Finding new ways to live a healthier lifestyle is MY THING! I love to find new products, services and ways to enhance my lifestyle aside from nutrition. Eating for your health is incredibly important and crucial but what you use on your hair, face, body, etc is equally as important. I believe that everything is connected. To live a healthy lifestyle is to be well rounded and balanced.
I wanted to share with you lovely readers and lovers of veggies a few of my favorite products to use in the shower (this means shampoo, conditioner, body wash and moisturizer- for out the shower). When I discover something new I will share that with you but for now here are my top products (for now at least)!
(Disclaimer: these are my opinions, no one is paying me for this. I just want to share which products I like in order to encourage a well rounded healthy, natural lifestyle)
Shampoo & Conditioner
What: Organix Tea Tree Mint Shampoo & Conditioner
What’s so good about it: I am a big fan of sulfate free, paraben free and natural ingredients. I love to look at the back of my products and see that there isn’t a list of a ton of chemicals I can’t pronounce. Though this isn’t necessarily 100% organic as the name implies, it does have primarily natural ingredients to restore the natural moisture, texture and bounce to your hair. I started off with the Coconut Shampoo & Conditioner which primarily moisturizes the hair. I have curly hair so I need the extra moisture and the other shampoos I was using were not cutting it. After one wash, I converted. My hair was lively, soft and shiny. I want to try the rest of their products but so far the tea tree mint and coconut are my two favorites. The tea tree invigorates the scalp and is incredibly healing and the scent is heavenly!
Where you can get it: Local Drug/Beauty Supply Store, Costs around $7-8
Deep Conditioner & Hair Oil
What: Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Intense Moisturizing Treatment & Penetrating Oil
What’s so good about it: Let’s face it, the new moroccan argan oil trend has you curious. It had me curious! I just was not in to spending over $40 for a bottle of oil or going to a salon and paying a fortune. You get to experience the benefits of argan oil for a decent price without the worries of putting gunk in your hair. The intense moisturizing treatment is a perfect deep conditioner especially if your hair is dry and brittle. I make sure to apply more at my ends to seal split ends. After I shampoo and condition my hair, I let my hair dry slightly and add a dime sized amount (maybe a bit more) of the penetrating argan oil. Not only does it smell delicious, it prevents frizz and keeps curls tame and sensual.
Where you can get it: Local Drug/Beauty Supply Store, Costs around $8-9
What: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap: 18-in-1 Hemp Lavender Castile Soap (CERTIFIED FAIR TRADE)
What’s so good about it: I live for this soap. I have used this practically my entire life. I have super sensitive skin and for some time suffered from eczema, and trust me feeling dry and itchy is NOT fun. This soap comes in an array of scents but I just prefer lavender because of it’s calming and relaxing quality. The best thing about this soap is: it lasts FOREVER. Seriously. It lasts maybe about 4 months or more depending on if you’re using it for the other 18 uses aside from bathing yourself. For sensitive skin it’s light and is made with organic oils so you’re not putting any chemical mumbo jumbo on your lovely skin. What makes this even MORE AMAZING is that it is organic and certified fair trade. You’re not only doing something great for your body, you’re helping society. Spread the word! Grab a bottle of this good stuff.
Where you can get it: Local Health Food Store, Target, Walgreens for around $13-16
Moisturizer (for your body)
What: Organic Fiji 12 oz Lavender Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil for Face, Body & Hair
What’s so good about it: Have you heard the latest? Coconut oil is the greatest. Coconut is by far the most versatile oil in existence. Interested in the benefits? Check out the article from Natural News.com. Moving on, I am a huge fan of coconut oil from cooking with it to using it as an all natural organic moisturizer. There is nothing that makes my skin feel as supple, smooth and healthy. As I mentioned before I have incredibly sensitive skin so using these so called “sensitive skin” moisturizers with a ton of chemicals I can barely pronounce really does no justice for my body. This moisturizer has two ingredients. JUST TWO: Coconut oil and lavender (and I can pronounce BOTH!). I use this oil after my shower when my skin is still wet so it can absorb the full benefit of this phenomenal oil. The oil does not leave a greasy residue and is 100% organic and cold pressed. Not only is this great for your skin, it is an amazing treatment for dry and dull hair.
Where you can get it: Whole Foods, Mrs. Greens or OrganicFiji.com, $25
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
That’s all for now readers!
Peace, love and natural living (and don’t forget NO BEEF!),