Fall has arrived in DC, my sister and her boyfriend visited from Florida and had the perfect weather for playing tourist.
We made a trip downtown for a food truck lunch and stopped by the National Zoo.
Hopped over to Georgetown for some serious shopping. Katie is a master at finding deals, we both bought markdowns at 60-70% off. Fall wardrobe complete!
Of course I also shared my stockpile of Perfectly Posh products, Katie has been trying some of their skin line so I introduced her to some of the other body products (bee’s knees body scrub, witchy body wash).
I try not to be too pushy with sharing Posh, I know I tend to shutdown when someone is overwhelming in their sales approach. I want to share some of the reasons I started moving my personal products towards more natural and high quality ingredients.
Women on average apply an average of 168 products per day. (article) Every day you hear of another mysterious chemical or common ingredient that is linked to illness and even death. I’ve been trying to simplify the products I’m using both on myself and around the house. I don’t just go with the cheapest option on the shelf. Same with my pets, the horror stories of animals that have died due to contaminated and dangerous products from China have made me much more aware.
2. Know the source
It’s common knowledge that there are many factories and companies abroad that do not care for the health of their workers or their consumers.
I’ve found clothing companies (Everlane) that are committed to treating their employees well. Educating myself on the local farm to table movement and how large volume food production impacts our health. (Thanks PBS!) I haven’t fully embraced organic foods when I shop at the grocery store, but I’m working on it and making better choices for my body in the long term.
3. Environmental Impact (image source)
We are learning that even the smallest ingredient can impact the ecological environment in big ways. From plastic micro beads clogging up fresh water lakes (800 Trillion Plastic Micro Beads go down the drain every day) to bleaching of natural coral reefs via sunscreen. It’s impossible not to see the impact our daily routine has on the world around us.
My answer: Perfectly Posh
Posh prides themselves on using high quality ingredients, locally sourced, and made in the U.S.A.
Everything is $25 and under, keeping high quality pampering available to everyone.
I don’t expect Posh to work for everyone, it’s one of many companies that are now focusing on more simple ingredient lists and environmentally friendly business practices. But if you haven’t considered them, check out my site. I wouldn’t have signed up to represent their products if I wasn’t genuinely excited about what they offer.