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What’s Lurking in Your Medicine Cabinet?

Author: Seventh Generation
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Chances are you're very careful about the products you use to clean your home. You know all about VOCs and phosphates and a host of other ingredients. But when was the last time you inventoried the contents of your medicine cabinet? 
 
We challenged our own employees to take a hard look at some of the personal care products they use every day.  With the help of the SkinDeep and GoodGuide sites they were able to look up ingredients and ratings and encouraged to swap out anything of concern for a similar item with a better rating.
 
It wasn’t long before our "Stuff that used to be in my medicine cabinet" box began to fill with everything from lipstick to body lotion with a tag attached explaining why the product was switched and which alternative product that was chosen. 
 
You can take the challenge yourself! Just identify the 4 or 5 products you use most and look them up on SkinDeep or GoodGuide to see what the overall rating, and the ingredients are. Looking at the ingredients in detail sometimes involves scrolling down to the bottom of the page. If you're concerned with any of the results you find, whenever possible change the products out for more alternatives with a better rating that you feel are healthier for you.
 
Enjoy your new products and let us know what you discovered.
 
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delanerandell
Thu, Dec. 13, 2012

Love these products!

I love Seventh Generation products!

SafePetHaven
Thu, Nov. 08, 2012

Referenced websites

SkinDeep website is not available, apparently under renovation. GoodGuide site was available, but of little to no help for the pertinent info on several product categories I searched such as healthier cat food brands; unscented baby wipes not tested on animals; unscented dishwasher detergents, and other products. Waste of time as they currently exist.

egreene27
Thu, Nov. 08, 2012

websites

Thanks for sharing the websites I had not heard of them before and I found my products and was happy to see I have some good selections at home! thanks!!!