We are pretty natural around here but when I am pregnant I seem to take it to the extreme. When I was pregnant with my son I got into a little trouble for spending way to much at Whole Foods. Robert tracks every single solitary purchase so I can’t get away with much. My latest obsession during this pregnancy has been finding all natural facial and skin products. I normally don’t use a lot of fancy lotions and potions but with this dry, cold weather I need something. I have been on the hunt for all natural, fragrance free and relatively cheap products. This has been no easy task.
I have a wonderful website that I use to check all of my skin care products and ingredients. It’s called the Environmental Working Group and the database is called Skin Deep. It’s a very extensive database of thousands of products and ingredients. The products are all rated on an overall safety scale of 0-10. It also details why the products was given the score. This is especially helpful for checking this while pregnant because it shows you the developmental/reproductive toxicity relative levels. For those with allergies it gives a relative allergies & immunotoxicity score. And if you need further proof they show you exactly which ingredient is to blame for a high score. Very, very helpful website. I highly recommend it. Here’s the link again: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
After all my searching I have decided to make my own products. I am very excited for my requested library book to arrive and I can dive into creating some wonderfully natural, unscented lotions that the whole family can use. Oh and since EWG has a database of ingredients I can give my own homemade creations a safety rating. How reassuring is that. After all I don’t want to spend all this time and money making something that could be potentially harmful.