We know it is extremely beneficial to detox from the inside out, but what about from the outside in? Here are three easy swaps to upgrade your most used products and get you started on a home detox without the guesswork.
The best part? All three are available at Whole Foods.
Laundry Detergent – Why should you switch?
Almost all big brand laundry detergents contain pollutants, harsh chemicals, and artificial preservatives that are slow to biodegrade and toxic to aquatic life. The most widely used stain remover, Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate (LAS), releases benzene which the American Cancer Society lists as a known cause of cancer.
Ditch the Tide and try: GrabGreen 3-in-1 Fragrance Free Laundry Detergent ($7.19)
Shampoo – Why should you switch?
If you translate the lengthy ingredient list on the back of your bottle you will uncover harsh detergents, foaming agents, skin conditioners, and fragrances. Most of these ingredients are known skin irritants while others interfere with the body’s natural endocrine systems. Bonus: Acure’s shampoo really delivers on the promise of the ever-elusive volume.
Ditch the Pantene and try: Acure Organics, Vivacious Volume Shampoo ($6.19)
Deodorant – Why should you switch?
Let’s get one thing straight, sweating is an essential bodily function designed to eliminate toxins. The active ingredient in antiperspirant deodorants, aluminum, stops your pores from sweating entirely, keeps toxins in, and trains your body to overproduce sweat when not treated with it. When switching to a healthy deodorant, don’t be fooled, your body will need a week to adjust down from hyperactivity and produce less sweat.
Ditch the Dove and try: Lavanila Healthy Deodorant ($11.99)