Non-toxic Alternatives

Finding good non-toxic alternatives to rebalance fertility and hormones is a common recommendation offered to those struggling to become pregnant. Toxic containing products should be eliminated from your life as they are harmful to fertility. 

Research shows that the declining fertility rates (male and female factor) are correlated with increased use of chemicals and synthetic additives in our food, water, skin care, cleaning products, and packaging.

The major fertility disrupting toxics are estrogen disrupters, also known as xenoestrogens, that mimic or block our hormones. Xenoestrogens may prevent ovulation, disrupt implantation, lower sperm count and quality, and, possibly, increase the risk of pregnancy loss. Carcinogenic substances (cancer causing) are also hidden in so many of the products that we use daily.

Small steps to elimination is key, as replacing everything all at once can be very expensive and a major change to your lifestyle! It’s sometimes confusing to know what to avoid and eliminate.  So let’s break it down.

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Best Non-Toxic Body Care Products

The skin is your body’s largest organ, and some research shows that it can absorb about 60% of what you put on it, and that substances can enter your blood stream within 26 seconds. Xenoestrogens and carcinogenics are running rampant in your body care products – shampoos, moisturizers, creams, soap, and make up.

PLEASE read your labels and stay away from:
Parabens: 79-90% of cosmetics on the market contain this preservative, it hides as Methyl/ethyl/butyl/isobutyl/propyl paraben.
PEG Compounds: foaming agents and penetration enhancers have been linked to birth defects and infertility, anything with ‘PEG’ in it.
4-Methylbenzylidene camphor (4-MBC): found in sunscreen and moisturizers with sun protection.
Phthalates: often in ‘fragrance’ or ‘parfum’ – manufacturers are not required to list fragrance ingredients, if it uses essential oils to scent, then it should indicate this on the label. Hides as anything with “phthalate” in its name, or DBP, DEHP, DMP, DEP
Phenosulf thiazine: A dye found in cosmetics, nail polish
Sulphates: foaming agent and emulsifier found in face and body wash, shampoos, soaps and toothpaste. Listed as Sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, sodium dodecyl sulfate, sodium salt sulphuric acid, monododecyl ester

For more information about specific products, check out EWG’s Skin Deep Database.

Juice Beauty Products

This is what I use for my face! I little more of an investment, but if you’re serious about your facial regime, this is a great alternative.

California Baby SPF30 Mineral Sunscreen

This sunscreen was the highest rated non-chemical sunscreen by Consumer Reports in 2020. I use it and love it!

Sukin Natural Balance Shampoo & Conditioner

Love this natural shampoo & conditioner set because it is free of the nasty additives and still lathers! Also smells like orange creamsicle (orange and vanilla essential oils).

Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castile Soap

This is the most versatile non-toxic soap out there. You can use this on your body, face, and hair!

Ursa Major Products

For non-toxic and natural skin care. Check out their whole line by clicking on the store link.

Little Seed Farm

This is my favorite natural deodorant! It actually keeps me try and the scents (from essential oils) are wonderful.

Best Non-Toxic Products for the Home

Your cleaning products don’t get a pass on xenoestrogens and carcinogenic additives. In fact they are pretty big offenders.
Let’s stay away from :

Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) – A food preservative found in potato chips, cereal, baked goods and chewing gum
BPA – Found in food and beverage containers
Nonylphenol – Used in laundry detergents
polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) – Found in lubricants, paints and adhesives

Anchor Hocking Glass Food Storage Container with Silicone Lid

Those old take out and yogurt containers have to go. These are my favorites!

Seventh Generation – Free & Clear Laundry Detergent

Non toxic and no big plastic laundry containers to deal with. A win – win!

The Big Book of Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health and Home

Jan Berry
If you have the desire to make your own products – check out this book! It’s inspirational.

Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds Biodegradable Cleaner

Non-toxic for you and the environment – for your floors, laundry, and dishes!

Stasher Silicone Reusable Bags

No more single use plastic bags that degrade and leach toxics! These are wonderful – and you may be tempted to go for a cheaper version…don’t! It’s worth the extra here.

Iron Flask Stainless Steel Water Bottle

I am sooo picky with water bottles. I’ve tried so many – sometimes I want a straw, sometimes a pop up, and sometimes just a lid. And this water bottle comes with all 3 and is stainless steel.

Best Non-Toxic Food Products

Many chemicals are used to grow, preserve, and package food – and many of these substances fall in the category of xenoestrogens. So yes, it truly does matter what you eat…especially when you are trying to conceive.

The EWG releases yearly guides on the biggest offenders (The Dirty Dozen) and biggest winners (The Clean Fifteen). It’s expensive to buy organic all the time, so these lists help you to spend your organic dollars wisely. And let’s not forget the single use plastic that many food products are sold in – they leach chemicals as well! So if you can buy without the plastic – do so!

Glyphosate – the most commonly used herbicide around the world – found heavily in grains and produce! Also really terrible for gut health. This will not be labelled on a package – but you can assume anything prepackaged and non-organic will have used glyphosate
FD&C Red No. 3 – A food dye found in candies, cakes, popsicles and other items
Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) – A food preservative found in potato chips, cereal, baked goods and chewing gum
Propyl gallate – A preservative found in foods that contain oil and fats


Primal Kitchen

Whether you are Keto, Whole 30, Paleo or nothing at all – you cannot deny the delicious addition of the perfect sauce or dressing. My favorites!

Big Tree Farms

Big Tree Farms’ coconut aminos (soy sauce alternative) is amazing! Their whole line of sustainably harvested coconut products are the real deal.

Bob’s Red Mill

Some of the best organic grains out there. If you’re gluten free – they have some great almond flours. Stay away from the ‘mixes’.

Best Non-Toxic Retailers

Here are some of my favorite retailers that take non-toxic living seriously!

Thrive Market

This is like a Whole Foods online, and way is cheaper! They do the work to find the best products and you shop from home. They also allow you to search by different diet preferences. Use this code to help us out!

Public Goods

If you don’t like too many options then this market it for you! Body care products, food, and household goods all available. Free 2 week trial!

Grove Collaborative

I love Grove for non-toxic household cleaners, laundry detergents, and soaps! Use this code to help us out!