I've added a couple of categories to the right margin and am attempting to get a bit more organized over here with my posts. I want to share links to two important search databases that you might find useful when selecting cosmetics or children's toys-both allow you to search by product name and see what toxic chemicals have been reported. And both offer shocking information about what is used in our homes daily that is poisoning us.
Skin Deep is the cosmetic database, and they even give safety ratings for your products. If you're, for example, using California Baby sunblock on you and your little one, you can see how it sizes up to the other major brands out there. (California Baby does very well with most of their products). Surprisingly, anything anti-bacterial with the ingredient of Triclosan is now on the all-thumbs-down list. My germophobe mama friends will not be pleased to hear this.
Healthy Toys is the kids toy search tool and it is very helpful when choosing birthday or shower gifts for someone you know who is conscious about such things. My hope is that you will try to eliminate from your child's toybox those items containing lead and known neurotoxins sooner than later! Might want to rethink the Hannah Montana lead heart pendant, if you catch my drift...
Hopefully, you'll find them useful. This week I'll be reviewing a non-toxic classic toy that has become a favorite of Miles: Skittles!
Be well, yo.