A couple of years ago, I started changing the personal products that I use daily. I was concerned about the chemicals that were in the items that I was using and wanted a change. The main reason for the switch was related to my Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I’ve previously spoken about my journey with the disease here, and here.
It is important to me to not only eat clean but to use products that are clean, as well. Right now, I have autoimmune flares that could be brought on by diet, chemicals, or stress. Flares cause inflammation in the body, and when I have them, it mostly impacts my legs. I find it extremely difficult to walk when I have a flare. It also makes me tired and achy which can put me in bed for up to a week.
Changing my personal products included changing out hair products, body products, and makeup. I use the Think Dirty app to determine the chemical makeup of the products that I use along with a visual look at the ingredients. If I can’t pronounce an ingredient in a product, I don’t use it.
I also create products for personal use. You can find some ideas on my Pinterest page. Some of the items that I’ve made are deodorant, lotion, and dry shampoo. Within the products I make, I use a variety of Young Living Essential Oils. I also use the oils on their own for various things.
Products that I use
If you are looking for inexpensive products, it would be best to make your own. I have certain products that I buy that are as expensive as the department store, not drugstore makeup. My thinking is that you can’t put a price on your health and piece of mind and my makeup budget is spread out. That way I’m not spending so much at one time.
I use quite a few Ecco Bella and Vapour products. The following is a list of the products that I currently use.
primer – Emani Flex Mineral Face Serum and Foundation Primer
foundation – Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation
skin perfector – Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Luminous Instant Skin Perfector
concealer – Ecco Bella FlowerColor Cover Up
powder – Ecco Bella FlowerColor Face Powder
blush – Ecco Bella FlowerColor Blush
eyeshadow – Ecco Bella FlowerColor Eyeshadow
mascara – Ecco Bella FlowerColor Mascara
eyebrow pencil – Lavera Eyebrow Pencil
lipstick – Ecco Bella FlowerColor Lipstick and Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lipstick
nail polish – Zoya Naked Manicure Set and Zoya Nail Polish Remover
deodorant – Tom’s of Maine Natural Long-Lasting Deodorant Stick
lotion – Ecco Bella Original Organic Water-Free Herbal Body Lotion and Burt’s Bees Milk and Honey Body Lotion
skin cleanser and moisturizer – ART skin care system from Young Living
Until next time,