Clean Beauty: What's in my Medicine Cabinet
This house is the first place I've lived with a medicine cabinet and as a visual person I have to say, it's amazing. I can find everything so easily and lining my products up like this is pretty satisfying. I have very dry, sensitive skin so I need my skincare to be gentle and hydrating. Products that are free of harsh chemicals, preservatives, and synthetic fragrances are also a must because I have an autoimmune condition and don't want my hormones to get further out whack. Of course, recyclable/compostable packaging is also preferred! Here's what I've been using recently.
I use jojoba oil as a moisturizer and in my diy skin serums so I'm happy to be able to buy it package free from BYO Long Beach.
Most of my oils live in another part of the house, but Tea Tree and Yarrow Pom are in here because I use them often. I use Tea Tree as a spot treatment and Yarrow in my skincare routine.
Mini reusable silicone bag from Stasher
Stasher just released this size today (3/26) but I was able to snag one at Expo West and I love it. I use this to hold my essential oil rollers but it would be perfect for supplements or jewelry also.
I've had this for a while now but when it's time to buy another I'll make sure it's 100% compostable.
Lip balm from Meow Meow Tweet (compostable tube)
This is my go to when I'm craving moisture, I usually wear it overnight. It's great for cuticle care also. I like their essential oil free cacao scent.
Lip tint from URB Apothecary (compostable tube)
I wear this every day and love the light rose color of it. URB sells a vegan and non-vegan version so make sure you read the ingredients if buying locally.
Lipstick from Kjear Weis (refillable packaging)
I bought this to wear for my sister's wedding and it's by far the most luxurious makeup product I've ever owned! I have the color "believe" and it's the perfect neutral for my skin tone.
Makeup brushes in a recycled jar
These are from Alima Pure and RMS Beauty
Seamoss exfoliator from Cocokind
This exfoliator effortlessly removes dead skin cells but is gentle enough to use up to four times a week (I use it 1-2 times a week). I've talked about this in videos before and it's still my favorite exfoliator.
Superfood serum from Four Sigmatic
I just recently started using this (it was gifted to me at Expo West) so it's still a little early for me to give a full review. It's an avocado oil based serum with essential oils and mushroom extracts, it's not too heavy and it smells great.
Lavender toner from 100 Percent Pure
I bought this over the weekend right before my event at Crossroads Trading. It was on sale for $5 (down from $30?!) and it's been great as a makeup setting spray.
Rose cleansing milk from Evan Healy
This is a deep cleanser without the bad stuff (tight, stripped skin, etc). I use this every day and love it. I find that I only need about 1/2 a pump to clean my face so it ends up lasting a long time. It could be because I wear minimal make up though so keep that in mind.
Charcoal toothpaste from David's Toothpaste
This stuff is EWG verified and I love that it comes in a recyclable tube. I've tried lots of zero waste toothpaste recipes and enjoyed them, but Nick prefers a more conventional toothpaste so David's is a great compromise for us. I bought this charcoal flavor at Expo West but in the past, I've stocked up on their toothpaste on Black Friday at 30% off.
Toothbrushes from Brush with Bamboo and Preserve
We usually buy bamboo toothbrushes, but Nick bought a new one while he was traveling last month from Preserve. They use recycled plastic for their brushes and have a take-back program which is cool.
Nick uses a serum for his face and beard (made by me) with jojoba oil, and frankincense, copaiba, and blue tansy essential oils. I usually switch up the oils when I make a new batch, but I always go for ones that are anti-inflammatory and not photosensitive (no citrus oils). He also likes the Dark Angels exfoliator from Lush and I like that Lush has a package take-back program.
Rose water toner from Cocokind
A go-to classic, this stuff is organic rosewater and nothing else. I use it as a toner, makeup setting spray, in my hair, and as an afternoon pick me up.
This was SO easy to make! I just used some oils that I had around the house and I love it. You can find the recipe for it here. This particular version has Yarrow essential oil in it, hence the blue/green color.
Dental Lace (not vegan)
This is a refillable, plastic-free floss. It's great, but not vegan. Unfortunately, most vegan floss has some sort of plastic or synthetic in it- I can compost this floss which I love.
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