For years I used any product that smelled yummy and claimed to get rid of cellulite, make your skin soft like a baby’s ass or would get rid of any slight signs of aging. But, like all things in life, we need some sense of moderation. If you do your research and look at ingredients of both what you put in your body and on your body, there can be some scary shit out there. Some ingredients are so bad for you that they are linked to certain cancers…EEEK! F that! Just like some bad habits, certain ingredients need to be dropped from your beauty regiment. In an effort to limit some super strong chemicals and even products that test on animals, I have converted to some natural products. Do I use some creams and cleansers that are deemed scary and probably not the best to use all the time, I do. But again, I limit the usage of those the best I can. It’s my everyday products that I truly like to be as natural and harm-free towards animals as possible. The hippie in me knows that the earth has so much to offer when it comes to taking care of the body inside and out, so I use what I can.
Parabens, formaldehyde (sick!), talc, aluminum and sodium laureth are just some of the culprits I limit big time. Obviously, there are two sides to the argument of whether these chemicals are safe or dangerous and since there is a possibility that these nasty little buggers can be linked to certain cancers and other diseases, I’d prefer to keep my distance. Let’s put it this way, if these chemicals are used to preserve dead bodies and/or are found in household cleaners, no thank you!
When shopping for natural products for the body, if it looks like a mad scientist went crazy in the lab and I can’t pronounce most of what I read in the ingredients, I often pass it up. Much like I do when grocery shopping. Here are some of my favorite go to natural body products I use daily.
Tom’s Natural Toothpaste – I spoil my grill with this excellent toothpaste. It’s all natural and leaves you with the most refreshing, clean feeling ever!
Ren V-Cense Night Cream – Ren’s night cream is where it’s at! It’s thick enough to create a beautiful glow before bedtime to totally hydrate my face and neck and it smells delightful!
Burt’s Bees Lip Moisturizer in Coconut Pear – Looking to have soft, hydrated lips and feel like you’re sitting at the beach at the same time? Here ya go!
Honest Organic Body Oil – This body oil rocks! I use it anywhere I want because it is incredibly moisturizing and does the job!
Nature’s Way Coconut Oil – I am totally into coconut oil for everything from in the bathroom to in the kitchen. I have a tub of this oil in each spot as to not be groddy. In the bathroom I use it to wash my face, remove the 1,000 coats of mascara I put on, for super dry spots, anything goes!
Alba Mango Shave Cream – I worship this shave cream. It’s all natural and smells so good. Makes shaving very pleasant and leaves your skin SO SO soft.
Cellar Door Soap and Skincare – These soaps are frigging awesome, they smell insanely amazing and are gorgeous. Most importantly they are 100% plant based, vegan and natural. They are a shower must and also make as a perfect little gift for a friend or lover.
Check your products, read the labels, know the shit you’re putting on your skin! What goes on the skin, goes in the skin….xoxo