My friend Liz asked me yesterday for recommendations for natural or handmade shampoo brands. She’s specifically concerned about sodium lauryl sulfate as well as other funky chemicals. For a quick check, the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database is the first place I turn to look for chemical-free hair care or any other advice about what I should and should not slather on my skin and hair. Products with a green rating = good to go. Products with a red rating are full of scary chemicals that you’ll want to avoid!
Most of the Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps products score a green rating on the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database and are widely available. You can order them on Amazon, and I’ve also see them at Target and Whole Foods.
Handmade brands like those found on Etsy won’t be listed on the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database, but most handmade sellers are very careful to list all of the ingredients they use, and you can more easily and directly contact the maker if you have specific questions.
Throughout her journey as a creative entrepreneur, Mallory has worn many hats, including blogger, upcycled clothing creator and jewelry artist, craft show vendor, creative strategist, speaker, teacher and consultant to other small business owners.
By day, she works as Search Analyst at FSC Interactive, a leading digital marketing agency in New Orleans.
Occasionally you can catch her on stage, performing as her alter ego Glamdromeda Strange.
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