We’ve been doing health and beauty all by ourselves over at Amaliah Glo’ for the past several articles, but we know that not everyone loves a DIY kitchen recipe, nor does everyone have the time or concentration! If you’re one of these people, don’t fret or be disheartened in thinking that you have nothing to contribute to the world of natural, organic, non-toxic, reusable and recyclable beauty. You’re still doing wonders going low-toxic!
I always believe, truly, that to do what’s in your capacity and to do it with Ihsaan (excellence), even in your beauty regimen, is to be doing the work of a Muslim. While we have to be honest and not let ourselves off the hook unquestionably for being wasteful or extortionate, we can’t default to the idea that in order to be the opposite of this, we have to be smashing up bananas for our face mask when a) it really doesn’t work because it’s not even organic anyway or b) you’d prefer to eat it. The instagrammable DIY Muslim health and beauty guru is not the only way people! You can stop overwhelming yourself with decision paralysis about how to do the best you can and take your first step into a low-toxic lifestyle.
This means to support brands and products that are doing the DIY for you (sort of).
In the initial stages, this might take a bit of work and research, but you only have to do it once to cover all the toiletries you need. As a guide, why don’t you instead start grouping your products into the following:
Category by category, work your way through your toxic ingredients and packaging to ensure that you’re helping to change a system that is destroying the earth Allah asked you to protect, and you’re helping the health of yourself and those you care about.