Everyday, we are exposed to hundreds of toxic chemicals JUST in the products we use on our skin. One of my daily goals is to detoxify my life by using as natural products as I can find. I also think it is important to have a routine and structure in many aspects of life, especially when it comes to your health. I have a specific routine I do every morning to start my day. After testing dozens of natural products, I have found my favorites. The few I use in the mornings are the most important to me because they help me get ready for my entire day.
My morning routine starts when I brush my teeth. I choose not to use toothpaste with fluoride. After researching the issue, I have found that fluoride ingestion has been linked to IQ deficiencies and neurological disorders. So, my quest for a fluoride free toothpaste started… and it was a very gross road trying different brands until FINALLY I tried the Honest Co. Toothpaste. It is extra minty and helps brighten teeth! Another selling point coming from the lady with an online shopping problem, is that it ships to my house within five days of ordering.
After I brush my teeth, my face needs some attention. My skin care routine has changed a lot over the last ten years. From non existent to smothering with chemical filled products, I’ve tried it all and it never worked for me. I now realize that my diet and regular acne products are really harmful for my skin. I feel like I have finally found a routine that is healthy and works for me.
My facial routine begins when I wet a Norwex cloth with water, squeeze out the excess and scrub my face in circular motions. Norwex body cloths are microfiber cloths infused with silver. That’s it, just a cloth and water! Norwex cloths are microfiber cloths infused with silver. Silver smothers and kills bacteria. If there is no bacteria on your skin, there is no acne. The microfiber cloths also exfoliate your skin, I feel like I’ve had a spa-quality facial every time I wash my face with my body cloth. I use my body cloth again at the end of the day to take my makeup off. Even the thickest eye makeup is removed with ease.
After I clean my face with my Norwex cloth, I use a pea sized amount of Beauty Counter’s soothing face wash. I gently massage it onto my damp skin then rinse thoroughly. I immediately take two drops Lustro Face Oil 1-Calendula and apply it onto my face and neck. I personally love this combination of products because it helps battle my oily skin. During the winter months the weather gives my skin dry and rough patches, and the blend of radiance-boosting oils treats that while doubling as a primer for my makeup.
After a month of consistently using Beautycounter products, I can see a dramatic difference in my skin. Brighter, soft, less “angry” skin looks back at me when I look in the mirror. I really like Beautycounter products because they are nontoxic and chemical free. Another one of my favorite things about this company, is that most of their products contain coconut oil, which I use for everything (but I will save that conversation for a later post)! I highly suggest you download the “skin deep” app and see for yourself what are in your products.
After researching the main ingredients in women’s deodorant I knew I had to find something natural. Seven common deodorant ingredients cause Alzheimer’s disease, cancerous cells, dermatitis and kidney and liver damage. The last product that I use religiously is my Honest Co. Deodorant. I recently bought this when I saw a picture on Instagram, and I am so glad that I did! I’ve tried numerous natural formulas only to remain sticky and dissatisfied from the product. The Honest Co. Created a formula using essential oils that actually fight odor and leaves a fresh neutral smell. Just spray on and you’re ready for your day! I bundle this with my toothpaste and have them shipped as needed.
The last product I use in the mornings is my young Living essential oils blend En-R-Gee. This is a life saver for me because I stay up so late making jewelry. Not only that but Harper is getting more teeth and insisting to nurse 24/7, that makes my nights feel like a triathlon. This blend of essential oils is my morning cup of coffee. I diffuse in the mornings and apply to my ears and the back of my neck as needed.
After using my favorite morning products, I am officially focused and ready for the day. I am ready for all of the challenges, adventures, laughs and joy of my little Southern life!