CLEAN BEAUTY and WELLNESS: PART of a FIT LIFESTYLE
You may be wondering … does a clean skin care and wellness section belong on a fitness coaching website? Yes, it does! Here’s why, in short…
What you put ON your body is just as important as what you put IN your body and in your environment.
Consider this… have you or anyone you know struggled with infertility? Hormone imbalances? Regular sickness and missed work? Cancer? What about “smaller” issues like brain fog, fatigue, headaches, gut health or weight gain? Did you know that our beauty, home cleaning, and wellness routines (or lack thereof) may have contributed to these very real struggles?!
Some common products that may contain toxic ingredients that could harm your health include: Antibacterial wipes, body lotion, hair care, household cleaners, sunscreen, candles/air fresheners, make-up, laundry detergent, over-the-counter medication. This page exists to help you find some better brands to make safer swaps for these products!
PLUS…when you sign up for a personal training or nutrition program, you’ll get a FREE consult in this area of your life as well!
WHAT ARE CLEAN BEAUTY AND WELLNESS PRODUCTS?
“Clean” products are those that are nearly or entirely free of potentially harmful ingredients. They are safer and more natural, and many have the potential to actually improve your health rather than cause problem. They keep the health and safety of you and the environment in mind, and in some cases, such as with essential oils, they can actually benefit or proactively protect your health when you use them!
Think of it just like fitness and weight loss when we focus on “clean eating” and the saying, “You are what you eat”. These concepts encourage us to avoid processed, junky, man-made and chemical-laden foods. Clean eating means focusing on healthy foods that not only help us lose unwanted weight, but improve our health and well-being. The same concept applies with “clean living” products that we use in our daily lives.
To learn more about this, check out my blog post “Is Your Beauty Routine Harming Your Health?”
CLEAN BRANDS I TRUST
High end skin care, body care, and makeup that has banned 1,800 questionable ingredients from their products (the U.S. only bans 30 of these ingredients!) They go through rigorous screening, are responsibly sourced, use recyclable packaging and perform amazingly well (they are worn on the red carpet often!) BeautyCounter also advocates for law changes and has already helped to change legislation in order to get safer products into the hands of everyone.
The highest quality, unadulterated essential oils you can find with Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (which goes above the qualifications of organic). The oils can support mental and emotional health, our physical bodies, are great cleaning products, and make your home smell amazing. They go through rigorous testing, are backed by tons of research, and have a Co-Impact sourcing model that creates jobs with fair wages, empowers communities and protects the plant sources for sustainability. Additionally, DoTerra offers natural supplements made with essential oils that have the potential to seriously improve your overall health and sense of well being.