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A Few Of Our Favorite “Clean” Personal Care Buys

What's on rotation: Brain Dust, Charcoal Cleansers, French Girl Organics & More
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The Best Clean Beauty Buys including Moon Juice Beauty Dust, Davids Toothpaste Charcoal Cleansers & more via Waiting on Martha

I’m unabashedly obsessed with trying new beauty and personal care products.  And if you’ve been reading the blog and following along, you’ll know that the shift towards clean, nontoxic finds is a primary focus for me. 

Simply put: I want to feel good about the products and ingredients I’m using, the products I’m ingesting, hello, Moon Juice dusts, and the products I’m applying and using every day.  Products like charcoal cleansers, all natural toothpaste that actually works,  and candles that that have intoxicating scents but not toxic fumes.  

And you’ll notice those feelings are spreading to every area of WOM.  For example, we recently welcomed French Girl Organics to the Shoppe; this amazing all natural and vegan brand has gained a cult-like following and can be spotted in Vogue, Goop and the like.  It’s THAT good.

There are a lot of products out there, but the fun part is that I’m constantly discovering new-to-me brands and lines that are proving themselves as contenders (and mainstays) in my daily routine.  So naturally, when I find good ones, I’m here gushing about them to you!  I’m sharing more than a dozen goodies worth buying in the breakdown below; check them out and let me know if you’ve become obsessed with any just like I have.  And of course, leave a comment with any other finds I should add to my list.  Truly, MKR

P.S. Find other clean beauty roundups here and here

P.P.S. We’re welcoming FGO (French Girl Organics) to Waiting On Martha Home with FREE SHIPPING and a FREE mini Rose Lip Scrub with and $50 FGO purchase.  Just enter code FRENCHGIRL at checkout. xo

Petal Candle

Boy Smells, $32

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Petal, a hyper floral concoction by Boy Smells is a must-have; think notes of tree flowers, rose sage and patchouli.  

Why WOM loves it:
Like the rest of Boy Smells’ collection, this candle is safer than your common toxic candle culprits.  The coconut and beeswax blend is poured in a glossy black glass tumbler (which we love to corral makeup brushes later!). It also comes ready-to-gift in a blush pink carton.  

 

 

Premium Natural Toothpaste

Davids, $7.95

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Made in California, this sustainable natural toothpaste safely whitens teeth, removes plaque and freshens breath. Safe, yet effective ingredients include: baking soda, birch xylitol and premium mint oil.

Why WOM loves it:
Toothpaste is a no-brainer when giving your personal care routine a makeover; it’s easy to swap for a nontoxic alternative like this one. It’s fluoride-free, tastes great, and is creamy and non-gritty.  David’s also uses 98% USA ingredients (read: supports our economy with US jobs!). 

Brain Dust

Moon Juice, $35

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This edible “enlightener” has been alchemized to align you with the mighty cosmic flow for great achievement.  It’s used to support superior states of mental clarity, increased memory and better ability to handle stress. It’s great to add to nut milk, coffee, tea, hot or cold water, and can easily blend into a smoothie. Ingredients include: Astragalus, Shilajit, Maca, Lion’s Mane, Rhodiola, Ginkgo and organic Stevia.  If  you don’t take our word for it, take the masses.  Brain Dust is the most highly reviewed & loved of all the dusts.  I’ve been using it for about a week and swear my brain fog is already better!

Why WOM loves it:
We think of this as a true “healing force” made of of raw vegetables, fruits, petals, herbs, roots, nuts, and seaweeds that helps as a daily nourishment to our busy, busy minds.  Something to keep in mind though, out of all the dusts this one might taste the worst on its own.  I’ve read that some people can handle it in their coffee, but I’ve found the only way to mask the taste is in my morning smoothie.

Power Dust

Moon Juice, $35

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Power Dust has been alchemized to support you for peak performance, strong stamina and longevity, while aiding in healthy recovery. This ingestible helps regulate your body’s energy, metabolic function and helps you withstand stress and injury.  It’s great to add to nut milk, coffee, tea, hot or cold water, and can easily blend into a smoothie. Ingredients include: organic Astragalus, Ginseng, organic Eleuthero, organic Schisandra, Rhodiola and organic Stevia.

Why WOM loves it:
It’s a great addition to our healthy living routines, and it works to relieve stress, boost metabolism, tame inflammation and so much more. 

 

Dream Dust

Moon Juice, $35

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If you’re like me then you have the hardest time falling a sleep.  Well I’ve got your solution…Dream Dust, a soothing edible “nightcap” that’s been alchemized to lull you into deep, restorative sleep.  It’s great to add to nut milk, coffee, tea, hot or cold water, and can easily blend into a smoothie. Ingredients include: Zizyphus, organic Schisandra, organic Chamomile, Polygala and organic Stevia. 

Why WOM loves it:
It’s an organic and wild crafted sleep aid, using calming herbs that work gently and effectively. And I promise, it works!

Lumiere Body Oil - Bronzing

French Girl Organics, $40-$60

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French Girl Organics brings us a luxurious bronzing body oil that’s infused with a lightweight blend of nourishing oils, mineral oxides and pigments to moisturize the skin while leaving a subtle, sun-kissed glow. 

Why WOM loves it:
It’s a safe, nontoxic way to get a mid-summer glow any time of the year. The subtle shimmer and lovely scent (jasmine/neroli) is just enough, too,.  Its bottle also happens to be gorgeous; we don’t mind looking at it on our countertops!

Tea Tree & Pumpkin Seed Deodorant

Way of Will, $16

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A safe, nontoxic deodorant (that ACTUALLY WORKS) made up of coconut oil, shea butter and kaolin clay helps absorb sweat and keep the underarm dry and comfortable. Additional ingredients include: tea tree oil (has powerful antibacterial properties to benefit your skin and is an effective all natural deodorizer) and pumpkin seed (helps reduce redness and itching). 

Why WOM loves it:
We’re always on the search for a natural deodorant that really works, and doesn’t make us smell funky…and this one is one of them. It’s free of aluminum compounds, parabens and artificial coloring agents, too.  

Volition Beauty Detoxifying Silt Gelee Mask

Volition Beauty, $54

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This mask works to rebalance skin and draw out impurities, while infusing it with major moisture. The gelée offers the moisture rich consistency, while the black silt brings a cooling, fresh and supple feeling to your skin.

Why WOM loves it: 
I bought this mask when I read on Byrdie Beauty how it was one of the most amazing masks on the market.  And while I’m not sure it’s the most amazing mask I’ve ever used, it is in my weekly rotation and makes my face as soft as a baby’s bottoms. It’s remarkable how moisturizing, yet brightening its effects on the skin are. 

Rose Lip Polish

French Girl Organics, $15

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Say hello to French Girl Organic’s invigorating rose & mint infused sugar scrub.  It’s formulated with nourishing butters to gently remove dry skin, smooth out rough patches and leave lips supple and moisturized. 

Why WOM loves it: 
The polish’s rose/mint scent is utterly divine, and it does the trick when we’re looking to give our lips some much needed TLC all year ’round. It’s also very gentle where other lip scrubs we’ve found to be on the rougher side, so great for sensitive skin!

Under Eye Oil

French Girl Organics, $34

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A gentle, anti-aging oil blend rich in skin-supporting fatty acids and essential oils to ease under-eye inflammation and eliminate fine lines.

Why WOM loves it:
It’s a super gentle product that easily fits into our nighttime routine.  And the gang’s all here with this one: rose hip oil, argan oil, rose geranium oil, evening primrose oil and more.  

Activated Charcoal Face Wash

Luxe Apothecary

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This deep cleansing, detoxifying cleanser is perfect for blemished and acne-prone skin. It’s easily application, subtle and lovely scent, and nice price point make it a team favorite. 

Why WOM loves it:
It’s effective, yet super gentle, too.  The line is also hand-crafted here in Atlanta, and the company helps provide provide soapmaking skills and business training to women in developing nations by donating a portion of each sale to the Lovin’ Soap Project. 

Cafe Noir Polish

French Girl Organics, $38

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This one’s a super moisturizing coffee scrub that’s been formulated with coconut oil, vanilla bean seeds and natural cane sugar to tone and firm the skin.

Why WOM loves it:
It smells like heaven, and exfoliates and moisturizes all in one.  

Lumiere Body Oil

French Girl Organics, $36-$58

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French Girl Organic’s luxurious body oil is formulated with a lightweight blend of nourishing oils and botanical resins to leave skin supple and glowing. Available in 2 scents: Jasmine/Neroli and Rose/Ylang.

Why WOM loves it: 
It’s entirely vegan and organic, and offers a subtle scent and glow after massaging into the skin. It also works wonderfully with a few drops in the bathtub for a nice, long soak! 

'Replica' Jazz Club

Maison Margiela

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A perfectly masculine-yet-feminine scent, Replica Jazz Club is a cult favorite for a reason.  Top notes include: pink pepper, primofiore lemon and neroli oil, with a middle of rum absolute, clary sage oil, java vetiver oil. Lastly, the base hints at tobacco leaf absolute, vanilla bean and styrax resin.

Why WOM loves it: 
It’s a woodsy and earthy scent that’s intriguing and refined. 

Cleansing Wash

French Girl Organics, $18

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This is another French Girl Organics gem; it’s a creamy, non-foaming face and body wash formulated with activated charcoal, green tea extract and soothing aloe and jojoba oil that gently detoxifies and balances the skin.

Why WOM loves it: 
It double as a make-up remover and cleanser, and has 100% plant ingredients that are 100% vegan friendly.  Plus the price point is pretty great!

Hair Revive Oil

French Girl Organics, $38

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This argan-based hair oil infused with the scent of Moroccan rose is a must-try.  It delivers instant shine and deep moisture for long-term hair repair.  I use this at least two times a week, and a little goes a long way with this oil

Why WOM loves it: 
We’re always on the hunt for a hair oil that gives our strands a little TLC. It’s great to apply to towel-dried hair, and works like a charm if you use it as a hot oil treatment, too.  

Volumizing Mascara

Smith & Cult, $28

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A paraben & fragrance free non-toxic mascara with an innovatively-engineered silicone applicator brush that provides each lash with an even dose of creamy, buildable formula to amplify volume and length without caking, crumbling or flaking.

Why WOM loves it:

It lengthens, it doesn’t flake, and it’s free of many major toxins and harsh chemicals you’ll find in many other top mascara brands.  A better question would be, what’s not to like?

Pillow Pie Nail Lacquer

Smith & Cult, $18

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Over the past year I’ve become addicted to all things Smith & Cult.  The colors are GORGEOUS, and it’s free of all the bad stuff (ie. chemicals).  It’s custom-tailored to provide high-performance color and Pillow Pie is my new go-to light pink.

Why WOM loves it:

We’ve tested a lot of nail polishes over the years, and Smith & Cult is simply the best.  Plus it’s free of all your typical nail polish chemicals: Dibutyl phthalate-free; toluene-free; formaldehyde-free; formaldehyde resin-free; camphor-free; ethyl tosylamide-free; xylene-free; triphenyl phosphate-free.  And if you needed another reason, it’s all made right here in the USA.

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Photography, Rustic White for Waiting on Martha

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