As most of you know my family is slowly starting the transition to a more natural, organic personal care regimen. Ever since Eva was about 7 months old I started cloth diapering, and using all natural products on her. I started reading about the horrible chemicals that they add to many main stream baby products, like when we all found out that Johnson and Johnson's baby shampoo contained formaldehyde. After that I decided that I would try to only use natural products on Eva because I didn't want the nasty chemicals seeping into her skin. Of course there are still times when we use the main stream stuff on her, for example if we run out of something I will use what we have on hand until I can get to the store. For about 2 years now I have been wanting to switch the whole family over to more natural products, but boy are they expensive! With me being a couponer I can get shampoo and body wash for free, so shelling out $8 for a shampoo really didn't sit well with me. Well... I have had enough! I constantly read the ingredients on the back on all our personal hygeine products, and I literally feel sick to my stomach. We still have a TON of stuff to get through before we can become fully all natural in terms of beauty products, but I figured it's never to early to start slowly making the transition. So when I run out of one thing I am going to replace it with a more natural alternative. Of course, you will still see my couponing blogs and you will still see me using up main stream products. I will continue to coupon for my friends and family, and I will still use certain products, unless I can find a more natural product that can replace it. I hope to replace all of my products with more natural products by the end of the year.
When I found out that YesToCarrots.com was having an amazing cyber monday sale I got uber excited and ordered a whole bunch of goodies for us to try. They were offering a $2 sale site-wide, so every single product they sell was only $2!. This was an amazing opportunity to stock up on their wonderful products, especially since they range from $6-$20 each! I got $20 products for $2... can't beat that! Be sure to look out for my "Products we've used up" posts for full reviews on these products once we've used them up!
Here's what I got!
Yes To Blueberries Line
Yes To Blueberries Healthy Hair Repair Shampoo and Conditioner- regularly $7.99 each
Yes To Blueberries Age Refresh Deep Wrinkle Night Cream- regularly $19.99
Yes To Blueberries Age Refresh Eye Firming Treatment- regularly $19.99
Yes To Grapefruit Line
Yes To Grapefruit Exfoliating Body Wash- regularly $9.99
Yes To Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub- regularly $9.99
Yes To Grapefruit Even Skin Tone Moisturizer with SPF 15- regularly $15.99
Yes To Grapefruit Dark Spot Correcting Serum- regularly $19.99
Baby Carrots Line
Yes To Baby Carrots Nourishing Baby Lotion- regularly $7.99
Yes To Baby Carrots Shampoo and Body Wash- regularly $7.99
I paid $2.00 for each item, paid $5.00 for shipping and ended up paying a total of $25.00 for products that normally cost $128.00!
I had a savings of $108.00! Not too bad, eh?
Have you made the switch to natural products? If so, please let me know what products you love and dislike!