TODAY | May 07, 2013
>>> jessica alba made her movie debut nearly two decades ago. now at age of 32 in addition to acting, she's the president of the honest company and the author of a brand new book called "the honest life." she's also a mom of two girls with her husband cash warren . jessica, good to see you. good morning.
>> good morning.
>> how are you doing in.
>> i'm feeling a little rough around the edges.
>> jessica and i saw each other at this event last night.
>> and she said if you stay late, i'll stay late.
>> i think you may have stayed a little later than me.
>> you looked beautiful last night. do you like going to things like that?
>> thank you. the met gala is so fun. anna wintour throws the best parties.
>> was there somewhere that you looked at and said wow?
>> i mean, everyone is incredible and so fashion, and it's -- i think everyone really brings their "a" game.
>> the super bowl of people watching , no question about it.
>> absolutely fun.
>> let's talk a little bit about this bok. most people know that you're an actress and you're an advocate for eco-friendly living.
>> yeah, and i guess that's the basis for the book as well.
>> yeah. it's also about just trying to eliminate toxic chemicals from my environment, especially for my children. i wasn't sure -- i didn't even know there were toxic chemicals in like cleaning products and baby shampoos and laundry detergent . i had no idea what off-gassing was.
>> there's a story that goes i think it was with your oldest daughter.
>> you were washing her clothes. your mom said this is a good laundry detergent .
>> and i had an allergic reaction.
>> what were the symptoms?
>> i had hives, sneezing non-stop. my eyes were swollen and my nose was running. i mean, i had like a full-on allergy attack.
>> and so is that what caused you to say, wait, i can do a book about this and give some people some helpful advice?
>> well, it really was like i did research after this, and i'm like what is causing this, and if i'm reacting like this, how can this be safe for a newborn baby that doesn't have a strong immune system, and then as i did research and i found out there's lots of toxic chemicals hidden under fry grants that are preservatives that are hidden in all of these things in, our day-to-day life.
>> in the book you often say here is a good solution and a good suggestion and you do mention the products you make.
>> is this a guide, a cat lag, what is it?
>> it's really like you can make stuff at home with baking soda and vinegar, so you can really do diy at home cleaning products with stuff from your kitchen cabinet , and it's stuff that actually works. or if you want to buy products, i recommend different products.
>> not only your own, by the way.
>> exactly. different products and different price points . some people like the higher price point. some people don't, so it's really like for everybody.
>> well, mother's day is this weekend. you're the mom of two little girls, i think 5 and 2, is that right?
>> yes, almost 5, almost 2.
>> what do you want for mother's day?
>> i would like to sleep in a little bit.
>> good luck.
>> that would be nice.
>> and just spending the day with my girls. i mean, every day feels like mother's day, to be honest.
>> it's great. nice seeing you