"To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." - La Rochefoucauld

Saturday, January 01, 2011


Tea Tree Oil & Castile Soap

I have two green mentors, Christina and Amy. These two gals have done their homework. A few years ago, they decided to rid their homes of harsh chemicals and did a lot of reading on the subject area. The rest of their friends got to benefit from their new found knowledge, including me! :) I so often email them asking what do you use for this or that? They have given me sooo many recommendations over the years...I am eternally grateful for their willingness to share their knowledge. Here are two of my all time favorite products they have recommended:

1. Amy: Castile Soap- The soap can be used for anything and everything. From cleaning your kitchen to washing your hair. You can purchase it at Trader Joes, Whole Foods, etc. You only need a little tab and it will go along way. Amy had the great idea of buying one hand soap pump and keep refilling it with the an ounce or so of castile soap and water. I wash my hair with it 75% of the time and then rotate in my naughty shampoo once a week. Even my hubby uses it for his hair. I think it is so important to use green products in the shower. You ingest sooo much of those nasty chemicals in a hot, steamy shower when you use the chemical ridden products. THANK YOU AMY!


2. Christina: Tea Tree Oil- I recently started using Tea Tree Oil for acne and it really works. I know my friend Maria puts a few drops in a spray bottle with water and cleans Ruby's toys with it...such a great idea. I know there are a million uses for Tea Tree Oil..my Holistic Mom's Group uses it for everything. THANK YOU CHRISTINA!


What is your favorite green product?

7 comments:

Christine said...

Thanks for this post!! I would love to know more of their green ideas for cleaning etc.

Learning As I Go Blog said...

Amy & Christina made these great handouts of their family/green favs...everything from cleaning products to personal care products. I know I have asked you guys a few times to send me those attachements...and I have some how misplaced them. :( If you guys read this, will you resend me those handouts so I can post them for everyone. They are so helpful and I reference them all the time. Christina even put where she buys her products...super helpful.

Christine said...

Is there a specific brand of castile oil you use? What brand etc.
Thanks!

Learning As I Go Blog said...

Hey Couz! It is called Dr. Bronners Pure Castile soap. I love it and it last forever because you only need a small tab and it goes a long way. However, one time I got it in my eye when washing my hair and it burned like Hell! So for the kiddies, I order a huge bottle of California Baby online. It is tear free and organic. Do you have a Trader Joe's near you? My Kroger also sells it in the health food section. Good luck! :)

Kelly O. said...

Friends who do the research for you are a GODSEND!! Thanks to all you smart girls for taking the hard work out of it for the rest of us ;)

Amy said...

Danielle, I will resend you what I have. I hope it is on my home computer and not at school, but I will find it :) Thanks for the shout-out, but you are just as GREEN as I am, and you are my nutrition mentor!!

Anonymous said...

Danielle, I've learned a ton from your blog and loved the Pesto crusted pot roast. Thanks! Hope to see you soon, Shelley (Christina & Amy's friend)