“Natural” is a pretty big buzzword in beauty. Gone are the days of unpronounceable names of harsh chemicals on product labels. Instead, natural ingredients have become a best practice for ensuring quality and healthfulness as part of a self-care regimen. Read on for Bluebird Botanicals’ selections of the 11 best natural beauty products for men and women that actually work!
When switching to natural products, deodorant is typically one of the first things that people want to change out. Yet, it can also be one of the hardest products to find a suitable replacement for. This is largely in part because many natural deodorants are somewhat ineffective at doing their only job - keeping the smell of B.O. at bay.
However, Native Deodorant does it right. They provide a ton of tantalizing scents to choose from for both men and women, like Lavender & Rose, Sweet Almond & Honey, and Citrus & Herbal Musk. They also give safety and peace of mind through the use of natural but effective ingredients. With nearly 11,000 reviews averaging a 4.7 rating, people love Native. That’s because this stuff really works.
I’ve been a fan of Thayer’s rose petal toner for years. As an alcohol-free toner that uses witch hazel instead of harsh astringent chemicals, it’s refreshing while still being gentle on the skin. The bottle is cute and vintage-looking, and it smells fantastic. It’s a delightful and simple addition to any skincare routine.
This one’s for our hard-working birds whose hands could use a little extra TLC.
The Tough Nut Heavy Duty Hand Cleaner is made by automotive professionals who understand the necessity of healthy hands, as well as the challenges of maintaining them. Their Tough Nut Heavy Duty Hand Cleaner is made using walnuts and other natural ingredients, completely leaving out harmful solvents and pumice.
This stuff is tough on dirt and grease but, by utilizing natural ingredients like walnut, it’s still gentle and safe for skin.
This Thermal Spring Water Spray from Avené is simple but effective. It has just two natural ingredients: spring water and nitrogen. It also has lots of rave reviews, with people touting everything from its moisturizing characteristics to its effectiveness as a cooling spray. Simple, natural, and effective. Boom.
While simple carbs are generally considered bad, simple sugar scrubs are actually really awesome. The company, founded by Lani Lazzari in response to her own skincare struggles, created products designed using natural ingredients specifically for those with sensitive skin.
They’ve got scrub products for the body as well as some gentler options for the face. This pomegranate facial scrub is particularly divine, and there’s an energizing coffee body scrub intended for men, too. Scrub on!
While I can’t say I’ve used this product personally (still waiting for that beard to come in), those who have used it can’t seem to get enough. “10/10 Smells Like Vikings” and, “[his] beard is much softer now and doesn't scratch me like it used to” are some of the best reviews you’ll find about this simply great beard oil.
While this oil is in high demand, only a dollop is needed to help with smoothing even the wiriest of beards. It features ingredients like olive, hazelnut, rosemary, and wheat germ oils, and it has a musky scent with a hint of rosewood.
We would be remiss if we neglected to include the most well-known and versatile of natural products – hemp castile soap from Dr. Bronner. This versatile soap can be used for everything from facial care to mopping your floor. And it comes in a variety of scents including almond and tea tree, which is my personal recommendation. There’s also an unscented version that allows you to create your own scented facial cleanser if you’ve got your own collection of essential oils handy.
9. Andalou Naturals' Shampoo and Conditioner
Andalou Naturals has been providing natural hair and skin care products for over 30 years. Their products are non-GMO and made from the best ingredients that nature has to offer. This Biotin Full Volume shampoo and conditioner set are a match made in hair heaven. Intended to help thicken locks, these hair care products utilize fruit stem cell complex and biotin B-complex to get the job done.
No peeling or flaking lips here, friends! Unlike cheap, chemical-laden chapsticks, this natural product from the Authentic Hemp Company is gentle on lips and effective against dryness. Especially if you live in an arid climate like me, you’ll want to make sure you keep one in your bag throughout the winter.
The most beauty-centric of all of Bluebird Botanicals’ new CBD lotion line, our Hemp Silk CBD Lotion features hand-selected botanicals alongside a generous serving of CBD - 1250 mg of CBD in one 6 oz tube, in fact! The Hemp Silk blend includes lavender, rosemary, and geranium essential oils as well as carrot extract, jojoba, and coconut oil. Bonus: it comes in petroleum-free sugarcane packaging that’s 100% recyclable and is 100% cruelty-free, making it good for your body and for the planet.