Top Clean Swaps
Making the switch to safer can be overwhelming. There are so many products that we use on a regular basis, exposing us to many different chemicals and ingredients.
Here's a Helpful Tip:
Don't know where to start? Start switching the products that you use the most or that stay on your skin the longest. Swap one product at a time. As you run out of a product that you're currently using, replace it with a safer/clean option.
Favorite Brand Recommendations
Beautycounter: skincare, makeup, body products, sun care
Innersense Organic Beauty: hair care
Molly's Suds: laundry products and household cleaners
Fontana Candle Co.: candles
Grow Fragrance: air fresheners and candles
Plant Therapy Essential Oils: essential oils and cleaner concentrates
Check your labels. Make a clean swap! Each and every swap makes a difference. For more product swap ideas, check my swaps page.
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Why Clean Deo
Antiperspirants Vs. Deodorant
Antiperspirants and deodorants work in different ways. There is a difference between an antiperspirant and a deodorant. To put it simply, antiperspirants fight both sweat and odor, while deodorants only fight odor. Both contain ingredients that interfere with the body's natural endocrine system.
What to Expect
Switching to a clean deodorant is a journey. Expect at least a four-week transition period. At first, there won't be a difference, but after a couple of days, body-odor and sweating will be more noticeable. When continuing to detox, there will be more body-odor and more sweating. It's important to be patient and not get discouraged. Thankfully, there are ways to help with the transition. In the end, you'll find that you will sweat, but you won't stink, and you'll ultimately apply less product.
How to Speed up the Detox
Brands I've Tried
Below is a personal review of the brands I have tried and in the order that I tried them over the last three years.
Schmidt's : 1/10
This was the first formula I ever tried. It would wipe right off and stain my clothes. The scent was practically nonexistent on my pits.
Native : 6/10
I loved this formula at first and the scent was great and it didn't stain my clothes that much. The formula was not long-lasting. I had to stop using this brand because they started to use undisclosed fragrance and their formulas were inconsistent.
Tom's of Maine : 6/10
I used to use this brand off-and-on regularly. I liked that the scent was subtle but still there, and the formula wasn't too wet. Some of their formulas irritated my pits. It lasted all day long, but it left major stains on my clothes that were hard to wash out.
Type A : 7.5/10
I liked this brand. The scent was both strong and pleasant. I liked that it didn't stain my clothes. Ultimately, I couldn't get past the wet formula and it didn't last all day.
Beautycounter : 10/10
I was impressed with Beautycounter's Clean Deo. The formula wasn't too dry or too wet. The scent was strong and lasted all day. I haven't had any irritation nor major staining on my clothes. I already trust this brand with their formulations, performance, and transparency.
Things to Consider
Think about how your skin may react to baking soda and essential oils. Try shaving at night and applying deodorant in the morning to avoid irritation. Not all formulas are created equal-- so do your own research, and find a brand that you trust.
Ingredients to avoid:
- undisclosed fragrances/parfum
- propylene glycol
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First things, first:
Beautycounter is a beauty brand leading the movement for clean beauty. Beautycounter is built on a powerful mission "to get safer products into the hands of everyone." Their motto is to formulate, educate, and advocate.
This post will cover why you should choose Beautycounter and my testimony on why I continue to choose Beautycounter.
Here's Why you should choose Beautycounter:
My Clean Beauty Testimony
Beautycounter is the company that helped open my eyes to the state of the beauty industry. I was able to start switching my skincare & makeup products quickly when I became a Beautycounter Consultant. Beautycounter's mission is about getting safer products into people's hands, not just Beautycounter products into people's hands. I started doing my own research and figuring out my preferences for products. I then switched my body and house cleaning products for safer alternatives with several different brands. Since switching the products that I use every day for safer alternatives, I can happily say that I am 2+ years migraine-free.
Beautycounter helped me to realize that ingredients are more important than a brand name. What a company stands for is more important than the famous celebrities that endorse it.
I'd love to help you make safer choices Beautycounter.
be on the lookout for a post on my favorite safer products and the brands that I choose to use in my home.