Remember the day I went crazy about healthy skin and decided to switch to all natural?
Yeah, I wish i could forget too. (just kidding)
But, I wanted to share some of my favorite new products and give you a full list of affordable cleaning supplies, cosmetics and soaps that are safe and natural--and often available at regular stores. It took me 6 hours to compile this list so I thought, why not let the world know about it? That way we all don't waste 6 hours on Skin Deep, trying to decide between products :)
Green Shield Organic Laundry Detergent
Earth Friendly Products Wave Detergent in Lavender (dish)
Mrs. Meyer's Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Green Shield Organic Multi-Purpose Bathroom Cleaner
Gree Shield Organic Glass Cleaner
Canus All-Natural Goat's Milk Bar Soap, Fragrance Free
Radius Silk Mint Floss
Bamboo Izola Toothbrushes
Tom's of Maine Peppermint Paste
Burt's Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser
Fig + Yarrow Tooth Powder in Lavender
Burt's Bees Natural Men's Deodorant
Body Sense Fresh & Free Shea Honey Oat Soap
Burt's Bees Natural Men's Body Wash or Bar Soap & Aftershave
Yes to Carrots Exfoliating Cleanser
Tom's of Maine Body Wash (Lavender Moisture)
Kiss My Face Pure Olive Oil Face Soap
Burt's Bees Herbal Deodorant
Nahla Forest Mint Cleanser (and others)
Burt's Bees Baby Bee Shampoo/Wash
Acure Organic Shampoo, Mint & Echinacea
Jason's Natural Cosmetics Fragrance Free Daily Shampoo
Coastal Classic Creations: Blush, Foundation, Lipstick, Mascara, etc
Physician's Formula 100% Mineral Face Brightener in Light Glow
Physician's Formula Mineral Glow Pearls in Rose
Revlon Lipsticks (mostly Colorstay, Colorburst, & Ultimate Liquid)
Eco Glo Lipsticks
Physician's Formula Healthy Wear Powder Foundation
Physician's Formula Bamboo Wear Powder in Creamy Natural
Au Naturale Lip-to-Cheek
A few things I want to mention: just because Burt's Bees, Revlon and Physician's Formula are listed doesn't mean all of their products are natural and safe. In fact, anything not listed here from these companies is not toxic-free. Revlon is the only drugstore brand lipstick that doesn't always include toxins and harsh chemicals (like lead)--honestly, it's all dependent on color/shade. Since lipsticks are often one of the products rated highest in toxicity, I would suggest going to the store and writing down the colors you like, then checking on Skin Deep before you buy.
So far, I'm using the Canus Fragrance Free Goat's Milk Bar Soap as my new body wash. I really like this product because I can buy it in the grocery store and it only costs $3.00. It just smells clean, which I prefer. For face wash, I tried Burt's Bees Orange Essence but wasn't a fan of the smell. I'm now using Kiss My Face Pure Olive Oil Soap, and it's amazing! The smell is clean as well, and olive oil has been proven to do wonders for your skin.
I haven't switched out my shampoo and conditioner yet. It's hard to find safe products in stores. Jason's Naturals are at the grocery store, but I'm not sure how I feel about fragrance free shampoo. I mean, this girl wants her hair to smell good, am I right?
I hope this list serves you well. Have you changed any of your skincare habits? I'd love to hear what you're using!