Given I’m on a student budget, I generally avoid expensive body/beauty products. Sure, I’d love to use organic shampoo and all-natural face wash but frankly, they’re just too expensive. That being said, there are two products that I won’t skimp on. They’re pricier than their non-natural alternatives but I think they’re so worth it.
First up: sunscreen. It never really occurred to me that sunscreen might actually be harmful. I had always been taught it was smart to layer it on in order to avoid a very painful burn. And you can only imagine my excitement when two years ago Ian and I bought tons of spray sunscreen for dirt cheap. Little did I know it was dirt cheap for a reason. It’s junk and it’s not healthy.
I’ve recently switched to natural sunscreen and eventually, I hope to try to make my own using carrot seed oil (natural SPF 30!). The natural stuff is a bit harder to rub in but personally, I think it’s worth it.
If you’re curious to find out how your sunscreen rates check out the EWG site and type in the brand name.
Second up: deodorant without antiperspirant. A couple of my friends have made the switch and I’ve since been convinced it’s worth spending $6.99 on natural deodorant. I know there is some controversy about the research but I’ve heard one too many medical professional advocate not using antiperspirant to not take note.
What beauty and body products do you never skimp on?