Sunday, March 25, 2012

Natural Products

So I have switched our shampoos and conditioners with more natural/organic stuff. I have wanted to do this for months but it took so long to read all the reviews and ingredients. This stuff takes time and lots of patience(something I don't have a lot of these days!)

I asked tons of friends who have been doing this for years and I really trust their input. I have looked at several websites and what others recommend and broke it down into groups so it was much easier for me to comprehend and sort through. So I started out using Juice Organics PomSmooth for me and my daughter and Angel Mama Earth Baby for my infant son.

I LOVE that the PomSmooth is free of Parabens, Pesticides, Petroleum, Propylene Glycol, Phthalates, Sulfates, Artificial Colors & Synthetic Fragrances. Not only that but it smells really good and lathers great!! Knowing that you're washing your hair in something that won't harm you is a big plus too!! We use the shampoo and conditioner. My hair feels smooth after brushing too!

The Earth Mama Angel Baby shampoo for my son is great too. It does leave his hair with a squeaky clean feel which is good because he doesn't have long hair.

When I ran out of the PomSmooth I wanted to try something different and get a feel for what all is out there so I tried Aubrey Organics Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo and Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner. Not totally impressed with the shampoo as it seems really sticky and you have to wet it a bit after putting it in your hair in order to work it around. It lathers really good though. The conditioner is good and really thick. It makes my hair really soft too.

So after all of this I will say that I have ordered more of the PomSmooth Shampoo and Conditioner. I like it better of the two brands.

I'm always on the lookout for more healthy, natural products and will be adding more to my list I'm sure.


Edited to add** We've been using these products for a month and a half now.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

First Official Post

I will be blogging just about anything. Stuff I want to remember and my kids and family to remember and know and whatever else I think some of my friends want to know. Whether it's about my family, stuff I like to do as far as my crafts and photography, music and other stuff that I find important and fun.

I keep a book for Karli while she's in school, she has two baby books and Cam has his baby book that I try and keep updated. I also like to keep notes of happenings on my Flickr account. There's never too much information for me. I love looking back on my past and childhood and I want my kids to do the same, so in order for them to be able to do that I need want to have lots of memorabilia. ;)

So many new things have happened in the past month. Some are quite exciting such as painting and updating the house. My 22 1/2 month old son pee peed in the potty on Friday, March 16, we aren't trying to train yet. He was at my SIL's house at the time too. He's talking and learning so many new words daily. A few of his newest ones are alright, bankie(blankie)and hungy(hungry).

My daughter is trucking along in 4th grade with the usual 4th grade stuff. She loves playing on the computer and helping me make stuff with my cricut.

Oh and one new thing that happened just today......

My son can now scale his crib!!!!!!!! When he woke up from his nap, he got out and stuck his hand under his door. Uh oh!

Watching his daddy sand the laundry room. He had just woke up from his nap.

My daughter playing in the dirt with her brother and cousin. My momma and step daddy were there with us too.