Us avid health foodies can spend a lot of time thinking about the food that we put in our bodies. But let me ask you this, have you ever thought that hard about what you are putting on your body? I guessing the answer to that question is probably no. Don't worry though, keep reading and you'll find out all about how to incorporate clean beauty into your life.
Did you know that your skin is your body's largest organ and absorbs about 60-70% of what you put on it?
If you have found yourself reading food labels and looking for any chemicals or numbers then guess what, you are already halfway there! When it comes to beauty products it's good to try and avoid ingredients like parabens and sodium lauryl sulfates.
Now I know what you are thinking. Isn't swapping to clean and natural beauty going to cost a fortune? And the answer to that is no! There are heaps of super simple beauty swaps that you can make without having to take a second mortgage out.
Why bother spending big $$ on moisturisers when there is a super simple cheap option out there? Coconut oil is a great moisturiser and unlike most beauty and health products, it is super cheap.
Lipsticks + Lip balms
Since the average woman eats up to 1kg of lipstick per year, its pretty important to make sure yours doesn't contain heaps of nasties. There are heaps of reasonable ones on the market such as Dusty Girls.
Same goes for lip balms. Did you know that most of the popular brands have petroleum in their lip balms? That gives me the heebie-jeebies if I am going, to be honest. No fret, these ones from Burts Bees and Pure Papaya Care are just as good and just as cheap.
Most conventional deodorants contain aluminium which may stop the B/O but having that running through your bloodstream isn't the greatest. This one from Black Chicken contains all natural ingredients and is just as effective.
I don't know about you but when I read the ingredients list on my toothpaste I have no idea what on earth is in it. Plus the natural toothpaste swaps are actually just as cheap as the conventional ones. Red Seal and Grants of Australia have great ones.
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