After work today, I took a trip to Nature's Fare Market and spent my earnings... What can I say, I'm a sucker for natural, alternative products, despite the fact that they may be "snake oil." I believe I should try products for myself, then form my own opinion of them and decide whether they're worth my money. I'm all for natural products, so I have faith in the products I purchased. I guess I'll find out.. :)
1. Western Sage Raw Honey
In my efforts to be as natural as possible, I've decided to try alternatives to regular shampoo. Many have parabens and other icky ingredients, which may have harmful effects in the long run. I'm going to try honey (diluted in water) and see how it works for me. I keep you updated!
2. Arrowroot Flour
I've heard that when I wean myself of off shampoo, my hair may go through an "adjustment stage." I bought this as an alternative to dry shampoo to help get me through this stage. It'll (hopefully) soak up excess oil as my hair regulates itself.
3. Organika Tea Tree Oil
This product is very versatile, or so I've heard. I plan to use it on my skin to help clear it up. I've been using coconut oil and good things have come from it, but I'll see if this works better.
4. Thayers Unscented Witch Hazel
Witch hazel is versatile as well, and likewise to the tea tree oil, I plan to use it on my skin, as a toner. I love the fact that it's alcohol, paraben, propylene glycol, and fragrance free. And all the ingredients are readable! Yay!
5. Alaffia African Black Soap
This soap can be used as a shampoo, a body wash, and a facial cleanser. Reasons why this product is so awesome include that its: paraben-free, gluten-free, SLS-free,synthetic fragrance-free, handmade, fair trade, biodegradable and its not tested on animals. In addition, the bottle is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic. You could say I'm in love. I really hope it works well! If the honey shampoo goes poorly, this is my back-up plan. However, I'm going to try this for all of its uses :)
6. Oil of Oregano
Both my aunt and my Family Studies teacher (Hi Ms. Francis if you're reading this! :) ) have said this helps the immune system. Although I've yet to get sick this year (knock on wood!!) I'll definitely try this out if I do. I haven't opened it yet and it already smells so strong, not sure of how it'll taste..
So those were all of my purchases today, I'm excited to try them out :). Let me know if you'd like a review on any of these, I can voice my opinion of whether or not they're actually just "snake oil" if it's wanted! Enjoy your weekend my friends xo.
P.S: check out the Free People blog, most of these purchases were inspired by posts on their blog! :)