• A toxin-free Christmas gift idea: The Sarah Wilson Beauty Pack Just in time for Christmas, here’s a fun “beginner’s” pack of toxin-free makeup…with a bit of a summer vibe. I’ve put it together in response to tooooo many emails requesting a run-down of Only The Best Stuff That I Recommend. I guess you all want to just cut to the chase. I get it! You more
  • The post you send to your friends who are STILL wearing perfume A while back I wrote an open letter to everyone in my orbit asking if they’d consider not wearing perfume around me. I shared the scientific reason why it was effectively “killing me”…and them. It was  awkward. But bless my fellow humans, they got it and really tried hard to remember to not apply fragrance, more
  • The best toxin-free deodorant: 15% off for you kids! It’s strange times we live in. Oooh, yeah. I was asked a while back on social media what deodorant I use. Was it toxin-free and, importantly, did it actually work? I shared that I use Axilla Deodorant Paste by Black Chicken Remedies and, well, what do you know, this simple act broke the Internet. Chey Birch, more
  • The Sarah Wilson Toxin-Free Travel Beauty Kit Hello. Many of you have asked for me to put together a “best-of” the toxin-free beauty products that I pack when travelling into one easy kit. I generally do what I’m asked. And so… Before taking off last week, I teamed with Nourished Life to cobble together said kit. It’s the best stuff I’ve tried and tested more
  • You know how I only put forward charity ideas when they’re really good…? Well, this one is a cracker from every angle. And it will solve your Mother’s Day situation. And do two lots of good. Read on… Some of you have been following my involvement with Two Good Co social enterprise. It work likes this: you buy one of their hearty soups or “jar salad” (in Summer) for more
  • Here’s the beauty products I pack when I travel… This year I’ve travelled a lot. And, in fact, for the past three years I’ve lived mostly in transit. And so my “beauty regime” in general is a simple and mobile affair. A big bunch of you ask me via the socials to share what such a regime looks like and today I’m obliging. Previously more
  • Golly! Your nail polish might be making you fat… Nail polish. I don’t use it. For the same reasons I avoid conventional beauty products, sun screen and perfume. The stuff is toxic and not necessary. Now, new research claims nail polish can cause weight gain. Good Lord. The recent study, conducted by researchers at Duke University and the Environmental Working Groupg (EWG), tested the urine more
  • A listicle of toxin-free beauty goodness Thank you for all the extra tips you’ve all shared following my toxin-free cosmetics and beauty oils posts. I’ve popped a stack of them into one post for easy reference. You’re welcome. Tips you’ve shared for blending and using oils I make my own body butters with Coconut + Vitamin E + Shea + Jojoba oil, add the essential more
  • Could you have chemical intolerance? What next? I make it a personal mission to live my life as toxin-free as I can. High toxic loads aren’t good for any of us…even more so if you’re struggling with autoimmune disease. For anyone with autoimmune issues, chemicals and heavy metals seem to be both the cause and effect. Research published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology shows that approximately 20 per more
  • The best toxin-free deodorant: an upfront guide. I’ve been talking about it a lot, this toxin-free caper. Recently I’ve covered off toxin-free cosmetics, why I use oils in my beauty regime and toxin-free sunscreen. You can catch up on all my toxin-free posts if you’d like. In terms of deodorants, I’ve used natural, fragrance-free deodorant for five years now. It’s been a long search. I’ve traversed more
  • The oils I use: a personal listicle I shared last week why I use oils for the bulk of my beauty regime. As promised, here’s a bunch of products I’ve used or currently use. I mix it up. Always trying things out… Please be aware, I’ve not been paid to run this list. By anyone. The recommendations are genuine. In the past few days a few more
  • Why I use beauty oils instead of cosmetics Last week I shared my personal toxin-free cosmetics listicle. In the past I’ve also covered off safe sunscreens, toxin-free nail polish and safe fake tan. An update from my ablutions front: Slowly, slowly I’ve been reducing what I use to a very small kit. And it pretty much comes down to…oil. Even my mascara. And cleanser. I follow Ayurvedic more
  • The best toxin-free cosmetics – my personal listicle Yesterday, I shared how to choose the best toxin-free cosmetics. As promised, here’s my own safe beauty shopping list. It’s not a definitive list. And I recognise that nothing is ever fully toxin-free. As ever, it’s about doing what you can. As ever, it’s mostly about doing with less. Less is more. Less is more. more
  • How to choose the best toxin-free cosmetics I’ve done several toxin-free cosmetics lists over the years, each with several updates…resulting in a bit of a jumble. So I’ve pulled them apart and rejigged them all with updated information. And before I go on… I really want to emphasise that making the switch to safer and cleaner shouldn’t be about buying more stuff. It’s more
  • my daily health routine…since you asked for it Gosh, we’re really getting down to the rats and mice of my life here…but I’ve been getting too many emails from you asking how I order my wellness habits to ignore the topic much longer. I’m no expert (on anything much), but I have taken consulting of experts on this topic to pedantic levels and more
  • How to buy toxin-free nail polish *Updated March, 2016. Let’s kick off with this: most nail polish is made with the same gunk used to make car paint. Yep, a toxic melange of solvents, film formers, resins and plasticisers. Whatever they are. But shall we move on? And see if there is some light at the end of this fumey tunnel? more
  • a friday giveaway: 15 bottles of invisible tan from eco tan A few days ago I shared a post about safe fake tan. One of the brands recommended was Eco Tan. Well. Happily, Australian brand Eco Tan have been in touch and today…. Eco Tan are giving away 15 bottles of their Invisible Tan, worth $34.95 Eco Tan makes their products locally, the DHA in Eco Tan more
  • Is there a safe fake tan? Toxins make me sick. A scented moisturiser leaves me nauseous. I have to leave a restaurant if someone next to me is wearing perfume. It’s an auto-immune thing for me. And it’s getting worse…or maybe more things are stinking!  Increasingly, though, a lot more people are finding they’re affected by the toxic crap added to more
  • 13 lush eco beauty tricks I have a troubled past with makeup. When I worked in magazines I was beholden to the beauty industry, forced to get excited about skin whiteners and lash extenders. It killed me. Well, it wore me down, one blush stroke at a time (previous to editing Cosmo, I’d never worn makeup, never had a blowdry, more
  • how to choose a toxin-free sunscreen *this post has been updated in red below Sunscreens confuse me. They’re full of toxins…should I bother with it at all? Zinc? (oooh, but the nano-particles?!)…You too? Good. I did some scouting, asked experts and here’s what I found…just in time for Australia Day!! A lot of the sunscreens out there do NOT protect us more
  • Friday giveaway: vanessa megan hand cream packs This Friday I’m in Melbourne and working on an exciting project with my mate Marija…details will come! In the interim…I’m giving away 25 x Vanessa Megan hand wash & cream packs valued at $30.00  I recently met Vanessa through a mutual friend in Byron. She’s a woman passionate about providing natural and organic skin care more
  • the best toxin-free cosmetics: a listicle (part ll) OK. Everyone loved the list of toxin-free cosmetics I posted recently. Since then, I’ve come across more experts with tried and tested suggestions and some of you guys have shared, too. So, a listicle Part ll. And just a shower thought I had: I really want to emphasise that making the switch to safer and more
  • The scary truth behind my cosmetics… and why I’ve ditched foundation Sunday Life: This week I detox my cosmetics a little note: in my next post I will be listing the safe products I’ve decided to use as result of this week’s experiment, as well as those used personally by the top experts in safe cosmetics around the world. Check in tomorrow! In 2009 Rick Smith more
  • the best (safest) cosmetics: a list The other week I posted about getting a toxic audit on my flat (cough, cough…I have to now move out, such is the dire state of my bedroom). And also about the toxic state of our beauty products. Since then I’ve studied further, and this Time magazine interview with the authors of the new book more
  • How to detox your beauty cupboard I predict that in the next year or so the big issue we’ll be getting outraged about it is the amount of toxicity we ingest. On Sunday I’ll be posting my Sunday Life column about how I got building biologist Nicole Bijlsma to do a toxicity reading on my apartment. But the crap we ingest more
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