A few weeks ago I decided to become more intentional about what I bring into our house. There’s a laundry list of products I use every day that contain ingredients that are known to be harmful.
So today I went to order shampoo and conditioner from Amazon and without thinking twice I almost bought two bottles of our old standby brand. Thankfully, as I shopped around for the best price, it hit me…this is not what I want. Old habits are hard to break!
So, where to start? Google, of course! When I have time I really love to delve deep into a project and learn everything I can. BUT today isn’t the day for an exposé on shampoo. Today, I just need to some ordered. So back to my starting point…trusty(ish) Google! I typed in “best natural shampoo and conditioner ewg” and that brought me to this blog post by Blissful Miss that fast-tracked my search. From her pre-vetted options (all EWG rated 1 or 2) I took it a step further with my own criteria.
- Made for Normal-Oily Hair
- Bonus: Minimal Packaging
There are several fabulous brands that charge upwards of $3 an ounce. While I’d love to support their product, I simply can’t afford to. I was looking to spend closer to $1 an ounce, which is about 3x as much as I spent on our old shampoo. Here are the options that made my first round of cuts. They all have an EWG rating of 1 and a majority of positive Amazon ratings.
|Acure Organics, Shampoo, Pure Mint + Echinacea Stem Cell||8 oz||$9.39||$1.17||63%|
|NaturOli Soap Nut Shampoo – Normal to Oily||16 oz||$20.25||$1.27||65%|
|Free & Clear Hair Shampoo for Sensitive Skin||12 oz||$9.00||$0.75||66%|
|Cleure Hypoallergenic Shampoo for Sensitive Skin||8 oz||$12.00||$1.50||59%|
|Pure Life Soap Co. Shampoo||15 oz||$8.63||$0.58||61%|
|Purple Prairie Cedarwood & Tea Tree Shampoo Bar Soap||4 oz||$3.76||$0.94*||59%|
*It’s important to note that this is a soap bar, so you would probably get more use out of the concentrated formula then out of the diluted formula in a bottle, so it’d be less expensive in the long run.
I decided to let price dictate which shampoos I’d try first and went with the Pure Life Soap Co in Green Tea Shampoo and Purple Prairie Cedarwood & Tea Tree Shampoo Bar Soap. I found them for the best price at LuckyVitamin.com. Even when you factor in their $6 shipping charge, it was about $10 less expensive than Amazon.