My Favorite Natural Products of 2011!

Hello!  I hope the sun is shining in your area of the world today!

So, I decided to do another video~ this time showcasing my favorite products of 2011 that are all natural products!  I try very hard to find and use products that are good for my health as well as good overall products.  These are all of my favs and I wanted to share them with you!  I love all of these products that I just keep buying more of them when I run out. 🙂

And yes, as I mention in the video, many of these products are the only product in their category that I use!  I didn’t realize how true this was until I watched this video 🙂

I’m probably not going to post all of my youtube videos on my blog since some ideas I’m thinking about doing are maybe more youtubeland than my blog.  However, if any of you would like to see them, you can either go to my youtube channel www.youtube.com/sunnymothernature, or if you would prefer me just posting them on this blog too, let me know!  🙂

The products I mentioned in this video are:

1) Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butters in Sweet Citrus and Vanilla & Apricot (Available at Sephora.com, QVC.com, and Josiemarancosmetics.com typically for $35 each)

2) Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil (Available at websites mentioned above; 1.7 oz for $48; 0.5 oz for $14; or 4oz for $96)

3) ArganUSA Argan Oil 32 oz (Available at zamourispices.com for $100 in plastic, or $110 in glass)

4) Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps in Lavender and Unscented Baby-Mild (Available at Target and drbronner.com for about $4.49 each)

5) Dr. Bronner’s Organic Hand Sanitizing Spray USDA certified organic (Available at drbronner.com for $3.99; it was available at Target, but I don’t believe it is anymore)

6) Josie Maran Argan Lip Gloss (These are only available at josiemarancosmetics.com for $18.  QVC and Sephora only have her Natural Volume Lip Glosses which I have not tried)

7) And lastly- Local Pure Honey!  or USDA Certified Organic Honey

I hope you enjoyed this video~ If you have any questions, or want to request a video, please leave them in the comment section below! 🙂

Also, check out my blog at http://www.sunnymothernature.wordpress.com

(I’m still using my laptop to record, so I know the quality isn’t the best.)

FTC: I bought all of the products mentioned in this video myself, except for this round of honey which was a Christmas present from my sister and brother-in-law, and this round of the Dr. Bronner products were Christmas presents from my parents 🙂  I do typically buy my products either in kits, or when there are sales, to save money though.  Also, I am not affiliated with any of these companies, nor was I contacted by any of them.  I just love all of these products and wanted to share them with you!

Have a sunny day!

~Kim

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Sunny Mother Nature Loves Castile Liquid Soap

Sunny Mother Nature loves using castile liquid soap as laundry detergent!

Laundry is always going to be part of all of our lives and we will always be using some type of laundry detergent to help clean our clothes.  So, why not help Mother Nature while doing your laundry?

Castile liquid soap makes an amazing laundry detergent.  I have been using this instead of normal laundry detergent for a couple of months now, and I find that there is no difference between using castile soap and Tide, All, etc. laundry detergent.

So, why use castile soap instead of normal laundry detergent?  It’s simple!

Castile liquid soap is biodegradable.  That means better for the environment.  And although many regular laundry detergents say they are biodegradable too, there’s a difference-normal laundry detergents still only separate into their chemical, toxic ingredients.  So, it does not mean that they later become “safer” for the environment, or that they will be “safe” for the environment once they separate.

It also has better ingredients compared to normal laundry detergents.  Most liquid castile soaps are primarily made from olive oil.  For example, I use Bramble Berry, Inc. (www.brambleberry.com) Natural Castile Liquid Soap Base as my detergent, and the ingredients are only Water, Potassium Olivate, and Glycerin.  But any castile liquid soap would work.

Not only that, but castile liquid soap can be used for many things other than just as laundry detergent.  It can be used as a hand soap, as a household cleaner for your kitchen, bathroom,etc., as shampoo and much more.

There is also no fragrance added to it.  Often times, the fragrance that is added to your laundry detergent can be toxic.  The laundry detergent companies (along with all other companies at this time) are not required by the FDA to list the ingredients they place in as “fragrance” or “perfume.”  So consumers have no idea what those ingredients are.  And it’s not just one ingredient.  It could be hundreds, or more, that are not listed because they are considered part of “fragrance.” If you would have an allergic reaction to one of these many ingredients, you would never know which one it actually is you had the reaction to.  (If you want to add a scent to your castile liquid soap, use essential oils-but always research how much you should use because they are often bought at 100% pure- meaning they are at their strongest level.  So, you are the one who is supposed to dilute them.  You can also buy already scented castile liquid soap.  Just look at the ingredients to see if they are all good ingredients)

It is also about the same price as regular laundry detergent.  So, you will not be paying tons more money for more environmentally friendly laundry detergent.  Also, I use the same amount of castile liquid soap as I would for regular laundry detergent (although you could possibly use even less than that-experiment!).

Castile liquid soap is even one of the oldest types of soap used.  And it has only been since the introduction and popular use of synthetic detergents that there are now so many environmental problems resulting from it.

So, go green an easy way!  Use castile liquid soap as your laundry detergent.  Mother Nature will love you for it.

Please Note- I am not affiliated with Bramble Berry, Inc. and they did not give me any of their products to try.  My sister decided to try some of their products and bought some castile liquid soap for me to try along with her.