Natural Beauty Month

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If you aren’t following along on instagram, I share almost daily on @wynnesessentials about our journey with essential oils and young living.  [follow along here]  well, this month is our teams #naturalbeautymonth!  If you don’t know this about me yet, I am a RESEARCHER!  I love to find all the info I can and could spend hours on end googling things in bed on my laptop.  Like I literally googled “what are petro chemicals“..but hey, there are no stupid questions and I’ve learned so much.   So, after I downloaded the “think dirty” app and realized SO MANY of the products in my bathroom were “dirty” it was time to start cleaning out and finding cleaner products.  here’s what I’ve found!

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have I mentioned how much I love thieves?  not only the hand soap + cleaner, but thieves has taken over my oral routine.  toothpaste, mouth wash, and floss rounds out my teeth cleaning each day!  At first it was sort of weird that it didn’t “foam”, but my teeth feel sparkly and clean and I can’t go back.

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my shave gel was for sure “dirty”.  but Dr. Bronners to the rescue!  I love this spearmint/peppermint organic and fair trade shave gel!  I’m just got everything I need to make this DIY body wash with essential oils! I’ll let y’all know how I like it soon!

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as I was researching I realized how harmful dryer sheets were, and so I hopped on amazon and ordered these wool dryer balls.  I put a few drops of joy, lemon, lavender, or purification on them and put 2-3 in the dryer for fresh smelling and SOFT feeling clean laundry! (I’m still working on a laundry detergent…more to come!)

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so I keep hearing my “crunchy friends” [newsflash: i have become that friend too] talk about how deodorant can cause cancer…but I learned that it’s because of the aluminum in it.  so I’m on the hunt for the best natural deodorant and honestly, it’s still sorta weird.  but I’m between using young livings meadow mist + this cream my friend Alison got me off etsy.

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I absolutely LOVE my young living ART skin care line.  The face wash, toner + light moisturizer are perfect for daily use.  Plus, at night I have my coconut oil+ lavender mix in a mason jar for eye make up removal.  then my coconut oil + frankincense in mason jar for night time moisturizer.  This month I also added the wolf berry eye cream and I’m loving it for my dark circles.

IMG_6952makeup:: tarte bb cream/ tarte concealer / tarte eyeliner / beauty counter blush / root pretty mascara   / beauty counter lip sheer / burts bees lip shine / 100% pure cocoa bronzer

I’m still looking for powder + eye shadow 😉  let me know if you have something you love! I’m also waiting on a few more hair things to come in – so there will be another post!

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I have something fun for you just this month!  For the first THREE people to sign up as a wholesale distributor on my young living team – I’ll send you a root pretty mascara!

 If you have any questions, or want to talk oils – email me!  wynne.elder@gmail.com or click here to learn more about getting your very own young living products!

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  1. Danielle D. says:

    Loved reading this, Wynne! I started on this same “adventure” 4ish years ago. (As a bonus, many of the chemicals in personal care products that cause the most concern are related to potential hormonal issues and damage to the endocrine system… I have thyroid problems so am particularly keen to avoid that junk!)

    Just a couple recommendations for you– deodorant: I’m currently using the lavender scented Primal Pit Paste and am really happy with it. (My understanding is that there is no such thing as a “natural” antiperspirant because perspiring is a natural form of detoxification and anything that forces your body to not sweat is bad news… BUT… you can totally avoid the stink with natural products.) For eyeshadow: I love Alima, Kjaer Weis (an expensive investment but once you buy any of her make-up, you can keep the beautiful packaging and just buy the replacements which are cheaper), and W3ll People. For mascara and eyeliner I have been super happy with Zuzu Luxe which is very affordable and which I can easily get at Whole Foods. I dig the pencil liner; my little sister is a fan of the liquid liner. I am not a powder girl but know my sister has loved W3ll People’s powders. Favorite blemish-zapper (most effective blemish treatment I have ever found): Osmia Organics Spot Treatment. Favorite very simple, gentle, effective face lotion: CV Skinlabs (which I can buy from amazon – yay! It’s spendy but lasts me a really long time and is the best thing I have found for my skin; CV Skinlabs was founded by a cancer survivor who was totally dismayed that cancer patients with very sensitive skin were forced to use products chock-full of chemicals). Favorite shampoo and conditioner: Acure Organics.

    Other resources: Spirit Beauty Lounge (online store) is my fav for buying make-up and skincare products. You can also check out Eco Diva and Pemberley Jones. A few of my favorite natural beauty blogs: No More Dirty Looks (they also have a great book you should check out!), Genuine Glow, The Green Product Junkie, and Beauty by Britanie.

    Anyway – this is such a long comment but hope some of these suggestions are helpful. 🙂 The natural product world is a fun one– it is growing a lot as people become more concerned about what they are putting on their bodies (our skin is our largest organ and absorbs some amount of anything we put on it!) and also realize that “natural” does not mean “ineffective.” Fun fact: J. Crew’s signature move for giving their models a dewy glow is RMS Living Luminizer, one of my own personal fav products. Have fun!!

  2. Lindsy Wallace says:

    Love following this journey you’re on! When William was diagnosed with cancer several years ago, I trashed almost every toiletry/beauty product in our house! I’m curious how long the shaving gel lasts? It seems like the “clean” shave gels I use don’t last very long at all but I’d love to give that one a try! Also, I haven’t worn deodorant in YEARS. Maybe I’m making this up, but I think once we cleanse our body from all those nasty toxins, we our natural selves aren’t really smelly. Maybe? That’s what I’m going with anyway;-)

  3. Leanne Tilley says:

    Please try blended cutie for your little ones hair, it’s amazing

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