I decided to go ahead and write a blog post about my current favorite natural options lately…these change from time to time but most of these are pretty tried and true and I thought it might be helpful to pass them along to y’all. This blog post will cover hygiene options for items we currently use in our home. While you’ll notice a lot of these items are Norwex items, some are not! I hope to do a post on household cleaning supplies in the near future. 🙂
TOOTHBRUSH: Both Corey and I use these. They are by Norwex and I love that they prevent the multiplication of bacteria on our toothbrush bristles because as clean as I try to keep our bathroom, I know it’s still a pretty gross place, especially considering lovely bathroom airborne bacteria. These come in soft and medium bristles and I love that you only need to purchase the toothbrush stick once. Refill heads are sold in sets of two and each head lasts me about 6 months. Read more and see color options here: —> http://amandafarnsworth.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/shop/product-detail/211642
TOOTHPASTE: I’m currently using the Tom’s flouride-free Peppermint toothpaste and I really appreciate the price point. A lot of places are starting to carry the Tom’s brand, so you might even find this at a drugstore but I usually get ours at Target or Vitacost.com: —> https://www.vitacost.com/toms-of-maine-antiplaque-and-whitening-natural-toothpaste-peppermint
MEN’S DEODORANT: It took us quite awhile to find a good one that actually worked and this one is currently winning and I love the price point! It rates 3/10 on the Think Dirty app and I get this at Whole Foods, Target or Vitacost.com: —> https://www.vitacost.com/toms-of-maine-natural-long-lasting-mens-deodorant-north-woods
WOMEN’S DEODORANT: Ok, I feel like I’ve tried so many kinds! This is my absolute favorite and I finally decided that it’s just worth it to me to pay the money for it, especially since it lasts a long time! If you would like a coupon code for this deodorant, please feel free to comment on this blog post or send me a DM on social media! —> https://www.realpurity.com/roll-on-natural-deodorant.html
MEN’S SHAMPOO: Another item Corey purchases for himself so I’m not sure what he uses! So sorry! An option to look into would be the Every Man Jack brand. I have found it at Target and at Whole Foods.
WOMEN’S SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER: Currently taking suggestions for this. 😉 I have tried Acure, Shea Moisture, Avalon Organics, Cantu, Dessert Essence, Nature’s Gate, Burt’s Bees (to name a few!) and haven’t LOVED any of them. Acure and Shea Moisture would probably be at the top of my list but check Shea Moisture on the Think Dirty app for toxicity because some of them rate high, depending on the scent. I am currently using the 365 Whole Foods brand which I like but I can’t figure out the level of toxicity so need to look into the ingredients. There are so many brands I would still like to try but I take it slow as my budget allows. 🙂 In a dream world I would use the doTERRA or Beauty Counter shampoo and conditioner but this girl grew up on 99 cent bottles of Suave and Pert so anything over $10 for a bottle of hair product is tough for me to pay! 😀
MEN’S BODY SOAP: We were using Every Man Jack for awhile but this is one of those items that I let Corey purchase for himself currently so I’m not sure what’s in his shower right now, lol!
WOMEN’S BODY SOAP: I honestly don’t use soap very often since I use my Norwex body scrub mitt with just water but when I do I use the Norwex Shower Gel, which smells like Hawaii. A little goes a long way, especially on the Norwex body scrub mitt, so you can make it last! 🙂 1. http://amandafarnsworth.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/shop/product-detail/211616 2. http://amandafarnsworth.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/shop/product-detail/211701
FEMININE CARE PRODUCTS: I’ve tried Lola and at least one other natural brand but they just weren’t for me. 🙂 I’ve been using Seventh Generation for all my feminine care products and I’m happy with them. 🙂 It’s difficult to find a good natural option that doesn’t bunch up. I’m honestly not sure how non-toxic these are and I’ve heard great things about the Diva cup which I may eventually switch to to save on waste in landfills. I get both my pads and tampons at Target or Vitacost.com.
SHAVING CREAM: Honestly shaving cream was an item that I just didn’t want to research or put money into so I recently stopped using it all together, haha! I subscribe to the Dollar Shave Club and their razors work so well that I haven’t had to use shaving cream anymore! I definitely have to be sure I’m moisturizing after shaving but not buying shaving cream has simplified my life and also saves me money so I’m happy with my choice about this. 🙂 I spend $6 a month on the monthly subscription and it’s one less thing I have to think about purchasing at the store, so I’m pretty hooked. 🙂
HAND SOAP: We have both the Norwex and Seventh Generation hand soap and I like them both. 🙂
FACIAL CARE: Corey and I both use the Norwex body cloths for washing our faces. They are excellent for removing sweat, dirt and daily greasy grime without stripping your face of too many natural oils or disturbing your skin’s natural PH balance. If you are reading this you’ve probably heard me rant and rave about these cloths and I probably will until the day I die. 😉 They are the reason I started selling Norwex and are by far my top-selling item. They come in a set of three, exfoliate, cleanse and remove makeup with just water and they are magical. Read more about these here: —> http://amandafarnsworth.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/shop/product-detail/211607
BODY LOTION: I use the Norwex body lotion which comes in the same size container as their shower gel. It also smells like Hawaii and lasts a long time. 🙂
FOR EXTRA DRY SKIN: I have been LOVING the new Body Balm by Norwex. There are so many things you can use it for, my top favorite being cracked heels and dry or sunburned skin and razor burn (which I get occasionally, since I don’t use shaving cream anymore. ;-)). It is certified organic and contains healing ingredients like sunflower seed oil, beeswax, shea butter, castor oil, spearmint and orange peel oil. —> http://amandafarnsworth.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/shop/product-detail/211703
FACIAL MOISTURIZER: I honestly really need to get better at what I use to take care of my face…but I really love the Acure brand and currently use their Morroccan Argan Oil for my nighttime moisturizer. I like to mix it with Lavender or Copaiba essential oil (please use a pure essential oil) and let the Vitamin E do its’ thing. I highly recommend the Acure brand as a whole, and you can find their products at Target or Whole Foods.
As you can probably see, most of my shopping is done at Norwex, Vitacost.com, Target and I do an occasional Whole Foods run. I definitely don’t claim to have this down to perfection, but I’m learning that the journey to taking good care of yourself and eliminating toxins can be enjoyed and not a terrible stressful experience. If you have any questions please let me know and I am always up for affordable natural suggestions!
Amanda Mariah ❤