So you've heard the hype and read all the literature but you're still contemplating which beauty products to spend your organic pocket money on. Here are a few tips to start you on your organic journey.

Start with leave on products. The skin is the biggest organ of the body and can absorb up to 60% of all substances applied to it so a leave on product like moisturiser can have a big impact our internal health. Parabens, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance or propylene glycol have more opportunity to be harmful the longer they are left on your body so ensure you choose a moisturiser that does not contain any of these nasties.

The skin of your armpit is more sensitive than most other areas of skin on the body. The ingredients to avoid in deodorants are parabens and aluminium salts. These are not found in natural deodorants.

The skin on the inside of the mouth is very thin and thus highly absorbent making toothpaste a top member of our first-switch products. The potential harm of swallowing the nasty chemicals found in conventional products makes the idea of a natural alternative all the more appealing.

Soap and shower gels are next up. Although these are wash away products most people do use them at least once every day, sometimes two. That's a daily dose of harmful substances for the skin to lap up unless you are using a natural alternative.

In addition to dead hair follicles, shampoos and conditioners touch the scalp and run over the body whilst being washed out. Though totally organic versions are hard to come by switching to a more natural version would again make for a lower dowsing of chemicals for the body.

Our Go Organic Kit has six essentials to start you off on the journey of switching your toiletry and beauty products to organic.