Oh yes, lots of goodies today.
First. The start of a brand new Q + A video blog series. You ask. I’ll tell.
Anything having to living a healthy daily lifestyle that is.
Like what deodorant I wear?
I mean. Anything to help the greater good.
[my shame left long ago when I started this blog].
So, whether it’s about certain products, philosophies, daily or frequent challenges you come across, situations, seasonal questions, you name it. What are you curious about, needing a solution for, or confused about from a real food and realistic healthy lifestyle perspective?
Because you all know that I (100%) believe that eating real, whole food as a permanent lifestyle is way less complicated and a more beautiful, expansive and inspired to live, I want to share the specifics on what that exactly means. The real life stuff. The practical. The weird. And the funny. To show you that living a real food life is more than do-able. It’s easy. Across all contexts.
So, let’s hear it my healthy darlings. Tell your friends. Submit a question now through the website, email [firstname.lastname@example.org], on Facebook or via Twitter. And then tune in for some real life knowledge bombs, in video form. Right here. In your favorite comfy chair.
Let’s get this party started. Today, we’re kicking it all off with a fascinating one. It is:
Q: “What’s the deal with “natural” beauty + household products? Are they worth it?”
A: Well. Don’t just sit there. Watch it now!
Sarah’s Favorite Products
*Just so you know, I am not being paid to promote any of these brands, they are just my own personal favorites and the ones I use most often. I’ve spend a lot of time and money trying different ones, and I’m only sharing in hopes that I can save you some of both I added links so you can see the pictures of each product, as well as some easy places to find them.
Things to be aware of:
1. Fragrance- get unscented or fragrance free whenever possible, with the fragrance coming from natural entities.
2. The listed ingredients, not just if it says “natural” on the front [just like you do with your food, always. Right?]
3. Parabens + phalates. Why? These chemicals are hormone disrupters and can impact your internal body in a very negative way (cancer and fertility are the biggest issues). While you can’t avoid these completely in daily life, I think exposing yourself to fewer of these over time is a very great, preventive idea. And if it’s easy enough to do, why not?
Favorite Products Listed In This Video:
Organic unrefined coconut oil [yes, the same kind I recommend in your kitchen. Rub between your hands to melt before you rub on your skin] [Whole Foods, PCC, natural food stores, Costco, Trader Joe's, Amazon]
Dr Bronner’s Magic Soap [Whole Foods, PCC, natural food stores, REI, sporting good stores, Trader Joe's, Amazon]
Bare Minerals Makeup Line [Nordstrom, Sephora]
Seventh Generation Dishwash + Laundry + Household Cleaning Products [Whole Foods, PCC, natural food stores, Target, Amazon]
365 Whole Foods Brand Dishwash, Laundry + Household Cleaning Products [Whole Foods]
Planet Laundry Detergent [PCC, Amazon]
Good old fashioned vinegar, diluted with water [1:4 ratio] as a natural household cleaner for almost anything. So cheap too, and doesn’t smell vinegary once diluted.
Environmental Working Group: Excellent consumer reports and outside testing on many household products. A great tool to look up specific brands you are curious about.
Environmental Working Group, Skin Deep: A great cosmetic resource database.
Wanted. New Healthy Loves:
I’m still on the lookout for more natural versions of these things. Does anyone have some good suggestions to try, for these or any other category? Let me know in the comments below!
Natural nail polish + remover
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