I'm on a slow journey to rid our home of toxins, parabens, and other unhealthy ingredients in our cleaners and personal care products. I can't always make perfect choices, but I can make better choices! Here are my favorite personal care products so far!
I have used argan oil on my face and hair for several years now! It makes a wonderful nighttime moisturizer and is a 0 on the comedogenic scale (meaning it will not clog pores). I also use a tiny bit every day in my hair after styling to tame down the fly aways - it works wonders! You can also use it as an overnight oil treatment for dry or damaged hair. A little goes a long way! I use this brand.
Bentonite Clay Mask
This is my go-to face mask. When I feel that my skin needs a deep clean, I pull out some bentonite clay and mix up a mask! It feels amazing and does a great job detoxifying my skin and even lightening acne scars. I use this brand but will probably order this one next time.
Lemongrass Spa Charcoal Facial Soap
I have been using this facial bar for months now and I LOVE it. It's perfect for my skin - not drying and not oily. I've seen improvement in my acne since starting it too! You can purchase here through a friend of mine. It's free of YUCK!
Yes to Carrots Facial Moisturizer
I started using this moisturizer at the beginning of the summer after getting the recommendation from a girl who knows a lot about healthier personal care products. Paraben-free, healthier skincare products can be super expensive. I don't have an endless budget for my personal care items, so getting healthy items with a decent price tag is important. This one fit the bill! It's the perfect consistency for my skin and has built-in SPF! You can find it here or here.
Hand Sanitizer Spray
I'm big on using hand sanitizer on myself and my toddler after trips to germ-filled places like stores, children's museums, and parks. I used traditional hand sanitizer for a long time, not realizing there were better options out there! I love Dr. Bronner's and Honest Company sprays. They're free of all those nasty chemicals!
Cremo Shaving Cream
I just recently switched to this shaving cream based on someone else recommendation, and I'M NEVER GOING BACK. This stuff is gold. Leaves you silky smooth! A little bit goes a long way AND it's paraben-free. It's worth the extra couple bucks in my opinion! You can find it here or here.
Trader Joe's Hand Cream
I don't have a link for this one so you'll have to keep your eye out for it next time you visit Trader Joe's! Their ultra-moisturizer hand cream (in the blue and white and red tube) is my absolute favorite hand cream of all time. It's paraben-free, thick, and works even during our dry + cold winter months!
I made the switch from traditional to natural deodorant probably five years ago. I've tried three or so options along the way and I've decided that Tom's deodorant works best for me (and my husband)! If you still use traditional (aluminum-filled) deodorant, your body WILL goes through a detox process as you switch over. Mine took about a week (you will stink so bad but then it goes away)! Using natural deodorant is so so so important because you don't want to be putting nasty chemicals so close to your breasts and lymph nodes! There are many studies that show links between cancer and aluminum antiperspirant/deodorant use. Everyone's needs are different so you may have to experiment with a few brands. But I love Tom's! You can purchase here or here or from many, many other places!
I was actually kind of hesitant to switch from traditional toothpaste to a natural version because I thought it would taste gross. Well, guess what?! It doesn't! We're very happy with our Tom's toothpaste (all three of us use it)! It's free of all the nasty chemicals that mainstream toothpastes contain! My husband and I use this one and my daughter uses this one.
Lemongrass Spa Dry Shampoo
I just started using this product just this week and I'm loving it already! It works just as well as the chemically, aerosol sprays but it's free of all the yuck! You can buy it here through a friend of mine.
Love Beauty + Planet Body Wash
A friend suggested this body wash and we have enjoyed it! My husband especially loves tea tree oil so we chose this version. It's free of parabens and other harsh chemicals!