I found it incredibly overwhelming when I first tried to revamp my environment to be less toxic (find out why here). If you're in the midst of the same process, I'm sharing these resources to help it be less time-consuming for you! I'll continue to add to these lists as I find more favorites and am happy to answer any questions about this information. I only share products I've personally used.

When I get tired of doing the research, I love shopping local and going to places I trust. I’ve been going to Follain since it opened years ago and love the mission. They conduct research on not only the safety but also the effectiveness of every product before bringing it into their stores. Use this code for 15% off your purchase: ref15_rf688t (only valid online and excludes the following brands: Josh Rosebrook, May Lindstrom, One Love Organics, True Botanicals, Vintners Daughter).

It’s so exciting to have a place you can trust and to see other retailers following suit!


Personal Care PRODUCTS

health/beauty books and resources

  • Skin Cleanse: this is a fantastic resource for learning more about the beauty industry and the importance of non-toxic products and healthy foods for clear skin. Tons of DIY recipes in there too! If you're interested in learning more about essential oils, her new book "Just the Essentials: How Essential Oils Can Heal Your Skin, Improve Your Health, and Detox Your Life" is great too.

  • Go with your Gut: this could go in this section or the next, because it's truly a holistic take on creating a healthy lifestyle. Lots of tips for self-care (as well as recipes for food and pantry staples to eat!).

  • If you're wondering why I'm even talking about non-toxic products, this is a great place to look. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) created Skin Deep, a database to provide transparency about the potential health implications of certain products. Since the EU has banned over 1300 chemicals from use in personal products, and the US has only partially banned 30, this can be a fantastic resource for taking safety into your own hands.

Some self care resources: 

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Clean kitchen/home products 

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CLEAN home books and resources

  • Similar to the guide above, EWG has a database for household products

  • Thrive Market: I get most of my pantry staples from here- they offer "natural and organic products for less" this link gives you 25% off your first order (I saved over $3,000 in 2018!!)

  • Toxic Home Makeover: a free guide on potential hazards to consider

 

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