have to disagree with using any type of dryer balls. I’ve tried them all and have to say unequivocally none worked. At all. Didn’t matter how many were used, what setting the dryer was on, how long I left the washing in the dryer for…..the static was horrible. So, I’m back to using dryer sheets and will never trust any claim of eco friendly, it really works again……
I tried Nuud and it worked like magic. I did a detox for about a week before anything else though. I bought that little tube back in November and I’m still using that tube to this day. I’m one of the lucky few to get to stretch that stuff I put in my underarms a whole 7 days before I need to reapply.
As for Menstrual cups. I tried it and it’s definitely not for everyone. It was painful at first so I had to alternate between reusable pads and the cup. I also use the cup with reusable panty liners just to catch anything if it overflows at all. It takes getting used to but I’ve been using it for a few years now and Only had to replace mine after 7 years I think. I’d like to try period panties next but have not gotten to yet.