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How can you apply Minimalism to your personal care product selections?

Leria Beverly

Hi everyone!

Today we are going to discuss minimalism and why its beneficial to become a minimalist with your product selections. First, what is minimalism? Well, it's exactly what it sounds like. "Minimalism is all about living with less. This includes less financial burdens such as debt and unnecessary expenses." The idea of living a minimalist lifestyle is to get rid of all unnecessary things in your life, things you can live without. The excess and clutter of the everyday possessions we stress about can be eliminated to a degree. This kind of lifestyle frees up money and provides a peace of mind. 

If you knew anyone who practiced minimalism, they would have a very spacious house. Not many objects or furniture, very simplistic and essential. It is a great way to live and to conserve things such as energy and water; it also helps you to decrease your carbon footprint. Now the big question, how can you be a minimalist with personal care products? I'm glad you asked.

You don't have to take on the whole minimalist lifestyle to have some minimalist practices. As a matter of fact, you can choose to solely focus on your personal care and hygiene with this concept. Simply put, you look for less. When it comes to product choices, everything has an ingredient list. A lot of the ingredients used in shampoos, soaps, conditioners, moisturizers, deodorants, toothpaste, and exfoliates (in big and small retailers alike) are particularly filled with unnecessary chemical compositions. You may find one good ingredient or two and then a huge list of scientific mambo jumbo that follows.  

This is the reason people struggle so badly with finding products that work for them. Our bodies get used to these chemical formulas that we provide it with, and we know nothing else. We have reactions when we stop using them. In the process of using them, we damage ourselves in the long run because our body absorbs these ingredients through our skin. So how to fix this?

Look for quality. Don't assume just because it is in a physical store, it is. Don't assume because it's not in the physical store, it isn't. Read your ingredients. Use minimalism. The more organic ingredients you see, the better. The less chemical and synthetic ingredients you see, the better. Keep it simple! If a product only has 5 ingredients, and 4/5 are organic, don't shy away from that product! That's what you need. Think simple and essential. You need value to improve your personal care practices (skin and hair care), not something that will make them more difficult. Gravitate towards the products that scream, less is more. 

With our brand, this is a perfect description. We started this way, and continue to keep out the absolutely unnecessary ingredients. If you view our lists, you will see some very small ingredient lists, and some medium sized for the larger products. But even with the bigger lists, the ingredients speak for themselves. I hope this blog has helped you today. Do some de-cluttering in your product cabinet and enjoy the benefits!

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