Updated list of safer beauty brands (printable)

Updated list of safer beauty brands (printable)

Hello! This is probably the fourth update to my original list of recommended beauty brands, and I have to say, I am really pleased with this version.  I’ve really been studying up, researching, and soaking in all of the information that my mommy brain can handle in order to make this list as useful as possible. You may (or may not) notice that some of the brands that originally appeared on the list have now been removed.  That’s because, as I have learned more and more about green washing, I have grown pickier about the brands...

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Natural family-friendly cleaning methods & products

Natural family-friendly cleaning methods & products

For years, I thought that the smell of bleach and other harsh cleansers equaled cleanliness. Today I prefer more natural methods to clean, and now my house doesn’t feel clean to me unless it smells like lemons, oranges, or honeysuckle (as you’ll understand when I discuss my favorite store bought cleaning products). There are absolutely times when I need something that is very powerful, but I always try a natural option first before trying something stronger.  Most of the time, the non-toxic option does the job. As far as what I...

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Updated list of safer beauty brands & where to shop for them

Updated list of safer beauty brands & where to shop for them

Please see this post from October 2015 for an updated list! Back in November, I promised frequent updates to my list of non-toxic beauty brands, and that is what I am delivering today. The new (and improved!) list is still available as a free PDF (see the link below), but now it also includes links to each company’s official website and several nail polish brands as well. I hope that you like the changes and find the document to be a helpful tool.   Download a printable version of the list here.   While you can obviously shop...

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Safer nail polishes you need to try

Safer nail polishes you need to try

Even though I made the switch to more natural beauty, hair, and personal care products pretty easily, I really dragged my feet when it came to using less toxic nail polishes.  The colors in my collection were just too pretty to give up! That being said, I went through a long stretch of not painting my nails at all, and my nail polish collection became more of a museum display.  Eventually, I realized that I wasn’t avoiding home manis and pedis because I didn’t have the time to do them.  OK, lack of time was sort of an issue, but...

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Non-Toxic Makeup, Skin Care, & Hair Care Products (Printable)

Non-Toxic Makeup, Skin Care, & Hair Care Products (Printable)

Please see this post from October 2015 for an updated list! Almost two years ago, I posted a printable list of nontoxic beauty brands, and I thought that a little update was long overdue. You’ll notice that I omitted the pricing and stores from the new list.  Many of the brands have an extremely wide range in pricing due to the fact that they offer anything from chapstick to large gift sets, so it is difficult to really provide an accurate price point.  In addition, because all of these brands are available through online retailers, I...

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Printable list of non-toxic beauty brands

Printable list of non-toxic beauty brands

Please see this post from October 2015 for an updated list! Back in September, I posted a list of non-toxic beauty brands for you to try.  Since then, I’ve discovered lots of new companies that make amazing products, so I updated the list. I guess that means I’ve also done a lot of shopping. 😉 This new (and improved) list includes a column with ratings from the EWG Cosmetics database.  You’ll notice that most of the brand’s ratings have a range which means that some of the products are non-toxic- but not...

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