I totally get that swapping out everything that you’re using at once can not only feel SUPER overwhelming, but it’s not always practical either. This is exactly why today I’m sharing my best tips for getting started with nontoxic products!
When I first changed the way that I was eating, and I started reading ingredient labels, I also slowly became aware of what I was putting onto my largest organ – my skin. I realized that what I put ONTO my body is really just as important as what I put INTO it.
I learned that the beauty industry is currently completely self-regulated, meaning that I needed to do my own research. At first I felt overwhelmed, but once I got started and eased into the transition, I realized just how simple getting started with nontoxic products could be. I found companies that truly care about our health and the environment, such as Beautycounter and Primally Pure – two companies that I LOVE and fully support. These companies are doing the best they can to come out with safer, nontoxic products that really PERFORM, which I’m so grateful for!
I’m SUPER picky with the products that I use, and if something is natural, it has to work equally, if not better, than the original version that I loved. It’s taken me years to get here, but I’m SO happy with the nontoxic products that I currently use!
I know that it can take time to find safer versions of the products that you already love, so if you’re looking for a particular product, I’ve updated my the posts that I’ve written with my current skincare, beauty and cleaning products that I use:
Here’s My Best Tips For Getting Started With Nontoxic Products:
There’s absolutely no need to rush into any of this, and there’s no reason to feel any sort of guilt or stress if your products aren’t nontoxic. Simply do the best that you can in any given moment, and know that it’s enough.
I’ve talked about how years ago I lost more than half of the hair on my head, and included the natural products that have helped to give me the super strong and healthy hair that I have today (my shampoo, conditioner and dry shampoo), along with the not-so-natural products that I use, as I hadn’t found a natural version that worked how I wanted it to just yet.
I’m over 4 ½ years into this journey, and I’m not perfect by any means! I’m also totally okay with that. The stress of trying to be “perfect” (when perfect doesn’t even exist) is SO not worth it to me.
I’m continuously riding this journey and learning as I go, and thanks to so many of you who commented on my most recent hair post, I’ve recently swapped out my toxic curling creams for much safer versions, and am LOVING the results so far. I’m going to give these products a few more weeks and then I’ll review them further for anyone interested!
Swap What You Use The Most
I started swapping out the products that I was using for more natural versions by starting with what I used the very most. For me, it was deodorant, lotion, and soap, as those are things that I use daily. I then moved onto my makeup, swapping out each piece as I would run out of the original. You can find each of my favorite beauty/skincare product I use HERE.
Download The EWG App
The EWG (Environmental Working Group) has a great app called Skin Deep, where you can scan your products and it’ll tell you the safety rating. This makes it so much easier to find safer, nontoxic products for you and your family!
I hope you found this Getting Started With Nontoxic Products helpful! Feel free to leave any questions in the comments below!
Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, meaning that if you purchase something from one of my links, I will receive a small percentage, at no additional cost to you. I will only ever recommend products that I truly believe in, and that I use myself or find to be very valuable. Thanks for helping me to keep my blog up and running!