If you’ve been considering switching to a more natural and organic beauty routine, I get it. But, it’s not always easy. Every time I need to shop for makeup or skincare products, I remember how hard it is to find the best all natural beauty products. I keep trying new ones, though, because I feel it’s important to reduce my exposure to certain chemicals that are prevalent in traditional beauty products.
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How to Find the Best All Natural Beauty Products
Over the past few years I have tried to make the switch from conventional products to natural ones. Sometimes I find a product that I really like and it’s easy to ditch the chemical laden, artificial stuff. Other times, I buy one brand after another with pitiful results.
I thought I would put together a few simple suggestions for those of you who are still searching for natural beauty products that work for you. Whether it is a safe nail polish or an organic moisturizer, natural beauty products are a better choice for your health!
Look for products that use essential oils:
Artificial scents can trigger allergic reactions and asthmatic attacks in a number of people. Many of the of the synthetic fragrances on the market today are derived from petroleum by-products. Essential oils are extracts of natural products and a better choice when looking for natural beauty products.
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Avoid chemical dyes:
Read the BACK label:
Consider making your own:
If you can’t find the best all natural beauty products, consider making them! Many beauty products can be made very simply from ingredients in your pantry. Oatmeal, olive oil, chamomile tea, cucumbers…they are all incredibly tasty but also make very good natural beauty products.
I recently made a Coffee and Brown Sugar Shea Butter Scrub that works amazingly well for exfoliating and moisturizing. The web is full of great recipes for homemade natural beauty products and by making your own you not only control the ingredients but usually can save money, too. Try my homemade milk bath to soothe dry skin!
Choose organic if you can:
The organic seal on a beauty product takes a lot of the guess work out of choosing natural beauty products. While organic doesn’t mean it is perfect, it is a better choice than most traditional beauty products on the market right now. If you want to shop online, use my affiliate link for organic makeup on Amazon for a great selection.
Find local businesses and crafters to support:
Supporting local businesses is always a great choice, especially when you can find one that makes natural beauty products. Many times you can find small, local crafters at your local farmer’s market or just do a Google search for your state and the type of product you are looking for.
Choosing the best all natural beauty products is a great way to reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals. If you are wondering whether a certain product is considered safe, go to Safe Cosmetics (a division of Environmental Working Group) and type in the product name. They rate products from 0 to 10 (0 being the safest and 10 having the most undesirable chemicals) so that you can see if your natural beauty product is as safe as you thought it was!
Do you have any tips for finding all natural beauty products?
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.