Cleaning is an essential part of personal care and yet the soaps and shampoos available in the drugstore aisles may actually be harmful for our health and toxic to the environment. Parabens and SLS in conventional soap products potentially increase our risk for cancer, endocrine disorders, developmental/reproductive toxicity among others.
Personal care products are also one of the top pollutants via household drains, leading to chemicals seeping back into our surface and ground water, ending up in fish and other marine animals, and making their way into our diet.
Knowing these dangers, it is vital to change our buying habits and seek out natural personal care products for our own, our family’s and the planet’s health.
Here are our top picks for natural personal care products:
Did you know salt adds heaps of volume to hair? Ethique Shampoo bars pack pure ingredients like coconut oil, cocoa butter, kiwifruit seed oil and essential oils, containing little or no preservatives. They use biodegradable ingredients and wrappers so our solid bars leave no trace. Cruelty-Free, pH balanced and safe for color treated hair, they have shampoos made for frizz control, oily hair, volumizing, damage repair among other hair raising issues. Ethique has all of your favorite shampoos bottled goodness in the bar.
If you’re fond of foaming hand soaps, and looking for a chemical free alternative, Puracy’s sulfate free foaming hand wash is our pick for you. Puracy promises no sulfates, triclosan, parabens, phosphates, SLS, SLES, MEA, DEA, TEA, animal by-products, perfumes, petrochemicals, dyes, or caustics. Created with natural plant-based ingredients like coconut, fortified with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera, this Eco-friendly formula cleans over 600 hands per bottle.
Everyone 3-in-1 Soaps are formulated to be used as a shower gel, shampoo, bubble bath, or a shave gel. Plant extracts like aloe vera, calendula, white tea, chamomile, and nutrient-rich vitamins B5 & E leave your skin clean and happy. Pure essential oils give these soaps their natural scent. They promise a paraben-free, cruelty-free, gluten-free, GMO-free, synthetic color & dye free, synthetic fragrance-free product.
Relax your body and unwind with the ASUTRA organic aromatherapy mist. This blend of chamomile and lavender essential oils, is also called the “pillow potion” because of its sedating effects. Primarily extracted through careful steam distillation and cold pressing, the purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted. With all natural ingredients, they promise no alcohol, no parabens, no glycerin, no artificial fragrances, no animal testing or animal cruelty.
Want a facial cleanser with rich foaming lather minus chemicals and environmental hazards? Alaffia Purely Coconut Face Wash provides gentle cleansing, removes makeup and is ideal for all skin types. With ingredients like Coconut Water, Neem and Papaya Extract, Lavender Essential Oil and Virgin Coconut Oil you can be sure this is one of the purest face cleansers you’ve used. They promise gluten free and vegan, without parabens, sulfates, or dyes, sourcing 100% Certified Fair Trade Ingredients.