Green Your Beauty Routine – Bathroom Essentials

Welcome back to the second edition of Green Your Beauty Routine! This month, we’re delving into the world of bathroom essentials, featuring two quality products that just so happen to be on sale this month! Giovanni’s 2Chic Shampoo & Conditioner and Desert Essence’sNatural Toothpaste!

Squeaky Clean, Ingredient Lists 101

Reading labels can often become a tangled web of confusion, intimidation and a TON of work… so it can be hard to sift through “bad chemicals” and the “chemical sounding” natural ingredients! Truth be told, not all “chemical sounding” ingredients are necessarily bad! Even hydrogen dioxide, AKA water, sounds scary!

So to help make your lives a little bit easier, I’ve listed 3 examples of “bad chemicals” to avoid in your shampoos!

  1. Sodium Laureth/Lauryl Sulfate (AKA SLS or SLES):Ever wonder why natural shampoos don’t lather or foam as much? It’s because they don’t have SLS/SLES!!! This is essentially the “lathering” or “foaming” agent in your product…is it necessary for actually cleaning your hair? NOPE! Plus, SLS is known to be a skin irritant (can cause redness & itching on the scalp).
  2. Propylene Glycol:This guy helps to moisturize the hair by allowing ingredients to penetrate the hair. Sounds amazing? Unfortunately, propylene glycol can also cause skin & eye irritation, & may even break down healthy hair proteins.
  3. Parabens: Most companies have removed this bad boy from ingredient lists, so you’re probably not going to see it lingering on any bottles, but if you do… stay away!Parabens are a preservative that can disrupt hormone levels & irritate your skin. No thanks!

Ambrosia’s Bathroom Picks

Here are a couple of my natural picks for a “greener” bathroom toiletry lineup that is totally free of the notorious “bad guys” above:

Giovanni– 2Chic Shampoo & Conditioner

Giovanni, Eco Chic Cosmetics is a certified organic,all-natural cosmetic line based in sunny, southern California! Their hair-care line specifically is paraben, and lauryl and laureth sulfate free, while naturally scented with essential oils! Plus BONUS… it’s on sale for just $7.77 this month. Achieve shinier, smoother, softer hair… naturallywith Giovanni!

Certified Organic and 100% vegetarian

Desert Essence Natural Toothpaste – Available in 6 Different Varieties

Desert Essence is an environmentally responsible, 100% Vegetarian line of health and beauty products! This month, their fluoride-free natural toothpaste is on sale for only $4.44 here at Ambrosia. What’s great about this toothpaste is that they’re naturally flavoured using a variety of essential oils while utilizing an effective formula that combines baking soda and the natural antiseptic properties of Eco-Harvest Tea Tree Oil! Not to mention… the packaging (which just so happens to be recyclable) is just so gosh darn cute! With six varieties to choose from, what more could you ask for in a toothpaste?!

What are some of your favourite natural bathroom essentials?!

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