Making the Switch to Natural Products

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Natural ProductsIn part of getting healthier I decided earlier this year to start making the switch to healthier health & beauty products. I took a look on the EWG Skin Deep cosmetic database and was surprised to see how many toxic chemicals I was putting on my skin! Yes I adored the products I was using they worked great but my health is more important. My total EWG cosmetic database score topped over 30 so I was determined to get that number way down with healthier products that worked the way I needed them to. After some trial and error I found some awesome new favorite products that I’ve been using for the past couple months.

Honest Company

The first two products are both from The Honest Co., which is an online “natural” product retailer founded by Jessica Alba. The body lotion I was using before was graded on EWG at a 7 while the face lotion was graded an 5; combined total of 12 pts. After trying out Honest Face & Body Lotion I was hooked, it goes on without any sticky leftover feeling like many lotions have. Plus its light enough to work as a Face lotion too. Just remember a little goes a long way with this stuff, which is great news since it’s $9.99 a bottle. A little pricey but it’s worth the cost and it’s EWG score is a 0! The other The Honest Co. product I started using is the Hair Conditioner which has a score of 2. My old color treatment conditioner was a 6 and I always had knots in my hair afterwards. I found that with the Honest conditioner it feels like nothing is going on your hair in the shower. Except for the first time after the shower I could comb right through my hair with no tangles. After that I was hooked! Once again it is kinda pricey at $9.99 a bottle but again you don’t need to use a lot, one 6.8 oz bottle lasted me almost two months. Since I liked the products so much I ended up buying them in a bundle pack to save some money, 5 products for $35 {plus shipping}.

Crystal Deodorant

The next product I’ve actually been using on and off for two years, Crystal Deodorant. I tend to use whatever deodorant that is on sale or that I have a coupon for. Until I realized all the bad stuff that is in Deodorant/Antiperspirants, that stuff is nasty. Some studies {whether they are true or not} say the chemicals found in them have been linked to breast cancer. To that I say no thank you and would rather use a healthier alternative. Crystal Deodorant has no scent and pretty much feels like you are just rolling on water. I was surprised that it actually worked! You still sweat since it’s only a deodorant but it stops your sweat from smelling. It runs at about $3 but their website offers coupons sometimes so it’s not too bad in price. Plus it’s EWG score is only a 2 compared to my old brand that was a 3.

Neutrogena Lip Balm

The last product that I’ve recently switched to is Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm. It’s light and smooth, lasts a while and doesn’t leave a weird taste if it gets in your mouth. I actually like it so much I keep two of them, one if my purse and one in the house at all times. The EWG score is only a 1, which totally rocks! {my old brand I used was a 6.} 

What are your favorite “natural” health and beauty products?

Disclosure: Some links may use my affiliate link, however I was not paid for the post. Purely shared these products since they are my new favorites. 
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10 Responses to Making the Switch to Natural Products

  1. I love that more and more big brands are offering natural products now. It makes it easier for the every day person to make the switch!

  2. We’re an all natural household for the most part. My favorite switch has been the toothpaste because most toothpaste, especially kids flavors, are made with saccharin. Crazy, right?

  3. ashley says:

    The bath and body lotion looks great. Our family has been trying to switch to more organic and natural products as well. It’s not as easy as you think.

  4. I need to be paying attention to this stuff too. I don’t know why I’m careful what goes inside my body, but less careful about the outside. That absorbs in too! Thanks for the slap to the head. :)

  5. I really need to get better about making this big switch. Thanks for educating me on these products!

  6. I can see this would take some getting used to, but I’m willing to try it! I need to pay more attention to things like this :)

  7. Beeb says:

    I go through SO much lip balm. I’d love to try that one and the hair conditioner especially!

  8. Angela says:

    I’ve been making better choices also, but haven’t tried an all natural deodorant yet. I’ll have to try one.

  9. I love LUSH for bath products too – many of them are even Vegan.

  10. Melissa says:

    I’ve been wanting to make the switch to all natural for my hole family. Thanks for an overview on these products!f