Let’s start with the deodorant, in simple words you are meant to sweat, it is body’s natural way of releasing toxins, so if you block your pores with a “regular” deodorant or antiperspirant your body is not able to do this. When you exercise you shouldn’t be wearing antiperspirant, clean cotton t-shirt and shower after your session is enoughJ
Many conventional deodorants contain hormone disrupting chemicals such as triclosan, parabens, propylene glycol, formaldehyde, aluminum chloralhydrate, aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex or synthetic perfumes, many of these are often linked to breast cancer.
My favourite and most natural so far is Salt of the Earth, you can find it in most health stores or online.
Have you ever noticed that toothpaste is kind of sweet? Yes it contains artificial sweeteners which are worse than sugar !
When you are out buying your tootpaste next time see if it has any of these: triclosan,phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, artificial sweeteners and colours (CI), fluoride, propylene glycol, or diethanolamine.
- Shampoos & Shower Gels
My favourite natural shampoos and shower gels are from Urtekram also available on Amazon, if you are still looking for the right one look no more!
Skincare Products for Face & Body
You could probably guess that I only use Lavande Skincare when it comes to face care.
I am proud that all the face creams in our range are Paraben & SLS free, made with natural cold pressed oils and Organic essential oils, all the products are vegan & cruelty free because there is no need to test on animals, plus they small heavenly as a bonus!
My absolute favourites are (they all are though!) hydrating Lemongrass and Witchhazel face cream for the day, Frankincense facial oil for night time nourishment & Jasmine and Bergamot Body Oil, whenever I travel they are always in my suitcase!
PS: if you are running out of your face cream right now you can order Lavande Skincare from Amazon Prime for next day delivery!
Ingredients to avoid
Please see the page with ingredients to avoid here.
You would have thought that these chemical ingredients have been proven safe & effective, but it is not necessarily the case, as long as they don’t create immediate allergic reaction, cosmetic companies are not required to prove they are safe for the long term use!
Even if the products contain small amount of these chemicals if you are using such products daily and for many years surely it must affect your body.
I have come across many expensive skincare products which had a long list of fancy active ingredients which they used as their selling point, but the list of chemicals for “product feeling” enhancement was even longer, obviously they won’t tell you about these.
Please don’t be fooled by pretty jars or bottles and read the ingredients like you would when you do your grocery shopping!
Lots of love,