Here’s some of my favourite products. They’re natural. Not only do they work for me, but they also limit my exposure to toxins and at the same time reduce harm to the environment—benefiting the nature within and the nature around (what this site is about).
I‘ve shared these for general knowledge purposes rather than for health advice (my disclaimer).
Fresh lemon balm
I grow lemon balm so I can have the convenience of using it fresh. You can use it as a culinary herb—it has a citrusy flavour—but I find lemon balm is good for calming angst as well as an irritable tummy. There is a bunch of research supporting this—See my write up on the herb, lemon balm.
Black Chicken Axilla Deodorant Paste
It’s natural and it WORKS, even in hot humid weather!! I’ve tried many natural deodorants and this one has not failed me.
Axilla paste is a deodorant without the nasties. It neutralises odour and minimises wetness without the use of aluminium, alcohol, or harmful chemicals. And, after you apply it, it’s invisible. The 60g paste comes in a tin, which means you’re supporting a plastic-free initiative. Buy this at Biome.
Try it out in a sample size (15g), perfect for travel.
I swear by Thompson’s herbal supplement, one-a-day celery 5000 for eliminating my chronic arthritic pain.
For oil pulling, I’m now using virgin cold pressed coconut oil once a day. Oil pulling helps maintain healthy gums and teeth. In the past I’ve used virgin sesame seed oil, which gave similar benefits. See my article for benefits of oil pulling and how it works.
Natural facial sponge
The Konjac sponge with french red clay for dry skin is what I use for cleansing my face in the morning; and I luv it! Simply wet it and use. The water hydrates as the french clay goes to work.
Konjac is a vegetable root. Japan has used this natural fibre, aka Konnyoku, for over a century. The fibrous root is shaped into a round sponge for deep cleansing and exfoliating the skin to remove dead skin cells and promote a rejuvenated finish.
It’s perfect for sunburnt, irritated or otherwise sensitive skin. It’s ideal for mature skin as it works to help reduce fine lines and broken capillaries. The makers also claim it helps with rosacea.
Designed for dry, sensitive and or mature skin, it is naturally alkaline to balance the acidity of the skins impurities and oils.
My tried and tested products
The products I’ve listed above are what I’ve tried, tested, and found I benefit from. I can only vouch for myself and have mentioned them here for your interest.