from festive to fresh: embracing non toxic wellness after the holidays

The holiday season is just about wrapping up. The gifts have been given and put away, the decorations are coming down, the planned and impromptu gatherings with family and friends are over, the special treats have all been eaten … and now the exhaustion sets in.

Prepping for and celebrating the holidays can be stressful and draining and take a toll on your health. It can also weaken your immune system, making you more susceptible to colds, flu, and other viruses being passed around post-holiday. Now that we’re on the downslope of the season, it’s time to detox and rejuvenate.

There are plenty of “wellness” products out there that claim to have your best interest in mind. You may have even received some of those products as gifts. Before you dig in and treat yourself to a spa day, be sure to read the ingredient labels. Many of those so-called wellness products are loaded with toxic ingredients like camphor, menthol, and petrolatum, that may have serious negative short-term and long-term effects on your health, like eye and skin irritation, allergies, liver damage, and even cancer.

So first things first: rest. Take some time to decompress and return to a regular sleep schedule to get your energy levels back on track.

Next, think about the products and habits that could be contributing to poor health.

Dietary choices: Indulging now and then is okay, but indulging every day will eventually catch up to you, either on the scale or on your medical records. Poor food choices typically lack nutritional value and may leave you feeling even more tired or sluggish. Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to reel it in. Whenever possible, choose whole foods, prioritizing fruits and veggies. It’s best to shop the outside aisles of your grocery store and stay away from the processed foods typically stocked in the center of the store.

Skin care: Late nights (sometimes skipping your nighttime skin care routine!) and not-so-great dietary choices can show up on your face. It’s important to get back to better skin care habits. Of course, ingredients matter, so be sure to choose non toxic products, free of fragrance, parabens, phthalates, and other toxic ingredients, that will nurture your skin. Our favorites are this 7-piece non toxic skin care bundle (your core skin care pieces, including a must-have exfoliator and purifying charcoal mask), plus hyaluronic acid and beauty booster.

Hair care: Those same late nights plus using loads of styling products and heat tools can leave your hair in need of some tlc. Restore your luscious locks (and maybe leave them healthier and more beautiful) with non toxic hair care products that provide extra moisture and repair. Our favorites for hair rejuvenation and everyday care contain hydrating vegetable proteins like kale and pea peptide. Ingredients like rosemary and mint provide natural volume, a healthy scalp, and a refreshing, non toxic scent. Check out the supergreens collection here.

Household cleaning: Now that the holiday decorations are put away and your hosting duties are calming down, it’s the perfect time to declutter and detox your home. Unfortunately, many household cleaners sold in your local stores are likely to contain toxic ingredients that can induce eye, skin, and respiratory irritation, asthma, and more. When you choose Pure Haven home care products, you choose safe, non toxic formulas made with naturally effective ingredients, like baking soda, rosemary, lemon, white vinegar, and peppermint.

Wellness: Not all wellness products are made with safe ingredients. Some even contain ingredients purposely to perpetuate issues that keep you coming back for more. That doesn’t happen at Pure Haven. Our limited release winter wellness bundle includes five must-have products to help with seasonal aches and pain.

Transitioning into a non toxic lifestyle can be seamless when you have a guide. Connect with your Pure Haven Consultant and ask about their favorite non tox products and other rituals that help them live toxin free.