Non-toxic Personal Care

We are unknowingly exposed to hundreds of chemicals a day from our personal care products, and it is time that we took notice. Everything that we put on our body gets absorbed and can influence our health, causing numerous conditions ranging from skin irritations and headaches to chronic diseases, hormone imbalance, infertility and cancer. The good news is that there is a wide range of non-toxic, chemical free skin care, body care, and personal items to choose from. You don’t have to sacrifice beauty and luxury for health… you can have it all!

The following are my favorite products on the market, that actually take the terms “Organic, Natural and Chemical-Free” to heart. With all of the marketing and advertising out there, it is often extremely difficult to know what is best, so here are the fruits of my labor… always clean, pure and most important effective. 

The best non-toxic personal care products…

Best Deodorant

Non-toxic Deodorant

Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant

Best Fabric Softener 

Aluminum-Free Baking Soda

read more in “Toxins in Fabric Softener”

Best Day Facial Lotion

best non toxic day moisturizer

Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF 30 by Eminence

 

Best Hydrating Night Face Lotion

best non toxic face lotion

    Frankincense Hydrating Cream by Neal’s Yard Remedies

Best Anti-Aging Cream

Best non toxic anti aging cream

Elixir Vitae by Tata Harper

 

Best Body Lotion

Best non toxic body lotion

Coconut and Vanilla Body Lotion by EO

  Best Skin Brightening Serum

Best non toxic brightening serum

Bright Skin Licorice Root Booster-Serum by Eminence Organics

Best Anti Aging Skin Serum

Best non toxic anti aging serum

Firm Skin Acai Booster Serum by Eminence Organics

Best Facial Cleanser

Best non toxic facial cleanser

Deep Clean Facial Cleanser by Osmosis Skincare

Best Facial Toner Mist

Best non toxic toner

Clear Activating Mist by Osmosis


Best Skin Cleansing and Exfoliating System

 Clarisonic Brush with 4 Speeds for Face and Body

Best Facial Exfoliation Wash (gentle)

best non toxic exfoliater

Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant by Eminence

Best Exfoliation Scrub

best non toxic exfoliator

Cranberry Gommage by Arcona

Best Age Corrective Under Eye Cream

best non toxic under eye cream

Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum by Eminence

Best Natural Peel Masque

best non toxic peel

Yam and Pumpkin Enzyme Peel by Eminence

Best Make Up Remover

best non toxic make up remover

Make Up Remover by Derma E

Best Moisturizing Sunblock

Best non toxic sunscreen

Keys Solar Rx Sunblock

Best Aloe Vera Gel

Aubrey Organics Pure Aloe Vera Gel

Best Fluoride-free Toothpaste

Auromere Fresh Mint Toothpaste

Best Body Wash

Best non toxic body wash soap

Peppermint Pure Castile Liquid Soap by Dr. Bronner’s

Best Shaving Cream

Best non toxic shaving cream

Mango Vanilla Shaving Cream by Alba Organics

 

Best Men’s Shaving Cream

Best non toxic mens shaving cream

North Woods Men’s Stock Shaving Cream by Aubrey

Best Men’s After Shave

Best non toxic mens after shave

North Woods Men’s After Shave by Aubrey

Best Men’s Cologne

best non toxic cologne men

Herban Cowboy Cologne, Dusk

Best Hair Shampoo

Best non toxic shampoo

Rahua Shampoo by Amazon Beauty

Best Hair Conditioner

Best non toxic conditioner

Rahua Conditioner by Amazon Beauty

 Best Water Filter for the Shower

 Rainshow’r Shower Filter

 

Best Water Filter Dispenser

Zero Water Dispenser and Filtration System

Best Water Filter Pitcher

 Zero Water Filter Pitcher

Best Well Water Filtration System

Aquasana Rhino Whole House Water Filter – Well EQ-300-WELL

Best Whole House Water Filtration System

Aquasana EQ-300 Rhino Whole House Water Filter

Best Microwave Replacement

Hamilton Beach Toaster and Convection Oven 

Best Organic Tampon (Rayon, Pesticide-Free) 

Natracare Cotton Tampons

21 Comments

  • Reply Mary December 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Hi,
    I was wondering what can be used safely to help combat all of the static that builds up in the clothes in the dryer. I’ve heard that dryer sheets aren’t good either.
    Thanks,
    Mary

    • lauren
      Reply lauren December 21, 2011 at 3:47 pm

      Hi Mary,
      Static cling usually occurs from over drying your clothes and can be avoided if you lower the temperature a bit and shorten the drying time slightly. If there is a slight amount of moisture left in the clothes it will prevent the cling. Secondly, you can also try adding 1/4 cup of vinegar to the wash cycle as well, this is shown to be effective as well in many cases. Thanks for the question!

  • Reply Cheesa April 17, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Due to the fact that the world has been changing drastically that is why we need to certainly practice proper hygiene and be totally aware of things specially when it concerns our health. Undeniably health is the only wealth that enables us to go through life’s difficulties so we must be very careful then.

  • Reply Mary @ Fit and Fed August 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Lots of good ideas here. There’s really no end to the research you could do. I could use a shower filter, the one you have here is reasonably priced. The water supply in my town is completely pure, from a mountain watershed where people are not allowed to go (Cedar River). Yet due to a newer national regulation the city was required to start adding chlorine, and I noticed the change in my hair immediately, it’s much less soft.

  • Reply Cathy September 25, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Hi Lauren,I’m looking for an all natural make up to use,do you have any suggestions?

    • Reply Rachel February 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      Cathy,
      My teen daughter and I love the products from 100% Pure. If you live in California, you may be lucky enough to have a store nearby, but we order online. Wonderful, fruit-pigmented, non-toxic products!

      • lauren
        Reply lauren February 20, 2013 at 4:11 pm

        Oh great suggestion! As a Cali resident, I will have to start looking around for them.

  • Reply Abbie March 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Do you have recommendations on the best natural shampoos/conditioners and other hair care products? If this is covered in a different post, sorry, I searched and couldn’t find anything!

    • lauren
      Reply lauren March 29, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      I LOVE Griffin Remedy. I use the Restorative Shampoo and the Restorative Conditioner. Really hydrating, gentle, with no synthetic smells. Leaves my hair really soft, moisturized without being heavy. Enjoy!

    • Reply Sharon April 4, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      When I decided to sell Norwex Enviro products I tried them all and very much to my surprise I loved t
      he shampoo and conditioner…I wasn’t expecting to!

  • Reply Dana April 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I am enjoying your website. Thank you for sharing all this great information!
    Please sign me up for your newsletter. Thanks.

  • Reply mil-prf-81705 February 11, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I have been using the Mychelle products for my face and love them. I will try try the Bija Body products. Thanks for your research and recommendations!

    • Lauren aka The Holy Kale
      Reply Lauren aka The Holy Kale February 13, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      You are welcome!

  • Reply Amy June 2, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Hi Lauren! I’ve been following your blog for a little over a year now and am currently reading your book…kudos to you on an awesome job! I have a question I am hoping you can answer. Do you have any recommendations for natural hair dye? I am prematurely graying (it is genetic) and have been using chemical laden hair dye for years, but within the last year I have started replacing my personal care and cleaning products with natural and chemical-free alternatives. The hair dye is the last of my toxic care products I am still using. I just can’t accept the fact that I am sooo gray at only 36 so there is no chance I will go natural! I am hoping there is a brand of natural hair dye you can recommend. Many thanks!

    • Lauren aka The Holy Kale
      Reply Lauren aka The Holy Kale June 3, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      Hi Amy, there is good news and not so good news. There are plenty of natural hair dyes for dark hair (browns, blacks etc.). What color hair are you? If you are blonde, that is more difficult. With that being said, if you are getting highlights, that dye is not touching your scalp so the transfer of the chemicals to the body is minimal. The majority of transfer is during the actual dying process where you breathe in the chemicals. Are you dying the whole head or can you do highlights?

  • Reply Vijay February 12, 2015 at 3:54 am

    Hi Kale,

    My 20 year old daughter has severe acne, can you recommend treatment or creams/clays/diet?

    Is Acne hereditary?

    Thanks,
    Vijay

    • Lauren aka The Holy Kale
      Reply Lauren aka The Holy Kale March 15, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      Hi Vijay, please email me directly at lauren@theholykale.com. Unfortunately this is not as simple as it may seem and there are many factors involved. Thank you!

  • Lauren aka The Holy Kale
    Reply Lauren aka The Holy Kale April 10, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Hi Yasel, sorry about that! I found another brand that I have been loving called Schmidts Deodorant – I am loving the Lavendar and Sage, but they have other natural scents as well. Check them out!

    • Lauren aka The Holy Kale
      Reply Lauren aka The Holy Kale April 10, 2015 at 4:55 pm

      Sorry, here is the link to the deodorant: HERE

  • Reply Debra February 25, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Lauren: what is an effective cleanse for getting dark commercial dye off of scalp/neck after a hair coloring? staining to this extent this has never happened to her before, It is making my daughter feel ill, and we cant get it off. I am concerned that some things (like oil scrub) might push it into her skin…thanks for any brainstorming suggestions .

    • Lauren The Holy Kale
      Reply Lauren The Holy Kale February 29, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      Hey Debra, hope I am not too late! Have you tried clay/mud? I would use a product called Medi Magma by Premier Research Labs. You would want to rub it directly into the scalp and let it sit for 10 minutes. This is not for getting the color out of the scalp as much as it is for getting the toxins out of the scalp – the most important. Following this I would do a detoxifying bath or foot soak to make sure the toxins fully release from the body. I would use a product called Medi Body Bath. I would also make sure she is drinking lots of purified water (half her weight in ounces daily), and lots of cleansing foods like cruciferous veggies, cilantro, parsley, ginger, onion and garlic.

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