Sorry to jump in on this late in the game. We have been switching over our toiletries and cleaning supplies. After consulting with a homeopathic dr. about some issues including my thyroid she suggest I do some research on the toxins that we are slathering on our bodies including deo, lotion, soaps, shampoo's, makeup and so on. Some of these have been linked to Alzheimer's as well as disrupting hormone functions. So we are slowly making the switch. I will include the one's I have switched to and like below. One thing that I love is they have lots of the same ingredient's so once you have them it is easy to make your products. Here are my recent switchovers that are working for our family.
- Tooth Soap: I found a recipe and altered it alot and here is what we use. It took a week or so for the boys to adjust to it but we have had no complaints in over a month. I doubled the recipie but used Almond Hemp flavor of dr. Bronners and sweet orange essential oil. My boys don't like peppermint.
-Deodorant - we love this
-Shampoo/Body Wash - we are using Dr. Bronners Lavender Castille Soap for both of these. I put it in a soap pump from target and it only take a little. Works great for both.
-Conditioner - 1-2 Tblsp Apple Cider Vinegar and 1 cup water. I put this in a spray bottle and spray my hair after shampooing and let it set while showering. After rinsing the smell is gone and it works great as a conditioner.
-Laundry Detergent - I use duggar's recipe except not the Fels-Naptha bar's. Heard some bad stuff about them. I just used Ivory soap in my last batch. Working well
-Fabric Softener - white vinegar in a downy ball. You can pour it in your fabric softener dispenser if you have one.
- Dishwasher Detergent - this is my first batch of this - working well so far. I also put white vinegar in my jet dry holder.
I still have some 7th generation cleaners left before I start switching those over. But I have to say making our own stuff or using Dr. Bronner's is a lot cheaper and I like knowing that my family is not exposed to any potential toxins.