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Kiss My Face Hair Care: Product Review

I was looking for a 1, 4 dioxane-free shampoo for my husband and I to try. He has had some skin cancers removed, so anything I discover is a known or probably carcinogen, it’s out the door. I found out that Kiss My Face’s shampoos were dioxane free, so I picked up the Miss Treated Shampoo and conditioner for myself and the Big Body one for my husband. Of course, the line is free from parabens, phthalates, SLS and other yuckies that I wanted to avoid.

The Miss Treated Shampoo I absolutely LOVE. It’s hydrating, smells nice and rinses clean, so there is no residue weighing down my hair.

The Miss Treated Conditioner is FANTASTIC. The first time I used it, my hair felt like silk as I was rinsing it out and was very soft even after using a blow dryer. My hair is long (I am growing it out for Locks of Love), so the ends do get dry. To help this, I will sometimes put a very small dab of the conditioner on my hands and comb through my hair, rubbing a little more on the ends. It helps immensely.

It also lasted a long time – a couple months for 1 bottle and I have very long hair. So I was please with that as it was more expensive than the Whole Foods 365 stuff I had been using. But the end result, no dioxanes and soft hair, is worth it.

The shampoo sells for about $8 at my Whole Foods or $6.42 at Amazon. The conditioner sells for the same.

I give the product an A for delivering results!

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BPA and Phthalate Free Teethers

After compiling a list of BPA pacifiers, I took the next step and moved on to teethers. I’ve done a little digging and these are what I found. Please note, this is not a comprehensive list, just the ones I have found. New BPA and phthalate-free products are coming out all the time and it’s getting hard to keep up, which is a good thing! If you are aware of another teether that is BPA and phthalate free and not listed here, please let me know and I will certainly add it!

BPA & Phthalate Free Teethers

Bright Starts: (note, their teethers may contain PVC and/or BPA, see The Soft Landing update)

Camden Rose: Waldorf Maple Teether and Waldorf Cheery Rattle/Teether

Combi Teethers like this one

Comfort + Joy Teether (not yet available)

First Years/Learning Curve: Cool Triangle Teether, Floating Friends, Soft teething beads, First Keys

Fisher Price: Laugh & Learn Learning Keys, Rainforest Monkey Teether, Rainforest Giraffe Rainstick Rattle, Miracles & Milestones Musical Zebra, Miracles & Milestones Sunshine Activity Ring, Miracles & Milestones Penguin Water Teether, Lil’ Laugh & Learn 1-2-3 Puppy Rattle (because of the large number of FP recalls due to lead paint, I personally do not recommend them until they get their act together. I am sure the new law passed by Pres. Bush will help this effort)

Gerber: Cooling Gum Soother, Cool Fish Soother, Cool Ring Soother, OrbiTeether

Haba wooden toys: Kringelring, Ramba Zamba, Rosa and Lisa teether ring, Bella teething ring, Minka teething ring, Nanni teething ring, Duck Duck clutching toy 

Je Je Vibrating Teether (rubber) 

Kushies Teethers: such as Zolo Links

Leapfrog Gentle Vibes teether

miYim: Knitted Teether Bear

Natursutten: fish teether, apple teether

Nuby/Luv n’ Care: Nuby Jiggle Giggle Teethers, Nuby Nibbler, Nuby Ice Gel Teether Keys on a Ring, Nuby Bug-A-Loop Teether, Nuby Icy Bite Teether Rings, Nuby Kool Soothers, Nuby Pur Icy Bite Teethers, Nuby Fun Teethers, Cool-Sicles Hard & Soft Teether, Nuby Fun Links and Fun Links on a Ring

Raz-Berry Silicone Teether (note: RazBaby’s regular pacifiers are NOT BPA-free)

Sassy: Sassy Jelly Fish Teethers, Sassy Coolin’ Teether, Sassy Chilly Dilly Daisy, Sassy Teething Feeder, Sassy Teach Me Toothbrush Set, Sassy Teething Tunes , Sassy Gummy Guppy, Sassy Earth Brites Natural Wooden Toys, Sassy Buzz n’ Bites teether

Under the Nile (are also Fair Trade, and all organic cotton): Organic Egyptian Cotton Teething Cat, Bumble Bee Teething Ring, Organic Egyptian Cotton Veggie Green Bean Toy, Organic Cotton Corn Toy, Teething Carrot,  Organic Cotton Teddy Teething Ring, Organic Cotton Banana Toy, Organic Cotton Broccoli Toy, Organic Cotton Veggie Crate (4 veggies), Organic Cotton Centipede, Organic Cotton Asparagus Teether, Organic Cotton Elephant, Flat Mouse, Snowman 

Vulli: Sophie the Giraffe TeetherVulli Chan Pie Gnon TeethersVulli Vanilla Flavored Chan Pie Gnon, Vulli Cool It Soother Chan Pie Gnon, Vulli Vulli Musical Fruit Keys, Vulli Rattle Key Chain

Wonderworld: Twisty Moby, Twist and Roll, Rolling Raindrop Rolling Wooden Cylinder, Twistable Stuffed Animal, Little Wonder Doll, Rolling Butterfly Soft Rattle Toy, New Stacking Rings Toy, Dudy Shake Rattle Toy 

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