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Book Review: Low Tox Life by Alexx Stuart

When my son was little, I remember an instance when he had a terrible earache.  I took him to the doctor and they prescribed ear drops which didn't help at all and honestly made him feel worse.  I decided to take a ride over to a local natural foods and medicine store and spoke to the sales person there to see if there were a natural ear pain solution.  There was, so I decided to buy it and try it out.  After only administering it one time to his ears, he immediately felt no pain.  Honestly, I was amazed and elated.  It made me take a look at how natural ingredients could be a better choice in many of the decisions I make in my life.

Over the years, I often find myself looking for more and more natural ways to care for my home and self, so when I was asked to review Low Tox Life by Alexx Stuart, I was very  interested to read it.

This book goes way beyond what I expected. It is well written and filled with lots of useful information and recipes to create natural remedies for my body and home.

The book is broken down into chapters focused on personal care, face care, makeup, body care,  tooth care, fragrances, laundry and cleaning, home fragrance, how to cut down on waste, minimizing exposure to pollutants in your home, low tox rooms and even talks about clothing.  It also focuses on food with lots of delicious, good for you recipes and even touches on your psyche.

There are big, beautiful, naturally lit photos and easy to make non toxic recipes for things like shampoos, house cleaners, laundry cleaners, makeup, food and more.  It's perfect for anyone looking to make changes for the better in their environment, home and life. It helps to connect all of the little pieces of the puzzle to create a completely low tox life.

About the book:

Inside Low Tox Life, you’ll discover (among other things!):

  • How to actually make changes successfully instead of wanting to but ‘never getting round to it’.
  • The most powerful things you can change in your day to day for your health and the planet’s health.
  • Scientific research that suggests caution around some of the chemicals used in many everyday brands today and the loopholes that allow them in there in the first place.
  • DIY recipes from a non DIY’er - meaning, SUPER SIMPLE STUFF!
  • How to cut through the food noise and eat simply and deliciously
  • Real Food Recipes divided into a couple of delicious feasts and the ultimate care package
  • How to go low-plastic in a high plastic world
  • How to clean without a hit of harmful toxins
  • How to recognise endocrine-disruptors in beauty products and avoid them
  • How to develop a deeply sustainable relationship with clothing
  • How to cultivate a low tox mind - chilled, mindful, joyous, non judgemental and powerful

Low Tox Life is available on, her website, and many book stores. 

About Alexx Stuart

Alexx Stuart is an educator and change agent who founded Low Tox Life in 2010 after seeing the lack of transparency in our food system, personal care and cleaning products. She's built a movement that's non-judgmental, positive and says low tox peeps are a force to be reckoned with! A columnist for Wellbeing magazine, she is also a sought-after speaker and consultant to businesses committing to change for good.

You can check out her website at


  1. I've found that I often get more relief from natural remedies, too. Granted, you have to do your research and sometimes go through several products to find one that truly works, but it can be worth it.

  2. I need to read this book, trying to detox myself after an illness and would love some natural cleaning recipes. Thanks!


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