I like smelling nice, as I’m sure you do too. What I don’t like, is splashing on a bunch of chemicals all over my body in order to smell nice. Before my 80% Clean journey began, I honestly never gave perfume a second thought. It was a nice luxury to have and an instant pick-me-up. After I found out about all of the nasty chemicals, I thought that there had to be a better, more natural way. A little research later, I realized that essential oils were the answer, but man, were they expensive, especially the already blended essential oil perfumes. And, since most of the offerings out there are only available online, there wasn’t really a way to know what they smelled like before buying. I wanted to create my own DIY essential oil perfume that I could monkey around with and get it smelling the way I wanted, without breaking the bank. See below for a couple of the scents that I think smell fresh, clean, flowery, yet not overpowering.
I am all for making my own natural and organic cosmetics and beauty products. You can control the ingredients, the color and the smell. But, above all, it needs to be easy. I don’t want to spend hours in my kitchen or bathroom concocting something that may not work out in the end. With spring and summer upon us, I really wanted to learn how to make my own rose water. It can be used as a toner or body spray, or even put into lemonade or recipes if you are daring. I didn’t, however, want to spend a fortune on a small amount. So, below is my journey into DIY rose water. I’m pretty impressed since it turned out really well and was super easy.
Shampoo is just one of those things that is kind of a necessity that most people probably don’t think a whole lot about. If it smells good and does pretty much what it says, then most people are happy. What gives me pause is that shampoo can have some of the most toxic ingredients in it. Fortunately, there are a ton of great all natural and organic shampoos on the market today that make me feel a lot better about what I am putting on my head on a daily basis. Below is a little background and my top picks for the best all natural shampoo.
Many of us don’t think too much about the soap that we use on our skin or for cleaning around the house. It gets us or our surfaces clean, and if it smells good that’s a bonus, right? But, when looking at things that we put on our skin or all around our home on a daily basis, it really is important to know what it is doing to our overall health as well. With that in mind, I discovered that castile soap is actually one of the best things you can use for a multitude of cleaning operations. Below are my top xx uses for castile soap.
I have a confession to make. I can be smelly – really smelly if I want to be. The problem is, I am trying to clean up my skin care act and reduce the amount of chemicals I am slathering all over myself. The one “beauty product” that many people swear is one of the first things you should change is your deodorant/antiperspirant – mainly the ones that contain aluminum. I have found that an aluminum-free deodorant is really the way to go…
What woman doesn’t love a good nail polish? Nail polish is a great pick-me-up when you’re having a bad face day or when your outfit just isn’t working. If your nails are good, you’re good. It’s just makes you feel more put together. The problem is that many women (including me, until recently) unknowingly use their favorite colors and brands without understanding the harmful effects the chemicals in their polish could be doing to their bodies. Below I outline the top chemical offenders in most brands and my top picks for the best non-toxic nail polish.