My Top Clean Product Picks

A while back I did a post on my favorite “clean” or toxic free products. I’m reposting and adding to it. Why focus so much on the products we use? Unfortunately our modern environment is bombarding us with toxins. These toxins cause endocrine and hormone disruptions. They also have adverse development, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects. Toxins can cause inflammation and gut imbalances and other irregularities in the body.

 I know this is a little depressing, so how do we make changes? What products do we change to? I’ve done a lot of research and I’m going to share ideas to both these questions. First, start small and continue to make changes over time. For example, start with body products, toothpaste, household cleaners, use glass instead of plastic, buy organic, change detergents. I started with what I put on my body (soaps, shampoos, deodorant, oils/lotions), I then explored what I was putting IN my body (were my foods organic, toothpaste, drinks, supplements). Next came household products. Check out some of the articles Branch Basics has. They’re very helpful on giving you a framework for “Tossing the Toxins.” 

Here are some of my favorite clean products:

Body Products (Soap, shampoo, and more)  I love this company!

More Soaps and Cleaning Products (I use some of their products for dish soap, cleaning the gym).

Toothpaste/Other Products (I’ve only used their toothpaste but they have quite a few products).

Make Up (I’m not a big make up person, but if I wear it, I love how light their products are).

Laundry (I love that they don’t have wasteful plastic bottles!)

Cleaners and More (They have great articles on toxins and how to start, “tossing the toxins.”)

Cookware (I know this can get expensive, but they usually have some sort of deal going. When I thought about how much I cook, this became critical to me.)

Clothing (In all honesty, I don’t focus on this area as much as I should. Since I live in gym clothes, I am gradually replacing old items with pieces from here.)

Dog Food (Couldn’t forget the pups…they have cat food too)

Deodorant (We all have different needs here so I listed two different ones I’ve tried.)

Another Deodorant

Great Resource For Clean Products (This is a place to go and search products. They pride themselves on knowing which products are safer and healthier. If you see their mark on products, they claim you can be sure it’s free from the chemicals that concern them and it meets strict health standards.)

Hope this helps give you some inspiration to look at the toxins in your life and make some small changes! A lot of these links make great gifts too 😊. Enjoy “Tossing The Toxins.”

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Katie started at CF Kirkwood on day one of its existence in May 2008 for the first official CF workout in Des Peres park. Katie is an NBCHWC certified well being coach with the Anthropedia Foundation. She enjoys coaching clients and helping folks in their wellness journey at Origin Wellness in St. Louis. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three kids as well as hiking, reading, and being in nature with family and friends.

Sara F

I started CFKW in July 2014. In my free time I enjoy playing pickleball, running, reading, sleeping, and spending time with family and friends.

Sarah K

I started CrossFit in April of 2013 and joined CFKW in April 2015. I became a coach in August of 2018. Free time? I have 2 small children. Haha I enjoy being outside (hiking, swimming, etc.), traveling, and spending time with my husband, three year old, and 3 month old.


Christian started at CF Kirkwood in 2014. In his free time, he enjoys being with friends and family, staying active outside and in the gym, and traveling.


I started at CrossFit Kirkwood in 2010. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, both indoor and outdoor, spending time with family and friends, training for a race and traveling to different cities for marathons, and just staying active.


I started at CrossFit Kirkwood in 2012 as a member. The gym impacted my life in so many positive ways that I bought it a few years later. If I’m not at the gym, I enjoy swimming, spending time with my wife and Doodle, watching my step son play lacrosse, traveling, and enjoying a good TV series.


I started at CrossFit Kirkwood in 2010 as a member. About a year later I got my Level 1 Certification and coached a few classes in addition to teaching elementary school. Several years later, I left education to run our gym full time and absolutely love what I do. In my free time, I enjoy reading a good mystery or various topics around wellness, traveling with Jeff and our Doodle, yoga, spending time with my son and watching him play lacrosse, and taking in a good movie or TV series with my family.

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