Times are changing – people are becoming more aware of what the everyday items they are using actually contain. As with the organic food boom, we are starting to realise that not everything is what it is cracked up to be. Chemical laden beauty skincare products may not actually be working wonders for us, with many women vowing to use skincare products that solely contain natural ingredients. This article takes a look at how you can switch your chemical laden lotions and potions for natural, plant based products.
Chemical Based Products
Here are some of the everyday items we use that can be changed into natural products:
- Skincare – moisturizer, toner, face-wash, eye gel, body lotions
- Haircare – Shampoo, conditioner, styling gel
- Personal Care – toothpaste, mouthwash, deodorant
- Household cleaning products – washing up liquid
- Toilet Paper
- Sanitary products (some are chemically bleached)
By choosing natural over chemical you are making a vote. You are saying enough is enough to mass produced, chemical filled products that are bad for the environment as well as bad for your own health.
Many of the new natural organic products only use ingredients which are both sustainable and chemical free, they also support fair trade and ensure all growers, suppliers and workers are getting a fair deal. Natural products suppliers are also making an effort to cut down on packaging waste, and instead utilize environmentally friendly packaging which can be recycled or reused.
How to Change
As with the list above there are many things which you will want to swap over from chemical to natural. It’s totally okay to use up your original products for the time being and replace each individual item with an all natural product when it runs out. Doing the whole thing at once can be costly, but some people prefer to do it this way…out with the old, in with the new as they say.
Many people report a great difference in their lives after replacing these items. From having healthier looking hair skin and eyes, to a decrease in allergies. Along with the obvious benefits you are doing your bit for the environment.
There are many new natural companies springing up all over the place to deal with the current boom and interest in natural products. Some of the best for skincare, haircare and personal care include – Weleda, Neal’s Yard and Jason. There are also several online retailers who sell just the finest natural and organic products in all different categories.