Never have I put more time, care and attention into the products I was slathering onto my body daily than when I was pregnant. The idea that my body was no longer my own — that it was growing this tiny seed of life that relied on me to grow — was enough to make me ditch my toxic beauty drawer in search of more natural alternatives. And even though I’m no longer pregnant, the idea of returning to my former ways after relying on such healthful products makes me cringe. Naturally (ha! pun!), I’ve gathered up 32 of my favorite finds to keep you fresh, pampered and — most importantly — safe. Happy pampering, Mamas!
MINERAL HYGIENICS MYSTIC MAUVE MINERAL BLUSH
Give your cheeks the same rosy glow you love on your baby with a sheer, natural blush from Mineral Hygienics. Purchase for $18 at Mineral Hygienics.
DR. HAUSCHKA SKIN CARE BODY OIL
Vegan, GMO-free, biodegradable, BPA-free and compostable, this body oil calms, balances and fortifies those persistently dry legs. Purchase for $30.15 at Dr. Hauschka..
MAX GREEN ALCHEMY SCALP RESCUE POMADE
Jazz up your short hairdo with this modern vegan formula free of synthetic ingredients. Purchase for $19.99 at Nature of Beauty.
MAMA’S GOLD STRETCH MARK PREVENTION & TREATMENT OIL
Created for mothers by a mother herself, Shea Terra’s Mama’s Gold oil is made from 100% natural ingredients like shea, mountain sage, carrot and pumpkin seeds and lavender – perfect for pampering those pregnant bellies! Purchase for $24 at Organic Beauty Now.
INTELLIGENT NUTRIENTS CERTIFIED ORGANIC HAND SANITIZER
Stash this safe and effective hand sanitizer to spritz on the hands of well-intentioned newborn visitors. Purchase for $12 at Intelligent Nutrients.
You’d be amazed at the ingredients that exist in your everyday toothpaste. Opt for Calendula’s natural version which includes organic calendula flower extract and organic fennel oil. Purchase for $8 at Weleda.
ACQUARELLA NON-TOXIC NAIL POLISH
Finally, a water-based, non-toxic nail polish that’s free of formaldehyde, phthalates, toluene and other petrochemical colvents. (Bonus: it’s cruelty-free, too!) Purchase for $16 at Amazon.
EMANI MINERALS ORGANIC SOY MASCARA
A soy-based mascara that actually work, Emani Minerals’ formula products full, curvy lashes without clumps, flakes or smearing. Purchase for $17.99 at Sleek Hair.
DR. ALKAITIS ORGANIC HERBAL TONER
Who doesn’t love a good multi-purpose beauty treatment? Tone and balance skin every day with this organic solution, or reserve for soothing burns and after-sun exposure. Purchase for $55 at Alkaitis.
EOS ORGANIC LIP BALM STICK
Free of gluten, parabens, petrolatum and phthalates, this lip balm is 100% natural and packed with rich vitamins and oils to protect and moisten your tired lips. Purchase for $3.49 at eos.