Chances are you've stumbled upon this blog in search of clean beauty and skin care, natural approaches to endocrine disorders or genetic mutations and/or tips for non-toxic living.
Exploring these avenues can be overwhelming (and daunting) so take heart, I have been there. Whether you want to replace an entire household of products at once or more gradually, I want to help provide you with information to make the best decisions for you!
My "Shop" page contains my favorite products in various categories for Beauty and Skin Care, Babies and Kids, Household and Personal Care. But, if I were you, I'd be wondering why I should switch to these products in the first place. Here are several pieces of mine that may help kickstart your understanding of why.
Why (is this happening?)
- Toxins in most beauty products and skin care may be causing more harm than good
- Women are at heightened risk since we use more products than men, but also because the skin in and around the vaginal area is more permeable than other skin, making it one of the fastest gateways to the bloodstream. This matters because of the number of feminine products used on such a delicate area for years of our lifetime.
- Bathing too often can disrupt the body's pH level, remove sebaceous oil, cause dry skin and disrupt the balance of good bacteria in addition to exposing ourselves to known carcinogens and toxins in popular soaps and antibacterials.
- Hormonal Birth Control has been linked to acne, PMS, PMDD, heavy and painful periods, weight gain, migraines, decreased libido, blood clots, nausea, water retention, mood swings, breast tenderness and chronic hormonal imbalance. 58% of women rely on hormonal birth control to "regulate" a health issue but the use of synthetic hormones merely mask symptoms temporarily while compounding the root problem.
- Many top conventional tea makers don't wash tea leaves before they are bagged which means that while your tea is steeping, so are several types of pesticides - right into your cup.
How (to have it all...just without the side of toxins)
Just a few of my more popular most - feel free to use the search bar for any other product type you're wanting to switch out!
- Deodorant: Yes! Clean ones that work DO exist!
- Foundation: It's all about that base
- Mani/Pedi: Bring your own products
- Mascara: The Green Beauty Mascara Showdown
- Sunscreen: Don't be greenwashed by the sneaky ones
- Skin care: Beauty Heroes is an incredible way to slowly introduce top-of-the-line clean beauty into your routine without breaking the bank. Read an overview and see the most recent features here.
- Allergies: You could have a histamine intolerance
- Breast Cancer Awareness: The Truth about Mammograms, Family History and Preventative Measures
- Genetic Mutations: Genetic Testing and Interpretation
- Hormones: A Starting Point for Treating PCOS Naturally
- Leaky Gut: Maybe a Core Problem to Acne, Fatigue, Irritability, Irregular Digestion, Allergies, Joint Pain, Brain Fog, Slower Metabolism and/or Hormone Imbalance
- Pregnancy: My Holistic Mama Guides cover a more holistic approach to pregnancy through birth
- Skin Brushing: Why I started Skin Brushing to Stop Sneezing
- Sleep: A Routine and Supplements for Longer and More Restful Sleep
- Water: Quality is just as important as quantity