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10 all-natural beauty products

Pregnancy and new parenthood is often the push women need to make the switch to all-natural. Free of synthetic chemicals, these ‘green’ beauty products will help you look (and feel) good both inside and out.

By Simone Olivero

10 all-natural beauty products

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Hair bar

Made from French green clay, which acts like a sponge to absorb oils, toxins and impurities from your scalp, this shampooing and conditioning bar is perfect for using in the bath—you’ve earned a bath! Made with matcha green tea, it claims to stimulate the scalp and bring fresh blood to damaged skin cells thus promoting growth and overall hair health. The Stimulator Shampoo + Conditioner, $35, unwrappedlife.com

tray with two bars of soapPhoto: Unwrapped Life

Shampoo

Nourishing and cleansing, this all-natural shampoo is infused with lavender oil to give hair volume and bounce. Unlike many all-natural shampoos, this one has foaming action and will leave your hair feeling clean without any residue. Natural Volumizing Lavender Shampoo, $16, joyoushealth.com

close-up shot of shampoo bottlePhoto: Joyous Health

Scalp balm

Free of parabens, sulphates, phthalates, palm oil, gluten, fragrance and colour, this powerful salve is said to nourish the scalp, add vitality to hair and repair irritated skin. Believe Hair & Skin Balm, $29, world.ca

product shot of hair balmPhoto: World

Facial roller

Skip all the anti-wrinkle products and get yourself a jade roller. This dual-action facial roller features a smooth, polished end and a textured, studded end crafted from Xiuyan Jade. Use this while binging on Netflix to roll away fine lines and wrinkles while naturally cooling the skin, easing muscle tension and reducing the appearance of puffiness and under-eye bags. Dual-Action Jade Facial Roller, $44, provinceapothecary.ca

image of jade roller next to a rosePhoto: Province Apothecary

Oil Cleanser

Moringa, rose and coconut oil are combined to help lift dirt, makeup and any other grime your kid decides to smear on your face—and it claims that it won't dry out your skin! Two pumps of this will leave faces feeling clean and refreshed after a long day. Sahajan Essential Ayurvedic Blend Oil Cleanser, $48, theshoppingchannel.com

bottle of essential oil cleanserPhoto: Sahajan

Concealer

If you’re going to make the switch to natural makeup RMS Beauty is your new best friend. This concealer can double as a light foundation and is formulated with coconut oil and beeswax so it won’t dry out your skin. RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up, $45, thedetoxmarket.ca

close-up shot of concealer tubPhoto: RMS Beauty

Lipstick

Lipstick, especially red lipstick, can be concerning for many new moms because of reports that some products contain trace amounts of lead. These tinted lip conditioners allow you to pucker up worry-free with organic and natural ingredients like coco butter, olive fruit and vitamin E. Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner, $36, sephora.com

close-up shot of dark red lipstickPhoto: Ilia

Moisturizer

This pure coconut oil can be used on the skin as a moisturizer or as a restorative hair mask before shampooing. Naturally farmed in India, this oil is made from the highest quality coconuts and goes from tree to jar without the use of chemicals. Virgin Coconut Oil, $45, earth-luxe.ca

large tub of coconut oilPhoto: Earth Luxe

Deodorant

When it comes to picking a deodorant that doesn’t make you stinky (but also doesn’t contain a boat load of chemicals), the struggle is real. This all-natural roll-on claims to be the liquid equivalent of the famous crystal and contains lavender and bergamot to help fight bacteria-induced funkiness. Liquid Crystal Deodorant, $10, rockymountainsoap.com

product shot of natural deodorantPhoto: Rocky Mountain Soap Co.

Miracle balm


Multi-tasking becomes even more important once you’re a parent. This ‘miracle’ stick claims to relieve sunburn, windburn, cracked heels, rashes, eczema, minor cuts and mosquito bites—and you can us it as a cuticle cream! What more could you ask for? Primary ingredients include organic sea berry and coconut oils. Sibu Miracle Stick Healing Balm, $20, sibu.com

product shot of miracle stickPhoto: Sibu

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