As a holistic herbalist and organic skincare formulator, living a non-toxic and eco-friendly lifestyle is important to me. Below are some of the products that I use for my overall health and beauty rituals.
When I'm choosing a product to add to my personal care lineup, the most important thing is a multipurpose (when possible!) product with simple ingredients. Similar to how I formulate my own non-toxic skincare line, I am looking for a short ingredient list that's filled with ingredients that I know and understand and that are going to add to my health rather than take away from it.
Now, let me just be clear: I am not anti-chemical. Even water is considered a chemical—so is air—both of which are essential to life. But I do avoid unnecessary fillers, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and anything artificial like "fragrances", synthetic dyes, and artificial coloring.
Below is an ever evolving list of products that I use and love—and I hope you love them, too! Be sure to bookmark this page and revisit as this is a living document that I will update consistently as I try new products.
I use Lagom Body Co. products (my own!) every day. My go-to ritual is moisturizing with Wild Glow Hydrating Toner and Flower Bud Oil Serum. At night, I use Full Moon Cleansing Balm to remove sunscreen, makeup, pollution, bacteria, sweat... I follow with Nirvana Daily Restore Cream along with a few drops of Flower Bud Oil Serum for extra antioxidant activity, nourishment, and support.
Non-toxic Personal Care
Boka pairs the best ingredients nature and modern science have to offer to heal your mouth and nourish your body. I've been using this for months with amazing success on sensitive spots without flouride! 1 for 1 model where they donate a toothbrush for every toothbrush purchased.
I'm new to 100% Pure's makeup and so far, I'm impressed! I use their blush, brow builder, and fruit pigmented anti-aging lipstick. The one downside I noticed is they use a lot of packaging, resulting in more waste than I'd like. Some is plastic bubble wrap or shrink wrap and some is recyclable cardboard.
Non-toxic + High Quality Supplements
Dr. Amy Myers Product Line, especially her Multivitamin.
I have been using Dr. Myers Multivitamin and D3/K2 for years now and love both of them. So many multis would give me stomach aches but not this one. Plus, it's particularly formulated for people with thyroid conditions and methylation issues, making it a truly holistic supplement. The only downside is how many pills you have to take a day (3 pills, 2x a day.)
I am a huge fan of Wellena Supplement brand, founded by Magdalena of Hormones Balance. Her supplements are extremely high quality products that are filler-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, independently tested, and synergistic. I take their DIM, Sulphoraphane, and Calcium D-Glucarate for their liver detoxifying and hormone balancing properties. I noticed an almost immediate increase in energy and more sound sleep after taking these supplements together.
Mindfully beautiful hair care products for all hair types. I'm using the volumizing shampoo and loving it so far! It smells delicious and gives my fine hair a nice lift. They offer tons of natural hair care—I definitely recommend. Woman-owned. Donate to animal rights and welfare.