I am sure most of you know by now that I have been on a journey to Heart Health for over a year now. Over a year ago I was diagnosed with a rare genetic heart condition and we were blindsided. I mean, I did all of the “things”. I ate well, I exercised, I made sure I didn’t surround myself with too many toxins…. So when we found out about my heart condition I heard over and over again: How did this happen? You are the healthiest person I know! This was of course, said by others that meant well, but it did not help at all, because I was mad. I was angry that I had done all of the “things” and this STILL happened! Angry was an understatement actually!

My heart condition could not have been prevented. I was born with it and it reared it’s ugly head later, rather than earlier in my life. I believe my healthy lifestyle helped me mend from five surgeries in one year quickly. I believe it helps me continue to heal. I still do all of the “things”, but now I have added one more. Along with eating well and exercising I am now even more mindful of the environmental toxins around me as well.

Don’t Be Brainwashed or Greenwashed 

I think for many years we all bought into being brainwashed and felt the “natural” products we were buying were better for us and well… they weren’t. Companies use savvy marketing to sell products and false claims have tricked all of us into buying products with harmful ingredients a time or two. Watch out for products designed to look like they are good for the environment or natural. This is called green washing — words like “natural” and “safe” have little, if any, meaning without ingredient labels to back them up. Sad but true! 

Now as I am living an EVEN healthier life I am realizing and noticing, my skin looks better than ever and I feel better than ever! True story! Living a healthy lifestyle including eating healthy, exercising, using chemical free cleaning products and now using a better option for beauty products has made the biggest difference in this gals life.

Here are a few products I am loving right now…

Instant Awakening Trio

The Instant Awakening Trio is amazing for tired Mamas! Up with the baby all night? Or maybe you just haven’t slept since 2009… Well this stuff works its magic and girl you will look like a new woman! Seriously, try it! Well worth the money and effort!

Cleansing Balm

The Cleansing Balm is a miracle! Miracle I say! I take my makeup off with it every single night. Even waterproof mascara comes off with the Cleansing Balm. Not only that, it is also lightweight and leaves my skin feeling amazing!

Kids Bath Collection

The Kids Bath Collection is a must if you have kiddos! My daughter especially loves it since it leaves her hair feeling silky smooth. We had been on a mission for a while trying to find the perfect shampoo and conditioner for her. We wanted something to get rid of the tangles, but also a product that didn’t leave her hair feeling greasy. We found it in these products! And they are better for her too!

Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage

This is the product that started it all for me! I got it thinking I may like it, but more than likely not. Boy, was I surprised! I LOVE this stuff! It isn’t too heavy and it is great even on a hot and humid Summer day in the deep South! The Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage is the best tinted moisturizer I have ever used and I have tried a lot!

Charcoal Cleansing Bar

The Charcoal Cleansing Bar is a true win in my house! Everyone uses it. This bar of soap may be a bit pricey for you at at first glance, but it lasts a long time. I take the bar and cut it into fours. Then I store it in a soap dish that way everyone can have their own bar of soap and it lasts FOREVER! It is safe for your face and body!

Or you can always take it a step more and grab a Charcoal Essentials Pack. The mask is SO GOOD!

Dig A Little Deeper

While it’s safe to say that many ingredients that come from nature are safe to use, but the honest truth is there are many more that aren’t as safe as we may think. So be very careful when choosing products for your home and your beauty regimen. You may be doing more harm than good even when the products say “natural” and “safe”. Dig a little deeper and find out what is lurking in these products. 

Don't Be Brainwashed By Natural Beauty Products

Moral To This Story

Do all of the “things”. Take care of yourself now. Do not wait until illness hits. Some illnesses cannot be helped, but if you have lived a healthy lifestyle, then your body has more of a chance to fight and get better sooner and not later! Eat well, exercise and control the toxins in your life.

Side Note: All of these products are safe for acne-prone skin! I cannot tell you how pleased I have been with all of these products. I have been on a lifelong journey to find skincare products that actually work and keep my skin clear. And of course, are safe for me. It is life-changing!

Don’t forget to check out my Instagram stories for past and future reviews on these products and lots more!

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Until next time…

~xoxo

Mandi

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