One of my favorite affordable, non-toxic brands that’s easily accessible is Shea Moisture. I remember reviewing this brand when they were pretty new and wow, they have grown so much! I have really enjoyed using their various products over the years and I absolutely can not get enough of their body lotions and oils.
The Peace Rose Oil Complex not only smells incredible but the body wash, lotion, and oil are all gentle and hydrating, leaving skin velvety smooth. I am a huge fan of Rose scents done right- not too sweet or floral but a gentle fragrance that lingers just a little.
It is well known that the scent of roses helps inspire positive thoughts and relaxation as well as calms anxiety. Nothing like a little aromatherapy with your beauty products!
The Shea Moisture hair styling products are equally as wonderful as the body products. The Gel-Cream smells like roses, soothes frizzy hair, and gently tames curls. Its key ingredients include Camellia Leaf Extract, Date Palm Extract, and Peace Rose Oil Complex.
The Sensitive Skin Facial Cleansing Oil works well to remove makeup, sweat and dirt. I really like using cleansing oils to keep skin healthy and not stripped of natural oils. You can remove eye makeup with this too which is great for those like me who typically like to use one product to remove makeup and clean the face.
One of the Shea Moisture products I am using and loving is the Sacha Inchi Oil Rescue and Repair Shampoo, my dry frizzy hair responds very well to this one!
The website is nicely designed and easy to navigate, I had fun looking at the cosmetics which I didn’t even know existed! Vegan lip balm? Sign me up!
Lots of great items to view and as a person who loves non-toxic beauty, I appreciate that they are cruelty-free, use fair trade ingredients, don’t contain parabens, mineral oil, DEA, petroleum, or propylene.
Nubian Heritage is another brand always on my radar. I am obsessed, OBSESSED with their line of Patchouli and Buriti body care. The scent is amazing, not too perfumey or spicy or sweet.
Much like Shea Moisture, Nubian Heritage contains many non-toxic ingredients. Check it out:
For over 23 years, we’ve been proud to manufacture products without potentially harmful synthetic ingredients that may have an impact on our health and our environment. Nubian Heritage products do not contain Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates, Paraffin, Gluten, Propylene Glycol, DEA, Silicones, Mineral Oil, Petroleum, Triclosan, Synthetic Fragrance or Artificial Color. The brand is cruelty-free and doesn’t test on animals.
Their Raw Shea Butter Body Lotion is super soothing and hydrating without being greasy or oily. I use this after my shower, especially excellent after I shave my legs. Especially good for sensitive skin, non-irritating and contains Soy Milk, Frankincense and Myrrh.
Shea Butter is known to heal skin and help with dryness, itchy skin, rough patches, rashes and is rich in vitamin E and vitamin A. Its a powerhouse for skin in need of some TLC.
The Indian Hemp and Haitian Vetiver line has a lovely scent and is fantastic for dry skin too.
The scrub, pictured above, is so good for rough hands and feet. You can give yourself a great mani/pedi using this product which contains a blend of oils and butters, so it exfoliates and gives you some softening too. It feels so good to scrub hands with this!
The Indian Hemp and Haitian Vetiver Shea Butter is what you need after the scrub! My typical protocol is to take off all of my nail polish/toe nail polish, give hands and feet a good exfoliation with the scrub, then apply this and wear socks so my feet can soak up the moisturizing properties of the shea butter.
You will swear you just had a professional service because your hands and feet will be softer than cashmere!
You can find Nubian Heritage here.