How To Become a Natural Beauty Warrior

It’s been a little over a year since I began my journey to switching over to all natural & organic products. I can’t believe how far so many of us have come in such a short period of time. I just had to make this post because I firmly believe that; There is no sane reason to subject ourselves to the chemical onslaught that is included in so many  traditional beauty products!  There are so many natural alternatives!

*The 515 Chemicals Women Put on Their Bodies Every Day
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When I saw this incredible info-graphic picture from MindBodyGreen.com I just had to re-blog it (again). In fact I featured this photo on this post over a year ago. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? I wanted to write about it again because sometimes we all get into a rut with buying the same thing over and over again. We need a little push. We don’t take the time to do our research. We are worth it. If we don’t take care of ourselves, then who will?

 

Where To Start?

There is reputable information everywhere to enable to us to make the switch. Start by searching trusted and respected natural and organic beauty blogs and websites. Don’t forget about your local bookstore! Or search on Amazon and read all the reviews and comments for a book that looks informative. No more excuses. Some people hesitate because they feel the natural way is more expensive. It’s clearly not. You can find so many basic food grade beauty ingredients at your grocery store. There are hundreds of tutorials on YouTube that show you exactly “how to”. You can check out my DIY recipes for many different beauty concoctions. Or another of my favorite resources for instructions on DIY beauty is Mountain Rose Herbs.Your body is your temple~ Treat it exquisitely and with tender loving care. Please. I feel so proud to be a part of this “Green Beauty Revolution”. Together we are changing the future of not only our individual health, but our future children. We are also contributing to preserving our precious Mother Earth. Now that’s a cause to be proud of.
 

Take a Stand

We won’t stand for the cancer causing “questionable” ingredients in mainstream “beauty” products any longer. Or their multilevel advertising propaganda. What a waste of money. We are fully aware of the corrupt marketing that companies employ to try and paint their products as healthy. It’s just so unethical. Often I reach for my very worn and dogeared copy of Siobhan O’Connor’s incredible book, “No More Dirty Looks”. It never ceases to inspire me to keep “fighting the fight” toward a healthy and sustainable future for us all. We can choose to make our voices heard through our dollars. The money we spend can speak for us and show support to the brands that we trust and that are in business for our benefit. Support companies you know that combine organic & natural sustainably sourced products with ethical business practices. Many of the small women owned companies that I do business with rely on word of mouth and miniscule advertising budgets. They believe in putting their hard earned dollars into superior efficacious  beauty materials. Clean, organic and sometimes exotic ingredients are sourced by these talented artisans .These are small businesses with integrity. They believe in life affirming principles and the old adage, “Do No Harm”. You read about them here on my blog. They are my go-to companies.

Make The Switch

Remember there is absolutely NO reason for us not to be more conscious about what we are applying to our skin. There is no shortage of highly-pigmented, long-lasting and delicious natural alternatives on the market compared to the chemically laden products we’ve all been so accustomed to using in the past.

Between my reviews, wonderful and informative blogs like Organic Beauty Talk, No More Dirty Looks, The Green Beauty Team, and some of my favorite blogs, there is incredibly useful information and more reasons then ever to make the switch over to non-toxic products.

I hope you will join me. There is power in numbers!

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

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Are YOU a Natural Beauty Warrior? When did you decide to make the switch? Please share your thoughts and opinions in the comments!

xoxo,

Britanie

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Comments

  1. I think you have been doing a wonderful job providing a snapshot of the diverse products that can be found that are organic and natural, and your demonstrations have been instructive and helpful.

  2. I love you in your glasses! I can’t believe it’s only been a little over a year since you went natural! It feels like so much longer. Love this post!

    • Thank you! I know isn’t that crazy!? I was looking back at my blog and noticed I started talking about natural products in June of 2012. it feels like it was five years ago! I had been incorporating cleaner alternatives into my routine but it wasn’t until a year ago that I completely switched over. Time goes by so fast!

  3. Great post! I have been trying to gradually go all natural so thank you for this post as a reminder and inspiration =)

  4. Perfectly put! There really is no good reason that I can think of as to why we need to have any harmful ingredients in our products and so many of what is still being used over here is banned in Europe. I love reading what inspired others to become more mindful of what they are putting on their bodies. Hmmm..maybe we should do a “What inspired you to go green” tag one of these days? ;-)

    I’m just so thankful that we so many green options now! When I was growing up it was sadly limited.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I get easily frustrated because clean products usually have to be purchased online. Sometimes I just want to go to my local Sephora and get what I need. I really appreciate when these clean beauty businesses offer trial sizes of their products to try. It’s tough to buy stuff without seeing and touching it in person.

    • I can understand the frustration of having to purchase online. The good thing is that more and more brands are becoming readily available. Tata Harper is now sold at Sephora. Tarte, Josie Maran, Korres, etc are all -better- alternatives than main-stream products and they are available at Sephora. It’s a matter of keeping our eyes open and also deciding what is the best for ourselves. I’d rather purchase something online and have to wait for it and possibly spend some extra money than put my money towards a product that is full of harmful ingredients. The more we demand cleaner products, the better chances we have of seeing more natural brands at our local stores. Trial sizes and samples are always a good idea… that’s why I often recommend Spirit Beauty Lounge because you can order quite a bit of samples with decent product in them. It’s a good way to test out products, find what you really like and spend your money wisely :)

      • I agree with you and bohochicmeetsorganic. I do keep in mind the long term benefits as well as the potential effects of “chemical” skincare. Even though I get tempted to go the easy, dirty route, I do ultimately choose clean products. Thanks so much for this blog and the great makeup ideas.

  6. Just recently have switched to the natural beauty side, have been in between for about a year now but finally deciding to ditch the chemicals for good! Love your blog because I’m still a fan of beauty products and would love to find some alternatives!

    • That’s awesome. Congrats on a year! I will always be a beauty product junkie but now I am just a clean beauty product junkie ;) I am so happy you like my blog, that means so much. xx

  7. A very compelling argument Britanie. I’m clearly not all natural but have made some changes. What I have discovered is that clean skin care is the most effective and beneficial. There are certainly enough clean beauty products out that that exceed my excpectations. There really is no need for chemicals anymore and the whole ideas of companies consciously adding them to products is very irritating. Xoxo

  8. Congrats Britianie for your One year of natural beauty ! A journey that that will keep giving within in and out .
    I been a green girl since my first baby steps and I total understand every ones frustration in finding products and getting access to them. The important thing to keep in mind is to stay up to date , keep in mind the benefits long/short term and most important your health which is the core . :)

  9. I started my journey toward using more healthy products for myself & my family about 10 months ago. This past month, I have realized it’s time to move forward completely toward this goal. A recent doctor visit showed the beginnings of some minor health issues. I want to ensure they do not progress & I that I do all I can to give myself a chance at the most healthy future I can have. I stumbled across your blog, and am very glad I did. I am extremely grateful for your advice, honest reviews & recommendations, and your openness about your own health issues. Thank you!

  10. Thank you so much for sharing this! I’ve been cleaning up my products for awhile now, especially those that are rubbed directly into my skin. It’s scary to think about some of the chemicals and nasty stuff women put on their bodies for the sake of beauty.
    The Grass Skirt Blog

  11. Green Girls who run the world ! That’s how I felt after reading your article hehe :) I couldn’t agree more with what you wrote.
    I decided to keep a healthier lifestyle when I started college, after suffering from chronic pains and slight overweight in my teen years. I felt ugly and gross for a long time and looking back I’ve put my body (and my mind) through hell. After that, I made the switch in my skincare and beauty products as well. It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it. There are so many things we have no control over, so why not control the beauty products we use on a daily basis? I’ve learned so much since I started getting informations about the chemicals we are surrounded with. I feel better in my skin and my mind (well it’s not perfect but there’s improvement)
    Now I finally decided to blog about it because I wanted to interact with people who share the same interests. I feel like green beauty bloggers are marginalized because we promote less “mainstream” products, but things are slowly starting to change. At least, I know I’m not “assaulting” my body with harsh chemicals.
    I remember somebody telling me our body has a memory. It really stuck with me and I try my best not to get payback from my body (karma haha).
    Sorry for the long comment, I hope it’s comprehensible, since English is not my mothertongue.
    Have a lovely day Britanie :-)
    xoxo, Liz

  12. So powerful! … We can choose to make our voices heard through or dollars.. Yes we can! And we owe it to ourselves to put our money in a positive place and stop perpetuating harmful practices.

  13. Hi Britanie! I absolutely love your blog – although I’m not a natural beauty warrior (yet). Would you be able to do reviews on more inexpensive makeup? I’m just a student so it’s hard for me to afford things like RMS.

  14. I love you Britanie, your blog is inspiring! Its been about the same amount that ive gone green as well. Never felt better!

  15. Thanks for sharing! That infograph really puts things into perspective. A lot of people are unaware of harmful chemical the beauty industry puts into products. DIY natural products are easy and fun to make! I wish more people were aware of how easy it is to make your own products.

  16. Britanie your post is wonderful and it still blows my mind that people don’t care what they are putting on their skin, my friends all look at me like I’m crazy when I try to get them to try green alternatives for cosmetics or just nod and agree when I try to explain the damage the chemicals are doing to them but then they don’t do anything different *sigh* I have to know what kind of nail polish are you wearing in that photo! it’s GORGEOUS!!!!

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