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
  • When: on a daily basis, especially after the gym.
  • Where: in the shower, on my whole body.
  • Why:

– 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
  • When: when I find my skin feeling on the drier side after my shower.
  • Where: I’ll use this on my whole body or just on places that get dry, which tends to be my elbows, shins and face.
  • Why:

– It smells absolutely amazing (I’m currently using Thrive Market’s brand I’m in love).

– It moisturizes my skin really well (not everyone reacts this well to using coconut oil as a lotion. Test out a small, non-sensitve area of your body before applying all over)

3. Hippy Pits deodorant
  • When: on days that I eat cooked food or onions or garlic, when my body odor tends to be a little stronger. I’m currently using their lavender scent.
  • Where: under my arm pits 🙂
  • Why:

– I really love this product a lot, because its super easy to use. You just put your finger in the paste and apply it to your armpit.

– Its vegan, aluminum free (which is AWESOME), and I like to support small companies. This company is just starting off, and they provide incredible products, so I really encourage giving them your support.

On days that I’m not eating those types of foods, 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.

Hair Care

1. Arbonne Shampoo + Arbonne Conditioner
  • When: daily
  • Where: in the shower
  • Why: I love using Arbonne’s hair products, because 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
  • When: daily
  • Why: I choose to use a bamboo toothbrush because

– I prefer this alternative material to more wasteful materials.

– It’s 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
  • When: daily
  • Why:

– It smells sooo good! My mom gifted it to me when I first came to Hawaii, and I’ve been using it ever since.

– It’s fluoride-free and 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
  • When: daily
  • Why:

– It’s extremely gentle on your gums

– It’s cruelty free

Did you know that most floss is coated in processed bees wax? Neither did I until about 6 months ago! If you want to switch to a new floss, give Gentle Floss a try!

4. Tongue Scraper
  • When: daily
  • Why:

– 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 🙂

With love,

Alyse

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