Do you associate your beauty and skincare products with your health?
Most people don’t!
In fact, it’s been our experience that most people figure that if they’re not eating the toxins, then it’s safe to use it on their skin…but this is the farthest thing from the truth!
The skin is not only one of your detox organs, but it’s also the largest organ in the body. It’s the first place to show any signs of degeneration or imbalance, and it’s the last to heal. The skin also weights almost twice as much as the brain, and it receives one-third of the circulation of the blood. Here are some its specific functions:
- Works as a protective shield to the body structure.
- Helps to regulate body temperature.
- Works as a respiratory organ.
- Performs absorption activities by assimilating oxygen and other nutrients.
- Aids in elimination of toxic wastes from the body.
So, when a person applies any skincare product to their skin, it is quickly absorbed into the blood stream, and it’s possible the toxins included in the product will be absorbed even faster than if a person were to eat them. Thus, it’s just as important to only use clean body products as it is to only eat clean foods.
To help, here’s a list of some of our favorite clean, non-toxic skincare products.
(If interested in learning ways to minimize toxins specifically in your home, check out this post.)
- Primally Pure
- Aubrey Organics
- Dr. Hauschka
- Hair Care:
- Aubrey Organics
- Desert Essence
- doTERRA Shampoo & Conditioner
- Ecodent Tooth Powder
- doTERRA OnGuard Toothpaste
- Earth Paste
- Coconut Oil, Organic and Unrefined
- doTERRA Unscented Hand & Body Lotion
- Dr. Hauschka
- doTERRA Body Wash
- Dr. Bronner’s
- Ecco Bella
Finally, we recommend only using products that score below a 3 on the Skin Deep by EWG.
The Environmental Working Group has a large database of skincare products that are rated according to their toxicity, and it shares what health issues the chemicals have been linked to in research. The site is easy to navigate and give you more insight about the products you purchase.
Next, we want introduce you to Arla.
She’s not only the most beautiful source of joy, but she also loves Branch Basics…one of our absolute favorite non-toxic cleaning options!
Check out her story below.
Arla’s Favorite Sport or Activity:
Arla’s Favorite Healthy Food:
Arla’s Health Tip:
Use Branch Basics to clean.
Thanks to the generosity of Branch Basics, we include some of their products in our KICKstart Kits. There products are ideal for tackling any cleaning job around the house (i.e. laundry, dishes, toilets, windows, floors, stains, dirt, dust, grease, etc.), but we especially love the products because they’re free of harmful
toxins, chemicals, preservatives, stabilizers, brighteners, fragrance, soy…and a lot more! Everything is human-safe, plant and mineral based, biodegradable, not tested on animals and non-GMO. Plus, their products work!
If interested in learning more or to check out a non-toxic guide to cleaning and decluttering your home, check out this post.
Arla’s Story with KICKcancER:
(This is from Arla’s mom, Cheryl.)
“Even though Arla is in remission, she still has almost two years left of treatment ahead of her. But, she is a determined 7 year old girl who always has a great attitude about her life. She finds joy in the simple things in life that I would probably overlook.
For her, she has fun using the Branch Basics spray bottle or rubbing the calendula lotion on dry skin patches. Even when she goes to the hospital for treatment, she know it’s a time for her to say hello to all the people who have been in this journey with her. Even when I get overwhelmed and upset from seeing all that she has to go through, she will come up to me and give me a big hug and pat me on the back.
She helps me remember that if she can be strong through this, so can I.”