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:

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New at Target: Natural Haircare

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I didn’t think it was possible to love Target more, but during my last trip to Target I discovered that they’re adding more and more natural products and brands to their shelves. When I say “natural,” I’m talking about brands that have ingredients that meet strict organic standards, have no sulfates, parabens, or other chemicals I can’t even pronounce.
During my latest trip @target I discovered a Natural Haire Care section. This section was stocked with an abundance of different natural haircare brands, some that I’ve seen at Target before and some that are completely new to me (Attitude, Soapbox, Renpure, & SoCozy.)

I took notes of the different brands in my phone and when I got home I researched each brand. I always do this when seeing new brands that are in natural sections at stores, I want to make sure that each brand is truly all natural and contain only ingredients that are safe to use.

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My Dirty Little Secret.

As you may already know using all natural and organic makeup is essential in my beauty regime, but there was a time when I was not well-read about the harsh chemicals lurking in my products. 🌿🌺💉✖

There are some products that are safer than others – to find out what your products rates you can always scan your products using the think dirty app or go to http://www.ewg.org/skindeep

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