As you know, nontoxic products are something I have become quite passionate about in recent months. I shared a little bit about my transition away from chemical-laden beauty & household cleaning products in my Spring Wish List post. One of my goals with this transition is to find DIY options that may be more budget-friendly in the long-run.
Today, I want to share some products I’ve found to be helpful as I experiment with different DIYs. Some of these items are amazing on their own, but I’ve also discovered that combining them can create some incredible variations of popular products. So far I’ve made face masks, toner, after sun spray, and more! So, let’s take a look at a handful of my favorite nontoxic ingredients right now!
Thayers Unscented Witch Hazel – Witch hazel is a natural astringent which tightens skin and reduces inflammation. This makes it perfect for a toner on it’s own, but combining it with rose water, cucumber, or lemongrass can create lovely scents. Plus, those additions have positive skin health properties! I chose the unscented option so I could pair it with a variety of other scents without them competing.
doTERRA Essential Oils – I cannot say enough good things about essential oils and the positive impact that they’ve had on me and my family! I truly believe they have promoted a healthier lifestyle for us. My husband & I get oils from Amazon Prime and it’s wonderful! Our favorites are lavender, peppermint, wild orange, and doTerra’s Breathe, & On Guard oil blends. I’m telling you, these will improve your life so much!
Trader Joe’s Vitamin E Oil – Vitamin E oil moisturizes skin and helps reduce the appearance of scars. I recently combined Vitamin E oil with witch hazel and lavender & peppermint essential oils to relieve a sunburn. That combination worked wonders to soothe my skin!
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay – Per the recommendation of a friend, I use this clay for face masks because it absorbs toxins really well. My face was noticeably brighter and clearer after my first use! I highly suggest giving this a try.
Activated Charcoal – Activated charcoal helps remove toxins, so I’ve been using it to treat blemishes caused by acne and also to whiten my teeth naturally.
If you are interested in pursuing a less toxic beauty routine, go for it! It can be intimidating if you let it, but I promise you can make subtle changes and notice a real difference. I have done a ton of research and I am still learning. I would encourage everyone to swap out 1 or 2 products at a time and make a gradual transition. If you have any suggestions for nontoxic brands you love or any DIYs, please let me know in the comments!
*This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts are based on my personal experience with these products.