Natural Body Car: Help Yourself, the Natural Way
Help Yourself, the Natural Way
Did you know that chemicals in your skin care products are absorbed into your blood stream? We think that anything you put on your skin needs to be safe enough to eat. We are close to our goal of totally eliminating products with suspect ingredients like petroleum derivatives, propylene glycol, sodium laurel sulfate and parabens. For a great discussion of body care ingredients, both good and bad, please check out the Glossary at Burt’s Bees.
We carefully choose every product in our healthy body care section. Part of the decision is based on a terrific information source—Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. Here, you can search for an ingredient or product and learn all about the safety of your favorite body care products. The Skin Deep website, developed by the Environmental Working Group, rates products on a scale of 0 to 10 according to the safety of their ingredients. My goal when selecting products for Ward’s shelves is to stay within the “green” safe range of 0 to 3.
To raise the bar even higher, we also select products with an eye to fair trade practices, organic ingredients, local production, and social service. Last but not least, we try before we buy, and choose only the best-smelling, gentlest, most effective and most delightful products we can find.
We have safe, effective products for everybody in the family, from indulgent face creams and sugar scrubs and chemical free baby care to everyday staples like Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Castile Soap.
Come in and check out our full line of products, it’s always expanding! Here is a sample of the brands we proudly carry: