Are your skin care and grooming products a potential health threat?
Do your products have chemicals that are dangerous to your health and the environment? Sometimes we just don't even give it a thought! Like why would someone make a cream that is unsafe? Well, it's not necessarily the intention of the company to cause you any harm. Their intention is to deliver you a product to give you results.

Your basic drugstore and department store brands are not using organic, non GMO products. These brands also use fillers, synthetics and fragrances to give the product that luxurious scent and texture, which are 2 very important characteristics for consumers. Also, retailing at a sexy price for the consumer, means cutting corners in quality ingredients. If the label says it's hypoallergenic doesn't necessarily mean that the ingredients are good. It means that most people don't typically get topical skin reactions to the ingredients. But what we don't know is exactly what happens once those ingredients are absorbed into the blood stream. Some of these ingredients can disrupt the endocrine system causing hormonal imbalances. The nervous system can also be affected causing anxiety and restlessness. Over time, this can stress the organs and cause inflammation and mysterious illness. Yet no one really knows what the culprit is and just chalks it up to being a genetic predisposition or just flat bad luck. Many of these ingredients can cause cancer.

If you would like to take a look at your products on environmental working group, you can get a rating on the ingredients and find out just how the ingredients contained can cause health issues with continued use. EWG's site can also inform you if the companies you are purchasing from do animal testing.

Then there is the issue of packaging. There are a lot of products out there that are packaged in plastic that do not meet qualifications for recycling. So choosing glass packaging and biodegradable plastics are what I look for in choosing my inventory.

If we truly want to make an impact on the environment and clean up our oceans, it starts with making changes with the products we use in our homes.

Ask yourself, do you really want your beauty products to cost both your health and the environment? We can continue to turn the other cheek but there are always going to be consequences.

When choosing your products, make sure that they are organic, environmentally friendly and plant based. I don't think that animals should be tortured for beauty so I always make sure they are cruelty free. Also choosing packaging that can be recycled or is biodegradable is important for keeping our oceans safe and clean.

When purchasing from Skin and Tonic, know that I research lines that meet these requirements mentioned here. I want to keep you all healthy and our environment clean and happy! It is possible to get results with plant based products. They may not get you overnight results, but with patience, you will see a difference!!!
A few of our favorite chemical free, environmentally friendly products!
Toma Balancing Cleanser
An invigorating, foaming gel cleanser that gently removes impurities to combat breakouts and restores hydration for a renewed complexion. The harmonizing formula soothes skin with healing botanicals to support a healthy microbiome, essential antioxidants to build healthy cells, and soothing essential oils to reduce inflammation. Perfect for all skin types!
$32.00
4 oz Rosemary Shampoo Bar with Jojoba
Rosemary essential oil nourishes the scalp and stimulates hair follicles in this palm free shampoo bar helping hair grow longer and stronger. A cleaner scalp with less build up means more bounce and shine over time. Peppermint oil helps regulate sebum secretion, making it great for every scalp and hair type. Jojoba helps seal the hair shaft and prevent breakage.
$12.00
FRESC Toothpaste Tablets – 60-Piece Naturally Whitening
The FRESC toothpaste tablets were designed with a gentle formula, being entirely natural and eco-friendly. Designed to ensure the best possible dental care using the least amount of chemical ingredients possible, these chewable tablets are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic tubes, contributing to a healthier environment. •Active Ingredients: MCC(Microcrystalline Cellulose), Xylitol, Natural Peppermint Flavor, Twist Acid, Xanthan, Guar Gum, Magnesium Stearate, PEG Bright White Factor.
$12.00
Cream Deodorant 2 oz - Rosemary Mint
Our NEW hand poured cream deodorant is made with all natural ingredients and contains no aluminum or baking soda. Contains: organic arrowroot powder, organic coconut oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, calendula extract & essential oils. To use: warm a pea-sized amount between your fingers & apply directly to your underarm area. Product type: all natural deodorant now available in 3 scents & either a travel size or full size glass jar! Size: 2 oz glass jar
$16.00
ALOE & SHEA BUTTER BODY WASH
Vegan and cruelty-free, no parabens, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, and artificial colors or dyes. SIZE: 16 oz. glass bottle with pump with organic ingredients: Soothing Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Atlantic Sea Salt, Shea Seed Oil, Organic Chamomile Flower Extract, Organic Calendula Flower Extract, Organic Comfrey Herb Extract, Organic Kelp Extract
$38.00
Solid Conditioner Bar with Honeysuckle
Drop the plastics from your hair care routine. Low waste, long lasting and with hair nourishing oils like cocoa butter and jojoba balanced with gentle, all natural surfactants, these bars condition hair without any greasy film. Each bar is approximately 2.5 ounces and lasts up to 2 months.
$12.00
Style B Bamboo Toothbrush - 2 PC
100% biodegradable. It can be safely decomposed by bacteria and other living organisms. Water-resistant bamboo handle.
$10.00
Cream Deodorant 2 oz. - Lavender Rose
Our NEW hand poured cream deodorant is made with all natural ingredients and contains no aluminum or baking soda. Contains: organic arrowroot powder, organic coconut oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, calendula extract & essential oils. To use: warm a pea-sized amount between your fingers & apply directly to your underarm area. Product type: all natural deodorant now available in 3 scents & either a travel size or full size glass jar! Size: 2 oz glass jar
$16.00
Cream Deodorant 2 oz. - Lemon Verbena
Our NEW hand poured cream deodorant is made with all natural ingredients and contains no aluminum or baking soda. Contains: organic arrowroot powder, organic coconut oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, calendula extract & essential oils. To use: warm a pea-sized amount between your fingers & apply directly to your underarm area. Product type: all natural deodorant now available in 3 scents & either a travel size or full size glass jar! Size: 2 oz glass jar
$16.00
Glow Full Body Oil
Infused with homegrown herbs of borage, rosemary, plaintain and yarrow, GLOW is perfect for keeping skin hydrated and glowy all over with a light bergamot and lemon balm scent.
$28.00