Review of Akamai Essentials Kit

As someone who embraces the concept of minimalism, I was excited to check out the natural personal care brand Akamai and try their Essentials Kit.

Mainstream personal care products are definitely not minimalist in the sense that they contain unnecessary chemicals that pollute our bodies and the environment. Some of these eco-nasties include phtalates, parabens, fragrance, and triclosan – all listed as potentially hazardous by the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database.…

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Natural Cleaning Products

Perhaps this may sound strange, but I love cleaning. There’s something about it that’s just very therapeutic and calming to me. It’s often said that our physical surroundings are a reflection of our inner state of mind, and I know that when I’ve properly cleaned and organized my bedroom, kitchen, living room, bathroom, etc., I always feel more mentally alert and on top of things.

Part of the reason that I enjoy cleaning so much …

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Natural Personal Care

Henry David Thoreau said it best: “Simplify, simplify.” Life is usually better when we keep things simple and look to nature for inspiration and solutions. However, the M.O. of the cosmetics and personal care industry might as well be “Complicate, complicate.” Most mainstream body care products contain long lists of complicated chemicals, several of which have been linked to hormone disruption and cancer. They are also usually tested on animals due to their potentially hazardous …

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