switching to organic beauty.
After my dad passed away in September of 2012, I began to slowly switch my life to organic, all-natural and more eco-friendly alternatives. While Connor and I don't eat 100% organic, we do make a conscious effort to eat organic and sustainable for our protein sources and the dirty dozen. I promise you, though, I'll never act like a Portlandia skit. ;) It's all about balance for me!
Since then, we've adopted a more natural cleaning routine for our daily dishes, scrubs, and laundry. There are so many available products these days, but we often opt to make certain items ourselves. Apple cider vinegar + baking soda can do quite a bit!
However, it wasn't until recently that I started to become very interested in clean beauty. Perhaps you're shaking your head, but it's true! My friend Maya sparked this interest, and gave me a lot of great recommendations. I've also been doing LOTS of research the last couple of weeks, and think I've found some great alternatives that I'm excited to try. My goal is to slowly transition my products once I run out of the ones I'm currently using. Of course, I'll share with you once I've tested them out; first up, switching my moisturizer and daily sunscreen.
After quite a bit of back and forth, I've decided to try French Girl Creme Fraiche Moisturizer and Coola Mineral Face SPF. The hardest part for me was changing from a moisturizer that had SPF in it to finding that many organic brands don't contain SPF. I could be wrong about this, but I think it's because many sunscreen products have lots of crazy chemicals in them. However, I read lots of reviews on both, and I'm excited to try them both out. Have you used either? I'd love to hear your thoughts! P.S. How cute is the branding for French Girl? I also love that everything is made in the USA.
Since I've been reading tons about clean beauty, I've rounded up a few great posts in case you're interested. Additionally, the Think Dirty app has been super helpful in triple checking everything! P.S. super excited for Credo to open soon in my 'hood!