How to Choose Safe Products for Your Home
The following is a list of some of the products that we have used, recipes or links to recipes for DIY products, and other information on products considered less toxic or “safe” for you and your environment. Please always verify ingredients as manufacturers do change their products on occasion. If you find something on this list that has changed its ingredients and is no longer appropriate to be listed here, please leave me a comment. Also, this is not an all-inclusive list. There are many great products that may not be listed here. And as always, every individual is different and may react to products that others can tolerate. I hope that you find this list helpful as you clean up your environment! (All products that could be verified with the Environmental Working Group I have verified to be a rating of “2” or below. Most products listed here rate a “0” or “1” on their rating scale. “0” is considered the safest product in terms of carcinogenic and toxic ingredients, a “10” would be the highest.)
Another note: Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride (the creator of the GAPS Nutritional Program) does not recommend any soaps or products such as shampoo to be used on the skin, as this washes away the skin’s natural flora. Coconut or another GAPS approved oil (like tallow or olive oil) may be used to moisturize the skin as needed.