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Body Lotion

Body lotion is one of the highest-priority items to replace, since it is applied over a larger surface area.  The products below are free of synthetic fragrance, phthalates, parabens, and phenoxyethanol. (The jury is still out on whether we need to strictly avoid phenoxyethanol ).

Avalon Organics Rejuvenating Rosemary Hand and Body Lotion

  • Absorbs quickly without greasy residue. Spa-like herbal scent.
  • ★★★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 0
  • $
  • Where to Buy: US UK CA AU

Nourish Organic Body Lotion

  • Avaiable in Unscented, Wild Berries, Lavender, or Vanilla. Based on natural and organic ingredients
  • ★★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 0
  • $$
  • Where to Buy: US UK AU CA

Tree to Tub Organic Shea Butter Body Lotion

  • All-natural ingredients. Highly –rated on Amazon (78% of reviews are 5 stars)
  • ★★★★★
  • $$
  • Where to Buy: US CA

Oz Naturals Body Butter Lotion

  • 99% natural ingredients. Highly –rated on Amazon (80% of reviews are 5 stars)
  • ★★★★★
  • $$
  • Where to Buy: US UK

ATTITUDE Body Cream

Green People Scent Free Body Lotion

  • Main ingredients are shea butter, glycerin, sunflower oil, olive oil. Highly rated by GreenPeople reviews.
  • ★★★★
  • $$
  • Where to Buy: UK

Green People Nurture Body Lotion

  • Light scent from natural essential oils. Main ingredients are shea butter, glycerin, sunflower oil, olive oil. Highly rated by GreenPeople reviews.
  • ★★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 4
  • $$
  • Where to Buy: UK

Rocky Mountain Soap Co The Daily Oat Lotion

  • Main ingredients are shea butter and oat kernel oil. New product so not yet rated by EWG. Other products by this brand are typically rated 0-1.
  • ★★★★★
  • Where to Buy: US& CA

DIY Body Lotion Recipe

Melt and combine: ¼ c coconut oil, ¼ c beeswax, ½ c jojoba oil, oil from 4 Vit E capsules, optional essential oil or vanilla.

Hand Soap

Seventh Generation Hand Wash Free & Clean

  • My top pick. I find this hand soap to be much gentler and less drying than all the others I have tried. ★★★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 0
  • $
  • Where to Buy: US AU

Everyone Hand Soap Apricot Vanilla or Unscented

  • Great option if you prefer hand soap with natural scent. ★★★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 0
  • $$
  • Where to Buy: US

Rocky Mountain Soap Co Unscented Hand and Body Wash $$

  • Rocky Mountain also makes several other hand soaps that are rated 0 or 1 by ThinkDirty. ★★★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: /0
  • $$
  • Where to Buy: US&CA

Elave Hand Wash Pump

  • Excellent reviews on Amazon UK. ★★★★★
  • $
  • Where to Buy: UK

Dr Bronner’s Pure Castille Liquid Soap Baby Unscented

  • Extremely popular multi-purpose cleanser with natural ingredients. ★★★★★
  • $
  • Where to Buy: US UK

 

Deodorant

Crystal Essence Mineral Roll-on Chamomile Green Tea (& variety of other natural scents)

  • Light fresh scent. Clear and does not leave marks on clothes.
  • ★★★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 3
  • $
  • Where to Buy: US UK CA AU

Crystal Body Deodorant Roll-On

  • Clear and does not leave marks on clothes. Unscented
  • ★★★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 3
  • $$
  • Where to Buy: US UK CA AU

Tom’s of Maine Natural Deodorant Stick Unscented

  • Aluminum free, but some Amazon reviewers complain that it is not long-lasting.
  • ★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 3
  • $$
  • Where to Buy: US UK CA AU

Schmidt’s Rose + Vanilla Deodorant Stick

  • Good ingredients. Long-lasting with pleasant natural scent, but hard to apply and can cause irritation for some
  • ★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 0
  • $
  • Where to Buy: US

Almay sensitive skin antiperspirant deodorant fragrance free

  • A good option that works in exactly the same way as conventional antiperspirant, just without any fragrance. It contains aluminum, but I am personally not too concerned about about it.  (We get vastly more aluminum from processed food.)
  • ★★★★
  • Where to Buy: US

 

Toothpaste

The main ingredients to try to avoid in toothpaste are parabens and triclosan, an antibacterial compound that is a likely endocrine disruptor.

Jason Sea Fresh Strengthening Toothpaste Spearmint (& other varieties)

  • Good value and availaible in a variety of flavors, with or without fluoride. Natural ingredients. Does not have the foaming action of other toothpastes with sodium lauryl sulfate (an ingredient that does not really pose any fertility concerns)
  • ★★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 1
  • $$
  • Where to Buy: US UK CA AU

Tom’s of Maine Whole Care with Fluoride Natural Toothpaste

  • No artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
  • ★★★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 2
  • $
  • Where to Buy: US UK CA AU

Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste

  • Easy to find in local stores. Does not contain triclosan, unlike other Colgate toothpastes (and this is probably the most important ingredient to avoid).
  • ★★★★
  • EWG /Think Dirty: 2
  • Where to Buy: US UK CA AU