Since I was about ten years old, I’ve been dealing with psoriasis. (I won’t get into the details of what it is here, but later on I might post more on this. If you need a good definition, click the link and you’ll have a really nice, simplistic one that just about sums it up.) I’ve noticed that one of my biggest issues tends to be sodium lauryl sulphate, a very common chemical in shampoos, soaps, and even toothpaste. (Which according to some information explains my constant battle with canker soars.) That being said, with sodium lauryl sulphate in almost everything, it’s almost impossible to eradicate out of your household. But, we did it with corn syrup, so why not with this!
First off, the daily shower soap we swapped to goat’s milk soap a long time ago. I really love the Canus brad, especially since they disclose all information and are from Canada, which is essentially right next door.
For my shampooing, my first try on changing things was to switch to Dr. Bronner’s. We use the peppermint soap as an ant deterrent around the house. While it works wonders at that job, it’s a wonderful all purpose cleaner. I’ve been using the almond scented version specifically, but I’ve noticed that the oils weigh my hair down a bit. For some, they might not mind it, but I’ve been feeling a like claustrophobic in my own hair. I kept using the product, however, since it was lacking sodium lauryl sulphate and didn’t seem to bug my psoriasis at all.
However, I constantly keep my eyes out.
Yesterday, I happened to go to Reny’s in Farmington to check out their clearance sale. I wandered into the health and beauty area to thumb through the shampoos and conditioners as I do every trip. Needless to say, this is what I found:
These products not only smell delicious, but:
- contain over 95% natural products
- contain certified organic ingredients
- contain natural plant extracts
- sulfate and paraben free
- phthalate free
- contain NO propylene glycol
- contain NO artificial colors
According to the website for the products, they retail for $6.99. I found these are Reny’s for $1.99. I tried the product this morning, and I have to say that I love the way it left my hair feeling. We’ll see in a couple of days if it really fits the bill.
Here’s to natural, organic products!