Natural Products I’ve Tried Lately

Finding new products that are a more natural solution to something I’m already doing is a bit of an obsession for me lately. I love seeing what other items people are trying as well and I go off of recommendations a lot when researching a new product. In that sprit, I thought I would share with you guys some of my favorite new natural items since I know a lot of you are just as excited about that stuff as I am! Here’s what’s at the top of my “you’ve got to try this!” list right now …

1. I probably pull out a stain spray at least once a day if not more than that, and right now I love this one. I tend to spill some of everything I’m cooking/eating on myself and we have a 9-month-old and cats, so there’s always something to try and clean up. I actually just went off of all the good Amazon reviews it had when looking for a new spray and it’s pretty much gotten out every stain I’ve tried it on so far! I was going to say the only stain exception so far were fresh blackberries ground into one of Lola’s shirts during a lunch, but I just got the shirt out of the wash and the dark stains are basically gone now so never mind on that one!

2. This skin elixir is my favorite beauty item by far right now! It’s amazingly light (you can use it after toning and under your makeup) and it smells abso-freaking-loutely divine! Look at the ingredient list; no wonder I feel like I’m on a beach in Hawaii every time I use it!

3. Another daily beauty item I’ve been loving is this vegan eyeshadow palette. That minky color on the top right has become my everyday shadow and the darker shade below it is perfect for crease definition as well. They are mostly matte looking, which is great for everyday use since it doesn’t look too glitzy for a Tuesday afternoon.

4. I’m trying to get better and better about switching out reusable options for disposable ones and these sheets are amazing to use in place of plastic wrap and foil. They coat cotton squares with sustainably harvested beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin and the warmth of your hands helps mold the sheets to wrap and seal up items like a half eaten avocado or sandwich or to cover the top of a bowl in the fridge. They may seem a little pricy but they last for about a year, so they have a pretty good shelf life.

5. Speaking of reusable options, we do cloth diapering (you can read more about our routine here) and I was wanting to try reusable wipes as well at some point, and I finally took the plunge this month. We use these for the actual wipes and this for a plant-derived wipe solution, and I was surprised at how quickly I liked the new system. It didn’t really feel like much more work at all than using the disposable. We just throw the wipes in the wash with the cloth diapers and spray a clean cloth with the wipe solution before using. Wish I had started this sooner!

6. Ok, technically this isn’t a new item I just discovered, but I forgot about this nail polish for a while and just started using it again, remembering that it really is one of my top faves. My main nail polish requirement (besides being free of the main nail polish toxins) is that it dries relatively fast, since I’m a working mom who rarely gets a few minutes to just sit still and this one dries fast and is a 7-free polish as well. That Pink Moon color is my favorite shade of pale pink—perfect for all occasions!

7. So, I’m 32 and I think I just found my favorite toothpaste I’ve ever tasted! I love that the ingredient list is super short and this toothpaste is free of foaming agents, fluoride, glycerin and it uses a few different essential oils to create this amazing citrus flavor. If you haven’t used a natural toothpaste before without a foaming agent, then the thinner consistency is something you have to get used to. But my teeth feel so clean when I’m done and like I said, it tastes amazing! They have several other flavors as well that I want to try.

There you go! I hope at least one of these items is a good find for you as well! Let me know if you have a favorite item in one of these categories as well. I’d love to hear about it! xo. Laura

Credits//Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
  • Women uses a lot of synthetic materials for beautification and it’s not good. So, if they can’t avoid using nail polish, make ups and other stuff for their skin, it’s best to go with Natural products.

  • Hiya, have you ever tried tea tree oil on stains? I have some light coloured shorts and dropped a spot of foundation on them…. I removed what I could with a wipe then put some tea tree oil on the remaining stain, waited 5 minutes or so then wiped it gently with some washing up liquid (clear in colour) and it was gone! I was amazed! 🙂

  • Have you tried Smith & Cult nail polishes? They’re 12-free and I love their colors.

  • I’m loving all of the posts about more natural products! It’s so hard to know where to start.

  • Thanks for sharing those wax sheets! I’ve been thinking about using this as an option in lieu of saran wrap. But the toothpaste definitely scares me! Haha.

    Eva |

  • I have a question about your toothpaste. Do you have anything you add to your brushing routine since the paste is fluoride free? While it cleans, it doesn’t protect against cavities. This was always my concern using a natural toothpaste. ????

  • I’ve been wanting to try those beeswax wraps for a while! Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

  • Loved this! Definitely want to try some of them out! xx

  • Definitely trying some of these out this month!


  • You guys are single handily helping me change my lifestyle to more natural! I appreciate the help so much!! That face oil sounds amazing but price tag ouch!

    • It is definitely a little pricy but you use so little it should last you forever!

      Laura 😉

  • I’m always looking for more natural products, both for myself and my family, so thank you so much for these recommendations! I can’t wait to try them out. 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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