How to go natural & non-toxic with your beauty products...

Our bodies are constantly bombarded with toxins everywhere. From the food we eat, to the air we breathe, and the water we drink.  It's important to minimize our toxic exposure as much as we can. 

Toxins have to be filtered through our liver, so why not do our best to reduce our exposure in the everyday items we can control! The less toxins we put in and on our bodies, the less toxins we need to detox! Our skin is our largest organ and it absorbs the toxins in our beauty products and can also mimic estrogens in the body. 

  • Take an inventory of everything you put in and on your body and make sure it's as "clean" as possible.  You don't have to be perfect, but as you finish old products, take some time to do some research on cleaner alternatives. I'm happy to always recommend products as well! Just ask! This can include food, water, supplements, nail polish, perfumes, cleaning products, lotions, shampoos, and makeup! Over time, this stuff builds up and can start clouding our minds. Our liver then has to work THAT much harder to clear toxins.

  • Look for products that have few ingredients, come from a natural source, are from a reputable brand (see other side).  

  • Find "10-free" nail polishes.  Most others have formaldehyde in them! Ick! Bring your "cleaner" nail polish to the nail salon & ask them not to slather you in lotions and removers.

  • Bring your own shampoo & conditioner to the hair salon. They are happy to do this when I ask them!  No need for them to use tons of products and hairspray. 

  • Look for products made without synthetic fragrances, chemicals, Parabens (Methyl-, Isobutyl-, Propyl- and Others), Phthalates (DBP, DEHP, DEP, and Others), sodium laurel/laureth Sulfate, glycols, BHA and BHT, Formaldehyde, Hydroquinone,  Oxybenzone, Retinol, and are ideally gluten-free.

  • Use therapeutic grade essential oils for fragrance. 

  • Be patient. when you get rid of the chemicals, your skin may go through a detox period.  

  • Get rid of the DEODORANTS filled with aluminum! This is my NUMBER 1 health tip! There has been a link between the ALUMINUM in the antiperspirant and breast cancer/ALZHEIMER'S. Plus you don't want to actually stop your body from sweating. This is how it detoxes! You especially want to get those toxins OUT of the lymph node area near your breasts.