What we put into our bodies undoubtedly has the greatest influence on our health. But what about what we put ON our bodies? You can eat as healthfully as possible, but if you're putting toxic products on your skin (the body's largest organ), in your hair, and into your lungs, you may be wasting all of the hard work you're doing and money you're spending on healthy eating.
Happily, there are lots of great natural, non-toxic products out there nowadays so I've listed some of my favorite brands below which are both non-toxic and effective. They are all free of toxic ingredients and are never tested on animals. Other great resources for information about product toxicity (or lack thereof) is the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetic Database and the Think Dirty smartphone app. Happy shopping!
Skin and Body Care
Kari Gran Skincare - made locally in Seattle with organic, wild-harvested, non GMO ingredients
DNA Skin Institute - Innovators in Biological Skin Science and Research
Prestidge Beauté - Small bath organic skin care.
Tata Harper 100% Natural and Non-Toxic Luxury Skincare
Ava Anderson Quality products without harmful chemicals
DeVita Natural Skin Care and Color Cosmetics
Annemarie Gianni Skin Care Organic, natural and wild crafted
More Affordable Brands
Kari Gran - made locally in Seattle with organic, wild-harvested, non GMO ingredients
Kjaer Weis Certified Organic Makeup
DeVita Absolute Minerals
Sun Protection & Self Tanners
Kari Gran Three Sixty Five SPF 28
De Vita Sun Care
Mychelle Dermaceuticals Sun Protection
Vita Liberata Advanced Organics self tanning
Loma - Made locally in Monroe, WA
Piper Wai Natural Deodorant
Lafe's Roll-On Deodorant, Witch Hazel & Aloe Unscented
Lafe's Deodorant Stick, Witch Hazel & Aloe Unscented
Primal Pit Paste Natural Deodorant Stick
Green Tidings All Natural Deodorant
Perfume & Essential Oils
Filigree - made here in Seattle!
Aromaflage (fragrance AND insect repellant!)