I am having SO MUCH fun sharing these posts with you guys! I’ve been trying out so many different products this past year. There is a huge learning curve to switching over to more natural, non-toxic products. Some are better than others, and I am only sharing my absolute favorites with you here in this weekly series.
Today I am going to share a couple bath products and a couple household products. (I guess I technically am sharing more than three products, but I had a hard time choosing which ones to share this time… Haha!). OK, let’s get into it!
Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish
This combines two things I LOVE – exfoliation and body oil. I have dry skin, so I like to use a lot of oil and this contains vitamin E oil (the best!). It also smells like roses. I have been working on my shower/bath routine lately, and it feels really special to put effort into making it one of the best parts of the day! Why not?
When I first switched all my products, it was overwhelming and kind of expensive because I did a lot at once. So I really appreciate affordable products that come in bigger bottles and last longer! I’ve been using this lotion for months, and it’s one of my favorites. It’s simple and straightforward and smells really nice.
I still haven’t found one candle to burn in our home. I’m on the hunt, but in the meantime, it’s been fun to have a big variety. I am working to only purchase soy candles because they are less toxic and burn cleaner. I am loving this 42 Pressed brand. I have been burning the Charleston and Chicago candles.
A couple months ago, I heard someone talking about how many toxic chemicals are in dryer sheets. It wasn’t necessarily on my radar, but I read a few articles and was immediately convinced to replace them with a natural alternative. So I ordered these dryer balls, which help to reduce static. You can add essential oils to the balls to give them a scent.
White Fir Essential Oil
This is my favorite oil scent, but I can see how it’s not for everyone. I would recommend choosing a scent that’s similar to what you would choose in dryer sheets. 🙂
I hope this was helpful (or just a fun read – either way!!). I am always interested in trying new things and VERY much in a learning phase right now, so feel free to share any favorites of your own in the comments! xx- Elsie
Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson, Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.
Coconut EVERYTHING! Yes please. I’m loving the sound of all of these products.
I wash my clothes in a mixture of washing soda, baking soda & liquid Castille soap. Sometimes I add some essential oil to the mix too, if the brand of soap I bought isnt strong enough. Then I dry my clothes with wool dryer balls, that I often sprinkle with essential oils. I want to start diffusing too, but I haven’t splurged on the necessary products.
If you’re looking for a great scent, my favorite is Amber + Oakmoss from Artumie Candle studio in Chicago. I carry them in my shop and I sell out constantly!
I am SO not surprised dryer sheets contain a ton of chemicals. I have sentitive skin and never use them, but a wool alternative might just be the way to go! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
I made dryer balls as gifts last Christmas. it was fun and easy and something you guys should do as a tutorial on your site. Seems like something you and your readers would enjoy!
Awe- I’m sorry to hear that. I have heard a few people say it takes time when you first transition over.
No, I haven’t tried a stone. I’ll have to look into that!
It’s my favorite purely based on scent. 🙂
Yes! I just got it from whole foods. It has no scent at all.
Hmm- I have heard that mascara is one of the most toxic things. But I don’t wear it very much anymore because I usually have eyelash extensions on (which I LOVE and highly recommend) so I don’t wear any at all.
I’ll look more into that! Thanks for the info!
Yes- we made beeswax candles here on the blog a few years ago! So fun.
I love “The Healthy Deodorant” in the Sport Luxe scent. They sell it at Sephora.
Hooray! I’m so happy it’s helpful!!
Great picks! I’m going to have to try some of these out!
Fat and the Moon has *the best* natural deodorant I’ve ever found! And it smells amazing. 🙂
I use that lotion too! I love it!!!
The Coconut & Papaya Body Lotion looks so so cute! I’ve never tried anything with papaya, but I might give this a shot since I love coconut.
Suzie, just went through this same hunt for mascara. Kris Carr has an awesome review of 13 different cruelty and natural mascaras (with their EWG rank!) on her website: http://kriscarr.com/blog/all-natural-mascara-reviews/. I ended up going with Bare Minerals’ Lash Domination and, a few days into using it, I’m happy with the switch.
Also, for make up, have you heard of Skin Deep? They’re a full fledged cosmetics database that list ingredients, environmental rankings, cruelty-free notes, etc on it. Super great for looking up current products and taking future products into consideration. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
love Nubian Heritage! their African black soap is AMAZING! ??
Bought the deodorant you suggested in your last post. Loving the smell but unfortunately it wasn’t quite strong enough. But I am currently pregnant so will try again after baby is here. Also want to try it with a crystal deodorant stone. Have you tried these? My sister and her boyfriend love them. Planning to do the same as her and use it in combination with your suggestion so I also get a nice smell. Hoping both together will be strong enough for me 🙂
I’d love to try that body lotion! 🙂