Saturday, July 31, 2010

Trading Up: July

I'm excited to report many trade ups in my first month!

Out: Old polyester doona
In: Australian Made, from Australian Wool Woolen Quilt and Underblanket (we haven't put the electric blanket on the bed yet this winter!!)

Out: Artistry Creme Caramel Hand Cream
In: Grown Vanilla and Orange Hand Cream

Out: L'Oreal Shampo & Conditioner
In: Sukin Purifying Shampoo & Nourishing Conditioner

Out: Cussons Japanese Spa Body Wash, Lyx Body Wash, Natio soap
In: Est Cinnamon Orane Spice soap ball

Out: Burts Bees Peppermint Lip Balm
In: Est Velvet Vanilla & Orange Lip Balm

Out: Rexona Women Aerosol Deodorant
In: Miessence Unscented Roll-on deodorant

Out: Colgate Toothpaste
In: Miessence Mint Toothpaste

Out: The Body Shop Moringa Milk Body Lotion & Moroccan Rose Body Milk
In: Grown Mandarin & Rosemary Leaf Body Cream

Out: Vanilla Fridge Spray
In: Ecover Lavender multi-purpose spray

Out: Finish Dishwasher Tablets
In: Herbon Dishwasher Powder

Out: Morning Fresh Dishwashing Liquid
In: Herbon Ylang Ylang Dishwashing Liquid

Out: Seventh Generation Laundry Detergent
In: Herbon Eucalyptus Laundry Detergent

This looks like a long list but we've still got a ways to go - especially in the laundry and skincare areas. Where possibly we've sourced the most local product, before anything else - ie replacing America's Seventh Generation and Burt's Bees with products made as locally as Hawthorn and Altona.


emmahyphenleestill said...

Hi so what your doing is trying to choose ethically and environmentally responsibly. I like it

I am trying to be aware of how my little choices are effecting the world as a whole.

which means steering clear away from anything imported if I can avoid it.

Christie said...

Hi there thanks for reading. I'm trying to stick to a bit of a priority list of least harmful ingredients, then least distance from me. I've started listing all Aussie fashion brands who still manufacture in Australia - and it's slim pickings! In that case I'd try to compromise by buying 2nd hand if goods are made overseas. Makes decisions easier! hope we can compare notes...

Christie said...

I guess one of the reasons for writing this blog is to show people that it's not too hard to shop local, I'd like to find local, healthy solutions for lots of everyday products!

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