I’ve decided that every week, I will share some my favorite green beauty products. My purpose in doing so is to show y’all how important using organic products really is! I don’t do things just to be labeled as a hippie, contrary to what some people might think. Instead, I do it for my health and my family’s health. There are so many toxic chemicals that fill the beauty products that are sold at everyday department stores that can have major harmful effects on us. It is really scary!
I highly suggest downloading the SKIN DEEP app and typing in the names of the products that are currently in your bathrooms and makeup bags and try not to freak out. After you throw out all of that icky toxic stuff, I hope you settle in and read this blog and see what organic products I’ve found that work! I’ve done the hard work for you! When I first realized how toxic my products were, I began trying organic products and have used some that are great and well worth the money and others that don’t do the job for which they were created. I’m well-aware of the fact that just because a product is organic doesn’t mean that it actually works.
This week, I’m talking about the most amazing package I received in the mail from The Choosy Chick – a online one-stop-shop for safe and effective beauty products. They, just like us, thought that the FDA had our health in mind when creating products but after doing their own research they found out how wrong that was! Even products claiming to be “natural” or “organic” still contained toxins. I really love the Choosy Chick because they are committed to researching, sampling and selecting the finest non-toxic personal care products you and your family deserve. In my box, I received the HollyBeth Organics Marigold Cleanser, Graham Gardens Sleigh Ride Soap, SkinnySkinny Coconut Ginger Lime body scrub, SkinnySkinny Black Pepper and Rose dry shampoo, and the Buttercup and Jake Golden Calendula flower oil. Although I did receive these as samples, my opinions are all my own.
HollyBeth Organics Marigold Cleanser – I have really oily skin and I am always looking into cleansers to try to combat that. I love using essential oils in my beauty products so when The Choosy Chick mentioned that this cleanser had EOs and castile soap, it was a no -brainer for me to try. I wash my face in the mornings and at night before bed, and I have to say, I am very pleased with how it makes my skin feel and look. “Calendula, the essential oil of marigolds, acts as a mild astringent; sandalwood helps to heal scars and wounds, while grapefruit essential oil acts as a detoxifying agent. Leaves combination skin cleansed and refreshed.” This combination of oils with the castile soap has changed the appearance of my skin over the last three weeks. I really enjoy how it smells and how soft my face feels after I wash it! It’s a must try for skin types normal to oily.
Graham Gardens Sleigh Ride Soap – “This Avocado oil mint soap is kissed with the freshness of snow. Formulated with a bit of extra moisture for winter dry skin.” The downside to winter is getting dry chapped skin from the cold and wind. My entire body gets so beat up – bless its heart – during the cold months here it’s ridiculous! Some days, I love using this minty soap bar to relax in a bathtub after a long day. The Peppermint and Ho Wood oils work together with coconut, avocado, palm, castor and avocado oils to create the perfect melody of parts to help keep some moisture on my skin.
SkinnySkinny Coconut Ginger Lime body scrub – This mama is all about treating herself! I don’t get to go have spa days or hour long massages, but I do what I can with what I am given. One of my favorite ways to treat myself is relaxing in a bathtub sans kids with a great body scrub. I take the time of working the scrub into my skin and enjoying the smells and the feeling of how soft my skin is afterwards. This coconut ginger lime body scrub is made from organic ingredients that exfoliate leaving my skin extra silky smooth. This body scrub is made with essential oils (one of my favorites) and a little bit goes a long way so it is going to last me a while! The combination of shredded coconut, lime and sugar helps refresh my mind and puts me in a form of Heaven at home! This is a must for all you tired ladies, having this product is your own get away to the spa.
SkinnySkinny Black Pepper and Rose dry shampoo – I only wash my hair once a week. Yes, you heard that right! I use the Beautycounter shampoo and conditioner now (with a few drops of cedarwood, rosemary and lavender in it to promote healthy hair and growth) and dry shampoo has become my BFF. I love how healthier my hair has become since I stopped striping the natural oils away by washing it daily. When it starts to look a little oily, I work in some of this Black Pepper and Rose dry shampoo and voilà! Fresh from the hair stylist chair! The scent of this is gender neutral, so much so that Derrek has started using it in his hair and not washing it so much. I love how well it works into my scalp and keeps my hair looking more alive on those last few days of my week.
Buttercup and Jake Golden Calendula flower oil – During the winter, my little ones suffer from dry skin just as much and myself and Derrek. I researched and found that Calendula works wonderfully for skin conditions ranging from eczema to psoriasis (something that I also suffer from). I apply a few drops of this to their skin fresh out of their bath and let them massage it in (my littles are becoming so independent these days) and I can see immediate results. Their skin keeps a pinker glow to it and doesn’t get as dry during the colder months. I really like that I can use it as well on my skin for my psoriasis flare ups. I tend to have them during the winter months really badly and in my scalp, so I massage this into my scalp once a week when I wash my hair and I’ve seen a major improvement on my flare ups. It has a wonderful flowery scent that isn’t overpowering but smells delish!
I only tried a handful of the many great products that the Choosy Chick carries on their website. I hope that you head over there and find products that suit your needs in addition to the ones I talked about today! Use code: JEWELS for 10% off of your entire purchase!