Three Little Gems
I have been on the hunt for a natural deodorant that actually works for some time now. Yet, all the ones I have tried have failed me, and instead left me smelling like sweat and some sort of natural oil fragrance. Yuck! I needed something strong, something solid, and long lasting, but was not desperate enough to go back to synthetic deodorants. I was happy to come across the Green Tidings All Natural Deodorant. This stuff actually works, and comes in both lavender and unscented versions. I have been using it for a week now, and only put it on in the morning, and don’t reapply throughout the day. Highly recommend for anyone who is in search of a natural deodorant. Rating 9/10 – only because I had noticed a very slight amount of sweat on one of the days I wore it, but it was not accompanied by body odor, so it passed the test. 🙂
If you are looking for an all natural alcohol free toner, I highly highly recommend the Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera! Not sure where this has been hiding all my life, but it is awesome! I use it twice daily after washing my face in the morning and at night, under my face lotion. It leaves my skin feeling clean and it does not dry it out like most toners. I have even used it alone without the addition of face lotion, and my skin still felt moisturized (I have combination skin btw). The scent is not overpowering and smells like beautiful roses. Rating 10/10.
Another all natural product I have recently discovered, is the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. This mask is powerful, and consists of 100% natural calcium bentonite (green) clay. It comes in a powder form,and you mix it with equal parts apple cider vinegar and/or water (I also heard you can mix it in with tea, but I use water). Stir the mixture into a paste like form and apply all over the face. I leave it on for about 20 minutes, but if you have sensitive skin I would recommend 10 minutes. It dries on the face and becomes stiff as it tightens the skin. Once done, I wash it off my face with warm water. Some redness on the face is normal, like I said this stuff seriously cleans out your pores. I notice my face and pores instantly cleaner. I like to rub an ice cube (with filtered water, I am slightly OCD) all over my face once finished so that my pores can close. This product is perfect for an at home facial, and helps with blemishes/acne, and any other impurities of the face. I would recommend using this like once a week or even once every two weeks. Rating 10/10.