Here at Cloud, we believe that how we treat our body is a huge factor in determining our overall health and happiness. Being a dance and fitness platform, obviously movement is our main goal in achieving wellness. By moving your body, you are signalling so many processes within you that will improve your health - both physically and mentally. However, wellness goes far beyond movement. What we put in and on our bodies plays a HUGE role in our longevity. We have so much control over our nutrition (you can check our blog for some awesome, wholesome recipes), as well as control over the beauty products we choose to use. This is why we think it is so important to choose clean and real beauty products.
When I think of “clean” products, I think of naturally derived ingredients that are kind to our body and to the planet. Products that put us more in harmony with ourselves and with the environment. These will help us to avoid allowing toxins into our body, and help to lessen the harmful impact we as a society have on good old Mother Earth.
Here is a list of some of our favourite clean products!
1. Method Body, Body Wash
Method is a certified B Corporation Brand - meaning that they are a company that prides themselves on creating an ethical brand, treating their employees respectfully, and prioritizing their environmental impact. Their products are made from naturally derived ingredients, free of parabens and phthalates, and their containers are made from recycled plastic. Go Method!
2. Routine, Natural Deodorant - Moon Sisters Deodorant Stick
Many conventional deodorants contain harmful ingredients that can actually disrupt our endocrine system, such as phthalates, fragrances, and aluminum. Choosing a natural deodorant can help keep you healthy and keep your armpits happy. After trying this exact deodorant, I will never switch back to conventional deodorant sticks again! Not only will you be doing your body a favour, but this stick is made from 100% recycled plastic and cardboard. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
3. Unravelled Handmade, Reusable Cotton Pads
These cotton pads are seriously the BEST. They can be used with coconut oil or your favourite makeup remover to gently remove makeup. Personally, I love using them with my face cleanser and they double as a gentle exfoliator. These cute little guys help reduce the amount of disposable cotton pads we go through, and can replace makeup/facial wipes that may contain harsh chemicals.
4. Earth Suds
Earth Suds is a sustainable brand that produces toiletries that have a mindful impact on the earth, and on our bodies. Their shampoo, conditioner and body wash tablets are waste-free and are vegan, cruelty-free, paraben and sulfate-free. Wow! They really have accomplished it all. I personally think these are the best for travelling or camping to reduce waste and take up way less space in your cargo.
Elate Cosmetics is a vegan and cruelty-free cosmetic brand, focusing on products that are good to our body and to the planet. 100% of their products are compostable or recyclable and 75% are plastic free! Their gorgeous products and packaging will make you feel good about yourself, and your footprint.
Did I mention that the last 4 brands are all Canadian companies? Method Body was started in Chicago, but we won't hold that against them.
These are just a few of our favourite products that cross-over between naturally derived products, and beauty products that help treat the planet with a bit more kindness. There are so many other ways to help reduce your waste beyond beauty products!
Cloud would love to hear more of YOUR favourites. Whether it's beauty products, or other simple ways to reduce waste. Tag us on Instagram @clouddancefit telling us your favourite naturally derived and environmentally friendly products! We can't wait to learn more. And remember - always reach for the clouds!