This post contains a list of my favorite personal care products. I cover everything from deodorant to shampoo, toothpaste to makeup.
I'll be the first to admit, I'm not much into skincare; and I don't have a huge collection of personal care products in terms of beauty products and makeup.
It's just never been something that interests or concerns me. And thankfully I've always had pretty clear skin, which I give credit to my diet and lifestyle.
That being said, I DO care about the ingredients in the few products that I actually use use! I've had a lot of trial and error with natural products. But, like most things, you just have to keep trying until you find what you like.
Today I'm going to share my favorite personal care products; meaning skin products, shampoos and conditioner, toothpaste and makeup. These are all products I use weekly, if not daily and have purchased time and time again because I love them so much! So here we go...
Organic Face Wash
My favorite face wash is Be Well Company's Facial Cleansing Oil. I use their tea tree cleansing oil every night and find that it helps keep blemishes at bay, nourishes my dry skin and keeps my face feeling clean.
This cleansing oil is perfect for all skin types and works well for removing makeup and nourishing your skin. Some of it's many benefits include:
- removes dirt and impurities from pores
- firms skin
- contains nourishing fatty acids
- enhances elasticity
- strengthens capillaries
- prevents wrinkles
- naturally anti-bacterial
I tend to have very dry skin and I love how hydrating this cleansing oil is. It makes my face feel silky smooth! Many brands load their products with chemicals that strip away your skin's natural oils, thus interrupting your natural pH balance. But oil cleansing balances your skin naturally and leaves it clean, soft and smooth.
You can purchase this cleansing facial oil from the Be Well Company website. Use my Be Well Company discount code: RABBIT for 10% off your purchase.
I'm not one to use a lot of eye shadow, and I tend to lean towards neutral colors. So, this EWG verified eye shadow from Mineral Fusion is perfect! It's just as great as any conventional eye shadow I've used. BUT, it has ingredients that are actually healthy and non-toxic.
Mineral Fusion's products are not cheap, but it's common to pay more for high quality. Plus, if you're like me you don't use much each day, making the cost totally worth it. I use this eye shadow nearly every day and have barely made a dent in it after 2 months of use.
Mineral Fusion has a variety of color palettes available to choose from. All with a great EWG rating.
Be Well Company's The Best Deodorant is by far the best natural, non-toxic deodorant I have tried. I mean, the name says it all...BEST DEODORANT! It is long-lasting, doesn't irritate my skin, and actually keeps the stink away.
To use, I simply put two sprays of this organic deodorant under my arms before the gym and it lasts through my workout. It has a light rose-water scent that I only notice when I first spray it and it doesn't bother my sensitive sense of smell in the least.
Each bottle contains approximately 420 sprays, meaning it will last well up to 3.5 months and making the price absolutely worth it! (I've had my first bottle for about 3 months now and I should get another 2-3 weeks use out of it.) You can purchase this deodorant with my Be Well Company coupon code: RABBIT for 10% off your purchase.
I was skeptical before trying the Wellnesse smoothing shampoo, as I have had a hard time finding healthier shampoo options that work with my hair. My hair is pretty wavy (almost curly in the back) and I have a fairly oily scalp. It's a struggle to go more than a day without washing my hair because it gets so greasy.
But this Wellnesse shampoo works wonders! Not only does it seem to actually clean my hair and remove the excess oils, but it keeps my hair silky and smooth. Plus, it smells good!
I haven't noticed any buildup near my scalp from using the shampoo. And I'm able to go a couple days in between hair washing. Overall, I am greatly pleased with the Wellnesse shampoo and plan on rotating it with some other natural ones I like.
Just like all of the Wellnesse products, the shampoo is non-toxic and made without harsh chemicals. It uses shea butter and coconut oil to nourish the scalp, reduce oil build up and breakage, and to shield hair from heat damage.
For a discount on any Wellnesse purchase, use my coupon code BAKEITPALEO.
I try my hardest not to wash my hair every day. Which, can be tough since I workout most days of the week and tend to have a more oily scalp. However, since using Primally Pure's dry shampoo, I can go longer between hair washes.
Primally Pure offers two different types of dry shampoo - one for those with a lighter hair color and one for dark hair. Both of these products contain kaolin clay and organic arrowroot powder to absorb moisture, while adding texture and volume. In addition, these dry shampoos contain essential oils with beneficial properties:
- grapefruit - natural cleansing properties
- lavender - soothes the scalp
- peppermint - stimulates hair growth
Wellnesse Toothpaste uses non-toxic ingredients that are good for your teeth and oral microbiome. I've been using their whitening toothpaste for months and love the flavor and texture. It is not gritty like some natural toothpastes I have tried. I also feel that it actually cleans my teeth, which is not always the case with healthier toothpaste options.
Wellnesse toothpaste is fluoride free and instead uses hydroxyapatite, a naturally occurring mineral that remineralizes tooth enamel to strengthen it. This is a well researched, naturally occurring mineral that is much safer than fluoride and does a better job of supporting tooth health.
The toothpaste is also infused with neem oil, which fights bacteria, green tea, which fights bad breath, and aloe vera, which soothes your gums.
Lastly, Wellnesse toothpaste is glycerin free! Glycerin is a sweet, colorless liquid and some research says it can coat teeth and prevent them from benefitting from the minerals in saliva.
I didn't like lip balm (or anything on my lips) for the longest time. The issue I always had was that using lip balms always left me feeling greasy. Sometimes my face would even feel puffy after using certain lip products. Furthermore, some products actually left my lips drier than before!
But finally, I found a couple lip balms that have excellent ingredients AND my skin loves! Nothing toxic or inflammatory.
Primally Pure offers 5 different lip balm "flavors" made from: organic beeswax, organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic cocoa butter, tallow from grass-fed cows, shea butter and essential oils. Their products deeply moisturize and heal chapped lips.
The other lip balm I love is from Be Well Company. If you're interested in a healthy, hydrating vegan lip balm then this is the one to choose! It's made with organic mango butter, organic beeswax, organic hemp oil, organic pomegranate oil, organic castor oil, organic vitamin E, organic rose petal powder, organic peppermint oil.
For any Primally Pure purchase, be sure to use my discount code: BAKEITPALEO.
For any Be Well Company Purchase, use the discount code RABBIT.
I have a couple different lotions that I love. The first is Be Well Company's calming butter. It is unscented, simple, hydrating and perfect for moisturizing small areas.
This calming butter is organic, vegan and made with simple ingredients. Those being, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Beeswax, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Mango Butter.
This lotion is thick and unscented - perfect for using on your hands, face or small patches of skin. I also use it as a makeup remover under my eyes.
The other lotion I love is from Primally Pure. Their body butters have a light scent and are super thick, but also very hydrating.
This Primally Pure body body comes in three different scents:
- Citrus + Mint
- Almond + Vanilla
- Eucalyptus + Lavender
My favorite is the Citrus + Mint Body Butter. It has a light, refreshing smell from the organic citrus and peppermint essential oils.
Primally Pure makes their body butter with tallow from grass-fed cows. This is rich in Vitamins A, D, E and K, and has anti-inflammatory properties. Their body butter is thick and deeply moisturizes the skin without leaving it oily.
Gua Sha Stone and Ridged Roller
Facial Gua Sha is an ancient healing technique that rejuvenates the skin through light pulling + lifting massage motions using a smooth gemstone tool.
Ridged Facial Rollers create healthy skin by stimulating lymphatic drainage, detoxifying skin tissue and boosting blood flow.
I love alternating between both the gua sha stone and ridged roller from Primally Pure. I feel like they help minimize fine lines and wrinkles, keeping my skin firm and smooth. I also enjoy using them as a way to relax before bed, as they help remove tension and relax muscles.
This Badger Clear Zinc Sunscreen is the best natural sunscreen and my entire family uses it. I've purchased Badger sunscreen since my first child was born. Before that, I didn't think much of what I was putting on my skin. But, babies have such delicate skin and having my own child prompted me to make this purchase. I haven't looked back since and continue to buy a new bottle each year for the whole family to use.
This sunscreen is fragrance-free, water resistant up to 80 minutes and doesn't leave behind any white residue (so long as you take the time to rub it in).
What are some of your favorite skin care products/brands? Do you have a hard time finding healthy personal care products that work?