This morning I got to chat with someone special to me about some of the natural and organic skin care products (and make up) that I love. I’m passionate about a lot of things, and that’s one of ‘em! I’m also a lover of good sniffs. Hey, who isn’t? Healthier products that smell like yummy stuff? I’m in! WOOT!

Over quite a few years of trial-and-error, I’ve found some fantastic, chemical-free products that work.

Now, I’ll be completely honest when I tell you that I’m still not using 100% natural/organic for EVERYTHING, just yet. Not because I don’t want to. But as soon as I find organic products that work as well or better for me than their evil counterparts, I do switch for good. (:

Soooo I’ve FINALLY found a shower gel and deodorant that WORK without the chemicals. It does take a bit of time to detox all the chemical nastiness out of your, ahem, pits, but it’s worth the frustration. Trust me. If I can go through that time, so can you!

I use the organic, Orange Shower Gel by Bubble and Bee. Oh my gosh. It’s awesome. I’ve been using it for well over 5 years. It is light, smells delicious, and rinses completely. A little smidge goes a long way, lemme tell ya. I also use it as shaving gel. Works great and rinses off of the razor beautifully. – Recently I lagged on re-ordering. So I went to the store and grabbed – *gasp* – some Caress bath gel. WOW. I had no idea how thick, and plastic-like it was. I used to use that stuff all the time. But since switching to the Bubble and Bee shower gel, I can now see the difference. Besides the way the Caress felt like plastic, it also smelled very fake. (Of course, it has fake fragrance in it). It didn’t rinse very well, either. I’m happy to report that I’m now reunited with my Bubble and Bee Orange Shower Gel and we are very happy, thank you very much. (: OH, P.S. the shower gel doesn’t leave you smelling like an orange. Just clean! So you can use your fave lotions or perfumes with no issues. I should elaborate on some organic options for lotion and perfume too, in another post! Ha!

The deodorants I use are the happy result of much testing. I think I tried almost every version of the Bubble and Bee Pit Putty stick deodorant before I found the one that works best for me. Did you know that Bubble and Bee will help you in your quest for the right deodorant? (here is their guarantee: Yeah. If one type doesn’t work, they will replace with another. How cool is THAT? Now, be sure you order the type of scents you like, because they don’t refund or replace simply for not liking a smell. But hey, they all smell nice, so just choose your fave! I finally settled on the Orange Vanilla Pit Putty with baking soda. On a normal day, now, I don’t need to re-apply unless it’s super hot or I’m super nervous. The Pit Putty deodorant is sensitive to temperature, so if you don’t want to carry around a thermal bag and ice pack for it, there is an alternative for when re-applying is necessary. Red Pearl deodorant powder. Easy and effortless. LOVE it. I buy that from my absolute favorite online store There is an herbal-type scent called Fresh & Clean, and a lighter scent called Floral. I love the floral one. It doesn’t interfere with the other deodorant I use. I apply the powder directly over the top of the other one.

So if you have been considering switching to organic products but don’t want the frustration or expense of trial and error, I’m your girl. HA!

Guess what else, though? Natural Joy Beauty takes the challenge out of trial-and-error with samples available for purchase. How cool is that, right? I order online from them all the time. They are also opening a physical store soon, in Utah. I’m so stoked. I wanna go on a field trip. YAY!

Since this post has gotten rather long, I will elaborate on other products in a future post. (;

Have a happy & “sniffy” day!

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