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I want to make life a little easier for you.

That’s why I’ve created this shopping guide.

Healthy living can be confusing, especially when you are trying to figure out what products are really good. Everything I recommend here meets my personal criteria before I’ll give it my stamp of approval. My promise to you is that every product listed here is:

  • Something I personally use… meaning: You could find it in my home right now.
  • Something I absolutely love.
  • Something I think you’ll love, too.

I take your trust very seriously.

My goal is to help you simplify your life and make the healthiest choices possible. I spend a lot of time contacting companies, researching ingredients, and more to find the safest products possible.

In most instances, the products also come from small companies with a mission I support. Their products will make your life more awesome, and you’ll be voting with your dollar… voting for a healthier, cleaner, non-toxic world. It’s a win for everyone!

Please Note: Some of the links below are affiliate links which means I make a small commission if you purchase through my link. These purchases help support my blog so, thank you! Rest assured, not everything listed is an affiliate link. My number one goal is to provide you with the best list of resources possible.

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Essential Oils +

Young Living Essential Oils

I use essential oils in my cleaning products, personal care products, as part of my beauty regiment, and mostly in my home medicine cabinet. I recommend Young Living oils as the company who has set the standard, offers more products, and provides their “Seed to Seal” process, ensuring that the oils you get are the best around. I tried 5 – 6 other brands before sticking with Young Living and I’m not going anywhere now. Click here to learn how to order at discount prices.

Hair & Personal Care Products +

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 hereBuy 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 PasteYou 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.

Non-Toxic Cleaning Products +

You can find my big ‘ol list of DIY cleaning recipes here. But if you want to keep it simple, then I highly recommend checking out Branch Basics. You guys, Branch Basics is THE BEST. I use it for almost everything (all purpose cleaner, bathrooms, glass cleaner, carpet cleaner, etc.)… and I love knowing it’s not just non-toxic, it’s also HUMAN safe. Find Branch Basics here.

Real Food & Pantry Essentials +

Meal Plans: Real Plans

I’ve tried several meal planners before and I finally have THE one that I love, love, love. If you haven’t checked out Real Plans yet you must! Not only can you change your menus to fit your needs, but it has an integrated shopping list and mobile app to make things so easy. I no longer dread meal planning. It’s definitely a favorite resource. And it’s priced beautifully. Check out Real Plan’s traditional plans here, Paleo plans here, and vegetarian plans here.

Pantry Staples

Rather than post a lengthy list here, I recommend checking out Processed Free or this post for my pantry staples.

Sleep Products & Resources +

Non-Toxic Mattress: intelliBED

I avoided getting a new mattress for a long time because I was so overwhelmed by all the information and choices. Most mattresses are coated in toxic flame retardants… something I wasn’t too excited about considering we spend a third of our life with our face in our mattress. But organic mattresses didn’t have the lasting power I wanted (I mean, a mattress is kind of a big investment, you know?). When I was contacting several companies to ask questions about their mattresses, only intelliBED met all four of my requirements. I wanted something that 1) was non-toxic (their mattresses don’t have any off-gassing!)  2) would support proper alignment  3) was comfortable and reduced pressure points (this was a huge thing as too much pressure was my number one issues for night wakings) and 4) would last a long time (how does a 30 year warranty sound? Um, yes.). I can’t say enough how much I love this bed. It’s kind of dramatic, but for this life-long insomniac, this mattress has literally changed my life.

Great News: intelliBED not only answered all my questions and got my gold stamp of approval, but they generously offered my readers 10% off their orders when they use the coupon code: THANKYOURBODY  Click here to view their store now.

Magnesium Oil

Many people are deficient in magnesium. Magnesium oil is the most effective way for your body to absorb the nourishing benefits. I have found it’s also useful for dealing with restless legs and promoting a good nights sleep. This is the only kind I use.

Blue-Light Blocking Glasses

Did you know that artificial blue light messes with your body’s natural melatonin levels? Bad news since so many people use technology late into the night. A simple solution is grabbing a pair of these inexpensive glasses and put them on when the sun goes down. They block out the blue light which makes your hormones happy. These are the ones I have.

Supplements & Superfoods +

Mineral Drops

During my second pregnancy I was dealing with some major leg cramps. Following the recommendation of my midwife, I started using these trace mineral drops every night before bed. The cramps disappeared! I still use them to supplement my diet since our modern soil is so deplete in minerals. They also help me sleep better. You can find there here.

Gelatin

This powerful super-food can help your skin, joints, sleep and more. You can read why I love it so much here. You can find my favorite recipe using the stuff here. And you can purchase grass-fed, quality gelatin (the only kind I recommend) here and here.

Cod Liver Oil

You can read about the benefits of fermented cod liver oil hereThis is the brand I recommend. Although, I also recommend this brand… especially if your young ones just don’t like the “fermented” taste.

Dried Liver Capsules

I noticed a HUGE difference in my energy when I don’t take my liver. Don’t be turned off by this super-food. There are so many reasons to add liver to your diet (read about it here). Best part? You can get them in capsule form. Grass-fed and full of goodness. Find them here.

Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2 is a critical nutrient that many people are lacking. You can read about the benefits here. Unfortunately, most supplements you’ll find in the market are synthetic and not as easily absorbed by your body. I like this fermented natto supplement as a simple way to get my K2. Just one tiny pill a day and you’re good to go. Real food for the win, again!

Vitamin C

Most vitamin C on the market is made in a laboratory (even though the label might suggets otherwise). Other supplements come from GMO crops. I like this Royal Camu supplement (I get them as capsules) as a safe and super effective way to benefit from Vitamin C.

Probiotic

There has been a lot of discussion about the benefits of probiotics in our diets. But the effectiveness on taking probiotics depends a lot on the type of bacteria strains present. This Probiotic is my favorite and highly recommended by top health professionals. I take one a day.

Odds & Ends +

Yep. I’m going there. With all the talk about detoxing, one of the best things you can do for yourself is make sure your body is eliminating properly. You can read about my experiences with the Squatty Potty here and hereYou can order one here.