Now that I’ve finished “Look Great, Live Green” by Deborah Burnes (and already purchased another book on all natural cosmetics) it is time I start diving into the world of natural products. A few of these I have had for a few months now, but found I wasn’t actually using them. Now I am starting let my body purge itself of chemicals, and hop on the all natural beauty wagon.
You can get all of these products at Whole Foods, but Vitacost is a website that sells all the same stuff for (usually) a significantly cheaper price. I like buying things at whole foods since I can smell them and test them, but the price is a bit too high. If you leave near a WH, go in, look around, then buy them online!
Using all natural products can make a huge difference in your skin and body. Your body doesn’t need chemicals to be beautiful. Skincare companies are pumping their products full of these chemicals because they are cheaper, but in the long run and adding to your skincare concerns. Natural products get the job done better and faster. And, they usually are better at actually fixing your problems!
Heritage Store Rosewater and Glycerin: This is a toner, make up setting spray, moisturizer, whatever you need it to be. It has a light rose scent to it which is very refreshing. I use this mostly in the mornings when I go to the gym. A few sprays makes me feel fresh and hydrated before stepping out the door. The ingredients are in the title. Rose essential oil, water and vegetable glycerin. That’s it! And it works.
Tea Tree Therapy Tea Tree Oil: The acne cure you’ve been missing. Minor spot literally disappear overnight when I use this. Larger spot appear smaller, and less red. After a few days, everything is cleared up. I use this nightly. Any little spot that seems to be trying to make an appearance and I just dab this on. It can also be used for cleaning wounds, and even your house. A lot of natural toothpastes have tea tree oil in them. I really wish I’d known about this earlier in life. Be sure you’re buying 100% tea tree oil. Most I’ve seen are Australian.
Jason Aloe Vera Gel: When my body is extra dry, sunburnt, or at all irritated, this is my go to moisturizer. Aloe is so soothing, and natural moisturizing. I find it helps cure any issue I’m having in just a day or two. I usually get very dry skin once it gets cold out. I’ve been using this once a week, and my skin is so healthy looking. Make sure to look for aloe that is 98 or 99% aloe. A lot of them have a ton of unnecessary fillers to reduce costs.
Crystal Body Deodorant Stick: I use deodorant everyday (obviously), so it is one of the first items I wanted to change to a natural product. I saw this travel size one, and since it was so cheap, I figured I’d give it a try. Now, first off, it is something you have to get used it. It is a rock. A salt rock. You moisten it, then just rub it on. It feels like you’re doing nothing, but then, a few hours later, I realized I didn’t smell at all. In this moment, it has been 24 hours since I applied it, and still not even the slightest of scents. I really didn’t think it’d work, but I’m sold!
If you’re interested in trying to switch to more natural products, think about the things you use everyday. Deodorant, toothpaste, face wash. Find an option you feel comfortable trying, and give it a whirl. You may be surprised to find out how well it works. Then, find a shampoo and conditioner you like, a lotion, a lip balm. And before you know it you’ll be sold.
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