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Amazon Favorites

Amazon Favorites

Sharing my Amazon Favorites today in my newest video!  Everything from natural beauty, to natural living.  These are tried and true products that I consistently get on there.  I have found the convenience of buying products on Amazon, plus the quick turn around with Amazon Prime has been a game changer as a busy mom!  I love being able to save some money, while at the same time, getting my products quickly.  It really is the best of both worlds.  I also love being able to read all the reviews.  I find Amazon is one of the best places to read a ton of thorough reviews on a product.  

I’m giving you the full scoop into what I buy when it comes to living out a natural lifestyle on Amazon.  There’s so many great natural products you can get on there.  I’m sharing all of them!  

 

Check out my Amazon Favorites here!

 

*I would love to hear your favorite Amazon favorites!  What do you love getting from Amazon?  Leave me a comment below. 

 

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Amazon Favorites

Sharing my favorite natural Amazon finds.

What To Buy At Costco

What To Buy At Costco

Today in my newest video I’m sharing what I buy at Costco!  I’ve had so many questions asking what I buy at Costco and so I thought I would share my complete haul.  I’m sharing how we shop once a month, what we stock up on and why.  I share how I use the products in our everyday life.  A lot of times it’s easy to buy the products, but hard to know exactly how you’re going to use them in your everyday life.  This takes the guesswork out of it.  I’m giving you all the details on how I actually use the products.  

Costco is an amazing goldmine for saving money, especially when it comes to organic and healthy food products.  Plus, it saves you time!  Instead of having to go to the store a dozen times you can stock up all in one place.  Costco offers so many great organic products now.  They make buying organic foods so possible.  It can sometimes seem overwhelming when looking at the budget and then the price of organic, but Costco really helps slice the pricing down when it comes to organic.  

 

Watch What I Buy At Costco Here!

 

I even created a special download for you about all about what I buy at Costco!  I’m sharing more products then I did even in the video, plus going in depth on how I use the food.  Giving you some ideas on how to incorporate them into your everyday lives to really make them work for you and your family.  I’ll be updating this list the more items I find.

 

Download My Organic Costco List Here!

 

 

 

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What to buy at Costco

Sharing all my favorite organic and healthy food products at Costco.

Natural Cleaning Products

Natural Cleaning Products

Sharing my favorite natural cleaning products with you today.  I’ve had a lot of people recently ask what I use to clean my house with.  It may be because spring is here, and spring cleaning is looming over everyone’s head.  I must say I’m a clean freak by nature.  Ask my family, they’ll tell you-I can be a little OCD!  Oh well, my house is clean.  The spring cleaning bug has definitely bit me.  I’ve been de-cluttering our place like crazy!  My motto: If it doesn’t serve a purpose, toss it.  Let’s just say I’ve given away loads of “stuff” these past several weeks and it feels so good.

In the spirit of cleaning, I thought I would share with you my top natural cleaning products.  Everything from laundry soap, window cleaner, bleach alternative…well, you get the point.  I’ve compiled this list after over 7 years of testing out natural DIY’s, products and everything in between.  I finally feel my list meets my standards and is worth sharing.  I mean do you know how many laundry soaps I’ve tried in 7 years?!  I think I know every DIY recipe out there.  I literally changed mine every couple of months.

 

I have a full list of all my favorites when it comes to cleaning.  Below is a list of products you can find from reading this post- it’s chockfull of it all!

 

Natural Product Swaps-

 

  • Bleach Alternative
  • Natural Laundry Detergent
  • Window/Mirror Cleaners
  • Dish Soap
  • Dishwasher Tabs
  • Countertop Cleaner
  • Bathroom Cleaner
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Natural Dryer Sheet Alternative
  • Stainless Steel Cleaner
  • Laundry Stain Remover
  • Natural Scour Pads
  • Natural Hand Soap

 

What’s Really Lurking In Conventional Cleaning Products?

 

The sad reality is that we use cleaning products to clean our house but then when we are done they leave behind air pollution and poisons.  These are products people use day in and day out and often don’t think twice about.  The toxic load they put on the body is downright scary.  Not too mention the accumulative affect they have when  used over and over.  I’m sure you’ve experienced initial affects from using conventional cleaning products, such as being light headed, getting a chemical burn or having watery eyes.  However, those are minor in comparison to the long term affects associated with consistent use of conventional cleaning products.  Cancer being one of the major downsides to constant exposure of toxic cleaning products.  

 

Ingredients To Avoid In Cleaning Products:

  • Parabens
  • Triclosan
  • Ammonia
  • Perchloroethylene or “PERC”
  • Phthalates
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Chlorine 
  • Bleach
  • Phenols
  • Quaternary Ammonium Compounds, or “QUATS”

 

Parabens- (This includes methyl-, propyl- ethyl-,butyl-) This is an ingredient we see often in beauty products but it’s also found in cleaning products.  It’s a hormone disruptor also known as endocrine disruptor.  Been known to cause reproductive problems too.  Has been found in breast cancer tumors, may cause male infertility and early puberty.

Triclosan- Drying of the skin, skin irritant and has been linked to eczema.  Endocrine disruptor and has been found to have 1, 4 dioxane, again cancer causing. Can be found in laundry detergents, hand soaps, dish soaps- anything that gets super sudsy.  Avoid any soaps that use the word “antibacterial” on them.  They more than likely contain triclosan if they have antibacterial on the label.

Ammonia- Irritation of the eyes, skin and throat. Also can burn the skin when it comes in to contact with it. Excessive exposure may lead to liver and kidney damage. Can be found in bathroom, floor, carpet, glass, upholstery and stain cleaners.  

Perchlorethylene of “PERC”- Causes dizziness, headaches, nausea, skin irritations and respiratory issues.  Long term effects are neurological problems, liver and kidney damage and cancer. Found in dry cleaning, wood solvents, cleaning solvents, aerosol products and carpet cleaners.

Phthalates- These are found in products that contain fragrance.  So many cleaning products contain fragrance.  From all purpose cleaners, bathroom cleaners, carpet cleaners, air fresheners, laundry detergent and dryer sheets.  They cause hormone disruption, and reproductive issues in males and females. 

Sodium Hydroxide- Found in many solvents and cleaners.  From oven cleaners to drain cleaners. It can cause burning in the eye, throat and skin.

Chlorine- Bad for the lungs, has been linked to thyroid issues, skin irritations, and linked to dementia in the elderly.  Can be found in many disinfectant cleaning products. Chlorine bleach and ammonia are big toxic culprits when it comes to cleaning products.  They should not be mixed together.  If mixed they form chloramine gases which are toxic to the lungs

Bleach- Found in laundry products, toilet cleaners, many whitening cleaning products, and used as a disinfectant too.  Causes skin irritations, respiratory issues, liver and kidney damage.  Cannot be mixed with other cleaning products as it can cause serious chemical reactions.

Phenols- These are found in any cleaner that has the word “sol” in it.  From solvents, to air fresheners, detergents, flame retardants and disinfectants. Can cause liver and kidney damage, as well as skin irritations and central nervous system damage.

Fragrance- Fragrance is also a huge offender when it comes to conventional cleaning products.  Companies try and mask the scent by using artificial fragrance.  Artificial fragrance is a recipe for a toxic chemical cocktail.  Since fragrance is considered a “trade secret by the FDA, companies don’t have to share what’s in their fragrance.  All they have to do is list the word fragrance on a label.  So you have no idea what’s actually in a product when you see the word fragrance.  As mentioned earlier, phthalates are found in fragrance- another toxic offender.

This is an exert taken from The EWG article, “Not So Sexy.”

“The average fragrance product tested contained 14 secret chemicals not listed on the label. Among them are chemicals associated with hormone disruption and allergic reactions, and many substances that have not been assessed for safety in personal care products.”

Half the products now are loaded with so much fragrance to mask their smell that it practically knocks you off your feet!  Artificial fragrance, in my opinion, is one of the worst things-I can smell it a mile away.  Have you ever walked into someone’s house and the first thought was someone must have been cleaning because the scent is so intense?  I know I have.  That’s artificial fragrance at work.

Quaternary Ammonium Compounds, or “QUATS”- These are found in many disinfectant products.  They are meant to kill germs.  A lot of people think these are necessary for everyday use but they aren’t.  Unless you plan on doing something intense like a medical surgery, you don’t need these for everyday use.  They are lung and skin irritants, have shown to cause reproductive problems, and birth defects in mice. These also create superbugs which end up being resistant to other cleaning products and antibiotics.

Something to keep in mind.  The cleaning products are bioaccumulative in nature.  Since these are chemicals we use all the time, they build up over time.  That’s where the real danger comes in as long term affects are not something you want to be dealing with.  Isn’t it odd that the very products we use to clean our houses with end up causing us more harm than good in the long run?  It’s time to swap out the cleaning products and save yourself from toxic chemical exposure.

So I’ve compiled my complete natural cleaning product guide.  I’m sharing what I use and what works when it comes to natural products. Trust me, you won’t even miss your old stuff!

 

Natural Cleaning Products 

 

natural cleaning products

Love e-cloth natural microfiber cleaning cloths!

 

e-cloth-

I wanted to give a brief introduction about e-cloth before I continue sharing their products.  The basis of e-cloth is that it offers a chemical free cleaning experience using only water.  It does this through micro fiber technology, proprietary equipment, and manufacturing techniques.  *Also, with many companies on the market offering similar microfiber cloths and products, learn why I chose e-cloth here.

 

e-cloth Glass & Polishing Cloth– Kitchen/Windows/Mirrors

This cloth has been another winner from e-cloth.  One side is more grainy and perfect for getting rid of residue, while the other side is smooth for polishing.  Both sides remove 99% of bacteria just using water-I love it!  I just spray some water onto the stainless steel, then use the grainy side to remove any residue(make sure you go in the direction of your grain so you don’t scratch anything).  Then I would use the smooth side to polish.  It did clean my stainless steel well, but it didn’t leave it sparkling like I wanted.  I contacted e-cloth and asked what the solution might be to get the “sparkle” effect.

They recommended the Glass and Polishing Cloth.  So I got that, gave it a try, and bam-my stainless steel sparkled like new!  The best part is it not only works for shining up stainless steel, but also for cleaning windows and mirrors.  I would spray a little water onto my window or mirror and wipe away.  No streaky residue.  Are you hearing me people?!  There was absolutely no chemical used to clean my stainless steel, windows or mirrors!  Let’s just say I struck gold.  I also used the Stainless Steel Cloth to clean my granite counters, and my countertops never shined brighter.  I highly recommend these two products.  They tackle so many cleaning jobs with no chemicals.  Plus, no paper towel was wasted, just wash and re-use!  Get E-Cloth 2 Glass & Polishing Cloth.

 

Thieves Household Cleaner 

I’ve been loving this all purpose cleaner.  I use it for my countertops, floors, bathrooms, dusting- really anything!  I love that it not only gets things shiny but actually is disinfecting them as well.  It makes everything smell fresh and clean too.  You get a bottle of the concentrate and then make your spray.  It has lasted me so long!  I still have half the bottle left and I use it for everything.  I bought the bottle in February and it’s now May.  Check it out here!

 

natural cleaning products

FAVES: a DIY natural dish soap, to my favorite dishwasher detergent and silicone scrub brush.

 

 

Deep Clean Mop-

I’ve had this mop for over a year and a half and it’s been awesome.  I used to have a Shark steam mop.  It pushes out really hot steam that cleans your floors.  However, I learned that steam can actually get under your wood floors and get moldy.  I then was on the hunt for something else and found the Deep Clean Mop.

This mop uses a microfiber cloth to clean the floors.  It attached to the mop with velcro.  You just get the microfiber cloth wet and then it cleans your floors getting rid of 99% of the bacteria.  It is so easy to use!  I just throw it in the washer after use.  I also will spray some Branch Basics All Purpose Cleaner on the floor as I mop for added benefit.  My floors look clean and feel clean!  Get it here!

 

Ecover Naturally Derived Automatic Dishwasher Tablets

These really work and are clean!  They are fragrance free which I love and are so easy to use.  Just add one tab to the dishwasher and that’s it.  My dishes come out clean and streak free.  Plus, as I mentioned they’re super clean- chlorine free, dye free, phosphate free.  Made with plant-based mineral ingredients and biodegradable. Get the Ecover Naturally Derived Automatic Dishwasher Tablets!

 

Natural cleaning products

My favorite natural laundry stain remover and dryer balls instead of fabric sheets.

 

 

Simple Dish Soap Recipe from Live Simply Blog

This dish soap recipe is my fave!  It’s so easy to make-literally takes a minute, it’s so effective, and it’s toxin free!  Plus, you’re going to save a ton of money, since you’re not buying it pre-made.  The recipe uses Sal Suds from Dr. Bronner’s and love it.  I also use it for cleaning my floors sometimes when I want a little soap.  For the full dish soap recipe head to Live Simply’s Blog here! 

 

Branch Basics All In One Cleaning Kit-

I can’t recommend Branch Basics enough if you’re looking for an all in one cleaning kit to purchase to swap all your toxic cleaning products over to natural ones.  They make it so easy!  You buy this kit here and then you have one cleaning solution you use to make each bottle of cleaner.  You add water and the solution to make each cleaning solution.  From window cleaner, all purpose cleaner, laundry detergent, bathroom cleaner and even foaming hand soap.  Plus they also have a product called an Oxygen Boost.  This can be used to add a little extra grit to heavily soiled laundry, clean tile and grout, get out stains and add a little grit when cleaning bathrooms.  Once you’ve used up the solution you just order more solution instead of more bottles.  Saving on plastic and waste in the long run.  Check out Branch Basics here!

 

natural cleaning products

Natural laundry detergent is so important in reducing your overall toxic load.

 

 

Laundry Detergent-

A couple thoughts on natural laundry detergent.  I’ve found different water can effect how well a natural laundry detergent works.  Just keep that in mind.  Also, if you’re used to using conventional detergents that have so much fragrance in them it knocks you over, be warned that these will NOT be the same.  Your clothes might not even smell fresh to you for the first few times because you’re used to synthetic fragrances.

Synthetic fragrance is so strong and can mask a multitude of things.  But here’s the thing- it’s completely unnatural and you’re going to have to retrain yourself when it comes to what smells fresh and clean.  So don’t give up!  Give it time.  If you really want some more “smell” to your clothes.  Add some pure essential oil drops to some wools dryer balls and add them to your dryer.  I’m so used to not having synthetic fragrance around that I can smell it a mile away.   Just be aware and don’t throw in the towel.  You may just need to retrain your nose to what real scent is!  Check out my blog post on artificial fragrance and perfume here- it will make you realize you don’t want to be near synthetic fragrance in anyway.

 

ECOS OXO Brite-

I love using this for getting toilets white and removing stains from tile.  I mix a little with water to form a paste and add it on.  I leave it for a while and then come back and scrub it off.  I also add it to laundry loads to keep things extra fresh.  Works especially great for laundry that is extra soiled.  It’s my new favorite cleaning product!  It’s the natural alternative to Oxi Clean I tell people.  Get it here!

 

EcoNuts Liquid Laundry Detergent-

This is my newest laundry detergent find!  It uses soap nuts to clean your clothes.  Not related to a nut at all but a berry tree. Instead of leaving it in berry form they make a liquid that’s more concentrated.  I love that it’s in a pump form.  I just pump a few pumps into my washer and I’m good to go.  It gives my clothes a clean, fresh smell- even towels!  Plus, you can get it on Amazon.  Check it out here!  

 

Pure Natural Laundry Detergent-

This one is also great!  My clothes feel clean but don’t feel like they have a build up on them.  My hubs approved too!  Really good at getting rid of odors.  The company even recommends soaking clothes too for tough stains or smells. They also get their cleaning action from the soap berry.  This laundry detergent was actually created by a family that had children that were allergic to conventional detergents.  They created Pure as a solution!  It’s especially great for sensitive skin.  You can even find it on Amazon.  Get it here!

 

Greenshield Organic Laundry Detergent-

I love how easy this is to use.  It feels like a conventional detergent without all the questionable ingredients.  This also uses soap berries as the cleaning agent.  Great for sensitive skin.  They have a free and clear version, a lavender version, and even a baby version.  My clothes feel clean and fresh.  They also feel soft!  I want to try their other cleaning products too.  Get it here!

 

Buckaroo Organics Soapberry Suds Organic Laundry Detergent:

I love this detergent!  It really works and is completely natural-what more could you ask for?  I love the whole concept of using soap nuts.  For one they aren’t nuts, but are actually a berry from a tree, how much more natural can you get?!  They’re a sustainable resource and grown organically easily, they’re great for sensitive skin, and hypoallergenic.  Not to mention they’re 100% bio-degradeable, and completely safe for water systems.  If you’re not sold yet, they actually use less water than conventional detergent, are safe for front loading washers, and they cost less per load too.  They’re just a pretty amazing little berry!!  How does it actually clean your clothes?  It takes the saponin contained in the husk of the natural berry, and uses that to wash and get rid of dirt.  Yes, even my husband’s stinky workout clothes smell good!  My clothes smell fresh, not artificial and they are clean.  I’m addicted to this stuff and almost out- it really is some good stuff. Buy it here!

 

Thieves Laundry Detergent-

I’ve fallen hard for this laundry detergent!  It works so well.  I had my eye on it for a while and kept putting it off because of the price tag.  It retails for around $40 for 32 oz.  I knew that wouldn’t last me long.  But then my friend filled me in on a secret.  You actually dilute the formula into three 32 oz containers!  Which had me sold.  I can’t recommend this enough if you’ve been searching for a natural laundry detergent that gets your clothes smelling fresh and clean.  It gets all the grubby clothes, plus my hubs workout clothes smelling so good.  They use enzymes and the power of Thieves essential oil to clean the clothes.  Get it here! Also, I am not a sales rep for them but my friend Steph Duford is.  She introduced me to Young Living and so if you do buy it, please buy it from her!  Her # is 22470440.  Thank you!

 

Molly Sud’s-

I like Molly’s Suds but sometimes after a couple months I feel like I need to switch up my laundry detergent and use something else.  It feels like my clothes or towels are getting a residue.  It could just be me and the water where I live.  But just wanted to be honest about my thoughts.  I do think they’re great!  Nice to have a powder option especially for travel.  They even have a liquid now too!  I haven’t tried it but will update when I have.  Check it out here!

 

Molly Sud’s Oxygen Whitener-

I really love their Whitener!  It works well.  The key is to leave your items to soak for a bit.  The longer you can leave them soaking in the whitener the better from my experience.  This has removed yellow stains from white shirts in the underarm area.  It also has removed skincare stains from my white pillow case and freshened my white sheets.  Get it!  Check it out here! 

 

Puracy Laundry Stain Remover-

This is hands down the best stain remover I’ve ever found!  It works so well.  At the end of the day my kid’s clothes can look pretty gnarly.  This keeps them in tip top shape.  I spray it on, let it sit for an hour and then use some water to scrub and get the stain out.  As good as new!  If you don’t want to wait for the stain remover to set in, no problem.  I’ve often just sprayed it on and rubbed it in the stain.  It takes a little more elbow grease sometimes but comes out!  I’ve also used this on my carpet and it works great too.

I’ve had people ask me about the ingredients before because EWG doesn’t rate it as good.  Remember EWG is a computer system and can’t take into consideration all of the things.  This is something they missed.  Read it here.  Get the stain remover on Amazon here!

 

Wool Dryer Balls-

Say goodbye to fabric softener and fabric sheets.  Literally one of the worst things you can use in your house!  Filled with toxic chemicals that lead to depression, central nervous system disorder, headaches, dizziness and vomiting.  Check out Dr. Axe’s full article here on the dangers of fabric sheets and fabric softeners.  If you want your clothes to be static free and have a fresh smell, add some wool dryer balls to your dryer.  Add a few drops off essential oil to each wool dryer ball.  I like Branch Basics Wool Dryer Balls here!

 

Natural Scour Pads-

Scrub brushes and scour pads can really load up on germs quick.  Most people don’t change out their scrub brush or pad.  The germs and bacteria can build up over time, even parasites.  My friend Steph from @stephdufordlifestyle shared with me a tip that she does and I’ve been hooked ever since!  You buy a large pack of natural scour pads.  Then cut them up into 6 or 8 squares each.  Then just use one new square for each day and throw away the old one at the end of the day.  Then it’s not harboring bacteria but you’re also not going through a sponge a day.

She uses a new one for each meal even.  She has multiple allergies in her house so this is not only for sanitation but also safety purposes.  I don’t have any family allergies so I just use one square per day.  I get these Scotch Brite Natural Scour pads.  I buy them in a package from Amazon.  The scour pads are made from 50% agave plant and packaging is 100% recycled. I used to buy the Twist scour pads but I can’t seem to find them in bulk anymore.  So I’ve resorted to the Scotch Brite Natural Scour pads for now since they come in a pack of 12.  I don’t have to buy them for several months after. Get them here! 

 

Favorite Hand Soap: Kosmatology Foaming Hand Soap

I LOVE this hand soap!  Best organic, natural hand soap I’ve tried…hands down.  I’ve struggled with finding a hand soap.  It either wasn’t pure, or didn’t foam.  This baby does it all, and has the best ingredients.  Not to mention, it doesn’t dry out my hands!  Everyone needs this in your kitchen and bathroom…trust me.  They have them in several scents-they all smell good!   Buy it here!

 

natural cleaning products

Branch Basics makes it so easy to swap out your conventional products for natural ones.

 

Tips:

I’ve also picked up a few other natural cleaning product tips and some DIY’s if that’s our thing!

  • Cleaning Microfiber Cloths I get a separate set of microfiber cloths from Amazon in a pack of 12 or 15 just for cleaning the bathrooms and dusting. I get a different color so I have a set for the kitchen and for bathrooms.  Helps keep things more streamlined and then I’m not using the bathroom cloths for the kitchen.  Check out the cloths I get here!  
  • Bleach alternative- I found this recipe on the blog Live Simply.  Check out Kristin’s blog-it’s awesome!  She has so many great DIY recipes and they actually work.  This one is gold!  You just mix hydrogen peroxide, washing soda and hot water.  I can’t take any credit for it though.  I’ve just used it for everything and I’m here to say it works.  I typically soak my stuff overnight, not that you need too,  I just forget I’m soaking things sometimes…opps!  I’ve found it works best for things when done right away.  Don’t wait a month, and then decide you want to whiten something…know what  I mean?  I had these white tea towels that hadn’t ever been whitened, needless to say they were in bad shape.  However, they did turn out pretty white with a good soaking…but just get on the soaking asap just for good measure.
  • Use the same towels for cleaning each time so there is no need for paper towels.  I don’t buy paper towels. However, sometimes there are seasons where my hubs pleads with me to buy some.  Usually it’s when we have a baby.  Sometimes convenience wins out.  I buy Seventh Generation’s recycled paper towels and only allow 1 roll per week.  We actually make it longer than a week most of the time.  Typically we use these reusable microfiber cloths from Amazon here!  Really good deal for a pack of them.
  • Here’s a recipe for liquid dish soap I like from the blog Mommypotamus, she really knows her stuff and this one is tried and true, and not full of the nasties.
  • Here’s a recipe for dishwasher detergent from the blog Pins and Procrastinations.  I’ve tried a ton of these recipes, and this one has seemed to work the best as far a DIY version.

 

Ok, that’s a wrap for my natural cleaning product faves!  I want to hear from you guys!  What do you use?  Leave me a comment!

 

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Natural Cleaning Products

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Q&A- Natural Living + Natural Beauty

Q&A- Natural Living + Natural Beauty

Sharing a Q&A- natural living + natural beauty video with you today!  I asked you to submit questions to me on Instagram and then I answered them in my newest video.  I’m answering them in the video.  I didn’t get to all the questions but I did try and answer as many as I could.  If you liked this type of video let me know I can create more for you!

 

Check out the Q&A here!

 

I’m answering the questions for you below-

What is one product or thing that has made the biggest difference in your skin or do you attribute to good skin?

What’s your fave clothing brand?

What’s the best/least toxic way to remove bikini line hair without getting irritated?

Why videos? I love your content but have a hard time watching videos.

What cassava tortilla recipe do you use?  

Do I prefer a sunscreen foundation in one or prefer to have them separate?

Do I wear an SPF everyday?

Best way to keep your eyelashes curled after putting on mascara?

Can you do a hair tutorial?

How do you feel about essential oils?

What would you recommend for a gradual tanning lotion or serum?

Can you talk about the kitchen cookware and utensils you use?

Can you explain the importance of collagen and how to use it?

What do you use as a makeup remover? 

 

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Sharing all the answers to your questions in my newest video.

Best Natural Beauty And Clean Living Brands

Best Natural Beauty And Clean Living Brands

Sharing some of the best natural beauty and clean living brands with you in this blog post.  I really wanted to do something tangible to support some of my favorite natural beauty and living brands.  These brands are all small businesses run by real people trying to make a difference in this world when it comes to natural living.  I wanted to also help my readers in this time as well.  Together we are so much stronger.  This is a phrase I keep thinking on.  It’s not about just helping my family but helping those around me in some way.  One way I know how is to keep supporting the small businesses I’ve come to love over the years.  I know it helps you my audience when you are offered a coupon code when purchasing.  

That’s where this post came to be.  I’m sharing some of the best natural beauty and clean living brands with you and they all have a special offer for you!  How cool is it to be able to support a brand that really is trying to make a positive difference in this world while also getting some sort of kick back for yourself- it’s the best of both worlds!

My hope is that this post will brighten your day a little and remind you that we are all in this together.  We can do hard things and can overcome them- together.  I can’t thank these brands enough for all they do to create and innovate clean products.  They are creating a better future for us all.  I also can’t thank you enough for your support- means the world.  

I hope you can find some products among these brands that you need, or maybe that you’ve been wanting to try.  I know your support is so appreciated.  

Now let’s dive in to the best natural beauty and clean living brands!

 

Maya Chia Review

Maya Chia makes natural skincare products that give results!

 

Maya Chia

This natural beauty skincare line has it all!  The all star ingredient in Maya Chia is the supercritical chia oil.  Not only is chia oil heralded for it’s fast absorbing ability, but also for it’s antioxidants, minerals, and omega’s- a skin’s dream team!  You can say bye to fine lines and wrinkles.  Plus, it has clinically been proven to increase hydration. Check out my full review on Maya Chia I did to learn about how they extract the chia oil!  

Some of my favorites from them are:

*Use Coupon Code: GGG15 for 15% off!  Shop here!

 

Natural Beauty products

Aillea carries all the “It” brands when it comes to natural beauty!

 

Aillea 

This online natural beauty store has everything!  All the “it” natural beauty brands.  I love being able to get body products and facial products there.  It makes shopping for natural beauty that much easier when you can get all the products in one place.  Some of my favorite brands like Josh Rosebrook, Ilia Beauty, Alpyn Beauty, and Kosas are there.

Some of my favorites from them are:

*Use Coupon Code: GGG15% for 15% off!  Shop here!

 

aluminum free deodorant

Primally Pure is the best aluminum free deodorant I’ve found in natural beauty!

 

Primally Pure

I couldn’t leave out one of my favorite products in clean beauty out of the best natural beauty and clean living brands blog post.  One of my favorite natural deodorants in clean beauty!  My hubs loves it too.  I just stocked up last week and placed an order.  He loves the Charcoal and I love the Blue Tansy scent.  I also love their simple approach to skincare, from their body butters, to body oils and their baby products.  I love how this company was started by a woman who wanted to know exactly what was in her products, just like what was in her food.  Check out my full review on Primally Pure here!

Some of my favorites from them are:

*Use Coupon Code: GURLGONEGREEN for 10% off!  Shop here!

 

Leahlani Skincare Review

To have used a Leahlani product is to love it!

 

Leahlani Skincare

One of the first natural skincare lines I used in clean beauty that stopped me in my tracks.  As they say, the proof is in the pudding and Leahlani Skincare delivers just that.  Started by Leah, who had her own skin issues and found a way to heal her skin and countless others.  She lives in Kaui, HI where she creates all her formulations.  I guess you could say you get a little aloha with every product!  Check out my full review on Leahlani Skincare here!

Some of my favorites from them are:

*Use Coupon Code: GURLGONEGREEN for any orders over $130 get a Serum Duo($56 value) for free!  Shop here!

 

Live Botanical Review

Sharing some of my new favorites from Live Botanical.

 

Live Botanical

I first discovered Live Botanical at IBE Dallas.  I had the pleasure of meeting the maker and founder Carolyn.  It was so great to connect and hear her enthusiasm for herbs.  Sometimes people merely create a line but I could instantly tell this was Carolyn’s passion.  Although she is an herbalist, much of how Carolyn sees skincare is based on her 15+ years in the technology field as an analyst.  It’s always so fascinating to see how people get their start in skincare. Check out my full review on Live Botanical Skincare!

Some of my favorites from them are:

*Use Coupon Code: GURLGONEGREEN for 20% off!  Shop here!

 

Osmia Organics Bar Soap Review

One product that can be found on Beauty Heroe’s Essential page is this luxe bar soap by Osmia Organics.

 

Beauty Heroes

Beauty Heroes was founded by Jeannie Jarnot.  A longtime spa director herself and healthy beauty expert.  I had the pleasure of meeting Jeannie last year at IBE, and she is truly one of the sweetest people.  Beauty Heroes is a monthly beauty service that selects only the best clean beauty brands.  Each month you can find one to two full size truly heroic products in each box.  The products typically range from skincare to haircare products.  However, every 3 months Beauty Heroes offers a makeup box as well that’s optional for members or non-members.  I absolutely love their “Use Less, Love More” philosophy.  By only getting one or two products, you allow yourself to truly experience them.  Of course you can trust their picks, as they are strict on their integrity standards.  What’s not to love about this whole concept?  As a Beauty Heroes Ambassador, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of such a movement. Check out past review of Beauty Heroes Boxes here! 

*Use Coupon Code: ESSENTIALS to shop a special Essentials Collection where you can get special member pricing on all the products on the page.  That’s a 15% savings!  Shop here!

 

Kosmatology Review

This hand soap takes the cake when it comes to getting your hands squeaky clean without the chemicals!

 

Kosmatology

Kosmatology’s founder is Janis, a pharmacist who had a daughter with eczema.  As a pharmacist, she knew the steroid cream prescribed for her daughter had side effects, and she wasn’t comfortable living with that.  As a result, she started experimenting with different oil combinations, and it wasn’t long before people were asking her to make products for their families.  How cool is that?!  One thing I love about Kosmatology is their commitment to organic, pure ingredients.  There’s no fluff or toxins in these products.  Also, there is something for the whole family.  From bug repellant, to hand sanitizer, even face wash, they are your one stop shop.  Check out my full review on Kosmatology here! 

Some of my favorites from them are:

*Use Coupon Code: GURLGONEGREEN to save 15%.  Shop here!

 

OSEA review

OSEA not only has clean ingredients but effective products!

 

OSEA

If you’re not familiar with OSEA allow me to fill you in on this natural skincare line.  This brand is truly unique.  I was so intrigued by the founder Jenefer’s story of how she started it.  She was inspired by her grandmother who credits the ocean to healing her.  She had been on bedrest after a severe leg injury.  Her grandmother recalls having a dream about the sea and the next day went for a swim.  A few weeks later her grandmother was healed!  Jenefer went to her roots when creating OSEA.  From what she learned from her grandmother of the healing properties of the ocean and her knowledge, she chose seaweed as the base of her skincare line.  Seaweed contains powerful minerals and ingredients to help restore and nourish the skin.  Check out my full OSEA review here!

Some of my favorites from them are:

*Use Coupon Code: gurlgonegreen2020 for free travel size of choice with any purchase of $40 or more(must add travel item to cart).

 

SOL Organics down comforter review

SOL Organics down comforter takes sleeping to the next level.

 

SOL Organics

This is you’re one stop shop when it comes to organic bedding!  They offer luxury organic sheets, duvets, covers and more.  They are giving you a generous discount to shop all of their products! Check out my SOL Organic’s Review here!

Some of my favorites from them are:

*Use Coupon Code: GGG30 for 30% off!  Shop here!

 

organic pillow review

White Lotus home carries so many options when it comes to organic pillows and beds.

 

White Lotus Home

This organic mattress and pillow store has everything to get your bedroom detoxed in no time.  We have loved our mattress for my girls from them and our pillows.  I love how much selection they have!  Check out my full White Lotus Home review here!

Some of my favorites from them are:

*Use Coupon Code: GGG20 for 20% off and for any order $100 or more.  They will also be giving away free masks in every order that uses my code!  Shop here!  

 

Purity Coffee Review

Once you drink a cup of Purity coffee you’ll never want to go back!

 

Purity Coffee

If you’ve followed me for a hot minute then you know I can’t stop talking about Purity Coffee.  This coffee is the best when it comes to pure standards.  It’s organic, mold and mycotoxin free, and full of flavor.  It’s the next level when it comes to organic coffee!  My hubs and I can’t get enough.  I just bought a 5lb bag- we’re obsessed! 

Some of my favorites from them are:

  • Dark Roast
  • Decaf Coffee- I drink decaf and I love how rich and full bodied the coffee tastes even though it’s decaf. 

*Use Coupon Code: gurlgonegreen for 10% off.  Shop here!

 

Beautycounter Countertime Cleansing Oil

When you purchase a cleanser yourself for the second time as a beauty blogger, you know that it’s good!

 

Beautycounter

Beautycounter is doing something they’ve never done before!  They are offering 20% off for anyone who has not placed an order with them before- talk about awesome!  I’ve never seen that much of a discount.  If you’ve been on the fence and wanting to try something new- I highly recommend you snag some of their products up while the sale is happening.  It’s good on everything except Counterstart and Countermatch Foaming Cleanser and anything else that is already on sale.  So that means some of my faves like Countertime and Flawless in Five are 20% off!!  Check out my Beautycounter Review here!

Some of my favorites from them are:

*Head to their site here to shop and enter your email address to get the 20% off coupon!

 

See any brands you love? Did you enjoy reading about some of the best natural beauty and clean living brands? 

 

 

Favorite Natural Brands

Sharing some of my favorite natural beauty and living brands on the blog.

Wellness During COVID-19

Wellness During COVID-19

In today’s video I’m sharing what wellness during COVID-19 looks like for me.  From what supplements I’m taking to how I’m supporting my body with nourishing foods and how I’m sticking to my routine.  It’s so important during this time to make sure we are taking care of ourselves in every way.  Our bodies crave all the good foods and getting movement in.  Whether that’s through playing with our kids, going on a walk, or doing a workout at home.  Moving our body is not only critical for our bodies but also our overall health- especially our mind.  Our minds might being feeling anxious, or stressed, and it’s important to release that energy.  Working out is a great way to get those endorphins going and take back our minds.  Movement isn’t the only thing to consider during this time.  Supplements are another great way to make sure our bodies are getting all the right nutrients.  I’m sharing what I’m taking to support my overall immune system and some other foods I’ve been purposely eating more of during this time.  I hope my wellness during the COVID-19 recap helps you know what to support your immune system and overall body with right now.

 

Watch the full Wellness During COVID-19 video here!

 

Also, if you liked this video check out past videos below:

 

 

 

What supplements are you taking during COVID-19?

 

 

Supplements for COVID-19

Sharing all my tips for keeping your immune system in tip top shape during the Coronavirus.