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. 


Top row

  • Bulk carrier oils

    • 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.

  • Essential oils

    • 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. 

  • Dry brush 

    • I've had this for a while now but when it's time to buy another I'll make sure it's 100% compostable. 

Middle row 

  • 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.

Bottom row

  • 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’s skincare

    • 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. 

  • Homemade lotion

    • 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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Beauty, Favsalli cherry