EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: 4 Products for a Healthier You #DrBronners #Organic #FairTrade #Vegan

4 Products for a Healthier You #DrBronners #Organic #FairTrade #Vegan

A healthier lifestyle begins with healthier choices. This may sound easier said than done. In our house, we've been making healthy changesslowly but surelyby replacing our processed food with fresher, more natural, low calorie products and switching from harsh chemical cleaners to cleaners we feel comfortable using around kids and pets. 

We are far from experts, but we find it's easiest to focus on researching and replacing just a few products a month. It has been a more manageable process for us this way and we notice that over time we've come to incorporate many healthy decisions into our lives with ease. It's a great feeling. 

One particular brand we've come to love is Dr. Bronner's for their organic, fair trade and vegan products. Here are four of our recommendations that are especially easy to incorporate into your own home this month:

1. Dr. Bronner's Fair Trade & Organic Virgin Coconut Oil - Whether you prefer whole or white kernel, both are excellent for stir-frying, sauces, baking and body care. The coconut oil is fresh-pressed, unrefined, and is an easy replacement to butter or margarine. We find that the nutty flavor is slightly more pronounced in some of our dishes than others, which can be an asset once you get a feel for using it. We especially love making fried bananas with the whole kernel oil because it compliments the dessert so well.

2. Dr. Bronner's All-One Hemp Rose Bar Soap - made of organic coconut oil, palm oil, sodium hydroxide, water, organic olive oil, organic hemp oil, organic jojoba oil, sea salt, citric acid and tocopherol. When I read the ingredients I was surprised at how many of these are great for skin all on their own, so getting so many into one product is fantastic. I'm not usually a fan of the rose fragrance, but this scent is soft, subtle and clean. If you aren't into floral scents, I'd also recommend the peppermint or citrus bars. 

3. Dr. Bronner's All-One Toothpaste - made with 70% organic ingredients, vegan, fluoride-free, non-GMO certified, NSF certified, and contains no synthetic foaming detergents or synthetic flavors. If you don't care for the Anise flavor, they also offer peppermint and cinnamon. Added bonus, the packaging is 100% recyclable! 

4. Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Tea Tree Pure-Castile Soap - We call this the miracle worker in our home! You can use it on just about EVERYTHING. Seriously, they recommend using it for your: face, body, hair, bath, shaving, teeth, feet, congestion, dishes, laundry, mopping, all-purpose cleaning, windows, toilet, fruit and veggie rinse, pet shampooing, plant spray and ant spray! For detailed instructions, check out the cheat sheet here.

With all of the small changes we've implemented so far that have made a big difference, Dr. Bronner's ranks as one of our favorite brands. (Check out their commitment to organic integrity here.) 

We find many of their products at Target, but you can use their Store Locator to find a retailer near you. 

Regardless of wear you start, we hope the big take-away here is that you don't have to change everything in a day. Taking it one step at a time can make better lifestyle choices stress-free and attainable in the long term.

What tips do you have about living a healthier life?

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post were provided in partnership by Dr. Bronner's. As always, our posts are our own, honest opinions and may differ from yours.