I like to get dirty – this is how I get clean.

My shower is a place to relax, refresh & recuperate. I’m definitely a personal care product hoarder – since I do have so many projects I try to switch out my shower products about every 4 weeks.

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If you read my blog or any of my social media you already know that I’ve switched out all my TOXIC personal care and household products for safe non-toxic products. Every now and again I like to reinforce why this is so important and now is one of those times.

Toxic ingredients are endocrine disruptors, leading to cancer, autoimmune diseases and other illnesses. I was amazed that EVERY product that I had contained toxic ingredients. Even my beautiful, expensive makeup that I thought was so ‘perfect’! I was shocked because I thought the high-quality products in fancy stores were made from quality ingredients- but I was fooled- by advertising.

Our skin absorbs 60% of any topical product we use and more than 10,000 ingredients are allowed for use in our personal care items. Many of these ingredients are hazardous to our health but they are used in everything from makeup to shampoo and cleaning products!

I cannot stress enough that I do not share this to scare anyone or be a fear monger – I share this information because I genuinely care about people I want to educate everybody so they can live a safe, eco-conscious and green lifestyle.

Now, don’t stress out. There are tons of resources out there to help you make the switch.

You can download the thinkdirty app and easily scan products to find out their rating.
http://www.thinkdirtyapp.com/

Visit environmental working group’s website for information unsafe ingredients.
http://www.ewg.org/
http://www.ewg.org/skindeep

Follow various different blogs and social media accounts of people just like me promoting non-toxic lifestyles. Check out who I’m following on Instagram.
http://www.instagram.com/omgitsaims

Below are the safe products I use everyday in the shower aka I’m currently I’m getting clean with these products:

Hair 🙆

@sheamoisture4u Peace Rose Oil Complex Shampoo & Conditioner.
These products give my hair a sexy and romantic aroma. Made with certified organic Shea Butter that’s blended with Peace Rose Oil Complex – together they create a hydrating formula that nourishes and makes my hair silky, soft and smooth. Always made with certified organic ingredients and fair trade ingredients.

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Face 💁
@dermae Purifying Gel Cleanser.
This powerful but non-irritating cleanser washes away any sweat, oil and toxin buildup, leaving my skin refreshed, blackhead free and glowing. It’s fragrance-free, sulfate-free and pH balanced that contains some of the most powerful minerals and natural toxin fighters from the earth and from the sea. Also 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, GMO-free.

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@pureSOL Original Konjac Facial Sponge.
This sponge has changed my skincare routine for the better. It gently exfoliates skin, deep cleans and removes any toxins and impurities. It is extremely soft and gentle for everyday skin care. After one use I noticed that my skin was softer and had a more even texture. completely natural, eco-friendly and free of parabens, sulphates & chemicals. It is biodegrade, cruelty free and vegan. After use, you can compost the sponge and feel good about the environment!

Body
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@100percentpure Pink Grapefruit Shower Gel. This vibrant grapefruit smell is great pick-me-up for sleepy mornings. The gel contains therapeutic herbs, rose hydrosol, green tea and seaweed nourish. This natural formula is free of sulfates or any other detergents, free of artificial fragrances or perfumes, free of dyes, free of chemical preservatives or any other toxins. True to the name this shower gel is truly 100% Pure.

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@emmausbeauty Smiling Beads Body Wash.
I use this wash after working out and when my back breakouts – this natural and non-toxic boxy wash really deep cleans pores, exfoliates dry, dead, and dull skin cells, allowing new, glowing skin to surface. Made with Glycolic Acid, Salicylic , Pumice Powder, and Sunflower Seed Wax, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Pumice Powder, Sunflower Seed Wax, and Peppermint Leaf Extract. 
✨Use my coupon code CX2LQNN to get 30% off Emmaus Beauty Products!

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@yestocarrots Yes To Natural Man Shaving Cream.
Yes your eyes aren’t deceiving you this is men’s shaving cream (no I don’t smell like a man, the scent is very clean and not manly smelling at all.)
The reason I use a “man’s: shaving cream is…
1. I searched high and low for a natural shaving cream and this is what I found.
2. It’s amazing shaving cream – leaves my skin velvety and I never get any cuts or nicks.
The formulation contains calming aloe and protective vitamin E for maximum comfort and super-close results. 
Even though the shaving cream is amazing and contains some Certified Organic Ingredients – I know that I could be using something  that doesn’t contain all the ingredients this product has – basically I need to find a shaving creaam that’s a more natural alternative. I’m 100% open to suggestions if you have any leave them in the comments below.⬇ Thanks!

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@bubbleandbee Lime Organic Shower Gel.
The shower gel is rich, foamy and smells just like a fresh-squeezed lime (perfect WAKE UP AMY scent.) Made with only with pure, organic lime essential oil, not a synthetic fragrance, this soap-based gel is chemical-free. Added vegetable glycerin helps moisturize skin while saponified organic oils give tons of foamy suds. This product is Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Gluten-free, contains No sodium lauryl sulfate or parabens and No synthetic chemicals of any kind! This is the soap I used when my toddler cousins come to visit they love the scent, the cute bumble bee logo, and the big foamy fun suds, and I love that it’s safe/non-toxic.

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@sheamoisture4u African Black Soap 2-in-1 Body Wash & Bubble Bath.
This body wash is what I reach for most days, my skin feels always feels hydrated, squeaky clean and it helps keep my skin clear. I tend to use this wash daily because it really balances my oily skin for a clearer appearance. Made with natural and certified organic ingredients. Oats help soothe irritated skin while absorbing excess oil. Aloe moisturizes and calms dry sensitive skin. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant highly effective in protecting skin from free radical damage. When I’m in the mood to relax and unwind I add a capful to warm water to create a spa bath.

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