Recently, I’ve been slowly making the switch to clean, cruelty free, hygiene products in my bathroom! During the pandemic, I’ve had lots of time to think about what I am putting in and on my body, as well as what brands I am supporting.
Common chemicals that are found in household hygiene products such as parabens and phthalates have been known to agitate the hormonal system. Additionally, they are prone to causing health and reproductive issues. Why should we voluntarily be putting these chemicals into our body when we don’t have to anymore?
Many contemporary brands are stepping up and choosing not to fall into the trap of using these harmful chemicals in their products. After doing lots of research and testing out products, I have found a few brands that I am obsessed with! All of these brands are vegan, cruelty free, paraben free and more!
I didn’t know how badly I needed to switch to a natural toothpaste until I took the plunge! Using Hello Products has completely transformed how I brush my teeth. Each ingredient is listed on the tube with an explanation of what it is doing to your teeth. For example, the Tea Tree Oil cleans and freshens breath! This feature is so cool because it makes the ingredients look less daunting and ensures me that each ingredient is safe and effective.
I have been using whitening toothpastes for years. I can honestly say that I have seen more of a difference in using Hello toothpaste for 2 weeks than I have in years with other leading whitening toothpastes such as Crest and Colgate. This toothpaste has no fluoride, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, dyes, SLS/sulfates, parabens or triclosan! To add, it is vegan, never tested on animals and their toothpaste tubes are bpa free and contain no phthalates! Can it get better than this? There are a wide variety of toothpastes that suit your specific goals, so there is a product for everyone. You have to try this toothpaste out!
Here is yet another favorite from Hello AND I am happily here to report that they have changed the mouthwash game for good! Honestly, I have stopped using main-stream mouthwash for a while now because I hate how it burns the crap out of my mouth…not to mention that the freshness never lasts more than 5 minutes. Hello Naturally Healthy Mouthwash has been everything that I’ve always wanted a mouthwash to be.
It doesn’t burn, it keep my breath fresh FOR HOURS and it tastes amazing. To make this even better, this mouthwash contains no alcohol, dyes, artificial sweeteners, flavors or SLS/sulfates and is vegan and cruelty free! You will feel more confident than ever integrating this mouthwash into your routine…thank me later!
As an avid exerciser, just the sound of a “natural” deodorant used to scare the crap out of me…until I discovered Native products. Staying fresh and smelling the best that I can during a workout and throughout the day is super important to me! After hearing rave reviews about Native on essentially every Podcast I listen to, I knew I had to give it a whirl. My twin sister and I put the deodorant to the test and we were both shocked by how incredible it was.
Whether I am doing a super tough workout, going for a leisurely walk or lounging around the house, I know that I am protected and staying fresh with Native deodorant! The Coconut & Vanilla scent is heavenly (definitely recommend), but if that isn’t your fav, they have a wide-range of other scents such as Lavender & Rose, Cucumber & Mint and more to choose from! The best part about this deodorant is that it is aluminum (harmful chemical) and paraben free! By using this deodorant you are doing well by your body and staying fresh…a win/win in my book!
Yet another Native product that I am obsessing over! This body wash smells incredible, foams up beautifully and leaves me feeling so fresh and clean. This body wash is sulfate and paraben free ensuring that you aren’t putting harmful chemicals onto your body. One of my favorite features of this body wash is the ingredient list on the back of the bottle.
The list clearly outlines what ingredients are in the wash along with what the ingredients actually mean. For example, an ingredient listed is “Sodium Chloride” which they tell you means “Table Salt”. This is, again, such a huge comfort to me because I am aware of what I am washing my body with, thanks to Native. Check out their website for a wide range of scents that will transform your shower routine and leaving you feeling so good!
It’s super evident that there is a lot of CRAP in mainstream toothpastes, deodorants and body washes on the market. Thanks to these brands that are health and safety conscious, we now have a variety of products that we can use and not feel like it will harm us in the end. Switching over all of your products can seem daunting and expensive, but if you take it a step at a time, before you know it, you will have transformed your bathroom to be filled with clean and heathy products! Please let me know if you tried out any of these products in the comments below, or DM me on Instagram about your experience @lexiejmurray!