The vast majority of personal care products – from shampoos to toothpastes – are loaded with harsh chemicals and toxic components that can have long-term health and environmental implications.
So prevalent are these worrisome ingredients that the Environmental Working Group maintains a database of over 60,000 products rating their potential hazards and health concerns.
While homemade personal care products can offer a natural and affordable alternative, they’re not always convenient.
Thankfully, a number of products on the market tick all the boxes in terms of health, environment and effectiveness so there’s no excuse not to go green while still looking great!
Below are our picks of the best products out there or use the clickable links below to navigate between sections.
Best Natural Everyday Shampoo For Normal Hair – Nurture My Body Organic Everyday Shampoo
This gentle and natural shampoo, containing 18 certified organic ingredients, is suitable for everyday use on all hair types, including color-treated hair. It’s free of SLS, parabens and fragrances, and is bottled in BPA-free plastic – meaning you can enjoy shiny and strong hair without harsh chemicals. EWG rating: 1 (the lowest hazard rating).
Best Natural Shampoo For Dry Hair – Acure Organics Repairing Shampoo – Moroccan Argan Stem Cell and Argan Oil
With argan oil, argan stem cells, CoQ10, organic Sea Buckthorn Oil and pumpkin seed oil, this shampoo is sure to leave even the most dry and damaged locks feeling shiny, soft and manageable. It’s also safe for color treated hair. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Shampoo For Oily Hair – NaturOli Extreme Soap Nut Shampoo
Free of sulfates and gluten, NaturOli shampoo is made with 100% USDA organic soap nuts and is suitable for vegans. Enjoy powerful yet gentle action, thanks to its unique Ayurvedic formulas. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Anti-Dandruff Shampoo – Carina Organics Sweet Pea Pure & Natural Dandruff Flake Removal Shampoo
A daily moisturizing, dandruff removal shampoo formulated with natural and certified organic plant, vegetable, flower and tree extracts. Enjoy a flake free scalp, squeaky clean hair and nourished and moisturized skin. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Dry Shampoo – Qet Botanicals Lavender Powder Dry Shampoo
For those mornings when time is precious, make sure you have this oil absorbing blend on hand. Made with lavender flowers, organic dried arrowroot powder and a touch of lavender oil, this botanical dry shampoo is gentle, refreshing and safe. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Conditioner for All Hair Types – Nurture My Body Organic Nourishing Conditioner
This conditioner has 16 certified organic botanicals – including horsetail, slippery elm, calendula blossoms and chamomile flowers – along with essential oils which ensure it gently de-tangles, nourishes and controls frizz. It’s also free of fragrances, sulfates and nuts and is certified vegan and cruelty free. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Conditioner for Dry or Damaged Hair – CREO Super Antioxidant Hair Conditioner
Conditioning treatment which repairs and restores shine, elasticity and body to stressed, dry and damaged hair while extending the life of color treatments. It’s free of silicone, parabens, phthalates and animal by-products. Cruelty free. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Leave-In Conditioner – Alba Botanica Advanced Leave-In Conditioner
Formulated with coconut, plant proteins and antioxidants, this treatment is light enough to apply without adding weight or residue, yet rich enough to nourish and repair dry and damaged hair. Free of parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances. Not tested on animals. EWG rating: 2.
Best Natural Moisturizer for Normal Skin – Mineral Fusion Skin-Balancing Moisturizer
A hydrating lotion for all skin types, this moisturizer is made with rosehip oil, nutrient-replenishing mineral water, natural antioxidants and revitalizing iron, which help keep skin smooth and wrinkle free. EWG rating: 2.
Best Natural Moisturizer for Dry Skin – 100% Pure Jasmine Green Tea Moisturizer
Organic nutrients and vitamins in this lotion help to soothe dry skin, lock in moisture and promote clear and supple skin. Made with organic aloe juice, pomegranate seed oil, green tea, calendula, chamomile, echinacea and jasmine. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin – Beyond Organics Skincare Rich 24 Hour Moisturizer
A rich, natural moisturizer for day and night use, ideal for those with sensitive skin. Includes shea butter to nourish and protect dry skin; ginseng, a powerful antioxidant, to smooth, firm and revitalize; safflower oil to hydrate and soften; and cucumber to tone. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Anti-Aging Moisturizer – Mama Suds Age Defying Skin Cream
Chock full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, this skin cream hydrates, reduces the appearance of scars and fine lines and may even help conceal age spots. Using organically grown aloe vera, lavender, clary sage, and frankincense. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Night Cream – Absolute Care Minerals Plus Balancing Night Cream
A pampering night cream for all skin types, this nourishes and protects as you sleep. Contains argan oil, Dead Sea minerals and Inca Inchi oil which is rich in the essential omega fats 3, 6 and 9. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Revitalizing Eye Gel – Cellex-C Eye Contour Gel
This lightweight oil-free formula helps revitalize the eyes, and tightens and firms under-eye sagging caused by sleepless nights. It contains vitamin C and zinc to boost collagen production. Suitable for all except the most sensitive skin. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Anti-Aging Eye Cream – Naturopathica Argan & Peptide Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream
An age-defying formula that helps calm puffiness and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles. The argan plant stem cells and plant peptides are antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammatory. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Eye Cream for Him – Anthony High Performance Anti-Aging Continuous Moisture Eye Cream
Specially formulated for men, this cream has an advanced, time released formula which helps prevent premature aging around the eyes. Fueled with arnica, jojoba oil, shea butter and carrot root to hydrate and reduce puffiness. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Cooling Body Lotion – Andalou Naturals Aloe Mint Cooling Body Lotion
With cooling aloe vera and mint leaf, cocoa butter, apricot and sunflower oils, this lotion regenerates, hydrates, soothes and softens the skin. It’s made with organic ingredients and is non-GMO, gluten free and vegan. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Moisturizing Body Oil – Annmarie Gianni Skin Care Coconut Body Oil
An organic daily moisturizing lotion or massage oil, this is a unique blend of oils infused with nutrient rich herbs and essential oils to nourish and hydrate the skin. Ideal for dry, rough, wrinkled or sun damaged sun. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Body Lotion for Skin Conditions – The Honest Company Organic Healing Balm
This healing balm, for daily use, hydrates and protects sensitive skin and soothes skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. With organic oils like sunflower, olive, coconut and chamomile, it’s free of petroleum, mineral oil, lanolin, gluten, parabens, phthalates, fragrances, dyes and most common allergens. Not tested on animals. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Unscented Body Lotion – Herbal Choice Mari Hand & Body Lotion
A fragrance-free lotion made with USDA certified organic ingredients packed in an eco-friendly glass bottle. It’s free of parabens, phthalates, preservatives, gluten and synthetic dyes. Suitable for vegans. EWG rating: 1.
Body Wash and Bubble Bath
Best Natural Body Wash – Dr. Bronner’s 4-in-1 Sugar Lemongrass Lime Organic Soap
Organic shikakai extracted in organic sugar and organic grape juice is combined with a pure-castile liquid soap base for a rich, emollient lather and a moisturizing after-feel. Suitable for use on hands, face and body. Certified vegan and organic. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Body Wash for Sensitive Skin – Acure Sensitive Skin Unscented Body Wash with CoQ10
This deeply moisturizing body wash is suitable for even the most sensitive of skin. CoQ10 and argan stem cells are easily absorbed to replenish lost moisture and elasticity. Vegan friendly and free of gluten, parabens, sulfates, silicone, phthalates and synthetic fragrances. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Exfoliating Body Wash – Acure Exfoliating Body Wash, Pure Mint & Lilac Stem Cell
Smooth away rough skin and prevent pimples with this 100% biodegradable wash. Lilac stem cells reduce breakouts and imperfections, while Sea Buckthorn, CoQ10 & argan oil help keep skin soft and hydrated. Free of harsh chemicals and gluten. Vegan. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Bubble Bath – Aura Cacia Relaxing Lavender Aromatherapy Bubble Bath
Enjoy a bubble-filled tub with this gentle, SLS-free bubble bath, delightfully scented with pure essential oils. Free of synthetic colors and fragrances. EWG rating: 2.
Best Natural Sugar Scrub – Giovanni Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub with Crushed Cocoa Beans
Sweeten your day with this warming, gentle body exfoliator that polishes the skin’s surface. This richly scented formula has an authentic, rather than sickly, chocolate smell thanks to its advanced essential oil complex. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Salt Scrub – Biggs & Featherbelle Lime and Sea Salt Body Scrub
A regenerating formula with Dead Sea salt, sea salt, sunflower seed oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, vitamin E, and lime oil, this scrub smells and feels great, yet is free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and additives. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Lip Scrub – The Lip Scrub by Sara Happ, Vanilla Bean
This much loved scrub is a true delight which eliminates dry, flaky skin to leave lips perfectly soft and supple. Jojoba and grape seed oils add moisture and shine. EWG rating: 1
Best Natural Foot Scrub – Thesis Nourishing & Refreshing Foot Scrub: A Walk in the Park
Made with organic ingredients, genuine Dead Sea salt and premium organic essential oils like rosemary, lavender and eucalyptus, this foot scrub improves circulation, deodorizes, softens, cools and soothes tired feet. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Facial Scrub – Thesis Extra Mild Poppy Seed Face Scrub
A fabulous deep cleansing scrub containing only 100% certified organic herbs, flowers and premium natural clays. Not only is it gentle, effective and suitable for all skin types, but it comes in an Apothecary glass bottle and uses poppy seeds instead of plastic exfoliating beads, making it an eco-friendly delight! EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Fragranced Deodorant – Earth Science Tea Tree and Lavender Deodorant
Best Natural Unscented Deodorant – PurelyGreat Unscented Cream Deodorant
Free of fragrance, this mild yet effective deodorant is suitable for everyone. Made with corn starch, baking soda and glycerin, this smooth cream needs to be applied just once a day so your jar will last up to three months! EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Deodorant Wipes – Crystal Body Deodorant Unscented Towelettes
Perfect for road trips, hikes and plane journeys, these deodorizing towelettes keep you fresh all day long. Containing just purified water and natural mineral salts, they are fragrance free and naturally biodegradable. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Salt Rock Deodorant – Pure Himalayan Salt Natural Deodorant and Beauty Bar
This large, smooth bar of natural Himalayan salt works to neutralize smells and bacteria upon application. Simply wet the rock and rub under your arms for instant freshness! Organic and aluminum free. EWG rating: 1.
Sunscreens & After Sun Products
Best Natural Low SPF Sunscreen – Caribbean Solutions SolGuard SPF 8
A mineral-based, biodegradable and water resistant sunscreen which offers UVA and UVB protection, as well as moisturizing properties. Its fresh scent is sure to enhance relaxation and stress relief at the beach! EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural High SPF Sunscreen – MDSolarSciences Mineral Crème SPF 50
Specifically formulated for acne and rosacea-prone skin, this lightweight formula is silky smooth and blends in evenly. Naturally derived zinc oxide and titanium dioxide offer high level protection. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Sunscreen Lip Balm – Elemental Herbs All Good Unscented Lip Balm SPF 12
Made from USDA certified organic and botanical ingredients, this smooth textured lip balm contains essential oils for a soothing and refreshing taste. With an SPF of 12, you won’t have to deal with painful burnt lips after a day at the beach! EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Tinted Sunscreen – Kabana Organic Skincare Green Screen Tinted Sunscreen SPF 31
A tinted formula to enhance and protect your natural skin tone, this high-SPF sunscreen is made with certified organic and biodegradable ingredients. Fragrance-free, gluten-free, corn-free, chemical-free and vegan. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural After Sun Lotion – COOLA Suncare Environmental Repair Plus Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion
An ultra-moisturizing and deep-soothing lotion that uses organic agave’s natural moisture-binding properties to calm sunburn. Rich with organic ingredients, this after-sun lotion will nourish, repair and keep skin youthful and naturally glowing. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Fragrance for Him – Aramis By Aramis for Men Eau De Toilette Spray
With notes of bergamot, clary sage, myrtle, clove bud, patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver and tree moss, Aramis by Aramis is a classic strong and masculine scent without even a hint of floral tones! EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Fragrance for Her – Tokyo Milk Le Petit No. 2 Parfum
A gentle floral fragrance with notes of lily, peony, vanilla bean and violet, this parfum is beautifully presented in a glass bottle decorated with a vintage watercolor. EWG rating: 1
Best Natural Unisex Fragrance – Trillium Organics Roll-On Botanical Perfume in Cedar Sage
This crisp and woody scent, in a convenient sized roll-on bottle, promotes clarity of the mind. Made with pure organic essential oils in a jojoba oil base, it’s both moisturizing and free of synthetic fragrances. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Shave Cream for Him – Nurture My Body Non-Foaming Fragrance Free Shaving Cream
A 100% organic shaving cream which requires only a thin layer for the razor to glide with ease. Enjoy a smooth shave and protection from uncomfortable irritation and razor burn. Free of parabens, sulfates and artificial fragrances. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Shave Cream for Her – Pacific Shaving Company All Natural Shaving Cream with Aloe & Shea Butter
With natural and certified organic ingredients, this low-lather formula provides superior lubrication for hydrated, soothed and protected skin.
Best Natural Shave Cream for Sensitive Skin – Vanicream Shave Cream
A non-lathering formula specially developed for those with easily irritated, sensitive skin. It provides a smooth, comfortable shave and is free of alcohol, dyes, lanolin, proteins, fragrances and formaldehyde. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Toothpaste – Desert Essence Natural Tea Tree Oil and Neem Toothpaste
Neem, an Ayurvedic extract, joins forces with naturally antiseptic tea tree oil and refreshing Wintergreen essential oil to make this delicious and invigorating toothpaste. Fluoride and gluten free. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Whitening Toothpaste – Tom’s of Maine Anti-plaque and Whitening Fluoride-Free Peppermint Toothpaste
Formulated with authentic natural ingredients like zinc citrate, xylitol, baking soda and peppermint oil, this fluoride-free paste will leave your teeth feeling squeaky clean and looking brilliantly white. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Tooth Powder – Eco-Dent Daily Care Original Mint Baking Powder Tooth Powder
This naturally effervescent tooth powder, based on baking soda, sea salt and the important tooth minerals calcium and magnesium, Eco-Dent ensures healthier looking teeth and gums with a minimally abrasive formula. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Baby Diaper Cream – Desert Essence Organics Baby Don’t Be Rash Diaper Cream
Gentle for baby, this diaper cream contains only five ingredients including organic castor seed oil and organic beeswax to soothe and protect! It’s also fragrance free, hypoallergenic and pediatrician tested. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Baby Wipes – The Honest Company Honest Baby Wipes
Premium plant-based, natural baby wipes which are infused with a blend of antioxidant-rich pomegranate; soothing chamomile and cucumber; and moisturizing masterwort leaf. Hypoallergenic, biodegradable and free of petrochemicals, chlorine and other harsh chemicals. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Baby Powder – Little Twig Organic Baby Powder Extra Mild and Unscented
An all-natural, talc-free baby powder containing green clay and cornstarch to absorb moisture, tea tree oil to soothe sensitive skin and a blend of lavender and chamomile for all-day freshness. Gentle and fragrance free. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Baby Lotion – Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Non-Scents Baby Lotion
A safe, gentle, and naturally unscented lotion made with organic calendula and organic Rooibos for sensitive, delicate skin. Suitable for babies of all ages – from top to bottom, and cheek to cheek! No synthetic fragrances or dyes. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Baby Shampoo – Nurture My Body Baby Shampoo & Body Wash
Fragrance-free, gentle organic baby shampoo and body wash suitable for baby’s skin, scalp and hair. Made without sodium lauryl sulfates and phthalates and packaged in a BPA-free, recyclable and UV light-proof bottle. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Baby Bubble Bath – Babyganics Fragrance Free Bubble Bath
Thick, soft and foamy bubble bath which is safe for eyes and gentle and nourishing on skin. A fragrance-free blend created with seed oils and other natural plant-based ingredients to a non-allergenic formula. Pediatrician and dermatologist tested. EWG rating: 1.
Best Natural Baby Oil – Badger Calming Baby Oil in Chamomile & Calendula
USDA certified organic, safe and soothing blend formulated with moisturizing olive and jojoba oils and calming chamomile and calendula herbs to nurture and protect delicate baby skin. No animal testing. EWG rating: 1.