At Austin Fit, we pride ourselves on being original, well-researched and above all, fun. We’re excited to announce the addition of The A-List to our monthly issue — a curated list of our team's favorite products and tips based on personal experience or expert advice.
Fat and the Moon Lil’ Deodorant Cream, $5
You might be horrified to find what’s hiding in that deodorant your smearing on every day. With just a handful of pronounceable ingredients, this is a small, yet powerful alternative to many aluminum- and toxin-filled options. Throw it in your purse, pocket or saddlebag for freshness on-the-go.
AIR Doctor Purifier, $599
As mentioned in this issue’s Detox Guide, air filtration systems are useful to mitigate poor air quality, allergies, pets, mold and chemical sensitivities. One hundred times more effective than ordinary HEPA filters, this is our top pick. It is the first of its kind to offer professional quality at an affordable price. Indoor air pollution has serious long-term health risks, so breathe easy at home with this quiet filtration system.
Revere, $2.50 per packet
Skip the synthetic pre-workout next time you need a boost, and try something a little more eco-friendly. Workout supplement Revere boasts natural ingredients with supernatural powers. The Austin Fit team loves the Revere products — one staff writer tried a Peach Tea Pre-workout packet before and after her spin class and enjoyed the natural energy boost more than the common tingling from taking C4.
Revere even provides a tailored supplement program. Just submit your own workout information on their website and receive a custom supplement plan in the mail (with free shipping). Did we mention Revere is also vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and non-GMO? No fillers, no artificial sweeteners, no chemicals, no nonsense!
Komusō’s The Shift Rose Gold Necklace, $115
Our favorite new tool to detox the mind of stress throughout the day! Not only is this necklace beautiful, but it is also engineered to slow the pace of breath and return one to a state of stillness. Wear it around your neck as a reminder to stay present — and that a calmer mind is literally just a few breaths away.
PureLife Glass Enema Bucket Kit, $65
If you are ready to take detox to the next level, this is the most affordable and effective way to do it. Simply buy a PureLife enema kit and some organic coffee, and you’ll be on your way to a healthier gut and mind. For a detox period, AFM contributor and holistic psychiatrist Kelly Brogan, MD recommends daily enemas along with twice-weekly baths with Epsom salt and baking soda.
Prep U Body Spray, $12
Started by a Texas mama frustrated with the lack of natural personal care products for her sons, this line is formulated for the transitional years between elementary and high school. However, we keep a bottle at the AFM office and find it works for smelly boys (and girls) of all ages!
Moon Rivers Naturals Calendula Turmeric Mask, $16
Instead of chemicals or additives, this mask combines nourishing turmeric, detoxifying bentonite clay and rejuvenating calendula for a potent natural blend for all skin types. Mix with yogurt, honey or water to create a paste that will leave your skin feeling fresh and fabulous.
Living Libations True Blue Spirulina Shampoo and Conditioner, $49 for set
Have you ever checked out the ingredients in your hair products? Unless you’ve done your research, there is likely a long small-print list of unpronounceable ingredients, many of which could be harmful to your health. Don’t let hair products labeled as “all-natural” fool you, since they often still contain toxic chemicals and endocrine disruptors. However, Living Libations is creating products that actually work from organic, wild-crafted ingredients. This shampoo and conditioner leave hair feeling smooth and healthy–with comfort in the short list of healthy (and even edible) ingredients.
True Color Restorer, $39
Modern hair dye is an outdated and unsafe means to keeping hair looking youthful. Hairprint has found a better way. Instead of stripping hair of its color and inserting coal tar dyes like permanent hair-coloring products do, Hairprint mimics how hair gets its true color in the first place. Product options for both men and women.