Watch out for false misleading claims.
If a product states anything along the lines of “New improved recipe”. Then it’s been tested on animals.
By law, all new synthesised chemicals (ingredients of a product) have to be tested on animals to be passed for usage in products.
What are your alternatives?
- Look to your kitchen & garden for alternatives. Less costs, less foot print, less packaging, less synthetics fo your body
Many household items can serve as alternative cheaper replacements for body products.
Olive oil on cotton removes eye make up really quickly.
Witch hazel concotions make great skin toners (Wellness warehouse sell an affordabl with hazel and rose product)
Bicarbonate of soda as hair shampoo.
Vinegar (white or apple cider etc) as conditioner: You can soak Rosemary (antiseptic, softener) and/or Lavendar in the vinegar and strain after a 1 or more weeks to make a lovely smelling concoction. Dilute with water as required and apply to hair, rinse or leave in.
- Buy an Aloe vera plant or request one on Gumtree for free. Aloes multiply quickly & you can separate out the babies for an endless supply.
Aloe vera is amazing for your skin’s health. Burns, rashes etc (contains Vitamin E & more).
40 Ways To Use Aloe Vera
- Household cleaning:
Lemon, vinegar and detol make great counter cleaning disinfectants
Dish washing liquid has had the same recipe for years, add detol and you have a perfect floor, bathroom & toilet cleaner.
- Keep an eye out for product which are: certified organic
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