Natural Beauty and Health

8 Natural Beauty Products You Need

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When it comes to personal care, why load your body up with toxic chemicals? In a world where our environments are already loaded with toxins, we ought to do everything on our parts to keep our bodies clean. Instead of buying beauty products scented with fragrance, we can find plenty of beauty products scented with essential oils. Opt for plant-based beauty products instead of those made with artificial ingredients—it’s just like nutrition!

Deodorant

The number one rule for clean deodorant is to get rid of any aluminum—you don’t want this toxic ingredient anywhere near your ladies.

Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Cream

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This natural cream is safe and effective. This cream is made with baking soda, arrowroot and clay to keep your underarms dry and control odor. Organic plant oils and shea butter moisturize underarm skin, and essential oils combat bacteria to reduce odor. Stock up on both scents—lavender and tea tree!

Ursa Major Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant

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An award-winning deodorant, this product is reliable and made with healthy, 100% naturally-derived and toxin-free ingredients. This non-staining deodorant eliminates odor, absorbs excess moisture, and soothes sensitive skin. The aroma is a crisp and naturally-cooling blend of peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, grapefruit, chamomile, and lemon.

Toothpaste

We already get so much fluoride in our environment—yes, it can even seep through the best filter. So when it comes to toothpaste, choose fluoride-free.

Nutrismile Enamel Defense Paste

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This fluoride-free and gluten-free toothpaste is completely void of sulfates, artificial sweeteners, parabens, and GMOs. You’ll love this toothpaste because it strengthens your tooth enamel with high potency Vitamin C. The paste has a blend of stain-fighting polishers as well.

ClayBrite Activated Charcoal Toothpaste

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You already know the benefits of activated charcoal! But how does it work for your teeth? Whitening baby! This mineral rich, non-fluoride toothpaste whitens teeth, heals gums, controls cavities, and neutralizes bad breath.

Sunscreen

Mainstream sunscreen is incredibly toxic, and we use sunscreen all year long! It’s important to get a high quality, plant-derived sun defense.

Raw Elements Face + Body 30+ Tube

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Keep it easy with a combined face and body sunscreen. These certified all-natural ingredients provide UVA-UVB true broad spectrum protection, and they’re water resistant beyond 80 minutes. This moisturizing sunscreen is also packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and extracts.

Mineral Sport SPF 50 Organic Sunscreen Stick

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This sport sunscreen is incredibly versatile—you can use it anywhere, and it’s tinted! This pocket-size mineral stick is great for on-the-go with zero white residue and non-nano Zinc Oxide.

Shampoo

Why do we have to make hair care so complicated? Instead of loading your head with toxic ingredients, try a simple and natural daily shampoo.

Daily Hair Cleanser Shampoo

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This simple cleanser is for all hair types. This lightweight shampoo will gently cleanser your hair and scalp. Key ingredients are camelina seed oil, sunflower seed oil, coconut, turmeric, sea salt, and bergamot.

Facial Cloths

It’s so tempting to grab those on-the-go facial cloths, but they’re often not so great for your skin. When you’re traveling or on-the-go, try an all-natural alternative.

Juicy Bamboo Gentle Facial Cleansing Cloths

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These cloths are never bleached or saturated with synthetic chemicals. Instead they’re soaked with organic honey, sunflower seed oil, jojoba oil, clinical grade pure essential oils and Vitamins B12, C and E.

Kate Wilke is a freelancer in the midst of health coach and yoga training, as well as a certified meditation instructor. When she's not paddle boarding or skiing, she's informing someone about global warming (or cats) over a local double IPA. Follow her on Instagram — @meditatekate