After many requests, I am so excited to be sharing with you my body care routine. You could call this a natural body care routine or a minimalist body care routine, if you wish, but this is just what I use on a daily or weekly basis to keep my body feeling, smelling and looking good and healthy. I have linked all the products I use daily to help your easily transition into a natural body, hair, + dental care routine.
I use this soap on a daily basis for my post gym shower. I’m at the gym most weeks for 5 days and shower after my workout around 9 or 10 in the morning. I prefer Dr. Bronner’s un-scented soap just because I don’t like to smell a specific way. I just want to get the job done! This soap is bio-degradable and a small amount goes a long way.
2. Coconut Oil
If I find my skin feeling on the drier side after my shower, I will moisturize with coconut oil. I’m currently using Thrive Market’s brand and I really, really like it! It smeels awesome! I’ll use this on my whole body or just on places that get dry, which tends to be my elbows, shins and face.
On days that I eat cooked food or onions or garlic, my body odor tends to be a little stronger. On these days I use Hippy Pits deodorant. I’m currently using their lavender scent. I really love this product a lot and its super easy to use. You just put your finger in the paste and apply it to your armpit. On days that I’m not eating those types of food I don’t use any deodorant at all. I’d say 99% of my past year I haven’t used any deodorant. But when I do, this is my go to product. Its vegan, aluminum free (which is AWESOME) and I like to support small companies. They are just starting off and provide incredible products so consider giving them your support.
I love using Arbonne's hair products ~ they are vegan, cruelty free, pH balanced, safe for all types of hair, contain no phosphates or sulfates, and leave my hair feeling wonderful!
I choose to use a bamboo toothbrush because I prefer this alternative material to more wasteful materials. Choosing bamboo is much more eco-friendly than using plastic. If you’ve never seen the documentary “Plastic Paradise,” I couldn’t recommend it more. It really changed my thoughts on a lot of things and I’m still trying to align all of my actions with my beliefs. I know having items like this ARE aligned with my beliefs, as opposed to purchasing products that are not reusable and contribute to more waste on the planet. I’m still discovering alternative products as well as ways to make my own products to reduce and eliminate the ways I contribute to waste
2. doTERRA On Guard Natural Whitening Toothpaste
I started using this toothpaste over a year ago when I first came to Hawaii. My mom, who is really into essential oils, gifted it to me and I can’t tell you enough how good it smells! doTERRA’s fluoride-free toothpaste provides the protective benefits of therapeutic-grade On Guard essential oils, while also reducing plaque, and whitening teeth with gentle polishing agents.
Did you know that most floss is coated in processed bees wax? Neither did I until about 6 months ago! I am very glad that I found this gentle, cruelty free floss, because I'm seriously in love. If you want to switch to a new floss, give Gentle Floss a try!
Tongue scraping is a natural hygiene practice that removes bacteria, toxins, and dead cells from your tongue. Combined with other dental care, scraping your tongue daily helps your breath stay fresh!