You will not be missing out on a thing with these products – in fact you are going to be loving yourself every single day you are using them! They’re a treat, they’re luxurious, they’re safe, toxin free and they WORK.I will write a post at some stage about the whys of going low-tox because it’s really important info. But for now I just want to go to the fun stuff because low-tox living is really fun, and this girl loves a product!
A little about me, I’m 38, I have very sensitive skin and it’s on the dryer side. I have a condition that’s kind of similar to Coeliac Disease called Dermatitis Herpetiformis. This condition along with a few other factors really trashed my immune system and skin. It’s taken me so long to find the good health that I have now so I would really love to share what has worked for me with you. Please note that I am not including in this list the dozens of products that I’ve tried that failed! There’s only the best of the best in this list.
If you’re going to buy a product, why not buy a safe one? If you’re due for a new mascara why not just buy one that is gorgeous & chemical free. Where we spend our money has a lot of power and affects the system of supply & demand, how awesome is that? We actually have the power to affect what manufacturers make by our everyday choices. I love that.
So here is Glows top beauty picks!
The Divine Company Deodorant – this product is certified organic and natural. I love the smell of this one so much! I often use it as a perfume, it’s a great little refresher. I did find that this one after quite a period of time you may sweat a little (it is a deodorant not an anti perspirant) but I’m definitely dryer overall when I use it. This is the deodorant I use the most.
Black Chicken Remedies Axilla Deodorant Paste – At first I was like what the heck? This is a paste so you apply it with your fingers but please don’t let that put you off! It seems odd to start with but this product is amazing. It’ll keep you dryer than dry and it’s got a lovely herbal scent too. A great one if you are really active, this is the one I use when I’m hitting the gym.
Remember when you change to natural deodorants it can take a little time for your body to adjust – you might sweat a little more to start with, but just give it a little time (not much!) and it will settle.
My ALL TIME favourite product is this!!!! Inika Certified Organic Lip & Cheek Crème – Rosehip – Oh my gosh I love this so much. It can be used on the lips and cheeks and it’s the most gorgeous natural, rosy colour. If I could only have one product for the rest of my life this would be it!
Inika Certified Organic Mineral Foundation – I use either the powder and the liquid depending on my mood. Both are fantastic and it’s the only foundation I’ve used that doesn’t irritate my skin or cause breakouts. It really does feel like skincare disguised as makeup and it’s got an SPF of 15. Big fan.
Ere Perez Almond Oil Mascara – this is so gentle and doesn’t clump (hallelujah). I’ve tried so many mascaras (natural and otherwise) and I can honestly say I love this one the best. 100% Pure also do a great mascara and they come a close second for me.
Little Innoscents Organic Hair & Body Wash – this is a new discovery for me and oh my gosh the smell of this is off the chart!!! They literally smell good enough to eat and you can use on yourself and kids and babies too. You need to try it for yourself to understand how good this is, and it’s a cheapy too, love that.
The Divine Company Moisturising Body Wash – a little more adult, very gentle and invigorating at the same time. On the luxe side but it does last a long time.
Enjo Makeup Remover Set – a no product product! These are amazing. They’re so effective, gentle and reusable. Natural fibres do the job of cleansing and they are great for really sensitive skin.
Kora Organics Organic Cream Cleanser – a really nurturing traditional cleanser. Easy to use in the shower and softens the skin but still really effective at removing the dirt.
Kora Organics Hydrating Day & Night Cream – lovely and rich without being greasy, this is again a really nurturing product to use. Plus how gorgeous is that packaging (shallow I know but it looks so good on my bathroom counter!)
The Divine Company Hand & Body Lotion – no one is more surprised than me that I can use a body lotion on my face. I wouldn’t have believed it but heard Therese say she used it herself so I gave it a go and it worked! It doesn’t irritate my face at all and is lovely and light for day time. Plus it comes in a huge bottle that will last you forever. Gotta love a multi purpose.
Toothpaste – for the kids we love Jack N Jill. It’s a gel and you’ll have trouble getting the kids to stop brushing their teeth! It’s so yummy they love it. We also love The Divine Company Tooth Mousse in either flavor.
Sanitary – ok I know this is a bit uncomfortable but please do think about going chemical free for your cycle. I recommend either a menstrual cup or TOM Certified Organic products (I use both). It’s something we don’t think about too much so I really do urge you to consider the benefits of this.
Hand wash – The Divine Company Moisturising Hand Wash. It’s HUGE, it really does last a long time. Definitely on the luxe side but you’re worth it.
This is an area I’ve wanted to write about for so long so I’m really happy to share my top picks with you. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with the whole low-tox thing just go one product at a time. If you’ve just run out of deodorant then get the nice chemical free one! And before you know it your bathroom cabinet will be full of these gorgeous products, one step at a time.
Love & glow for life,