As a green blogger, I am constantly testing out new products and trying new things. BUT, there are certain products I go back to again and again, products that withstand the test of time because they just work. To wit, here are the products that are currently part of my green beauty routine, as of July 2018.
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I also use my DIY Makeup Remover every day to remove eye makeup.
I also love using this exfoliating mitt to scrub my body and face a few times a week–it’s super gentle, makes my skin beyond smooth, and doesn’t require any expensive products.
Tinted Moisturizer: Beautycounter Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage SPF20 or Mineral Fusion Illuminating Beauty Balm SPF 9
Foundation Brush: Alima Pure Kabuki Brush
Pressed Powder: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light**
Mascara: Inika Organics Vegan Mascara
Eyebrow Definer: Plume Nourish & Define Brow Pomade
Lipstick: I alternate between Beautycounter’s Lip Sheer in Plum, Stowaway Cosmetics Creme Lip Stick in Muted Plum, and Mineral Fusion’s Sheer Moisture Lip Tint in Adorn (this is the perfect natural alternative to Clinique’s Black Honey).
I also love Crunchi’s Lip Gloss in Date Night and pretty much anything from Mineral Fusion–their lipstick in Alluring is a current fave, and I love their Lipstick Butter in Blackberry for a darker lip.
Shampoo: Beautycounter’s Volumizing Shampoo; True Botanicals Nourishing Shampoo and Phillip Adam Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo (these three are the only natural shampoos I’ve found that actually lather and leave my hair feeling clean!)
Hairspray: Josh Rosebrook Hairspray Firm Hold
Dry Shampoo: I recently discovered Mineral Fusion’s Dry Shampoo (Medium to Dark) and I love how it not only sops up any excess oil, but also doesn’t leave a white, powdery residue in my dark hair.
Pony Tail Holders: Invisibobble Original in Brown
Hair Brush: Wet Brush Pro
Hand Soap: EO Hand Soap in Coconut Lavender
Hand Sanitizer: Grove Collaborative Hand Sanitizer Spray
Epsom Salt: Epsoak Sleep Formula
Body Brush (for dry brushing): 100% Natural Boar Bristle Body Brush
Perfume: Ime Natural Perfume in Flirty (a fun and playful scent with fresh citrus notes and a slightly warm green undertone)
Self-Tanner: I recently tried Mineral Fusion’s Gradual Self Tan Lotion (I use Medium/Dark) and was blown away by the natural results that happened after just the first use!
Toothpaste: Earthpaste Activated Charcoal in Peppermint get 10% off plus FREE shipping when you use the code ‘ROOT10’ to buy Earthpaste
When I want more of that traditional toothpaste mouthfeel, I reach for Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Toothpaste
Toothbrush: TriLink Natural Bamboo Charcoal Toothbrush
Whitening Strips: Oral Essentials Teeth Whitening Strips (these natural strips blow Crest Whitestrips out of the water!)
Pregnancy-Safe Skincare: True Botanicals Pregnancy Line
Fish Oil Supplement: Carlson The Very Finest Fish Oil Lemon
Prenatal Body Wash: Earth Mama’s refreshing ginger-laced Morning Wellness Body Wash
**Note: While most of my personal care/toiletry collection is full of natural, safe and non-toxic products, I’m a firm believer in balance and I’ve found that natural living doesn’t have to be all or nothing in order to have a profound impact, both on your health and the environment. And so there are a few traditional products that I’ve gone back to, even though they’re not the “greenest” or “cleanest”. My goal is to reduce my toxic load where I can, not be perfect.
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