Working at Whole Foods in the Supplement/Body Care section has its perks. I work with some really rad people who have become my closest friends. I have learned an amazing amount of information about natural and holistic skin care. If you have a problem with yeast infections, digestion, weight problems, acne, ED, lactation insufficiencies, hormonal imbalances, energy inadequacy, and a plethora of other issues, I can tell you what natural supplements or products (if any, I mean come on, there’s no miracle supplement that’s going to make your diabetes or 100 extra pounds of fat magically disappear) may be beneficial for you.
The golden coin of my employment with Whole Foods is FREE PRODUCTS. Yes, we get free products. One of Whole Foods’ Core Values is “We Create Ongoing Win-Win Partnerships with our Suppliers.” This means representatives and vendors are constantly in contact with us, promoting new products, sending team member samples for our feedback and support in hopes that we will sell their merchandise. SO, this is a wonderful, amazing, positive benefit, BUT IT HAS ALSO CAUSED ME TO BECOME A SERIOUS FUCKING HOARDER.
*This was the state of my product cabinet this morning. You can’t see how deep it goes, but it’s deep, man. Please disregard my “cancer deodorant.” That’s not kosher with Whole Foods. But that natural shit will never work for a girl living in this steam room of Mississippi. Oh also, I keep bobby pins in an I Love Lucy mug. She’s so great 🙂
At what point does one come to terms with the fact that they have a problem? I have acquired about 70% of this stuff for free from work, but like, who needs 5 bottles of hair serum or 4 hair gels or 10 bars of soap or 7 face creams when you have oily skin. This is the shit that’s in this cabinet. Today I woke with a plan. PURGE THIS SHIT. Minimalist goals. So I took all this junk out of the cabinet and organized it by function on my counter. I’m embarrassed.
The truly sad part is that I did this same project about 3 months ago. It was much worse, but I continue to aquire this junk at lightning speed.
I recently bought a line of skin care that I am going to dedicate myself to, not give up on, and NOT RUIN by using other products along with it. That line is Dr. Hauschka. Expensive, I know, but I splurged, (and they have really great deals for this line on Amazon FYI) because I am constantly on the search for the perfect facial care and continually getting let down. After reading a slew of reviews, blogs, and articles about Dr. Hauschka, I think this is the missing link I’ve been searching for. This will be a post soon 🙂
Two donation bags for a friend and my Mama later, I have completely cleaned out that ridiculous cabinet. I can now focus my attention on the products I really fucking use, and avoid the stress and headache of trying to pull shit out of there without an avalanche of body lotions.