Personal Care/Cleaning Master List

1st, please make sure to read how I decide what to recommend: https://ecofriendlyusa.wordpress.com/product-reviews/how-i-decide-what-to-recommend-please-read-1st/

APPROVED VENDORS:

Link to full listing: https://ecofriendlyusa.wordpress.com/product-reviews/safe-products/

Badger Balm

Bubble and Bee

Crunchy Balm

Dr. Bronner

Earth Mama Angel Baby

EcoNuts

Josiah’s Oils LLC

Lovely Lady

LuSa Organics

MamaSuds

Molly’s Suds

Moon Valley Organics

Motherlove

Naturawlbeing

Nurture My Body

Nyme Organics

Poofy Organics

Puremedy

Radiantly You

Redmond Trading Company (makers of Earthpaste, Redmond Clay, Real Salt)

salonsolids

Simply Rustic

Sweet Knee

Trillium Organics

Vermont Organic Soap

 

SO-SO Lines- not the best, not the worst: 

Link to full listing:  https://ecofriendlymamausa.com/product-reviews/so-so/

100% Pure

Acure Organics

Andalou Naturals

Aubrey Organics

Avalon Organics

Babo Botanicals

Baby Mantra

Bathtime Baby

Better Life Products

Biokleen

Burt’s Bees

Cara b.

Celadon Road

Clean Kids Naturally

Daisy Blue Naturals

Dessert Essence

Dolphin Organics

Dr. Mercola

Dr. Woods

Ecover

Episcencial

Everyday Shea

Healthy Times

Hugo Naturals

Indigo Wild/Zum Products

John Masters Organics

J.R Watkins

Juice Beauty Products

Kiss My Face

Lafe’s Naturals

Lavanila

Lemongrass Spa

Life Tree

Little Twig

Live Clean Baby

Mommy’s Club

Nature’s Baby Organics

Nature’s Pearl

Nubian Heritage

NYR

Pangea Organics

Peter Rabbit

Purple Prairie Botanicals

Real Purity

Rose of Sharon Acres

Shea Moisture

Sun & Earth Laundry Detergent

TruKid

Weleda

Young Living

 

GREENWASHERS LIST/LINES I DON’T RECOMMEND (NOT ALL MAKE ‘GREEN’ CLAIMS):

Link to full listing:  https://ecofriendlyusa.wordpress.com/product-reviews/greenwashers/

Aloette

Amyway

Answers from Nature

Arbonne

Ava Anderson/Pure Haven Essentials

Aveda

Avons Naturals Kids

Babyganics

Beautycounter

Beauty without Cruelty

Branch Basics

CA Baby

Charlie’s Soap

Dapple

DoTerra

Earth’s Best

Earth Science

Earth Friendly Products/Ecos

Eco-Store USA

Eos

Essante Organics

Ever

Grab Green Home

Hempz

Honest Company

Jason

Jordan Essentials

It Works

Isagenix

Just Hatched

Kirk’s Castile

L’bri

Limelight by Alcone

Lush Cosmetics

Madison Reed

Mary Kay

Md Moms

Melaleuca

Method

Michael Todd

Modere

Monat

Mrs. Meyers

Nature’s Gate

Nerium

Norwex

Ology

Original Sprout

Origins

Perfectly Posh

Planet

Plumberry Parade

Rodan & Fields

Seventh Generation

Shaklee

Tom’s of Maine

Trader Joe’s WEN Haircare

Whole Foods- 365

Willa

Yes to Carrots

Younique

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57 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Wendy
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 17:34:52

    Hi there 🙂 I am curious to know where ‘Goddess Garden’ products may fit in this list? I just purchased some sun screen for the kids and some for myself as well. The kids formula uses titanium dioxide and zinc (non-nano) and the adult sun body lotion just uses titanium dioxide. I would love to hear you weigh in on this…if you would like an ingredient list i can email it to ya 🙂

    Reply

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  4. Michelle Armstrong
    Jul 30, 2013 @ 19:55:53

    Love these lists! Thank you for sharing all of this inforamtion with us — soooo very helpful! What list would you place JR Watkins’ products on?

    Reply

  5. Amy Lloyd
    Jan 16, 2014 @ 21:44:02

    Just wondering if you have looked at Aveda?

    Reply

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  8. Amy
    Mar 02, 2014 @ 13:32:36

    Can I ask what you find wrong with Honest Company & Burts Bees (why they are on the “so so” list)?

    Reply

  9. aspiringvegan
    Jun 06, 2014 @ 04:40:54

    I don’t see the review for Kiss My Face. Can you please share why they’re on the Greenwashers list? Thank you! Your lists are an excellent resource.

    Reply

    • ecofriendlymamausa
      Jun 06, 2014 @ 18:01:11

      I’m glad you asked! Not sure what happened to my post for them, but upon revisiting them I moved them up to my so-so list with this info: “Kiss My Face- EWG has a lot of data for this brand, 128 products rating 0-8. As with most brands, some products look OK, but EWG lists many ingredients of concern: Propylparaben (rated a 10! in a couple moisturizers & soaps), retinyl acetate, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, cocamide DEA, the list goes on. Bar & castile soap look just fine. Shampoo includes ingredients like Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Potassium Sorbate, Polysorbate 20. I used to have them on my Greenwashers list but moved them up (6/6/14) since they make so many products and like I said, some look OK. Here’s a link to the ingredients to look out for: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/brand/Kiss_My_Face/

      Reply

  10. aspiringvegan
    Jun 06, 2014 @ 18:13:05

    Good to hear! Thank you!!

    Reply

  11. Laura
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 19:00:27

    SO interesting. Can you say why Norwex and 100% pure aren’t great? I use both and have a house full of 100% pure stuff. 😦

    Reply

  12. Laura
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 19:01:49

    Oops, I just read the able post. 🙂 No need to explain further.

    Reply

  13. Andrea
    Oct 04, 2014 @ 15:42:15

    Thanks for doing this! It’s great to have a master list to refer to, since after so much research, my head starts to spin 🙂

    Reply

  14. Cher
    Nov 19, 2014 @ 12:19:36

    Great list. Thank you for all your information. I do not see Pacifica on here. Can you tell me about them? Thank you

    Reply

  15. Lyn
    Dec 12, 2014 @ 18:20:34

    Thank you so much for posting this list! Was wondering if you have you ever done any research on Alima Pure makeup?

    Reply

  16. lisa
    Jan 03, 2015 @ 10:35:29

    cant seem to find a good organic shampoo and not crazy about using a shampoo bar of soap can you recommend one in a bottle? thanks

    Reply

  17. Rebekah
    Jan 16, 2015 @ 17:21:54

    Thank you for this post! Are any of the companies on your Best of the Best list direct sales companies? If not, are there any direct sales companies that sell organic makeup that you would recommend? Thanks! 🙂

    Reply

    • ecofriendlymamausa
      Jan 16, 2015 @ 18:18:26

      YES– Poofy Organics, and after using, loving & recommending their products daily for nearly 2 years I joined the team! So, here’s my link if you’d like to take a look, among the safest options for all categories on the market! poofyorganics.com/ecofriendlyusa. The make-up is one of my top 10 sellers via my buying club I offer quarterly as well!

      Reply

  18. Rebekah
    Jan 16, 2015 @ 18:48:06

    I’ll definitely take a look! Thanks so much!

    Reply

  19. lisa
    Jan 16, 2015 @ 20:12:03

    I want to try poofy organics shampoo I have thin hair which one of their shampoos would you recommend? thanks

    Reply

  20. savvysuburban
    Jan 21, 2015 @ 02:25:40

    You’re right about the green washers, these are some of the worst offenders. I agree with many of the products you like but why is Ava Anderson on the so so list? It should definitely be at the top of the best of the best. Not only is the line 100% pure, the products all work incredibly well. My skin looks better, I actually look younger since using it & my hair has never been healthier.

    Reply

  21. Melissa Unruh
    Mar 13, 2015 @ 15:07:18

    Hi do you have an opinion on Miessence? I love to hear it as I’m thinking about becoming a rep!

    Reply

  22. Anne Dickey
    May 26, 2015 @ 05:14:31

    Have you heard of Tropical Traditions? I just ordered deodorant, toothpaste and body creams from them… curious of your opinion.

    Reply

  23. organicventure
    Jun 01, 2015 @ 18:45:30

    I was looking into Arbonne baby care and they do have ingredients on their website and I cross referenced some of the ingredients you mentioned and did not find them there. I was wondering how up to date your information is?

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    • ecofriendlymamausa
      Jun 09, 2015 @ 19:57:47

      They have reformulated some of their products which is a great thing & I believe they took retinyl palmitate out which is a HUGE victory!!! This Summer I will work on updating where needed! Thanks for your message!

      Reply

  24. Sharin Lynn
    Nov 09, 2015 @ 11:40:02

    Just heard that Dr Bronner is no longer good? formulas have changed.

    Reply

  25. Nicole
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 02:33:29

    How about Athena’s (Rhode Island. Associated with adult spa parties…) thank you!!!

    Reply

  26. Melissa C.
    Jan 29, 2016 @ 06:38:37

    http://seafoamtradingco.com/lotions-and-body-mousse/

    I’m curious about these products. I’ve used some of them, and they are seemingly amazing.

    Thank you!

    Reply

  27. Shannon
    Jan 29, 2016 @ 19:11:41

    Have you reviewed Face Naturals? I did not see them anywhere on your lists.

    Reply

  28. chemicalfree
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 02:42:13

    I cannot get the so-so list link to load

    Reply

  29. Michelle
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 14:45:45

    What are your thoughts on Verefina products?

    Reply

  30. Tara
    Mar 19, 2016 @ 21:26:41

    I was curious if you ever looked into Naturopathica products. Thanks!

    Reply

  31. Brianna Drury
    Jun 12, 2016 @ 01:46:19

    Hi! I have been interested in using safer products on myself and my family (I have a 1 year old) for some time now. I came across your site while I was researching where to really begin in this adventure and have found it very informative. I know you have a list of “best of the best”…when you list a product in this category, does this mean you support/recommend their brand as a whole or just the listed product? I want to start by switching out all of my baby products and then move to household, and then to personal for myself and my husband. Is there a ” best of the best” company that offers all of these things or am I dreaming? Ha…

    I appreciate any advice you may have! Thank you in advance 🙂

    Reply

    • ecofriendlymamausa
      Jun 12, 2016 @ 20:37:02

      Yes, please check out Poofy Organics, they are the best of the best of the best & have everything you need (except laundry & dish powder are being reformulated into a liquid currently). Check out their baby line here: https://ecofriendlyusa.poofyorganics.com/category/154-organic-baby-products.aspx

      I’ve been an independent “Guide” with them for 2 years now, and they truly are what I had in mind when I started my search for the safest products on the market! I offer 10% off your 1st purchase when you use my link I shared above, I can’t create my own coupon so I will send the 10% back as a rebate after your order. Just let me know you placed it by sending me an email, and let me know if you want the rebate via check or PayPal. My email is ecofriendlymamausa@gmail.com

      And yes, as a whole, I recommend everything from the companies on my approved list unless noted otherwise (like Sals Suds from Dr. Bronner).

      Reply

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