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Home Detox - Part I

A few times a year, I evaluate things we use around the house for their safety. Usually around the same time as I reorganize, clean, cull and purge which often happens in the spring and fall. 

As formulations change and new products emerge with healthier and safer ingredients, it’s important to make changes and detox the home. This time around I discovered that we needed to make changes in our oral care, body lotion and hair conditioner. And though I only use disposable diapers occasionally, I have made a switch in brand for those as well as baby wipes.

previously used Product


Product now using 

Earth’s Best Wipes


  • rates 2 at skindeep
  • but contains a formaldehyde releaser
  • price: 5¢/wipe


  • rates 0 at skindeep
  • contains only 2 ingredients: water & grapefruit seed extract
  • price: 5¢/wipe
Seventh Generation diapers


Bambo Nature Diapers
  • made without whitening or chemical bleaching
  • free of petroleum based lotions, latex and synthetic fragrances
  • price: 30¢/diaper
Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry Toothpaste


Jack n’ Jill Natural Toothpaste XyliWhite Toothpaste
  • rates 2 at skindeep
  • ​but contains ingredients which contribute to organ system toxicity such as SLS & carageenan
  • ​price: 70¢/ounce


  • Jack n’ Jill rates 0 at skindeep
  • ​contains xylitol
  • ​is free of sugar, preservatives, dyes, SLS & fluoride
  • price: $3.55/ounce


  • XyliWhite is unrated
  • but is also SLS & fluoride free
  • contains xylitol and similar ingredients to Jack n’Jill
  • ​price: $2.04/ounce


Sensodyne toothpaste



Squigle toothpaste

  • rates 3 at skindeep
  • ​with several troubling ingredients
  • price: $1.16/ounce
  • unrated
  • SLS & fluoride free
  • contains xylitol and only a few other benign ingredients
  • price: $2.40/ounce
Cetaphil Fragrance-free Lotion


Baja Baby Lotion Honest Co. Face & Body Lotion
  • rates 3 at skindeep
  • ​with a long list of problem ingredients
  • price: 58¢/ounce


  • baja baby is unrated
  • but is free of sulphates, parabens & phosphates
  • the ingredients like grape seed oil, avocado oil, jojoba seed oil & shea butter are natural or organic
  • it is also fragrance-free
  • price: $1.87/ounce


  • honest co. lotion rates 1 at skindeep
  • ​it is free of silicone, parabens, phthalates, fragrances & dyes, formaldehyde, PEG, petrochemicals & most common allergens
  • price: $1.41/ounce
Yes to Carrots Conditioner


Hugo Naturals Conditioner
  • rates 3 at skindeep
  • ​primary concern is fragrance & organ system toxicity
  • price: 53¢/ounce
  • rates 1 at skindeep
  • ​free of parabens, phenoxyethanol, SLS, PEGs, propylene glycol, petroleum products, artificial colors or synthetic fragrances
  • price: 69¢/ounce

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