I have spent the last 8 years researching and trying out products that are healthier alternatives to things we use every day.
Once I learned what was in many of the products that I was using day after day, I wanted to do better.
This is my passion. Sharing what has (and hasn’t) worked for me over the years. I will only share products that I have used and love here. Occasionally I may recommend something that I have yet to try, but that has great ratings on Amazon or that my friends are raving about. But I will always be transparent. Think of me as one of your best girlfriends, sharing all the good stuff because I want the best for you too.
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I will keep updating this page as I try out new products. Check back.
Here are my Go-to Cosmetics Lines:
Products are rated 0-7 on EWG, most are rated 1.
Here are my favorites:
Liquid Minerals Foundation-this has great coverage and looks very natural.
Pure Gloss Lip Gloss-Love this. My favorite shade is raspberry.
Eye Pencil-these go on really smooth.
In Touch Cream Blush-this is a great creamy blush that you can just swipe on and go.
Products are rated 0-2 on EWG with several of them being EWG verified. Beautycounter is a cosmetics company that is dedicated to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what is legally required in the US. They prohibit the use of over 1,500 harmful or questionable ingredients in their products. They are committed to increasing regulation in the personal care industry. What I love is that none of their products contain any of the ingredients in the what to avoid section. You can shop here knowing that all of their products are safe!!! I love everything I have tried. Watch my Facebook live or Youtube videos to see some of my favorites.
Many of their products are EWG verified.
Skin Care Lines
Annmarie Gianni-rated 0-2 on EWG. I LOVE everything I have tried from this line. Two health bloggers started this line after followers kept asking them what skin care products they use. When they checked the ingredients on products they were using, they were a bit embarrassed. After trial and error, they couldn’t find anything on the market that was organic enough, disclosed all their ingredients and actually worked. So, they decided to make their own. And it’s amazing.
Beautycounter– Rated 0-2 on EWG, some products are also EWG verified. SEE ABOVE.
Beautycounter Cleansing Balm-my #1 if I could only pick one product, this would be it! It’s a cleanser, eye makeup remover, moisturizer and overnight mask.
Body lotions and oils
Andalou naturals Body Lotion-rated 2 on EWG. They have several scents that all smell amazing. This is a light all-over moisturizer and absorbs well. I have these in my bathrooms.
Beautycounter Citrus Mimosa Body Butter-This is a thicker, luxurious lotion. This is my favorite for after my shower or bath when I really want to be well moisturized.
Vintage Tradition Body Balm-I LOVE this little jar. It is my favorite for really dry hands. You can also use it on your face, lips, feet, and body. It rubs in really well. The ingredients are really clean.
100% Organic Argan oil from Trader Joe’s
California Baby Calendula Cream-rated 1 by EWG. This is a great one to have in your purse. It can also be used for rashes or mild skin irritations.
Badger Sunscreens, rated 1 on EWG. I have tried many varieties in this line and they work well. They use non-nano zinc oxide, are biodegradable, and have the shortest ingredient list of all these sunscreens. They come in lotions and sticks. They are a little white and take some rubbing in, but have super clean ingredients.
Beautycounter sunscreens, rated 1 on EWG. I LOVE their face stick. My kids put it on themselves and it’s not white and streaky. They also have a body stick and a lotion. The lotion rubs in really easily.
Goddess garden– The lotion based sunscreens are rated 1 on EWG and the spray based sunscreens are rated 3. Another option for a more natural spray sunscreen. I have tried one of their lotion sunscreens and it worked well and rubbed in easily. It also had a pleasant smell. They also have face sticks. They are non-nano and biodegradable.
Orawellness HealThy Mouth Blend-This is a blend of organic essential oils that is great as a mouthwash, also a few drops on your brush kills bad breath. We use this in addition to our toothpaste, anytime we need to freshen our breath.
Orawellness Shine tooth powder– this is great for re-mineralizing teeth, to reduce sensitivity and to whiten teeth naturally.
My Magic Mud whitening toothpaste-I have noticed that my teeth are whiter when I use this! I noticed that my breath did not feel fresh in the morning when I used this, so I first brush my teeth with one of the above toothpastes, then use this for whitening.
Jason Kids Only Toothpaste-this is my kids favorite.
Road Trip Food
Chomp’s Grass Fed Beef Sticks (I get mine at Trader Joe’s)
Simple Mills almond flour crackers– great ingredients and they are SO good!