Good morning lovelies! Currently fighting the beginnings of a cold. Ugh! So I’m laying low. I was thinking about how overwhelming the switch from conventional products to non toxic can be. At least I felt very overwhelmed at first. One of the reasons I started Green Glam Girl was to make that journey for someone else less stressful. I put together a list of 7 easy to find green beauty products that replace conventional ones. The best part of this list is that you can find them all at your local grocery stores. Because lets get real girls, sometimes we need it now and don’t have time to wait for the postman to deliver. No online shopping necessary!
Most conventional toothpastes contain ingredients like carrageenan and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). If you have any issues with skin like perioral dermatitis, SLS is a no go. Try Dr. Bronner’s All-One Toothpaste. You can usually find in your local Whole Foods Market, a neighborhood natural health store and online at Target. A few times I even found Dr. Bronner’s at T.J. Maxx. If you want to try another green toothpaste that you can find at Whole Foods, Auromere Herbal has great ingredients. Affordable and great non toxic toothpaste.
When I first started out on this journey my go to hair care products were ACURE. The price was amazing! One of the great things about this brand is that you can now find them at Target and of course Whole Foods. Another brand that one of my favorite bloggers, This Organic Girl likes is Andalou Naturals. This is going on my must-try list when I’m back to Whole Foods, they are on sale to boot! 2 for $10!
3. BODY LOTION
This one I have a few favorites that I like. My newest favorite that you can find at Whole Foods and Target is Weleda Skin Food. Wow! Perfect for this changing weather. I keep one on my night stand and a mini in my purse. Another one I love is Cocokind Organic Body Butter. Made with only 4 ingredients. It’s $14 and will last you a long time. I think I’m on my 3rd jar. You can find Cocokind at your local Whole Foods Market.
Now this one is a toughy! My hubs and I have gone through a few natural deodorants in the past years. This was the first ever product that we changed over. Remember the panic years ago about aluminum in the deodorant?? Well we quit the conventional stuff. The only thing on the market that you could find back then was Tom’s of Maine and maybe some crystal stuff. But performance wasn’t happening. So for a while my husband gave up and went back to conventional.
The deodorant that seemed to work and didn’t break the bank was Schmidts! Then they sold their company to Unilever which brought on different emotions from some in the green community. The upside of Schmidts being sold to Unilever is that it is accessible to all. Personally, as long as they don’t change the ingredients I will continue to use. It doesn’t break the bank at all and can be found at stores like Target and Whole Foods. Again I even found it at T.J. Maxx.
5. BODY WASH
I had a hard time finding one in the grocery isle that I liked and that had clean ingredients. For the exception of Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap. They are in so many different scents including unscented. By scents I mean essential oils! There are many different uses as you probably already know. My favorite one to use in the shower is the peppermint. Great for decongesting a stuffy nose too. All you need is a squirt or two. You can find Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap in Target, Whole Foods and again even T.J. Maxx.
6. FACE TREATMENT
Yes it is possible to find good clean and affordable skincare at the grocery store. If you haven’t tried Cocokind, you need to get on board. Not only is it so affordable but it preforms. Such a great brand for all skin types especially sensitive skin. My favorite products that I use regularly are the Rosewater Facial Toner, the Raspberry Vinegar Toner and the Chlorophyll Mask (I love this mask). Their other products which I’ve tried are the Sea Moss Exfoliator (super gentle), Facial Cleansing Oil (great taking off makeup), Turmeric Stick (spot treatment) and the myMatcha All-Over Stick. Guess what?!?!? You can find the whole skincare line at your local Whole Foods Market.
7. LIP BALM
Ok so its taken a lot of work but I think I may have broken my husbands habit of Burts Bees. LOL! I get it, before Green Beauty I grabbed lip balm from CVS or wherever was convenient. Behold!!! You can find a non toxic and fabulous lip balm at CVS, Walgreens and Whole Foods. MORACCAN MAGIC! WOOHOO!
So the next time you are at the store for milk and eggs and you realize you need shampoo or toothpaste, don’t panic! You don’t have to settle for conventional in a pinch. Grab one of these green finds! Let me know what you have found in the grocery isle that is non toxic and green! We learn from each other.