|>> || I've been looking into this with some friends for almost a decade now, and we've come a long way. I'd be happy to share my preferred products with you. |
Tooth & Gums Essentials Toothpaste by the Dental Herb Company (located in Lancaster, NH, USA). I used to make my own toothpaste for years for me and close friends. We couldn't stand anything else after a while, but then I found this from a dentist I was trying out, and it was basically what I used to make, just better- no clumps, better oils and ingredients.
Ingredients: calcium carbonate (the stuff that makes up limestone, marble, pearls, and oyster shells), deionized water, vegetable glycerin, xylitol, peppermint essential oil, echinacea augustifolia extract, gotu kola extract, red thyme essential oil, lavender essential oil, cinnamon bark essential oil, eucalyptus globulus essential oil, aloe vera, plant saponins, sodium carrageenan, gum cellulose, and kaolin (cosmetic clay)
If you have any questions about the ingredients, feel free to ask.
Lemon And Sage Organic Deodorant (by Erbaviva, located in Northridge, CA, USA). This is stronger than any other truly natural deodorant. I work as a park ranger, and unless I'm really putting on some miles on the mountain bike, this won't need to be applied but once a day.
Ingredients: Alcohol, lemon peel essential oil, sage essential oil, tea tree leaf essential oil, pogostemon cablin (patchouli) essential oil.
Body Wash/Hand Wash
I just buy organic castille soap by the gallon and mix it in a smaller bottle with some water (50/50) and essential oils for fragrance. I prefer Mountain Rose Herbs' product personally.
Ingredients: Water, organic coconut oil, organic sunflower oil, organic castor oil, potassium hydroxide, citric acid, and rosemary extract (the potassium hydroxide is used to saponify fats, but it is removed during the saponification process)