Products i love

After developing hypothyroidism and some hormone changes due to stress and gut health several years ago, I made the decision to begin swapping many household and personal care items to things that will better serve my health, my family, and our home. I have seen first hand the difference these have made in my own health and I am passionate about helping others make the swap to a reduced toxin lifestyle easier.

What is an endocrine disruptor? Essentially, they are chemicals that can interfere with endocrine (or hormone) systems at certain doses. The U.S. is notorious for allowing these in our skin care, make-up, cleaning products, and other everyday products. 

So many of our products will unknowingly affect our body’s endocrine system and in return, can affect your success to hosting a healthy home, family, and self. When it comes to healthy food swaps, beauty, home cleaning, cooking, and items for the littles I have become quite the researcher. Below I will continue to update products I use, along with my family, to keep a reduced toxic load in our home and hopefully yours!

 

BEAUTY COUNTER

There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. Many don’t have any safety data. This is particularly true of those used in the skin care and beauty industry. What’s worse is that the Food and Drug Administration (the agency that regulates cosmetics in the United States) does not have the authority to remove harmful ingredients from the products we put on our bodies and on our kids’ bodies every single day, day after day.

Beauty Counter has created what they consider the “never list”. This list consists of almost 1500 harmful ingredients that are prohibited from being used in their products, including nearly 1400 ingredients also banned in the European union. The company is verified on EWG.org and is my absolute favorite skin care and makeup line. When I began swapping out skin care and makeup I looked for a couple years and tried several options, not loving everything I found, until this.

 

Butcher Box Delivery Service

Butcher box does the shopping for you! You can choose monthly or bi-monthly delivery options as well as what you would like your box to contain. They only use grass fed and finished beef, heritage breed pork, organic pasture raised chicken, or wild caught fish.

 

Thrive Market

Shop healthy, organic food and even beauty or home care products. Thrive makes organic shopping convenient and delivers it right to your door.

 

Paleovalley

Paleovalley sources some of the highest quality and nutrient dense food or supplement options as an add in to support any diet.