Natural Skincare AnnMarie Gianni Giveaway

Natural Skincare & Beauty Tips

May 6, 2014|2924Comments|


Hi Sweet Friends,

A couple weeks ago, team Crazy Sexy gathered for four days of dreaming, planning, budgeting (look Ma, I’m a grown-up!), and unicorn card reading–a business brainstorm must. The majority of my stellar staff are ambitious and highly conscious women, so self-care is a huge conversation for us. We know that the more we care for ourselves, the better we feel and thus the more creative we are at our jobs. And I won’t lie–we all want to look fabulous!

So while chatting over green juice one morning, I asked my team for their favorite non-toxic product recommendations. Our newest staffer squirmed in her seat. Turns out she adores makeup and skincare but is clueless about not non-toxic brands. When I asked how many lotions and potions she uses, she tallied over 30 products in her daily regimen! Like most women, none of the products in her regular regime were healthy.

The challenge we face today is that healthy products are not the norm. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG):

The average woman uses 12 products containing 168 different ingredients daily. Many cosmetic chemicals are designed to penetrate into the skin’s inner layers, and they do. Consequently, some common cosmetic ingredients turn up in people’s bodies. Among them: industrial plasticizers called phthalates; parabens, which are preservatives; and persistent fragrance components like musk xylene.”

Pause for a moment and count how many personal care products you’re using. I’m talking about everything from your makeup bag to your shower rack. Surprised? Now, read the ingredient labels on those products. Even better, look them up at EWG’s Skin Deep database and see how they rate for things like cancer, immunotoxicity and reproductive toxicity. Do those same products feel sexy now? If not, you’re certainly not alone.

Fast forward to that evening. It was time to do some detective work with my gals. We dumped our products onto my bathroom counter and started sleuthing. Turns out, this wellness crew had some work to do (myself included!). That’s why I gave my Crazy Sexy gals gift certificates for Annmarie Gianni’s skincare line and I also asked Annmarie if she’d do a Crazy Sexy giveaway for YOU this month. She said yes–woot!

choose products that support your wellness

It’s no secret that Annmarie’s skincare line is my favorite. If you don’t know her stuff, you’re gonna love exploring. I use Annmarie’s Aloe Herb Facial Cleanser and Anti-Aging Facial Oil every morning and night. Not only do these two products help keep my skin blemish-free and moisturized, they take me on an aromatherapy adventure every time I use them.

(If you’d like to check out Annmarie’s product line right away, go here.)

You might be feeling like you just don’t want to know. You’ve been using the same moisturizer, shower gel and toner for a decade and they work—end of story. If that’s your mentality, I hope you’ll reconsider. Slowly making more conscious choices is not only empowering, it’s an investment in your longevity and everyday health. These chemicals are serious. We don’t know their long-term effects and we can’t rely on companies to look out for our health.

5 Tips for TRUE self-care (ya know, minus the yucky stuff)

1. Cut down on the number of products you use each day. Sometimes, cutting down on your body burden is simple as simplifying your beauty routine a few days a week. Less is more!

2. Choose one day a week to wear zero (or very little!) makeup. You are stunning. Period.

3. Do your research and swap out one product per month. You don’t need to throw everything away and buy a completely new shower, makeup and skincare line this week. Choose an item that’s almost gone and look for a better alternative. Natural beauty blogs often have great advice (hello, Google). Check out the Skin Deep database and read reviews online. If women use 12 products per day on average, you could have a whole new healthy personal care regimen by this summer/fall.

4. Learn the basics and become a label detective. Don’t worry about memorizing every chemical. EWG has created this handy list of the top ingredients to avoid for women, men and kids. Print it out and keep it with you. (This is also great for those of you who don’t have a smartphone. But if you DO have one, don’t miss EWG’s Skin Deep app.)

5. Choose safe sunscreen this Spring. We’re all going to be buying sunscreen and heading outside this season (right?), so why not choose wisely? Check out my sunscreen blog from last year for tons of tips! Also, Annmarie Gianni just released her own line of sunscreens. Check ‘em out here.



And now the details of my Crazy Sexy AnnMarie Gianni Skincare Giveaway (valued at $597!). The winner will receive:

  • Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser
  • Neroli Toning Mist
  • Anti-Aging Facial Oil
  • Anti-Aging Serum
  • Repair Serum
  • Anti-Aging Eye Cream
  • Coconut Honey Mask
  • Ayurvedic Scrub
  • Dead Sea Scrub
  • Purifying Mud Mask
  • Coconut Body Oil
  • Sun Love
  • Plus spa pillow, bath stand & basket!

Update: This contest is now closed.

Peace & conscious beauty,

Kris Carr



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2,924 responses to Natural Skincare & Beauty Tips
  1. I use Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap for almost everything in my house. For my facial cleanser I use a mixture of hazelnut oil and olive oil and I’ve changed most of my makeup to Tarte or BareMinerals products. I’ve seen a major difference in my skin and love it!

    • Annie said on May 7, 2014

      I am learning! I was using the St. Ives Apricot scrub for years.. Until I recently had a facial and my skin was suprisingly “congested,” (only visitble to the esthestician’s eyes because I rarely look at self under those magnifying mirrors!) who knew.?
      I then ordered some Arbonne cleanser and CC cream for some conscious and effective ingredients to put on my skin every day.

  2. Amy said on May 6, 2014

    I am honestly just starting to research all natural beauty products, so I don’t have a recommendation. I look forward to following these posts!

  3. sarah said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite product is definitely coconut oil! I use it for everything- hair, nails, body butter, moisturizer, etc! I also just started using the Rejuva Minerals makeup line! Haven’t used it long, but definitely am a fan!

    • Erica said on May 6, 2014

      Sarah (and anyone else who loves coconut oil and wants to reply :)

      What kind of coconut oil do you use? I get confused when some brands say “best for cooking” or how I’m supposed to heat up to get it oily to use on my body. Thanks!

      • Sarah, I personally love Biona, but choose an oil that is raw, virgin and/or organic. Hope this helps

      • put a glob of the coconut oil in your hands and rub them totogether – it will immediately melt due to your body heat, then rub it in wherever you need it

      • I use Trader Joe’s virgin coconut oil. If it’s good enough to eat, odds are it’s okay for your skin!

      • Misty said on May 7, 2014

        I am using Fred Meyer Vegan simple truth organic virgin coconut oil unrefined cold pressed. I read you want unrefined cold pressed for skin as it wont clog pores.

  4. I don’t wear makeup as such. But, because of my blonde eyelashes, I do use mascara. Instead of makeup remover each night I dab some coconut oil on a cotton ball and wipe it right off. Perfectly clean every time!

    • I just wear mascara (and tinted lip balm). I use jojoba oil to cleanse my face and find it makes a great make up remover. So fresh.

  5. My favorite natural, non-toxic personal care product is witch hazel. Its a great astringent and also good for treating bruises. My husband uses it as an after shave too. Also good for bug bites!

  6. Coconut oil! It’s a fantastic make-up remover and moisturizer, all in one.

  7. V said on May 6, 2014

    I discovered oil cleansers for my face in a high end boutique last year, so promptly turned to the Internet to learn to make my own! I use a blend of almond and castor oils with a couple drops essential oil in an oil pump bottle. For travel, I use pure coconut or almond oil because I can use the same oil on food.

  8. Although it’s a basic I use Dr Bronner’s Lavendar soap as my go to cleanser for my face and body. It’s free of chemicals and gentle, plus having one cleanser I can use all over cuts down on products. I adore it. (I also use it for household cleaning)

  9. Kathy said on May 6, 2014

    I love using organic coconut oil for everything from moisturizing my skin, rough knees and elbows, smoothing my feet and rough heels, treat dry hair, cuticles and nails, chapped lips and I also use it for oil pulling. It’s the tits!!

  10. Kayla said on May 6, 2014

    I use Ava Anderson Non Toxic lotion and shampoo. My hair has been so much better; I don’t shed as much. I love Rejuva Minerals make up. Most of their stuff has a 0 on the skin deep database.

  11. Emily said on May 6, 2014

    I LOVE anything by Annmarie Gianni but her Dead Sea Scrub is my absolute favorite. It transformed my skin!!!

  12. Nature’s Pearl toxic free skin care based on the muscadine grape(one of the highest antioxidants on the market)

    naturespearlproducts.com/ccfrazier

  13. I love the Anti Aging Serum. I’ve tried it and really love it.

  14. I love my Soapwalla deodorant cream. The stuff not only smells amazing but it even cuts down the amount I sweat – something I was definitely not expecting from a natural deodorant. Plus they send handwritten thank you notes with each order :)

  15. Currently I’ve been using an olive oil soap created by a small company called Soap For Goodness Sake. We used Dr. Bronner’s soaps before that, but our son is intolerant to those ingredients (natural ones like coconut, alas).

    Buuuuut, my FAVORITE is actually AnnMarie Gianni’s Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser and Anti-Aging Facial Oil! I asked for both as a Christmas present, after your initial post about the company and LOVE LOVE LOVE them. I still have a little bit of the cleanser and use it sparingly once a day, but I can’t afford to renew the order. Maybe next holiday :-)

    Keep on being incredible, sweetie! You are an amazing roll model for us all :-)

  16. Coconut oil and a mild organic cider vinegar wash for toning!

  17. My favorite item is Lavender Essential oil. I actually love ALL oils. I can’t wait to learn how to make my own cleaning products, scrubs, all earth friendly :) and ME friendly :)

  18. My all time fav, is that I use Crisco as my eye makeup remover. It’s lovely!

  19. Cosmetics from The All Natural Face.

  20. I love Skin by Ann Webb skincare products and also the new and improved Tom’s of Maine deodorant.

  21. EO Coconut Lemon lotion! It’s awesome!

  22. Suzy said on May 6, 2014

    I love Arbourdoun Abundantly Herbal Calendula cream for my face. It’s a little greasy but left on overnight, my skin looks fabulously moisturized in the am

  23. Emily said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite non-toxic beauty secret are oils–mostly Kukui Nut oil, coconut oil, and almond oil–for body and face–scent with essential oils once in a while. Thanks, Kris! :)

  24. JB said on May 6, 2014

    All of AnnMarie’s products are my new favorites!

  25. Jules said on May 6, 2014

    I start my day drinking water with fresh lemons. Good for the skin and for the heart and soul

  26. I love the milk cleanser from a Juice Beauty and also Peter Lamas exfoliating pumpkin facial scrub. I only use that once a week but it makes my face feel amazing and it smells great!

  27. My favorite non toxic beauty product is coconut oil! I use it to take off my makeup and for oil pulling. It works great!

  28. Tami said on May 6, 2014

    Great article as usual Kris! I absolutely love my homemade deodorant! It’s easy to make, cost effective and though I sweat, I never smell stinky which my clients appreciate! I like that it is 100% safe, not to mention edible and I get to choose my favourite essential oil each time I make a batch. The frugal side of me loves how inexpensive it is.
    I would LOVE to win the basket of goodies, like every other working woman (and mom) I struggle to take good care of myself, having such amazing healthy products to use would help me take more time for myself.
    Love your mission Kris, keep up the great work!!!!

    • Would you mind sharing the recipe for your deodorant?

      • I have an amazing deodorant recipe on http://www.mamafit.com. Its super easy to make and lasts over a month. You don’t need much! I had some hormonal shifts and my body scent changed…not for the better! This has completely shifted my scent so I don’t smell at all anymore and I don’t sweat as much either! LOVE it! I appreciate reading all your comments…so honest and real. Thanks, Kris! You rock!!

    • Sandy said on May 6, 2014

      I second that request for the deodorant recipe. :) Thanks!

    • Hi Tami,
      What is the recipe for your homemade deodorant? I’d love to give it a try!

  29. Mary said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite product right now is Ren’s rose hot cloth cleanser. I’d stopped cleansing properly and this has me back on track. It’s creamy, smells divine, and comes with a microfiber cloth. Wiping it away with hot water is so relaxing!

  30. Andi said on May 6, 2014

    Dr. Bronners gentle castile soap for cleaning and coconut oil with frankincense & lavender essential oils to get my beautification on.

  31. Argan oil, jojoba oil and coconut oil are my best natural finds. My skin has improved using these simple ingredients.

  32. Anna said on May 6, 2014

    A face wash of honey and cinammon. Raw honey that is! Amazing and delicious :)

  33. Have you ever tried making a mask for your face with matcha tea?

    Love that Dr. Bronner’s, witch hazel (without alcohol) and coconut oil (my favorite sex lubricant)!

    For bug bites, try this: http://glowingolder.wordpress.com/weedsofwisdom/bug-bites/

  34. I have been trying macadamia oil on my face. I read online that it’s supposed to be close to sebum, which is normally produced by your body. It really sinks in well, and is good for removing makeup.

  35. This is perfect timing!! I was just asking this question on Facebook the other day. I found that my liver is congested so I want to switch all of my beauty care products to organic and toxin free. Need to live my liver :) I do love the cream I use called Griffin Remedy.

  36. Kelly said on May 6, 2014

    I love coconut oil for pretty much anything and I’ve started using a baking soda paste as an occasional facial scrub – it leaves me smooth and glowing : )

  37. Donna said on May 6, 2014

    Coconut oil – it’s so versatile. I use it with oil pulling and have seen dramatic improvement in my oral health (and it wasn’t bad to begin with, but got even better!). I use it when making my own deodorant and toothpaste. Plus, it’s a great moisturizer. It’s an all around favorite!

  38. My favorite non-toxic product is Phytobasix Dermal Detox Precleanse by Sunshine Botanicals. You use it before you cleanse to go deep and really get your face clean..its totally non toxic and Im seeing a big difference in my skin…when I just used my cleanser, I wasn’t getting everything off!

  39. Anne said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite natural and non-toxic beauty secret is organic coconut oil. I use it as a moisturizer for face and body and to remove eye makeup as well. It’s also great for dressing cuts and scrapes because it has antimicrobial properties.

    The trick is to use it sparingly. If you use too much, you can just rub yourself with a towel. It actually absorbs quite quickly. There is no perfume and it is very economical.

  40. Kim said on May 6, 2014

    I’m so proud to say I’ve been using the AnnMarie Gianni product line since you last posted about it on your blog (way to go!)
    I signed up for the $10 sample kit and was hooked! The Neroli Toning Mist being my favourite.
    Although lovely, the products do make my wallet significantly lighter (Oh! Who am I kidding? My credit card is the same weight after I “charge it”) You understand what I’m getting at which is why I’d love to win this amazing giveaway!

  41. erin said on May 6, 2014

    I’ve been using diluted apple cider vinegar as a face wash for months and its amazing, sometimes i use goats yogurt with honey and oat bran as a mask and wash it off with cooled green tea, works for me I use organic raw shea butter as a moisturiser that i sometimes mix with rosehip oil. I have extremely sensitive skin and a tendency for rosacea, but this all helps to keep it calm and clear, plus avoiding sugar, wheat and dairy.

  42. Coconut oil! Mwah!

  43. Bentonite clay mask!! It is amazing… Literally pulls toxins out and your skin feels soft! Better than any mask at the spa. :) and all natural.

  44. deb said on May 6, 2014

    I use coconut oil as a moisturizer, especially for hands and feet.

  45. Anita said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite personal care product is WATER!!!! Drinking it, soaking in a tub of warm or cool water is refreshing as well as healing. Sometimes I add Epsom Salts to the bath soak – really gives a detoxifying feeling.

  46. Really anything by Chagrin Valley soap and salve. They are all natural, organic, and fair trade where they can be! They also use natural materials to store their goodies in, so no plastic! For my acne prone skin I can’t go with out the Neem and Tea tree soap and the Seabuckthorn and rosehips salve!

    http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/products/details/for-the-face/complexion-soap-bars/neem-tea-tree-body-hair-shampoo

    http://www.chagrinvalleysoapandsalve.com/products/details/salves-organic-herbal/seabuckthorn-rosehips-salve

    aaaaamazing stuff.

  47. I make my own shampoo (with Dr. Bronner’s) and conditioner (with apple cider vinegar). I also make my own facial oil and mix it with flower hydrosols to put on my face. I like coconut butter and shea butter for dry hands and I use a bath oil to keep my skin silky.

  48. I submitted without leaving my comment! Anyhoo, I’ve been using a variety of products from The Honest Company for myself and 2 children. I also use organic coconut oil on my skin and hair when feeling dry. I also use a mix of sugar and lavender oil for a body scrub.

  49. I love coconut oil!!

  50. Kelly said on May 6, 2014

    Coconut oil is my go to beauty product – it can replace so many things – moisturizer, leave in hair conditioner, deep conditioning hair mask, lip balm – it’s awesome! (and it’s cheaper then buying everything separately because you only have to use a little!) Bonus! :)

  51. I just started to venture into essential oils. I am a cancer survivor and my skin even 15 years later is awful. it sometimes depresses me so much that I wish I could just not leave the house. I pray everyday for a miracle. Thank you for the opportunity to possibly try a new product. God Bless you.

    • Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse. Clean out your entire digestive tract. That will make your skin clear up and just glow. Try going raw for a week or two. Organic only of course. Use the coconut oil that everyone here loves. It’s very moisturizing and if you close your eyes you’ll swear you’re in Hawaii. :) And give yourself a huge pat on the back. 15 years cancer-free is no small feat. You must be doing something right. Your skin will heal. You will heal. Just embrace life, smell the roses, get some sun time, breathe… You know what to do. Life is good. It truly is. (((BIG HUG)))

  52. I love coconut oil and use it for everything!! My hair, as my moisturizer, even in my homemade toothpaste!!

  53. I use a lot of great natural products, but the one that has literally changed my life is my Pure Sense Organics Natural Deodorant. I had tried every commercial and natural anti-perspirant/deodorant out there, and nothing worked for me. I was always horribly embarrassed by how smelly I got, sometimes within minutes of applying the product. The first time I used Purse Sense Organics, I couldn’t believe that at the end of the day, there was no odor – nothing at all. I can exercise, go to the beach, have hot flashes, and still NO ODOR. It really has been life changing for me. puresenseorganics@gmail.com

  54. Jessi said on May 6, 2014

    Shea Butter – plain and simple. It is creamy, moisturizes, and even heals blemishes and cuts quickly. I LOVE it and use it every night as my moisturizer and throughout the day as my lip balm.

  55. Coconut oil and tea tree oil are my recent go to items. Coconut oil is the only thing I’ve used as a moisturizer for almost a year now and tea tree oil has been great for any blemishes that I get from time to time.

  56. Jodi said on May 6, 2014

    Coconut oil for all an all over body moisturizer is my favorite natural product.

  57. I use apple cider vinegar, mixed with distilled water as a facial toner. It helps to keep my skin clear.

  58. Leah said on May 6, 2014

    I love DoTerra’s Clear Skin Essential Oil Topical Blend…perfect for fighting blemishes and trouble spots!

  59. My favorite product has to be my own deodorant using all natural ingredients. I try to keep make-up for special occasions and go au natural all other times. You’re right – I am stunning without it :)

  60. When I don’t have access to AnnMarie products, I use apple cider vinegar as an astringent and coconut oil as my face lotion. Luxurious!

  61. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil!

  62. My favorite natural product is Anne Marie Gianni’s Aloe Herb Facial Cleanser. The smell is fantastic and it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. I look forward to using it every day. I have a sample of her sunscreen product and am looking forward to using it now that our weather is starting to get nice enough to actually want to go outside!

  63. I love coconut oil! I slather it on after my shower each morning and put some under and around my eyes each night. I also love Burt’s Bee’s products and love to clean with vinegar!

  64. Kri said on May 6, 2014

    I swapped apple cider vinegar for my cleanser and toner….my skin has never been so bright and clear!!

  65. Ali F said on May 6, 2014

    Coconut oil is my favorite natural product…I use it for everythinggg!

  66. Sara said on May 6, 2014

    I really like Annmarie Gianni, but I also recently discovered Face Naturals and Nourish Organic (both are more in my price range). I will also just use argon or rose hip oil in the evening.

  67. My favorite natural beauty products are made by RMS Beauty, Kjaer Weis, Tsi-La Organics and W3ll People. I also make my own shea cocoa body butter and it smells amazing. For moisturizing, jojoba oil is the best. Annmarie Gianni’s Rosemary Peppermint body wash is my favorite cleanser.

  68. my favourite toxic-free, all natural (yes, you can eat it!) skin care is from dr. alkaitis. the products are amazing and leave every skin in perfect condition. my all time must have is the soothing gel…
    annmarie’s products sound great, too but since i am in germay, it is quite complicated (and expensive in terms of shipping) to try them…

  69. Coconut oil! It’s all I use for makeup remover and moisturizing dry skin.

  70. I have an ‘inside’ thing that I love, it’s warm water with a half a lemon. I love it, makes me feel clean first thing in the morning and energized for the day.

  71. I too have just started researching this and look forward to discovering what is out there and learning along the way.

  72. Hey Kris, thanks for all you are doing. I’m glad to know of another supplier of natural products like AnnMarie Gianni Skincare. I’m going to check it out right now. The product I’m loving right now is 100% pure dual-ended creamstick chocolate/champagne eye liner. It’s so versatile, goes on great and lasts.

  73. I recently swapped out regular shampoo and conditioner for baking soda and apple cider vinegar.. All natural and inexpensive, can’t best that! ;)

  74. jaime said on May 6, 2014

    I try to do a coconut oil, lemon, & sugar (all organic) facial/body scrub once a week and the oil leaves my skin extra moisturized after the exfoliation.

  75. I adore AnneMarie Gianni’s Neroli Toning Mist! It smells like heaven all day and her line helps keep my skin looking bright and dewy!

  76. Jen said on May 6, 2014

    Coconut oil! I use it for my hair, skin, and cooking :)

    Jen

  77. I use papaya/honey/lemon juice on my face as a mask once a week, I am also an AnneMarie Gianni fan (thanks to you Kris!) and use raw organic coconut oil on my body. I have been blogging this year a bit about foods that support beauty and I’ve started eating more red peppers, brazil nuts, and of course beautiful skin green smoothies! Another great natural product I prefer over traditional products is Dr Bronner Organic Fair Trade Shaving Soap Gel Spearmint Peppermint – this stuff glides on amazingly and smells so wonderful.

  78. I love witch hazel!

  79. I have VERY sensitive skin and I love Dr Mercola’s skincare.
    Kate

  80. I love Ava Anderson Products as well, but I just purchased the charcoal cleanser from Michael Todd True Organics :)

  81. Julie said on May 6, 2014

    I love organic shea butter! I combine it with coconut oil and some essential oils (vanilla and love) and make whipped shea butter. Ahhhh!!!!

  82. I use Desert Essence face wash, Almond Oil with a couple of drops of Frankincense essential oil for day moisturizer and to control break outs. At night I use a combination of Coco butter & Coconut Oil to moisturize. I also put Rose Water in a spray bottle to spritz on my face after cleaning it

  83. I love NOW Solutions Rose Hip Seed Oil. I use it on my face and neck after the shower and again at night.

    Ground almond meal or raw sugar with a few drops of lavender oil added, as a gentle facial scrub and then a hot facial steam (face over a bowl of hot water, towel over the head)..with herbs and essential oils.

  84. 100% Pure is the line I love for anti-aging
    coconut oil for make-up remover

  85. Lois said on May 6, 2014

    As others who have commented on the benefits of using coconut oil, I am sold on this product. I use raw organic coconut oil as a cleanser, moisturizer, hair oil, makeup remover, etc. I add it to every smoothie and, on occasion, use it for oil pulling, too. Excellent value for a multitasking product!

  86. I use and love Grateful Body’s facial cleansers and moisturizers. I also just discovered Living Libations, and am really enjoying their Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever (which works as both a cleanser and a moisturizer).

  87. Linda said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite natural, non-toxic personal care product is extra virgin coconut oil. So many uses and healthy for inside and out!

  88. amy said on May 6, 2014

    I have been using Sally B’s Tamanu Luxury Organic Facial Cleanser for years and it is the best thing for keeping my sensitive skin clean, soft and blemish free. I love the lavender smell and its anti-inflammatory so it reduces redness as well.

  89. I love natural products and making my own products (thanks Crunchy Betty blog). I would say my current favorite is Pai BioRegenerate Rosehip Oil. It has been fantastic for fading scars and taming my hormonal acne.

  90. lisa said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite natural beauty product is a brown sugar, coconut oil scrub. I love the ideas everyone shared =)

  91. Coconut oil! I use it for just about everything. My favorite is adding a glob to my bathwater. It leaves your akin so smooth but not greasy!

  92. Oh my gosh! Like many women out there, I had no idea I was subjecting myself to dangerous chemicals through my beauty products!! Upon a careful examination of the products I use routinely, about the only thing that would meet with your approval is my Tom’s fluoride-free toothpaste! Yikes!!

  93. I love using 100% pure Aloe vera. It is soothing on burns of course, but I use it daily (straight from the plant) for a facial moisturizer and to cure rashes or just to calm any skin upset. I have always had sensitive skin and there is nothing like going straight to mother nature for a remedy!

  94. Kelly said on May 6, 2014

    I love using coconut oil and olive oil. I do not wear makeup just a little mascara sometimes.

  95. Coconut oil is my absolute favorite. I use it for face, hair, and body.

  96. My favorite product is Eminence organic face wash. I usually use the lemon cleanser and the stone crop wash- they are sensitive and powerful at the same time!

  97. Vicky said on May 6, 2014

    I love Blue Morpho Body Oil. It leaves my skin soft and silky, and it’s 100% essential oils (but very subtle and understated fragrance). Feels great!

  98. My favorite is Crystal Essence Mineral Roll-on Deodorant, Pomegranate scent! Love it and it comes in handy wipes too for on the go!

  99. B said on May 6, 2014

    WATER — drinking plenty of water — it works wonders to help a person look refreshed, revitalized, and energetic! And hey — it’s free (or close to it)!

  100. Megan said on May 6, 2014

    I absolutely love coconut oil! It’s so versatile! It’s really great for cleansing and I’d recommend it to anyone.

  101. Julee said on May 6, 2014

    I like the Arbonne sunscreen because it is vegan, smells fresh and not like Jamaica and it moisturizes my skin while protecting it safely.

  102. sara said on May 6, 2014

    I used coconut oil on my skin and my baby’s. It seems to work.

  103. Sarah said on May 6, 2014

    I love to use coconut oil for everything! I love it because I don’t have to worry about hidden ingredients or artificial fragrances. I use it for hair, nails, body butter, moisturizer, etc! I also just started using Rejuva Minerals for some makeup! I haven’t used it for very long, but I am definitely a fan so far!

  104. Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Peppermint AND coconut oil for face/body!!!

  105. My favorite non toxic personal care product is the Aloe-herb facial cleanser from AnnMarie Gianni. I am a big fan of her products and they make the difference. It’s so good to know that I treat my skin well with real natural good products.

  106. I use Dr. Hauschkas Cleaning Cream to cleanse my face as it exfoliates and leaves my face feeling moisturized when finished. I love using coconut oil as a body moisturizer.

  107. Elise said on May 6, 2014

    I use plain coconut oil as a moisturizer for myself and my 4 month old!

  108. Laura said on May 6, 2014

    Epsom Salt!… I am a licensed massage practitioner and epsom salt is absolutely amazing. I like to combine it with a variety of essential oils and take an indulgent muscle relaxing bath, and there are so many more uses & benefits… Read about this amazing natural product http://www.saltworks.us/salt_info/epsom-uses-benefits.asp

  109. My favourite natural, non toxic product used as a facial cleanser is honey, pure and unfiltered.

  110. Jiah said on May 6, 2014

    I love Juice beauty for CC cream and foundation. All natural and they smell juicy-fresh! My moisture is coconut oil and nothing else.

  111. Jill said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite non-toxic product for skin care is coconut oil. It makes a great lip balm, eye make up remover, and moisturizer. My second favorite is apple cider vinegar, which makes a great toner.

  112. Dede said on May 6, 2014

    My healthiest product is organic soap my friend and I make. Organic palm oil, olive oil, coconut oil. Another favorite is AnnMaries facial cleanser.

  113. Kate said on May 6, 2014

    I love to use coconut oil as an eye makeup remover!

  114. Amy said on May 6, 2014

    I absolutely love coconut oil – for everything! I have a jar in my bathroom, and my kitchen ;-) Oh, and thank you for turning me onto AnnMarie’s products! The anti-aging eye serum is fabulous, as is the facial cleanser. As a 1-yr cancer survivor myself, thank you for all the info that you share!!!

  115. Apple cider vinegar whenever I feel a ZIT coming on. I cant believe how quickly it thwarts eruptions! I’ve also noticed that cleaning up my diet has improved my skin immensely-especially cutting out dairy (its also improved my breath scent). I do wish the sun made you look younger and not older. I just love that sun kissed look.

  116. I love coconut oil for skin care! I use it for cleaning my face and removing make up. I use it as a body moisturizer after a shower or in my bath water, and also as a deep conditioner for my hair. Another very favorite of mine to battle stubborn little blackheads: 1/2 tsp nutmeg with small amount of almond milk, enough to make a paste. Leave it on your nose for about 5 minutes, gently scrub and viola! Love you Kris and already have signed up to receive your emails!! xo

  117. Aveda hand relief is the best natural hand cream on the market. Their foot relief is also the best around. No dies or chemicals and completely all natural.
    Be sure to try them. You’ll fall in love just like me!

  118. I have been using AnnMarie’s products for several months now, and they are fantastic! Every step is an aromatic experience. I use the cleanser, toner and face oil daily and use the honey coconut mask and ayurvedic scrub once a week. I can’t imagine using anything else! Plus, their shipments always contain a little sachet of lavender that is the best lavender I have ever smelled. I hang it on my lamp next to my bed…:)

  119. Tara said on May 6, 2014

    Coconut oil. I use it to take off my make-up and also as a once-a-week full body moisturizer before I shower.

  120. Organic coconut oil. Smells heavenly and it works. Bonus, there is no junky stuff!
    Patricia

  121. I use bronner’s liquid soap as a hand wash. Coconut oil as makeup remover and all over body moisturizer. My makeup has been BareMinerals over 10yrs and I no longer use toothpaste from drugstores. This has been changed to all natural tooth powder. Love this journey of going all natural. Fragrances are the next step I’m taking and love all the wonderful scents out there. Just got nectar samples from The Essential Alchemy and find it hard deciding on what scent to choose!

  122. I am a hand and body lotion junkie and my absolute fave is a local Toronto line called The MadStone Soapery – their Mint and Lime body lotion smells amazing and only made of the good stuff!

  123. My favorite personal care product is Annemarie’s Anti-Aging Oil :) I love the way my skin looks & feels! I’ve been using it since January and the changes in my skin are wonderful! I already receive your newsletters.

  124. Tracy said on May 6, 2014

    I love AnnMarie Gianni’s Anti-Aging Eye Cream. I’ve had 3 facials since I starting using it and all 3 technicians commented that the skin around my eyes look great–especially for someone my age. I also love bare minerals for my makeup choices.

  125. I love Mineral Fusion’s volumizing mascara. Makes your eyelashes look longer & fuller & it’s from a company that also uses good ingredients.

  126. I love to massage coconut oil or sesame oil into my skin at the end of my shower. It helps me stay more grounded, makes my skin feel incredible, and protects my skin.

  127. Alexa said on May 6, 2014

    I love to dry brush, shower, and then use extra-virgin coconut oil all over!
    For house-cleaning: Charlie’s soap is magic!

  128. I would have to say that my favorite personal care product is coconut oil. I use it for oil pulling first thing in the morning, shaving my legs, moisturizing my face, body & hair… and of course eating/cooking too. I love the way it smells subtly of coconut and makes my skin feel so smooth. I’m on the hunt for natural hair products. The ones I’ve tried just don’t cut it on my thick, curly hair. I’ll keep hunting, trying and looking on your blog & newsletters for my new favorite hair products!

    • Jessica – Have you tried Carol’s Daughter for your hair? Their products do wonders for my thick, curly, dry hair.

  129. I really like coconut oil for all round use – make up remover, moisturizer, base for my home-made turmeric anti-inflammation candy and so much more.

  130. Jenn said on May 6, 2014

    Right now my most favourite non toxic beauty product is the deodorant I’ve been making myself! It’s just baking soda, cornstarch, coconut oil and essential oils! Works better than anything I’ve ever bought! :)

  131. Tracy said on May 6, 2014

    I love coconut oil! You can use it for so many beauty ‘fixes’!! Hair, skin, oil pulling…even for cooking!

  132. Noel said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite non-toxic product is castor oil lately! At night I wash my face in the tub with soap but during the mornings I use a steamy washcloth and castor oil to moisturize and keep my skin soft all day. Most of my products are organic and natural, but there are still a few I’m having trouble finding a good replacement for like mascara and deodorant. Anyone have natural versions that work as well?

  133. I love the chocolate mascara from 100% Pure.

  134. Dr Hauschka is my favorite.

  135. Deana said on May 6, 2014

    This is my go-to skin fix:) Softens & brightens & fades spots like magic!

    Step 1 :: Cleanse face with grape seed oil.
    Step 2 :: Gently massage a mixture of honey & sugar onto face. (be gentle) Rinse completely.
    Step 3 :: Pat face dry-ish & go over skin with a cotton pad soaked with lemon juice (will sting).
    Step 4 :: After 5 minutes, rinse face and apply favorite moisturizer.
    Step 5 :: Go to bed & wake up with gorgeously soft and glowing skin!
    xo
    Deana

  136. I have been using Muvasi products for years and feel that they are wonderful! I use Bareminerals for my makeup. I use coconut oil as makeup remover and on my chest as a moisturizer. Thank you for the giveaway chance!

  137. I use Alba Botanica Hawaiian oil free moisturizer after cleansing morning and night.

  138. I like to combine coconut oil with my regular body lotion in my hand and smooth it on all over. I have just started taking better care of myself in the last few months and it has already done wonders for my skin. So when the lotion bottle is empty, I will switch it to a healthier alternative to combine with my coconut oil.

  139. Kelly said on May 6, 2014

    I started using oil cleansing method for facial cleansing, which is castor oil mixed with a carrier oil like jojoba. You can adjust ratio based on skin type and it is cheap, additive free and nurturing.

  140. I love coconut oil! Great for everything from dry skin to make-up remover! :)

  141. I love coconut oil. It works great for lotion, lube, and lip balm. Plus it smells amazing!

  142. renee said on May 6, 2014

    The best non toxic thing I do for my skin is drinking a lot of water! not a product, I know,but its a game changer.

  143. Cocoa butter for under eye moisturizer! I use Queen Helene’s Cocoa butter stick and love it!

  144. Barb said on May 6, 2014

    Marie Veronique makes a great sunscreen! Love it! And it’s all natural has a tint that can double as your foundation!

  145. Tessa said on May 6, 2014

    I wash my face every night with coconut oil, then I use it as my moisturizer night and day!

  146. There are so many! The All Natural Face Vegan Mineral Makeup (based out of MA sells the whole line online and way cheaper than bare minerals) and body products are my top pick along with Geodeo Deodorant (the only natural one that I’ve found works!). For face care I usually use straight Macadamia nut oil in the summer and mix in essential oils as needed.

  147. I love tea tree essential oil to treat acne!

  148. My favorite non-toxic beauty product is evenhealy Lavendar facial tonic, I spray it on my face first thing in the morning to wake me up and then after I clean my face to take away any redness. It smells lovely and is very refreshing!!

  149. My favourite all natural, non-toxic skin care item, would have to be coconut oil. I only purchase the organic cold-pressed, virgin, hexane-free coconut oil (it’s a mouthful I know), and use it as my body moisturizer and make-up remover everyday. I have passed on this knowledge to others who are now using it as well. That in turn makes me a very happy woman indeed. :-)

  150. I use coconut oil or olive oil to remove my mascara. My daughter and I love to make our own body scrubs with sugar or salt, finely ground oatmeal, almond oil, sesame oil, etc., and we add essential oils like peppermint, lemon verbena or lavender.

  151. Lurve the coconut oil! I wash my face with it… use it as a body moisturizer and have recently started oil pulling… my sensitive teeth have never felt better :)

  152. Coconut oil – and I cleanse my face with witch hazel every night. works awesome.

  153. I use AnneMarie’s Aloe Herb Facial Cleanser – and I just love it. It makes my face feel smooth and soft every morning and evening.

  154. I use coconut oil straight from the grocery store on my legs, my entire body including face and to restore my hair. great stuff!

  155. Jen said on May 6, 2014

    I have started using the Acure skincare line. The oil is a little heavy for me, but the cleansers are the bomb!

  156. Real Purity Deodorant, Holistic clinically proven formula. Made with all natural and organic ingredients. It’s made in the USA by a family owned company. Smells terrific due to the quality and combination of essential oils used and works great- I love it!
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005FN0QGU/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

  157. I replaced my eye makeup remover with coconut oil. It is gentle and moisturizes at the same time.

  158. Hands down, my favorite beauty product is organic natural coconut oil- I like Dr. Brommer’s best. It has replaced SO many products in my life. (Confession: Hello, my name is Meredith, I am a product-o-holic…) I use it on my hair, body, face, and ingest it as a supplement and in my food. I’ve struggled with tinnitus and have gotten some relief from dripping warm drops in my ear. I’ve used it on my tinea versacolor skin rash, and paired with a baking soda scrub have completely cleared it up. (A speckled rash up your entire neck… That’s not beautiful…) I now use it as an after-shower body lotion and I think it keeps the rash from returning. It was previously a chronic condition. I use it as lip balm. I make my own natural deodorant with it which is more effective than any deodorant or nasty antiperspirant I’ve ever used. I make a moisturizing hair mask with it. I use it as night cream & eye cream. The uses and effectiveness are beyond that of any other beauty product I’ve tried. The fact that it has ONE ingredient and is completely natural leaves me feeling like a health Rockstar!

  159. I use Ava Anderson Non Toxic products and The Honest Company products.

  160. Mary said on May 6, 2014

    I wholly adore anything by BURT’S BEES – as does my skin!

  161. Egyptian Magic hand salve. Finally something that works on my dry skin and I can feel good about using it.

  162. I started using Annmarie Gianni Anti-Aging Facial Oil and Repair Serum about 6 months ago. I had always bought expensive creams from well-known brands before and prided myself on my skin care. I was skeptical to try something new but took a chance on a recommendation from Chris on this website. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stuff and it has worked better than all those super expensive creams…

  163. My fav all-natural skin care products include witch hazel and virgin coconut oil! Witch hazel is a great cleanser/astringent and virgin coconut oil is a wonderful moisturizer and natural antibiotic. A ‘mushed’ up banana works great as a facial mask as well :)

  164. My favorite non-toxic products are from Dr. Scheller, particularly the intensive serum with Jojoba and Shisandra. I’ve been using it years now and it really soothes my sensitive skin perfectly. Anyways, I’m heartbroken I can’t win the awesome giveaway because I live in Europe – but thanks for the article!

  165. Thayers Witch Hazel fragrance free toner

  166. My favorite all-natural beauty product is a sugar scrub that’s super easy to make (and incredibly moisturizing)… Fill a container with sugar, add grapeseed oil & your favorite essential oils. Mix & enjoy!

  167. Carla said on May 6, 2014

    Hi Kris!

    MY favorite non toxic product will have to be the apricot night cream by earth science. Holy man is it awesome!

  168. My go to detox facial is Aztec secret Indian Healing Clay. Just mix it with apple cider vinegar. relax and leave on for about 15 minutes or until dry. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Skin is clean, fresh and radiant looking. I love the stuff!

  169. I also use Dr. Bronner’s soap for almost everything. And coconut oil for moisturizing, especially for my hands and feet.

  170. Hi Kris
    My fav is just organic coconut oil. It is good for so many things, eye makeup remover, moisturizer, oil pulling. I use it daily

  171. Alisa said on May 6, 2014

    I just recently changed my makeup from Mary Kay to Tarte and love the way it’s helped my skin!

    My real concern is the cleanser & toner I use….proactiv. I know, I know…soooooo bad for me. But at 44, I still struggle with occasional acne and nothing has worked as good. Will AnnMarie’s line direct me where to start?? I don’t want a drawer full of expensive products that just don’t work. :(

  172. I like Yes To Carrots products. :)

  173. My favourite non toxic product is the French Green Clay face mask from Garden Apothecary. Not only do you look like shriek for a bit there it cleanses your pores. It also comes in a single use recyclable card tube. Try their other salt soaks too.

  174. I love Dr Bronners soaps!

  175. I love her aloe herb facial cleaner. It nourishes my skin and wipes it clean of dirt and makeup!

  176. Leah said on May 6, 2014

    Egyptian Magic is my go-to and a little goes a long way.

    Great for moisturizing, makeup removal, overnight “masks” or even taming flyaways and ends of hair. During the dry months, I apply it to chaffed skin, lips, elbows, knees, anything!

  177. Coconut oil :) awesome moisturizer!

  178. Tresa said on May 6, 2014

    thank you for sharing this with us, I am always looking for better and more natural products to use!!

  179. One of my very favorite natural beauty products is Vapour Organic Beauty’s Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation. I’m not a big make-up wearer, but this foundation has the feel of a moisturizer, but with luminous coverage. Also, being sensitive to many chemicals, I’ve found this to be the gentlest (and loveliest) option available.

    • I LOVE the Vapour line! Their lip and cheek stains are gorgeous. Everything is sheer and moisturizing. I refuse to put anything on my lips especially that I couldn’t eat. Vapour’s lip conditioner is my go to. Love it!

  180. Dawn said on May 6, 2014

    Just diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast in December. So…. just now having energy to begin my search for switching away from all the chemicals in my life! Actually, stopped wearing makeup most days. Can actually smell the fragrance in some of the products. This is a great resource for me and I love the idea of just one product a month. I can afford that!

    Only change so far is my sunscreen – used the EWG site to pick out a new sunscreen. The next chemo round will be an agent that causes photo-sensitivity – and I live in Florida!. So, I picked the True Natural brand that uses vegan and mineral for sun protection.

    thanks Kris for al your efforts – we appreciate you and your staff….. dawn

  181. It looks like everyone else also loves organic coconut oil! During an ayurvedic workshop at Kripalu I learned about natural oils and their benefits. Sesame oil is also great for warming up on cold nights. It’s perfect to rub on the feet before bed.
    A must have organic lip balm is Whole Food’s brand in tangerine orange. Makes lips smooth and tasty!

  182. I love using just plain almond oil for a moisturizer after my bath or shower. I slather it on before I dry myself off and makes my usually sad, dry skin feel amazing!

  183. I LOVE The Body Deli’s Clear Skin Trio kit. It has a Sage and Grapefruit Cleanser that smells divine,
    and the Light Facial Emulsion is not greasy and provides enough moisture for my combo skin. If I feel a breakout coming on I use the Glacial Mud mask. Best of all, their products are fresh, live and organic. My skin has seen such an improvement. Yay for natural, non-toxic products! I’m super interested in checking out Annmarie Gianni’s line too! :)

  184. Eva said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite personal care product is aloe vera!

  185. My favorite natural and non toxic product is coconut oil ! Not only that it moisturizes I also can eat it everyday. I use it in my homemade natural sops and everywhere I ca.

  186. Kait said on May 6, 2014

    Coconut oil for my dry flaky skin in the winter and anytime I want a little extra softness!

  187. ROBIN said on May 6, 2014

    My current fav is raw apple cider vinegar toner. I have developed large pores and some pimples so i use a dilution of 3:1 but you can adjust to your skins needs. It doesn’t dry my skin, balances the acid mantle and closes pores.
    Mix:
    3 Tbsp H2O
    1 Tbsp Raw Cider Vinegar
    apply with cotton round after washing your face.

  188. Pure Coconut Oil…so many uses to beautify both inside and out!!

  189. I usually don’t use deodorant on days I know I won’t sweat much. I know I don’t smell, because I know when I do smell….

  190. Coconut oil! Great moisturizer ;)

  191. I love Kirk’s Original Coconut Soap. I recently completed my last chemo treatment and since losing my hair, I’ve been cleaning my bodacious bald head with it, along with every other part of my body. I also started using sweet almond oil to remove makeup. It does a great job, but I wish it had a lovely scent like AnneMarie’s products do. In addition, I love AnneMarie’s Aloe Cleanser – the scent is so fresh!

  192. Kim said on May 6, 2014

    When I travel into the big city I love to check out Lush ~ they make some beautiful natural, non-toxic personal care products.

  193. Fun!! Coconut oil used as hair serum and as a little makeup remover. Dr. Bronners soap works great as dog shampoo. ;)

  194. The awareness you bring is awesome! I use Castile oil as face & body wash, almond oil as my facial moisturizer, & aura soma as my body moisturizer. As for make-up… Mine is all toxic, but it touches my face maybe once a month (if that). I like il natural. :)

  195. My fave is HoneyBee Gardens Pressed Mineral Powder. It is an amazing pressed powder compact foundation. Works so great you will never know it is natural. You can buy it at Earth Fare, Amazon and of course the HoneyBee Gardens website. I have bad skin and this works great for me. I bought CoverGirl Simply Powder Foundation for around 20 years before I discovered this gem. Now I will never go back to the CoverGirl which is filled with parabens and other horribleness. The HoneyBee Gardens brand works even better! It also comes with a reusable case so you just have to buy the refillable inserts. I just buy the inserts without the case though. Also you can buy reusable brushes for it, but I buy the little powder puffs at Target that are like 2 for $1.00 in the makeup applicator section. That’s my tip!

  196. Kelly said on May 6, 2014

    This is something I really struggle with.

  197. Jenny said on May 6, 2014

    I use organic coconut oil as a moisturizer for my face and body.

  198. I use organic cold pressed sesame oil as my body lotion, and a mixture of sesame oil and caster oil as a facial cleanser.

  199. Nikki said on May 6, 2014

    I use ‘Bubble and Bee’ face wash and moisturizer and also use their deodorant. I love all of their products!

  200. My favorite non-toxic personal care product is just plain saline drops for my eyes every morning and night. Keeps them moist and bright!

  201. For the longest time I thought I was very sensitive to bar soaps because after showering or washing my hands my skin would be itchy. Really over time I have realized I am sensitive to industrial soaps and moved over to liquid health food store soaps. I’ve used Dr. Brommers to Kiss My Face to Meyer’s. I love them all but one thing nagged at my green sustainable soul. All the plastic involved. In an effort to both use a “clean” (pun intended – no chemicals) soap and not produce as much waste I went old school, back to bar soap. I love one called Hudson Made. This year my new obsession is coconut oil. I have very course frizzy hair and coconut oil is better that any hair product I have ever bought to bring out shine and lower the frizz factor.

  202. Coconut oil is the queen of all personal care products due to its seemingly unlimited uses. It is an effective make-up remover and cleanser. It is a fast-absorbing, skin-softening body moisturizer. It should be a staple in your manicure & pedicure kit to heal chapped hands and heels. I rub a small amount in my hands and use it as a hair de-tangler and leave-in conditioner. Oil pulling with coconut oil helps detoxify and freshen your breath. And due to its high flash point, I also cook with it. I keep a jar in my kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom.

    P.S. Did I mention a whiff of it transports you to the north shore of Oahu?

  203. My favorite natural, non toxic personal product is Johnson’s baby wash. I have very sensitive skin and this product smells great, is gentle and does the job!

  204. I am hot for coconut oil, but I also use products from First Aid Beauty. They do pretty well on the EWG list, at least the stuff I use. I really love the Ultra Repair Cream. Everything makes me break out, but not that!

  205. April said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite natural beauty products are aloe, coconut oil and apple cider vinegar.

  206. Dr. Bronners is my favorite as well! I use it as body soap, dish soap, shampoo for the kiddos and the list goes on!!

  207. As simple as this may sound- coconut oil is so universal for self care! U can use it as a makeup remover, moisturizer, hair mask, lotion for your entire body and SO MANY MORE! Just search the uses and get creative! :) it also smells like heaven so it doubles as a light body scent.

  208. Roz said on May 6, 2014

    Two words: baking soda. It’s great as a body and face scrub (just be gentle!); it can be a little drying, so I tend to moisturize afterward. I will use it once in a while with some toothpaste for extra whitening. My oldest friend in the world (who just happens to be a dentist) says to use baking soda sparingly because it can erode tooth enamel if used too frequently. It’s also great mixed with some water as a mouth rinse. Some people have had luck using it as a deodorant, but I haven’t tried that yet. Basically, if you want something squeaky clean and refreshed, use baking soda.

    The other natural care tip I LOVE is vitamin E oil. I have a little roller applicator and use it around my eyes. It can get a little sticky but I try to use just a little bit.

    Lastly, I love rose and lavender water! A quick spritz works great as a mild perfume and skin refresher. (Bonus hint: I’ve sprayed a little onto my linens when making my bed and it adds a subtle freshness! I spray the flower water about a foot or so above the bed and do just a few mists. Once the mist settles, fluff the sheets and pillowcases and make the bed. )

  209. Amy said on May 6, 2014

    I had back surgery last week that happened a lot faster than I expected. In this recovery process I’m reevaluating everything – including the amount of time and energy I spend on my ‘beauty’ regime – how willing am I to wear or use less? The bottom line, this wake up call showed me I need to concentrate on healthier living!

  210. I love organic coconut oil!!

  211. My favorite right now is coconut oil but your article couldn’t come at a better time as I just begin to research

  212. I love using neem essential oil to help clean my teeth from Living Libations. Amazing all natural products, made with integrity and pure essential oils!!

  213. Unrefined coconut oil as body moisturizer after showering!

  214. My favorite natural “beauty” product is coconut oil. I use it after every bath and it makes my skin super soft & glowing!

  215. I like using coconut oil to take off my makeup. It’s also a great moisturizer.

  216. Dr. Bronner’s Fresh-Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil is my #1 beauty secret! I use it as a make-up remover, a lip balm, a facial night-time moisturizer, an all-over body oil after a shower. Usually, I shave in the shower without shave gel because the oil is so conditioning for my skin. However, coconut oil can be rubbed on your legs before a shower, and used as a shave “gel”. I have long hair, and I use a small amount rubbed on my hands, and ran through my ends to keep my hair shiny and manageable. If I were stranded on a desert island and could have only 1 beauty product, coconut oil would be THE one . . . and don’t even get me started on the HEALTH benefits of coconut oil used in cooking and as a health aid!

  217. Honey!!!
    Honey is my favorite, go-to, all-around, feel-beautiful-inside-and-out health, food, and fashion natural product. It is the only food in the world that never spoils…
    Its uses range from:
    - medicinal (mix with lemons for a sore throat or a great pick me up, or rub raw honey on a burn for zero scarring)
    - food (honey is a wonderful alternative for any sugars, and pairs well with oils and vinegars for a scrumptious array of tasty, low-cal organic dressings you can make at home), and
    - fashion (I love to mix equal parts honey with coconut oil and some herbs for a luxurious do-it-yourself spa mask at home).
    I hope you all enjoy (or soon discover) honey and its many wonderful uses too! <3

  218. liz said on May 6, 2014

    This blog is so timely! My husband and I are trying to make more conscious choices. Recently I switched to Shea Moisture shampoo and conditioner that gets a very high EWG rating. It’s soooo good. My hair has never been more hydrated, which just confirms I’m on the right track.

    I also have super dry skin, and nothing really seems to help. I’ve been reading about washing your skin with coconut oil as a great way to both clear blemishes and hydrate. I’ve been using shea butter to wash my face and coconut oil to shave and as a body wash. For the first time, my skin might actually be in good shape for summer!

  219. OLE HENRIKSEN
    Truth Serum® Vitamin C Collagen Booster
    And Josie maran Argan oil

  220. I use coconut oil instead of eye makeup remover! I’ve been doing this nightly for a year and, within a month, my eyelashes were longer and thicker -enough for my boyfriend to ask, “have you always had these lashes and I’m just noticing now?”. I dip a cotton pad into a bit of coconut oil and swirl it around my eye area. Then I use the other side of the pad to wipe off excess and leave a bit for a nighttime eye treatment. Try it and you’ll never go back to the chemical stuff!

  221. I love essential oils and have been using lavendar on my face and am liking the results. I use argan oil as the carrier for the lavendar. I also love witch hazel as an astringent, especially in the warmer weather. I rarely wear makeup these days as I am finding eating healthy has improved my skin!

  222. i use coconut oil everyday on my face and body after my shower. i dont use a moisturizer anymore at all. my skin is so even and bright and radiant!!!!

  223. Laura said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite is Eminence Organics SPF30 Sun Defense mineral powder. Goes on like a powder foundation, stays matte all day, and spf 30. One tube of the stuff has lasted me 5 years, using it every single day!

  224. My favorite is coconut oil…….makeup remover and moisturizer too! It is also great for my hair.

  225. Lisa said on May 6, 2014

    Gotta say coconut oil! (Looks like I’m not the only one who knows the secret!)
    Is there a way to get all of these crazy-sexy natural-care loving babes together in one room? I feel like I’m talking to my best friends when I read these posts!
    Thanks Kris!!

  226. lately I have been loving argan oil and I mix in a little essential oil like Frankincense or lavender.
    xo

  227. I’m just looking into using non-toxic products now, think I’m going to try coconut oil first! Thanks!

  228. Lemon juice is a great natural exfoliant-the citric acid acts as a gentle “skin peel” and removes the top layer of dead skin cells.

    • Hava said on May 7, 2014

      I agree, Zeenia! I squeeze half a lemon into a drink of warm water and msm every morning–after I rub it on my face! It has definitely made a difference in the clarity and brightness of my skin.

  229. My favorite beauty product hands down is organic Argon Oil. I use it on my body, my face and in my hair!!! Love

  230. I love almond oil on my feet at night in the winter and coconut oil in the summer!

  231. I love apple cider vinegar and coconut oil

  232. Lyn said on May 6, 2014

    I use a natural deep treatment for my hair. It includes one shot of vodka, one egg yolk and one tablespoon olive oil. Blend all ingredients together well with a whisk and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse this out with cold water.

  233. Nan said on May 6, 2014

    Just started Using Nourish Organic Unscented Deodorant. Love it!

  234. I love making sugar body scrubs with almond or coconut oil. Adding lemon or lime juice or a drop or two of essential oils increases the fragrant experience. I got several of the Annmarie Gianni sample packs after reading about her products in your newsletter. I fell in LOVE!! Her products were the main Christmas present this year. The scents are amazing and my skin has never been better! As a cancer survivor myself, I am always trying to live cleaner inside & out.

  235. mary said on May 6, 2014

    After I go for a run I like to shower and put on vitamin E oil while my skin is still a little damp. Then put some organic coconut oil on my feet. The combo keeps my skin hydrated, I don’t have “toxic guilit,” and it’s a little reward for pounding the pavement. :)

  236. I went to a new dermatologist recently and she had her own line of pure products and a non chemical sunscreen. I like them and so appreciate having a dr who is on board with pure products. Good luck all

  237. Djuna said on May 6, 2014

    I love Soapwalla’s products – the deodorant cream is especially fabulous.

  238. I love RMS Beauty Makeup. It is clean coconut based make-up that actually improves my skin! http://www.rmsbeauty.com

    • Lisa said on May 6, 2014

      Me too! Their living luminizer is the best. It gives you that glow when you don’t get a full nights rest.

  239. First of all, I am so happy that I found your website a year ago. Educating and empowering women is my passion! A diagnosis of Celiac Disease at the age of 37 really opened my eyes. We live in a world of the moment trends(low fat, low carb, Retinol, blah, blah). All this can make you crazy. I was super excited to find Ann Marie products. Yipee!! They truly work without worrying about nasty side effects. I am so in love with my Neroli toning mist. This stuff rocks! Seriously, this was a game changer for me. It truly helps keep those pesky blemishes at bay. Plus, it feels so refreshing to spritz your face. Double score!! Try it and you will love it to!!!

  240. I’m a Miessence girl myself……have been for a long time. I really love the skincare and the shampoos!

  241. Jamie said on May 6, 2014

    I found a company at a local health store that is so brilliant and pure and the girls that own it make everything with mega amounts of love. I lovvvvvvvve the face oil. It moisturizes amazingly, smells gorgeous and a detail that I love is that in each bottle is a small rosebud from their gardens. Super cute and super clean!

  242. I would have to say water. The more water I drink, the better my skin looks.

  243. Dalia said on May 6, 2014

    Organic coconut oil is so versatile. I use it for so many things, hair, skin and oil pulling.

  244. Coconut oil for make-up removal!

    • Kat said on May 6, 2014

      Can coconut oil be used as a cleanser? Is it not too oily and will it not clog the pores?

  245. Katie said on May 6, 2014

    I use organic coconut oil for everything! It works wonderful as makeup remover and moisturizer! I also put it on cuts and scars for fast healing.

  246. Megan said on May 6, 2014

    Deodorant!! I have two favorites: 1. Soapwalla and 2. Bubble & Bee Orange Vanilla pit putty cream (sometimes layered with the orange vanilla spray). They both smell so good and work great.

  247. I love Bubble & Bee organic deodorant. It’s the only brand I’ve found without the nasty chemicals that still keeps me from smelling nasty!

  248. Diana said on May 6, 2014

    My current favorite non-toxic product is Dr. Hauschka Revitalizing Day Cream. I’ve also recently discovered Coconut Oil as a makeup remover, it is really amazing how it melts off makeup.

  249. Jane said on May 6, 2014

    Orawellness tooth cleaner

  250. I love to massage coconut oil intgo my hands for around 5min.

  251. Keri said on May 6, 2014

    100% Pure fruit tinted mascara is awesome and Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap for skin.

  252. Kyra said on May 6, 2014

    Arnica Montana. I use this herb topically for sore muscles, puffy eyes, and painful bruises. In fact, my employer, a medical doctor, even suggests it for his Botox patients to use for their injection site swelling! From growing pains to swollen faces after dental work-this stuff is liquid magic.

  253. Wendy said on May 6, 2014

    For me I am just starting out in this new adventure. I am using coconut oil with my do’terra essential oils and I just love it. I would love to win and have a new experience with this line.
    Love learning!

  254. I love my soapwalla deodorant cream and my Josie Maran argan oil tinted moisturizer.

  255. Diane said on May 6, 2014

    I love, love, love coconut oil, right out of the jar onto my skin. My dogs get a teaspoon each night with their dinner, I get a teaspoon on my arms and legs, just the best!

  256. My favorite beauty product of all time is raw coconut oil! :)

  257. Teri said on May 6, 2014

    I am still looking for a natural product that does not cause my skin to breakout, but do use coconut oil at night.

  258. I use Champagne Rose Color Care Conditioner and Purple Rose Shampoo- 97% natural ingredients also use Zoya nail polish and remover. The Zoya products do not contain any of the 5 F’s (chemicals). I found this products available at CTCA.

  259. When I juice in the morning I save my lemon peels. I put some in vinegar, some in coconut oil. I use for everything: oil for skin, nails, hair, dry skin. vinegar for feet, cleaning, washing more vegetables to juice!

  260. I will forever include Living Libations “Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever” in my face care arsenal. It is a soap-free, all-in-one cleanser and moisturizer packed with powerful antioxidants. Just super.

  261. My favorite beauty product is coconut oil. I use it to moisturize my face and body as well as deep condition my hair. It works and smells amazing!

  262. Coconut oil! I use it for EVERYTHING…. moisturizing my entire body, taking off make-up (works great on non-toxic mascara and moisturizes your peepers at the same time!. I use it to add a dewy look to my check bones post blush. I use it to calm my wild hair, too! The bonus is it smells sooooooo good, so it’s like wearing a coconutty fragrance as well. For my full body moisturizer, I add some citrus essential oil and whip it so it’s light and fluffy. I put it in babyfood jars so I have a bunch and always have some around :)

  263. I make my own lotion out cocoa butter coconut oil and beeswax. It makes a lotion bar that is great for your skin.

  264. Lisa said on May 6, 2014

    I love Banyan Botanicals’ Organic Unrefined Sesame oil for daily oil massage and abhayanga.

  265. My fav is coconut oil. I use it on my skin, cuticles, and in my food. Love it

  266. I love Avalon Organics Face Wash and Night Cream. I love their calming scent and gentleness.

  267. Beret said on May 6, 2014

    Coconut oil (lotion, deodorant, hair moisturizer, oil pulling), Young Living essential oils (frankincense, lavender, lemon, ginger, peppermint), vegan diet, and The Honest Company products (everything from shampoo & conditioner, sunscreen, laundry detergent, floor cleaner, etc.)

  268. My favorite natural personal-care product is Dr. Bronner’s original soap–used as a body wash and for household cleaning. In general, I have been seeking-out cruelty-free products, and hoping that cruelty-free products will be non-toxic as well. I also love essential oils, an am just beginning to understand their uses beyond aromatherapy.

  269. mona said on May 6, 2014

    I love coconut oil not only for cooking but also as a body moisturizer and hair treatment.

  270. I love MyChelle Dermaceuticals face creams! It’s really hard to find a nice feeling product for your face, let alone one that is “Clean”! This is one of them:)

    Abrianne

  271. jill said on May 6, 2014

    AnnMarie’s facial cleanser is like the first day of Spring, the first lick of peanut butter, a sweet morning hug – every time! Love it…and would adore the speciall gift package so I can both sample additional products as well as share them and spread the good word. Thank you!

    Jill

  272. pure vitamin E for blemishes, dry areas and cuts/scratches/scars. Either buy pure oil or open a vitamin E tablet and rub over area.

  273. Hope said on May 6, 2014

    I love Moon Valley Organic Moon Melt Lotion Bar, Dry Skin Moisturizer. You can use it on your feet and hands. It helps with dry skin & smells so good.

  274. Leesa said on May 6, 2014

    Would love to try Annmarie’s products! Right now I’m loving the unscented Body Butter by Rocky Mountain Soap Company – great non-greasy moisturizer.

  275. I love coconut oil and Bella organically deodorant

  276. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil !

  277. Coconut oil is the best. Good for face, body and hair!

  278. I love Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap, but I’ve recently been loving lavender and lemon essential oils. I like all of the comments about using coconut oil–I’ll have to try that! Thank you, Kris, for sparking this conversation! xo!

  279. Coconut oil and Bella organically deodorant

  280. I love organic coconut oil for hair, nails and skin.

  281. I am for sure a Coconut Oil user for skin, hair as well as nails. 1x a week I will put all over my body before going to bed.

  282. Lyne said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite natural, non-toxic personal care product… water. I stopped washing my face with cleansers (they were natural, non-toxic) and simply splash water on my face. What a difference. As a result, my skin is super soft and I hardly need to use moisturizer now.

  283. I have super dry skin and swapped out my lotion for coconut oil with a few drops of lavender EO. It has changed my life! I am no longer itching my poor skin until it bleeds. It’s too bad I hadn’t learned of it years ago!

  284. Megan said on May 6, 2014

    Coconut oil & almond oil are a few staples I love & use daily! From makeup remover to moisturizer. Recently however, I tried Annmarie’s skin care oils & I LOVE THEM!
    Can’t wait to try more of her products ;)

  285. vitamin E oil

  286. Stefa said on May 6, 2014

    I use Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins line of skin care: face cleanser, repair serum and moisturizer. I have used these products for several years and found them to be comfortable. I trust Dr. Weil to be wise and ethical regarding all ingredients he uses.

  287. I use plain coconut oil, mixed with a little almond oil and blend it in a mixer (KitchenAid). It makes it a whipped consistancy and works great as a mositerizer for the face and body.

  288. I love Neal’s Yard Rosemary and Elderflower Shower Gel – the most divine company with a whole range of natural personal care goodies. I love knowing that there is absolutely no reason for me not to use this lovely product on my face as well… that it doesn’t sting my eyes, and that I could probably safely ingest it (but wouldn’t). No nasties, no chemicals. The dream.

  289. Burt’s Bees replenishing lip balm, yummy and good for me.

  290. Coconut oil is wonderful. I use it as a moisturizer most nights and a wonderful elixir to rub on my feet- then I put socks on so I don’t get it all over my sheets. ;-)

  291. I make a scrub with coconut oil, sugar, and peppermint oil. ♡

  292. Love Primal Pit Paste, Dr. Bronners body wash, KMF olive oil soap. Need to find a good natural lipstick. Mine have a terrible ranking from EWG Skin Deep. :-(

  293. I’m just starting to explore the world of non-toxic products. So far I’ve tried Peppermint shampoo and conditioner from Whole Foods and I love it!

  294. Between my witch hazel, coconut oil and a wide assortment of essential oils I haven’t bought any skin care products in awhile. But I’m always willing to try something new.

  295. Emily said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite personal care product is Annmarie’s Neroli Mist. Not only is it made by one of my dear friends (of whom I am so proud!), it smells amazing!!! Simply put, it makes me feel decadent and extravagent and I love it!!!

  296. Rose hip seed oil as a facial moisturizer. Coconut oil as a body moisturizer. Vitamin E oil & vitamin C powder mixed together in my palm for a face scrub. I’d love to try AnnMarie’s kit! Looks amazing!!!

  297. Green tea moisturizer from Alba

  298. I currently use coconut oil for hair, teeth, face and skin, but being someone who likes products, I would love to try AnneMarie Gianni’s skin care line!

  299. Bella Organices iced lemonade deodorant and dead sea salt mask. I actually love all their products!

  300. Anie said on May 6, 2014

    I love using apple cider vinegar as a facial toner. It makes my face happy :)
    http://tasty-yummies.com/2013/05/22/how-to-make-your-own-apple-cider-vinegar-facial-toner/

  301. Karen said on May 6, 2014

    Organic coconut oil is my newest go-to product that my skin loves! This, coming from a 48 year old woman who has used the same products for years due to “sensitive skin” and “it works”, blah, blah, blah. A leopard CAN change its spots. Look forward to trying the products you mentioned above. On it.

  302. I absolutely love using coconut oil as a moisturizer! I am also a huge fan of dry brushing before shower/baths. I looked at Ann Marie’s website and I really really want to get the sun screen. I’ve been searching for an all natural one :)

  303. I do most of my product myself: I oil cleanse with coconut oil or honey. I use flower water as tonic. I hydrate with mixes of vegetal oils and essential oils morning and night. I wash my hair with bicarbonate sodium mixed in green tea (I’m dark hair… Blond should use camomile instead) and I rinse with a mix of water and apple cider vinegar. My deodorant is a mix of coconut oil and lavander and tea tree essential oils. I am now looking for already made products for when I’m not home.

  304. Hi Kris,

    I only use organic jojoba oil on my face (and body) in the summer time (it’s less oily). During the winter months, I use organic sesame oil (it’s oily!) with a few drops of rosehip oil in the morning. It keeps my skin moisturized all day long and most importantly — it’s glowing!

    I only use olive oil soap (organic & without any harmful ingredients) for my body. I love it!

    Don’t forget coconut oil — it’s my natural hair mask.

    I hope it helps :)

  305. I use coconut oil for dry skin

  306. Lisa said on May 6, 2014

    I use baking soda to exfoliate, coconut oil to moisturize and apple cider vinegar to tone my skin.

  307. Kat said on May 6, 2014

    Burts Bees Honey Lip Gloss. A MUST for me. Addicted to the goodness! Dr Bronner’s Castille unscented soap is my second favourite.

  308. Coconut oil!!!!!

    I oil pull it, use as a hair treatment, body treatment,
    Bake and cook with it!!!

  309. Mary said on May 6, 2014

    Josie Maran tinted moisturizer!

  310. I love using jojoba oil as my “lotion” for my face. I also love coconut oil for those dry patches (knees, heels, elbows). I look forward to seeing everyone’s comments!!

  311. Shea butter is amazing for super dry skin, my husband is a drummer and its salvation for his hands. Neem oil makes my hair shine and smooths the frizz. As for skincare and makeup, I use Devita, a wonderful natural skin care line. I also love Jane Irdale makeup, but rarely buy it due to high $$.

  312. Thanks for this inspiration. I’m stunned to realize how many products I use — on my face alone. My favorite all-natural product is sandalwood oil, the only scent I need. Just a few drops on my wrists and neck lift my spirits.

  313. I use essential oils, coconut oil, beeswax, etc to make my own chapstick, deodorant, and solid perfumes! I also love using baking soda as a shampoo and Apple Cider vinegar as conditioner.

  314. Kara said on May 6, 2014

    I use a dry brush each morning before my shower. I love the dry brush by Sublime Beauty. After my shower, I use coconut oil to further soften my skin – with great results!

  315. My favorite, non-toxic personal care product is organic raw coconut oil! It has so many wonderful uses, including body moisturizer, homemade toothpaste (mix with baking soda), oil pulling (Ayurvedic method to pull toxins from your body), and cooking! I even spread it on rice crackers as a butter substitute . It naturally moisturizers inside and out! And tastes and smells great!

  316. organic cocoanut oil

  317. i love frankincense oil… for my skin… for no more cancer (ever, never ever!)

  318. I really love Meow Meow Tweet products!

  319. lisa said on May 6, 2014

    arcona hydrating serum! i’ve been using it for years and i love it so much!

  320. I was introduced to Arbonne products from a friend of mine who has her own business helping people find products that are interested in less toxic ingredients.

  321. Like your team member I love make up but am not knowledge about non-toxic makeup. Right now I am using Kat Von D’s foundation powder, mascara from Covergirl, blush from Sephora, and face cream from Olay. What’s funny is I buy as much organic foods as I can along with non-toxic cleaning products like method all through out my home. Never thought about analyzing what exactly I am putting on my face until I received your newsletter! Thank you for the information!!!

  322. Abfab said on May 6, 2014

    After receiving a truly relaxing aromatherapy massage as a wedding gift, I have come to find rose essential oil is a favorite body care item for me. The scent makes me feel beautiful and cheered!

  323. I love coconut oil for my hair and skin.

  324. I lurve coconut oil… as a cleanser, as a moisturizer… it’s amazing.
    Recently started oil pulling with the coconut oil as well… and my sensitive teeth have never felt better!

  325. I really like aloe vera gel for moisturizing; it works great for my oily skin, and also is very soothing as an addition to body lotion. I also like jojoba oil; it works as an eye makeup remover, body oil, and as a base to make perfumes, with some essential oils.

  326. Coconut oil!

  327. I am in

  328. About 20 years ago I read that 60% of what you put on your skin gets absorbed by it, so you might as well eat it. I never used many beauty products but stopped using mainstream cosmetics ever since. For many years I used only pure organic jojoba oil and my skin is healthy and looks youthful (I’m now 58 years old). I only use make up on special occasions. In recent years I have also tried other oils, one of my favourites is apricot kernel oil. It is not greasy and has a very fine texture. Lovely stuff. I also make my own mixtures with natural base oils (sweet almond, coconut, apricot, sheabutter, grapeseed, etc.) and add some drops of essential oils for a lovely scent (bergamot, geranium, ylang ylang, orange blossom, lemon, ginger etc.). I sometimes use fresh aloe vera juice for a facial mask.
    I’d love to try Annmarie’s cosmetics. It is wonderful that some inspired women are now offering healthy beauty products as an alternative to the conventional toxic stuff.

  329. My Favorite is Dr. BRONNER’S pure castile soap in any flavor. It’s the BEST SMOOTH YUMMY MOIST CLEAN HAPPY-FYING Stuff! I use it for hand soap, shower gel, shave gel, face wash, and even shampoo on occasion. No Gamble on Proctor stuff here!!!!!!
    Bless you Kris! Rock on!!!!

  330. Shea butter for dry skin, neem oil for shiny hair and getting rid of frizz. Devita skin care and makeup, I also love Jane Irdale makeup but quite expensive.

  331. Holly said on May 6, 2014

    Organic Coconut oil as a deep hair conditioner!!

  332. Heidi said on May 6, 2014

    I love Living Libations Best Skin Ever (rose) and use it as my daily moisturizer. so many of their other products are amazing as well, like their Maiden Fern Blushing Balm.

  333. I love to eat up a jar of coconut oil while I’m in the shower so it liquifies by the time I’m done and I use it as a moisturizer, brow tamer, and hair frizz fighter!

  334. Morrocco Method’s Zen Detox! It is great for your scalp to pull out impurities and can also be used as a facial mask and dry shampoo. I love multiuse products plus its Raw and Vegan!!!

  335. I use avocado oil from head to toe, inside and out. A perfect moisturizer and all-around soothing product.

  336. I make my own facial cleanser out of jojoba oil, lavender and tea tree essential oil. I also use The Homestead Company Alcohol Free Witch Hazel PM, (Lavender/Chamomile) as my astringent. My skin has never been healthier!! <3

  337. ehm said on May 6, 2014

    Dead sea bath salts are the best!

  338. I’ve been using One With Nature Dead Sea Mineral Soap in the shower. It’s a great bar of soap, nice and big and even has great essential oils added like lavender or rose petals.

  339. Hi Kris, It was you who introduced me to AnnMarie’s skin care line. Turns out, I LOVE the facial oil!! Even my little boy likes to smell my face after I put it on (so sweet). Other essentials for me – Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Toothpastes, and the ever-handy coconut oil for all purpose care (i.e. eye makeup remover, hair conditioner, oil pulling, etc). Love your blog, and following you! Be Well.

  340. I’m sorry I don’t have any as of yet. I came here to find out more and change my life. Having trouble finding scented/ fragrance free natural products that don’t smell like plastic! My daughter doesn’t tolerate even natural oil smells like lavender etc.

    • Hi Annette – Check out your local natural food store, they will have all kinds of chemical free products. In addition they will sell things like Dr. Bronners Soap mentioned here as well as coconut oil. I find Dr. Bronners a bit drying for my skin but the good thing is that once you go natural you can use many inexpensive products for multiple purposes. Olive oil is another great example, you can use it on your dry skin, as a makeup remover etc. Good luck!

  341. I use olive oil to wash my face ( 4 squirts , massage in, then rinse with washcloth soaked in very hot water), and for moisturizer I use argan oil. I’ve tried Ann Marie’s samples and Love them but haven’t had the money to buy full size yet.

  342. Amy said on May 6, 2014

    Hmmmm… my favorite is aloe vera…it’s my go to for everything!

  343. Organic coconut oil.

    A client once took me for a makeover at Nordstrom’s. He cased the cosmetics counter for me. I went to the ladies room. He went to Chanel.

    I’d brought a picture of what I wanted to look like. Nude, I think is what they called it. Who know how may products and accessories it required to look nude with Chanel?

    My makeover was interesting. The first moisturizer, the artist used on me actually burned my face and had to be washed off. She asked me what I usually used.

    Coconut oil or Booda Butter. I told her I didn’t put anything on my skin that I couldn’t eat. She gasped. (I also have a thing for products that list love as an ingredient.) She lectured me on the importance of preservatives. I don’t know, does honey go bad?

    When she got done, she handed me a mirror. I said, “Not bad for forty.” She looked at me again, “You’re forty?”

    “Yep, and I don’t use Chanel.”

    Natural product rock. The best part is the market is opening up, and they are getting better every day.

  344. Jamie said on May 6, 2014

    Anne Marie Gianni’s Anti-Aging Eye Cream is the best – a must try!

  345. Jenny said on May 6, 2014

    I love using organic unrefined, cold-pressed coconut oil as an all over moisturizer – it’s cheaper than anything out there. It feels good and my skin stays soft. I love Annmarie Gianni’s honey facial mask – it smells great, it’s an excuse to take a bath, and it feels great both on and after it comes off.

  346. Kelly said on May 6, 2014

    Organic coconut oil as a mulch-faceted moisturizer. I whip it in my mixer with some vitamin E and jojoba oil for a rich, creamy face and body cream, add sugar and lavender to make it a sugar scrub and melt it with baking soda and corn starch as a deodorant. It’s truly nature’s miracle cream!

    • Kelly said on May 6, 2014

      Silly spell check. My previous comment should read “Organic coconut oil is a ‘multi-faceted’ moisturerizer…”

    • Kelly said on May 6, 2014

      Silly spell check. My previous comment should read “multi-faceted’ moisturerizer…”

  347. Hope said on May 6, 2014

    I use Annmarie Gianni skin care products now but am still experimenting to find the proper skin type for me. I love her products and her new sun screen is absolutely wonderful. I think it adds a little color base and evens our your skin tones but that’s just my opinion and maybe it’s how it makes me feel–wonderful. There are so many products that I still need to explore. That’s why this contest is perfect for me. Thanks Kris. Without you, I never would have found these products.

  348. Extra virgin coconut oil – best moisturizer, hair conditioner & makeup remover ever :)

  349. My fav is Annmarie’s coconut body oil!!

  350. I absolutely love coconut oil! It’s so good for your hair, as a moisturizer, and even as makeup remover!

  351. I just started using baking soda and lemon juice as a facial mask. All you do is add a few drops of lemon juice to the baking soda and wait for the bubbling to stop creating a paste that can be spread all over your face or just on the problem areas. You leave it on for about 20 minutes and rinse it off with warm water. I absolutely love this! I was having so much trouble with face washes and makeup removers but this has left my face feeling clean and refreshed. Plus it is easy and cheap!

    I also love making my own deodorant. Through much trial and error I have come up with a perfect mix that works for me. It involves coconut oil, cornstarch and baking soda with a few drops of my favorite essential oil – lavender!

    I am trying to transition into natural makeup but it is a very tricky task! I am excited to hear about others’ suggestions.

  352. My favorite is AnnMarieGianni’s Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser! It smells Devine and leaves my skin so soft! I love it!

  353. Shea butter for super dry skin and neem oil to make my hair shine and control frizz. I love devita natural skin care products and makeup. Also love Jane Irdale makeup but its very $$$ so don’t often get it. For shampoo and conditioner, I use BWC (Beauty w/out Cruelty). No chemicals all the way.

  354. My very favorite natural, non-toxic personal care product would have to be organic coconut oil. I use it every day as lotion (which smells great), I use it to remove eye make-up and as a facial and lip moisturizer, I use a little in my hair to make it shiny, and I use it for oil pulling to make my mouth feel clean and healthy. I also cook with it and add it to my smoothies to make me glow from the inside out. I am obsessed with it!

  355. Leah said on May 6, 2014

    I LOVE my lavender oil! I use it to immediately treat boo-boo around our house. It’s amazing to see how burns, cuts and bruises start to get better right away instead of getting worse or swelling. I use it in my neti pot to prevent sinus infections and to treat the dryness that comes with allergy season. It smells great and we also use it for cleaning and better sleep.

  356. I really enjoy Tarte make up especially their concealer and mascara. I also really like Vermont Soap products – including their body lotions, soaps, and deodorant. Acure organics has great shampoo and conditioner with Argan oil (especially for curly hair or dry hair). I know the Acure products are mostly non-toxic but I have not done my research on them fully (as I really enjoy them and do not want to get upset about using the product).

  357. My favorite natural product is my toner that I make myself! 1 part apple cider vinegar to 2 parts water! It has helped to clear up most of my acne and keeps my skin healthy and balanced!

  358. one of my favorite products is Earth Science Mint Tingle Face Mask. it’s blue and makes my skin feel delicious! another is straight avocado on my face, and Tracie Martyn exfoliant. Oh! and turmeric- so good for skin. i drink it with allow vera juice almost daily. you rock!

  359. I use bare minerals thinking they were better for my skin, but i was just investigating them and it sounds like they arent’t organic at all. Apparently they use metal and preservatives in their makeup. I find this disappointing as they are so expensive.

    On another note, to get rid of dry scalp (dandruff), I put vinegar on my scalp instead of using drandruff shampoo. It works 100% – unlike harsh dandruff shampoos.

    xo,

    Margaret

  360. I use many 100% Pure products for hair, bath and body and AnnMarie Gianna for my skin care…LOVE her stuff!! I also use Young Living essential oils and organic unrefined coconut oil.

  361. I use extra virgin olive oil as part of my facial cleansing. I put some on my face, grab a wash cloth, add some warm water and gently wash the olive oil back off my face.

  362. Right now I’m really digging the EvanHealy skin care line. I have oily/combo, sensitive skin and usually can’t find a moisturizer that doesn’t make my face erupt into a million pimples. Before this I was using Clinique and it was working ok, except I’d get dry patches and redness. After two weeks with EvanHealy, that was gone. My skin is much more even and no more dry patches. I was actually surprised that putting oil on my face would work but it did! I’d love to try out Anne Marie Gianni’s line.

  363. So happy that Canadians are eligible this time! I have rosacea and have recently discovered SIBU products with seabuckthorn oil. Makes my skin feel ridiculously soft and helps with my rosacea. Thanks so much for the EWG website link! SO helpful!!

  364. I have never gotten over my “patchouli” days and I love all the patchouli products from Indigo Wild/Zum for their true and natural scent. I use their soap, moisturizer, perfume, and even their laundry detergent. I have enjoyed all the comments. Very informative!

  365. I use coconut oil with a couple drops of essential oil such as lavender for an overall body moisturiser

  366. Kelly said on May 6, 2014

    Organic coconut oil is my favorite. I use it for everything!

  367. In the winter I use coconut oil as a facial moisturizer. When I take a bath I never use bubble bath products or harmful body washes. I use Epsom salt, baking soda, a little powdered vitamin C (to bind the chlorine) and a few drops of essential oils.
    I also never use hair spray.

  368. I make my own moisturizing concoction of cold pressed coconut oil, raw cacao butter and argan oil with vanilla extract. I vary the blend everytime. Sometimes I add rose or almond oil but thats the basic formula. I feel like Im slathering myself wth love everytime I use it. The best part about it is that I can use it everywhere. In my hair, on my face and lips. Its actually even edible! It smells and tastes like nourishing goodness, because it is :)

  369. I love a product I made from an Apothecary in Denver, Co. It has essential oils like jasmine, argan, neroli,calendula mixed with apricot,jajoba, and a little rose hip oil. It is very dry in Colorado so this just feels and smells amazing on my face!
    Happy happy Tuesday! I just love the “Crazy Sexy” team!!
    Xoxo
    Marnie Eddy

  370. Cath said on May 6, 2014

    My fav personal product is good old fashioned baking soda! It’s the gentlest, most effective exfoliator I have ever used. Ironically, the cheapest, too :)

  371. I switched my Olay eye moisturizer to Juice Beauty Smoothing Eye Concentrate. I really like it, my eyes feel pampered every time I use it :-) Here are the details of this product:

    http://www.juicebeauty.com/store/skin-care/shop-by-category/eyes/smoothing-eye-concentrate.html

  372. Tammy said on May 6, 2014

    I love 100% pure brand! I use their anti-aging cream and mascara.

  373. I use baking soda and olive oil as a facia scrub a couple of times a week….simple, cheap, and effective :)

  374. I love coconut oil! I use it as an eye makeup remover, body moisturizer, mixed with brown sugar for a body scrub, and even furniture polish! I also give a spoonful to my doggies a few times a week…it makes their coat so shiny and soft! And not to forget, oil pulling each morning! Coconut oil is the bomb!

  375. New to natural skincare but I LOVE moisturizing with coconut oil

  376. I’m another fan of coconut oil. I like to rub it into my cuticles…it reminds me of the beach for hours!

  377. Coconut oil! It has so many uses! I make toothpaste, deodorant, body butter, conditioner… all with coconut oil.

  378. Lori said on May 6, 2014

    I use straight coconut oil as a great moisturizer for hair and skin! and I like some of the soaps from Rocky Mountain.

  379. Anne Marie Gianni’s Coconut Body Oil is amazing! Definitely my favorite natural beauty product.

  380. Paula said on May 6, 2014

    After reading all the comments, I plan to start using coconut oil topically, in addition to using it for cooking. Thanks!

  381. I favorite non-toxic personal care item is coconut oil! Thanks for the opportunity :)

  382. Tracy said on May 6, 2014

    I love tamanu oil from Mountain Rose herbs. It really has improved the look of my skin!

  383. Kelly said on May 6, 2014

    It’s great to read so many great recommendations, as we’ve cleaned up all of our products since my breast cancer diagnosis this year at the age of 35 (I was guilty of a product-addiction, so it was tough, but necessary).

    Can anyone recommend a good natural sunscreen? We tried the Badger brand kids sunscreen on vacation recently because of it’s good EW Skin Deep rating, but each of us got very sunburned using it, despite not all being fair skinned and only spending a couple of hours in the sun. Thanks!

    • Try AnneMarie’s. It smells edible. It is sooo delicious. Like chocolate. Mmmmmm…. Not greasy, really moisturizing. I love it. It just looks a tad dark on me but now that the endless Winter is well, ending, I’m sure the color will be a perfect match. Soon, soon.

  384. I just love the all natural line from Toronto CRAWFORD ST. Handcrafted by a local skincare diva, Gaelyne Leslie, the line is just gorgeous in everyway. Made from natural ingredients, no nonsense packaging and prices, simple and elegant, and soooooooo divine on the skin. Whole Foods and a few other stores are
    starting to sell the line. US interest. Get in on the ground!

    Check it out crawfordskincare.com

    And thanks so much. I love your site!!!

    Allegra

  385. I am in love with Annmarie Gianni’s stuff. I mostly use the citrus mint facial cleanser and the herbal facial oil, together with the clay/mud mask whose exact name I can’t remember. It is a little expensive, but worth the price. (Also, I read about it on your website initially several months ago, so thank you!!)

  386. I make my own toner using Witch Hazel and drops of tea tree oil, lavender oil and peppermint oil. It’s very refreshing and really works!

    You can change the oils to better suit your skin type…

  387. I use jojoba oil to take of makeup and for a light moisturizer. I buy it bulk at Sprouts!

  388. I love argan oil for moisturizer.

  389. Jenna said on May 6, 2014

    I’ve been loving Violets are Blue facial wash. It’s non-foaming

  390. Amy said on May 6, 2014

    I love Jason brand body wash (lavender) and toothpaste!

  391. Lynn said on May 6, 2014

    Oats are my favorite beauty item! Cooked oats or raw for my tummy, raw oats with warm water as a cleanser for my face and oat tops and straw as a tea to soothe my nerves.

  392. Kim said on May 6, 2014

    My favourite non-toxic beauty product is Coconut oil. Who knew something so yummy to cook with could be so great on dry skin patches too.

    The prize basket looks amazing! Fingers crossed.

  393. Kelli said on May 6, 2014

    I enjoy using NeriumAD andd following that applying Miracle II Gel and this creates a youthful vibrant glow on my skin! Thankyou for these fun giveaways and getting us to interact here! Happy day :)

  394. Sarah said on May 6, 2014

    I love coconut oil for its many uses. Right now using it to moisturize (and hopefully prevent stretch marks) my pregnant belly!

  395. I like to use Philosophy skin care products.

  396. Kris, I’m so grateful you posted this- I’ve been wanting you to for a long time!

    a have a few favorites to share- I’ve stopped shaving my arm pits every time I shower (ridiculous) and I only use a rock crystal deodorant. I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER, I actually have noticed some better hormonal balance and my stank ain’t so stinky :)

    I also use Aura Cacia organic essential oils as perfume and also just as an emotional tool and grounding technique- I love it!

    And THE BEST natural beauty secret? Coconut Oil! It’s good for just about everything and anyone. When in doubt? Put some coconut oil on it!

    Be well! Jaclyn

  397. Shana said on May 6, 2014

    I love AnnMarie Gianni’s Aloe Herb Facial Cleanser and Lovely Lady Everlasting Argan Facial Oil.

  398. karis said on May 6, 2014

    Apple cider vinegar as a toner. It balances the pH of the skin. Be sure to dilute it with water before applying it to your skin!

  399. Annemarie! Kris already has me addicted. Also enjoying making my own with essential oils.
    I like yes to carrots and mineral fusion. They might not be perfect but they are headed in the right direction. Mineral fusion is based in Colorado making them “local”

  400. Shana said on May 6, 2014

    I love AnnMarie Gianni’s Aloe Herb Facial Cleanser and Lovely Lady Everlasting Argan Facial Oil. Those two products have transformed my skin!

  401. I too am in the coconut oil camp. I love it for moisturizing and for makeup removal.

  402. Ashly said on May 6, 2014

    Purple prairie botanicals frankinscence and myrrh lotion is amazing! I use it as my facial lotion everyday and the scent gives you a good zip in the morning!

    http://www.purpleprairie.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_28&product_id=55

  403. I use coconut oil, almond oil and olive oil for almost everything concerning skincare.

  404. My favorite products are from “West 13th Bath & Body”. I found them on Etsy and the products are amazing!
    Their products – oils, balms and scrubs – are made from scratch in small batches.

    I dab some their lavender oil behind my ears and neck when I’m winding down at the end of the day. My head hits the pillow and I’m out like a light.

  405. I am in love with Younique! The fiber lash mascara is amazing! I loved it so much I sell it now! Everything is natural and I can wear it because it contains no gluten! :)

  406. can’t wait to try Annamarie’s line! always looking for new non-toxic skincare to try out and spread the word. I am currently in love with The Body Deli line…it’s a Fresh, Raw, Organic line for face, skin and hair…I am totally hooked on their Creme de la Rose facial cream. My skin is dry as the desert…plus it smells great too

    Oh—thanks Kris Carr! You ROCK!

  407. Hi kris my fav natural product would be my shea moisture raw shea butter restorative conditioner. It’s all natural and cheap and works !

  408. Petra said on May 6, 2014

    Andalou 3 in 1 treatement is great! can’t wait to try new products from AnnMarie though, thanks for the tips!

  409. I’ve recently become obsessed with argan oil. It’s one ingredient but so powerful!

  410. Alba Botanica Good & Clean daily detox foaming cleanser – LOVE this product. I use it as a facial cleanser each day. The smell is fabulous. It’s great for sensitive skin, too!

  411. Alex said on May 6, 2014

    I massage my entire body with organic sunflower or sesame oil before getting in the shower. I only use soap (generally a generic, natural soap), and tell my 10-year-old to do the same, on “pits, privates and pooper.” The oil makes my skin feel fabulous, and it only has one ingredient!

  412. Amy said on May 6, 2014

    What a generous giveaway! My favorite item of the moment is raw honey. If I’m not in a big hurry after a shower, I put it all over my face/neck and let it do it’s rejuvenating trick for 10+ minutes. Then I wash it off with warm water.

  413. I really like the Herban Cowboy deodorant recommended by Kris Carr!

  414. I am a huge believer in AnnMarie’s skincare line, and am constantly getting friends and colleagues hooked (thanks to you, Kris!). But since you already know how amazing those products are, I will share Pratima Ayurvedic skincare with you… 100% herbs, roots, flowers, fruits, plants and minerals from the earth, and sattvic (non-harming to any living being). And, since the warmer months are almost upon us, everyone should also know about Primal Pit Paste – the most effective, ultra-natural deodorant I’ve ever encountered! Happy, healthy beauty routine to all! :)

  415. I’ve just started changing to natural, non-toxic products. No favorites yet. After reading the posts below I am definitely interested in learning more about the use of oils.

    For everyone using coconut oil……are you using the coconut oil you might find near Olive oil at the grocery store or are you buying this someplace special? I found a large bottle of organic coconut oil at Costco recently (like a Sam’s warehouse if you’re not familiar).

  416. Olive oil, is my best beauty product. I put it on my face and hands and if my feet are a bit dry, olive oil on my feet with a pair of socks……….

    Have a wonderful week!
    Marta

  417. My favorite products are coconut oil as my daily moisturizer and I use Annmarie Gianni’s new daily facial sunscreen. It smells delish and it’s good for me! A win win! Plus I enjoy The Honest Company products. I also just learned how to make my own dry shampoo: Arrowroot powder and essential oil. It works beautifully. Namaste!

  418. ada said on May 6, 2014

    I love to use sesame oil to moisturize my body and manuka honey for my face

  419. I’m a lover of 100% pure’s vanilla lotion in the winter. It’s rich and thick and smells great. Very comforting!

  420. Kris,
    Absolutely it is crucial that we pay attention to what we put on our bodies. Denie Hiestand a world famous natural health consultant says that toxic ingredients in personal care items is the number one cause of breast cancer.
    I use coconut oil to remove my makeup, raw apple cider vinegar for my toner, and then switch up my skin care with St. James Formula, Organic Herbal Face Food, and a new colostrum based skin care called theCream. All these lines are not only 100% natural they have living ingredients.
    I love that you are helping spread the word about good health….good health always equals ageless beauty.
    Cathey Painter

  421. My favorite natural, non-toxic beauty product is coconut oil. I use this as a body moisturizer, cuticle and nail nourishment, face wash followed by a wet warm wash clothe, oil pulling, and DYI toothpaste.

  422. Libby said on May 6, 2014

    The last few years I’ve just been using coconut oil for a body lotion, but use some other facial products. I love Annmarie’s herbal face cleanser and repair serum. Thanks for the opportunity to win a bunch of her amazing products Kris!

  423. Julie said on May 6, 2014

    I absolutely love anything that Alba Botanica makes, and I also use Dr. Bronner’s Almond liquid soap. Smells heavenly!!

  424. I love my dry skin brush! I brush every morning before getting in the shower. It makes my skin so soft. I also use jojoba oil to remove eye makeup.

  425. Acure Moroccan Argan Cell & Oil Shampoo & Conditioners – my absolute fave!

    I’ve also been raw mixing coconut oil with my Desert Essence Almond Body Lotion – simply divine :) Perfect post-shower ritual for nourishing my skin!

  426. Angels on Bare Skin by Lush.
    I’ve been using it for years and I think it’s pretty natural. It always makes my face feel great and doesn’t dry it out at all.
    http://www.lushusa.com/Angels-on-Bare-Skin/9999906953,en_US,pd.html

  427. I have fallen in love with Annmarie Gianni’s Coconut Body Oil. It’s perfect for after-shower moisturizing.

  428. I use a kaolin clay mask to draw out impurities, and witch hazel to tone my skin:)

  429. I love using coconut oil or olive oil for an all-natural way to moisturize! I adore Annmarie Gianni’s products- what an awesome giveaway!!!! Peace and blessings!!

  430. Angel said on May 6, 2014

    COCONUT OIL. It’s useful for so many things! Make-up remover, moisturizer, hair mask, and more!

  431. Lisa said on May 6, 2014

    Hi Kris, I’m happy to hear about AnnMarie Gianni Skincare. I always look up products on the EWG.org skincare database before I buy something new. That is an amazing resource!
    I also love oils – like coconut and tea tree. Thank you!

  432. i have been using Living Libations products for two years now. They are all chemical free and contain beauriful oils and plants. I use their sunscreen too. All their products are absolutely FANTASTIC. I also use Dr. Mercola products. They are great too. No chemicals in my daily routine, no way! Enjoy!

  433. Coconut oil! Best makeup remover, moisturizer, hair treatment, etc! All around beauty necessity! !!

  434. My favorite all natural beauty products are Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Castille Soap (I use this for showering, cleaning, and more!), Weleda Wild Rose Smoothing Facial Capsules, and doTERRA’s essential oils…particularly their Immortelle Anti-Aging Blend! :)

  435. I started using AnnaMarie’s skin care line after having attended the I Can Do It conference in San Jose.
    I am hooked, and love the complete line. If I have to choose, I must say that the honey coconut mask is one of my faves.

  436. Burt’s Bees lip balm, because I work outside and wash my face with pure jojoba oil.

  437. I am also looking for good information on how to take care of my skin better. I happy to have come across this site that has very informative information. I want to get a better understanding of what products that are availabe for me and my family so when can truly take care of our bodies.

  438. I use kaolin clay once a week to draw out impurities and witch hazel as a toner :)

  439. Dawn said on May 6, 2014

    I make my own soap and enjoy customizing the scents and properties of the blends. I also have made Rosemary Gladstar’s skin cream (recipe called “Rosemary’s famous face cream” in the book Herbal Healing for Women.) It’s fun to make your own products! Kitchen witchy goodness!

  440. My favorite natural, non-toxic personal care products are from “Eve Organics”.

  441. I use coconut oil as moisturizer all over my body, sometimes my face, and my hair! I love the feel and the smell.

  442. I’m really in love with products from Korres! I try not to think about all the scary stuff that is in so many of the products I’ve used, but when it gets down to it, it doesn’t feel right putting that stuff on my face and body! Korres has some awesome, relatively cheap, and really good products for face and body! I use their White Tea Facial Fluid Gel Cleanser and it works really well for my combination skin! Happy shopping gals! x

  443. Teaching a class on toxins today!!! Wish I had this amazing basket to take along!

  444. Laura said on May 6, 2014

    I love PureCeutical Skincare products! Here’s the website: http://www.pureceuticalsskincare.com/

  445. Moon river soap company is a natural bar soap. Smells so good! I like your tip about swapping one product out at a time

  446. Barb said on May 6, 2014

    Dr Hauschka products rock! Great skincare with a conscience.

  447. My favourite all-natural, non-toxic product is AnnMarie Gianni’s Repair Serum.

  448. My favorite is organic unrefined coconut oil for hair and skin!! Makes my hair feel like I just got back from the salon.

  449. Sam said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite natural, non-toxic product is Desert Essence Organics Coconut Shampoo and conditioner! Leaves my hair clean, moisturized, shiny, and smooth!

  450. Erika said on May 6, 2014

    My absolute favorite is so easy: Vitamin C crystals mixed with water. Exfoliates, softens, brightens.

  451. I love all of Evan Healy’s products. Especially her rosehip treatment facial serum. You can buy online at spiritbeautylounge.com Additionally, the book “No More Dirty Looks” is a fantastic read with lots of info on the good the bad and the ugly of the beauty industry.

  452. Kris, I am new to this whole world and have just started using coconut oil for various purposes. Looking forward to learning more from you.

  453. Angie said on May 6, 2014

    That’s an amazing giveaway!
    I use Aveda products currently, I love their masks.

  454. Dassi said on May 6, 2014

    I don’t use any eeks! Maybe I should start looking into this line. I am just getting started!

  455. I love The Body Deli Products in general…. but their Radiance Enzyme Peel is AMAZING!!!

  456. I stopped using shampoo last September. With much experimentation (and hair clips and scarves) it mostly has been a success. I have gone from needing to shampoo from every other day to once a week! I have used recipes from Wellness Mama.com but settled on African Black Soap (for everything) followed by a rinse of water, vinegar, tea tree oil and rosemary tea. I make my own deodorant (one can use a simple slice of lemon!) out of baking soda, arrowroot, coconut oil, lemon oil and shea butter (the Black soap and shea butter I get fair trade, unrefined from Cleopatra’s Choice). We make our own tooth powder and I’ve never used makeup except for Halloween! We use vinegar and baking soda to clean, cream of tartar for rust, Oasis Laundry soap that breaks down into plant nutrients….well, you get the picture! Thanks for all you do!

  457. I use hair and face products from the Rocky Mountain Soap Company. Their products are natural, competitively priced and local (for me) :)

  458. Kari said on May 6, 2014

    I love my rocky mountain soap company all natural deodorant in sage flavour:)

  459. I don’t have a favorite yet because I am new to all of this, but I am looking forward to replacing some of my products with more natural ones! I am definintely going to check into it for my 2 year old daughter as well…

  460. My favorite is organic unrefined coconut oil for skin and hair! Makes my hair feel like I just got back from the salon.

  461. My Fav beauty products are apple cider vinegar and Hugo lotion!!

  462. Katie said on May 6, 2014

    I love BeautyCounter’s skincare line. My favorite product is probably the Rosewater Uplifting Spray!

  463. I have two favorites for my skin – coconut oil (like so many others) and kukui oil. Love the way each smells and makes my skin feel. And the best part is that a little goes a very long way.

  464. I’m just starting to look into natural makeup and beauty products, but so far, I’m loving coconut oil on my lips and using it on my hands, it makes them so soft

  465. Layla said on May 6, 2014

    I’ve switched all of my make up to a brand called Tarte. I always get compliments on how great my skin looks so I must be something right ;) I am also a big fan of coconut oil for EVERYTHING! :) I’m excited to look into AnnMarie Gianni’s line as well!! Wishing everybody a wonderful day and blessed journey towards being healthy and living chemical free!

  466. Lynne said on May 6, 2014

    I love the Aztec Secret Indian Clay Mask (mixed with Bragg’s Apple Cider) – I use it once or twice a week. I also use coconut oil on my face and neck – it’s soothing and moisturizes really well.

  467. Coconut oil, I thought some of my friends were crazy using it as a moisturizer until I started using it as well. Super soft skin with the bonus of smelling like summertime!

  468. My favorite natural beauty product has to be coconut oil. I use it as a moisterizer, to take off make up, and for oil pulling.

  469. I actually use, and LOVE, AnneMarie’s products. They really work. The dead sea scrub is the only thing that clears the blackheads on my nose. Nothing else works like that stuff. It’s amazing! And the body oil and moisturizer make me skin silky soft. Whenever I run out I always notice right away how dry my skin gets. I think my body just might be addicted to the stuff. Love, love LOVE!!! Gimme some!!! ;)

  470. Coconut oil!

  471. I swear by the “Love Lettuce” skin mask by Lush. It’s all natural and it does a great job exfoliating!

  472. I Love Love Love Primal Pit Paste!! Best Deodorant I have ever used. You may still sweat, but your pits won’t stink!! :)

  473. I’ve yet to purchase skin care products from a particular line. I like to use the natural ingredients as is or make my own. I especially enjoy aloe vera gel as a cleanser, coconut oil as a moisturizer and tea tree oil (diluted in a little sesame, grape-seed, hemp or olive oil) for problem areas!

  474. Honestly, one of my number one tips is to just drink lots of water. When you’re body is hydrate it’s amazing the difference you’ll see in your complexion, skin tone and texture.

    I also love to use organic coconut oil as a hair mask once a week. It leaves my hair so hydrated and silky smooth, perfect for taming fly aways and dry ends.

  475. Hello! My fav beauty products are the ones I make at home! (Though I have tried some & love AnneMarie’s line when I can afford it!) I use ACV as a toner everyday & it seriously kicks some pimple butt! Also, I love a mix of oils to keep my face looking baby soft: grape seed oil, aloe & walnut oil.

  476. Free and Clear shampoo and conditioner is my favorite.

  477. Wendy said on May 6, 2014

    I have a friend who sells for Lemongrass Spa, which is essentially an all-natural Avon. I use their face-care line and it’s amazing. Their bug repellent is non-toxic and works like a charm too! I keep it in my purse all summer :)

  478. Organic virgin coconut oil is my favorite all time beauty product as a moisturizer, oil pulling for my teeth and skin softener after showering.

  479. Sara said on May 6, 2014

    Pit Paste deodorant works great and smells amazing!

  480. I love love love primal pit paste for deodorant and SW Basics of Brooklyn for my skin care…

  481. Witch Hazel for toner, and Tea Tree Oil for just about everything.

  482. Coconut oil on EVERYTHING, hair, body, face, salads. Mmmmm.
    And Bareminerals powder foundation. It’s gorgeous!

  483. coconut oil!

  484. I switched to BareMinerals and try to check Skin Deep before making any purchases. Would love to try new natural and safe products and start making some of my own!

  485. TK said on May 6, 2014

    I us Apple Cider Vinegar as a toner. It has really helped my acne!

  486. Other than coconut oil, I’ve liked using Aubrey Organics hair care products. Maybe one day I’ll carve out the time to creating my own blends…

  487. Elise said on May 6, 2014

    i have so many favorites! juice beauty tinted moisturizer is probably my all time fave though – dr bronners, the sponge doctor, argan oil, coconut oil are all staples as well!

  488. My favorite skin care product is COCONUT OIL!
    My insides and my outsides love it. I like to add a little rosemary essential oil to it when I need a lift up.

  489. I really liked using 100% natural, I ordered it from QVC although they do not keep very much in stock. I have tried Annmaries but the trial sizes were so small the product did not last long enough for me to really see a difference.

  490. I started using Annemarie products about 7 months ago as a result of information I read here…and I cannot tell you the difference they have made in my skin. The dead sea scrub is the skin product I have ever used…and believe me I was skeptical about both the cost and whether or not I would truly tell the difference between the Annemarie and the other not-so-natural stuff I had been using. Bottomline…worth every penny! My skin is clean and clear, and every time I use the scrub, the herbal face wash or any of the facr oils, it’s like an instant aromatherapy session. The scents and the fact that I’m making a good investment in ME makes my day everyday.

  491. Dani said on May 6, 2014

    Thank you Kris, sos tan, pero tan linda!

    I just started using Système 41. Has anyone tried it? What mostly surprised me just as I opened the jar was this, you know, “natural smell”. The feeling is super great too.

    Before that, I was jumping from one brand to the other, never feeling happy, especially because of knowing the bunch of bad things I was putting on and into my skin. Next I tried a local 100% natural brand, but my skin is dry and I felt like I wasn´t getting enough hydration. In fact, I use this same brand for body lotion, but I always add a bit of organic castor oil or virgin coconut oil to improve hydration.

    Système 41 works nice! I would love to try AnnMarie´s, though :)

  492. I am already hooked on AnnMarie Gianni’s products. The purifying mud mask smells like lavender heaven! And I’m so proud of myself for sneakily sticking the jar in the shower, removing other teen products, and watch my 2 teen daughters love it as well! (“Where’d my scrub go, Mom?” “Oh honey, maybe Daddy threw it out by accident. Use mine if you want…”) did you know the coconut mask (whispering) tastes delish on your lips? And I even tried her suggestion that the rosemary mint body wash CAN be used in a pinch as toothpaste…and I would agree- in a pinch. ;) I could go on and on about my AMG love but instead I’ll just say, “Pick me! Pick me!”

  493. I love Alima Pure mineral makeup and blush. It’s super clean and very quick.

  494. Coconut oil has done wonders for my skin – my feet love it!

  495. I’m not very educated in this for skin care, etc. I do use Henna to color my hair. I look forward to learning more!! Thank you!!

  496. I adore MyChelle Dermaceutical sunscreens! I learned about this company via EWG’s sunscreen list a few years ago and just fell in love with the creams. Sunscreen is a big must for me since I am very fair, and I have found over the years that if I like the smell and feel of a product, I am much more likely to use it. Duh, right?! Thanks, Kris, for all that you do!

  497. Cathy said on May 6, 2014

    I use organic coconut oil to remove my makeup and clean my face at night. It gets rid of all the makeup and my face is left feeling so soft and smooth!

  498. Sarah said on May 6, 2014

    Coconut oil has replaced most of my lotions and potions. I love using it to clean my face

  499. I LOVE anything from the store Lush! They smell amazing, are all natural and usually vegetarian/vegan!

  500. I actually love baking soda. I use it for 2 main things: a pinch for teeth brushing, and 2 TBS in 8oz of water as my shampoo. I also use ACV in my conditioner which i love: 2 TBS ACV + 1/2 cup water + 3 drops essential oil (i usually use peppermint or lavender to alleviate the smell of the ACV). I am still trying to find a natural face wash and moisturizer that i love. My facial skin is dry and sensitive. I’ve been experimenting with the Oil Cleansing Method, but i haven’t found a mix i love yet…

  501. Mindi said on May 6, 2014

    I love all of Acure for skincare.

  502. Kiran said on May 6, 2014

    Coconut oil!

  503. Coconut oil is definitely my favorite! It’s perfect for removing makeup, moisturizing, oil pulling, and so much more.

  504. Fresh Aloe leaf, coconut oil and honey!

  505. recently, i have come across acure organics and am really loving them. i also look forward to what others are recommending here too. my goal is to find AFFORDABLE organic/eco-friendly products. so many are lovely and super quality but fall out of the price-range i am willing to spend on product.

  506. Tanya said on May 6, 2014

    Plain coconut oil and a rose water spritz and dry brushing

  507. Flora said on May 6, 2014

    I recently started making a scrub with baking soda (without aluminum) and water. It makes my skin feel amazing.

  508. susie said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite skin care item is xv coconut oil, unadulterated. Face, body, hands. I also like kiss my face lavender deodorant natural liquid rock. I also use distilled vinegar for house cleaning (floors). I also use some origins skin care products and make up from Ramy and Giordano Beauty.

  509. I love using coconut oil with essential oils for fabulous face care! Right now I have red mandarin & lavender in my face oil.

  510. Liz said on May 6, 2014

    Olive oil is my favorite facial moisturizer for providing deep moisture without greasiness. Put it on a Q-tip for a great eye make-up remover, too!

  511. I just purchased Seventh Generation’s Clearing Boost face oil last week. It has made a difference already with regard to my acne. It’s not drying at all, and my face doesn’t feel oily in the morning. Best of all, it has helped with my acne.

    As far as something I’ve been using for longer and still love, I’d say One Love Organics covers it. They make many different products, all fabulous in both luxurious feel and effectiveness.

  512. Anne said on May 6, 2014

    Dr. Bronner’s lavender is my favorite soap for everything!

  513. AnnMarie Gianni Dead Sea Scrub – it’s the bomb!

  514. Kyla said on May 6, 2014

    I’ve recently started switching out all of my personal care and beauty products with non-toxic alternatives, and simplifying my beauty routine has certainly helped make this possible. I now go through a quick cleanser, serum, moisturizer, SPF process every morning and then a dash of eye color powder and a bit of mascara. I just started using Juice Beauty skincare and makeup products, which are all nontoxic and plant-based. (Plus everything smells so good and fresh!) I also use Aubrey Organics Mineral SPF and Ecco Bella mascara. The EWG skincare database is such a good resource and I find myself checking out different products on a weekly basis.

  515. I love using coconut oil for just about everything! skin care as a moisturizer, and using on my hair for moisture and shine!

  516. Pure Argan Oil…Love it!

  517. Karin said on May 6, 2014

    I use jojoba oil daily as a moisturizer and to wash my face and remove makeup.

  518. Oh I love Annemarie Gianni products and what I also use and love is Ghassul, its a maroccan clay used as a cleanser for face, body and hair.

    And I am so sad that I cant enter the draw because of living in Europe :(

  519. April said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite: Badger Balms, certified organic and there is one for everything from sleep, headache relief and even a stress soother!! The lavender and bergamot sleep balm is my go to. They are great. I also love coconut oil!! Great for everything from skin to nails to makeup remover.

  520. Donna said on May 6, 2014

    I’ve been making my own truly all-natural deodorant and sunscreen–and they work like magic! Love not having the harmful chemicals in them.

  521. I have acne-prone skin even at 36 and my skin was always dried out or broken out, or both. I discovered NutriBiotic Original Non-Soap Skin Cleanser and will never have to switch around again. It cleans deeply without drying. I love the stuff. Also very affordable. $9 for 16 oz.

  522. I gave up all of my expensive, toxic facial cleaners and creams. I now wash my face with a mixture of olive, grapeseed, rose and a little castor oil and then I moisturize with coconut oil. It is super affordable and my skin has NEVER looked better.

  523. Life Essence is my fav natural, non-toxic personal care product!! Its amazing, everyone that I have recommended it to has fell in love with it! Enjoy!

  524. Judy said on May 6, 2014

    I have been using Arbonne. They are formulated in Europe and plant based. There is no record on EWG. Anyone know any more?

  525. My favorite facial cleanser is Benedetta Rosemary & Geranium Purifying Massage-In Creme Cleanser. It smells amazing, and doesn’t strip my sensitive skin. It’s made in small batches in Petaluma, CA. I recognize and don’t have to wonder what any of the ingredients are, I really appreciate that!

    • I love their Sacred Soap. I use it on my face in the shower during Summer. It’s amazing. And their Ombra del Sole sunscreen spray. Great for the body. I’m sure your face too but now I’m using AnneMarie’s yummy chocolate smelling one. Good stuff all.

  526. Mandy said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite product is Sense preservative free shampoo and conditioner from Usana.

  527. mary said on May 6, 2014

    right now my fav product is ann marie’s herbal face wash, it is light, refreshing yet hydrating , and smells awesome – especially in the morning for waking up to!

  528. Susan said on May 6, 2014

    My most used, and all over fave (literally all over!), is unrefined organic coconut oil. I use it for almost everything. It is a great deep conditioner for my hair, and a dab of it is great for fly aways too! Facial moisturizer, under eye cream, make up remover…all coconut oil. I put it on my surgery scars, use it for body lotion/oil, and to help soften my feet. It comes in pretty handy in the kitchen too!

    • erica said on May 6, 2014

      Susan,

      what brand of coco oil do you like best? Do you heat up before putting on as moisturizer, and how would you do that?

      Thanks :)

  529. Sandy said on May 6, 2014

    make a mask with honey! it feels great and tastes good too!!

  530. Linda said on May 6, 2014

    It gets a bit overwhelming trying to figure out healthy skin care options that I can feel good about spending money on, so my favorite “go to” has become organic coconut oil. Thanks for this well-timed post. I look forward to learning more about AnnMarie’s products – they look amazing!

  531. Organic coconut oil for everything…That’s it!!

  532. My favorite skin cream is organic Medicine Mama’s Sweet Bee Magic. I have tried many natural deorderants, but find using milk of mag (brands with just water and magnesium) on a cotton ball works best. Comvita brand manuka honey is great as well as their medhoney for treating wounds.

    Organic Rose hip oil is my favorite face oil

  533. I use AnnMarie’s neroli toning mist and Living Libations rose facial oil. All of the products are made with natural ingredients and infused with the loveliest essential oils. I used to deal with dry skin, and now it always feels soft and well hydrated.

  534. Tracy said on May 6, 2014

    My favourites are using pure Argan and coconut oil for pretty much everything! I use coconut oil as a makeup remover, I put Argan oil in my hair before I go to bed, I even rub the tiniest amount on my eyelashes. love love love and thank you for this giveaway!!

  535. Emily said on May 6, 2014

    I love Josie Maran 100% argan oil! I’ve been slowly trying to switch out some of my beauty products but it’s definitely time consuming to do the research and EXPENSIVE to buy all at once! Following your advice to phase things in and make gradual changes. Plus I really like the suggestion to skip the makeup completely one day a week! Hard to put down that mascara though…. :-)

    Thanks for the tips!!
    - Emily in St. Louis

  536. I’m 58 and just jumping on the non toxic chemical band wagon !! I have been reading your blog religiously and have learned so much. I have been juicing every day and changing my eating habits and this skin care is the next step ! This old dog is learning new tricks !!!!
    Thanks Kris !!!!

  537. Anna said on May 6, 2014

    I use Dr Bonners Castile soap in peppermint! An uplifting way to start my day!

  538. I use Egyptian Magic on my face and body, great for your lips. Coconut oil. Annmarie Gianni repair serum every morning before applying makeup.

  539. I started making my own deorderant it works better than anything I have ever bought!

  540. My favorite non toxic personal care product would have to be olive oil, its so versetile, i use it in my hair, to moisturize my lips and hands, body, i eat it, i cook wit it etc, i use a soap called (black & white soap) to wash my face with,and i use olive oil on my face afterward, i dont wear makeup so im soley dependent on natural DIY products to make at home, so my skin will look its best.

  541. I use the honest company products for my family. My favorite is Honest Body Oil. For makeup I use jane iredale products: mascara, bronzing powder, concealer, and mineral powder.

  542. I have recently completed my cancer journey and I am trying to go all natural with personal care. I use a lot of coconut oil for moisturizing and brushing my teeth. I use natural deodorant and Curelle shampoo. I would love to find more natural products!
    I have your juicing book and try to have my green drink every day. ( bought a great juicer on your advice- thanks!)

  543. Baking soda is my go to beauty product. I use it as a facial wash, body scrub, toothpaste, bath soak, sometimes as deodorant too!

  544. I’m in favor of coconut oil-as a makeup remover, moisturiser, hair treatment, sunscreen, teeth cleaner…it is the ultimate natural multi-tasker!

  545. My favorite natural beauty product is my Mineral Fusion mascara! I feel naked without it! But, I have a whole wholesome arsenal of beauty products, from Dr Bronner’s soap to Acure Organics skincare and haircare. I’m very grateful to all of the natural companies out there that stand up in performance to the nasty chemical laden beauty products!

  546. Donna said on May 6, 2014

    I have been changing all habits from food to body care. Have been reading labels for years and got my daughter started for her family. I buy pure goats milk and African Black soap for cleansing. Also learned to make my own coconut oil scrub. Also using grape seed, olive and jojoba oils to moisturize. I am trying to find good natural make up line. I don’t wear a lot, little eye shadow, mascara and hint of blush.

    Want to add I adore this website, thank you Kris and may everyone have a life filled with wonder, joy, love and a healthy being…inside and out!.

  547. Laya said on May 6, 2014

    I use Eminence Organics in my daily skincare routine, all their products smell divine and my skin loves them. Still in search of non toxic nail polish, any ideas?

  548. Jen said on May 6, 2014

    Water! Inside and out. I drink a lot and I use a wash cloth and water to bathe. I am currently really liking Andalou Naturals face cream.

  549. Emily said on May 6, 2014

    I love Josie Maran’s Argan Oil. I hope that’s on the safe list?!
    Slowly trying to make changes but it’s time consuming to do the research and expensive to implement!!
    Worth it though. Following your advice and making gradual progress.
    Also loving the idea of one makeup-free day a week!

    Thanks for all your great advice!
    - Emily in St. Louis

  550. Dr. Bronner’s; Dr. Haushka Quince Day Cream; for an exfoliating scrub, I mix (in my hand) some baking soda with an oil (olive, jojoba, coconut). For a “mister”, I mix filtered water with essential oil. Feels great to mist my face with that.

  551. Cathy said on May 6, 2014

    My fAvorite non toxic product is sweet almond oil. I use it as a moisturize as well as in my hair.

    • I read once that almond oil was Marilyn Monroe’s beauty secret. She would slather herself with it from head to toe whenever she wasn’t working. Hey, if it’s good enough for her… :)

  552. Primal pit paste for deodorant! Coconut oil for moisturizer and oil pulling. :)

  553. Erica said on May 6, 2014

    I am still pretty new to using non-toxic products, still searching for a good shampoo and the right kind of deodorant for me. I do like Bella Organics, their mint lip balm is awesome! I must have bought a thousand lip balms until this one won me over.

  554. K said on May 6, 2014

    Badger`s Organic Damascus Rose antioxidant facial oil. The best moisturizer/serum I have used. Improves skin texture and has both faded or completely erased red marks left from pimples. I use it every night before bed.

    http://www.badgerbalm.com/p-475-face-oil-organic-damascus-rose.aspx

  555. Sumsoap by sum body, a natural pure handmade soap

  556. Diana said on May 6, 2014

    I am finding coconut oil a multipurpose dynamo. Excellent makeup remover and both a face and body moisturizer!

  557. laura said on May 6, 2014

    my favorite natural products are green juices! Beautifying from the inside out and trying not to examine every pore as much – and tea tree oil for flare ups ;)

  558. I started with a tea tree oil shampoo and just ordered the sample from Annmarie. Next up is body wash. And makeup.

  559. Penny said on May 6, 2014

    I must be honest I also use a lot of make up and facial products that are likely full of chemicals. I have MS and am wanting to change what I put in and on my body. Would love to win this skin care line with natural products. Looking forward to reading all the comments as well to learn from others and begin to change what I use.

  560. My favorite natural, non-toxic personal care product is Trader Joe’s Organic Coconut Oil. I use it as a body lotion, a face moisturizer, mixed in my toothpaste, as a deodorant at night, as lip balm, as a cuticle moisturizer, as a carrier oil for my essential oils, in place of neosporin (for me and my pets), I could go on and on, it’s the best (and it’s only about $6.00 per jar)! I also give it to my dogs twice a day for their over all health, coat, teeth, well being, etc.

  561. My favourite non-toxic products are Ava Anderson

  562. I am almost evangelical about my love for Soapwalla Deodorant Cream. It is the first totally natural deodorant that truly worked for me. I’ve been a user for three years now, and it’s never let me down, even on the hottest days. Love it!

  563. Deb said on May 6, 2014

    Favorite non-toxic personal care product is Coconut Oil!!

  564. I just started using coconut oil as a moisturizer for my face and it has truly done wonders for my dry, sensitive skin. Coconut oil ROCKS!!

  565. Casey said on May 6, 2014

    I love the tree tea tingle line from Trader Joes. It smells great and is only $3.99 per bottle.

  566. Coconut oil is my favorite natural, non-toxic personal care product. I love it! It’s awesome as a moisturizer.

  567. I love to mix a little squirt of Argan oil with some orange flower water in the palm of my hand to make the most delicious face cream. I do this everyday and my skin is radiant !

  568. Julie said on May 6, 2014

    Coconut oil. it’s all natural, light and ma makes my skin glow! The only problem is keeping my rescue dog Cody from licking it off!! Best problem ever!

    • I have the same problem. My bunny licks all my stuff off of my face. That’s why it’s SO important that I have nothing toxic on. I couldn’t live without our morning ritual. Honestly, whenever I’m trying some toxic sample I received he won’t lick me. :( So in order to get my love bath I have to stick to the good stuff. :) OK Sparkie.

  569. I love playing with makeup (hard to believe since I was a huge tomboy growing up–but now I find it so much fun!). My favorite non-toxic brands are Rejuva Minerals, Erth Minerals, Au Naturale, and Vapour Organics. They look good and I feel good about putting them on my skin.

  570. I use Annmarie’s toner and it’s fantastic, a friend gave it to me and i’m exited to find out by reading your blog that you support her as well.

  571. My favorite personal care product us Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Castile liquid soap. Smells heavenly!

  572. Body Brush

  573. anna said on May 6, 2014

    baking soda and apple cider vinegar are the best!! mix em up, do your whole body and hair with this mixture!!!

    clean and fresh afterwards. It actually does clean…

  574. Julie said on May 6, 2014

    Thank you for you tips and encouragement to revamp my habits!

  575. I LOVE Stockton1 aloe youth derm! It is an amazing product that is free of all the crap they put in stuff these days. Bonus: if I am out in the sun, I put it on my skin after and I swear my skin whispers “thank you” to me! :)

  576. Coconut Oil…my favorite moisturizer

  577. I love using coconut oil as moisturizer. My skin feels silky smooth!

  578. lisa said on May 6, 2014

    I L.O.V.E. the Annmarie Gianni skin care stuff and you are the one who turned me on to it! It’s hard to say what my favorite product is, probably the anti-aging serum.

  579. Arly said on May 6, 2014

    Organic coconut oil for silky shiny hair! Drench your beautiful locks in it and put it up in a an old clean tshirt and get your beauty zzz’s on!

  580. Dr Bronners lavender soap, coconut oil, castor oil under my eyes. Dry brushing before shower, followed with coconut oil. Apple cider vinegar rinse on my hair. I’ve read a lot of these comments and I’m excited to try the nnemarie aloe herb facial cleanser lots of people on here have raved about it,,

  581. Uriel Lavender Rose Cream. The BEST. It’s like perfume, body cream, and valium in one! All ingredients are biodynamically sourced, it smells amazing, and has homeopathic properties that make you feel super relaxed and protected, which comes in handy when you live in a crazy city.

    I used to reach for rescue remedy or valerian in super tense moments – now I just dab some of this on and I’m good to go.

    The only thing: if you use it in public, be prepared to get stopped and asked what that amazing smell is, and have to spell out the name so random strangers can write it down. I kid you not.

  582. Ines said on May 6, 2014

    I really like the Organic Lavender Herbal Body Lotion from Ecco Bella. I also use their Orgnic Make-Up products. Best flower mascara ever!

  583. Argan oil! It’s the perfect moisturizer for my face and works well for dry hair too!

  584. Julie said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite non toxic product is Anne Marie Gianni’s anti aging facial oil.

  585. I LOVE Desert Essence Tea Tree Thoroughly Clean Face Wash…I use it as a face wash and as a shaving ‘cream’. And I finally found a deodorant that works-Crystal Body Deodorant Stick!

  586. I love Primal Life Organics Bare Face Wash! Also coconut oil!

  587. Pure shea butter is an amazing moisturizer for your body and rosehip oil for your face

  588. Paige said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite product is the Crystal Essence Mineral Deodorant Body Spray in Lavendar and White Tea. It has no aluminum chlorohydrate or parabens and is hypoallergenic. Although i just checked it out on EWG’s Skin Deep website and while it does have a low grade (which is good) its concerns are more with the natural fragrance (which had a high grade-not good). Interesting. I may have to change to something else for deodorant. Anyone have suggestions?

    Kris thank you for the link to EWG’s website. I will definitely be downloading that app.

  589. I love a few drops of jasmine essential oil in the bath. The smell is so calming and it makes me happy. Mmm.

  590. My favorite is my Burt’s bees face wash and my crystal essence deodorant :)

  591. I followed your advice a few weeks ago and ordered AnnMarie Gianni’s anti aging line and my very favorite is the Neroli Facial Mist! I love the whole line and so happy I am using products that are made with ” good for you” ingredients! Would love to be able to win the May Giveaway. Namaste!

  592. Anti-aging Facial Oil. Discovered AnnMarie products through your blog!

  593. Beth said on May 6, 2014

    Coconut Oil!!

  594. Aveda makes the best hand cream. I love their powder makeup that you can apply with a damp sponge or just use it dry. it is the absolute best as well as Aveda lipstick. They make so many good things for hair and skin. i have not tried them all but love everything I have tried. i go to an all Aveda salon when i need a haircut because I know their products are all plant based non toxic and cruelty free.
    Coconut oil is great for skin and wonderful to use for your hair . Massage some in and leave it on before shampooing or you can use just a tiny bit anytime it seems dry or frizzy.
    There is nothing like Dr. Bonners peppermint soap to make everyone happy.Try reading the bottle while washing up. ALL ONE!!! I love it with a cool shower on a hot summer day.
    I like the ACV tip for skin toner. i will definitely try that.

  595. I use Argon oil as a moisturizer after I wash my face. I put a tiny drop of my fingers rubbing together and apply to my face.

  596. I love AnnMarie Gianni Skincare Anti-aging Serum. It smells so natural and makes my eyes look great in the morning!

  597. I use argon oil as a moisturizer.

  598. sandy said on May 6, 2014

    I love organic coconut oil…i use it to remove my eye make-up, to moisturize my face, chest, neck and body. i use it as a personal lubricant for intimacy. I eat a teaspoon daily at night when i am moisturizing. I have even used it to give my dull black work shoes a boost and make them look new…it worked! In the winter when my hands are dry I put cocunut oil in my hand with a bit of sea salt and a squeeze of lemon and rub it into my hands and then when I have rubbed my hands enough I rinse with warm water only until it is all off and dry my hands and my hands are so soft and dry skin sloughs off! I also keep a jar with the same mixture in the shower to exfoliate my body, amazing how your skin will feel so soft and glow!!!

  599. I use Green beaver sunscreen. I have freckles, aging spots and had some suspicious moles removed so converted to mineral based sunscreens a few years ago. I recommend their sunscreens to everyone!

  600. I love Boom Silk moisturizer. I can pronounce everything in the ingredient list!

    Purified water, organic extra virgin olive oil, beeswax with propolis and pollen, raw Pupekea wildflower honey, d-alpha Vitamin E, German Chamomile essential oil

    http://www.boombycindyjoseph.com/products/introducing-boomsilk/

  601. Kitty said on May 6, 2014

    I got tips from Whole Foods for DIY body scrub and face mask! The scrub is 1/2 cup coffee grounds and 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and the face mask is 4 parts honey to 1 part lemon.

  602. I like to make my own face oil. I use this on my face and body morning and night as well as on my babies skin as a baby lotion. Everyone asks – - no toxins, pure and healthy (not to mention easy to make)!!! YAY for soft and healthy skin!!

    1/3 apricot kernel oil
    1/3 almond oil
    1/3 (vitamin A and E oil combined)
    6 or 7 drops lavender (or essential oil you LOVE :)
    Sometimes I melt organic coconut oil (we use this all the time for our skin) if I want it a bit thicker :)

    I usually follow with this oil behind ROCKY MOUNTAIN face wash/pure soap (a Canadian Rockies based soap company that everyone should know about)!!

    Cheers for a great spring

  603. Penny said on May 6, 2014

    Dr. Bronners Coconut Oil is my fave. I use if for everything from oil-pulling to hair conditioning to skin oil.

  604. Since becoming pregnant and having my baby, I’ve been trying to switch my products but I still have a ways to go. My new favorite that I use on my son and now myself is California Baby’s Calendula Cream. It is amazing. It heals cuts and diaper rash and blemishes. It has an EWG rating of 1, and it works so well!

  605. Wendi said on May 6, 2014

    Almond Oil – i use it for everything it’s a great moisturizer and also helps with dark circles, Psoriasis you name it !

  606. My favorite facial product is AnnMarie Gianni’s facial oil. I love the smell and it absorbs quickly into my skin. Twice a day, morning and evening, I apply one pump and then follow with a facial lotion.

  607. Eva said on May 6, 2014

    I use coconut oil (organic, of course) for everything from body moisturizer to face wash to ey makeup remover to lip balm. I love it!

  608. I use zosimos botanicals Lime foaming facial wash. See http://www.zosimosbotanicals.com
    It is so refreshing especially in the summer! I loves having it when I was in Miami last summer as it has aloe in it too!
    xo

  609. Joan said on May 6, 2014

    My favourite skin care product is Ann-Marie Gianni’s Aloe Herb Facial Cleanser–it’s luscious and so effective.

  610. My current favorites are Dr. Bronner’s soap for cleansing, organic rose hydrosol for cleansing and toning, and organic olive, jojoba and coconut oils for moisturing. I have mature dry skin with occasional rosacea…… I’d like to find a natural, nontoxic way to treat the latter. Deep gratitude for your blog, Kris!

  611. Anne said on May 6, 2014

    Coconut oil and lavender – makes your skin soooo soft and smells sooooo good!

  612. I use and love Badger Sunscreen. It rates 1 on EWG.

  613. Favorite natural, non-toxic personal care product is…hands down is the Fabulous, wonderful, Annmarie Gianni anti-aging eye cream. gets rid of the puffiness and dark circles. can do without anything else!

  614. Kelly said on May 6, 2014

    Stark skincare is really nice.

  615. Lisa said on May 6, 2014

    I’ve cleaned up my diet, but I am just getting started on cleaning up my soap/shampoo/skincare. I have sensitive, combination skin, so I am worried about reactions and blemishes. I do use coconut oil on my hands and feet, but it’s too much for my face.

  616. My favorite would be plain oatmeal. I crush it up and use it as a wash or add some honey and cinnamon and make a mask. Since I have started my face has never looked better :)

  617. Love Anne Marie Gianni’s products. They smell amazing and work wonderfully.

  618. I love all of AnnMaries products!

  619. I like WEN hair cleaner/conditioner & hair products; I do use some of the Annmarie Gianni skincare products, and I use the extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil as a skin moisturizer (the stuff you would buy for cooking); I like IT and Laura Geller cosmetics

  620. Marie said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite product is my homemade lip balm. I make it with cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax. Love it!

  621. I am using a lite blend of essential oils for my asthma and allergies. The specific name of the blend is Breathe and it works wonders for me. So much better than feeling loopy all the time from the over the counter drugs :)

  622. Katie said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite thing that I’ve switched to be non toxic is that I now use grape seed oil as makeup remover. It feels amazing and my skin looks vibrant!

  623. My favorite natural, non-toxic personal care products are by Josie Maran – everything from face care to their argon oil whipped lotion!!!

  624. I fi had to choose just 1, Thieves essential oil toothpaste by Young Living essential oils. I use this both for my teeth and also as a deodorant! I had tried other natural deodorants and none have worked as well as this. I also use many Dancing Dingo skin and hair care products. My search still goes on for a good natural mascara and a non toxic but interesting fragrance. Anyone know of a line of natural perfumes other than straight essential oils?

    • I’ve read that Young Living uses chemicals to extract their essential oils. I bought one once and it smelled of chemicals. That’s when I did some research and found that the owner is in a lot of trouble with various governmental agencies. And he’s embroiled in quite a few lawsuits. I wouldn’t go anywhere near Young Living. Try Mountain Rose Herbs instead. They use steam distillation processes. No chemicals. They’re all organic as well.

  625. I like to use Moringa seed Oil as a daily moisturizer for skin and lips!

  626. Lisa said on May 6, 2014

    I LOVE Jose Maran Argan oil products. My skin just drinks them up!!

  627. My favorite non-toxic personal care product would have to be….drum roll please…..Coconut Oil! You can use it as moisturizer on your skin and hair, you can brush your teeth with it , swishing (pulling) so good for you.

    But! I just used Annmarie’s Anti-Ageing Facial Oil in the trial size and I absolutely love it!!! I just ordered a full size bottle and can’t wait to see and feel the results over time!

  628. I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, so I have been rethinking everything. Would love this gift basket to restock my bathroom with healthy products. My favorite natural products are almond oil and coconut oil as body lotion and hand cream.

  629. Amy said on May 6, 2014

    I love coconut oil (in do-it-yourself deoderant, moisturizer, hair, etc).

  630. I love the simplicity and versatility of coconut oil and jojoba oil for just about everything. Soapwalla deodorant cream is amazing. Juice Beauty’s green apple peel is great too. Looking forward to trying AnnMarie Gianni!

  631. Marla said on May 6, 2014

    I’m a big fan of 100 Percent Pure’s coconut body lotion and their fruit pigmented lip glazes are great (raspberry is my fav).

    Honestly, the best mask I’ve ever had is as natural as it gets – organic raw honey. It makes your skin so smooth. And during the winter, I use rosehip oil on my face, because I get so dry!!

    Shampoo and Conditioner can be hit or miss but I’m really enjoying Sukin right now.

  632. I love using bentonite clay as a face mask to absorb oil and impurities! I also make my own facial oil with essential oils and jojoba/argan oil! And I use a mixture of coconut oil and sea salt after dry brushing :)

  633. I love AnnMarie Gianni’s Citrus Mint Cleanser and acne line. I have struggled with adult onset acne and nothing, NOTHING except her products have worked! I tried every product line and guarantee out there. By using her acne product line and the regular product line, swapping the products every other month, has kept my acne at bay! Switching every other month prevents my face from adapting and becoming immune to its helpful ingredients. Plus, I love not having to slap on huge amounts of moisturizing lotion (filled with chemicals made by other companies) and just letting my face welcome it’s own moisturizing abilities. THANK YOU!

  634. I have to give a shout out to coconut oil as well! I have a large jar in the kitchen and another in the bathroom! My husband laughs at me but when we travel I bring a jar. It has helped my acne tremendously and soothes everything I have ever applied it to.

  635. Jenn said on May 6, 2014

    Raw Manuka Honey for a healing facial mask. It works great on my pesky acne prone skin!

  636. My most often used personal care product is definitely coconut oil! I use it as a body lotion, massage oil, on my nails & cuticles, and on just about any skin problem – clears them right up! I also LOVE my AnneMarie Gianni facial products and am already out of several of them – hint, hint!!! :)

  637. My favorite beauty care routine is coconut oil and organic raw natural honey! It has improved my skin clarity and tone so much! Also I love your books and attitude!

  638. I have used just about everything out there! right now my makeup is e.l.f. which I found through Peta’s website. But they do not have a cleansing system. I am turning 47 This month my face is hidious! I have never had a problem with acne when I was younger but have developed it in my adult years and it is bad and embarrasing.
    I bought some Anna Marie around christmas time as a gift to myself from my husband and I loved it but could not keep up with the price.

  639. My favorite product is the cleanser I use for the oil cleaning method. Half extra virgin olive oil and half castor oil. Removes the oil without drying out my skin!

  640. Cheri said on May 6, 2014

    My staples for skincare are Suki foaming face cleanser and Suki balancing toner. I love the lemon scent to these products. After washing and toning I apply AnnMarie Gianni’s anti-aging serum. I love that stuff!
    Smells great and feels great.

  641. All my skin care comes from Fall River Botanicals in Idaho Springs, CO. Leila makes all her own products. I especially love her Blue Corn Facial Scrub and Geronimo Pain Cream. I can’t live without them in my bathroom. I can’t say enough good things about her products. And she ships for only $5 :)

  642. Jill said on May 6, 2014

    I use apple cider vinegar as a facial toner and whole body exfoliator, it leaves my skin very soft to the touch yet firm. I also like Aubrey products.

  643. Erin said on May 6, 2014

    Coconut oil is my go to product, I put it all over my body, face and lips every day! I absolutely love the way it makes my skin feel! I’m turning 33 this month and after two kids my self care has really suffered! I’m ready to take care of myself again, thanks for inspiring me every day Kris Carr!! Xo

  644. Nancy said on May 6, 2014

    I make toothpaste with aluminum free baking soda, Redmon clay, peppermint oil and water.

  645. Absolutely love Dr. Bronner’s unscented castille soap. I use it for shower soap, shampoo and facial cleanser!

  646. I just started using Argon Oil about a month ago for my face and I absolutely love it!!!

  647. I like Avalon Organics lotions. I give them as gifts and they have been well received!

  648. Thanks for sharing all these great tips! My current favorite non-toxic product, other than coconut oil, is RMS Beauty’s living luminizer. I don’t wear a lot of makeup, but this product is great to add a little shimmer/highlights to our lovely Goddess faces! Thanks for all you do Kris. Thanks for sharing your light. Love, Taylor from Texas

  649. I hit send too soon:
    Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap for hand soap
    Kiss My Face Olive bar for face and body
    Hugo shampoos and conditioners
    GO Ginger Face Moisturizing

  650. Stacy said on May 6, 2014

    I love herban cowboy’s blossom deodorant, smells amazing and gets the job done! ;)

  651. I love coconut oil for my skin and hair.

  652. My own homemade deodorant – Coconut oil, arrowroot powder, baking soda and essential oils. I also use All-Season Facial Cream from Soulful Earth Herbals (local in Lansing, MI)

    http://soulfulearthherbals.com/products/body-butters-and-lotions/summer-lotion/

  653. I hit post too soon:
    Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap for hand soap
    Kiss My Face Olive bar for face and body
    Hugo shampoos and conditioners
    GO Ginger Face Moisturizing

  654. I have just started trying the AnneMarie Gianni sample products I received, so far so good. My daughter in law sells RadiantlyYou products and I have tried only a few items. So I am interested in what the others in the comments will say to find more products. I would love to win this giveaway!

  655. Thanks for sharing all these great tips! My current favorite non-toxic product, other than coconut oil, is RMS Beauty’s living luminizer. I don’t wear a lot of makeup, but this product is great to add a little shimmer/highlights to our lovely Goddess faces! Thanks for all you do Kris. Thanks for sharing your light.

    Love, Taylor from Texas

  656. Dina said on May 6, 2014

    Coconut oil is a great natural moisturizer!

  657. Maria said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite natural, non-toxic personal care product is the Ava Anderson exfoliator. It is light and gentle, and it leaves my skin soft and smooth.

  658. Pilar said on May 6, 2014

    I love coconut oil ! At night, a light caress with this around my eyes and other face areas prone to wrinkles; and on my lips for smoothness :)
    AND I love Annmarie Gianni’s anti-aging line of products ! Smell and feel soooo good, with just pure nutrition, and no toxicity !

  659. I finally switched over to an oil for my face instead of a chemical filled moisturizer…and harmonizing grapeseed oil has been awesome!

    Ooh and a facial dry brush!

  660. I used to be a slave to facial products. For the past couple years I have started just using water and coconut oil. I can’t say I have found the RIGHT thing for me, as I break out a lot, so I’m excited to read what others are doing!

  661. I love Coconut oil!!

  662. I need some new recommendations for all natural facial products so this is great! I have experimented with a few and recently started to incorporate coconut oil.

  663. I love using coconut oil as a moisturizer! It smells wonderful and gives my skin a healthy glow!

  664. I love my homemade coconut oil with epsom salt scrub. It’s a perfect way to exfoliate and moisturize at the same time!

  665. Anne Marie Gianni anti aging seru and coconut oil

  666. Sandy said on May 6, 2014

    I tend to gravitate to Dessert Essence deodorant and toothpaste, and organic coconut oil for a multitude of other things! Jason’s or Nature’s Gate shampoo/conditioner or no-poo good old baking soda ;) I find in my area items are limited and expensive. Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap, vinegar and water for everyday cleaning. I make my own laundry soap with baking soda, borax and Dr Bronner’s lavender bath soap.

  667. I am absolutely loving my Mad Hippie products! The face cream cleanser, vitamin c serum, face moisturizer, and eye cream. Love love love!

  668. Olive oil is such a wonderful hydrator for my skin! I also love the coconut oil. I don’t wear much make-up but when I do, I choose those products that are cruelty free. I also make my own body scrubs with either sugar or salt.

  669. I love love love dr. bronners peppermint soap! once i stopped using face wash and started only using dr. bronner’s on my face, my face was clearer, less dry and patchy, and glows naturally!

  670. Avocado oil! It makes your skin soooooo soft & soothes redness.

  671. Every other night, I apply organic argan oil on my face. I alternate either with a Suki/or Origins/ or Annamaria Gianni night cream or serum (I only use only one bottle at a time– but do alternate amongst these three brands when I finish the bottle)

  672. This has been a particularly stressful year for me physically, emotionally, and financially. Basically, I am no different than the average 34 year female American. The stress started to take a tole on my skin and I suddenly developed psoriasis on my arms that was debilitating and slightly scary. I realized after watching Crazy Sexy Cancer that I had to start to change how I was living. One thing I learned how to do was dry exfoliate which I learned thru kris Carr. After the dry exfoliation I use coconut oil in the shower. It hasn’t cured me entirely, but it has made such a difference in my skins overall appearance and taken away a lot of the discomfort that comes from an incurable skin condition. One small step for mankind…lol

  673. My favorite natural, non-toxic product to use is Coconut Oil! It is such a great moisturizer for your face and body!

  674. Stacy said on May 6, 2014

    I tried some samples of AnneMarie and have fallen in love! I’m longing for some more, my skin absolutely loves the products and they smell so wonderful :)
    My go to facial care items are witch hazel for a toner, aloe for absolutely everything, coconut oil for everything too (my eyes look so much better since I started using it) and I use fresh lime for deoderant. My daughter and I both use the lime for deoderant and it works great, not sticky.

  675. I adore ALL of the makeup products from 100% Pure (I use their Coffee Bean eye cream as well and it has really reduced my dark circles!). Everything I’ve tried has been high quality, long-lasting, and with great color payoff (and I have high standards!) Not to mention the amazing ingredients are great for my skin.

  676. Jacie said on May 6, 2014

    Water, water, water (especially natural spring water)! I find that when I drink plenty of water, my skin looks so much better and I just feel good! I love Annmarie Gianni’s Aloe Facial Cleanser, too!

  677. I’ve recently been turned onto avocado oil. I’ll use just a few drops for my face and neck. My skin seems to like it;))

  678. I wash with a mild cleanser and slather on my NeriumAD – It’s a botanical amazing anti-aging lotion! It makes my skin feel good and my skin is tighter and looks younger. Yay!

  679. For a daily moisturizer I use LIFEKIND, Naturally Safer Moisturizing Lotion with MSM, soothing, healing and non-greasy, and organic ingredients. They also make a great non-chemical, organic deodorant that I’ve just started using. After listening to Kris on Hay House, I decided to get rid of all chemicals that I put IN and ON my body. I have had skin cancer for 30+ years and I can honestly say that my skin has never looked better. People are commenting on how my face is glowing. My skin cancer is drying up on my arms and chest. I feel great. Juicing every morning also makes me feel soooooo good. Thank you Kris for your beautiful spirit and your dedicated work. BIG HUGS

  680. Lou said on May 6, 2014

    favorite skin care is from sister creations (super salve ) Power repair line
    its yummy

  681. I use Epicurean Organics Sweet Almond Oil as my eye makeup remover. It’s so smooth and moisturizing, and gets the makeup off in one sweep!

  682. My favorite skin care products are from Shea Terra Organics and Juice Beauty. I love using Juice Beauty’s tinted moisturizer and cover-up since I don’t use makeup all that often. I also use Ecco Bella’s mascara, and when I do wear makeup, I use Bare Escentuals, which probably isn’t the best, but it is the most affordable makeup for me right now. I also love tea tree oil for things like minor irritations and cold sores (I’ve suffered from them all my life, and have finally found a natural way to kick them to the curb!)

  683. I love washing my face with coconut oil before applying my make-up. It antibacterial, makes my skin dewy and soft, and doesn’t dry my skin out like some facial washes can. At night, I add a little lavender oil and it’s a great way to relax as you head off to bed.

  684. I’m a sucker for anything by Origins and my latest obsession is Mega-Bright, a skin tone correcting oil-free moisturizer by Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins. I’m going through chemo right now and my skin is a disaster. Against all odds, Mega-bright makes me look mega-luminous, plus it smells fantastic.

  685. baking soda!
    Wash my naturally silver hair with it!

  686. I’m just beginning to transition to healthier beauty products so I am looking for good products.

  687. suzy said on May 6, 2014

    organic coconut oil – for EVERYTHING! hair mask, moisturizer, eye make-up remover, smoothie supplement, and more. i use it in my homemade deodorant recipe. i also feed it to my dog and cat. ;)

  688. My fave natural skincare product is Trader Joes Coconut oil! I know it sounds random, but it is cheap and smells great. I use it on my hands and feet! xox

  689. Amber said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite natural, non-toxic personal care product has become Physician’s Formula CC Cream. It has SPF 20 and is all I need to moisturize and protect my face, while helping to give my complexion a more smooth appearance. I generally don’t wear much makeup anyways, so this is perfect for me!

  690. Coconut oil. Coconut oil. Coconut oil. I use it for my teeth. My skin. My hair.

  691. Tracy said on May 6, 2014

    Love coconut oil so many uses ! Great after a long day on my feet., for my hair, nails and skin love it”

  692. Liza said on May 6, 2014

    Hi. I depend mostly on coconut oil & Dr Bronner’s for a lot. Haven’t really found much else I trust. I’m so looking forward to looking at this line. Thanks for the intro!

  693. My fav is good ol’ coconut oil. I always have it on hand and it’s good from head to toe :)

  694. coconut oil is my go-to body moisturizer. absorbs well, does not stain clothes

  695. I LOVE coconut oil! I whip coconut oil with essential oils (lavender is my favorite) and keep it in a glass jar in the bathroom. I use it for everything, face, body and hair moisturizer, hair styling aid (I have curly hair and it helps with fly-aways) I always add a handful to my baths, as a shave cream, eye make-up remover, literally everything! You have to try it.

  696. I’ve searched far and wide for a good cleanser, and I love Acure’s sensitive skin cleanser. It takes off simple make up and doesn’t dry out the skin. A great find indeed!
    http://www.acureorganics.com/product-p/047.htm

  697. I used apple cider vinegar, as a rinse for my hair to remove product build up, in my foot soak with lanolin, and two ounces each day to drink, for health.

  698. I love love LOVE AnneMarie’s new Sun Love sunscreen. It feels (and smells) like I am smothering chocolate mousse on my face, absorbs quickly without feeling greasy, doesn’t make me look like a ghost, is good for my skin, and keeps me from burning. It is essential in my daily beauty routine!

  699. I’m in love with all of Tammy fender’s products, especially her dark spot removing system. It’s expensive but gives great results!

  700. Water with lemon!! And I have recently started using coconut oil on my body but not my face. Desperately need to change my skincare routine for my face. Been wanting to go the non-toxic route but didn’t know where to start. Good info on here! :)

  701. I love mustard oil & coconut oil hair treatments! Indian women have been using mustard oil for thousands of years to acheive thick, long hair. The coconut oil is great to add in for its scent and also great for the scalp. I heat the coconut & musard oil for 30 seconds and bursh it into wet hair. Sometimes i leave it in for 30 minutes while i take a sauna, other times i let it stay in over night.

  702. My favorite is Desert Essence cleanser for combination skin. Not only is it cruelty-free, paraban-free but it doesn’t dry out my skin or leave me feeling oily!

  703. I actually just recently discovered the oil cleansing routine. I use an even mixture of olive and castor oil. My face isn’t as dry as usual and the shine is gone. My budget doesn’t allow for AnnMarie’s skincare often, but when I decide to splurge I always go for the Dead Sea Scrub! I love EVERYTHING about it. The smell, texture, way it makes my skin feel. That is definitely my favorite beauty product.

  704. Klare said on May 6, 2014

    I love coconut oil for a moisturizer and olive oil as both a moisturizer and a makeup remover. They both make my skin glow!

  705. I just started making my own deodorant, using baking soda and essential oils. There are several you can use, but I tried tea tree and lavender oils. I got this from an online recipe.

  706. Kelly said on May 6, 2014

    I love eminence! Anything from their line is fabulous!

  707. I love to use Meadowsweet Flowers infused in Jojoba oil, olive oil , comfrey.. makes the skin so soft!
    Made in Boulder, CO by Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary. Most excellent!

  708. FAB post! Love, love, LOVE makeup as well, so I can totally relate!

    Reluctantly, I went though a bad break-up with my M.A.C. makeup + totally greened my glam when I was diagnosed with the Big C a few yrs. ago… that’s actually the inspiration behind my blog, The Glamorganic Goddess!

    The Glamorganic Goddess is a Green Beauty Blog with hundreds of natural + organic, reviews + recommendations for beauty products – that have squeaky clean ingredient lists, + work really well too! So important!! I started it to help others who were in the same sitch I was.

    I’m a HUGE fan of Annmarie Gianni’s products + have been using them for years! My 2 faves out of her line are the Coconut Honey Mask + the Dead Sea Scrub! And, you can find reviews of almost all of her products on The GG! ;)

  709. Laura said on May 6, 2014

    Beauty Through Balance have an amazing line of products, my favourite is the lavender soy lotion, and their glacial mist toner :) http://www.beautythroughbalance.ca is where you can find out all about them <3

  710. While I LOVE LOVE LOVE some non-toxic brands out there, my absolute best-friend products are totally diy. As I’m sure the whole world knows by now, coconut oil works for almost everything. We use the jar of Dr. Bronner’s coconut oil in the kitchen for moisturizer, lip balm, oil pulling, and so much more. Between that and my doTERRA oils, I’ve covered a lot of bases. The best and hardest working deodorant I’ve ever used I made in my own kitchen using equal parts baking soda and coconut oil with 10-20 drops of bergamot and frankincense oils. Its incredible! NO B.O. EVER!

  711. Lucka said on May 6, 2014

    My #1 Personal Care Product is simply:

  712. I adore AnnMarie’s Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser. My skin feels super soft and clean and the aromatherapy is a great way to start and end the day. I will start using coconut oil right away thanks to all of the posts here. And Dr. Bronner’s. Love learning about new, chemical-free options.

  713. I love all of Tammy fender’s products! They are expensive but really work!

  714. I love my organic coconut oil and Dr. Bronner’s soaps.

  715. My ALL TIME FAVORITE NATURAL PRODUCT IS Organic Virgin Unrefined COCONUT OIL! I use to cleanse my face, take my natural make up off and to moisturizing :) All it is amazing for my natural curly hair to moisturize and to condition. I also use it as deodorant and toothpaste. You could say ” I LOVE COCONUT OIL!”

  716. Coconut Oil!!!!!!!! I use it to remove eye makeup, to remove sticky wax, as a moisturizer, and it even helps out in the bedroom if ya know what I’m sayin! Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and you can eat it, and it smells naturally delish! I keep a jar in the bathroom AND in the kitchen. I also carry a tiny little pot of it in my purse–you never know :)

  717. Oh, what a great giveaway. This fair-skinned, redhead has been wanting to put Annmarie’s new sunscreen to the test!!!!!
    Coconut oil is my #1 personal care product. I love giving my body a warm coconut oil massage (Ayurveda style) after skin brushing and right before taking a shower. I used to put it on after taking a shower, but I LOVE it so much more putting it on right before. It makes for glowing, soft skin!

  718. I’m in love with the Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser! I tried a sample and it smells like a lime-filled heaven!

  719. Megan said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite cleanser is Eminence Organics Stone Crop Gel Wash. A little goes a long way, so it really lasts and I love how it doesn’t dry out my skin!

  720. Aimee said on May 6, 2014

    Raw, unrefined coconut oil is my fave.

  721. I love coconut oil for just about everything. As a cancer survivor, I am very excited to learn more about natural products.

  722. Diana said on May 6, 2014

    Organic coconut oil or anything Hauschka!

  723. I don’t use anything yet, but I’m looking to start! I’ve recently started using a make up remover and my skin has been breaking out like crazy! I’m only 20, but my skin has always been blessed by being clear (though very sensitive). So I’m looking for any tips and help on this matter because my entire body is sensitive (skin), and I’m really wanting to take better care of it.

  724. I LOVE Acure products- this natural and vegan company was started by a daughter when her mom got diagnosed with cancer. The lemongrass shampoo/conditioner smells amazing and works better than any other shampoo/conditioner I’ve used. I also love REN for skin care and Alba for anything.

  725. I think I need a complete overhaul! Everything in my beauty cabinet is apparently not natural or safe and I’m sure it’s partly why I don’t feel super awesome.

    I’ve been thinking of trying coconut oil as a cleanser – seems so simple but I haven’t been able to bring myself to do so.

  726. Val said on May 6, 2014

    COCONUT OIL COCONUT OIL COCONUT OIL!!!!! Organic extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil is my favorite natural product. It is so good for you and has so many uses! I use it to moisturize my face and body, deep condition my hair, remove make up, and I also cook with it. Favorite brand is Nutiva :)

  727. Virgin coconut oil is my saving grace– it repairs hair, removes makeup, and softens my skin.

  728. I use organic coconut oil for everything: make up remover, moisturizer, deodorant, tooth paste, etc….and I love it!

  729. My favorite natural non-toxic personal care product is anything from Bubble and Bee Organic. They have many awesome all natural and organic products that I buy and Love. One day I was looking online for a natural, organic deodorant and happened to find Bubble and Bee Organic. The first product I bought from them was Pit Putty Deodorant and have been a huge fan ever since. Spearmint and Tea Tree Pit Putty works best for my body chemistry. You will be doing your body a favor by changing to safer personal care products. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win AnnMarie Gianni Skincare products. I have not tried her products yet and this would be a great chance :)

  730. Coconut oil is my FAVORITE for everything!!!

  731. I use tea tree spray

  732. Literally just use coconut oil for face “lotion” everyday and night. My skin looks better then when I used the chemical ridden moisturizers, its more cost effective and it doubles as all over body moisturizer as well. It’s magic.

  733. My favorite personal care product is the simplest. Water. At least once per week it’s all I use in the shower, and of course beauty starts on the inside, so I drink plenty every day.

  734. amber said on May 6, 2014

    organic coconut oil and braggs apple cider vinegar – so many great uses in and out of the kitchen.

  735. Kim P said on May 6, 2014

    Aloe Vera Gel!

  736. Judy said on May 6, 2014

    I’ve been making my own soap – 1/3 cup castille soap, 1/4 cup coconut milk, 2 tbs olive oil and as many drops of essential patchouli oil as the mood strikes! I feel very smooth.

  737. I love my dry brush-I use it every day before I shower to exfoliate and for lymph stimulation! All natural!

  738. My favorite certified organic/natural beauty product is the Purifying Mineral Mask (oily/problem skin) from Miessence. It’s scent is relaxing and your face feels re energized after 15 minutes. Love it!

  739. I already use Annmarrie’s skin care products and absolutely love them! In terms of make up, I like Gabriel Moisturizing Liquid Foundation (bought at Whole Foods) and my sunscreen is “Burn Out” clean and clear Zinc oxide for sensitive skin. No nanoparticles, petroleum-free, paraben-free and biodegradable. (Also bought at Whole Foods).

  740. Using no deoderant!

  741. Donna said on May 6, 2014

    Hi Kris! I am such a believer in natural skin care and natural healing that I developed my own natural products from a tropical medicinal plant, called Healing Oil of Noni. One product is all that is needed for healing anything form joint and muscle pain, skin rashes, (eczema, psoriasis) itch relief, and many other aliments! The best part about it is it is a natural anti-aging moisturizer that has been used for centuries by the Polynesian people, who brought this amazing plant to Hawaii centuries ago. You can read more about it on my website. I just finished Bschool with the hope of getting this inmformation out to those who do not have this miraculous tree growing in their backyard (only grows in the tropics) and I was just awarded a patent on the formulation, which took many years. So its time to get people in the know about Noni! All you need is ONE all natural product, no preservatives, no chemicals and NEVER tested on precious animals (I am a HUGE animal advocate.) If you are interested in my product I would love to introduce it to you. I live close by (in Saugerties, next town over from Woodstock) and would give you a free trial product! It has been sold at Sunflower Natural Foods store for many years so you may know it. The Noni plant is also very well known for curing (YES CURING) cancer. Here is my website, I am working on upgrading it as per Bschool. http://www.islandherbals.com Thanks for checking it out. Its amazing!

  742. Julia said on May 6, 2014

    I love Juice Beauty and 100% Pure products, but I really need to start looking into even more natural products…especially budget friendly ones!

  743. My favorite natural product is coconut oil as a moisturizer. I put it on, wrap a towel around my head, and wash my hair as usual one hour later. Who needs other hair products to have shiny hair! ?

  744. I love coconut oil for my skin and oral hygiene.

  745. My go to personal care product is coconut oil. Skin, body and hair. Wonderful! After shower, to moisture hair and internally about a tablespoon per day for health. Two year stage IV tongue cancer survivor . Never smoked not HIV related (married 42 years) and ran 1/2 marathons! But had a mouthful of silver (51% mercury) filings that were in since the 1970′s. Also a couple months before diagnosis had a root canal …..all of which is out of my mouth. (Had surgery to remove 1/3 of tongue with a skin graph from left forearm to reconstruct followed by concurrent chemo and radiation. A tough journey but i am here two years later following Chris’ advice! I need skin are help! :-).

  746. Steph said on May 6, 2014

    I like Vapour Beauty cosmetics. I use Jason natural lavender body wash and Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose Shampoo. I love Kate’s Magik Firefly body oil and Mad Hippie skincare. I love the anti aging serum from AnnMarie Gianni. I also love AuraCacia Rose Oil for perfume and Pillow Potion spray to relax.

  747. I love using baking soda as a scrub!

  748. Sarah said on May 6, 2014

    As a deep exfoliant without scrubbing (never scrub please ladies!)
    I use Vitamin C powder 5000 mg by Solaray (it is a vitamin supplement made for adding to water and drinking- which is also great for your skin, too!).
    I mix 1 tsp. of it with aloe Vera juice and pat gently into skin, leaving it on for 15 mins, while I am in a warm Epsom salt/hydrogen peroxide bath.
    Every 5 mins. I take a hot, wrung-out washcloth and lay it over my face to reactivate the C powder and I press it into my skin again.
    After this weekly exfoliating treatment, any serums and oil will be absorbed much better! Enjoy!
    Love,
    Sarah Jai

  749. I use Andalou’s Natural face and body products. Most of all the products in my house is chemical free –except for my mascara. Sigh. But if anyone knows of a great all-natural mascara does really does add volume and length let me know!

  750. I use Organic Fiji raw coconut oil in place of lotions as a general moisturizer, a night time face cream and now I am pregnant and I use it on my belly to help avoid stretch marks!

  751. Tea tree oil spray

  752. Tara said on May 6, 2014

    My favourite natural, non toxic facial care product is the Annemarie Gianni Rosemary Toning Mist! I absolutely love how it makes my face feel so clean and fresh when I spray it on! It also has a relaxing effect on me when I use it. After reading about the Annemarie Gianni skin are line from your newsletter (or perhaps it was your website?) awhile back, I ordered some of her products. I loved them and wanted to keep using them but living in Canada the shipping costs were getting too high so I switch between her products and just plain coconut oil as a moisturizer.

  753. I LOVE Annmarie Gianni’s body moisturizer, Radiant Skin Silk. I am in the transition from
    using my old lotion, HEMPZ, to using this one. It feels like I am pampering myself in a way that almost feels sinful!!! ;)

  754. My favorite all natural skincare products is Arbonne. http://www.arbonne.com

  755. I started using soap from Natures Bubbles which is a handmade totally natural soap. Locally made. It is awesome, she has so many to choose from right now I am using Green tea and goats milk. My favorite by far!!

  756. Janel said on May 6, 2014

    Osmosis mineral makeup

  757. Debby said on May 6, 2014

    I wear a lot of eye makeup and I use coconut oil every night to remove my make-up and it works beautifully. I then use it as my nightly moisturizer. I also use it on my legs when I get out of the shower. I of course cook with it too.

  758. I use teatree oil on any skin irritation or infection. I even had the start of a yeast infection and I woke up and it was gone. This stuff works and smells nice too. I put it on my temples if I get a headache at it seems to take it away. No drugs and a dab will do ya!

  759. Jaime said on May 6, 2014

    I have needed help in this area. I do like using coconut oil to help moisturizer my face.

  760. I’m slowing replacing all my beauty products with natural ones. My favorite right now is Red Apple Lipstick for their make up.

  761. My fave is Annmarie Gianni!!! I have their anti aging face oil and serum and eye cream. LOVE THEM!!!

  762. Diane said on May 6, 2014

    Water!!

  763. Lavender oil! I put it in my nourishing oils I use as moisturizers (like grapeseed oil) and bathwater! It’s refreshing and divine!

  764. My favourite skin care product is Argan oil from Morocco. Natural Botox in a bottle. Really works for blotchy skin. Love it!!

  765. I LOVE Soapwalla’s Creme Deodorant. At first I was a little apprehensive about trying “yet another” natural deodorant, especially because this one is applied by using your hands. After a week I was hooked – I ran for 10 miles and smelled as fresh as when I left the house! Applying it is easy – it’s just like putting lotion under your arms. I love the way it smells and will NEVER switch back to another natural deodorant that only works ‘sometimes’ – I always felt like I was sacrificing something by using a natural brand. Not with Soapwalla! :)

  766. Megan said on May 6, 2014

    I am in love for coconut oil…eye make-up remover, lotion, lip balm, oil pulling…the list goes on :)

  767. My favorite skin care product is Bare Minerals for everyday wear which includes a sun screen.

  768. My favorite beauty product BY FAR is Annmarie Gianni’s Anti-Aging Eye Cream. It makes my eyes look 10 years younger. I’m 46 and get compliments all the time on my skin.

  769. I am just starting to get into products that are better for me and my skin, but my favorite product to far is Bella Organics Vanilla Mint deodorant! I just made the switch a few weeks ago, and it’s amazing! I feel so refreshed when I use it. My other product is dandelion greens. I know – it’s not an ACTUAL product. But ever since I started eating them and using them in my smoothies, the changes in my skin have been INCREDIBLE!!

  770. Susan said on May 6, 2014

    I use organic aloe vera as a moisturizer, it has done wonders for my skin!

  771. I like using Tom’s of Maine products…and Ahava…basically I am always on the lookout for healthy non-animal products.

  772. Sunny said on May 6, 2014

    I have been using the Andalou line of products lately and really like. And, I use Deep Steep’s lavender shower scrub. Love it!

  773. I am in love with pure shea butter from Out of Africa. It has healed my winter-dry skin when nothing else helped.

  774. I have seen a lot of posts recommending making your own facial cleansers or toothpastes with baking soda! I don’t have a specific recipe but I’m sure you could find some great ones on google! It is definitely something I am going to be trying. Cheap, healthy, and effective! :-) Good luck cleansing out your beauty/skin regimen everyone!

  775. Vilma said on May 6, 2014

    I enjoy using a little rose oil mixed jojoba oil for my face. It makes my skin feel great.

  776. sarah said on May 6, 2014

    My favourite product is by a company called Faith in Nature totally natural free from shower gel made with Aloe and Ylang Ylang this stuff smells seriously gorgeous I always feel great after a shower using there products. In england you can buy Faith in Nature at most Oxfam shops. So not only is it good for you the proceeds go to a worthy charity. Great company that produce a variety of fab products.

  777. DermaE facial moisturizing cream is light and has a lovely, very faint scent. I use it daily as part of my morning routine.

  778. nora said on May 6, 2014

    coconut oil!! I use it instead of lotion, makeup remover, as a scalp scrub, to shave, everything! also, I put it on my eyebrows and eyelashes to help them grow :)

  779. i use the best shower scrub made by amazonia. it’s all natural and the scents are incredible. leaves my skin so soft and smelling great. it also acts as an exfoliator.

  780. Make-up remover and moisturizer: organic coconut oil (Nutiva — in glass jar)
    Make-up: La Bella Donna, Honey Bee Gardens
    Lip balm; shampoo & conditioner: Suki Pure Skin Care
    Tangled Hair: Jojoba oil works miracles

  781. Coconut oil and Dr. Bronner’s mostly, but I still need to clean up some other products I’ve been using.

  782. After working at YES! Magazine, a publication dedicated to social and environmental justice, my world view expanded to include my own actions in regards to sustainability. I’ve suffered from acne and oily skin forever, and figured I would ditch these drugstore brands — that obviously weren’t doing much for me or the planet anyways — and go natural. Now, I use raw, virgin, and organic Coconut Oil to take off my makeup, Witch Hazel as a toner, and just plain ol’ water to wash my skin! I’ll then use coconut oil as a moisturizer for my whole body and as a hair mask when needed. After about two years of this routine, that doesn’t strip away my own natural oils and instead gives in to them, I’m completely clear and happy :] Now in my mid-20s I just need to find products to help jump start an anti-aging routine!

  783. My favorite is Annmarie Gianni. I recently purchased the cleanser and herbal oil and I see a HUGE difference. I learned about it through EWG and saw that you recommended it…so I purchased it. Its fantastic.

  784. I’m not sure if it really counts as a personal care product, but I love to use Epson Salt in my bath to help get rid of any soreness at the end of the day. I always feel more refreshed the next day.

  785. Coconut oil! It’s great for everything, inside and out.

  786. Coconut Oil! It’s inexpensive and can be used as a moisturizer and for oil pulling also. Total bang-for-your-buck! I also wash my hair with baking soda/water, and then condition it with raw organic apple cider vinegar and water (the smell washes out-no worries). My hair looks uh-mazing! No sulfates, fragrance, or un-pronounceable ingredients. I just mix up each in BPA-free spray bottles and spray away to my heart’s content and then rinse. Easy-peasy!

  787. Tanya said on May 6, 2014

    I use Dr Bonner’s for dish soap, laundry soap, shampoo, face wash, body wash… so basically everything!! My favorite is the unscented “baby mild” for me and the peppermint for the house.

    Coconut oil on my skin and as a personal lubricant! ;)

    and Olive oil in my hair.

  788. I love, love, LOVE the AnnMarie Gianni skincare line! Nothing beats the Aloe-Herb Facial Cleanser for removing makeup, especially mascara. Though it’s impossible to choose a favorite . . . the Coconut Honey Mask leaves my skin so soft, I use it every Saturday morning.

  789. My favorite natural product is coconut oil. I use it as an eye makeup remover and also as an eye cream when mixed with 3 drops of vitamin E oil or even better Emu oil.

  790. I have actually just started using AnnMarie Gianni’s products through your introduction and it’s changed my skin completely! I love the Citrus Mint Facial Cleanser and my daughter says my face smells like lemon when she kisses my cheeks. Good for the skin AND the heart!

  791. My favorite body moisturizer is organic coconut butter and I add 15 drops of organic “balance” essential oil blend. I too love Annamarie’s products that I only got to sample, but they are a bit pricey on a retired persons budget.

  792. Like many of the other lovely ladies, I love, love, love coconut oil. I use it as a daily moisturizer and make up remover. I also use it as a lotion for my hands and the base of a homemade facial scrub. :)

  793. Nancy said on May 6, 2014

    I’m just starting my search, too, but the best beauty tip I can give is to not over-wash your face! I live in Wisconsin and we just exited a brutal winter. I had been washing my face morning and evening and I found that my skin was very dry and flakey, so I stopped washing my face with cleanser in the morning. I just splashed cool water on my face in the morning and, within a matter of days, the dryness and flakes disappeared. Reading the comments below, I’m going to look into coconut oil and maybe steal some of your tips! Thank you all!

  794. Nancy said on May 6, 2014

    I love and use Josie Maran’s Argon oil line. For my hair and skin I also use Wen by Chaz Dean.

  795. My favorite natural skincare tip is oils! I used to be so afraid of using oils because I was always acne prone. I use almond oil to remove eye makeup, also it helps nourish my short eyelashes, I’ve seen growth, albeit a small one. I also use coconut oil to remove makeup if I want to change it up. Argan oil for my face and hair; jojoba oil for hair (I mix it with argan oil or with cedar wood oil).

  796. :) My ALL TIME AMAZING FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCT IS ORGANIC VIRGIN UNREFINED COCONUT OIL! I use it to take off my natural makeup, cleanse my face and to moisture my face :) I also use it as deodorant, toothpaste, to moisturize my beautiful body. It work wonderfully for my thick naturally curly hair as a curly refresher and a deep conditioning!
    To all the BEAUTIFUL & AMAZING WOMEN OUT THERE- LOVE YOURSELF!

  797. Sarah said on May 6, 2014

    Recently I’ve been using John Master’s SPF 30 mineral sunscreen for the face and absolutely love it! It’s completely clean and doesn’t leave a white residue behind.

  798. Margo said on May 6, 2014

    Coconut Oil!!!! ….from the start of your day until the time you go to sleep, this personal care product is all you need. In the shower after cleaning, rub the oil all over your body, a very quick rinse..no need for additional lotions, your skin will drink in the oil and love you for it! …and don’t forget your face too. Now put a little coconut oil in your morning smoothie….great energy and brain food! Later in the day, there is nothing better to condition your hair than coconut oil. Wet your hair, really saturate your hair with coconut oil, and leave on with a shower cap as long as you can…wash out, it may take an additional wash, but your hair will be silky smooth. Time to cook dinner, don’t forget your coconut oil. I roast my veggies: carrots and brussel sprouts in a small amount of oil….add a few sprinkles of unsweetened coconut flakes for the last few minutes of roasting. YUM!!! Coconut OIl functions are multifaceted! Oh don’t forget to buy the unrefined and organic brand. ENJOY!!!

  799. Kim said on May 6, 2014

    I hope to find one soon!

  800. my favorite non-toxic product to use is definitely organic coconut oil!
    i use it for everything… just straight up as a moisturizer or even adding some essential oils to it :)

    • Does anyone have any suggestions for acne prone women? It seems everything I use breaks me out, despite my clean diet.

  801. My favorite non toxic personal care products are all made by Ajne – Perfumerie and Apothocary – I especially love their Organic Body Lotion in Lavender scent from Lavender they grow themselves in Carmel Valley.

  802. Susan said on May 6, 2014

    I love olive and/or coconut oil as a cleanser and moisturizer.

  803. My favourite product I can only get in the UK when I’m back there. It is by a company called Raw Gaia and their MSM range is absolutely amazing. Id love to find something similar over here!

  804. Eliza said on May 6, 2014

    I just bought 100% Pure caffeine eye cream and its amazing! I also use coconut oil for everything and just tried Frank body scrub last night. My skin is seriously so soft!

  805. Blue Lizard sunscreen, coconut oil (which my 7-year-old daughter LOVES), and Dr. Bronner’s are all goto’s in my house. I used to use unscented Dove soap, then you turned me onto AnnMarie and my skin is so very happy–never been a make-up girl so trying to pass on the natural beauty tips to my kids :)

  806. I use Aveda hair products–I love their natural feel, scent, and fact that you can buy large sizes which saves on having to buy multiple plastic bottles over the year.

  807. I absolutely love Enessa products. They are a small organic line based out of California. I’ve pretty much tried the whole line and everything is great. Any ladies suffering from acne or cystic acne check out the clove acne control, rescue blemish, and diminish scar oils!!

  808. I use cold pressed Coconut Oil; as a facial and body moisturizer, cuticle cream, hair conditioner/ frizz tamer, make up remover, lip quencher. I’ve also seen some great recipes for using it as a deoderant and for “oil pulling.”

  809. I’d have have to say my favorite product would be this body wash I’m using from ella botanicals (anoint me) and I just discovered this shave cream (pacific shaving company) which has helped so much with shaving as I had such a hard time finding a natural shave cream that works. Everyday coconut from allafia also has some great affordable and safe products for everyone. Mixing essential oils for a natural fragrance works as well. Also hurraw lip balm and eco lips have given us no reason to continue using toxic lip balms and they are super affordable and high quality.
    Thank for all the great info everyone and great article kris.

  810. I love frankicense essential oil for my face! The aromatherapy is an added bonus.

  811. I use a lot of Tarte cosmetics

  812. My dry brush is where it’s at! Makes me feel electric

  813. I absolutely love essential oils and use them in mixing cleaning products and diffusing. I can’t even choose a favorite as there are so many uses and benefits…the list just goes on and on….

  814. I love baking soda! I mix it with water and use it as both a shampoo and a face wash- squeaky clean!

  815. I love Aveda hair products–I love their scent, the natural feel, and the fact that I can buy liter sizes so I don’t have to buy as many plastic bottles throughout the course of the year.

  816. I use Onurth serum for sensitive skin, I love it! it leaves my skin so soft.

  817. Kelly said on May 6, 2014

    I love to use coconut oil or almond oil on my body. I haven’t used regular lotion for years. I also love Annemarie Gianni skin care products, especially the clay mask. I need to try their new sunscreen lotion, I am using Elta MD now for sunscreen and a combination of GloMinerals and Bare Minerals for my makeup.

  818. Lisa said on May 6, 2014

    Pure essential oils by MZ Alchemist Oils are the purest. No marketing membership either!
    I love his Divine Feminine and Gum Tonic and Frankincense.
    Olive oil or coconut oil in the hair and on the body.

  819. I love Living Libations for my face and essential oils! I also use Dr Bronner’s and make my own chap stick and healing ointment.

  820. Becca said on May 6, 2014

    I love making my own products like deodorant, toothpaste, and lotions. I still have a lot to learn! Life is such an adventure!

  821. Emily said on May 6, 2014

    My favorite beauty product is the Honest Company’s lotion. I love that it’s light and not filled with chemicals like the lotions I used to use.

  822. erica said on May 6, 2014

    I infuse calendula in olive oil, and make a runny salve with beeswax and vitamin e – and then put that on my face overnight. So moisturizing:-) I also use a white clay, ground oatmeal facial mask once a week.

  823. Tracy said on May 6, 2014

    Coconut oil as moisturizer & The Rock deodorant.

  824. Sooz said on May 6, 2014

    I’ve been using Medicine Mama’s sweet bee magic skin cream! Love it! Cheers!

  825. My favourite is organic coconut oil. I use it to clean my teeth, as an eye-makeup remover, body moisturizer and deep conditioner for my hair. So good.

  826. I use and absolutely love Simply Divine Botanicals for all of my skin care needs… except the ones that I can satisfy using my own fun concoctions — deodorant and tooth powder so far. Black Velvet Cleanser is my fav! But feet treat and the body butters are awesome too. I’m interested to know how the two lines compare / contrast. Thoughts? I have such amazingly sensitive skin. I’ve used so many product lines thru the years and spent SO MUCH MONEY on them. I truly understand the value of using non-toxic home and body care products. I’ve been learning about them and purchasing them for a few years now. Before Simply Divine, I was embarrassed by the choices I found myself making for my face because my skin never responded well to anything I tried: toxic or non-toxic. I once spent $600 on a dermatologist’s recommended line once that was full of truly nasty nasty stuff… but I did it as a last ditch effort to see an end to my facial skin issues. Once I came back to my senses and tried Simply Divine, I was so happy, my skin was so VERY happy, AND I had a LOT more money in my pocket :) I tried AnneMarie’s products once just after I stared using Simply Divine. It was only for a few days, though, and LOVED the aroma that wafted from them. I liked the results (as much as anyone can actually like the results of a few days use), but my skin wasn’t wanting to switch, AGAIN. I can’t say that I liked her line more or less. At some point I should try them for a longer period of time, but I’m so happy with Simply Divine that I’m afraid to rock the boat.

  827. sarah said on May 6, 2014

    I’m a big fan of Naturopathica Lavender Balancing Mist – super relaxing and feels great after a long hot shower.

    http://www.naturopathica.com/skin_care/25-lavender_honey_balancing_mist

  828. My number one beauty product is coconut oil. I use it for everything, make up remover, moisturizer, cooking and for first aid for my kids. I can’t live without it.

  829. Big fan of the coconut honey mask from AnnMarie Gianni – you could eat it it’s so good! Makes your skin feel really soft too :)

  830. I have been using jojoba oil and I love it! it’s been great for my acne prone skin and it helps to balance out the oil levels as well! I use it as a cleanser and moisturizer all in one :)

  831. Erin said on May 6, 2014

    I love Living Libations and Brooklyn Herborium

  832. I use Organic hemp seed oil as moisturizer for my oily, acne-prone skin. It’s high in linoleic acid and rates a 0 on the comedogenicity scale. I also often use it as a mild cleanser in the mornings.

  833. At this time I don not use any organic skim products. But rally looking forward to hearing all about them. I really don’t wear much for make-up but ready to see what everyone is talking about! Oh wait I do use coconut oil in the shower!!!

  834. Kris, at your earlier suggestion, I have tried Annmarie’s products and love them! My favorite is the Anti-Aging Facial Oil. I’m 53 years old and have been exploring healthy skin products for several years. After going through chemo and radiation last year for breast cancer, I’m learning to really focus on myself and my health. I love the way this oil makes my face glow; the aroma is heavenly, and I feel so indulgent when I use it. :-) I have already signed up for your newsletter quite some time ago, and thank you so much for the information you share and your uplifting spirit.

  835. My favorite non-toxic natural beauty product is coconut oil!

  836. I use bubble and bee deodorant and face wash. Coconut oil for everything esp instead of KY. Dr Bronner’s for dish soap. Theieves for a cleaner.

  837. My sister-in-law gave me the tip to use Rosehip Oil to help with my acne scars and it really helps!

  838. Jenn said on May 6, 2014

    I love Annmarie’s products! I use the herb aloe cleanser paired with the ayurvedic scrub and my skin glows in the morning! And coconut oil was my best friend this past winter to help my skin endure the bitter cold.

  839. I’ve enjoyed a mineral shampoo and conditioner from Mindful Minerals.

  840. Debra said on May 6, 2014

    I’m really loving the juice beauty organic treatment oil and it smells so good too!

  841. Rob said on May 6, 2014

    my answer is……….WATER!!!!!!!!

  842. My go to natural products are Organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Witch Hazel. Although I’d thought the original cost was greater than I’d been expecting, in the long it run has been a tremendous cost saver. Cutting down to a minimum of products used makes the difference.

    The best result of using coconut oil, for me … though there are so many … is that it obliterated my scalp issues … no more rough, scaly scalp, no more dandruff and has done wonders for my hair.

  843. Grapeseed oil for facial moisturizer