My Favorite Natural Products

My Favorite Natural Products
Blog Writers - Thu Oct 25, 2012 @ 08:32PM
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Sometimes people ask me what personal care products I use, and to that I would answer, "I'm too natural and I know it!" I try and use as many natural products as I can, but I am sorry to say not all of my products are natural. That said, I would say about 3/4 of them are. Anyways, I could elaborate on why I think natural is great, but I think that'll put you to sleep, so for all of you personal care product collectors, I will give you a non-exhaustive list of natural products I love.

NATURAL Toothpaste - I use Tom's of Maine flouride-free toothpaste or toothpaste from The Green Beaver Company. Ocasionally I default back to Crest but for now I'm using natural.

NATURAL Deodorant - For the past 2+ yrs I've been using Rocky Mountain Soap's all natural deodorant (the geranium or forest fresh) or, more recently, Tom's of Maine deodorant (I love the Beautiful Earth scent!) I used Rocky Mountain Soap's deodorant every day and it honestly lasted me over a year - it's very concentrated. As for Tom's, it's lasted me a long time too which is great. The less I have to shop the happier I am :) I spend $8 a year on deodorant - and it's natural taboot! 

NATURAL Soap - For years I've been relying on the no-fail Rocky Mountain soaps (100% natural). They carry so many different scents and they actually bubble and sud - yay (a very uncommon thing in natural soaps)!

NATURAL Face Wash - Lately a friend told me about Oxy to help with oily skin. My skin is oily/breakout-prone (esp in the t-zone) so I've begun to use Oxy's medicated face pads. Also, today I picked up some great Oxy Natural Action face cleanser and used it once and already my face looks better. But I realize not everyone's skin is oily so if yours is dry I recommend Rocky Mountain's pumpkin patch soap for ezcema-prone, dry skin. For treating acne, I also use Rocky Mountain's Breakout Buster, a nifty little "weapon". I've also tried Rocky Mountain's soaps designed for oily skin but I have to say I prefer Oxy! Love it!

NATURAL Feet - Personally I don't use seperate soap to wash my feet and a seperate lotion, but in the past I have done it a few times (during the winter when my feet are esp dry) and I got by with Rocky Mountain Soap's foot lotion and foot scrub soap. They are both great for dry feet!

NATURAL Bath Salts - Rocky Mountain's bath salts and gems are great and natural. 

NATURAL Lip Gloss - Rocky Mountain's lipglosses are fantastic, or I use a homemade concoction of coconut oil/peppermint extract on my lips. It works great but consistently re-applying it is a must.

Hair Products- In the past I've tried apple cider vinegar and baking soda but it just didn't seem to work on my hair. It made it limp, greasy, oily, and overall dull. So I stopped that after about 6 weeks (it seemed that I had given it a fair chance!) and switched to commercial brands of shampoo that, unfortanetley, are not natural. This is the one area where I have not used natural stuff. I know it is important to use natural hair stuff, but in the past it just hasn't worked. The natural shampoos just aren't bubbly or sudsy and do nothing for my hair.  But, if you are looking for natural shampoo and conditioner, I've heard Prairie Naturals is a great choice and you can get that at Planet Organic and possibly Save On Foods. I can't speak from personal experience on this one but my friend uses it, her hair looks fab, and I might just give it a try. But, for now, I'm sticking with my Pantene, thank you!

NATURAL Gel - Nature's Aid is an amazing, completley nautral gel good for really anything... I mean it! You can do a search for it online and see all the things you can use it for.

From time to time I switch up my natural products and try new brands, but for the most part this is what I've used. Have fun finding natural products that work for you. It takes a lot of experimenting to find what ya like, but I love the results.

 

Comments: 3

Comments

1. Janessa   |   Sun Oct 28, 2012 @ 09:29PM

Just a question, where do you get products from "Rocky Mountain Soap"?

2. Life in the Fast Lane Blog (Natalie)   |   Mon Oct 29, 2012 @ 03:21PM

Hey Janessa! I go to their store, but you can also order online at www.rockymountainsoap.com They have stores in Edmonton, Calgary, and a few other places.
Have a good day!

3. Rachel   |   Thu Nov 01, 2012 @ 12:51PM

I recommend using mayonnaise (I know eww right?) or an egg mixed with about half a tsp of honey, let it sit for 10-15 minutes, and then wash out, and use regular shampoo, it really makes your hair bouncy shiny and sooo easy to deal with, you just need to make sure you don't put too much honey in or it will make your hair sticky! I don't do this every week, but if you have dull or frizzy hair, this will definitely help!

Great post by the way Natalie,

Rachel