Three Loves in Beauty

Two years ago I was standing in the middle of the aisle in Target that has the “natural” beauty products about to have a meltdown. I was searching for a good shampoo and a good body wash that I could trust. I didn’t want it to have all the nasty chemicals or be tested on animals- which wasn’t too hard to find. But I also wanted it to be good for the earth too.

I was trying to do research on my phone in the middle of Target, and I was so discouraged to find articles telling me that brands I thought I could trust, like Alba Botanica and Burt’s Bees, were killing the rainforest. The article I skimmed quickly said something about avoiding any products and brands that use palm oil because it is not being sustainably harvested.

I also found several articles about how many natural brands, like Burt’s Bees and Tom’s of Maine, have been bought out by large corporations and you can’t really trust them. *

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So there I was, in the middle of Target, wanting to find products that were good for me AND good for the environment, but feeling hopeless. Who could I trust? Was there a way to find good products without all the headache? Without almost crying in the middle of Target?

Was there a way to find good products without all the headache?

I am happy to say that I survived that Target run and the next. 🙂 While this blog has come out of a whole slew of experiences, that mini-meltdown stands out in my mind. Since then, I have done a lot of research and found many beauty products that are genuinely GOOD and WORK.

I would love to share these products with you, as well as the things I look for and what to avoid when shopping. On top of products, I will also share some of the ways that I am striving to be environmentally friendly with my beauty and hygiene routines and some great blogs or articles that have helped or inspired me.  I also can’t wait to hear from you! This space is a great place to share and educate each other.

Welcome to the adventure,

Melissa

Resources:

* A blog with a healthy perspective and good information on natural companies that have been bought out by large corporations: https://groundswell.org/12-natural-brands-owned-by-giant-corporations-heres-the-breakdown/ 


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