Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Chemical free beauty products

I have always been a proponent of toxin-free things... selling my high quality detox foot pads, it is important that I practice what I preach. I have been eating toxin- and chemical- free as often as possible, but in my daily routine I was still using chemical products on my hair, skin, teeth, and in my household. So, I have decided to try to make my life as toxin-free as possible.

Here is what I am doing:

1) I was introduced to a baking soda shampoo and apple cider vinegar rinse, by my sister in law. I have been using it now for 2 weeks and my hair feels fabulous. I am so surprised, I never thought it would be this easy. I don't have oily hair, so those with oily hair may have a time period where the body has to adjust. It can take 2-4 weeks, from what I have read. I also have long hair, to my waist, and it has been tangle-free and light, not heavy at all.

2) I am using homemade soap instead of the toxic soaps from the store. I use Miracle Soap (all natural, no toxins or chemicals) for my face morning and night. I don't wear foundation so I don't worry so much about this.

3) I am using coconut oil for lotion and facial moisturizer.

4) My sister in law gave me some homemade laundry soap. This is pretty cool! It works ok, even got some old stains out of one of my articles of clothing. It does make the clothes feel a teeny bit different, and no scent, so I put lemon essential oil into the wash with the laundry soap. I use dryer balls from Norwex so I don't have the need for dryer sheets.

5) Homemade toothpaste. Who knew that all you needed was coconut oil, baking soda and peppermint essential oil for a fresh, clean, toxin free mouth?

6) I am using vinegar to clean my house now. I also use Miracle Soap for my floors. For the past 2 weeks I have only used natural cleansers (mostly vinegar) in my home.

My goals are to work my way to using homemade deodorant (right now I am using the crystal deodorant which is chemical and toxin free, but I still want to try the homemade kind) and also homemade perfume. I have a whole bunch of essential oils (dozens) and I have everything else, I just need some organic vodka. Anyone know where I can get that?

So, after I have been using these products for a few months, I hope to be able to tell a difference. I do not smell. I have asked my husband to tell me if he smells body odor on me, or if my hair starts to reek. So far, I am good!

Goodbye Toxins!!

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