Favorite Natural Brands – Part 3: Beauty/Personal Care

This week I’m sharing with you my favorite beauty and personal care products. These are products that directly come into contact with my family and I. The safety of such products is just as important to me as the quality of the food we consume. These are all items that I’ve researched, used myself and are home staples. This list is long and you’ll notice some repeated products, such as, toothepaste. I’ll switch among them depending on sales and price.

Part 3: Beauty/Personal Care

The list below will be as follows: the bold heading is the brand with a link to their main website. The items below are the staples I usually buy.

Toms of Maine

  • Children’s Natural Toothpaste Silly Strawberry™ (Flouride and Fluoride-Free)

California Baby

  • Overtired and Cranky™ Aromatherapy Spritzer
  • Calendula Cream

Jason

  • Powersmile® Antiplaque & Whitening Toothpaste Powerful Peppermint
  • Moisturizing Crème Revitalizing Vitamin E — 5000 IU
  • Age Renewal Vitamin E Moisturizing Crème — 25000 IU
  • Body Wash Pure Natural Calming Lavender

Desert Essence

  • Jojoba oil
  • Tea tree oil
  • Organics Pure Hand and Body Lotion Unscented
  • Natural Refreshing Tea Tree Oil Mouthwash

Nature’s Gate

  • Moisturizing Shampoo Aloe Vera
  • Natural Toothpaste Creme De Mint Flouride Free
  • Conditioner Lavender and Aloe

Dr. Woods Castile Soaps

  • Peppermint
  • Shea Vision Pure Black Soap with Organic Shea Butter

Dr. Bronner’s

  • Magic Organic Hair Creme Lavender Coconut

Alaffia

  • African Black Soap For All Skin and Hair Types Tangerine Citrus

Country Comfort Herbals

  • Herbal Savvy Golden Seal-Myrrh (healing balm)

Alvera

  • All Natural Roll-On Deodorant Aloe and Almonds

Shea Moisture

  • Baby Healing Lotion Raw Shea Chamomile and Argan Oil

The Environmental Work Group (EWG) Skin Deep Database (no affiliation) is an excellent resource for researching beauty and personal care products. Products are graded based on ingredients. Potential toxic ingredients are listed when present and the issues they may cause. Be sure to check your product in the database to find some revealing information that you may not have known.

I encourage you to be proactive about your health by being aware of your environment, the products you use and the food you eat. Knowledge allows you to make better choices.

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