Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Just one more reason I love Whole Foods...

I really am becoming a tree-hugging naturalist!

Just kidding about the tree hugger part :) but I really am slowly switching to natural, chemical free products in all areas in my life.

I'm constantly flipping packages over the in grocery store and reading labels. If certain words are listed (carrageenan, sodium benzoate, high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes, really high sugar content paired with small serving size), back onto the shelf it goes. Of course, there are still some splurges and slip ups- I'm not perfect, but I've definitely improved my buying habits over the last year or two.

I slowly started switching over to more natural, chemical-free beauty products, too. That's when I turned to Whole Foods for some guidance. The team members in the beauty team are awesome! So knowledgeable and helpful. I tried out some new exfoliating scrub, new shampoo, conditioner and vitamins for Kaydin, I tried a new face wash and I wanted to keep trying more.

I heard about Whole Foods' body products swaps program a long time ago but had been hesitant to give it a try until last week You just bring in a product to the beauty product section and the team member will help you swap it out. It can be swapped out for a brand new full-size 365 store brand product. What you bring in can even be empty or full or in the middle. You are allowed two product swaps per visit.

I took this in...
(both mostly empty)

and came out with this!
The store doesn't carry any 365 brand frizz/curl serum so the associate put on a special sticker and let me try this kind out!

Bring in an empty container and get a new one for free?? Yes, that's definitely my kind of shopping!

Have you used their product swap program? What 365 products are your favorite?


  1. I have never tried that! Thanks for the heads up!

  2. Are you serious? For free? So like, free stuff? Then, can you swap out the 365 bottles for more 365?

    I love this.

    1. Yep, for free! Works really smoothly and the staff is super helpful. But you take in NON 365 products to swap out for the 365 whole foods brand. So I've been taking in my mostly empty lotion, shampoo, conditioner, and hand soap of like vaseline, suave, and softsoap brand. I give it to the staff member and they show me what they have that I can swap with.

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