toiletries

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Toiletry Must Haves

Toiletries are such a necessity and I cannot believe they aren’t talked about more often! Like let’s be honest, we are all SO picky about our make up, our clothes, our food… but when it comes to toothpaste and tampons we just grab one off the shelf?? UH no. 

Of course we all have our favorite things, but how much do we know about whats in them? And do we really even care? You might not now, but give me 5 minutes of your time and I’ll tell you why you should!

Deodorant - a must!

First off, lets talk deodorant! The first time I tried natural deodorant, I was not convinced – It’s more expensive, it doesn’t work, it’s just a giant pain, really. So I chose to ignore what I had been told about how terrible traditional deodorant was for you and moved on with my life.

But the facts kept following me around and it was eating me up that I was knowingly not taking care of my body!

PAUSE- If you don’t know what the big deal about traditional deodorant is, let me fill you in! 

Traditional Deodorant contains Aluminum and Parabens which have been linked to cancer and diseases like alzheimer’s. I totally get that you aren’t eating your deodorant but toxins are absorbed through the skin as well!   

 

So, anyway, I set out to find a natural aluminum free deodorant that would actually work! What I found was NATIVE, and I am completely hooked!! This stuff is so great guys! They even sent me two travel sizes for free with my order and they’ve been tiny life savers because, lets be real, my mornings only look calm and collected on snapchat. I forget even the most important things constantly, ya feel!?

Obviously, we have to talk tampons!

Your vagina is your friend y’all and I know that once a month it sure as hell feels like you aren’t friends… but shut up, yes you are. Remember, your skin ABSORBS and your lady parts are a whole lot more absorptive than your arm pits so like HELLO pay attention! 

An old coworker of mine used to make fun of me and joke that I probably use organic tampons, and this got me thinking… like wait is that a thing? I had never even considered what was in a tampon or if it was good or bad, I mean its not like the options are just endless in that department… its kinda just the thing you use and thats it, right? 

The alternative is well, not for everyone, but that shouldn’t mean I’m doomed to make my baby maker a toxin absorption center!

Luckily for us ladies, the girls at LOLA have figured this shit out! Their tampons are 100% organic cotton & thats it! I wish I could tell you about all the bad stuff in other tampons, but the thing is they are not required to disclose that information… so obviously the don’t. IDK ABOUT YALL- but thats just a little terrifying.

As if all of this wasn’t enough, LOLA also delivers monthly. I mean guys, it just doesn’t get any better than this.

Next order of business are those pearly whites! - Toothpaste

Two things – whitening & brushing. 

Brushing your teeth is just a thing you do mmkay? and then whitening is something extra you do because who doesn’t want a dazzling white smile?? 

I use Thieves Dentarome Ultra toothpaste and I love it! I love the taste, and it certainly has made my teeth whiter.

Now, the debate on fluoride goes on and on, but I won’t get into all of that. I really am just into the idea of using a more natural product and this all natural essential oil toothpaste does the trick for me! 

Whitening!

Even though the Thieves toothpaste whitened my teeth I wanted more!! Baking soda definitely works but it’s way gross, and I just wasn’t about it. Whitening strips or treatments at the dentist were also a no go because they make my teeth so extremely sensitive. So, I tried Avistar Care Natural Charcoal Whitener & Detoxifier, and was SOLD. Their charcoal is infused with coconut, and really truly works! I wish I had before and after pictures for you guys but I mean lets be honest… that would mean I had my life together… and I very obviously do not!

I used my charcoal after I brushed in the morning or night or both for about two weeks, now I just add it into my morning about once a week and everything is perfectly up-kept! The results aren’t as fast as strips or the dentist but for teeth that aren’t sensitive, like, there is not even a question in my mind which I prefer!

What toiletries so you swear by?? I would love to know your must haves in the comments!! 

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