Sunday, January 18, 2009

People Looking for Green Alternatives to Looking and Feeling Better

"Lisa Agee, owner of New Milford-based Goatboy Soaps, said she sticks to the philosophy of "if you can't pronounce it or spell it, why would you want to put it on your skin?"

Some of those complex ingredients she's talking about include parabens and propylene glycol, which many people looking to live a "greener life" avoid because they aren't natural and could be harmful.

As more and more people are interested in living a greener, more environmentally friendly life, more of us are also turning toward purchasing all natural products from health food or specialty stores. They may cost more than the products with mass appeal, but many believe they have simpler and healthier ingredients."

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