Favorite Find: Natural Shampoo

January 11, 2012

in Beauty Products, Blog, Favorite Finds

Happy Wednesday!  Hope you’re having a great week so far!

I just realized that we have a family photo session tomorrow.  Booked it before Christmas.  At least I was smart enough to not do it for the week back at school, so I give myself a bit of credit.  Too bad I’m as white as a ghost.  I think I’ll have to apply some fake tanner today….like twice, so I don’t blend in with the flash!

Today’s “Favorite Find” is something I picked up yet again at Costco.  When I’m at Costco, I never usually browse the beauty and healthcare aisles. I’m usually just there for the food.

I knew I was completely out of shampoo at home, so I figured, hey, why not.  I typically buy natural shampoo, the kinds without sulfates.  When I use the ones that smell super pretty, they make my scalp itch, big time.  I’ve wasted a lot of money learning it wasn’t the brand, but it was the ingredients in the product.

Not that I mind, as I’m always looking for ways to use less additives and chemicals in our home.  I’ve always used natural shampoo without sulfates and parabens for Sienna, so why not for us too?

Here’s what I found: Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Threat Invigorating Shampoo (it was also shrink wrapped with a conditioner)

I’ve used it a few times already, and love it!  The tea tree oil makes it a bit tingly on the scalp, which I like.  Best part is – no ichiness afterwards.

This actually isn’t the first time I’ve seen the Giovanni brand.  I first saw it in health food stores, but never expected it to pop up in Costco!

Key selling points for me:

Not tested on animals, certified organic, no phthalates, no artificial fragrance, no dyes, no sulfates, no parabens.

The conditioner it comes with is good too, but I’m more of a fan of the shampoo.

Here’s a closer look at the front of the label:

Now that I know I like this product, I’d be totally willing to try some of their other products.  To see the entire line, visit their website. They are also on Facebook and Twitter.

QUESTION!  What’s your favorite shampoo?

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  • http://theguiltlesslife.wordpress.com/ Anna @ The Guiltless Life

    I have been a fan of Giovanni products for years – their leave-in conditioner is truly amazing! My blog before this one was called Guiltless & Glamorous and was all about beauty products that don’t test on animals and Giovanni has always been tops for not doing that but also not containing toxins for us! Plus it leaves my hair really silky which is amazing considering how much bleaching my hair has gone through…lol!

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Just saw this now…going through my emails! So glad you like their stuff too, it really is great! Your previous blog sounds fabulous too!

  • http://twitter.com/eatspinrunrpt Angela

    Wow, I really need to check out the health and beauty section at Costco more!  I can’t say that I’ve made much of an effort to be green in terms of shampoo – mainly because the products tend to be much more expensive – but I’m definitely willing to experiment!

    • http://www.busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Yes! I was pleasantly surprised! For this huge bottle, plus the conditioner, I think it it was 14.99 but don’t quote me ;). Maybe it was 19.99 ? Ugh can’t remember! Kristine Fretwell, Busy But Healthy, http://www.busybuthealthy.com

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