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Resources for Clean Living

October 29, 2013 by admin0
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http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/       

The ultimate beauty and personal care database. A comprehensive searchable database of almost every product you can think of, with complete ingredient lists and information about all ingredients.

http://www.ewg.org/        

The environmental working group, a watchdog organization behind the Skindeep database, has a great site with frequently updated information about ongoing studies, research and lobbying efforts

http://www.lesstoxicguide.ca/   

From the Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia  Provides information about potential health risks of commonly used products, help identify less toxic alternatives for personal care, household cleaning, baby care, and household pest control, provide information to help you evaluate products not in this Guide in order to choose the safest ones for your needs

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/   

David Suzuki Foundation website

http://www.hennaforhair.com/   

A comprehensive site to find out all you wanted to know about non chemical hair colouring , for purchase and getting the facts.

http://www.nottoopretty.org/   

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition effort launched in 2004 to protect the health of consumers and workers by securing the corporate regulatory and legislative reforms necessary to eliminate dangerous chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products.

http://www.saffronrouge.com/     

A beauty site with classy, boutique, and affordable options, and it has a strict list of criteria for what it’ll carry

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/   

Website for Health Canada

http://environmentaldefence.ca/     

Inspires change by connecting people with environmental issues that affect their daily lives in their homes, workplaces, and neighbourhoods.      

http://www.ecoholic.ca/        

Great printout for the” mean 15”

http://ecolabelling.org/

This site searches and explains over 300 labels and what products the label is used for and the steps producers and manufacturers must follow to obtain certification.

http://www.greenerchoices.org/eco-labels/   

Users search for information by label, product category, or certifying organization or program.Evaluates how meaningful the label is for each product type (for instance, the USDA Organic label is deemed highly meaningful for foods but not for cosmetics). The site also describes the elements of a “good” label and offers a glossary of terms used on labels

BOOKS:

Ecoholic Body (Canadian sources) by Adria Vasil

No More Dirty Looks by Siobhan O’Connor and Alexandra Spunt

A Consumers Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients                       

by Ruth Winter M.S.

Clean Body- The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing Yourself by Michael DeJong

Green Beauty Recipes – Easy Homemade Recipes to make your own Skincare, Hair Care and Beauty Products by Julie Gabriel

The Complete Idiots Guide to Making Natural Beauty Products by Sally Trew

 


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