Being surrounded by hundreds of incredible natural and organic products is hard work, but somebody has to do it, right?
Sarah and I are always asked which products we love the best, given we've tried and tested pretty much all of them; so here is my list of the top ten products I go back to time and time again. My trusty old favourites... in no particular order.
Best natural deodorant
Babs Bicarb-Free Geranium & Clary Sage Deodorant: despite not having sensitive skin, my underarms seem to be pretty damn sensitive to bicarb soda! This is super gentle and so effective; better than any deodorant (natural or not) that I've ever used. Find out more >>
Best natural home cleaner
We use the Bondi Wash Bench Spray every day in our kitchen and it genuinely brings me pleasure every time I spray it. I think I'm weird, but it smells so good thanks to the Australian bush oils that it contains, and it cleans to effectively. I love the Sydney Peppermint & Rosemary scent but Cam prefers the Lemon Tea Tree & Mandarin option, so we usually alternate; fair is fair! Find out more >>
Best natural face cleanser
I'm prone to redness, but didn't realise that something as simple as a cleanser could help; how silly! I've repurchased the Tribe Skincare Clean Me! Cleanser three times now, all in a row, which is a lot when you have 74914 cleansers at your disposal. I really love this; how soft it feels on my skin, how well it cleanses, the delicate cucumber scent and even how well the pump dispenses the right amount. I use 3-4 pumps and it's the perfect amount and this bottle lasts for aaages. It's a winner (and I can't go past the fact that it's made by another local Geelong business!) Find out more >>
Best organic mascara
I have worked in the beauty industry for a realllly long time, and I've tried them all; name any of the big beauty brands that you'll find at Myer and I've tried their mascara. None of them compare to the INIKA Organic Vegan Long Lash Mascara, which lengthens, thickens and enhances brows beautifully. Plus, it's certified organic and perfect for those with sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers (like me!). There's a reason this baby is a bestseller... it really is the best! Find out more >>
Best natural foundation
I am a huge fan of the INIKA Organic BB Cream, but recently the Madara City CC Cream in Light Beige has taken the edge thanks to its SPF15 rating and great neutral tone; I always wear it with INIKA Organic Baked Mineral Foundation in Strength over the top to ensure it lasts all day and adds a little extra coverage.
Best go-to everyday natural lipstick
I am such a huge fan of the Luk Beautifood Lip Nourishes, and my current favourite everyday option is Pink Juniper. It's a lovely subtle pink, which enhances lips and leaves them nourished and comfortable. It's great for nights out with a dramatic or smoky eye, too. I reckon I apply this about 31 times a day - it's like my security blanket and I have to have one with me wherever I am! Find out more >>
Best organic body lotion
It is a tie between the Tribe Skincare Fruit Tingle! Body Moisturiser and the Clemence Organics Ultimate Hand & Body Lotion; I love both of these and alternate depending on mood. I love that the Tribe one is lightweight and helps exfoliate; and I love the richness of the Clemence Organics cream, which leaves my skin looking better immediately after application.
Best organic hand wash
I just can't go past the Tangent GC Oud Organic Hand Wash; it smells sublime, looks absolutely gorgeous and washes hands perfectly - it rinses cleanly and my hands feel soft after use. It's actually a bit sad, how happy this hand wash makes me. Find out more >>
I clearly have a thing for oud, because my favourite candle is the Babe Luxury Soy Candle in Oud. This candle looks gorgeous on my table and smells heavenly - plus it's a great unisex scent, so my husband doesn't feel like he's wandered in to some floral universe. Hint: it makes a fabulous gift. Find out more >>
Best chemical-free laundry detergent
I don't think you'll find a bigger fan of The Laundress Baby Detergent. We first started using this when we had Charlie, so we could wash all of our clothes together, and have not stopped. It smells so soft and lovely, and washes clothes brilliantly. I love that it is biodegradable and grey-water safe and the huge bottle lasts ages; it is very concentrated so you need very little. And while I am at it, The Laundress Delicate Wash has been a lifesaver as well as a big money saver - I no longer dry clean any of my silk dresses, this fab product looks after them perfectly.
What are your favourite everyday products? Have you tried any of mine?