While I do enjoy getting things without having to pay for them, that’s not what this post is about today (sorry!)
say write that I love “free” stuff, it means I love things that are free of harsh chemicals. Check out a pic of my new Burt’s Bees shampoo bottle:
Free of sulfates, free of parabens, free of phthalates, free of petrochemicals, and free of unnatural fragrances. I’m in “free” heaven! I wish everything I bought was “free”!
I went a little overboard at Target the other day and bought as many Burt’s Bees items as I could. I also picked up a few things from California Baby, which is my favorite brand for all things related to bathing my kiddos (it’s also a great face wash for adults).
I love how in the United States “free” products are easy to come by. In Croatia, it’s difficult to find true “free” products. For instance, for babies they advertise “organic” and “healthy” products, yet I could not find one single product that was truly “free” of all the harsh chemicals that it should be free of. The closest thing sold in Croatia like that was Mustela, and that’s not a 100% “free” product (has PEG and/or sulfates). Also, in Croatia, I could not find one sulfate-free shampoo for adults anywhere in the stores – not one! This was really frustrating, and that’s why it makes happy that even places like CVS and Target in the U.S. sell these “free” products!
Some people who are on a tight budget might be turning their head at the high cost of “free” products (the irony in that statement!), but for my family and me, what I’m getting (health!) greatly outnumbers the cost and justifies the purchase. Like I mentioned in this post earlier, I don’t think it’s worth it to sacrifice my family’s health just for the sake of saving a few dollars.
So far, I’m loving my Burt’s Bees products. I’m not too keen on the “cotton” smell (it’s doesn’t quite smell like cotton) so I will probably try out a different smell next time, but it does get the job done and my skin and hair look better than before. California Baby products, as always, are just amazing and definitely pass the “free” test as well.
Do you use “free” products? What are some of your favorite brands?