Last year when I got pregnant I got serious. Not only about the foods I put into my body but also the products I put on my skin. So much of what what touches our skin seeps into our bloodstream. If you don’t want to eat crazy chemicals and pesticides for the sake of your child why would you continue to put even crazier chemicals on your skin?
I’m not perfect. I still use the same chemical-laden makeup that I’ve always used but I’m certainly more aware of reading product ingredients. I HAVE switched out my shampoo, face wash and moisturizer (things I use EVERY DAY) for those that rate 0 on the EWG Skin Deep Database. For those of you who don’t know who EWG is – they are the Environmental Working Group. A non-profit organization dedicated to protecting human health. Before buying products for myself or my son I always search for it in their database. A score of 0 on their “skin deep guide” means that there are no known harmful chemicals in the product.
Do you know what’s in your tap water? What about your shampoo? What’s lurking in the cleaners underneath your sink? What pesticides are on your food? How about the farms, fracking wells and factories in your local area? Do you know what safeguards they use to protect your water, soil, air and your kids? Which large agribusinesses get your tax dollars and why? What are GMOs? What do they do to our land and water? – EWG
In recent months, Cian’s food allergies and eczema have forced me to be extra cautious with my product choices. You just never know what could be the trigger! I came across a company called Frangipani and immediately contacted the owner, Tracy to see if she would be willing to share more about her products with me.
Tracy suffered from the skin condition rosacea and wanted something more natural and gentler than the harsh chemicals and antibiotics her dermatologist was recommending. And so, in 2008 Frangipani was born. They offer safer, natural skin care products to people who are concerned about what they are applying to their skin. All Frangipani products are created without the use of harmful chemicals, synthetics, or additives, and prominently feature floral and other natural ingredients. That’s a 0 rating according to EWG!
Lets get to the fun part – the goodies I received from Tracy. Like Cian, I have sensitive/allergy prone skin that breaks out due to detergents, etc. so I chose the stress/environment triple set for oily skin. This trial pack contained a Refreshing Lavender Face Wash, Protective Serum and Shea Butter Softening Lotion. I also received a lavender body oil.
I’ve been using the trial pack since March and I still have product left. A little goes a long way! I’m really enjoying using the face wash in the shower every morning – the scent is AMAZING! I use the shea butter lotion and serum on my face before I go to bed – shea butter first, then serum. Not only are these products really moisturizing but I’ve noticed that my skin tone is more even too.
I’m usually quite underwhelmed with products in general (chemical free or not, I’m a tough customer) but these products I will be purchasing again!
I’m starting to research natural, chemical-free alternatives to household cleaners, too. Anyone have any advice for me? I’d love to hear your thoughts and recommendations!
Now to the GIVEAWAY! Tracy is offering a trial-size pack of choice to ONE lucky Wife in Progress reader! That’s a 3 month supply! I know you will love these products as much as I do so please enter below and share with your friends!