Here are the products I use. I am OPEN TO ANY SUGGESTIONS!!! Please SHARE your recommendations - chemical free of course!!
|Just PURE white clay for gentle cleansing. Simply rub the bar of clay onto wet skin, |
massage and then rinse away thoroughly. Feels so good :)
I use the following:
White Clay bar - above.
Yaoh Hemp Shampoo. This still contains tocopherol (show me a shampoo that doesn't!!!!) and citric acid - probably both corn-derived *sigh* but it is the purest shampoo that actually leaves your hair feeling clean and soft, that I have found.
Oliva soap - this is all I use for washing my face - I am someone who has always had a terrible complexion - until I knocked chemical cosmetic use on the head and stopped eating allergens! Now my skin is better than ever!!! I sometimes use the witch hazel below after a good facial scrub.
As deodorant, I have no choice other than to simply use an Alan Stone. You just have to wash partway through your day and re-apply (it won't keep you stink-free for 24 hours unlike all the other bizarre and poisonous underarm products!) but it's not bad - particularly when your body is not having to throw out toxins through your sweat constantly!! I find my sweat smells less and less by cutting out allergens :)
For my teeth, I use this Meswak toothpaste - it's organic, it tastes GOOD (!!!) and it WORKS!!! Hallelujah! Took a while to find this, I can tell you. I buy it locally so cannot advise on suppliers!
I mouthwash with Tea Tree oil - Two drops in a little water and swish around for about 30 seconds (if you can stand it!) Keeps Candida at bay.
So there you have it - this is my extensive cleansing regime lol!!
And I occasionally use a clay mask - 100% pink clay. Has an instant effect on my complexion, love it... ♡
I am a new customer to Bare Minerals Make-up - it has been recommended to me, and although quite pricey, it is worth it for the quality and the knowledge that it is not FULL of crap!! It is made with: Bismuth oxychloride, titanium dioxide, Iron oxides and Mica. So although it is pure and natural, I wouldn't plaster it on everyday of my life!
As I said, ANY recommendations appreciated but here are my conditions:
citrus free, (a real problem in natural cosmetics!!)
corn and grain free,
nut free (no almond oil! ANother v difficult one to avoid!)
preferably sunflower oil free
(good luck finding ANYTHING without the above in! But feel free to try!!)
Meswak toothpaste blurb: (it's indian and really cute!)
"Imagine a toothpaste that's a rare combination of ancient wisdom and modern science, containing a natural herbal ingredient recommended in renowned ancient scriptures and providing 70 different health benefits for the entire body. Imagine a toothpaste that is scientifically proven to help strengthen gums, prevent tooth decay, eliminate bad breath and ensure strong teeth all at once. There is only one such toothpaste in the world - and you're holding it right now!"
Calcium carbonate, sorbitol, aqua, silica, sodium lauyol glutamate, parfum, carragheenam, salvadora persica, sodium hydroxide, eugenol.
I don't know about all these ingredients but it was certainly the best I could find compared to all the other toothpaste I've looked at! (BLOODY LIMONENE in EvERYTHing!!!!!) and I seem to be ok with it :) admittedly, "parfum" is a bit vague for a start...