My Body, Hair, + Dental Care Routine


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.

Body Care

1. Dr. Bronner’s 

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.

3. Hippy Pits deodorant

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.

Hair Care

1. Arbonne Shampoo + Arbonne Conditioner

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!

Dental Care

1. Bamboo Toothbrush

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.

3. Eco-Dent Gentle Floss

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!

4. Tongue Scraper 

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!

I truly hope this simplifies your daily care routine :)
All my love,
~Alyse

 

5 comments

  • Katie Kinsey

    You inspire me so much oh my gosh!! This random because it has nothing to do with this blog but I came across one of your youtube videos last night and just watched one after the next for hours. You have done everything with your life that i thrive for and want to do in the future but i get discouraged really easily. You are beautiful and seem so sweet, kind and down to earth! Keep doing what your doing because i’m sure your inspiring more people other than just me.

  • Jenni

    Alyse,
    Thank you for being so open to sharing all of the products you use to take care of your body. I have been following you for just over 6 months now and you have been a huge contributor to my change in lifestyle. I have always been very aware and mindful of my body and leaving a small footprint, but youve helped me go a few extra steps.

    Thank you for sharing your light and encouraging others through your happy spirit!

  • Rachel Hawkins

    Hi! just wanted to tell you that you are very inspiring and strong for choosing to not conform to society! Your youtube videos have made me interested in wanting to become healthier not only in what i eat but how i take care of my body! Do you have any suggestions about which brands of hair shampoo and conditioner are okay besides the ones you already use now? And what should i look for in the ingredients to make sure im buying something that is 100% natural?

  • Lia

    You inspire me so much. More than words can explain. I love this post! I’m going to slowly start transitioning into a less toxic body care routine. These seem like great products, I’ll definitely try them out. Thanks Alyse!

  • Destiny Gerrard

    Hi Alyse,
    I just wanted to let you know that you really inspire me to be healthier & be more aware of the products i’m using while taking care of myself, and I thank you for that!

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