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Healthy Alternatives to Everyday Essential Personal Care Products

We are extremely blessed to have so many healthy and alternative personal care options right at our fingertips.  Even some of our local health food stores carry these products.  Unfortunately, many of our favorite go-to personal care products contain a number of known toxic substances that have been linked to many health hazards such as birth defects, cancer, and hormone imbalances.  Regular people, like us, even blog about DIY projects and brand reviews – thank you bloggers! This blog is meant to be a “one stop shop” for helpful recommendations in finding healthy alternatives to everyday essential personal care products – including some ingredients to avoid, DIY ideas, and some reputable recommended brands.  Whether you are up for a DIY challenge from a fellow blogger or in the market to try something new – this blog is definitely for you! 

Hair and Body

Ingredients to avoid: sulfates, parabens, propylene glycol, aluminum, triclosan

      • Reputable recommended brands:
        • Have you ever wanted to try shampoo and conditioner bars? The Earthling.co gives you this option and offers tutorials on how to use them: https://theearthlingco.com/
        • Would you like to buy shampoo and conditioner that has fair trade ingredients and donates to a great international cause? Then you may want to give Alaffia a try:  https://www.alaffia.com/pages/hair
      • Reputable recommended brands:
        • Pure Pitz Organic Deodorant may have a super funny name but they offer really great products that are good for your skin: http://www.purepitz.com/
        • Oh yes, we are going back to the basics – “primal” basics that is – give Pretty Frank (formally Primal Pit Paste) a try: https://pretty-frank.com/
      • Reputable recommended brands: 

Face/Mouth

Ingredients to avoid: sulfates, alcohol, surfactants

      • Reputable recommended brands: 

Please remember that these are just recommendations that have been collected from various sources and are good to keep in mind during your journey to a healthier you.  Let this inspire you to do your own research to discover what’s best for you since we are all very unique in so many ways! Who knows, maybe someday one of us will write a beneficial blog that will help others at the same crossroads.

References

From Under a Palm Tree, Chemical-Free Coconut Oil Toothpaste. Retrieved on October 6, 2020. http://fromunderapalmtree.com/chemical-free-coconut-oil-toothpaste/

Homemade DIY Deodorant (secret ingredient, NO irritating baking soda, EFFECTIVE recipe).  Retrieved on October 5, 2020. https://scratchmommy.com/effective-easy-homemade-deodorant/

How to Make Homemade Shampoo and conditioner with Essential Oils Customized for Your Hair Type. Retrieved on October 2, 2020. 

https://soapdelinews.com/2019/12/how-to-make-homemade-shampoo-conditioner-essential-oils.html

Konie, Robin, DIY Homemade Body Wash: Oatmeal infused for a soothing touch. Retrieved on October 2, 2020. https://www.thankyourbody.com/homemade-body-wash/

Marr, Kristin, DIY Homemade Honey Face Wash. Retrieved on October 2, 2020.        https://livesimply.me/diy-homemade-honey-face-wash/

Menon, Pravallika, Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Toner – Benefits, Preparation & Use. Retrieved on October 2, 2020. https://www.beautyepic.com/apple-cider-vinegar-face-toner/

Mercola, Joseph MD, Hidden Dangers in Personal Care Products Infographic. Retrieved on October 4, 2020. https://www.mercola.com/infographics/personal-care-products.htm

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