Making the switch from harmful, chemical laden health and beauty products can only be beneficial not only for our health, but also for the environment. Dangerous chemicals present in most cosmetics can be absorbed into our skin and some chemicals have even been identified as having carcinogenic properties. Products, such as shampoos and shower gels, get washed away and their toxins infiltrate the water systems and damage marine ecosystems.
Burt’s Bees Pomegranate & Soy Shampoo This natural shampoo from Burt’s Bees adds volume, softens and shines. It contains coconut oil which is one of the most effective oils for moisturizing and caring for dry, damaged hair.
Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner Aubrey Organics is one of my favorite natural beauty companies. This hair conditioner contains a huge number of beneficial ingredients for our hair health. Shea butter helps to add moisture, jojoba oil seals the hair cell membranes enabling it to retain nutrients, and aloe vera helps to maintain thick, strong, healthy hair. Best Natural Shower Gel
Village Naturals Therapy Restless Nights Mineral Shower Gel This shower gel contains essential oils that help to soothe, calm and relax you, such as lavender and chamomile. Village Naturals has a wide range of different shower gels so you can be certain to find one that suits you. Best Natural Moisturizer
Vitamin E Age Renewal Moisturizing Cream By Jason Natural Cosmetics Jason Natural Cosmetics is another brand I’m a big fan of, and this is one of their best products. This vitamin E moisturizing cream contains a wealth of fantastic ingredients, such as lavender, aloe vera, marigold, chamomile, wheat germ oil and avocado oil which all contain vitamins and nutrients that enrich the skin. Best Natural Body Lotion
Alba Botanica Very Emollient Body Lotion This natural body lotion works for all skin types. It serves to heal, repair and protect skin with a unique blend of nourishing ingredients such as green tea, jojoba oil and Echinacea. This lotion is one of the best rated on Amazon, too. Best Natural Sunscreen
Mercola Natural Sunscreen SPF 50 When it comes to protection our skin, and our families’ skin, from harmful UV rays, it would be wise to turn to a natural sunscreen. Mercola Natural Sunscreen is one of the lesser known brands, but it’s also one of the most effective. It’s been developed by the world renowned Dr. Mercola and has been designed so that each ingredient serves a specific purpose. It contains ingredients such as coconut oil, jojoba oil and green tea which have fantastic benefits for our skin. Further reading: Top 5 Best Natural Sunscreens Best Natural Soap
Dudu-osun African Black Soap This natural soap from Nigeria is a fantastic anti-bacterial agent and also helps to relieve skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. It is primarily made from Shea Butter which, on its own, is a fantastic ingredients for our skin, but this soap is also enriched with ingredients such as honey, aloe vera, lemon juice and lime juice. Best Natural Toothpaste
Burt’s Bees Natural Toothpaste This natural toothpaste claims to “prevent cavities, reduce plaque, whiten teeth, promote healthy gums and freshens breath”, much like any other toothpaste. But this toothpaste contains no harmful chemicals and instead uses the power of nature’s wonders, such as cranberry extract. Cranberry extract has recently been discovered to prevent bacteria from sticking to the tooth’s surface. Best Natural Deodorant
Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Deodorant This natural deodorant offers natural protection to fight odor while being free of aluminium, parabens, colorants and animal derived ingredients. It is enriched with essential oils which help to condition the skin. If you want to make the switch to natural deodorant, then start with this one. Best Multipurpose Product
Raw Unrefined Shea Butter You may have seen one ingredient cropping up a lot in this list – Shea Butter. Shea Butter has a multitude of uses. It is a fantastic skin care ingredient being a natural emollient, it has sun protection qualities up to SPF 6, it has anti-aging qualities, and it can even be used in hair care treatments. Shea Butter truly is a natural wonder and having some to hand at home is always a good idea.