UPDATE - 9/28/2015
Hey FB Friends! We have randomly selected the winner for Start Living Natural’s Fave 5 Giveaway. Congratulations to Shaliyah Williams!!
We’ll send you a private message on Facebook with instructions on how to claim your Fave 5 basket. Thank you all for entering. Please LIKE our page to be notified of upcoming giveaways.
I am super excited to announce the launch of StartLivingNatural.com and to share our Fave 5 products. All products highlighted on Start Living Natural (SLN) meet high standards of effectiveness and low toxicity. We have done the research so you don’t have to. Heard about the Environmental Working Groups’ Skin Deep Database? What about Good Guide Health Ratings? SLN uses these ratings to inform people about the safety of products we suggest.
Here at Start Living Natural we believe EVERYONE should know what ingredients and products are safe and which toxic ingredients to look out for. SLN’s Fave 5 products are a great way to support your journey to living healthier and becoming a more informed consumer. These products have been selected because I love them so much and want to share them with all of you!
To enter into SLN’s Fave 5 Giveaway (a $55+ value) all you have to do is Like this post on FaceBook.
To read terms and conditions for the giveaway click here
Here are the 5 products I know you are going to love!
SLN’s Fave 5
Klean Kanteen Water Bottle
Kicking your bottled water habit and switching to tap and a reusable bottle will save you money plus, it’s also better for the environment and your health. Klean Kanteen is an eco friendly stainless steel water bottle that will keep you hydrated and resting easy about your environmental impact. The extra wide opening is more than 2 inches in diameter and makes filling, pouring and cleaning the bottle easy. The slim design makes it fit in most cup holders. If you are interested in watching a great documentary on the bottled water industry click here to watch Tapped on youtube.
- BPA free and a member of the 1% for the Planet
- Compatible with most backcountry water filters
- Electropolished interior doesn’t retain or impart flavors
- Safe, durable, high quality materials- Made with 18/8 Food Grade Stainless Steel
- Dishwasher safe
- Lifetime Warranty
Naked Bee Hand & Body Lotion, Orange Blossom Honey
With over 10,000 toxic ingredients found in personal products in the US and the fact that our body absorbs 60% of the topical products we use directly into the bloodstream, are great reasons to start switching to less toxic alternatives. This is an amazing lotion! Contains paraben-free Hyaluronic Acid, which is a strong moisturizer that softens skin like you wont believe. Ingredients include Oganic Aloe, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Green + White Tea Extracts to protect skin from oxidative stress. The honey is antibacterial, moisturizing and nutritive for all skin types. Learn more about which ingredients to avoid when buying products for your body.
- No parabens, gluten, propylene glycol, mineral oil, lauryl or laureth sulfate
- No artificial colors and dyes, phthalate fragrances, or EDTA
- No animal testing
- Contains 70% Certified Organic ingredients
Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant – Lavender + Sage
Not all deodorants are good for you. There is growing concern about the health risks of using products with chemicals and parabens, especially aluminum on armpits. Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant is free of chemicals (aluminum, phthalates and parabens). Get ready for all day protection with this awesome smelling deodorant. The aroma of Ylang-Ylang + Calendula is sweet with delicate floral notes. This formula is soothing to the skin with enhanced antibacterial protection that will keep body odor at bay. This is an effective deodorant that lasts throughout the day and comes in a cool glass bottle that looks good in the bathroom. Win-Win! Learn more about which ingredients to avoid when buying products for your body.
- All natural
- Free of aluminum, phthalates, and parabens
- Cruelty Free Certified
Aubrey Organics – Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Shampoo
Even if you buy natural or organic hair products there could be harmful ingredients so it is important to know what to avoid. Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose shampoo is excellent and smells heavenly (lightly floral Honeysuckle scent). Made with Aubrey’s signature Rosa Mosqueta rose hip seed oil and a blend of ultra-hydrating botanicals, this moisture-enriched shampoo leaves dry, brittle hair soft and shiny. There are no harmful chemicals in this product so if you are new to natural shampoo this will be a different experience. Great product to make the change to! Learn more about which ingredients to avoid when buying products for your hair.
- USDA Certified Organic
- Certified Natural Cosmetic
- No Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Parabens or Petrochemicals
JASON Natural Cosmetics Powersmile Toothpaste, Peppermint
Any product that comes in contact with your skin, mouth, and lungs (via the air you breath) should pass the non-toxic test, which you can do by knowing what to look for on labels. This is our families favorite toothpaste. Peppermint oil leaves your mouth feeling fresh for a long time and the stain fighting ingredients including Bamboo Powder, Calcium Carbonate, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) and Silica, help whiten teeth and prevent tartar build-up. This toothpaste gets an A+ and is safe for kids and adults. Learn more about which ingredients to avoid when buying oral care products.
- No Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates
- No Preservatives, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Sweeteners
- No Propylene Glycol
- No Gluten
- Fluoride Free
SLN’s Take Home Message
Choosing to use non toxic products is the first step to reducing the amount of chemicals in your body so that you are healthy and able to fully enjoy the things that make you happy. Visit StartLivingNatural.com to find products that are safe and effective and to learn about certain lifestyle choices, or as I like to call them “healthstyle” choices, that can help reduce your chemical exposure as well as get your mind and body back to a natural state of balance and ease.