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Video Blog: Everyday Essentials

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Himalaya Botanique Neem & Pomegranate Toothpaste

Giovanni’s 50:50 Balanced Hydrating  & Root 66 Volume shampoo/conditioner – heads up! I know I said these are my everyday essentials but I actually only wash hair about 2x a week :)

Crystal Roll-On Deodorant

Jack n’ Jill Toothpaste

Toothpaste Tube-Wringer

What are some of your go-to products? What are you using for shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant? Are you making your own? Let me know!


  • Heather

    Booda Butter! Certified organic food-grade body butter. Nothing in there I wouldn’t eat. All organic shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive oil and jojoba oil. Made in small batches in Bellingham, Washington. Company also makes a lip balm and a soap bar. I am obsessed with their products after happening upon them at a co-op on Orcas Island this past summer.

  • Stormy

    Schmidt’s deodorant – great stuff!

  • Debi Cole

    Its crazy! We use the same deodorant! Anyways! I use Organic Avacado oil for my skin! I love it!

  • Ether Akasha

    of course with an adult at hand a knife to cut the tooth paste tube etc will of course extract more of the content

  • Ether Akasha

    if the knife is to extreme maybe you could edit it in a more friendly manner

  • Tanja

    Shampoo/Conditioner (not daily): Acure Organics (Ultra-Hydrating) or Davines (Love)
    Toothpaste: Kingfisher
    Roll-On Deodorant: Miessence
    Mineral foundation, Lip Tint, Eyeliner, Mascara: Inika
    Natural Perfume: Pure Botanic Vibes

  • Salvador Apodaca

    Hello Alicia! I’ll play and be kind @ same time :) … Suave 2 in 1 head and body, Mitchum Roll-on, Aim toothpaste, and in the market. That was fun :)

  • Jeb Bell

    Hi Alicia and fellow Kind Lifers!

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  • Amanda Williams

    My Magic Mud toothpaste.
    Piperwai deodorant.
    Mineral Fusion volumizing shampoo.

  • Moya

    Thank you for your picks, and I was so happy to see that 2 of mine were also on your list (my tooth paste and deodorant) But I have another deodorant also Lavanila (they have a bunch of different scents) , and a shampoo that we like Nature’s Gate (Awapuhi Ginger & Holy Basil) Thank you and can’t wait to hear and learn more!

  • C. Blake

    Toothpaste: Desert Essence Tea Tree and Neem
    Shampoo: Everyday Shea
    Deodorant: Tom’s of Maine
    Shave Cream: Kiss My Face
    I’m saving money and reducing waste by taking home and using the remainder of toilet paper and hand soap from the hotel that I work for. I clean the hotel and replace those two things when they get low. Still on this vegan journey and always will be although my path is not always straight. Thank you Alicia for helping me. I love telling people at work about the vegan diet. The Spa on the hotel grounds that I work for has mostly vegan products (the brand name of which escapes me at the moment). I hope you are well and happy.

  • Maša Ofei

    I’m big on supporting smaller, organic and ethical businesses. But here are my everyday essentials –

    Shampoo and Conditioner – Mukti Organics
    Deodorant – Black Chicken Deodorant Paste or Mukti Organics (don’t like roll ons as they roll back the bacteria from your underarms into the product)
    Toothpaste – Divine Company or Riddell’s Creek
    Organic Perfume – One Seed
    Make up – currently Moonrise Creek and La Mav
    Face Oil – Mukti Organics
    Lip Balm – Hurraw!
    Toothbrush – Pearlbar

    • Sarah

      Have you tried the mascara from Moonrise Creek? I’ve been wanting to try it!
      I actually have an Etsy shop and sell chaga based makeup, but I am still on the hunt for a good mascara until I can concoct one of my own! <3

  • steph oliver

    The best deodorant I have found is by a company called MooGoo out of Australia. It’s all natural, organic and works really well. (I believe it is vegan based on the ingredient list, but the company is not). I rotate shampoos between Giovanni and Desert Organics (their organic line is 100% vegan) and only wash my hair about twice a week as well! Finally, I use coconut oil for my dry and cracked wintry hands or warmed sesame oil (organic and un-toasted, otherwise there’s a risk of smelling like stir fry!)

  • Sara G

    Toothpaste- Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint or Hello Supermint
    Face wash- Murad sensitive skin
    Deodorant- Schmidt’s Naturals in Lavender sage or Rose Vanilla or homemade
    Contact solution- Clear Conscience Solution
    Makeup- Kat Von D Lock-it foundation and concealer creme and E.L.F. mascara, powder, blush, etc.
    Sunscreen- Supergoop
    Body wash- Dr. Bronner’s lavender
    Floss- Eco-dent

    Semi-weeklys or more:
    Josie Maran 100% pure argan oil face moisturizer for night
    Avocado oil, grapeseed oil, or Dr. Bronner’s lotion for body moisturization
    Alba botanica shaving cream
    Acure brightening facial scrub
    Shampoo & conditioner- Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint Moisturizing
    Every other week- vinegar rinse with 2 tbsp ACV and 2 cups of water
    Dry brush with vegan bristle brush (Sano naturals)
    Amika dry shampoo

    And tons more when the mood strikes me! I’m a vegan/cruelty-free product junkie.

  • Sara G

    Another thing to mention- this website is fascinating and useful:

    You can use Control+F to open a search for any brand you’re wondering about.

    And I bring all of my empty containers back to Origins to recycle, because they take all brands for their back to Origins program:

    But I don’t buy from them, because they’re owned by Estee Lauder, who test on animals.

  • Onyx D’Castro-Noack


    Here in Australia I use Thursday Plantation products. My face cream, deodorant and face wash are just some of the products that Thursday Plantation produce. The product’s staple ingredient is tea tree oil. Imagine my surprise when I found out the Thursday Plantation company is located only a few suburbs away from me! They distribute to major beauty outlets ( like Priceline, not sure if you have this store in the USA), small health food stores and a variety of stores that sell vegan/vegetarian products.

  • Mandy

    Coconut oil
    Dr. Bronners soap
    Earth Paste toothpaste
    Deodorant: (from Germany) Vegane Pflege: Fizzy Day, Zippy Pepper
    Shampoo and Conditioner: Faith In Nature Coconut Shampoo
    The Lavera brand also has a lot of good products I’ve used over the years.
    My favorite is buying from women who make their own vegan organic products all over the world: Canada, LA, Italy, Germany. I usually pick them up while traveling or if I am lucky gifted them by friends who know me and think of me when they stumble upon them.

  • R-Elena

    I use a lot of Neals Yard products, made from all organic products, made in uk and free from nasty chemicals. They have from shampoo to deodorant and talcum powder. Sometimes I use Bionsen Japanese deodorant roll on which is free from aluminium. I’m currently using Faith in nature hand soap. Jason apricot shampoo, again all free from parabens and SLS nasties. I have conditioner from kind natured, they do a really nice coconut and shea one, again free from all nasties. All in UK! Probably can get worldwide as buy some of these products from Wholefoods.

  • Sarah

    Face Wash: Dr. Bronner’s tea tree or a scrub I make with organic turmeric, sugar, coconut oil, and local honey

    Body: Dr. Bronner’s

    Makeup: I actually have my own Etsy shop with chaga based eyeshadows and bronzers that I wear. Still have yet to find a good mascara though until I concoct one of my own.

    Moisturizer: Raw cacao and shea butter infused with chaga and/or Best Skin Ever in Seabuckthorn from Living Libations. Coconut oil for body.

    Hair: I wash with diluted baking soda and peppermint oil and condition with diluted acv and lavender oil

    Toothpaste: Whatever catches my eye, along with a tooth whitener I make with activated charcoal, peppermint oil, and neem powder

  • Steph Lane

    I use Shea Moisture Shampoo/Conditioner because every “no poo” method I have tried has failed horribly.
    My neighbor makes her own soap…it has goat’s milk in it but the milk is from local family owned goat farmers who are ethical about harvesting it so I made a compromise.
    I use pure baking soda and a compostable bamboo toothbrush
    I use pure grapeseed oil for face moisturizer
    I make my own body butter with shea and cocoa butter, sweet almond and coconut oil
    And I usually use the solid Crystal Deodorant but for days on my cycle/days I know I will be nervous (public speaking ect) I use deodorant I made out of shea butter, coconut oil, and copious amounts of arrowroot powder to absorb the moisture and baking soda to neutralize the odor.
    Makeup I use Juice Beauty serum and a DIY bronzer out of cocoa and arrowroot powder.
    I also use Physician’s Formula mascara as mascara and eye liner by dragging a brush against the wand and then across my lash line. For lower lashline I use wet n wild black eye liner. I am thinking about making my own mascara or switching to Almay because per the EWG skin deep database Almay is just as safe and it’s cheaper.

  • Marni Shymkus

    I use Akamai Mineral Toothpaste – it is 100% natural, and doesn’t contain glycerin (which coats your teeth and is a magnet for plaque…..not to mention it messes with the remineralization process)….although glycerin is a natural ingredient, it is anti-oral health.

  • Brandy

    I have to mention the Zir Yabs Body Brew deodorant! I’m obsessed and have started a mini-cult amongst my friends :) Great hippie deodorant for stinky gals!

  • WavesRocksCampfires

    I love Lush Godiva shampoo bar- no plastic packaging and no need for conditioner! And Auromere anise toothpaste with a bamboo toothbrush. And I don’t use deodorant every day, but when I feel like I need it, I use the coconut water underarm wipes from Pacifica or a deodorant crystal. I make my own homemade soap and I love putting my favorite essential oils in it (fave- lavender and patchouli together). I love seeing what everyone uses!

  • Alisha Brink

    I am looking for a vegan lip balm…any suggestions?

  • Alisha Brink

    Can you recommend a vegan lip balm?

  • Gregory Wong

    I like Wen by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner and Styling Cream. Schmidt’s Deodorant which I read about here :) Kiss My Face Toothpaste. Method Home Cleaning Products, Body Wash and Hand Soap. Pacifica Face Wash with Coconut Water.