Switching to all natural products is a bit daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Making the switch to all natural is a slow process, so you don’t have to go and throw all your old products out in one weekend, in fact we recommend you don’t. Throwing away half filled plastic bottles isn’t helping the environment at all, even if you are planning to go zero waste. We recommend taking the process slow, for the environment and your own sake. Here are some of our recommendations on making the switch to all natural products.
First of all, finish your products and wash out the plastic containers to either reuse or recycle! To reuse containers you can put your bulk refill products in them or store your miscellaneous supplies. If you already own the plastic, then you might as well use it! But, if you have no need for it after you’ve used up the goods, then make sure to wash it out and recycle it where possible. Plastic is made into all sorts of things now like reusable water bottles, containers, and even polyester clothes can be made from recycled plastics! Recycling is a win for the environment!
Plus, it’s easier on your mental state. If you slowly transition to all natural, it’ll be easier for you to handle. Some products take a bit of trial and error to figure out what works best for you. I (Erica) went through years of natural shampoos and toothpaste before I finally found ones that worked! For me I have thick, frizzy, curly hair so not all shampoos are equal. I also have super sensitive teeth so I found that I absolutely need a clay base toothpaste for my teeth not to hurt. You could be totally different. With a process that takes a bit of time, it’s easier to not be having a bad hair day, itchy skin and tooth pains all at once. Ease the transition period with one or two products at a time to find what works for you!
Natural products are a bit more pricey. It’s for a good reason as the ingredients are better for you, the environment and they are higher quality. But, it can be a bit scary to switch your whole morning routine over to natural at once. For the sake of your bank account, slow the transition period so you understand the reason for higher price tags and won’t mind paying them. Most natural products last longer since you don’t need as much, so you’ll be buying less often. The natural price tag isn’t much more than chemical products that you'll need twice as much of to get results! It balances out in the end.
Take your time to do your research. Find out about the ingredients and which will suit your body best. Find out about the company and see if their products do what they say and if they actually stand behind them. I can tell you for Onsight Care, I (Erica) use these products every day. I don’t sell anything I am not willing to use myself. I sell them because I love these products and want others to reap their benefits too! So, know the company you’re buying from and it’ll make buying from them easier. Ask questions! Most companies want you to have a good experience with their products, so ask questions and figure out which is best for you!
Making the switch to all natural doesn’t need to be scary! Take these steps to make the transition easier on yourself! You don’t have to do it perfect the first time, allow for some trial and error! Do what you can, when you can and you’ll find yourself on the other side of chemicals in no time!