Here are our top 5 tips to help you on your way:
1. Swap your shower gel. You slather shower gel over your entire body every single day, so it makes sense to choose a natural formula that is free from toxins such as SLS, parabens and phthalates.
We recommend: Oh-Lief Natural Body Wash, which is handmade using a base of organic extra virgin olive oil and beeswax. It is naturally foaming, with no harsh chemicals, artificial fragrances or colours.
2. Switch your hand wash. Think back over the past 24 hours; how many times have you washed your hands? Too many times to count, right? Instead of lathering your hands with a chemical-laden soap or hand wash each time, put a natural, chemical-free alternative by your sink instead.
We recommend: Neom Organic Hand Washes, containing 100% natural ingredients and 71% certified organic ingredients.
We recommend: Essential Care Gentle Herb Shampoo – the first ever shampoo to be certified by The Soil Association.
We recommend: Sage Roll On Fragrance Oils, available in a range of decadent scents and containing no chemicals, water or alcohol.
We recommend: The Big Green Smile, a website that sells a wide range of natural products and allows you to view product selection by those that have been certified by The Soil Association, as well as other governing bodies.
Do you have any other suggestions for limiting your body’s exposure to chemicals?
Article by resident beauty writer Jenni Retourné of Style with Substance. With a career in the beauty industry spanning almost a decade, Jenni has a huge interest in health and nutrition, believing that everything you eat has an effect both on the outside and inside.