In my ongoing journey of bettering myself from the inside out, finding health conscious and toxic free beauty and skincare products are right up there on my list along with maintaining strong mental health, staying active, and ensuring the foods I eat are high quality and nutrient dense. The latter may seem obvious to most, but why beauty products? Really the answer to that question is rather similar to the quality of foods we consume. The products that we use are not only absorbed into the skin, but they are also inhaled and end up contaminating our bloodstream. And when there is an overload of toxins in the body due to chemicals in the air, food and household products, our kidneys end up working overtime and can’t filter as well as they’re supposed to. What is the result of all this? Health problems, fertility issues and hormone disruption. If you are interested in learning more about this from a female perspective I highly recommend the book Woman Code, by Alisa Vitti.