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My Top 7 Fave Edible Beauty Products

 

How do you get your curly hair so smooth without using toxic ingredients?

How do you take your make-up off without conventional eye makeup remover?

And the questions go on and on and on.

Who knew looking out best could get so complicated? The thing is, it’s not. The cosmetic products industry, however,  has just driven us to think so- constantly reminding us about the pending fall out of our looks with threats of under eye circles, grey hair, wrinkles and other supposedly tragedies of life.

The first step to sweet natural beauty is of course to start with the inside and work our way out. With that being said, there are a few key edible beauty ingredients that I always have two of- one in my kitchen for cooking and one in my bathroom for my beauty needs.

In my forthcoming book, UnDiet, I actually have a whole chapter devoted to natural beauty where I quote Dr. Epstein who explains that our exposure to toxins in our cosmetics is likely a greater carcinogenic risk than the toxins in our food!

There are of course loads more to choose from but these top 7 are my fave go-to’s, they’re remarkable cheap to buy, very accessible and have loads and loads of amazing uses. In the video below, I share my fave products, different ways to use them on our body- as well as in our body.

If you like this video and think others would benefit- please share it! And in the comments below, share what your top edible beauty care product is, or perhaps what not so edible product you’re having a hard time parting ways with.

Keep in mind this little scary statistic: We are exposed to over 100 toxic ingredients in our beauty care products- before we even have breakfast! That is not okay and more so, incredibly easy to change.

xoxo

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23 responses to “My Top 7 Fave Edible Beauty Products”

  1. Candace says:

    Hi:) Great video! I use coconut a lot for cooking and on my face. For my scalp I use tea tree oil…but I’m not sure about cooking with it. Our worship team had a ladies spa night a couple of weeks ago. I wasn’t sure what kind of products they were going to have so I shoved by bottle of coconut oil in my purse! When it was spa time my friend had suprisingly brought all edible facial stuff she made herself, things she found on pinterest. At one point I wanted to lick my face. It was fun!

  2. Ami L says:

    Love this! Sharing it for sure. All must, must, must haves for me as well… I don’t even want to think about what I would do without coconut oil especially!!! Apple Cider Vinegar is also the ONLY thing that has ever helped with the itchy scalp I get every winter!

  3. celestial says:

    I love this because I have all these things already! even irish moss! yay!

  4. CK says:

    Thanks for this video! I am actually the one who emailed you the question about your haircare products, but I’m glad it went from being silly and a bit ridiculous to fun and informative ;) I think beauty rituals are important for women on many levels, so it’s nice to think about healthy ways to nurture ourselves, head to toe. :)

  5. Chris says:

    Two things I can’t live without and haven’t given up yet are styling paste and hairspray.

  6. Vaishali says:

    I have in a container coconut oil + jojoba oil + lavender essential oil, which I use as on my face as well as the rest of the body. It was fun watching the video with my 5 yr old son and he kept saying ‘yes, we have that at home’… except for Irish moss which i have run out off. Very informative as always. Thanks.

  7. Chelsea says:

    Hi, I get some itchy exzema on my hands in the winter… i use coconut oil but it doesn’t help the exzema. From your video, I think the irish moss would be good for me to try? But, how do you make the Irish Moss Gel/cream that you had in your video? Thanks!

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for the great video! I wanted to share one thing I have been doing lately. I’ve been making Kombucha tea. Every time I make a batch (1-2weeks) a new mother is born. If you don’t have infinite friends who want to jump on the Kombucha train you end up with a lot of extra mothers! The compost has seen a few but one day I decided to vitmix it. Any time I think of it I put the mush on my face. Looks gross but I think it’s doing some good.

  9. Hillary says:

    I use Living Libations’ seabuckthorn oil (http://www.livinglibations.com/body-care/grace-the-face/best-skin-ever-seabuckthorn.html) for so much! I use it on a coarse, damp facecloth as makeup remover/facewash; as facial moisturizer; on the tips of my hair after a shower (forget that perfumed ‘Moroccan’ Oil!) – then I work shea butter into my hair. LL’s oil is so so good! :-)

    What I can’t kick is undereye concealer. The skin under my eyes is chronically (read: all day, every day, my whole life) really dark, like almost navy/purple, and no natural product I’ve used has ever been up to the challenge.

  10. Laurel says:

    Great tips! I had already come up with the Vitamin C trick on my own, reasoning that using the powder fresh would be better than buying a commercial product, but I mix it with a serum from Juice Beauty – wondering now what ingredient I could use instead of that? Pretty sure Juice Beauty (which is probably better than most over the counter beauty products) is not edible so should I use irish moss gel?
    I hadn’t heard of using irish moss before so I will give that a try! I had a lot leftover from a raw cheesecake making experiment that is now resting in ice cube shaped chunks in my freezer.
    Thanks for the tips!

  11. Deb Young says:

    Hi
    I have just recently tried the all edible body butter. It is amazing. My hands were so dry the skin was starting to peel. After just a couple of days using the body butter they are soft and smooth. Really like it on my face too. And you just use such a small amount. It is great.

    I will definitely use the other ingredients you have talked about.
    Awesome
    Thanks so much
    Deb

  12. Carmen says:

    I love my raw shea butter on really dry skin (heels in particular, but all over in the winter). The smell is not great, but a few drops of lavender or geranium oil takes care of that.

    I use geramium oil to moisturize my face. My skin glows and it smells lovely.

    I made strong green tea, then used it cooled as a toner. The problem is you need to keep it in the fridge or it will start growing stuff! It’s very refreshing to use when I get home from work and want a quick freshen up, but not so convenient when I am getting ready in the morning it the bathroom upstairs. I need to try using diluted cider vinegar.

    Thanks for the great tips!

  13. Arlene says:

    Just stumbled on your website/Facebook page and LOVING IT!
    I use organic extra virgin olive oil as an eye makeup remover & coconut oil for night time moisturizer on my face…don’t forget your neck and décolleté!

  14. Holly says:

    Hi Meghan,

    I picked up some Artisana coconut oil, but it’s rough and gritty, even when warmed up in the palm of your hand, any tricks for using coconut oil as a moisturizer? I’m wondering if maybe I got a defective jar, as a neighbour has the Nutiva brand, and it completely turns to oil within moments of being in the palm of her hand. Tried warming it up in the microwave, and it did liquify, but when rubbing it onto skin quickly dries and turns flakey. What do you think?

    Thanks!!

  15. Holly says:

    Hi Meghan,

    Never mind my earlier question, turns out my sister purchased Coconut Butter, not oil! So that’s why it was so weird. :-)

    Holly

  16. Tiffany says:

    Thanks for the ideas! I love coconut oil so much. Today I put some in my smoothie, rubbed it on my dry hands and used it to clean crayon of my sons crib. I love how multipurpose it is!

  17. Out of Africa says:

    Thanks for Sharing such a nice Post .

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