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7 Natural Product Switches from Head to Toe

If you’re still on the fence about natural product switches for your wellness routine, then consider this: your body is your largest organ and it will absorb what you put on it. Wouldn’t you want that to be natural and free of chemicals like sulphates, parabens, phthalates and other nasty hormone-disruptors? That’s right; the majority of skincare and body products on the market are filled with synthetic garbage because it’s cheaper to manufacture.

 
There are more and more natural products popping up on the market with brands waking up to the consumers’ demands. Remember that each dollar you spend is a chance to cast a vote in this consumerist-driven world. By opting for natural product switches whenever possible, you can awaken the giant conglomerates to switch their ingredients for more natural ones. Or, in the best case scenario, helping handmade solutions and local businesses to flourish in the economy. So let’s dive into the best natural products for your head-to-toe body care regimen – that actually work!


Zero Waste Shampoo and Conditioner

Why does making this natural product switch matter? Most shampoos and conditioners work to simply coat your strands with chemicals to make your hair seem shiny. In reality, they don’t go to nourish the roots and actual strands of hair, making them more brittle and stripping away your natural oils. Which makes you need to wash your hair much more often, and who has time for that?

Natural products like BKIND that are handmade with care. Not only are BKIND products vegan, cruelty-free, but they’re also eco-friendly and beautifully packaged. This shampoo bar and conditioner duo is perfect minimalist living and for traveling light. Otherwise, they’re also available in liquid form and refillable at their locations! Mandarin and juniper berry essential oils are used to give your mane a fresh and fruity scent while meticulously moisturizing every lock.

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BKIND Zero Waste Shampoo and Conditioner


Seriously Soothing Face Cream

Glowing skin from head to toe starts with your face, so best to make it truly shine! With the skin on your face being the most sensitive part of your body, you’ll want to take extra good care of it with a cleanser and cream that is seriously soothing. Using natural products in your skincare routine will help with acne, scarring and anti-aging because you won’t be fighting harsh chemicals on a daily basis.

For a 100% vegan and cruelty-free option, try Acure Seriously Soothing Cleansing Cream and Seriously Soothing Day Cream to get truly smooth results. It’s also free of mineral oils, petroleum, silicone and all the nasty things you don’t want to clog your precious pores.

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Acure Seriously Soothing Day Cream


Vegan Lip Balm

Let’s not forget your lips! You’ll want to crack a smile, not have your skin cracking. (Sound familiar in the winter?) Besides adding shine, balm is really essential to keeping the skin on your lips moisturized. This is an obvious one why you’d want the most natural product, seeing as you’re literally ingesting what’s on your lips while you eat.

Enter the vegan lip balm by Meow Meow Tweet as a natural and eco-friendly option. You’ll love that the packaging is made with recycled cardboard and beautiful illustrations – no plastic here! Available in multiple flavours like this sweet orange and tangerine flavour; you’ll want to be licking your lips all day, guaranteed.

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Meow Meow Tweet Vegan Lip Balm


Armpit Detox

The good, the bad, the sweaty. Nothing shatters self-confidence like pit stains and body odour. Its a part of the body thats often overlooked due to its smelly nature, but one of the most important natural product switches of all. Your underarms are direct access to your lymph nodes, an integral part of your immune system that carries hormones throughout your body. 


When transitioning, there is an adaptation period of a few weeks (depending on your body), but switching to natural deodorant doesnt have to leave you feeling like a sweaty mess. First things first, youll need to help your pits detox. Start with a bentonite clay mask to extract the toxins and all of the junk thats been absorbed over the years. Step two, apply Native deodorant and feel confidently fresh throughout your day! Native only uses ingredients that you can understand like baking soda, probiotics, shea butter and coconut oil. You’ll love their trendy scents like ros, mandarin and white peach, cucumber and mint, pink grapefruit and elderflower, with fresh scents every season.

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Native Natural Deodorant


Heavenly Body Wash and Body Cream

Body washes and body creams are huge culprits when it comes to toxins on our skin. Think of all the “fragrances”, aka chemicals, going into the water streams and polluting the water supply. Therefore needing even more chemicals to purify water in the end to make it clean again. It’s an endless loop of damage to our planet and fragile eco-system. By going natural, you’ll be casting a vote for protecting our planet, while keeping your body hydrated.

Sleeping in, day-dreaming, all play and no work; that is the feeling you get when you use Saturday Skin‘s heavenly body wash and body cream. It’s feeling like the weekend every day of the week: refreshed, happy and tickled pink. Their products are dermatologist tested, free of added colour and fragrance, and revitalize all skin types so you can have an effortless body care regimen. Used together with these self-care tips, you’ll have the perfect cocooning moment.

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Saturday Skin Moisturizing Cream


Mineral and Natural Sunscreen

Of course, sunscreen is a big deal, but for more reasons than you might think. Yes, it will protect you from the suns harmful rays, prevent wrinkles, and decrease risk of skin cancer. But, why go all natural? Well, since this is lathered all over your body, you dont want something with harsh chemicals to block your pores. Youll want a natural sunscreen that will allow your skin to breathe, like this 30 FPS sunscreen by Saje Natural Wellness.


Made with protective zinc oxide and a restorative blend of olive oil, carrot and sea buckthorn, not only is it good for your skin but also good for the planet. Many nasty chemicals found in regular sunscreen end up in the oceans and end up damaging the aquatic eco-system and endanger the coral reefs. By making a conscious decision in this natural product switch, your body and planet will thank you!

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Saje Natural Wellness Sunscreen


Foot Mask

Getting out of the shower and moisturizing your entire body, but forgetting to lather your feet too. Does that sound like you? Many people let their feet dry up with a few pats on the bathroom rug and end up with severely cracked skin. Or they end up using products with harsh chemicals that strip away the natural oils of the epidermis.

Going natural is a game changer, especially when you accidentally rub feet with your partner in bed. (No one likes to be grazed in the middle of the night with dry and scabby toes!) You’ll need this foot peel mask by Grace & Stella to really get deep exfoliation and the smoothest heels. Their line is vegan and cruelty-free too so you can feel great about making a consciously made purchase.

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Grace and Stella Foot Peel Mask

Have you gotten started on natural product switches for your body care regimen? Which brands are you advocating for these days?

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  1. Vita says:

    Hi Laura,

    I have been using natural skin products for years now. I believe coconut oil is one of the best things on earth. I not only use it for cooking and for nourishing my body from the inside/out, I also use it to nourish my body from the outside/in. From my scalp to my toes I use this splendid oil or butter.
    I’ll put it on my scalp and hair either overnight with a towel on my pillow to avoid a mess on my pillow case. Otherwise I’ll massage it into my scalp and my hair and keep it on for a few hours in the morning while I do other things and the shower it away.
    I use it as a face moisturizer ( I put some coconut butter in a glass jar with a few drops of frankinsense essential oil, good for anti-aging). This can be used as a morning moisturizer and as a night cream to make your skin glow, keep it soft and souple and to keep away some of those wrinkles.
    I use it as an under arm deoderant as well. I mix coconut butter as a base in, a small glass jar, with some cornstarch to keep your armpits dry with baking soda to help with odor and with a lavendar essential oil for a soothing smell ( you can choose which ever essential oil that attracts your sense of smell).
    I also use it as a body and foot moisturizer. After I step out of the shower I will lather my whole body with it and use it on my feet too. I like to add some essential oil to the coconut butter, so in a small glass jar filled with this wonderfull!!! butter add an essential oil that appeals to you such as tea tree oil, orange blossom, lavendar,or whichever one smells good to you. You can go to your local beauty store or pharmacy and smell the different oils and choose the one that you feel is right for you.
    So go ahead and try some of these wonderful things on your skin, your body will thank you in the long run for keeping it healthy. Ohh!! I almost forgot if you are in the mood for a facial mask plain yogurt does wonders. Use plain yogurt as the base add a drop of evoo with a few drops of lemon juice with a hint of honey. Mix it and apply it abundantly on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes or so. Rinse it off and pat dry your skin and feel the soft smooth skin, you can actually see that it looks plump and the natural glow. If you like to get rid of some dead skin cells and rejuvenate the look on your face you can also try using used espresso coffee grounds to exfoliate your skin. Apply to your face avoiding the eye aread and gently scrub in circular motion, rinse off and pat dry your skin. This will also make the skin feel cleaner and healthier. These are my natural skin care beauty tips, I hope it helps. Take care until next time. Thank you

    • Laura Abate says:

      Hi Vita,

      Thank you for sharing your wise words and love for coconut oil! Will definitely be trying some of these ideas for a rejuvenated look and feel!

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