MY FAVORITE NATURAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS RIGHT NOW.
98% of the time I only put All Natural things in and on my body. The other 2% well no one on this planet is perfect, and we all have our things that we love. And giving them up, would cause more mental strife then would just using them ( i.e. my 1-2 cups of coffee a week, my love of scents - perfume (although I do have naturals, I sometimes use mainstream, and not always eating + buying organic food as sometimes it's not available...). Suffice to say, for the most part I make a conscious decision for myself, and myself only, to only use the best products I can find and afford that nourish my body, mind and soul on every single level. Everything we use has a vibration. I believe it is too easy to simply intake and consume products, foods, substances that provide us with instant gratification and satisfaction, that is momentary... We have become so numb to our surroundings, and mindfulness, education and awareness sometimes fall by the way side. OF course balance and moderation come into play, because LIFE IS FUN, and should be enjoyed. BUT that can be a major excuse. "If I eat this now I can work it off tomorrow" , "This product won't harm me as it just sits upon my skin" , "I only drink once a week, but when I do I binge drink" . . . It's easy to tell our minds something, because when we do, we believe it and become it. Our thoughts create our reality and our current present state. What we think we become. It's a simple equation, and something I've had to learn through my healing journey. IF I believe myself to be sick, I will continue to be sick. BUT even if I'm NOT 100% there, I tell myself every. single. day that I'm 100% better, have healing, and continue to heal daily. One of the affirmations that I say daily is
" I wake up today with strength in my heart and clarity in my mind. I am conquering my illness; I am healing every day. My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant; my soul is tranquil"
OK, let me tie this up and reign it in as I'm SO passionate about health, wellness and living your BEST life that sometimes I can go off a bit! Today I wanted to share with you some of the products that I'M LOVING, using daily and incorporate into my natural, green-loving + healthy lifestyle.
Here we go :
ECO-DENT DENTAL CARE : Essentially it's toothpowder! Sounds funny and might take some getting used to, but I love rotating it with my normal natural toothpaste (Desert Essence - Neem in Wintergreen). It's Effervescent Action leaves your mouth and breath clean and fresh, your teeth polished and smooth, and does it with less abrasivity, thereby protecting your delicate tooth enamel! And because it's a powder water and glycerin that make up up to half the weight of pastes and gels is left out. I highly recommend it.
TATA HARPER FLOWER ESSENCE : I was lucky enough to be gifted this by the rep who came to do a demo at my clinic, Innate Wellness. We got a run down on all Tata's products and I was BLOWN away. I believe it to be the best, natural, organic + bioactive skincare line out there. It has all the anti-aging technologies of the 'dirty' brands, yet is handmade on her farm in Vermont. This gem boosts the skin’s natural hydration with bioidentical hyaluronic acid and a weightless blend of natural humectants, delivering an all-day moisturized feel and plump appearance. You can use it on top of makeup, or throughout the day as a refresher. I travel with this, and spray it mid-flight! It refreshes skin, and delivers anti-aging hydration on the go! Major love.
DR BRONNERS SHAVING GEL: I LOVE DR.BRONNER whoever he is! I use all of the body washes (lavender, peppermint and almond are my favorite scents!) and this shaving gel is no exception.
Dr. Bronner's Fair Trade & Organic Shaving Gels are smooth and effective without any synthetic ingredients. Organic shikakai comes from the seed pods of the small South Asian tree Acadia Concinna and has been used for millennia in India as a gentle conditioning cleanser for both skin and hair. We extract the organic shikakai in organic sugar and organic grape juice and combine it with our unsurpassed pure-castile liquid soap base for a soothing and moisturizing glide along with superior hair lift and wetting.
It doesn't foam like a natural shave gel (as it shouldn't, foam = no good), it is luxurious and leaves your skin feeling like a million dollars!
EVEN HEALY IMMORTELLE HYDROSOL : I found this a few months back, and simply adore it. I'm someone that when I break out (Has been more recently because of my hormones!) I get pigmentation easily and it tends to stick around. Since using this my scars have diminished GREATLY. I use it as a toner, so after I wash my face I spritz this, and then apply my serum (at night) or in the morning my spf. Here's a BLEMISHED SKIN TIP: A daily saturation of any of the Facial Tonic Hydrosols helps to restore the skin's slightly acidic pH, its Acid Mantle, an integral part of the body's defense mechanism that helps to repel bacterial growth on the surface of the skin. Adding to this restorative action, the benefits of an abundance of bioactive aroma molecules of plant's immune system, and you have a healthy, peaceful face!
CHLORELLA TABLETS : Chlorella is a green algae, and has an unusually high amount of chlorophyll (the highest of any known plant). In addition to chlorophyll it contains vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, nucleic acids, amino acids, enzymes, CGF (Chlorella Growth Factor) and other substances! It's pretty much superman or woman in pill form. Chlorella has a number of properties which are helpful to organs and tissues that have been injured by a variety of causes. It has been demonstrated to promote liver health. It has been called the "great normalizer" putting body functions that are out of balance back in harmony. Although some positive effects of taking Chlorella may be felt immediately, its full nutritive and detoxifying prowess will take 3-6 months to be fully appreciated. So be patient. Chlorella belongs to a very small, yet powerful group of foods known as Nutraceuticals, which also includes Spirulina, another one of my green loves. (you can find it at almost any health food shop! Just make sure it's ORGANIC!).
100% PURE MASCARA : I don't wear make-up, except for my natural + organic RMS uncover up. My true love. But I just recently started wearing mascara this year! Late to the game I know, so I went on a hunt for a natural mascara that suited my needs, and found this BEAUTY. 100% natural, 100% vegetarian. This mascara lengthens, separates, thickens and glosses lashes with fruit pigments and Black tea pigments. While also conditioning with ProVitamin B5, Vitamin E, Oat and Wheat protein conditions for healthier lashes. In my books, it's a true winner.
RESCUE REMEDY : We can all get a little stressed or anxious at moments in our lives. It is bound to happen, but what I've learned to do is feel the feeling/emotion, and then let it go. I use this before bed sometimes when my mind just WON'T STOP. It’s a blend of five different Bach Flower Remedies and this mix was created by Dr Bach to deal with emergencies and crises – the moments when there is no time to make a proper individual selection of remedies. It can be used to help you get through any stressful situations, from last-minute exam or interview nerves, to the aftermath of an accident or bad news. It helps you get focused and get the needed calmness in any and all situations. I don't use it daily, but have it on hand with me at all times. We sell it at the Health Shop - INNATE WELLNESS !
Impatiens: For those who act and think quickly, and have no patience for what they see as the slowness of others. They often prefer to work alone. Teaches empathy and understanding of and patience with others. We’ve found it very fast-acting in alleviating an impatient attitude and lowering stress.
Star of Bethlehem: For trauma and shock, whether experienced recently or in the past. Teaches the ability to recover from traumas and to integrate them into the present life.
Cherry Plum: For those who fear losing control of their thoughts and actions and doing things they know are bad for them or which they consider wrong. Teaches trust in one’s spontaneous wisdom and the courage to follow one’s path.
Rock Rose: For situations in which one experiences panic or terror.
Clematis: For those who find their lives unhappy and withdraw into fantasy worlds. They are ungrounded and indifferent to the details of everyday life. Teaches one to establish a bridge between the physical world and the world of ideas; may foster great creativity. Is also used to bring clarity and alertness to the present moment.
HURRAW LIP BALM IN CHERRY: The only lip balm that I use! Bold statement I know. I've used it exclusively for years, and can't find another one on the market that compares. It is ALL natural, vegan, made from premium raw, organic and fair trade ingredients, and comes in a bunch of natural and fun flavor options! It is super smooth, not draggy, not sticky, not sweet, not too glossy, not too smelly, never grainy, long lasting; plus, it holds up to being in a back jeans pocket or in a hot purse all day without melting! SUPERSTAR product. Added bonus : It's extremely economical! I buy mine at Kensington Market for $4 a balm!
DR MIST : NATURAL DEODORANT! It deserves all caps, because I've been on the hunt for an all natural one for years...and I've tried them ALL. Soapwalla, crystals. TOM'S, Kiss My Face, clay pastes from numerous companies, I even tried making my own. To no avail, non of them worked. ENTER in Dr.Mist ( I laughed at the name when Angelina, one of the Naturopathic Dr's at the clinic told me about it! She had the same problem). But that same day I went out and purchased it, and have to say it's a WINNER! Don't get me wrong I don't think something can be 100% ( I sweat A LOT), but this comes pretty darn close, and again is an economical purchase. The Mystery of this mist is how it works as all it contains is minerals...and de-ionized water.
Dr. Mist is an award winning new invention based on floatation technology. In addition to being fragrance free, stain free, colourless, non-oily and non-alcohol based, Dr. Mist embraces an environmental-friendly process. It utilizes just pure water, concentrated salt and minerals found in the Dead Sea, killing surface bacteria which causes odours and allows the pores to breathe naturally.
Dr. Mist - Using the world's first water to eliminate bad odours and treat cuts.
Dr. Mystery Mist is more like it!
*small tip when using it. Make sure your armpits are clean!!! Freshly showered or in the morning wipe with a damp wash cloth.
There we have it! Let me know if you have any questions, or are using a natural product that you love. I'm always on the hunt for new discoveries + natural beauties.
Never forget that what we put onto our bodies is directly absorbed into our bloodstream. Our skin isn't a barrier, it is a sponge! Everything we consume, use, eat makes up WHAT & WHO we are. It builds are cellular structure - body, mind and soul.
love & light