Recently I’ve been on a quest for natural, safe, chemical free, zero waste beauty products, tall order I know! My face has been breaking out for the past few months, some of the worst acne I’ve ever had, and I had no idea why! In a desperate effort to clear it up I’ve been researching things that could cause breakouts and one of them was ingredients in toothpaste including fluoride and sodium lauryl sulfate. As I sat there and thought about the toxic ingredients in toothpaste, I thought about the other products I use that contain toxins. Our skin absorbs a lot more than people think, especially when we spread sunblock and lotion all over our entire body! I cut a lot of toxins out of my diet (going vegetarian) and out of my home (I only clean with baking soda, lemon and vinegar) but what about the chemicals within beauty products?! Hours into an internet search I was having a tough time finding both chemical free and zero waste products. Luckily, a brand made right here in Montana has everything I’ve been looking for!
Recherch’e Organics, founded by Hillari who is a master herbalist and holistic nutrition consultant, focuses on GMO free, parabin free, petroleum free products that have organic, C/A certified organic ingredients, fair trade bulk ingredients and essential oil based scents. In addition to being made here in my home state, she creates products that are natural, organic, healthy, and zero waste!
All of the lotion bottles are made with 50% post consumer content and the soap boxes with 70% post consumer content. The labels are made from stone paper which is a byproduct of gravel industry. What I love about the stone paper is that it’s:
• made without deforestation,
• without water consumption
• with acid or bleaching
• no toxic emissions to air or water
• low energy consumption
• 99.7% recyclable product
All the ribbon is made with earth safe dyes and BONUS: the packing peanuts are made from veggie starch.
I can’t decide between the rose water and silk spray and the coconut lemongrass as a favorite! The rose water and silk spray is great in the morning to set makeup. I use it throughout the day to keep my face hydrated and as a little energy boost. I love to take it on planes because they are be so dehydrating! I also have the lavender vanilla bean sea water toner that I use in the evening when I take off my makeup and right before bed to help me relax. Lavender is wonderful in assisting with falling asleep and the blue green algae and sea kelp help with inflammation which my acne filled face needs!
I have the mini version of the French pink clay facial bar, which is great because you can add it to your cart to try for the cheap price of $3.50. I love being able to try things before I buy them. The facial bar in unscented which is great if you have sensitive skin. Clay is gentle yet still able to pull dirt, make up and other toxins from the face.
The coconut lemongrass lotion is one of my favorites. I use it throughout the day at work. I work in healthcare and we have to wash our hands and use sanitizer too much. The lotion does a great job of hydrating without being too much. It is a little oily on your skin for a few moments after you use it but that’s a good thing. You don’t want lotion with alcohol that dissolves quickly and dehydrates your skin. The smell, coconut lemongrass, is wonderful. I will tell you that I am smell SNOB and I only have about 4 candles because of it. I hate overly sweet, I hate overwhelming… this lotion doesn’t smell too sweet or acidic. There is a touch of
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Recherch’e Organic was kind enough to give me product free of charge; however, all opinions and photos are my own and I will ALWAYS be honest.