We love our au naturale skincare and makeup but what about body products? Our skin is our LARGEST organ and any products we are using on our entire bodies (like body lotions and body wash) have the potential to really impact our health due to the surface area they cover (our skin absorbs 60-90% of what we put on it) so we REALLY want to avoid toxic nasties in body products! Here are some of our favourite ways to ensure the skin on our bodies are really being taken care of!
Hydrea Vegan Dry Body Brush
Made from natural Cactus plant bristles this brush will gently buff away dead skills cells without damaging the skin. Not only is dry body brushing an amazing way to buff away dead skin cells, it also helps improve circulation, lymphatic drainage, promotes detoxification and can improve skin texture and appearance. Simply buff in circular motions over the body before showing.
Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap- Lavender
This soap is one handy product to have at the ready. It can be used in over 18 different ways (even to clean teeth!) but in terms of body wash- it’s a winner! Made from Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil and Olive Oil it will leave skin feeling moisturised, cleansed and clean without stripping the skin's natural oils. Plus! It uses Lavender essential oil to leave you smelling amazing.
BRONZE by La Mav Summer Skin Salt Scrub
This scrub uses Pink Himalayan Salt and Magnesium Chloride to buff away dead skin cells with magnesium working to boost circulation (great for skin cell health). This scrub also uses Camellia Oil, Coconut Oil and Shea butter to leave skin smooth, hydrated and protected.
Mukti Botanique Lotion
This body lotion is the perfect post scrub/shave/shower boost of nourishment and moisture for your skin. It uses Vitamin C rich Kakadu Plum and Mango Seed alongside Macadamia Oil and Shea butter. This lotion absorbs quickly and will boost the skin with hydration, antioxidant free radical protection and essential fatty acids.
Weleda Sea Buckthorn Body Oil
Sea Buckthorn is rich in antioxidants and fatty acids, which work to protect the skin against free radical damage. Sea Buckthorn is also anti-inflammatory which is great for calming skin post scrub and improving skin texture.
Edible Beauty and Velvet Coffee Body Butter
If you’re after a more luxurious post-shower experience, this body butter is seriously beautiful. It uses Caffeine, Horse Tail and Grapefruit to boost circulation to skin cells so toxins can be removed and skin can be left looking it’s best. It also uses Shea Butter and Coconut oil to deeply hydrate the skin.
Black Chicken Remedies Axilla Deodorant Paste
This is one of the best natural deodorants I’ve found with a fantastic reputation in the natural beauty world as working the same if not BETTER than mainstream deodorants. Using Arrowroot, Sodium Bicarbonate and Organic Coconut Oil this deodorant will leave you feeling fresh all day while leaving underarms moisturised and happy. For the full rundown on our favourite natural deodorants look here
Hanako Therapies I Am… Inspired
Finally, as you’re about to walk out the door clean, smooth, moisturised and ready to take on the day there’s nothing quite like a spritz of your favourite scent! This gorgeous fragrance from Hanako not only smells amazing (Sandalwood, Sweet Orange and Lemon essential oils, yes please!), it also uses crystal infused water for deeper emotional support. Pretty special! For more of our favourite toxin free perfumes have a look here.