Learn to live naked. Not nudist colony naked, but simple ingredient naked.
You can make your own healthy products at home with just a few simple ingredients.
Saves a ton of money. Saves a ton of time driving all over town (or waiting for Amazon to deliver them, yeah, I couldn’t live without Amazon either).
Plus you have absolute confidence and control over the ingredients you are exposing your body to.
The first step toward a healthy lifestyle is eating food with healthy ingredients, right?
Eliminate processed foods, avoid additives, preservatives, artificial colors, blaa, blaa, blaa.
No question that this is a critical step. We think of good nutrition as nourishment for the INSIDE of our body.
But does it make sense to slather endocrine-disrupting skincare products, pour toxic hair care products on our heads and inhale/absorb household cleaning products with known respiratory issues?
Our bodies do an amazing job fighting off pathogens and eliminating harmful substances, but when we are stressed by illness or fatigue or just the right gene gets flipped on, those processes don’t work as well.
Then we can get really sick.
Make no mistake about it–your body absorbs chemicals transdermally (through the skin), transmucosally (through mucus membranes such as the nose or mouth) very easily. Many drugs are administered that way.
As a wise person once said, you should be able to safely eat whatever products you put on your skin or breathe into your lungs.
The Environmental Working Group is my go-to website for research on product safety (food, cosmetics, cleaning products, etc).
Not only can you look up many products available on the market to determine their safety status in an easy to understand way, but you can also find which brands and products are the safest to use.
A plethora of education can be obtained at ewg.org.
You can certainly research and shop carefully for cosmetic products and cleaning solutions, but why?
In minutes you can make your own healthy products right in your own kitchen. You only need a few ingredients, you can add your own scents and, voila, you are nourishing your body on the OUTSIDE too.
Healthy Homemade Skincare Products
The graphic below provides links to recipes for skincare products and gives you a shopping list of ingredients along with links to where I buy mine.
Only 14 ingredients are necessary and some you probably already have, like coconut oil.
Don’t have time to make your own skincare products, you say?
Really, how much time does it take to make my favorite skin toner? About 5 seconds to mix up some alcohol-free witch hazel, vegetable glycerin and a couple drops of essential oils.
Note that essential oils are usually optional but they tremendously enhance the products’ effectiveness and make them smell awesome too.
I do keep some high quality, organic store-bought skincare products around as a backup when I don’t have time to whip up a batch of a homemade product or if I’m waiting for Amazon to deliver a particular ingredient.
Click on the graphic to see how easy it is:
Healthy Homemade Hair Care Products
If you’re like me, you are very particular about your hair care products.
When my suitcase was delayed on a recent flight, I got kinda’ panicky about being separated from my toiletries bag. 🙂 The thought of being without my hair goo was overwhelming!
You really only need about 5 ingredients to make a variety of hair care products.
Everyone’s hair is different and the good news is that most homemade recipes are adjustable to accommodate frizzy hair, dry hair, oily hair and different styling techniques.
I didn’t think I could live without my commercial brand of hair serum. But I LOVE my new homemade serum made from Castor Oil, of all things!
Click on the graphic below to start making your own healthy hair products:
Healthy Homemade Household Cleaning Products
Somehow we think that commercial cleaning products (sto’ bought, as my family calls them) work better than homemade products.
You may need a little more elbow grease using homegrown products, but I have found the ones I use to be equally effective and a whole lot less caustic than commercial products.
Cleaning products manufacturers, more than any other, are wildly unregulated.
We’d like to think that some government agency is testing the ingredients in every product and that someone is overseeing what cleaning product manufacturers do.
Sadly, that’s not true.
The EPA has reviewed a few hundred chemicals while there are nearly 85,000 chemicals currently approved for use that the federal government and consumers know little to nothing about.
So we are pretty much on our own to determine what’s safe to use.
In fact, for cleaning products, manufacturers don’t have to disclose their ingredients.
The EWG found that almost seven in 10 products use the terms “perfume” or “fragrance” or catch-all terms like “preservatives” that can hide the presence of chemicals such as bioaccumulative synthetic musks, linked to endocrine disruption and reproductive and developmental harm.
As of 2016, the EWG has analyzed more than 2500 cleaning products. Here are 3 important overall findings:
- Almost three-fourths contain ingredients which may have worrisome respiratory health effects. Of particular concern, such chemicals were routinely found in all-purpose spray cleaners.
- More than one-fourth of products scored moderate to high concern because they contain ingredients linked to cancer or may contain impurities linked to cancer.
- One-fifth of products scored moderate to high concern because they contain ingredients associated with developmental, endocrine or reproductive harm.
It’s super easy to make your own cleaning products. Bonus–they are WAY cheaper to make at home than to buy.
Click on the graphic below for the 10 ingredients and recipes to make your own cleaning products:
Here’s your simple change for the day: Live naked using simple ingredients to make your own Skincare, Hair Care and Household cleaning products.
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