While we’re big proponents of tackling lofty goals, some resolutions are easier than others. Hitting the gym every day? Showing gratitude 24/7? De-cluttering our lives? All respectable missions, but not always easy to adopt overnight. Why not ease into 2019 with smaller, more achievable life changes that are still good for you and the planet?
One of the easiest lifestyle changes you can make is the switch from chemical-heavy health and beauty products to clean, toxin-free ones. Today’s clean products are often just as effective and a lot less dangerous on our bodies and the environment than conventional drugstore goods. When it comes to the benefits, we are sold: fewer chemicals, fewer irritants, fewer side effects, less industrial waste, less waterway pollution.
To help get you started, we’ve assembled a few of our top toxin-free products in our new It’s Personal Kit, including a mini Coconut Deodorant, a Mini Coconut Charcoal Toothpaste, Coco Oil Pullers, and a premium Kopari toothbrush. But we also want to share why these personal care favorites are superior to conventional drugstore products. Ahead, we explain the benefits of ditching the old and embracing the new.
Why Choose Our Coconut Deodorant
Most deodorants and antiperspirants are chock full of nasty chemicals that dry out your skin, plug your pores and cause yellow stains. In fact, those embarrassing yellow stains are caused by aluminum—not your sweat.
Our award-winning Coconut Deodorant is made with zero aluminum, baking soda, phthalates or parabens—just hydrating, antibacterial coconut oil and a plant-based active that kills bacteria before it starts to stink. Its sweet coconut scent is light and yummy, but we also designed a fragrance-free formula for those with extra-sensitive pits. And don’t even begin to worry about white marks or yellow stains—our deo goes on clear and never pits out white shirts.
Why Choose Our Coconut Toothpaste
Our Coconut Charcoal Toothpaste uses a safe & smart naturally occurring mineral called hydroxyapatite. Hydroxyapatite fights cavities by penetrating tooth enamel and repairing small surface defects in our teeth. It also removes plaque and bad bacteria, whitens teeth, and reduces tooth sensitivity. Hydroxyapatite is a naturally occurring mineral found in our bodies, so it won’t cause toxicity or inflammation if swallowed.
To fight stains, we added activated charcoal, which grabs stain-causing debris before it can penetrate into enamel and cause discoloration. And because we firmly believe in the power of coconuts, we added antimicrobial coconut oil to help whiten teeth and neutralize odor-causing bacteria. Last but not least, we included naturally antiseptic peppermint oil to give your mouth that clean, minty-fresh tingle.
Why Choose Our Coco Oil Pullers
Rather than using a conventional mouthwash made with synthetic chemicals that can destroy your mouth’s natural microbiome or imbalance pH levels, we recommend oil pulling.
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic tradition that dates back 3,000 years and leverages coconut oil’s antibacterial and antimicrobial properties to remove bad bacteria in the mouth. Our pouches contain the perfect amount of organic coconut oil to whiten your teeth and neutralize the bad bacteria responsible for tooth decay and gum disease. Sure, it takes a few minutes each day, but you can swish while you shower, wash the dishes, or watch your favorite show.