Today Show: Jessica Alba – Author, President, and Mother
Making her movie debut nearly two decades ago, Jessica Alba is now president of a company called The Honest Company and a book called The Honest Life, which she came to talk about on the show today. Being a mother of two girls as well, it looks like Jessica is quite the woman.
Today Show: Jessica Alba Eco-Friendly Living
The basis of The Honest Life is based off of a lifestyle that Jessica leads herself. As an advocate for eco-friendly living, she tries to eliminate toxic chemicals from her environment. She had no idea that so many cleaning supplies and baby shampoos contained chemicals that could be toxic. She had no idea what “off gassing” was.
The origins of this life style came when Jessica was washing her daughter’s clothes with a detergent that her mother told her she should use, and she broke out in hives and developed other allergy-like symptoms as a result. After she did some research on the matter, she started to ask herself: if these products are having this effect one me, how could they could be safe for a newborn baby with no immune system? Hidden under fragrances and preservatives that we encounter daily, Jessica’s research dug up a lot of chemicals in places you might not think to look.
Today Show: The Honest Life Review
So what does the book do to address these issues? So that you know what is going into your cleaning products, The Honest Life lists some do-it-yourself cleaning products that you can make with things found in your kitchen cabinet. If you still want to buy your products from a store, though, she makes suggestions on those as well. With natural products sometimes being expensive, Jessica makes suggestions on products in different price points.
Today Show: Jessica Alba On Mother’s Day
So what does this super mom want for Mother’s Day? Taking the humble route, Jessica Alba said that she just wants to sleep in a little bit and spend time with her girls. What mother wouldn’t want that?