How many skin care products do you use each day? Many women use: body wash, facial cleanser, facial moisturizer, body moisturizer, sunscreen, foundation, blush, powder, mascara, makeup remover, facial masks and scrubs, and perfumes. 

Do you know how many chemicals the average woman puts on her body? The average woman puts 515 synthetic chemicals on her body every single day without even knowing. And 60 percent of what we put onto our skin is absorbed into our bodies (Huffington Post).

That is a whole lot of chemicals that we are absorbing into our bodies every single day. (And that’s just the chemicals that we put on our skin!) According to the Environmental Working Group, personal care products are manufactured with 10,500 unique chemical ingredients, some of which are known or suspected carcinogens, toxic to the reproductive system or known to disrupt the endocrine system. I think that we can all agree that we’d rather not bathe in 10,500 chemicals. Yet we willingly slather ourselves in these chemicals.

You don’t need to toss out every product in your house all at once (but you can, if you’re in to it!). Each time you finish a skin care product, replace it with a non-toxic option.

Reduce your toxic load and replace your skin care products. I’ve curated a list of my favorite non-toxic products and resources for you to get started.

Resources

Skin Cleanse: The Simple, All-Natural Program for Clear, Calm, Happy Skin

Just the Essentials: How Essential Oils Can Heal Your Skin, Improve Your Health, and Detox Your Life

EWG’s Top Tips for Safer Products

Clean skin care companies

Good Medicine Beauty Lab (use code spirited at checkout to save 10%)

Credo Beauty

Follain

Skin Owl

doTERRA essential oils

Featured skin care products

Tomato Beauty Bar

Maqui Berry Drops

Honey Bee Mask

Epoch Perfume

Body Cream

Sunscreen

Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap (I use this as a body wash)

DIY Recipes

Clarifying Toner

Body Wash (order your oils here)

Dry Shampoo (order your oils here)