My youngest daughter loves a bubble bath. Unfortunately, she has a mother who refuses to let her soak in sodium lauryl sulphate, a known irritant and potential carcinogen, so she has spent much of her bathtub life bubble-free.

Recently, however, with her seventh birthday looming and, she noted wearily, the stress of aging, I promised to deliver a bath experience that would soothe her in her advanced years, while ensuring she retained a youthful glow.

The result? Little but frustration, ultimately resulting in my pint-sized diva soaking in a tub bubbling with eco-friendly dish soap. It’s not that earth and kid-friendly bubble bath doesn’t exist, it’s just that it seems as hard to find as the fountain of youth. Rumored…but only a few can attest to its existence.

In my search for sensible suds, I did stumble across a few brands, such as California Baby, Dr. Hauschka, Burt’s Bees and Method, all of which offer eco-friendly tub suds. Unfortunately, you’re not likely to find them at your local store, though they’re getting easier to find. And prepare to pay —they’re going to cost you more than a bottle of Mr. Bubble.

And speaking (writing?) of soaking our nether regions, Good Clean Love, purveyors of…ahem…intimacy products, has undergone a makeover. Though the company has always ensured its products are free of the nasty chemicals known to play fast and loose with our hormones, now it’s stated clearly right on the package: “Chemistry without the chemicals”. Their products are definitely worth checking out as it’s another arena where finding items that are safe and healthy is akin to the proverbial needle in the haystack. Founder and owner Wendy Strgar also offers frank and fresh advice about intimacy on her blog. Worth checking out!

Leslie Garrett is a national award-winning journalist, author and editor, based near Toronto, Canada. She is the author of The Virtuous Consumer: Your Essential Shopping Guide for a Better, Kinder, Healthier World and she has also written a dozen children’s books, including a biography of renowned environmentalist David Suzuki and “EarthSmart”, a book for young children on protecting the environment.

Visit: http://www. virtuousconsumer. com/

Via:www.greenmuze. ??m

Eco Info