When I was thinking about making the switch from conventional beauty to clean beauty, I did not consider at first that some of my daily hygiene products might also need to be replaced. I had always accepted the toothpastes + deodorants at the drugstore as the standard, and did not even consider examining what goes into them. Isn’t it amazing how often we do that in life? We do not take the time to examine things for ourselves – we reach for the familiar or convenient, rather than a thoughtful choice.
‘The unexamined life is not worth living.’ – Socrates
A friend of mine gifted me with the Agent Nateur Deodorant for my birthday and I absolutely love it! She purchased it from a cute boutique in Charleston (I hope to visit on my Charleston trip this weekend!!). I had read about AN, but I was clinging very tightly to my conventional anti-perspirant/deo + I was nervous about making the switch to natural. This gift was the little encouragement that I needed and I am so happy to report that I LOVE this product!
I found the Dr. Bronner’s Toothpaste on a TJMaxx run and decided to give it a whirl. A non-foaming toothpaste was something to get used to, but ultimately I found that I did not need the foam and I am happy to use a product that isn’t relying on synthetics to help me feel more clean.
If you haven’t taken time in a while to examine your daily routine, I urge you to spend a few minutes today to think about what is simply habit and should be replaced with intentional, thoughtful choices.