3 Important Baby Steps to a Clean Beauty Routine


If you’re not into clean beauty, I get it! I really do. The truth about non-natural beauty products is that they work – really well! There’s a reason beauty is a multi-billion dollar industry, and when it comes to benefits like clearing skin, fighting aging, nourishing your hair, etc. a lot of the toxic products get the job done BUT that can come with a price: your health.

Women who wear makeup and use beauty products on a daily basis can absorb an average of 5 pounds (five pounds!!) of chemicals into their bodies each year. A percentage of everything that we slather onto our bodies goes directly into our blood stream. So just like being mindful of what we eat and drink, we need to be mindful about what we’re putting on our bodies in the same way.

What they’ve discovered is that the chemicals being used are proven to cause cancer and are endocrine disruptors which can increase production of certain hormones; decrease production of others; imitate hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential hormones; accumulating in organs that produce hormones. Scary stuff!

So, if you want to start making switches to clean beauty but aren’t ready to give up your Tom Ford foundation (I feel you, girl!) my suggestion is to make three simple changes to daily used items. The first two are the products that are used all over your body: soap and lotion (if you don’t use this daily, you still need to change this one). And the third, deodorant. Switch those three to organic/natural/clean and you’ve made a big change in the amount of toxins you’re absorbing annually. Yay, go you!

Product recommendations:

Organic soaps: Makes 3 Organic Eucalyptus Cedarwood Soap (highest rated by the EWG), Dr. Bronner’s (what I personally use) & Pure Provence

Oil/body butter/organic lotion: Organic Matcha Body Moisturizer,  Aura Cacia Organics Skin Care Oil Sweet Almond, Fig & Yarrow Body OilTrue Botanicals Body Balm (I love their Frankincense + Sandalwood) plus more below

Non-toxic deodorants: Erbaviva, Agent Nateur, ORGANIC 101, EO Organics & Schmidt’s  plus more below

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13 comments

  1. This is a great post! I just listened to one of Mel Ambrosinis Podcasts about natural beauty, ect. That fact about the chemicals absorbing right into your bloodstream, scary! I love these recommendations. I try to use coconut oil as much as possible in my daily routine (that stuff can be used for anything!), but sometimes its nice to switch it up.

    Kaitlyn
    Lilacandstyle.com

  2. I totally agree with your three suggestions.
    I use natural deodorant.
    I don’t use natural products on my face – because I have an active skincare routine.
    I do however use natural shampoo and conditioner, natural cleaning products, natural hand cream and foot lotion etc.
    I find natural way to heavy for my sensitive skin on my face.
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

  3. I’m glad you’ve found some great, clean beauty and skin care products! I find they are actually better for my skin than conventional products, which is more important at the end of the day. After all, wouldn’t we all rather have good skin than cover up bad skin?

    Chidi Beauty | Green Beauty. For All Skin Tones.

    http://chidibeauty.com

  4. I agree! Personally I use an organic deodorant cream from Switzerland that you could technically eat (no kidding!), it’s called “ponyhuetchen” and works like a charm. I use a Geranium+Lavender scent. I love Bi-Oil body oil for over a year now and as far as I know it’s all natural as well. For shower gel, I loved Kiehl’s Coriander for years and I now switched to a drugstore organic brand that’s on the fresher side with Pomegranate and Ginger 🙂

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