I remember when I was younger CONSTANTLY having a puffy face, red itchy eyes, sneezing two hundred times before breakfast, especially funnily enough after I had a shower and constantly having itchy skin and breathing problems.
I wonder if the products I was using on a daily basis in my bathroom had anything to do with it? I always thought if things were allowed to be sold in our supermarkets that they would be totally safe, I didn’t even think to question in. But as I’ve done more and more research I’ve realised unfortunately that isn’t the case.
So many of the commercial products being used, especially in the cosmetic and household/personal care industry are causing serious health and environmental problems.
Many of these products are linked with disrupting the endocrine and hormonal system, can be extremely irritating to the skin, lungs and eyes, are putting a serious strain on our immune system and are being washed into our oceans.
Let’s also remember that a hot steaming shower/bath opens our pores, drives a high absorption rate of chemicals directly into our system and vapourising the chemicals in the products, inhaling them directly into your lungs.
Some of the top nasties to avoid are sodium lauryl sulphate (known carcinogen), synthetic fragrances (endocrine disrupting), parabens (hormone disrupting and mimics estrogen) and triclosan which contributes to antibiotic resistance.
As some of you know I love doTERRA essential oils to support my families physical and emotional health. But they also do a much larger range of household and personal care products which I use to help my bathroom be a low tox space for myself and my family! These are my favourites.
A super helpful database to search whether the ingredients in your products are harming your health is the EWG. You can search any ingredient or product here https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/#.W1pkJNgzZBw
On Guard Foaming Hand Wash
As mentioned above Gentle cleansers and emollients clean and soften hands throughout the day without drying or irritating sensitive skin. It is pH balanced to protect the delicate moisture barriers of the skin and infused with our On Guard Protective Blend to help protect from environmental threats.
Exfoliating Body Scrub
I seriously freaked out when we released this product it is SO AWESOME!!! Nothing has ever made my skin so baby soft and smooth.
It’s an indulgent body scrub that gently exfoliates and polishes skin with unrefined sugar cane, leaving a healthy looking natural glow. It’s infused with Wild Orange, Grapefruit and Ginger (smells absolutely DELICIOUS!!) Just don’t use this and go out and spend a day in the sun as citrus oils are photosensitive. This luxurious scrub provides a custom at-home spa experience that entices the senses, pampers the body, and warms the soul. Formulated with a rich blend of kukui, macadamia, and coconut oils, this scrub not only removes dead skin cells through exfoliation, but replaces vital hydration to keep skin looking smooth and soft.
It’s SO NICE and makes an amazing gift, I like to use it once a week.
On Guard Natural Cleansing Toothpaste
Most commercial toothpastes contain ALL the worst chemicals that I would rather not put directly in my mouth or use especially with young children who could swallow them. I want to avoid ingredients like SLS, fluoride, artificial flavours and sweeteners etc. Here is a great article explaining the dangers of these ingredients.
doTERRA’s fluoride-free Natural Cleansing Toothpaste combines the protective benefits of our On Guard blend of essential oils with other natural ingredients that help clean teeth, reduce plaque, and whiten teeth with gentle polishing agents. The blend of Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary essential oils provides an extra cleaning boost. Additional essential oils of Peppermint and Wintergreen, and the natural sweetener xylitol, give our toothpaste e a refreshingly unique cinnamon-mint flavour that leaves your breath—and toothbrush!—fresh and clean throughout the day.
Clove Essential Oil
Clove is a must have for any low tox, natural bathroom. Add it to a glass spray bottle with water and vinegar to naturally protect against mould, use around the plugs and spray in damp areas AND I like to add a drop to my toothbrush about once a week as it’s amazing for dental hygiene and freshens my toothbrush back up.
Salubelle Beauty Blend
Moisturising Bath Bar
Unlike regular soaps with harsh surfactants, this moisturising bath bar leaves skin feeling clean, smooth, and soft. From the first use, you’ll notice this bar is distinctly different from any bar or soap you’ve used before. It has a gentle foaming action that glides across the skin with ease, thoroughly cleansing while moisturising with jojoba seed oil, vegetable-derived glycerin, and aloe vera juice. The invigorating scent of Bergamot and Grapefruit essential oils is experienced continuously upon first opening the package and with each use.
If you prefer body wash we also have that! The doTERRA® SPA Refreshing Body Wash uses naturally derived ingredients to create an oil-infused body wash that provides a rich cleansing and aromatic spa experience. The invigorating scents of doTERRA Bergamot, Grapefruit and Cedarwood essential oils are refreshing and uplifting, making it an ideal body wash to start the day. Natural surfactants derived from coconut oil and essential fatty acids provide gentle yet thorough cleansing without irritating the skin like other harsh soaps and body washes. This gel cleanser provides a perfect foaming action that glides across the skin without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Formulated with only nature’s finest ingredients, the doTERRA SPA Refreshing Body Wash will leave your skin feeling clean, smooth, and fresh. The Body Wash is $22 wholesale and lasts ages.
Replenishing Body Butter
Seriously what home spa experience is complete without a quality body butter, this makes such a beautiful gift too! It’s infused with Frankincense, Douglas Fir and Wild Orange and the combination of shea and cocoa seed butters are known to deeply moisturise the skin, and Jojoba seed oil is quickly absorbed to keep your skin looking hydrated and feeling super silky smooth.
ClaryCalm Monthly Blend for Women
I honestly wish every woman in the world knew about the wonders of this incredible blend of Clary Sage, Lavender, Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Fennel, Carrot Seed, Palmarosa, and Vitex. It is LIFE CHANGING!! I use the week leading up to my bleed topically over my abdomen and pulse points and during as well. It is so soothing and helps me remain calm and not have a major rage freak out as many of us may be prone to at that time of the month.
One of my favourite ways to use it is to actually run a nice warm bath, remove the stopper and pour a little into my bath water. It is extremely calming, relaxing and soothing.
Epsom Salt & Essential Oil Soak
Instead of a synthetic filled bubble bath or bath bomb I love using pure epsom salts or magenisum flakes and adding my own blend of essential oils to bath water. One of my favourite combinations is a few drops of Geranium, Vetiver and Patchouli. This is such a grounding, calming and beautiful blend to soak in.
I also really like a few drops of Copaiba and Frankincense. Do you have a favourite combo?
Shampoo & Conditioner
doTERRA Salon Essentials Protecting Shampoo is a professional formula with an invigorating complex of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade®essential oils, gentle cleansers, and botanical ingredients that keep the hair looking clean and healthy. A unique combination of plant extracts, along with Wild Orange and Lime essential oils provide gentle lathering and cleansing to remove impurities collected on the hair and scalp. Light moisturisers leave hair salon soft, shiny, and touchable.
doTERRA Salon Essentials Smoothing Conditioner is a professional formula of conditioning emollients, botanical extracts, and naturally derived proteins that leave hair looking luminous and healthy. It also includes a proprietary blend of essential oils specifically selected to revitalise the appearance of your hair. Other naturally derived ingredients keep hair appearance looking strong and healthy. Nanotechnology smoothes hair and provides an antistatic effect that keeps hair shafts aligned during styling for a smooth, finished look.
- Botanical extracts provide hair colour maintenance and protection as well as lipids that support healthy-looking hair.
- doTERRA essential oil blend of Lavender, Peppermint, Marjoram, Cedarwood, Lavandin, Rosemary, Niaouli, and Eucalyptus helps keep the scalp looking clean and healthy.
You can buy them together for $39 Aud wholesale
OR grab the family size bottles which are almost 1L
Shampoo Family Size 946ml $67 Aud wholesale
Conditioner Family Size 946ml $74 Aud wholesale
Hand & Body Lotion
I love using essential oils to create my own aromatic anchors and natural fragrances, and I like diluting them so they go further and minimise skin sensitivity, I also get super dry skin especially in winter and when I travel so we love this Hand and Body Lotion. My partner Daryl is covered in tattoos so he uses this every single day to keep them looking good and adds a little of the Passion Inspiring Blend to the moisturiser as his favourite daily natural fragrance.
It is a light, non-greasy formula that contains jojoba and macadamia seed oils, murumuru and theobroma seed butters, and moisturising plant extracts. This lightweight lotion absorbs quickly to leave skin feeling silky soft and smooth. Ideal for both hands and body, this lotion pairs perfectly with essential oils, allowing you to create a personalised aromatic experience from head to toe.
You can buy this on its own or get it in a 3 pack!
Root to Tip Hair Serum
doTERRA Salon Essentials Root to Tip Serum is a salon professional formula infused with essential oils and nourishing lipids to promote smooth, shiny hair and a healthy-looking scalp. The carefully chosen CPTG essential oils of Lavender, Peppermint, Marjoram, Cedarwood, Lavandin, Rosemary, Niaouli, and Eucalyptus are known for their ability to rejuvenate the scalp while supporting the appearance of healthy hair. This powerful, lightweight serum provides extended moisture without weighing hair down or leaving an oily residue.
Rose Lotion & Hope Oil
doTERRA SPA Rose Hand Lotion is a light, alluring lotion with CPTG® Rose essential oil that promotes smooth, beautiful skin. This silky formula contains natural moisturizers and humectants that leave hands soft, supple, and nourished. Known for its skin-beneficial properties, Rose essential oil enhances this lotion with the authentic and uplifting aroma of rose petals.
As doTERRA’s most valuable essential oil, Rose makes this hand lotion unique in scent and benefits to the skin. But what makes it even more special is the purpose behind this product: the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation™. The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation is doTERRA International’s registered non-profit organisation committed to improving lives through partnering with organisations that offer hope to millions around the world. The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation seeks to bring healing and hope to the world, to make possible lives free of disease and poverty, and to ultimately empower impoverished communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant. The full $26 purchase price of the Rose Hand Lotion is donated to the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation.
doTERRA Hope Touch is a distinct essential oil blend combining the fresh scent of Bergamot with Ylang Ylang and Frankincense, then sweetened slightly with the warming aroma of Vanilla Bean Absolute. doTERRA Hope Touch can be applied to the neck, wrists, and pulse points to experience a refreshing scent throughout the day. Its inviting scent is only one thing that makes doTERRA Hope Touch truly unique. With each application of doTERRA Hope Touch, breathe in its uplifting scent while knowing your purchase is part of a bigger cause—to help rescue precious children throughout the world. With each purchase of doTERRA Hope Touch the full purchase price ($26) is donated to the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation which supports efforts fighting against sex-trafficking around the world.
These make AMAZING gifts, pure-fumes and are an incredible way to share and educate others about the difference doTERRA is making globally.
How to order
If you already have your doTERRA account login in and order away!
If you’d like to get one and are keen to not only experience the essential oils but to overhaul your household and personal care products I would recommend the Nature’s Solutions Kit.
Just head to www.mydoterra.com/getafreshstart and click JOIN & SAVE and follow the prompts to get set up (or contact the person that introduced you to oils). You can check out our different kit options here and our entire product guide here.
If you’d like help getting started just send me an email at email@example.com and we can have a chat about the best options for you.
More info on getting started here http://www.getafreshstart.com.au/shop-doterra/
Enjoy overhauling your bathroom, shifting your shopping and supporting farmers, growers and small business owners in Australia and globally + taking care of the environment and your family when you purchase these products.
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To your health and prosperity,