Coconut Oil

I’m not going to mention a specific brand here because I’ve tried so many, but I love coconut oil! It’s another great multi-tasker. This one crosses the barrier from personal care into food! Now, I’ve used coconut oil for cooking meat (I don’t recommend it because the meat tastes like coconut), and baking (yummy, definitely … Read more

Acure Argan Oil

The Acure Argan Oil ( was another product that I bought on that first nontoxic shopping trip and I’ve been hooked ever since.  I bought it to use as a shine serum for my hair and it worked great!  My hair was shiny without being oily or sticky.  Once the hair color grew out of … Read more

Heritage Store Rosewater Spray

This week I’ll be reviewing multitasking products. I’d like to start with one of the first natural products that I bought when I opted for clean personal care products.  It’s Heritage Store brand rosewater spray.  This was one of the items I bought on my first shopping trip to replace my old toxic products. An … Read more

The Botanical Societies Citrus Deodorant

This week I’ve reviewed two other deodorants, so I figured I would throw in one more for good measure. I bought this deodorant at TJ Maxx as a backup to keep at my office for those days when I forget to put deodorant on before I leave the house.  We’ve all done it at some … Read more

Nourish Organic Vanilla Almond Deodorant

Desperate for some relief from my hypothyroidism symptoms, I was willing to try ANYTHING.  Any little change that might help, I was going to try it – especially if it’s avoiding the use of products with endocrine disrupting chemicals.  Traditional deodorants contain things such as triclosan and synthetic fragrances, which are endocrine disruptors.  On top … Read more

Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo and Conditioner Review

This brand was one I tried as I was just beginning to venture into the natural beauty product world in hopes of improving my hypothyroid symptoms. Reducing my exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals is the goal.  So, I decided to ditch the stuff filled with synthetic chemicals for a more natural option. Shea Moisture is … Read more

Acure Moroccan Argan Stem Cell + Argan Oil Shampoo/Conditioner Review

Something to know about me – I MUST have the matching shampoo and conditioner! I won’t buy one without the other. This was one of the first products I used when I decided to switch to nontoxic personal care products.  It appealed to me because it smelled nice, was a fair price, and I liked … Read more

Not All Vitamins are Created Equal

Prior to when I began this nontoxic journey in 2012 and added several vitamins to help relieve my hypothyroidism symptoms, I didn’t think it mattered much which brand of vitamins I bought.That is, until I went to buy some vitamin C at a big box retailer and noticed a suspicious ingredient: sodium laurel sulfate! What … Read more

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