I am regularly asked for recommendations about personal care, cosmetics, recipe ingredients, and other healthy living products. So I decided to create a resource of my favorite products and places to shop. Please note: many of these links are affiliate links so if you purchase any of these items through the links on this page, I make a commission that is used to help keep this blog up and running. Of course, I only link to products I personally use.
I used to think that essential oils were "hocus pocus", but I later found out that they are powerful natural means to support health. After working with some of the large Direct Sales essential oils companies, I felt I needed to change - to get more answers and lower prices.
BEAUTY & PERSONAL CARE
I'm not a "one company fits all" type of gal. Instead, I love trying products from different lines to find what works best and is safe.
Each of these companies has something great to offer.
Read the descriptions below each company to see what I use and love from each.
NYR Organic has amazing skincare that is my absolute favorite of all time and they have incredibly high ethical standards. They also have loads of personal care products, supplements, superfoods, and more (including aromatherapy, salves and their award-winning Wild Rose Beauty Balm) for the whole family.
My favorites are their skincare, mascara (light and very natural), perfume, body care, fabulous books (love the Natural Beauty Book and the Essential Oils Book), essential oils (all grown sustainably), and..... Find out more about why I love them here.
Beautycounter's mission is to get safe personal care products into the hands of every one. Every one of their products is rated on EWG's Skin Deep site. But besides just being safe, these products perform -- and they perform well.
I love their Lengthening Mascara (it's practically waterproof!) Sea Salt Spray (holds great and adds volume without drying), their Charcoal Bar (the natural acne bar that really performs), Cleansing Balm (deeply nourishes my skin), Tint Skin (my favorite foundation), Eye Pencils, and more.
If you're looking to have strong, healthy hair naturally, this is one great option. The products are all safe and totally natural, so you can use many on your skin as well. You'll love how healthy your hair feels.
Note - See this post on Shampoo Safety to see more about the problem with conventional shampoos and other options for non toxic hair care.
Water filtration is one of the most important things you can do for your health. We started filtering our water years ago, but only had one of those faucet-mount systems and those do not filter out fluoride, which is not something I want myself or my family to be drinking.
Over the years we've had a carbon block filter, a Reverse Osmosis, and a gravity filter, but now this is our water filter of choice. We have an under the counter version and love it. Click here to learn more.
As I say all the time, filtering your water is perhaps the most important thing you can do for your health. Our bodies are made up of a high percentage of water, and we should be drinking a lot of it every day. There are so many contaminants in our water - lead, chlorine, fluoride...even personal care products! This Berkey Dealer has the best deal around for superior filters that clean even seriously dirty water - and they are currently my choice for portable water filtration.
I LOVE My Tower Garden! Fewer trips to the grocery store and fresh produce at the tip of my fingers....with no dirt and no sweating in the sun!
Tower Garden gives you more control over your family’s health by making it easy to grow fresh, nutritious produce.
One of our big goals is to add more produce to our diets - and the Tower Garden is making it work, by even allowing us to grow produce indoors in the winter!
You can see some of the growing in action on my Instagram account.