• Lauren

Non-Toxic Everyday Products

Updated: Aug 16, 2018


I switched all my products out for clean ones & honestly don’t even miss the old ones!

Are your current products toxic to your health?

Non-toxic products are a big hype right now. I know perfectly healthy people who are even opting for more natural products. So what is all of the hype? Should you really care what you put on your body? Yes!


I’m not going to lie and act like I was a non-toxic, green beauty guru my whole life. In fact, I was the complete opposite. I could usually be found smelling like Bath & Body Works latest tropical scent & I loved anything that smelled good. Coconut, vanilla, mango, you name it. When I started learning more about PCOS and Hashimoto’s, beauty products kept coming up. I kept reading about the importance of having a clean beauty routine, and getting rid of anything filled with “Toxic chemicals,” I remember thinking, okay that’s a LITTLE dramatic, don’t talk about my Bath & Body Works mango body butter like that.


One thing that helped me put it into perspective is, your skin is your largest organ. Anything you put on your skin, your body absorbs. It really got me thinking, I actually have no idea what is in my products.

So, what's so wrong with most traditional products?

Many products, even the “natural” ones, contain endocrine-disruptors, which negatively impact your reproductive system and hormones. Since the list of toxic ingredients can be overwhelming, I recommend on focusing on the “Dirty Dozen,” which are the top toxic ingredients to avoid.

Here's the Dirty Dozen list of toxic ingredients to avoid:

1. BHA and BHT

2. Coal tar dyes

3. DEA

4. Dibutyl phthalate

5. Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives

6. Parabens

7. Parfum (a.k.a. fragrance)

8. PEG compounds

9. Petrolatum

10. Siloxanes

11. Sodium laureth sulfate

12. Triclosan

My Faves:

Deodorant:

Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant: https://shop.schmidtsnaturals.com/collections/signature-stick-formula?variant=34826534019


Update: I noticed I started getting a painful red rash & read this is common after using it for a while since it has baking soda in I also noticed it stains some of my silk clothing, which I read is from applying too much product. I like how long-lasting this deodorant is, but wanted to share this as a disclaimer.


Toothpaste:

Tom's: https://www.tomsofmaine.com/products/oral-care/fluoride-free-botanically-toothpaste/peppermint-bright


Jason: https://www.iherb.com/pr/jason-natural-powersmile-antiplaque-whitening-paste-powerful-peppermint-6-oz-170-g/3857


I buy these specific brands because it’s free of fluoride and sodium lauryl sulfate ( SLS ) which is known to cause irritation. I always used to get cracks in the corner of my mouth, and noticed I don’t after switching my toothpaste.


Lip Balm:

Dr. Bronner's Organic Lip Balm Naked: https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Bronners%20Organic-Lip-Balm/dp/B001ET729S/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_194_tr_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=071008Y2P5EG7G0V28TC


Body:

Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter. (P.S. It smells SO good that I don’t even miss my beloved Bath & Body Works products.) https://www.pacificabeauty.com/products/indian-coconut-nectar-body-butter-tube


Perfume:

Indian Coconut Nectar Perfume: https://www.amazon.com/Pacifica-Beauty-Indian-Coconut-Perfume/dp/B00488B46E


Hair:

My favorite brands are Shea Moisture, Avalon Organics, & Deep Steep.


Nail Polish:

I love the Zoya brand nail polish. This brand is free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate or camphor.


Hand Soap:

We use the Seventh Generation Free & Clear soap in our house and love it. https://www.seventhgeneration.com/hand-soap



Note: I did not get paid to promote any of these products, and these are all of my honest opinions.

Sources:

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-1564/Cosmetics-Dirty-Dozen.html

https://draxe.com/dangers-synthetic-scents/

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