Welcome back to another step into living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Today I have rounded up five of my favorite organic products that I have been able to replace my non organic drug store items with. Are you ready to jump in? Grab your coffee and let's get swapping!
Foaming Hand Soap
After washing your hands a few times, you will most likely be left with dry cracked hands. Traditional hand soaps are filled with chemicals, sulfate, parabens and skin drying fragrances. With the skin being the most absorbent organ on your body, those chemicals and irritants are absorbed into your body. Plant based soaps have more plant fats allowing your skin to maintain moisture longer. Ditch you non organic hand soap for MotherEarth Inc. foaming hand soap. Crafted with certified organic and plant based ingredients leaving your hands clean, soft and moisturized. It is fun to get messy when you have chemical free hand soap. Safe for all ages and available in citrus, lavender and unscented. Check them out here.
Grab your toothpaste and check the ingredients. Are you able to pronounce them? If you cannot then ditch it immediately. Non-Organic toothpaste are filled with chemicals, artificial sweeteners and flavors, preservatives, fluoride, Dietthanolamire (DEA) and propylene glyycol (PG). The chemical SLS is contaminated with carcinogenic byproducts that is linked to canker sores and skin irritations. If that wasn't enough DEA is linked to stomach, liver, bladder and esophagus cancers and PG is a mineral oil used in antifreeze and airplane de-icers. Yahh I think I am never going back to non-organic toothpaste. Swap your non-organic toothpaste with Radius Organic Toothpaste. Crafted and flavored with organic and natural ingredients. Your teeth will feel super clean and it even tastes good! Their toothpaste is available for adults, children and even pets! Check them out here.
Yes, believe me I was super skeptical and I was thinking this isn't going to work or it is going to give me a rash. After learning that non-organic deodorant is made with harmful chemicals that cause your pores to become clogged. When your pores become clogged under your armpit's your body has no way to get rid of toxins and makes it harder for your body to cool it's self down. Your body needs to sweat, it is very important to your health. Ditch your non-organic deodorant for Green Tidings Natural Deodorant. Crafted with organic and natural ingredients made with your health and our planet in mind. Make the switch today and embrace the sweat! Check them out here.
Have you imagined being able to paint your nails and not get a headache? That dream has been made a reality with Karma Organic Nail Polish. It takes about 10 -14 hours after painting your nails from the polish to begin to absorb into your body. Non-organic nail polish is filled with harmful chemicals have been found to disrupt hormone balance, cause cancer, headaches, dizziness and is highly toxic. Swap out your toxic filled nail polish for Karma Natural Organic Nail Polish. Never made with toxic chemicals, always cruelty free and never lacks color. Check out their colors of the season and start using allure beauty award winning nail polish. Don't forget to check out there organic nail polish remover made with organic soy bean oil and always acetone free. Check them out here.
This may be a big shock to you, so brace yourself. Did you know that you can get an infection like toxic shock from a feminine pad? Infections of this manner can become deadly and create a lot of problem. Yes, unfortunately non-organic feminine pads are filled with insecticides, phthalates, bleach and fragrances. With the vaginal area being 10 x's more absorbent than your mouth, those chemicals are introduced into your body almost immediately. The FDA does not regulate feminine product companies to disclose what goes into them. First thing that comes to my mind is, what are you hiding, why can you not tell me what is in your product? Swapping out your non-organic feminine pads with Lilli-Pads Organic Feminine Pads. Lilli-Pads pads are hypoallergenic, biodegradable, breathable and made with certified organic cotton. Check them out here.
Soon you will be a eco-friendly wiz and will be ready to take on some big swaps. I am not to the big steps yet but I know I will get there. One thing I have learned going through our eco-friendly swaps is allow your body time to adjust. You have to allow you body time to get rid of the chemicals and toxins from years or months of chemicals filled products. If you are just joining us be sure to check out 5 Budget Friendly Ways to be More Eco-Friendly and 5 Eco-Friendly Health & Beauty Options. What items have you swapped out for the organic kind?