I have spoken a little bit about going low tox over on my personal Instagram (@chloeawilson) and here. Through listening to some podcasts around the topic (I'll share these in another blog post) and doing my research I began to realise how harmful the everyday products we use are for our bodies, and the disruption they have from the inside out, from our hormones to our skin to name some.
One night I went into the bathroom and went through what I was using, I practically through everything out after reading the labels and then hopped onto Nourished Life, a website dedicated to low tox products, and made my first order to start making those life changing low tox swaps with my everyday products. It's been a process since then and still is as to do it all at once is a big change, but every time I shop I try and make the better choices now and I feel like my body has never been happier.
I thought I would share with you my first Nourished Life delivery and the beauty products I chose to begin my low tox journey..
In the name of keeping it raw and real, this is the 'before I placed everything beautifully for the unboxed photo' photo.
My first order of low tox products from Nourished Life.
Dr Bronner's Hand Sanitising Spray 59ml
This hand sanitiser is by far one of my favourite products ever. Not only is it obviously sanitising, it is also beautifully calming. Sometimes I even just spray it around like a mist and I have even used it to clean my glasses. I don't think I could ever go back to using those highly potent and toxic hand sanitisers ever again after discovering this product. If you are like me and find the standard gel like hand sanitisers over powering and skin drying (there's a toxic reason in the ingredients that they are like that and it isn't good for your skin!), then this is a must try.
Dr Bronner's Organic Hand & Body Lotion - Lavender Coconut 237ml
I use this moisturiser daily, primarily on my legs. I have sensitive skin so finding a body moisturiser that makes my skin happy is really important to me. It's not oily, dries quickly for those rushed mornings and leaves my skin feeling soft all day, and of course it smells amazing (I have a deep love for anything lavender).
Inika Certified Organic Foundation Trial Pack - 'Light'
This trial pack was so much fun to try out. I haven't yet purchased the full size products yet due to the fact that I pretty much never wear makeup anymore (I will go into this deeper in another blog post) unless it's for an event or special reason, not even to work, but I loved all of it, especially the 'Grace' mineral powder. It gave a natural flawless finish, perfect for everyday wear. I do though intend on restarting my makeup kit with entirely Inika eventually. I recently bought the Inika mascara from my hair salon which I am really excited to try out.
Inika Micellar Cleansing Rosewater 100ml
Cleansing is something I've always struggled with as so many products in the past have made a total mess of my sensitive skin, yes, even the apparently devoted 'sensitive' products on the market. This cleanser though is absolutely divine, it takes makeup off effortlessly, doesn't dry out my skin and leaves it glowing. I even use it when I don't wear makeup just to freshen up. I absolutely adore this product and will most definitely be keeping it in my routine on a regular.
Vanessa Megan White Tea Antioxidant Day Cream - Sample Sachet
I only purchased the sample sachet as once again with my skin I'm very weary about what I use especially when it comes to moisturisers. For the few times I used this though I loved it and would like to try it again for a longer period.
Vanessa Megan Marine Collagen Anti-Ageing Night Cream - Sample Satchet
Again I only purchased the sample sachet, but this was seriously amazing. I've never used anything with collagen in it before, but I feel like I could sense the amazing things it was doing to my skin as soon as I applied it. I would definitely like to try it again like the day cream for a longer period.
Vanessa Megan Darling Natural Perfume 15ml
I am not a spray deodorant person and never have been, but perfume is something I enjoy wearing daily so swapping this out for a low tox version was a must try. This perfume was everything I thought it would be, subtle, but floral and sweet. I am in dire need of another bottle, I loved it so much that I actually miss it.
Vanessa Megan Vanilla Pod Roll On Deodorant 50ml
I've been using this daily ever since I purchased it and I love it. Although depending on your personal body, natural deodorant may not have the desired affect, so I recommend trying out different ones until you find one that works with your body. Swapping to natural deodorant is indeed a journey in itself. I intend on trying out others, but my skin and I have loved this since I began using it.
Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Hand Cream - Sample Sachet
I purchased a sample sachet of this as I already had moisturisers that I love and use daily, but it was fun to try out. I've always wanted to try out Weleda products and this did not disappoint. Although if I were to get another I probably would get one that's a little less fragrant as I'm a lover of the subtle scents.
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All my love,