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10 All-Natural Bath Products For Healthier Moms

This baking soda-based toothpaste is free of unwanted chemical ingredients!

Like many new moms, as soon as I found out I was pregnant, I immediately started analyzing my every move.  Every bite, every sip, every step.  But while my diet was fine and I was in good physical shape, there were some areas of our household that needed a bit of a makeover.  The biggest offender?  Our bathroom cabinet.

Once full of aerosol sprays, chemical creams, teeth bleaching kits, and fancy over-priced hair products, our bathroom is now filled with natural oils, soothing spa smells, and products that are free of harsh chemicals and unknown ingredients.  Beauty products and cleansers are filled with so many strange things these days, and it’s so important that we protect our bodies (and babies!) as much as possible.

Through testing many different brands and shopping around, I’ve discovered that natural products don’t have to mean exorbitant price tags or compromised quality.  I buy a lot of my products at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, or from online retails like Soap.com or Amazon Moms (buy in bulk for extra discounts!).

Here are ten healthy ways to make over your bathroom…

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  • Body Lotions 1 of 10
    Body Lotions
    I think my lotion was the first thing I switched when I decided to clean up my beauty routine. Something about the fact that it is absorbed into the skin really made me think twice about what mine contained. These are my two favorites - from Dr. Bronner's and Nature's Gate. Both all-natural, non-greasy, and they smell fabulous!
  • Hair Styling Cream 2 of 10
    Hair Styling Cream
    I think that this has actually been the hardest thing for me to makeover. Saying goodbye to my chemical straighteners and smoothers was tough, but the more that I read about parabens and other harsh ingredients, the more I realized it wasn't worth it. Now I use these smoothing creams from Dr. Bronner's, and I love them!
  • Aluminum-Free Deodorant 3 of 10
    Aluminum-Free Deodorant
    A lot of the mainstream deodorants contain aluminum now, and it was really important to me to find an aluminum-free brand. I tried a few different ones (some worked better than others) and ultimately settled on this Autumn Breeze. My husband and I actually both use this brand - I think it has a great neutral smell, and most importantly, it keeps me dry!
  • Shampoo and Conditioner 4 of 10
    Shampoo and Conditioner
    I like to try a lot of different brands, but right now my favorite is Aloe 80. It costs a bit more than the average grocery store brand, but it's far less than what you'll find in salons.
  • Facial Cleansers 5 of 10
    Facial Cleansers
    Cleansers tend to be some of the harshest of all the beauty products. I love these Say Yes to Cucumber makeup remover wipes that smell so fresh and clean! The Trader Joe's tea tree oil cleanser is super cheap ($3.99!) and smells like heaven. It also contains no salicylic acid - an ingredients that has been shown to have potentially harmful effect on babies when used by pregnant women. We're not planning for more babies just yet, but better safe than sorry!
  • Body Wash 6 of 10
    Body Wash
    I use this Dr. Bronner's soap for everything, but most of all I use it in the shower to lather up and get clean. There are many different smells and varieties - my personal favorite is hemp almond. It smells amazing and leaves my skin so soft!
  • Toothpaste 7 of 10
    Toothpaste
    Tom's is probably the most well-known of the baking soda based toothpastes. Natural toothpastes contain no triclosan, no saccharin, no artificial preservatives, and no animal ingredients. In this case, less is definitely more!
  • Hair Spray 8 of 10
    Hair Spray
    I used to finish off getting ready by releasing a huge cloud of hair spray from my aerosol can each morning. Not only was that bad for the environment, it was terrible for my lungs to be breathing all those chemicals. Now I use natural spray-bottle brands that smell good and don't linger in the air.
  • Hand Soap 9 of 10
    Hand Soap
    As a new mom, I find I am washing my hands a lot. And usually after those hands get washed, they end up in the mouth of my baby at some point or another. It's important to me to expose him to as few chemicals as possible, so we switched to all natural and green cleansers. We go through bottles of these like crazy!
  • Mineral Makeup 10 of 10
    Mineral Makeup
    I've been using Bare Minerals makeup for years, and I love that these all natural products are good for me, as well as good for covering up my puffy sleep-deprived eyes.

 

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