I bought a couple products I want to say good things about:
Soapwalla deodorant - an all natural deodorant recipe that actually works, sort of. It still has a slew of con's since it's all natural: it doesn't stop sweat, it has powders in it so it'll get black clothes powdery, and it's not as powerful as antiperspirants. With that said, I'm pleased with it. It's great for when I'm going running/working out and I don't care if I'm sweating, or if I'm going to bed since I don't care about sweating then either. It's pretty powerful when you first apply it, and I wish it came in other scents, but if I shower in the morning and put this stuff on it'll really keep me smelling good all day if I'm not sweating massively. I'm going to put it to Texas summer testing this summer and see how it fairs. So if anyone was looking at switching to all natural, this one might be given a try. (I was told to wash your armpits with a bit of ACV/water with all natural DO's to neutralize some of the baking soda on them.)
Soultanicals Fluffalicious Conditioner - I'm buying other things from this product line (just waiting for them to ship), but I bought a tub of the conditioner to see if it would help my hair. And it did. I have zero complaints about this product. A little goes a long way, it smells great and keeps smelling great long after I've washed my hair, it isn't an overpowering smell, and it helped kill some of the after-henna smell in my hair which usually lasts over a week.. I suspect it to be completely out in 3-4 days. You can apply it dry or wet, and the ingredient list is agreeable for someone trying to switch to more natural products but still wanting convenience in commercial product.
http://www.humblebeeandme.com/diy-na...ctually-works/ This girl has a DIY recipe, which probably is a bit gentler since it doesn't need preservatives and stuff (and I bet for the price of the ingredients/amount needed per recipe you could make a decent amount for literally years for a fraction of commercial brand stuff). I suspect you probably don't want to spend actual time making beauty products.. but if commercial products continue to bug you a lot, maybe this would be an alternative? It really is a "mix together and apply" recipe, so no special tools or anything needed. Just a container and brush.