Why I Embraced Natural Skincare: A Mom’s 15-Year Journey to Family Health and Wellness

Our Natural Skincare Journey Begins

When my husband and I decided to start a family, we committed to switching to natural products throughout our household. We wanted to provide the healthiest environment possible, both inside my womb and within our home. This journey began with an exhaustive search for safe and natural alternatives for every product we used on our bodies and in our home. A natural skincare and household product journey of sorts. (See: Skin Deep: Cosmetic Database for ingredient lookup and product index.)

New parents and Basic Naturals Skincare Founders in 20010. Just starting out on our Natural Skincare Journey

The Power of the Cosmetic Database

I relied heavily on a resource called the Cosmetic Database. This database became my go-to tool for researching the safety of various products. It provided valuable insights into the potential dangers and health issues associated with certain ingredients. This information was crucial in helping me make informed choices about the products we brought into our home.

Managing Health with Type 1 Diabetes

Living with Type 1 Diabetes since the age of 13 has taught me the importance of meticulous health management. When we decided to start a family, I wanted to ensure I did everything within my control to empower my child with the best health possible. Controlling blood sugar levels was a top priority, but it wasn’t my only goal. I believed that creating a toxin-free environment was equally important; I still do.

Health All Around

Our commitment to a healthy lifestyle has always extended beyond skincare. A mostly vegan and organic diet became the foundation of our family’s nutrition, guiding me through two out of three pregnancies. (See our journey at TwoVeganCooks on Meta.) We prioritize being physically active, mentally engaged, and in tune with each other’s emotional needs. A healthy diet and minimizing alcohol and processed foods play a role in overall health and how one’s skin appears. Skincare that cleanses and maintains a healthy skin barrier is an ideal topping to this healthy cake. However, our holistic approach to health revealed a significant gap in the market: truly safe and effective natural skincare products that protect the skin barrier.

Westport Farmer's Market Winter 2017

Birth of Basic Naturals Skincare

The products available at the time, even those sold in health stores, did not always meet our safety standards. This realization sparked the birth of our own line of natural skincare products in 2008-2009. We began crafting our own products for home use at first, ensuring that every ingredient was carefully selected for its safety and efficacy. Over time, amidst raising a family, this hobby evolved into a mission-driven business.

Our Commitment to Natural Skincare

Today, 98% of the skincare our family uses is handcrafted from our own line of natural skincare products: Basic Naturals Skincare. If we don’t make it and we need it, we research and create it ourselves. Our dedication to health is a continuous investment of time and energy, driven by the belief that every choice we make contributes to our overall well-being.

Basic Naturals Skincare Journey aligns with healthy diet and fitness for overall health

Embracing a Healthier Lifestyle

Switching to natural products wasn’t just about avoiding harmful chemicals. It was about embracing a lifestyle that prioritizes health and sustainability. This journey has taught me that when we take control of what we put on and in our bodies, we empower ourselves to live healthier, more vibrant lives. Our commitment to natural skincare has not only transformed our family’s health but also inspired us to share this passion with others through Basic Naturals.

By choosing natural skincare products, you too can create a safer, healthier environment for yourself and your loved ones. Explore our range of handcrafted natural skincare products and join us in the journey towards a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. Every small step counts, and together, we can make a significant impact on our health and the planet.

Simple Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle

You don’t need to overhaul your life overnight to make a positive impact. Start with small, manageable changes:

  • Educate Yourself: Use resources like the Cosmetic Database to research product ingredients.
  • Choose Natural Products: Gradually replace your household and personal care items with natural alternatives.
  • Focus on Nutrition: Incorporate more organic and plant-based foods into your diet.
  • Stay Active: Find physical activities you enjoy and make them a regular part of your routine.
  • Be Mindful: Pay attention to your mental and emotional health. Practice self-care and stay connected with loved ones.

Every small step you take towards a cleaner, healthier lifestyle makes a difference. It’s about making informed choices and committing to continuous improvement. Together, we can create a healthier future for ourselves and our families.