There’s nothing like a thoughtful gift to make Mom smile on her special day. But this Mother’s Day, why not give her something that is both meaningful and safe for the environment? We’ve rounded up some of the best nontoxic mother’s day gifts so you can show your appreciation while helping protect her and our planet.
Don’t miss out – For step-by-step instructions on how to improve your gut health, get this guide (or give as a gift!).
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs)
While you may not realize it, the purchases we make can greatly impact our health. There are endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) found in many personal care products and manufactured products that may interfere with the normal function of the body’s endocrine system. It’s more common than you might realize that “normal” products that we bring into our homes contain heavy metals, microplastics, mycotoxins (or toxins from mold or fungi), and pesticides that are actually harming our health. This is why being a conscious consumer (and a conscious gift giver) matters.
- The average modern home contains 62 toxic chemicals which is more than chemistry labs at the turn of the century.
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also concluded that indoor air is 3 to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air.
- The chemicals in our homes can have a deleterious effect on our gut microbiome which acts as the command center for our overall health.
Nontoxic Mother’s Day gifts
While I wish I could pull an Oprah and gift all of my patients with these amazing products, eliminating the guesswork by sharing my “favorite things” is the next best option. With so many products on the market, it’s overwhelming to research and determine which ones are safe and up to par. I have collaborated with some of these brands to provide discount codes and other specials for you because I wholeheartedly believe in the products and can validate the safety and quality of them. Without further ado, here are my all-time favorite nontoxic products to shop this Mother’s Day!
We have to drink water to survive and the fact of the matter is, it’s almost impossible for public drinking water to be free of contaminants. Also, since most drinking water is transported in plastic bottles, this presents the risk of chemicals and microplastics seeping into the water. For these reasons, I recommend investing in a water purifier. I highly recommend AquaTru since it filters the widest range of particles out of all of the options on the market! There are other good options on the market, but this is the one I chose for my family after extensive research.
AirDoctor is an air purifying system that contains an ultra Hepa filter which filters out particles as small as 0.003 microns, meaning it catches even the smallest of viruses and other particles! Give mom the gift of clean air!
Nontoxic cleaning product
Branch Basics is my go-to brand for cleaning products because their products start from concentrate which is good for the environment and, unlike some nontoxic products out there, they get the job done and don’t leave behind residue. Mom will love it! Since making the switch more than a year ago, we have saved money, noticed our home is cleaner and have felt reassured by the quality of their non-toxic product!!
Gardyn is an indoor gardening system that allows customers to grow 30 large plants on auto-pilot. It’s truly a garden of the future and uses AI technology to produce a bountiful harvest with a minimal footprint!
Red Light Therapy
What if you could gift reduced inflammation and pain, enhanced physical performance, improved cognition, and healthier skin? LumeBox is a red-light therapy device that safely penetrates through the skin and aids in the production of cellular energy which helps in all of the above. If mom suffers from chronic pain and autoimmune issues, this gift could be life changing.
Clean Skincare & Beauty
There are so many skincare and beauty products out there so it can be extremely difficult to know where to turn. Since you are putting these products directly on your body, it’s extremely important to pay attention to the ingredients. The brands I recommend most for skincare are Osea and Dime Beauty Co. All of these companies are sustainable, clean, and effective options to create a healthy skin barrier that protects your gut and overall health.
Healthy teeth are so important for confidence, but did you know that there is a direct connection between your oral and gut health? Many toothpastes and mouthwashes strip your mouth of good bacteria and destroy your oral microbiome. RiseWell is a company that produces non-toxic dental hygiene products that clean your mouth without sacrificing oral and gut health. Use code MENDEZ10 for 10% off your next purchase.
Gut Health Guides & Resources
Last, but certainly not least, I have developed gut health guides to equip you and your family with everything you need to know about all aspects of gut health, including nontoxic living. You can purchase my Intro to Gut Health or Plant-Forward during Pregnancy guides and gift them to mom or an expecting mom!!
Giving with Purpose
Mother’s Day is a special occasion to show your mom how much you care and appreciate all that she does for you. If you’re looking for the perfect gift, get her these nontoxic Mother’s Day gifts! Nontoxic gifts are better for both your mom and the environment – free from any harsh chemicals or synthetic materials that may cause health complications, they’re safer and better for your mom’s health. Nontoxic gifts are also much more sustainable and eco-friendly than conventional items, meaning that you can show your mom how much you care about her while doing something good for the planet! Give your mom the gift of health and sustainability this Mother’s Day – go for a nontoxic present that she can enjoy without worry!
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