Image above from L to R Back; Weleda shower gel and deodorant. Front; Follow Nature oil cleanser, Tea Tree ointment, Jacquelin Evans Argan & Rosehip Serum & Moisturiser.
I’m forever being asked what products I use – on my body, my hair and my makeup and my home. So here’s the first in a series of post I’ll share with you my favourite tried and tested products.
The main reason I’m so fussy with my body products is because our skin is like a massive sponge – it absorbs up to 80% of the toxins and chemicals found in products like moisturiser or shower gel. What’s more, these products contain phytoestrogens – chemicals that act like oestrogen in the body. This is a disaster for fertility as well as general health. These hormone mimicking chemicals disturb events like ovulation, menstruation and can lead to sperm troubles too. You know, I’ve spoken all about this with Jacqueline Evans in a podcast we did recently – you might like to check that out again.
So, here’s my saviour products. I’m very less is more – however I am a woman and I like nice things. So I’ve finally managed to put together a little bag of ‘besties’ when it comes to body products that aren’t going to harm my system or stuff up my hormones. I admit – it’s taken me well over 10 years to find things that work for me, with some reservation because a lot of products didn’t even come close to doing the job. I wish somebody had have told me their best products when I was embarking on my wellness journey. You can thank me later.
I love Weleda. Their products really work. They also smell delicious, and real which is super important to me – I can’t stand ‘fake’ smells – plus synthetic perfumes are nasty. Deodorant is a tricky one – and probably the last thing I’ve switched because I hate to be woofty. That said, I’ve had to embrace that and learn to reapply, reapply and reapply again throughout the day if I don’t want to smell al-la-naturale. I love this one because it smells fresh and is a spray rather than a roll on. Anti-perspirants create all kinds of drama within the body – aluminium being amongst one of the nasties which has been linked to Alzheimer’s. You don’t really need to be a brain surgeon to realise that anything that blocks a natural bodily response like sweating, isn’t a great addition to your beauty bag. I actually stock this in the clinic too!
Shampoo & Conditioner
I’m super fussy when it comes to hair. If my hair is good, I feel good. This is why I’m obsessed with Grown hair products. They make your hair feel amazing – like there’s no sacrifice for the non toxic stuff. I find that many natural shampoo’s feel like I’m stripping the love out of my hair. Long hair especially needs extra attention. This is hands down amazing.
I also use Grown Body Serum. It’s an oil and it ticks all the boxes.
Weleda shower Gel takes centre stage in our shower. It’s a creamy formula that makes my skin feel awesome. Given that skin is the biggest organ you own and absorbs so much of what you put on it – be kind to your body and apply only the finest ingredients money can buy.
I’m obsessed with Jacqueline Evans skincare – hello! Naturopathic skin care? Say no more. I specifically love the Argan Rosehip Serum and the Jojoba & Camellia Balancing clean. Honest, amazing, gangbuster good for skin.
Follow Nature put out a kick butt oil face cleanser. I’ve shared about my love for that here before. It’s changed my life. No kidding. In fact, my skin has never been this good.
For other stuff
Tea Tree ointment is the go to for cuts, bruises, bites, scratches and pimples!
Now just as I was dotting the ‘i’s’ on this post, I received a special package from a skincare range called Surface (I love the name on so many levels!). I’ve given it a go and it’s pretty darn delicious! Go check out their website and take a look around. It’s organic, smells divine and doesn’t contain any nasties.
So there you have it. The staples in my beauty bag. I want you to know one more thing before you go have yourself an awesome day – I’m not endorsed by any of these products or brands. I just love the bajoongers out of them and reckon you will too!