When I began my journey into healthier living, I found myself completely overwhelmed by all of the choices out there that seemed to be better. I began to search for products with better ingredients and found that most “natural” products don’t really have any better ingredients than the normal ones, and they were twice the price. The more research I did, I found that companies often hide synthetic chemicals that can cause a variety of health problems. These companies can still name their products “natural,” because that terminology isn’t regulated.
After walking away from my local store disappointed, I thought to myself that there must be a better solution to my problem. Just Ingredients was born from my desire for products with only the best ingredients for my family and for others. I know the struggle of spending hours at the store reading lists of hundreds of ingredients. I understand what it’s like to feel overwhelmed by shelves flooded with confusing wording that masks the dangers of the ingredients in the product. Because of this, I created my own line of products with only the best ingredients for your body. I am so thrilled to be able to share these products with you as you embark on your own health journey! Here are some of my products—along with why you should considering switching to them.
Do you actually know what ingredients are packed in your drink mixes? Most pre-workouts and powders contain a large amount additives that can cause a variety of health problems. These products are loaded with excess sugars and artificial dyes and flavors, both of which are linked to behavioral changes including ADHD, depression, and anxiety. None of my drink mixes contain sugar, gluten, artificial sweeteners, or any artificial ingredients. My goal is to provide you with the very best products made with the least amount of ingredients possible. For that reason, we only use ingredients that will fuel your whole body.
Did you know that the majority of protein powders contain artificial sweeteners and preservatives? They also typically lack any whole food-based nourishing ingredients. Let’s talk about what is in my protein powder, which comes in three flavors. It contains only ten ingredients that I promise you can pronounce. The protein is sourced from 100% non denatured grass-fed whey, which is a clean source of protein that offers the full range of amino acids needed for muscle health and energy. I use only the highest quality grass fed sources.
I also source protein from chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, and collagen. Chia seed protein and pumpkin seed protein are both complete proteins. Collagen provides structure for much of the body, including bones, skin, tendons, and ligaments. This protein powder will help you reach your goals and nourish your body.
My pre-workout tastes delicious and has no added sugar. It contains no artificial ingredients; just clean whole food sources. It has 2,000 mg vegan BCAAs to boost your energy and help with cell repair. It is the clean pre-workout you need in your life if you need a boost to keep you going without all the junk found on the shelf at the store. Mix it up with cold water for an amazing energy boost before your next workout or extra long work day!
For a delicious (and mindful) treat, try my hot chocolate mix. Typical hot chocolate mixes contain GMO corn syrup, 23+ grams of added sugar, and a ton of other unnecessary ingredients. My hot chocolate mix contains only what you want and need in a yummy treat. There are no added sugars, no artificial flavors, no preservatives. It has only ingredients to nourish your whole body, including adaptogens like ceylon cinnamon, ashwagandha, lion’s mane, and turmeric to boost your immune function. Try topping it with homemade whipped cream for a sweet little twist!
I know that the beauty aisle of the store is oversaturated with “clean” makeup, yet most of these products contain paragons, phthalates, artificial fragrances, aluminum, propylene glycol, and more. These ingredients are never found in any of my products. These swaps are the real deal and will help you keep unwanted chemicals from your body. Remember, it isn’t just what we put into our bodies that matters. The skin is our largest organ, and vitamins and nutrients are absorbed into our bloodstream through it.
My products contain ingredients to nourish your skin and body in big ways. Some of the ingredients I frequently use in our beauty products include organic jojoba oil, organic frankincense oil, and organic almond oil. Organic jojoba oil is easily absorbed into the skin and improves wrinkles and redness. It also has antioxidants to help your skin fight off everyday exposure to pollutants and toxins. Organic frankincense oil is an anti-inflammatory oil that balances dry skin, evens out skin tone, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes. It has the ability to rejuvenate the skin and promotes cellular health and immunity. Organic almond oil has Vitamin E and Vitamin A both of which protect against free radical damage. It also traps in moisture and keeps skin hydrated.
Organic Face Serum Oil
This Organic Face Serum Oil penetrates the skin more deeply than other moisturizers to prevent signs of aging and balance dry or oily skin. When used generously on your skin, it can help reduce scars, wrinkles, acne, and blemishes. I have included ingredients with anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties to nourish your skin and protect it from damage. Use it day and night to provide your skin with the moisture it needs.
My Magnesium Deodorant comes in 9 different scents, each containing ingredients to help you smell and feel your best. Magnesium neutralizes odors that are left after perspiration while also promoting detoxification and greater skin health. It also regulates cellular regeneration and repair. Natural vanilla and mint help balance pH and provide antioxidants.
Unlike most options on the market, my deodorants don’t contain aluminum, artificial fragrance, filler ingredients, propylene glycol, phthalates, or parabens. Remember, antiperspirants just block the sweat glands and can prevent your body from detoxing! Sweat is good for you, you just don’t want it to stink.
This easy to use dry shampoo is made with bentonite clay to pull out toxins and help balance the natural oils in your scalp. It also contains organic arrowroot and baking soda to soak up excess oils, adding volume and freshness to your hair. Another powerhouse ingredient is baking soda, which works to absorb oils and aids in removing buildup when it comes time to wash your hair with actual shampoo. Arrowroot powder makes the hair softer and can improve the immune system thanks to its cytotoxic properties. Plus, it’s super easy to use—just tap it into your part and blend it in with your fingers or hairbrush.
Organic Face Scrub
This exfoliating facial scrub is formulated with Redmond Real Sea Salt, jojoba oil, and bentonite clay. Its soothing formula removes dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and exfoliates skin for a fresh and healthy glow. My scrub comes in several scents, including a fun and fresh peppermint for the winter. Use it daily as a scrub, or leave it on your skin for 10 minutes to use as a face mask. Your pores will thank you!
Organic Lip Balm
This hydrating lip balm is made with organic jojoba oil to moisturize and freshen the lips. Beeswax helps to absorb moisture and soothe easily irritated skin. Beeswax also provides a layer of protection from unwanted environmental toxins and prevents harmful bacteria from entering the body. My Organic Lip Balm doesn’t contain any artificial fragrances, flavors, preservatives, or colors. Keep one in your purse to use throughout the day and another on your nightstand for middle of the night dryness.
Tinted Mineral Sunscreen
This multi-tasking miracle worker provides the benefits of SPF 28, skincare, and makeup all in one flawless step. It’s available in three shades to match your skin tone. Skin-soothing ingredients will keep your face protected from sun damage while also perfecting the look of your complexion. It contains mineral sunscreen (zinc oxide) which creates a barrier between your skin and the sun, rather than a chemical sunscreen that alters the chemistry of your skin. This sunscreen is also packed with enriched jojoba oil to provide moisture and softness to your skin. Use daily for the best protection against the sun.
Makeup Remover Microfiber Cloths
I have the best secret for you. Removing makeup doesn’t have to mean a wasteful, chemical filled, greasy mess. These microfiber clothes will remove your makeup in one swipe and without all the junk. It offers up mild exfoliation as well! Plus, they’re more economical as they can be washed and reused for months and months. Use a small bathroom hook next to your sink to hang these to dry after each use.
This winter (or new year!) start your clean living journey by switching out some of your products for these cleaner ones. Start small and work your way to a cleaner healthier home. I promise your body and skin will be glad! When you focus on ingredients that nourish your body as a whole, it improves your overall wellbeing. Which items are you hoping to grab this week for Black Friday? Let me know in the comments below.
p.s. Did you know that I have two cookbooks? The Just Ingredients Cookbook has 21 days worth of wholesome meals that will help kickstart your healthy eating journey. My Savory Seasons Cookbook has over 50 of my favorite holiday recipes to keep you and your family healthy. I know it can be difficult to keep up your health journey during the holidays, and this cookbook should take some of the stress off your shoulders. Happy holidays!