I use vegan soap that I buy at Whole Foods. I love it. It doesn’t dry out my skin, it smells amazing (I’m currently using an almond-scented variety), and best of all, it doesn’t have any chemicals in it.
Take a look at the list of ingredients in any of your standard beauty products, and you’ll see they are so full of junk it isn’t even funny. Many people are concerned about the chemicals they eat or drink, but they might not think about the chemicals they put on their skin.
Our skin absorbs chemicals, and that can have negative impacts on us and our environment.
How are natural beauty products better for the environment?
Natural beauty products have less chemical by-products, and that causes less impact on us and the world in the general. These products are often made in small batches, not in giant factories that are spewing out all kinds of junk into the air, and then they add to their huge carbon footprint when they ship this stuff all over the world.
Local, natural beauty products generally use less plastic products, as well; or they’ll make their packaging from recycled materials. Factories have millions of pounds of waste output, and that’s not even counting all the waste they pour into the water systems.
If you’re serious about looking for natural products that are also good for the environment, make sure you buy local. You can get these kinds of products at stores like Whole Foods or at your local farmers markets.
Supporting your local economy is always a good thing, and you can get some pretty cool stuff out of it as well. Try purchasing some of the produce from farmers markets: healthy eating can be a “beauty product” all its own.
How are natural beauty products better for you?
This is hardly rocket science we’re talking about. Artificial chemicals are not good for us. When you look for products for your family, consider their needs. You might need to invest in natural shampoos and conditioners if you have people with long hair, and skin-care products for your teens can be very effective if they’re natural.
Teens and tweens go through lots of hormonal changes. The chemicals in some skin care products can wreak havoc on their skin. Natural products can be great for their acne, and your girls will definitely appreciate that.