Toxins (boooo!). They’re everywhere! And though it can be overwhelming, we can limit the amount we allow in our homes and on our bodies as much as possible.
Trusted products like soap, toothpaste, lotion, etc. are often packed with chemicals that nobody in their right mind would ever rub over their skin if they weren’t marketed in pretty packaging. For this week’s challenge, it’s time to open up those beauty cabinets, take inventory of what we’re using, and dive deep into the world of clean products.
Challenge: Toxin Elimination, Bathroom Edition
I challenge you to swap out any toxic-filled products that you use daily for cleaner versions. When you’re cleaning out your products, here are some chemicals to watch out for: BHA and BHT (mainly in moisturizers and the like), DEA-related ingredients, p-phenylenediamine and anything with CI followed by a five-digit number, parabens, dibutyl phthalate, parfum (fragrance), DMDM hydantoin, methenamine, anything listed with “eth” like polyethylene glycol, petrolatum, -siloxane or -methicone, and triclosan. Phew, a lot, right?!
It can be a lot to think about (and I know restocking isn’t cheap), which is why we’re starting with one small room in your home. Take an hour this week to go through all of your products in the medicine cabinet and shower. If you live with a loved one, go through their stuff too!
Then, the fun part…shopping! Lucky for you, I’ve done LOTS of testing, and most of this stuff is available online. Here are some of my favorite swaps for clean beauty products:
1. OSEA Red Algae Mask
2. Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum
3. OSEA Ocean Cleansing Mudd
4. Sweet Sisters Coconut + Baking Soda Healthy Deodorant Stick
5. Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Serum
6. 100% Pure Moisturizer
7. Dr Bronners Organic Eucalyptus Magic Soap
9. goop by Juice Beauty
10.Natural Bamboo Toothbrush
11. Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste
13. Not pictured: organic tampons.
What other clean products should I be using?? Let me know how this challenge goes for you!
Happy clean cleaning!