Your skin is your largest organ and is responsible for protecting the rest of your body from outside elements and invasive pathogens. KEEP IT HAPPY AND HEALTHY!
Did you know the average woman in the United States uses 12 personal care products an/or cosmetics a day, containing 168 different chemicals, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
If I could get you to ditch and switch only a handful of items this Summer, this would be my short list to get you one step closer to a Happy & Healthy Home! Our focus this month is on Body Care items.
SUNSCREEN | A clean, good for you sunscreen that actually works - yes please! This mineral sunscreen is chemical and fragrance free and is water resistant. It's not like other mineral sunscreens that leave the gray-ish/white film that shows up on darker skin tones (like my daughter and me) which maybe is one of my favorite things about it! Fun fact is that there is Carrot Seed oil in it which has natural SPF.
INSECT REPELLENT | 100% naturally derived, plant-based ingredients to keep bugs at bay. That means no DEET, parabens, fillers, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic anything (preservatives, fragrances, or colorants). Young Living recently came out with a great on-the-go option with Insect Repellent wipes - perfect to throw in your camping or pool bag for convenient and clean outdoor fun.
HAND AND BODY LOTION | As I said earlier, your skin is your body's largest organ. Give it a drink! Soothe your dry skin with long-lasting moisture, especially after harsh elements of summer such as sunshine and chlorine. Perfect combo of smooth and silky but not greasy and most importantly free from harsh and toxic ingredients using plant-based ingredients.
KIDSCENTS BATH GEL | Recently reformulated and free from gluten-containing ingredients. These are safe and gentle and formulated specifically for children to contain no synthetic perfumes or toxic ingredients. This bath gel is the perfect way to nourish and cleanse your little one's skin, especially after a long day of fun in the sun. Tip: Use the unscented base then add your favorite oils like Gentle Baby, Lavender, or White Angelica.
DEODORANT | Provide the protection you need against odor without using aluminum or harsh chemical additives. Natural ingredients like mango seed butter soothe and condition the skin while all-natural extracts are formulated to combine the odor-absorbing properties of arrowroot powder with pure essential oils.
Remember friends, if you think the pursuit of good health is expensive and time consuming, try illness. You have a choice - choose wisely!
Comment below on which toxic product you've ditched (or plan to this month) and which safe, plant-based YL product you switched to!