Beauty Products

Dr. Izzabella published her preferred toxin-free beauty products, particularly ones that don’t stress thyroid function.

This got me to thinking about what I use.

Soaps

An inexpensive bottle of Castile Soap (olive oil and lye) can be diluted and fragranced however I want for the purposes I want. For immune boosting hand soap, I add thieves oil, and for shampoo/ body wash I add lavender.

Better yet, if I put in some effort, I can harvest soap weed roots right outside my door. Slices of this Yucca root are great for scrubbing off the summer sweaty grime. It smells fresher than any fragranced soap I’ve ever used.

Skin Care

Lotion bars made from melting beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter together, feel fabulously luxurious.

Castor oil can relieve dry skin and cracked heels.

Non-petroleum jelly is less toxic than regular petroleum jelly, and merely consists of olive oil, shea butter, and beeswax. It sticks to raw skin just as well as the original and smells better in my opinion.

Frankincense and Tea tree oil relieve acne WHEN applied regularly.

Makeup

For cosmetics, I am switching to Young Living’s savvy Minerals. The “natural” makeup commonly sold around here had a negative effect on my thyroid function, so for now, it’s SM or nothing. For lips, though, I made some lip balm from the trusty old beeswax and a bit of peppermint oil added for a plumping effect.

Anyone else find non-toxic products they love?

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