Here is a list of the beauty products I have been using for at least the past month, but most have been over a year. I really like how they feel on my skin. Knowing that I am not applying pulverized dead animal bones, et cetera, directly onto my body is exhilarating. Additionally, from what I understand, chemicals that enter the body through the skin are more toxic to the body. The reason: Unlike chemicals ingested through the mouth, the ones that are absorbed by the skin make a direct route to the bloodstream, bypassing the body’s cleansing organs, i.e., the kidneys and the liver.
* Mascara: Larenim
Foundation: Eminence Organic Tinted Moisturizer (25 SPF)
Facial Spray: Heritage Store Rosewater
Facial toner: Aura Cacia Lavendar, Chamomile, Lemon and Clary Sage
(Mixed with rosewater. Recipe found on Clary Sage bottle.)
Brush-on SPF: Mineral Fusion Mineral SPF 30 Brush-on Sun Defense
Blush/bronzer: Mineral Fusion Bronzer Duo
eyebrows: Mineral Fusion Eyeshadow Trio
Concealer: Mineral Fusion Concealer Duo
Lip balms: Burt’s Bees
Lip liner: Ecco Bella Botanicals
Body lotion: Alba Body Cream
Mousse: Sexy Hair Organics
Curl cream: Desert Essence Soft Curls Hair
CreamFacial cleanser: Avalon Organics CoQ10 Repair Facial Cleansing Gel
Shampoo: Andalou Naturals Shampoo
(The Argan & Sweet Orange scent is amazing!)
Conditioner: Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Conditioner
Leave-in conditioner: Giovanni Direct Leave-In Weightless Moisture Conditioner
Toothpaste: Desert Essence Natural Tea Tree Oil Toothpaste
Deodorant-Women: Desert Essence
Deodorant-Men: Herbal Clear Sport
Sunscreen: Alba Botanica
Bug spray: Badger Anti-Bug Shake & Spray
Muscle balm: Heel Traumeel Gel Anti-inflammatory Analgesic
Nail polish: Mineral Fusion
Fragrances: Kuumba Made Fragrance Oil
Keep checking for additions to this page, as I am always on the lookout for improvements in my regimen.
Allowing the skin to breathe is a good thing!
Several months ago, my court reporting work took me to large factory, if you will. I had no idea why it smelled like cat and dog food when I exited my vehicle, so I asked. In one sense, I am kind of sorry I did, because what I found out is extremely disturbing. On the other hand, however, this is important information for me to have in order to keep myself healthy. It turned out to be an animal fat rendering plant. “What does that mean?” I asked. As was explained to me, they take animal bones (and various other animal parts) and grind them down to a powder. This powder is then used in animal feed products and cosmetics. (Note: Gelatin is made from rendered animal parts too. Yep, Jello.) Disgusting and repulsive! If that isn’t the ultimate push to switch to natural alternatives, I don’t know what else could possibly be.