Going “holistic” may seem daunting at first, and many may not understand the importance of it, but it’s not as scary as it seems and it’s oh-so important to your quality of life. The convenience of our world has it pros, but has created many cons for our overall well being. For me, choosing a holistic lifestyle meant choosing my health over convenience. It meant deciding to take the time to unlearn so many things I had been taught and learn how to do my own research. Along the way, I have learned that FDA standards, beauty industry standards, and food industry standards are incredibly lenient in the U.S.
I learned that many of the things I was using on a daily basis or consuming in my food were carcinogenic, hormone-disrupting, energy-depleting, and generally, just wildly unhealthy and toxic for the body. I started my holistic lifestyle by first replacing my beauty and hygiene products as I ran out of things. I remember not understanding why my eyelashes were falling out and I always had styes…until I switched to a natural mascara and that never happened again. I remember having horrible headaches after using beauty products, laundry detergent, and candles with artificial fragrance…until I went natural and those went away. Going holistic has revolutionized my life. It has empowered me to take my health into my own hands and live an overall better quality of life!
And for those that maybe want to go holistic but don’t know where to start, let’s start with summer! Here are some of my favorite products and snacks to throw into your beach bag this summer instead of grabbing those things from the grocery store that are “the norm” and are most likely extremely toxic to your body.
Living a holistic lifestyle doesn’t have to happen all at once. Taking one step at a time is better than taking no steps at all! I want to encourage you to start by implementing some clean swaps for your summertime fun. Don’t feel like you need every product on this guide… consider what will be the most valuable to you and get the most use before the fall rolls around. And if you have any questions, comment at the bottom of this post and I will personally get back to you!
Badger Active | Badger for Kids | Earthley Wellness Sun Shield | Sunfolk Sunny Protective Skin Balm
Badger Aloe Vera | Earthley Wellness Sun-Soothe
Badger Anti-Bug Shake and Spray | Earthley Wellness Pest Aside
LMNT Electrolyte Packets | Jigsaw Health Electrolyte Packets | Coconut Water | Re-Lyte
Chomps Stick | Solely Organic Fruit Jerky | Simple Mills Crackers | Skout Organics Snack Bars
Sanuk Yoga Mat Flip Flops | More trendy sandal | HydroCell Stainless Steel Water Bottle |Womens Floppy Sun Hat | Fold-Up Visor Straw Hat | Beach towel | Best cheap sunnies | Beach Read | Beach Cover Up
Hannah Holt is the virtual assistant for TCS with a deep love for the written word. As a musician, Hannah loves being around any group of creators and dreaming up new things with them. With an innate interest in holistic living and a passion for Jesus, she loves sharing her healthy swaps and rich knowledge of scripture. When she’s not working or writing, you can find her singing pretty much anywhere or in her kitchen baking.