A few weeks ago I mentioned that once you’ve cleaned up your food, the most logical next step is to look at your personal beauty regimen for chemicals and additives. I encouraged you to check out the Environmental Working Group page regarding the toxicity of your products and received quite a few questions about the products I use, so I wanted to share them with you here. You might be able to find these products locally at Whole Foods or a vitamin/nutrition store, but in case you can’t, I’m including 2 ways to order online.
I’m assuming most of you are familiar with Amazon. In addition to Amazon, I order quite frequently from Vitacost. Vitacost has a referral program, so if you sign up here, you will receive $10 off your first order. Full disclosure, I also will receive a $10 credit for you signing up, but there is no minimum to buy and no need to continuously buy. Just a one-time perk. (If you then refer someone, you save $10.)
Also, please note: prices change often on these sites, so I didn’t indicate which site is cheaper. It truly varies when you are ordering what is most cost effective. Also, if you find something you like, search the sites as there are often deals on 2/4/6 packs verses an individual buy.
While I have changed to the items below (many of them I rotate), I have not changed my make-up yet. I’d love to hear from those of you who have switched up your make-up what you like, don’t like, etc. That task seems so daunting to me for some reason. (And I’m not really sure why since most days we’re at home and I don’t wear make-up!)
If you have questions or other products you recommend, please share them in the comments below.
**I have also used the Whole Food 365 Unscented Lotion and am so-so about that lotion.**
Check out the new EWG Report on Sunscreens to review your current sunscreen. Or, check out their list of the best to buy. Also, this summer I plan to try my hand at making a batch of homemade sunscreen.
Aveeno Baby Natural Protection (Mineral Based): This is great for the hard to reach spots… behind ears, parts, etc. Again, not just for babies! Finn enjoys putting this on my face… sometimes the arm twister necessary for me to apply it to him! Amazon // Vitacost
Kiss My Face Natural Mineral Sunscreen: I would encourage you to stick with this version and avoid the similar “Kids” version. It’s a bit cleaner. This is also available at Target and Whole Foods. Amazon // Vitacost
California Baby Fragrance-free Sunscreen: There is also a larger 6 ounce bottle which might be best for families or if multiple individuals will be using this sunscreen. This is also available at Target. Amazon // Vitacost
NIA24 Mineral Sunscreen: This worked well for me but was too strong for Finn last summer. Amazon // N/A Vitacost
Dr. Bronner’s Organic Pure Castile Liquid Soap: This is – hands down- the best organic/natural soap for your money. You can search for larger volumes, too. It goes in containers as large as 1 gallon. There are also a variety of scents available.
Amazon // Vitacost
** If you’re looking for hand foam, we’ve used the Whole Foods 365 hand foam. It is very light in texture and scent. **
I hope this was helpful for you if you are just starting to move in the direction of health and beauty items. I’m happy to answer questions and would love to hear about the natural products you’ve tried… the good, the bad and the ugly! Please share your feedback, thoughts and suggestions in the comments below.