Brands I Recommend

As I do more research and learn more about ingredients I am updating the list of brands I would personally recommend and that I would feel safe using. Some brands have been removed from my list and some brands have been marked with an *. (see bottom of page for more info about these brands).

Green washing is also a big issue, making it more difficult to find clean & all natural products. Don’t just jump on a brand that has “all natural”, “organic”, etc., on their products, do your research. Look up the ingredients, research the brand and their values. Don’t be afraid to contact them directly and ask them about their ingredients. If they are a quality brand, they will tell you the truth.

Anywho, on to the brands I DO recommend!


Beauty

100% Pure

Aether Beauty

ACURE*

Alpyn Beauty

Annmarie

Antonym Cosmetics

Arcana (formerly Aster + Bay)

Aubrey Organics

Aura Cacia

Ayuna

Bagder Balm

BAWDY

Bloomeffects

BYBI

Clove + Hallow

Cocokind

David’s Toothpaste

Derma E*

Detox Mode by The Detox Market

Dr. Brite

Dr. Bronner 

Dr. Hauschka 

Earth Harbor

EcoTan

EcoTools

Ere Perez

Evolve Organic Beauty

EVOLVh

Farmacy

Fitglow

Follain

Goldfaden M. D.

Graydon

Grown Alchemist

Herbivore Botanicals

Heretic

HERO Cosmetics

Honua

HURRAW!

ILIA*

Inika

Indie Lee

Innersense

Intelligent Nutrients

Jane Iredale*

January Labs

John Masters Organics*

Juice Beauty

Juice Organics Hair Care

Kaia

Kjaer Weis

Kopari*

Kora Organics

Kosas

Kypris

Lily Lolo

Little Barn Apothecary 

Love Sun Body

LXMI

Mad Hippie

Mahalo Skin Care

MARA

Maya Chia

Meow Meow Tweet

Miessence

Mo Mi Beauty

Moon Juice

Native

Natracare

Natural Dentist

Naturopathic

Nourish Organic*

Nubian Heritage

Odacité

One Love Organics

Orgaid

OSEA

Osmia Organics

Pai

Pangea Organics

Pretty Frank (formally Primal Pit Paste)

Province Apothecary

PYT Beauty

Rahua

Ranavat

Red Apple Lipstick

S.W. Basics

Saint Jane

Sanre

Seaweed Bath Company*

Skin Gym

SkinOwl

Soapply

Spacemasks

Suntegrity

Tata Harper

Thayers*

Tower28

Trilogy

type: A Deodorant*

Ursa Major

Vapour Organic Beauty

Vertly

Weleda

YUNI Beauty

Zabana Essentials

Zoe Organics

Zum (Wild Indigo)

ZuZu Luxe


Health

All Terrain Bandages

Boiron

Country Life Vitamins

Gaia Herbs

Garden of Life MyKind

KAL Supplements

Nature’s Way Alive! Vitamins

NeoCell

Vitafusion Organic line

Youtheory


Food

Alter Eco

Amy’s

Annie’s Homegrown

Applegate

Arrowhead Mills

Artisana

Back to Nature

Bai

Bionaturae

Bob’s Red Mill

Califia

Cape Cod chips

Cascadian Farm Organic

Clio

Dandies

Dang

Dr. Praeger’s 

Endangered Species Chocolates

Frontier / Simply Organic

Good Health Natural Foods

Health Valley Organic

Hint Water

HIPPEAS

Honest Tea

I Heart Keenwah

Justin’s

Kashi

Kerrygold

KIND

Kozy Shack

Lady Moon produce

Lesser Evil

Made Good

Made in Nature

Madhava

Maple Hill

Matt’s Munchies

Mighty Leaf

Nature’s Bakery

Nature’s Path

Navita’s Organics

Newman’s Own Organic

Nuovo pastas

Off The Eaten Path

Organic Girl

Organic Valley

Pamela’s

Peanut Butter & Co

Pipcorn

Primal Kitchen

Purely Elizabeth

RightRice

Saffron Road

Sambazon Açaí

Santa Cruz Organic

SMASHMALLOW / SMASHCRISPY

Split Nut Butters & Jellies

Stacy’s

Steaz

The Good Crisp Company

Tropical Fields

Unreal candy

Valley Fresh

Way Better Snacks

Whole Foods 365 Organic & non-GMO products

Woodstock

Yum Earth

More brands to come…


***This is all just information I am sharing. Use your own discretion.***


Important Notes About Brands marked with *:

Please use your own discretion to avoid noted ingredients from specific brands below. I will still blog about some of these brands as the other ingredients they use are good, except for the brands that test on animals. For more info on the ingridients noted below and why I avoid them click [here]. 

ACURE: some products contain artificial fragrance (Body Beautiful & Simply Smoothing hair care).

Aether Beauty: some products contain Phenoxyethynol. Update: 7/2019, products no longer contain Phenoxyethynol.

Andalou Naturals: products were reformulated in early 2017 and some products now contain Dimethicone and Phenoxyethynol.

ILIA: some products contain Phenoxyethynol.

Jane Iredale: some products contain Dimethicone (silicone).

John Masters Organics: reformulated sometime in 2019, product sizes have decreased but prices are the same. Formulas look the same as before.

Kopari: some products contain Phenoxyethynol.

Nourish Organic: new 2019 skin care products (Botanical Beauty) contain Phenoxyethynol.

Seaweed Bath Company: some products contain Dimethicone (silicone) and skin care contains Phenoxyethynol. 

Thayers: some, if not all products contain Phenoxyethynol.

type: A Deodorant: products contains Dimethicone (silicone).

W3LL People: purchased by ELF 3/2020, may no longer be cruelty free?


I am 100% against using silicones (liquid form) and Phenoxyethynol in all of my beauty products. If you choose to use products with these ingredients just be advised of my concerns about them over on my “Ingredients to Avoid” page. Knowledge is power people. 🤓💡📝


Important Notes About Brands Not Included:

Alba Botanica: some products contain Coumarin and Phenoxyethynol. 

Beauty Counter: using Phenoxyethynol, very high on the ingredient list, which leads me to believe its higher than a 1% concentration, which is dangerous. Read more about Phenoxyethynol on my “Ingredients to Avoid” page.

Briogeo: some products contain Phenoxyethynol and have artificial fragrance.

Burt’s Bees: bought by Clorox in 2007, no longer a “clean” brand. Also own Güd.

Desert Essence: some products contain Coumarin – who’s origin is not noted on products or website, which I personally do not like. See more about coumarin on my Ingredients to Avoid page.

Pacifica Beauty: some products contain Dimethicone (silicone), “fragrance” and Phenoxyethynol. 2019: Quality of products has gone down hill. I think their product line is too big now to provide the quality they had when the first launched as a brand.

RMS Beauty: owner/CEO Rose Marie Swift has made racist comments in the past. This brand will NEVER be be featured on my blog.

Schmidt’s: On 12/14/2017 Schmidts announced they sold to Unilever, a company that tests on animals. I will not support any company (or parent company) that tests on animals. Period.

True Botanicals: acquired by Unilever in 2018, a company that tests on animals. I will not support any company (or parent company) that tests on animals. Period.

W3ll People: pending cruelty free update. Purchase by ELF, 3/2020.


Have some additional info about a brand? Don’t see a brand you recommend here? Email me or send me a DM on Instagram and I will review each brand recommendation.

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