It’s time to up your safe self-care game with these 10 Must-Have Non-Toxic Beauty Essentials!
You give so much during this time of year – you deserve time to take care of your own needs.
Whether that’s a hot bath, a manicure, an hour to curl up with a good book or your favorite magazine – right now is the time to make your self-care a priority and focus on yourself for once. That’s right. Focus on you. You: the giver, the doer, the make-it-all-happen woman that you are.
Contrary to what you might think, self-care isn’t selfish care. It’s simply making time to step away from the hustle and bustle of every day life and just do something for yourself. It can be 10 minutes or it can be a whole day depending on your situation. It just has to happen so that you can recharge your batteries and reframe and refocus.
Just like you’ve heard the flight attendant preach numerous times, you need to “Secure your own oxygen mask before assisting others.” That same rule applies in everyday life. You have to care for yourself well in order to care for others well.
But….you might be thinking, “I don’t have time for self-care.” Please know that we hear you. That same thought pops into our own heads from time to time and we have to consciously push it aside and just make the time – it’s always worth it. Let life go on while you take a few extra minutes out of your day to pamper yourself starting with our 10 Must-Have Non-Toxic Beauty Essentials. These are the exact products that we use everyday because we feel good about what’s on the label (or better yet, what’s NOT on the label). We hope you find a few gems to try for yourself as you make time for you this holiday season.
10 Must-Have Non-Toxic Beauty Essentials for every woman
Are your tresses just as stressed as you are right now? Ha! We thought so. When it comes to caring for our locks we love the new salon-quality Anti-breakage professional line from Desert Essence which includes Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask. Thanks to it’s nourishing jojoba and coconut oils plus aloe and saw palmetto, we’ve both noticed that our hair is stronger, softer, shinier and more manageable after just a few weeks of using it.
In addition to being free of sulfates, propylene glycol, parabens, formaldehyde, artificial fragrances or dyes, phthalate, petrolatum, paraffin and more they’re not tested on animals, they’re biodegradable and gluten-free.
We also love that Desert Essence has a strong commitment to making the world around them a better place for all of us. From responsibly sourcing ingredients to supporting female-specific initiatives to using recyclable packaging and wind credits to offset carbon emissions Desert Essence has be working with nature to formulate safe yet effective natural personal care products since 1978.
Who’s tired of natural skin care that doesn’t work? We feel ya! After years of searching for a line of non-toxic, organic skin care that actually works (read: doesn’t cause irritation or breakouts) we finally found the answer in Annmarie Skin Care. Their entire line is wild-crafted from organic, non-GMO ingredients like herbs, plant extracts and high antioxidant seed oils to create products that result in glowing, beautiful skin. Give one of their Sample Kits a try (available for normal, oily or dry/mature skin) to see the difference for yourself.
Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you don’t need sunscreen. Damage from UV rays can cause premature aging (wrinkles, spots, etc.) and increase your risk for skin cancer. We love Goddess Garden Organics Natural Mineral Suncreen because it’s so pure and won’t irritate even the most sensitive of skin.
P.S. Be sure to check out the new Roll-on Perfumes from Goddess Garden – made with only pure, organic essential oils they’re easy to stash in your gym bag for a little post-WOD freshening up. Speaking of freshening up…
Can we get personal for a moment and talk about stinky underarms? ‘Cause it’s a problem for most of us ‘natural’ deodorant users and one that often doesn’t get talked about. We’re not shy though so let’s talk about those pits. If you’re tired of natural deodorants that you have to reapply multiple times a day to keep down the odor then it’s time to give Women’s Stank Stop Deodorant from Fatco a try. Naturally anti-microbial organic coconut oil and odor-absorbing non-aluminum baking soda and arrowroot starch keep you smelling clean while grass-fed tallow, shea butter and essential oils keeps your under arm skin moisturized and smooth.
Stank Stop is available at Fatco.com and Amazon, but we’ve found the best price at Thrive Market where you can now get 25% off your first order + free shipping.
Wanna know a secret? It takes only 30 seconds each day to get better skin, hair and nails thanks to the Collagen Peptides and the new Beauty Boost supplement from Vital Proteins. We stir or blend a scoop or two of collagen into our morning coffee or tea every day to support our immune system and give our bodies the building blocks it needs to build better skin. And the Beauty Boost? It’s amazing. We often joke that we’ve never had to trim our nails and hair as much as we have since we started taking it 6 months ago.
‘Tis the season for dry skin! Thankfully there’s Weleda Skin Food to heal dry, rough, chapped hands without harsh chemicals or other questionable ingredients. Pro tip: Keep a tube of Skin Food in your bag or purse so you can apply a thin layer to your hands before slipping your hands into your gloves. The action of rubbing lotion into your skin helps increase circulation to your hands thus helping them stay warmer on cold days (and you get the side effect of super silky smooth skin).
Get your smile photo-ready with Whitening Toothpaste and Mouthwash from Desert Essence. The toothpaste features bamboo stem fiber and baking soda to naturally fight stains while the mouthwash helps reduce plaque buildup and freshens your breath (because you never know who you’re going to meet under the mistletoe!)
Sometimes you just need to stretch it out one. more. day. Life is exhausting and sometimes you just need to choose hitting the snooze button over a shower. For those days we love the Dry Shampoo for All Hair Types or Dry Shampoo for Brunette or Dark Hair from Acure. Unlike other dry shampoos out there this one is made with ingredients you can pronouce. Sure it’ll give you that ‘matte finish’ look that all dry shampoos seem to do but it get’s the job done without increasing your exposure to toxic chemicals and skin irritants like alcohol.
Don’t forget to make ‘you’ a priority
Even after the holidays are long gone we hope you’ll continue to embrace the art of self-care because you really do deserve it and you can’t care for others until you first care for yourself!
We’d love to hear from you – What are your favorite non-toxic beauty essentials? What is your favorite act of self-care?
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