Let’s face it. Many of today’s products that are advertised to us are
NOT healthy for us.
Even though we all know this, sometimes its hard to convince ourselves to go “clean” with everything….
A. It usually costs more
B. It’s not as easy to find
C. There’s not always as many options
Here are some easy steps to start on a path to a more “natural” life:
Deodorant is well known for NOT being very good for your body. Aluminum and other chemicals are not meant to be absorbed into your system. Luckily, deodorant is a very easy switch these days with so many brand popping up. Some of my favorites are: Primal Pit Spray, Native, and Black Chicken.
An easy swap, but do your research. There is a lot of debate on this subject. But if you are looking for something Fluoride free and SLS free try Jason’s toothpaste its absolutely one of my favs and doesn’t have that “natural toothpaste” taste or consistency! I love the Sea Fresh flavor!!
What are SLS’s? SLS’s helps make products foamy and are a known irritant along with being associated with hormonal imbalances.
Is Fluoride good or bad? This is definitely an ingredient that divides people. Dentists will tell you that you need Fluoride but there are more and more reports showing that high levels of fluoride have negative health impacts such as lower IQ and Thyroid Issues. Do your own research!
There are sooooo many recipes online especially on Pinterest for cleaning products that you can make from only a few simple ingredients. You can make anything from laundry detergent to a glass cleaner! I like to keep things simple, so some white vinegar mixed with a little water makes a great multipurpose cleaner. Also, baking soda is great for cleaning sinks, showers and tubs. Did you know you can even make a drain un-clogging solution that is all natural!! YUP! AWESOMENESS!! On top of making your own, there are many good more natural cleaners out there on the market right now. One of my all time favorites is Method cleaner.
SKINCARE & MAKEUP
This one is a tough crumb to swallow. We forget about what we are putting on our skin DAILY has so many chemicals in it. Our makeup is loaded with harsh chemicals and so is most skincare. Some of my favorite natural brands right now are Primally Pure skincare, Honest Beauty & Beauty Counter Cosmetics. I also have been loving IT cosmetics but they are kind of a stepping stone then it comes to “natural” makeup, they aren’t 100% pure but are a “better option” than many.
All in all… DON’T STRESS.
Pick one thing and commit to doing it. This will help your health and the earth. You don’t need to change everything to make a difference. Just one change can help you tremendously and get you on the path to more natural and chemical free living.