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Live the Low-Tox Life



Low-tox is leading the way in the healthy, beauty and wellness space.


Love the sound of it but not sure what low- tox means?

Let us explain ...


Living a low-tox life is all about making conscious informed choices to reduce your exposure to harmful toxins and benefit your own health and environment.


So, how might you embrace a more low-tox lifestyle ?

It's a similar approach to forming healthy habits in life ...

You make one small step at a time towards a bigger goal or change.



Here are our top 10 simple low- tox swaps for a clean beauty routine:

1. Deodorant

Have you ever seen "aluminum salt" on the ingredients list and it just doesn't sit right?


Aluminum salts (or aluminum chloride, aluminum zirconium or aluminum hydroxy bromide) are commonly used to seal sweat glands, prevent moisture and can disrupt the body's blood and lymphatic system.


Swap for: Eco by Sonya DriveLemongrass Natural Deodorant


A super effective clean, all natural deodorant paste with Lemongrass, Lime and Native Lemon.



2. Cleanser

Many cleansers on the market are made using a foaming agent known as Ethanolamines which can cause sensitivity and irritation in the skin.


Swap for: Eco by Sonya Driver Super Citrus Cleanser


An extraordinary Super blend of Certified Organic Aloe, Lemongrass & Caviar Lime to deeply cleanse and help regenerate the skin for a smoother and more even complexion.




3. Toner

A refreshing spritz of toner is not only beneficial for your skin, but it's often heavily scented and while beautiful scents are not always skin safe.


Try to avoid scents like synthetic cinnamon (cinnamal or cinnamaldehyde), synthetic vanilla (isoeugenol), synthetic citrus (limonene) and synthetic lavender (linalool).


Swap for: Eco by Sonya Driver Super Fruit Toner

Amulti-active vitamin booster mist to help clear, brighten & hydrate to promote healthy smooth skin.





4. Moisturiser

It doesn't take an expert to know that our skin is the pathway to our vital organs, bloodstream and lymphatic systems so it’s so important to only moisturize with a safe, toxin free alternative.


Swap For: Eco by Sonya Driver

Super Fruit Hydrator

It’s Non-comedogenic, won’t block your pores, intensely moisturising, incredibly light and nourishes the skin at a cellular level.




OR

Eco by Sonya Driver Coconut Body Milk

Coconut Body Milk provides instant relief to dehydrated skin and promotes the appearance of smooth, healthy and younger looking skin.


Certified organic aloe vera soothes the skin, while a luxurious blend of coconut and avocado delivers long lasting nourishment and hydration.






5. Sunscreen

Chemical Filters are found many sunscreens and often contain active ingredients oxybenzone, avobenzone, homosalate and octinoxate, all of which can lead to skin irritation, hormonal disruption and improper sun protection.


Swap for: Eco by Sonya Natural Sunscreen

Zinc based Natural Sunscreen rubs in clearly and easily, is untinted, and suitable for both face and body.






6. Make Up

There’s some serious nasties lurking in your favourite makeup products.

Lead, parabens and talc are all common ingredients in everything from lipstick to blush and setting powder.


Swap for: Eco by Sonya Driver

Makeup Range

Makeup essentials made from the highest quality natural ingredients, wrapped up in planet-loving packaging.





OR

Swap For: Pelactiv Mineral Face Powder

Leave your complexion with an illuminating flawless finish all day long.


Pelactiv Mineral Face Powder formulas are chemical-free and 100% Australian made


Lightweight and gentle on skin, they contain SPF 15 to protect the skin from harmful UV rays while minimising soft lines and wrinkles.





7. Make Up Brushes

Unlike makeup brushes made from animal fur, vegan brushes keep their shape better, are easier to clean, actively repel dirt and bacteria.


Swap for: Eco by Sonya Driver

Vegan Brush Collection

Luxury 12 piece Vegan brush collection in a velvet roll perfect for travel and lets face it, no one ever said “I have enough brushes”.





8. Makeup Wipes

While oftentimes convenient, makeup wipes not only strip and dehydrate your skin, but also contain high levels of alcohol, harsh chemicals like sodium lauryl sulfate that causes skin irritation and sensitivity and synthetic fibres that aren't biodegradable.


Swap for: Daily Concepts Reusable Rounds

Cut down on cotton waste and remove your makeup with ease.




9. Shampoo

Many haircare products are full of endocrine disruptors which can disrupt the body’s hormones and lead to health problems like reproductive disorders, thyroid disease, asthma, and cancers.


Swap for: Ethique Shampoo

shampoo that is equivalent to three bottles of salon-quality goodness that lathers like a normal shampoo and free from sulfates, silicones and alcohols.





10. Perfumes

We all love our perfumes, but did you know that harmful hormone disrupting ingredients may be hiding in your signature fragrance?


Many perfumes on the market contain parabins, synthetic fragrances (like musk) and phthalates, ingredients in which are proven endocrine disruptors that may lead to reproductive disorders, thyroid disease, asthma, and cancers.


Swap for: Signature SLL Ritual Aura Mists

Made with all organic ingredients, free of nasties, each fragrance blend is designed to uplift and naturally enhance your scent.


Choose from Happiness, Manifest and Protection.




We've no doubt given you plenty to think about when it comes to embracing the low-tox life, but remember, do your research and make small, maintainable changes.


You won't look back (and your body will love you for it)!


Want to find out more?

Check out our in-clinic library, we have plenty of books on internal and external health, wellness and balance.


Lots of Love,

The Self Love Lounge Team xx

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