Personal Care

10 ways to Green Your Personal Care

From deodorant to facial cleansers to mouthwash, your personal care arsenal often contains a slew of harmful chemicals that not only compromise human health but damage the environment as well. Stay beautiful without the ugly eco-side effects using these green alternatives.

  1. Choose natural bar soap

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    Opt for preservative-, detergent-, and animal byproduct-free soaps that rank high on both the clean and green scales.

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  2. Choose a natural face wash

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    Why wash away dirt and grime with synthetic chemicals? Choose a face wash made from skin- and earth-friendly ingredients.

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  3. Choose natural shampoo

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    Choose a shampoo that substitutes eco-unfriendly ingredients with natural extracts, oils, and essences. Even better, opt for one that's also cruelty-free and organic.

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  4. Choose natural hair dye

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    Chances are your hair dye contains polluting peroxides, ammonia, and other harmful chemicals. Color your hair green (not literally, of course) by using natural alternatives.

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  5. Choose natural nail polish

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    Going green when it comes to nail polish doesn’t necessarily mean painting your nails an unbecoming shade of emerald. Opt for a polish made with eco-friendly ingredients instead.

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  6. Choose a natural self-tanner

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    Using tan-in-a-can instead of the sun will save your skin. Take it up a notch and use a natural sunless tanner to keep unnecessary chemicals out of the environment and your body.

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  7. Choose crystal deodorant

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    Try this effective way to keep unwelcome odors at bay while avoiding the excessive packaging and harmful chemicals found in stick and spray deodorants.

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  8. Use a green toothbrush

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    Green toothbrushes will clean and buff your teeth just as well as conventional brushes, but with less waste and fewer resources used. That's something to smile about.

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  9. Use an eco-friendly razor

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    Disposable razors account for a significant pile of waste. The next time you say goodbye to stubble, say hello to an electric model, a razor with reusable/recycled parts, or a straight razor.

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  10. Use nontoxic, natural bug sprays

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    Choose nontoxic alternatives to chemical bug sprays that contain ingredients like DEET or permethrin.

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