Beauty Doesn’t Have To Be Toxic!

I love looking glamorous for the holidays as much as the next girl, but I am not willing to sacrifice my health for beauty. So what’s a girl to do?

One of my favorite ways to jazz up my look during the holidays is with a professional manicure! I was so excited when I first found toxin-free nail polish. I love using a safer, non-toxic alternative to the typical nail polishes that you buy in the drug store, and there are many brands that you can choose from. Did you know that most traditional nail polishes contain formaldehyde? Knowing that everything we put on our bodies gets directly absorbed into our blood stream, I am not comfortable using a nail polish that is laden with chemicals. A few of my favorite natural brands include Zoya, Poofy Organics and Piggy Paint (for the kiddos).

I am also a huge fan of using argan oil for my skin! I actually use it all over my face in the colder months, as I tend to get dry skin in the winter. It really moisturizes me without that greasy feeling. I always used to get dry blotches over my face in the past, which hasn’t happened since I started using argan oil.

Our family is also big on natural toothpaste. You have to really be careful as many “all natural” brands still contain ingredients that are anything but natural. Some favorites in our family are Thieves toothpaste by Young Living, Earthpaste and Poofy Organics Toothpaste. My daughter particularly loves the Poofy Toddler toothpaste. It’s a great, organic option that can be safely swallowed by children. It works really well for my daughter and I love that I know it doesn’t contain any nasty chemicals or additives.

I am also a big fan of natural deodorants. Aluminum in traditional drug store deodorants has been linked to cancer and Alzheimer’s. Instead of option for an anti-perspirant, I choose a more natural product that helps eliminate odors without aluminum and without completely blocking the pores. Two if my favorites are Primal Pit Paste and Poofy Organics. If you are not a big sweater, rubbing a lemon slice on your armpits is also a great way to naturally eliminate odors.

It’s important to remember that we can look good, feel good AND be healthy at the same time. Remember to read labels, educate yourself and make your health a priority.