My Favorite Non-Toxic Beauty Products
Sometimes it can be a big challenge knowing where to start when it comes to “non-toxic” beauty. Thankfully, there’s been a rise in the non-toxic beauty industry, which also means we have way more brands to choose from (not to mention, green-washing messages to decipher… more on that another day.)
I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite non-toxic beauty products that I’ve been using for the past several years!
I found this brand through my Esthetician, Marissa (Owner of @grittybeauty). The particular line I’m on helps target acne in an all-natural, gentle manner while also targeting anti-aging! I’ve been on this line for about 3 months and have already noticed significant improvements with my skin. I’m still detoxing here and there, but I can’t wait to share some before and after pictures!
This biodegradable sunscreen is not only all natural and non-toxic; it’s also acne-safe and coral reef safe, meaning you can wear this to the beach with no worries of what it’s doing to the aquatic life! It also smells really good (especially if you love smelling the roses!)
I’d recommending looking at your local Whole Foods, Sprouts, Natural Grocer’s or other natural health store, as it’s a bit cheaper in stores than online.
Not only is this a great zero-waste option, it’s extremely gentle on skin. I have atopic dermatitis (eczema) that is inflamed by artificial fragrance and harsh soaping agents, meaning I can’t use conventional soaps of any kinds (including laundry, dish, body, hair, etc) without my hands breaking out into painful, itchy rashes. I’ve been using this soap since I was diagnosed with this condition when I was 17. For reference, I’m 26 now, and this soap is STILL a staple in my household.
I use this as body wash and hand wash. It’s not the best formula for acne-prone skin, so if you suffer from acne, I would not recommend using this soap on acne-prone areas of your body.
DIY Body Butter
I got this recipe from my mom who is a consultant with Nature’s Sunshine! They’re another all-natural supplement brand, similar to Young Living (Essential Oils), they just focus more on the actual supplement product line!
2/3 cup she butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup olive oil
5-10 drops of vitamin e oil
20-30 drops of essential oils (optional, I use Young Living)
Piper Wei Deodorant $11.99 (2oz)
This all-natural deodorant is great for the transitioning-to-natural-deodorant gal. The activated charcoal really helps to encourage the detoxing process, and it smells AMAZING and does a GREAT job at protecting against smell. I used to be STINKY, but Piper Wei really helped me transition back to home-made deodorant. Okay, I’ll stop yelling now.
Heart & Space Deodorant $15 (2oz)
I just started using Heart & Space deodorant (Mint-to-be scent) and I’m already loving it! It’s proven to be very effective. Since I’ve been using natural deodorant for a while now, I believe my body responds better to natural deodorants, so please keep in mind, if you’re new to natural deodorant, give your time some body to detox and adjust!
*You only need a pea-size amount, so a 2oz jar actually lasts a while
** I’m especially fond of this brand because it’s run by a local Austin business babe, and I love supporting local entrepreneurs, especially when they’re boss babes!
*** All her packaging is sustainable (compostable and recyclable), so huge bonus points there!
Check out my previous DIY recipe for my personal spin on Piper Wei’s charcoal recipe!
I recently tried incorporating more “curly-girl method” into my hair-care routine, and in my journey of being a curly-girl, I learned I have a low-porosity hair type. I started using Shae Moisture products for a while, primarily because they’re cruelty-free, fair-trade, and non-toxic. When I found this low-porosity specific line, I was stoked. I used this line for several months and really enjoyed it. I saw a lot of improvement in the health of my hair, too, which is always a big win!
This is a brand I just switched to, as it’s acne safe, cruelty-free, vegan and non-toxic! I haven't been using it long enough to give a genuine review, but I can say my hair still feels healthy and it smells good, so I don’t have any complaints yet. The only downside is that it’s a little difficult to find in conventional grocery stores. Your safest bet to find some PA shampoo & conditioner is to visit your local Whole Foods, order online, or check their website to see where you can find it in a store near you.