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Natural Deodorant

Ditch the anti-perspirants and sweat baby sweat! Flush those toxins out of your body. Make sure to go aluminium, petrochemical and paraben free. 

Here are a few of my favourite deodorants that work. I've added a couple of others since my blog post "The danger of antiperspirants & natural deodorant alternatives that actually work".

A little side note...a zinc deficiency is a possible cuplrit for those with offensive body odour!!  

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Schmidt's Natural deodorant

Award-winning natural formula. Free of aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens & phthalates. No artificial fragrances. Offers long-lasting protection against odor and wetness. Jasmine Tea is my favourite. 

Price (approx)

Size

Other options

$14-20 NZ

75-92g

Numerous fragrance options - a few unisex. Stick & paste options.

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Weleda Spray Deodorant

Non-aerosol spray formula. Contains alcohol, water, and natural essential oils. Citrus is a refreshing fragrance that smells like a "gin and tonic"! Rose is a favourite & has loads of 5 star reviews. Sage is also popular. 

Price (approx)

Size

Other options

$21-25  NZ

100ml

50ml roll-on. 

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Black chicken axilla deodorant paste 

I'm not a fan of paste deodorants as I don't like getting my fingers dirty! However, I know so many who LOVE this product that I needed to add it to the list. It really works!

Price (approx)

Size

Other options

$24 NZ

75g

15g or Sample size. 

Sensitive option has less baking soda. 

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Nuud 

Another natural deodorant that works! You can be odour-free from 3 to 7 days with only one application!! It uses micro-silver to neutralize bacteria. No aluminium, no parabens, no propellants, no artificial fragrances, no chemicals, no alcohol. One tube is meant to last 6 weeks. Online ordering only but free shipping. 

Price (approx)

Size

Other options

$21 NZ

15ml

2 x 20ml tubes is approx $42 and should last 20 weeks on average.

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Natural Sunscreen

Avoid nasty chemical sunscreens and instead look to a natural mineral formula.  You'll also help the ocean life! Below you'll find a few of my favourites. 

Check out my blog "Your guide to toxin-free sunscreen" for more information and to discover the chemical ingredients you really need to avoid. 

 
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My Sunshine

Made in NZ. 97% Natural & 30% organic. No nasty ingredients. 2 hr Water Resistant. No whitening effect. Large 200ml size, lasts for ages. Certified AUS/NZ SPF 30. Ocean-Reef Safe. Vegan.

Price (approx)

Size

Other options

$50-60 NZ

200ml

50ml travel

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Solimara Truly Natural

SPF30 Sunscreen. 2 hr water resistant. Coral Reef Safe. NZ made. Independently Tested AS/NZ Standard 2604:2012

Price (approx)

Size

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$35-40  NZ

150ml

2 fragrance options - Golden Sands or White Marine

Also an 88ml size.

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Badger sunscreen range

Great for sensitive skin. Only 5 ingredients! SPF 30. Water and sweat resistant for at least 40 minutes of swimming or activity. Ocean & coral safe. Independently Tested FDA Standards. A little harder to apply than the others. 

Price (approx)

Size

Other options

$25 -30 NZ

87ml

Kids, Sport, Baby, Unscented

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Facial Cleansers

Looking for a good natural facial cleanser that doesn't strip your skin of moisture? Well these are a few of my favourites. Visit the blog article Natural Beauty Favourites for a Clear, Glowing Complexion for more information. 

 
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Doterra Facial Cleanser

I love this cleanser. It has a refreshing smell and I find it doesn't dry my skin out like many other cleansers. Plus I've checked the EWG database and there are no nasty high hazard ingredients. 

doTERRA's Facial Cleanser contains Melaleuca (Tea Tree) and Peppermint essential oils. These oils are known for their ability to cleanse and tone skin and support a healthy-looking complexion. Natural cleansers of Yucca Root Extract and Soapbark Extract gently wash away impurities leaving skin looking clean, fresh, and smooth.

Price (approx)

Size

$26 NZ with wholesale account ($35 RRP)

118ml

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Tailor Skincare Oil Cleanse

Formulated with antioxidant-rich, cold pressed New Zealand grown hazelnut oil and organic coconut oil, Tailor Oil Cleanse will leave your skin feeling clean, clear, fresh and balanced, without stripping the skin of its’ natural protective layer.

It feels odd to use oils to cleanse your skin, but it works. Winner of NZ Best in Beauty 2017.

Price (approx)

Size

$28-39  NZ

100ml

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Essano Rosehip Moisturising Creme Cleanser

99% Natural, produced sustainably & free from nasty chemicals.  This creme cleanser gently removes makeup, nourishes and replenishes moisture with certified organic Rosehip Oil, Aloe Vera, and Beeswax - Certified Organic by EcoCert.

Price (approx)

Size

$12 - 15 NZ

100ml

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Doterra Anti-Aging Moisturiser

dōTERRA's Anti-Ageing Moisturiser combines cutting edge ingredients with the essential oils of Lavender, Jasmine, Geranium and Frankincense to moisturise and soften skin while providing anti-ageing benefits. It contains ingredients that hydrate the skin, helping reduce the appearance of wrinkles. My skin always feels soft and supple using this moisturiser. 

Price (approx)

$55 Wholesale - $73 NZ RRP

Size

50 ml

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Salubelle Beauty Blend

An amazing blend of pure DoTERRA essential oils to reduce the signs of aging, address fine lines and reduce the appearance of blemishes. Nothing but pure essential oils of Frankincense, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Lavender, Myrrh, Helichrysum & Rose are contained in this roll-on bottle so I dilute with a carrier oil to minimise skin sensitivity and it lasts for ages. Just apply 1-2 drops under your mosturiser.  

Price (approx)

$107 Wholesale - $143 NZ RRP

Size

10 ml

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Doterra Yarrow|Pom Oil

This is a definite favourite, and my skin feels amazing after using it. A blend of Yarrow essential oil and cold-pressed Pomegranate seed oil, it helps to promote the look of young and healthy skin, and reduce the appearance of blemishes.  Just apply 1-2 drops to your face in the evening under your moisturiser. It's not cheap but does last.  It's also great for dry, aging hands. 

Price (approx)

$200

 Wholesale - $150 NZ RRP

Size

30 ml

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Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream

Before I started using doTERRA I was using Antipodes moisturisers. They also do a great night cream. 

This is a light but intensive facial day cream with botanical extracts that leave your skin feeling refreshed, healthy and alive.

Native New Zealand manuka honey has potent antibacterial properties to help keep skin clear and fresh. Meanwhile, rosehip’s high levels of Vitamin A and C and essential fatty acids help reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles.

Price (approx)

$47 NZ

Size

60 ml

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Natural Toothpastes
 
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Red Seal Natural SLS Free Toothpaste

Natural, mildly flavoured toothpaste free from sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), parabens, artificial sweeteners, and added fluoride.

Made in New Zealand from quality ingredients with calcium, zinc, magnesium and silica for cleaner, whiter, stronger teeth.

Price (approx)

Size

Other options

$4.90 NZ

110g

Kids, baking soda, herbal & more.

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DoTERRA On Guard Toothpaste

dōTERRA’s fluoride-free toothpaste provides the benefits of On Guard Protective Blend essential oils while cleansing teeth with gentle polishing agents. Your teeth feel so smooth after!!! It has a unique cinnamon-mint flavor with xylitol leaves for clean fresh breath. I honestly love this toothpaste.

Price (approx)

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$13 NZ (on wholesale account) $17 RRP

125g

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Pearl Bar Natural Whitening Toothpaste

This whitening toothpaste harnesses the health benefits of activated charcoal.

Featuring a snappy peppermint flavour and a bunch of other active ingredients like coconut oil, baking soda and bentonite clay, this toothpaste  claims to lift stains left by coffee, red wine, soy sauce and more in only a few uses. Although I haven't tried it yet, it has great reviews. 

Price (approx)

Size

Other options

$22.90 NZ

113g

35g sample size

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Natural Makeup
 
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Antipodes

This award-winning eco-conscious Kiwi brand supplies a range of certified organic, natural skincare and makeup products. Proudly made in New Zealand, Antipodes products boast natural formulas with pure plant fragrances inspired by New Zealand’s nature. I personally love their lipsticks, especially with names like West Coast Sunset and Queenstown Hot Chocolate!

Price (approx)

$10- 60 NZ

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Huge range

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Vapour Organic Beauty

Vapour's plant-powered formulas enhance + nurture your skin while offering high performance alternatives to conventional makeup.They are committed to ingredient purity, health and sustainability. 

I'm in love with their dewy, soft focus foundation. In NZ I purchase through nourishedlife.com.au

Price (approx)

$30-90 NZ

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Large range of natural beauty

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Ere Perez Natural Cosmetics

Another fabulous low-tox brand with natural skin care and cosmetics. I'm currently using their mascara and eye shadows. They are "beauty almost good enough to eat"!

Price (approx)

$30-90 NZ

Other options

Large range of natural beauty

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Aleph Beauty

Designed by a New Zealand makeup artist the Aleph range is highly recommended.  Sustainably packaged and toxin free. 100% cruelty-free, vegan, GMO-free and child labour-free. The range includes a concealer/foundation ($60), cheek/lip tint ($55), radiance ($50), serum primer ($69), prep/finish powder ($69) and vegan diffuser brush ($59). I have a number of their products and love them. The Foundation/Concealer was the 2019 Finalist for Best Natural Makeup in the NZ Best in Beauty Awards, and the winner of best makeup-face in the 2020 Best of Natural Awards. 

Price (approx)

$50-69 NZ

Options

6 products in the range

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Inika

This range is 100% naturally derived, 70-80% organic, certified vegan, and certified cruelty-free. Their concealer is a favourite of mine. This is an Australian Brand that you can easily order online at www.inikaorganic.com/nz.HealthPost also stock some of the range. 

Price (approx)

$30 - 70 NZ

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Large range. Also has skincare.

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Natural Bodywash / Scrub
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Essano Rosehip & Jasmine Daily Repair Body Wash

Soap-free, paraben-free, gentle cleansing formula. Leaves your skin feeling soft, refreshed and nourished with certified organic rosehip oil, active mountain botanicals and infused with the luxurious scent of jasmine and fig. Best of Natural Winner, dermatologically tested and affordable too. 

Price (approx)

$9 -10 NZ

Size

440ml

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doTERRA Spa Refreshing Body Wash

dōTERRA SPA Refreshing Body Wash is a natural, oil-infused body wash that provides a rich cleansing and aromatic spa experience. Bergamot essential oil purifies and soothes skin and provides an uplifting, yet grounding aroma. Grapefruit is cleansing to the skin and has an energizing scent that uplifts mood and Cedarwood essential oil promotes relaxation. My husband even likes this body wash and he is fussy!

doTERRA also have an exfoliating sugar scrub containing Grapefruit and Peppermint essential oils  which is divine.

Price (approx)

$20 NZ (wholesale) $27 RRP

Size

250ml

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Eco by Sonya Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub

Made from certified organic ingredients and infused with organic lemongrass and coconut oil the pink himalayan salt scrub simultaneously exfoliates and deeply hydrates the skin. I use it before applying a (natural) fake tan and it's fab!

Price (approx)

$37 NZ

Size

250ml

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Deep Steep Bubble Bath

This natural bubble bath actually creates plenty of bubbles! This decadent, fragrant bath, enriched with nourishing oils of Argan, Coconut and Shea Butter, leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and delicately scented. Grapefruit-Bergamot is delicious. So is Lavender-Chamomile, if you can get your hands on it. 

Price (approx)

$21 NZ

Size

503ml

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Natural Insect Repellent
 
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Tui Extreme Bug Spray

Avoiding DEET is super important when choosing an insect repellent. But, when going natural you still want it to be effective & long-lasting. Well, Tui Balm's Extreme Bug spray really works. The main active ingredient is derived from the leaves of the lemon eucalyptus tree: The only natural ingredient recommended by the Centre of Disease Control & Prevention.

Price (approx)

$18.50 - $33.50 NZ

Size

60 -150ml

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No Insects by Botanica

I've used this DEET-free insect repellent for years, and it really works! Just make sure the skin is completely covered in it.

It offers long lasting, reliable protection from insects even after swimming, perspiration or rain.

Combined with special plant oils rich in essential fatty acids, anti-oxidant Vitamin E and many other natural ingredients that enhance the skin's suppleness.

Price (approx)

$13.50 - $16.50 NZ

Size

50 -100ml roll-on & spray

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Perfume / Fragrance
 

The term “fragrance” on an ingredient list means the product contains a chemical cocktail that may consist of dozens of substances for which there is limited safety data. They are loaded with phthalates, harsh chemicals, chemically-laden alcohol and petrochemicals that can cause dryness, damage and irritation.

Perfume is probably one of the most toxic personal products on the market. We may smell nice but what damage is it doing to our health, inhaling and absorbing that chemical cocktail every single day? Plus we spray it right over our thyroid in our neck! Our energy, mood, bone health, heart, brain and digestive function all rely on the right levels of thyroid hormones. So maybe we should consider skipping the fragrance filled beauty products and changing to more natural options. Because is smelling nice really worth the risk?

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doTERRA Whisper Essential Oil Blend

"Regarded as the most precious flowers in the perfume and aromatherapy industries, Jasmine and Ylang Ylang's euphoric aromas combine with the warm and spicy scents of Patchouli, Vanilla, Cinnamon, and Cocoa to make this blend unmatched in complexity and aromatic influence".

It really does smell delicious! Only 100% pure essential oils are contained in this blend, and I find it lasts! Just pop a drop or two on your wrists and behind the ears. You'll get the added benefit of the calming properties of these essential oils.  

Price (approx)

$38NZ wholesale ($51 RRP)

Size

5ml

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Lavanila - the healthy fragrance - pure vanilla

It might be hard to get your hands on this one as it is popular. The beautiful vanilla scent lingers all day. Being free of any nasties is a bonus. 

Price (approx)

$90-100 NZ

Size

50ml

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