I often get asked what’s inside my healthy lifestyle toolbox and what are the organic and all-natural products that I use and recommend, especially as someone who is a cancer survivor, and with an autoimmune disease and chronic illness. I’m very particular about the everyday products that my family uses whether they are organic, all-natural, toxin-free, and/or made in the USA. Here’s a peek behind the curtain in our home as I share the top 20 all-natural products that have changed my life!
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Ok… ok… life-changing sounds a little extreme. But in my world, it’s pretty much the case. If you are really curious about my health journey and why I call these all-natural products life-changing, then you can read about my journey with cancer, autoimmune, and chronic illness, and debilitating fatigue. If not, skip over and head on down to my favorite all-natural products that I keep in my healthy lifestyle toolbox!
So again, some of these all-natural products legit have been life-changing for me. Some are just tried and true products that I keep in my health and wellness toolbox. But hopefully, this helps to give you a glance behind the scenes into my world and my favorite products that I use and recommend.
25 All-Natural Products That Changed My Life
To make it easier for you, I divided the all-natural products in my toolbox into price-point categories. I didn’t make the transition overnight. It took several years to get to this place where this is 100% our lifestyle! I transitioned one product at a time, little by little as we ran out of items and as our budget allowed.
PS – While each of the products is placed into three price categories, please understand if the manufacturer changes the prices and they end up being a little more or less than what they are listed as here.
My Toolbox Under $50
This list is in ABC order, but I love that Beautycounter is first. Your skin is the largest organ in/on your body and while we may eat organic food, we sometimes forget all of the toxins that get absorbed through our skin with traditional skin-care and makeup products. I still want to be pampered, but without all of the toxic soup! Beautycounter has skin-care and makeup products that are clean and simple and free of color, fragrance, oxybenzone, DEA, parabens, dioxin, PEG, and phthalates. My entire family uses their products (they have items for men too!) and I love knowing that my skin-care and makeup are safe. It’s how I keep my all-natural glow and can fool people about my age by a good 10 years!
I created Pink Fortitude’s signature Daily Priorities Tracker from the system I created to help with focus from #cogfog. This tracker is not your standard “to-do” list. It’s a game-changer for those who have some type of chronic illness like cancer or autoimmune disease, limited energy, are in pain, and/or have cognition issues. Completing your tasks at work or home can be more challenging with a chronic illness. This method organizes your to-dos around your energy/pain levels so you can be still productive even when you aren’t feeling well.
Yes, there is an oil for that! I’m big on diffusing oils, but also use them in cleaning products, laundry detergent, mental health, stress, and immunity support… oh the list is endless! Even my skeptical Hubby went from “just because they are oils doesn’t mean they are essential” to “where’s my sleepy feet roller ball?” I seriously don’t think I could go one day without some kind of essential oils in my life.
Throughout the storms of life, gratitude quickly became my jam. I was talking about it and writing about it all of the time. And I knew that I wanted to share my love of gratitude with you. So I developed Pink Fortitude’s signature product – Gratitude Builds Fortitude Journal. It’s a daily reminder of the beauty of gratitude and ps – also a perfect gift to give!
Madison Reed All-Natural Hair Dye
Madison Reed is my go-to online hair color company built on integrity, innovation, and love—for you and for your hair color. They believe in a better way to create beautiful naturally healthy-looking hair color and that all women deserve it. Madison Reed is transforming at-home hair color with ammonia-free hair dye that results in a multi-dimensional color that looks beautiful, healthy, and natural. Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free hair dye. I get my color shipped to me on a regular schedule and in just a matter of minutes, my aging and dull red hair is once again vibrant and beautiful!
Our family’s go-to brand is MyGreenFills. Why? It’s made with 100% naturally non-toxic ingredients, it’s delivered to your door, it comes in reusable jugs and pouches to reduce waste… AND… it’s less expensive than store brands. Laundry isn’t sexy, but it’s part of my daily routine and I want to use products that are safe, all-natural, and good for the environment.
Years ago, when a handsome young man asked to join me at breakfast at a conference, I couldn’t say no. The conversation quickly turned to all of the latent memory, focus, and cognition issues (#cogfog) that I was still experiencing from chemo. He pulled out the prototype for Alpha + Omega Cognition Boost and I literally could tell an immediate difference. His company has since grown and expanded and our family uses not just A+O Cog Boost, but Max Sleep (my nighttime lifesaver!), CryoFreeze Pain Relief, and hubby’s favorite Omax3 Ultra Pure.
Anyone on their way to better health has a NutriBullet to make smoothies galore! It’s the understated hero of my morning.
Anyone with any kind of health issue, medical condition, or who simply wants to live a healthier lifestyle has their share of medicine, pills, and supplements. CanIgetanAMEN!?! These Pill Folds are the cat’s meow. They areeEasy to use, super stylish, and much better than those ugly plastic containers. I fill mine up every Sunday and I’m good to go for the entire week.
Sweet Water Decor Mugs and Candles
Motivational + inspirational mugs and more. Their candle line is gluten + lead + phthalate free! Ok, so this one isn’t exactly a life-changer, but my mugs and candles make me so happy! It’s like a daily dose of zen.
My Toolbox Under $100
Dry Farm Wines
Dry Farm Wines are all-natural, additive-free, sugar-free, and low alcohol. A Philosophy of the World’s Finest Pure Artisan Wines, Hand Crafted with Honesty Dry Farm Wines curates only the highest quality natural wines from small, sustainable family farms that meet our strict standard of health. Unlike today’s commercialized and processed wines, this is real wine. Nothing added, nothing removed. I don’t drink often, but when I do, these wines are my family’s go-to!
Microbe Formulas is hands down THE #1 game-changer in my health. Their high-quality supplements are worth their weight in gold. The quality of Microbe Formulas is the best I’ve ever seen. I’ve been on their protocol and have been a huge fan for quite some time. I know the owners personally and their integrity to their products is second to none. Their products dig deep to help with a true detox protocol, and the doctors go live for you every week so you can learn more about how to use their products to achieve ultimate health.
Remember those smoothies we discussed earlier? Mighty Maca is one of my favorite superfood powders to add to smoothies. It’s rich in antioxidants and full of fiber, vitamin C, copper, iron, and 20 amino acids. Maca is an adaptogen that may help to enhance energy, mood, and memory and boost sexual health.
Swannies Blue Light Glasses
Many people with health issues have problems either falling asleep or staying asleep. Melatonin is the hormone that regulates your sleep/wake cycle, and blue lights from your cell phone, TV, computer, etc trick your body into thinking it’s still daytime. Since it’s impossible to live in a bubble and not be away from our cell phones, tablets, computers and TV’s for any length of time, day glasses for screen glare and classic blue light blockers are a favorite health hack and nighttime ritual.
Thrive Market is like Whole Foods on steroids. Organic, Non-GMO, gluten free, Paleo, vegan, kosher steroids that is. It’s an online store full of the best groceries and home products that are healthier for you. Their own generic brand has even better prices for you. I get my box once a month filled with our favorite organic products at budget prices.
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My Toolbox Over $100
Aquasana Whole Home Water Filtration System
I want the water in my entire home to be clean and safe. According to testing conducted by the Environmental Working Group, 250 chemicals were detected in American drinking water overall (160 of which are not regulated by the federal government). Even more worrying, 81 percent of systems tested had contaminants that have been linked to cancer. A good quality whole home water filtration system was one of the best investments we’ve ever made. Use code: PINK50 for an extra discount.
Avodaco Organic Mattress
I am obsessed with my sleep. Sleeping and spending time in bed is a by-product of many individuals with a chronic illness. Investing in a quality organic mattress that does not off-gas toxic fumes was totally worth not inhaling all of those chemicals. I am 100% in love with my Avocado mattress!
I reached out to my dear friend, Ari Whitten, who created Energenesis, which has been a lifesaver for me and has given me so much more sustained energy. I had heard so many wonderful testimonials about his program, I had to try it for myself. Ari gets into some more advanced bio-hacking principles – which BTW are super easy to implement that go straight to the cellular level. It was the boost that I needed. Oh, and PS – he’s offered his Energy Blueprint Masterclass to my Pink Fortitude community… for FREE!
I know… tote bags shouldn’t count as life-changing. But having a chronic illness means way too many trips to the doctors and even the hospital. Sword & Plough is female-Veteran owned and their totes are made with military surplus materials. Being a military spouse married to a Green Beret, I love supporting this company, AND… their bags are perfect to carry all of my stuff to my doctor’s appointments.
You are Energy Course
Energy work and EFT Tapping may help to combat anxiety, stress, insomnia, and even anger and other negative emotions. As a Christian, I wasn’t sure about how energy work fits in with my faith. I’ve worked with Amy and she not only embraced my faith but helped me grow a stronger and deeper connection. I know personally, this has helped me greatly in times of increased stress, dealing with emotional issues, and falling back to sleep in the middle of the night.
I know this might be a lot to digest but I hope I made it easy for you to learn more about my tried and true favorite products. Try some out for yourself and let me know what you think!
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