Soap: How do you know what you are buying?

Ask the soap maker. Look for soaps made with real essential oils which are extracted from plants that are safe and therapeutic when used properly. The are more expensive, but well worth it in terms of your health and the health of our planet. If the label just says “fragrance”, “perfume”, or “parfum” it’s probably a fake synthetic scent. Other synthetic additives to avoid are FD&C colors, dyes, antibacterial triclosan & triclocarban, EDTA, TEA, DEA, sodium laureth and sodium lauryl sulfates, to name a few. They’re not kind to your skin, your health or our environment.

Look at all your other skin care products, remember your skin is the largest organ and absorbs what you put on it.

Some of my favorite products:

All Natural Deodorant


Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Sunscreen

“A standout option includes this best-selling moisturizer from La Roche-Posay, which got a near-perfect safety rating of two (10 being the most harmful). The dermatologist-approved cream has an SPF of 30 and is meant to replenish skin’s hydration for up to 48 hours thanks to ingredients like niacinamide, glycerin, ceramides, and thermal water.  Customers call it a “miracle” moisturizer, saying that it keeps their skin supple and “repairs” and “diminishes” various skin concerns like uneven texture and color, rosacea flare-ups, wrinkles, pore size, dry patches, and more.”

Facial Sunscreen

Overall Body Sunscreen

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