Jennifer Snyder is an Independent Wellness Guide for Radiantly You. A Family Lifestyle does not receive any compensation from the company. We believe in healthy natural products so we share Jen’s business with you.

Did you know that more than 500 products sold in the U.S. since 2008 contain ingredients banned from cosmetics in Japan, Canada, or the European Union?  One in five of all products contain chemicals linked to cancer. Eighty percent contain ingredients that commonly contain hazardous impurities.

Look at Your Products
Let’s talk ingredients.  Take a look at some of the products you use every day. The ingredient list is often a long slew of words many of us don’t know or can’t pronounce. Many ingredients are harmful to our families.

When you put something on your skin, it doesn’t stay on the surface.  The skin can absorb up to 60 percent of what goes on it into the bloodstream.  And those chemicals you can’t pronounce?  Yep, right into our bloodstream.  What makes this even scarier for me as a mom is these chemicals are found in unborn babies. A study done by the EWG, found an average of 287 chemicals in blood samples from newborns. Of the 287 chemicals 180 are known carcinogens in humans or animals, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 cause birth defects or abnormal development. Yikes!

1-448What chemicals should be avoided?
If you can’t pronounce it you probably shouldn’t put it on your skin. Let’s start with a few chemicals to watch out for that are commonly found in personal care products.

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate
These ingredients are cleansing product additives that create a foam/lather. They are used to clean engines, garage floors, and in car washes. They are also present in body washes, soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, and laundry detergent. These have been linked to neurotoxicity, organ toxicity, skin irritation, and endocrine disruption.

DEA (Diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine), TEA (Triethanolamine)
Ethanolamines are ammonia compounds used in cosmetics as emulsifiers or foaming agents. These three chemicals are hormone-disrupting chemicals with a strong link to liver and kidney cancer. They are commonly found in shampoos, soaps, bubble baths, and facial cleansers.

This is a scary one because the word fragrance is so ambiguous. Companies can label hundreds of synthetic chemicals as fragrance. Most “fragrances” or “parfum” can be hormone altering, and can cause reactions like wheezing, asthma and more.  Fragrances can be found in almost everything so they are hard to avoid.

What Should We Do?
Go green! Look for safe, all-natural alternatives. Why put so many chemicals on your body when there are alternatives out there? My personal favorite alternatives come from a family-owned company called Radiantly You, of which I am an Independent Wellness Guide.  

It’s rare to find a company whose products are completely pure and free of chemicals. You find a lot of products boasting natural ingredients, but still contain toxic ingredients too.  Radiantly You has some of the purest products I have seen. I can literally read and pronounce every single ingredient. It feels great to know exactly what I am putting on my body!  

Radiantly You prides themselves on honest labeling and is committed to their mission of providing safe, effective, affordable, and completely natural products.  

Below are a few all natural products that Radiantly You offers. These are my personal recommendations.

Share with us your personal favorites and what you did to go green!

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Although A Family Lifestyle is not compensated for any purchases made to Radiantly You, Jennifer Snyder’s business does receive monetary compensation for any purchases made via these links.

Jen’s Radiantly You Top Picks

Dead Sea WashDead Sea Mud Whipped Face Wash
This face wash is a best seller! It has a high concentration of potassium, sodium, magnesium and calcium. It restores the skin’s natural pH balance and can help heal acne, eczema, and psoriasis.  It stimulates exfoliation and circulation, improves elasticity, minimizes pores, smoothes wrinkles, and works as a sponge to draw toxins out of your skin!(Ingredients: Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil, Sustainably Harvested Palm Oil, Olive Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Aqua, Sodium Hydroxide, Dead Sea Mud, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Vitamin E)

Lavish Lavender BarHand Crafted Soap bars
One thing that makes these soap bars so nourishing and moisturizing is the glycerin. Glycerin attracts and locks moisture into the skin, improves skin elasticity, and protects skin against irritation.  Radiantly You has several options for their soap bars: dead sea mud, sweet orange, lavish lavender and unscented. They also have shampoo bars.(Lavish Lavender Bar Ingredients: Aqua, Expeller-pressed Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Sustainably Harvested Palm Oil, Castor Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Rice Bran Oil, Unrefined Shea Butter, Lavandula Angustifolia Essential Oil, and Lavender Buds)

All Natural Spray CleanerBody Butters
They are perfect for moisturizing and calming skin. The body butter is only offered seasonally from fall-spring so Radiantly You can maintain their promise of only all natural ingredients. They do not contain any synthetic preservatives so they are unable to be shipped in the heat of summer. There are four great choices:  Soothing Lavender, Coco-Loco, Caribbean Coconut, Vivacious Grapefruit.
(Vivacious Grapefruit Body Butter Ingredients:  olive fruit oil, organic beeswax, aqua, grapefruit peel oil, bergamot fruit oil + vitamin E)

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Jennifer is a math teacher turned stay at home mama to her sweet boy, Blake. She still tutors math part time, enjoys a good yoga class, and is excited to be a part of Radiantly You’s mission to create a healthier and safer home.