Monday, August 18, 2008

Going Natural... and then, a book comes along that really changes your outlook on something. Oftentimes, its a large, substantive book.

In Daily Sprawl's case, it was a more simple tome: Squeaky Green.

Quite simply, this book has led the Daily Sprawl family to consider the health and environmental effects of many everyday products. Indeed, little did we know that things like parabens and petroleum by-products make simple products like shampoo and detergent more toxic than most people should be comfortable with.

Below is a list of several products that we are trying. Yes, sometimes they are more expensive (though with stores like Target and Wal-Mart stocking many of them, the difference is mitigated some):

Top natural product manufacturers: Tom's of Maine, Jason's Natural, Seventh Generation, Method, Ecolever, Ecos.

Toothpaste: Tom's of Maine, Jason's Natural
Shampoo: Jason's Natural, 365 (Whole Foods store brand)
Household Cleaners: Seventh Generation, Method
Detergent: Ecos, Ecolever, Seventh Generation
Shave Cream: Tom's of Maine, Jason's Natural
Deodorant: Tom's of Maine

Just of sampling of the products we're trying out. Daily Sprawl highly recommends checking out for great deals on many of these products.