The Think Dirty app has changed my life! Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but I do think it's greatly improved my life.
I've always known that there are bad chemicals in a lot of the products we use every day, and I've become more aware of it over the past couple of years, but it was always pretty easy to just... not think about it.
Then I downloaded Think Dirty and the information was right in front of me. You can scan or search for a product and see its rating, its ingredients, and their effects. (All of these photos are screenshots from the app on my phone.)
When I began adding products to my "bathroom shelf," my overall rating was a 9 or 10. Oof. It was eye-opening. I couldn't ignore it anymore. When I talked to friends about it, I compared it to what I used to say to my parents: "You know smoking is bad for you, so why do you keep doing it?"
So... the face powder I've used for years is rated a 10. Great...
"Carcinogenic in lab studies." Just what you want in something you put on your face every day.
I love that Think Dirty makes this information so accessible and easy to understand. They have references for the info they provide, and for most products (like the one above), they suggest clean alternatives.
Since downloading Think Dirty in February, I've been steadily replacing my skincare, cosmetic, and even cleaning products. It's become kind of like a game... how low can I get my rating?
Since I took this screenshot, my overall rating has dropped to a 3(!!!).
When you first add your products, it can feel disheartening; my rating is how high?! But once you start swapping "dirty" products for "clean" products and you see your rating go down, you feel so accomplished! It's addictive!
(Sidenote: I've ordered most of my natural products from iHerb, and three of my new favourite brands are Acure, Schmidt's, and Attitude. Use code NVW180 to save $5 on your first order!)
Do you use natural products? What are your favourites?
(This is not a sponsored post; I just like sharing the things that I'm using and loving, or rather, currently obsessed with. However, iHerb links are referral, and if you make a purchase through them, I may receive reward credits to be used on my own purchases.)