I get asked all the time what I purchase when I go shopping. And when they ask, they ask for everything! From food to personal care products and even household cleaners, I am constantly looking for healthy, and they know it. Yup, I’m a toxic free junkie and I’m always reading my labels and researching words that I can’t pronounce! I guess that’s why people who know me are always asking me about ingredients and labels. With that being said, I have included in this post links and apps that I use on a regular basis to share with you. We all need a little help when trying to decipher what those ingredients are and if you’re not a rocket scientist… well, you do like I do, use these resources to help you out. Have a great day and keep reading those labels!
Food- Non GMO Project- http://www.nongmoproject.org/
Food- Non GMO Shopping Guide- http://nongmoshoppingguide.com/shopping-guide.html
Personal Care Products- EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Data Base- http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
I use this site for the chemical definitions- Healthy Child Healthy World- http://healthychild.org/
Smart Phone Apps
BuyCott- http://www.buycott.com/ This app lets you know who the parent company is that owns that brand. For instance, Kellogg’s is the parent company for Kashi. FREE
Fooducate- http://www.fooducate.com/ This app rates food products on how healthy it is. If you want more advanced explanations, there is a fee, otherwise it’s FREE.
ipiit- http://www.ipiit.com/ I like this app because you can customize it to your food preferences, nut allergies, dairy, ect. BUT, it’s still a newer app and they are still growing their data base. FREE
Skin Deep- http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ Same as the data base from above, but the phone app version, though not as complete as the website.