30 great finds to improve your health in 2013

Green Living editors’ top picks for products and services

Make over your personal care products

According to Environmental Defence’s Just Beautiful campaign, before you even make it to the breakfast table, you’ve probably used almost 15 personal care products, with over 100 toxic ingredients—some of these linked to cancer, birth defects, infertility and many more health and environmental concerns. Download Environmental Defence’s pocket guide to find safer alternatives or learn to be more label-savvy. (Hint: get inspired by picking up a copy of Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health.) Here are some of our favourite products that are safe to put on your body and also amazingly effective. If you’re looking for conscientious retailers, we always recommend Green Beauty and Pure and Simple.

1. Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health, $22
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2. Cocoon Apothecary Petal Purity Facial Cleanser, $16
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3. Kaia Naturals Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloths, $18
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4. Rocky Mountain Soap Company Apricot Hand & Body Wash, $13.50
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5. Green Beaver Unscented Natural Deodorant, $5.99
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