Hair Care – Morrocco Method
After 3 years of ditching commercial shampoos and trying out a host of DIY recipes (including my favorite DIY pH Balanced shampoo recipe found here), I finally have a natural, holistic, and AMAZING hair care system that I can fully recommend. It’s what I use for me and my family. Morroco Method‘s all natural, wild-crafted, raw, vegan hair care products go beyond my own strict requirements for safe hair care products. Since I had already been through the detox phase of switching away from toxic commercial shampoos, my transition into using Morrocco Method was pretty seamless, but the results have gone so far beyond anything I was able to achieve with my DIY stuff. That’s because these products are the results of decades of practice, artfully selected ingredients, and a passion for hair care. I will never use another hair care product again. Learn more here.
Toothpaste – Earthpaste
I skip back and forth between making my own (recipe found here) and using Earthpaste (like this). And to be honest, at this point I probably use Earthpaste more simply because my children LOVE the kid’s lemon Earthpaste, and I love knowing it’s good for their teeth without any nasty ingredients. Find it here.
Facial Cleaner: Oil Cleansing Method
So this isn’t really a product, but I’ve had people ask about facial cleaners. In my opinion, The Oil Cleansing Method is THE way to go. Let’s get real: I actually only “wash” my face a couple times a week. Unless I’m really sweaty (which happens on my cardio/strength days), I generally just wash with water. For my dry skin that’s enough. On the sweaty days I do the Oil Cleansing Method. I’ve tried other facial cleansers (including expensive ones from brands I love) and nothing compares… at least for my skin. My only addition to my original Oil Cleaning Method post is that I add some frankincense essential oil to my OCM mixture. It’s AWESOME for your skin. Read about the Oil Cleaning Method here. Buy my favorite frankincense essential oil here.
Deodorant: Primal Pit Paste
Deodorant is one thing I almost always make myself. (You can find my recipe here.) Why? Because I have yet to find a product that I love as much as my own, especially for my sensitive skin. But, for those not inclined to do it themselves, I do like, have used, and recommend Primal Pit Paste. You can find it here.
Tampon/Pad Replacement: Menstrual Cup
I never thought saying “goodbye” to tampons would be so awesome, but I am a total believer in the the Menstrual Cup. Read this post to get information on how to choose the best cup for you. I personally like the Lunette, but your body may work better with a different brand. It’s easy to use (once you get the hang of it), will save you money, requires less space in your bathroom, will last many years, and is better for the environment. You can find the Lunette here (for pre-childbirth) and here (for after child-birth).
Make-Up: Still Deciding.
I usually don’t wear makeup most days, but I did recently purchase some products from 100 Percent Pure. I’ll let you know what I think of them. Meanwhile, if any of my newsletter subscribers have great recommendations for all natural makeup send me a message so I can try it out.
Hand Soap: Branch Basics (or Dr. Bronner’s)
Liquid hand soap is one of the easiest switches you can make. I started with Dr. Bronner’s pure castile liquid soap, but has since just switched to Branch Basics (because I use Branch Basics for other things and it’s one less thing to have under my sink). For Branch Basics just follow the instructions on how much to dilute with water. Find Branch Basics here. For Dr. Bronner’s liquid castile soap, add water (about a 20/80, soap/water ratio) in a foaming dispenser (like this). And you have a simple, non-toxic, foaming hand soap. Find it here.