Project Pan 2013 / Empties, Update 1

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Project Pan 2013
It's been 3 months since I first posted about my Project Pan / Empties, or project to use up the collection of toiletries and body products I've accumulated over the years. A lot of them I want to get rid of because they contain parabens and various other ingredients I've learned are toxic. I didn't notice it at the time, but I happened to pick out 30 items to finish over a span of 9 months, meaning if I finish up 10 products for every 3 month period, I'm on track to finish all 30 items by year's end. In theory.

Over the past 3 months of my Project Pan, I've managed to finish up 10 items:
- Klorane Conditioner with Mango Butter
- Bath and Body Works Body Lotion in White Citrus
- Bath and Body Works Body Lotion in Cotton Blossom
- Herbal Essences Smoothing Creme
- Kanebo Naive (foaming?) face wash
- The Body Shop Born Lippy lip balm in Unbridled Passionberry
- Lush Fair Trade Foot Lotion
- Dove Damage Therapy Revival Conditioner in Pomegranate and Lemon Verbena
- C.O. Bigelow Cinnamint Mentha Lip Shine
- Bath and Body Works Beach Cabana candle in 14.5 oz

Actually, the list has been reduced to 29 items, because the more I smelled my Bath and Body Works Autumn Day candle, the more I disliked the scent. I ended up exchanging it for another candle, so it's off the list.

Now that the Project Pan's in full swing, I'm pretty confident that I'll be able to finish pretty much all of the products by the end of the year. The only category I'm worried about is the Leave-in Hair Products category -- I ambitiously set aside 4.5 products and 1/3rd of the way in, I'm only about 1 full product down. We'll see ...

I made a YouTube video to discuss what I thought of each of the products:

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