The personal care industry is currently undergoing a revolution, with an array of beauty and personal products that are free of chemicals hitting the market. And with the holidays fast-approaching, now is an excellent time to share the gift of clean living with your friends and family by gifting them these good-for-you stocking stuffers.
Non-toxic Shampoo and Conditioner
Shampoos and conditioners are notorious for having all types of chemicals in their formulations, from sulphates to perfumes. Toxic effects can multiply with conditioners because they can be left on your head for a period of time. Non-toxic formulations are generally made of organic content without sulfates, parabens, or other artificial ingredients. But they still do a good job of cleaning hair while making it look soft and silky.
Because deodorants go directly on the skin, their toxic variations may cause rashes and other unpleasant skin reactions while actually staining your clothing. Their synthetics may also affect lymph glands, which are necessary to your immune system. Non-toxic deodorants do not cause these issues and leave no unpleasant residue on your skin or on fabrics. They may include such ingredients as baking soda, essential oils, mineral salts, arrowroot powder and coconut oil.
Non-toxic Bubble Bath
If a bubble bath leaves strange substances in a bathtub after the water has disappeared, just imagine what it’s doing to your skin. Bubble bath may contain parabens, formaldehyde and artificial fragrances. Non-toxic bubble baths dispense with these ingredients by substituting organics like calendula, tree extracts, aloe vera and vegetable oils. Read the online reviews of them before buying a bottle to make sure that they also produce large and long-lasting bubbles.
Non-Toxic Lip Balm
Many lip balms on the market contain chemicals that can be absorbed into the skin as well as inadvertently ingested. The synthetics in these products not only wreak havoc on the lips of the wearer but remain on the lips and skin of those they contact. Burt’s Bees is a good example of a non-toxic lip balm that contains ingredients you should look for in other lip balms: beeswax, vegetable oils and extracts from spices.
Bulk nuts, Popcorn and Trail Mix
Chocolate bars, candies, and other unhealthy snacks are typical holiday stocking stuffers that may be full of toxic ingredients, fats and sugars. Substituting such edibles for bulk nuts, popcorn, and trail mix is not only healthier due to their vitamins and minerals but may help dieters lose weight because of their lower calorie count.
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