5 Chemical-Free Beauty Brands You Must Own Instead of Those Toxic Ones


soapwalla body oilWhen I was talking to my mom about the chemicals in so many beauty products, she just wanted to know what brands she could buy that were toxin-free. And that's a tricky question because some product lines have very safe items, but they also have some icked up chemical-laden products, too.

So I did some searching for some product lines and products that are natural, and here are my favorites.

Soapwalla. I am going to start with the best. Rachel makes all these natural products in the Soapwalla kitchen. She created the company because she has lupus, and very sensitive skin. I met her at Brooklyn's (Makers) Market to buy more products from her after she sent me some samples I became obsessed with. I'm in love with her Deodorant Cream ($10) because I've never found an all-natural deodorant that worked. It's made with jojoba, rosehip seed, and tea tree oils, among other very natural ingredients, and it works wonders. I recommend everything from her line -- the Luxurious Moisturizing Body Oil smells amazing and isn't at all oily, and even though it's $25, you only need a tiny drop to do the job, so it will last.

soapwalla natural deodorant

Burt's Bees. What's great about this brand is that it is widely available. My favorite lipstick is Lip Shimmer in Fig ($5). It's minty, has a hint of color, keeps lips soft, and I don't have to worry if I kiss my babies with this on my lips.

burt's bees lip shimmer

Lavanila. The women behind the brand created it because they both got allergic reactions from the synthetic ingredients in many brands of perfume. They make baby products, lotions, washes, and perhaps best of all, a Healthy Sun Screen SPF 40 ($28).

lavanila natural sunscreen

Raw Essentials. Carol Alt, yes, the supermodel and raw food enthusiast, started a line of good for you, chemical-free products. They sent me the Raw-Finish Rigorous Face Scrub ($19.50) and after just finishing the bottle, I need to buy more.

raw carol alt

Nelsons. British brand Nelsons Pure & Clear is amazing. And it's the UK where the chemicals in cosmetic laws are stricter. And they know that you don't need to throw a bunch of chemicals on acne -- that, in fact, natural ingredients work a lot better in most cases and won't irritate your skin. They sent me the Balancing Toner ($8.21) to try and it's my new secret to freshening up my oily skin midday when I can't wash my face.

nelsons natural toner

Have you tried any of these lines yet? Have any others to add?


Images (top to bottom): Soapwalla; Soapwalla; Burt's Bees; Lavanila; Raw Essentials; Nelsons

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APeve... APeveteaux

Now I need to know more about make-up that's free of chemicals. I'm also finding mixed messages within a company. Some items are safe, and some aren't. So frustrating!

RanaA... RanaAurora

I love Burt's Bees.  We have everything from their baby wash, baby oil, to cuticle cream and even bug repellant spray and much more.

I'll have to try that deodorant creme (creme?  Really?  weird).  I've been trying to find a natural one that works with little luck, and it's especially important for me because PCOS can make you QUITE stinky.  Bleh.

I really like the j/a/s/o/n brand too.  Their toothpaste is pretty good.  Tom's of Maine is another one we like.

Cafe... Cafe MicheleZ

The deodorant cream, creme :), isn't sticky at all. It's so great, it's really my new favorite product. You put a thin layer on with your finger and it doesn't feel wet or anything. And I smell good!

nonmember avatar Karen

All Natural Make-up and skin care products, they even send it in biodegradable packaging. I just found this site recently, they sell trial sizes too which is great because I have sensitvie skin.


Radarma Radarma

Fantastic products, fantastic tips!

nonmember avatar Winnie

I have been using Soapwalla's face serum exclusively for three years and I can assure you first-hand the difference between this pure, clean, health-giving, effective product and those you buy over the counter at department stores or drug stores is night and day. Frankly, I usually find organic, clean products a little gutless--NOT SO IN THIS CASE. I saw results by the third application and I felt the results immediately. Since I gave up wearing make-up I keep a vial on my desk and rub some on my neck and jaw once during the day and I apply it again when I am watching the evening news. I just love the feel and I know it is only do my skin good. Soapwalla face serum is my own little Mother Teresa in a bottle!

clean... cleanaturalady

Burt's Bees is a great, affordable brand.  Kiss my Face, Yes to Carrots and Mychelle are some other good ones that I have tried.  The best moisturizer I have found is pure, organic unrefined coconut oil.  You can use it as a makeup remover and to moisturize your face as well as your body.  It has a fresh coconut smell, won't clog your pores and has anti-bacterial properties in it, which is good for break out prone skin. 

lovin... lovinangels

yeah, I recently found out they used a beaver's anal gland in raspberry flavored candy and in perfume. yuck.

nonmember avatar smilinggreenmom

These are some great recommendations! I have reviewed several natural beauty products on my blog smilinggreenmom.com and have found so many great ones! I love The Grapeseed Company for sure and I also try to make my own when I can. I use olive oil, honey and I take my Vidazorb OPC age defense probiotic too. I love natural goodies :)

Jen72... Jen7232005

I love my products....they are all natural and are from a green company that offers personal and everyday products all at cheaper or same price as what you would pay in the stores.  What to know more let me know. 

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