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Arizona Muse’s alternative to toothpaste is kinder on the planet

A passion for environmentalism, model Arizona Muse is Aveda’s first global advocate for sustainability, model Arizona Muse is Aveda’s first global advocate for sustainability. She speaks with Body+Soul about her favourite methods of self-care and the last thing she does before bed. 

In our editorial series My Healthy Habits, we chat to inspiring individuals about their health and wellness routines, where they share everything from their fitness routines to their beauty go-to’s and midweek meals. Artist Emma Hollingsworth has made positivity her default, Olympian Morgan Mitchell discovered the wonder of regular colonics and model Tahnee Atkinson takes a very chilled approach to her self-care routine.

Arizona Muse is one of fashion’s most recogniseable faces, having been featured on the covers of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle multiple times. A passionate activist, Arizona began learning about how much fashion contributes to waste and the climate crisis, she began educating herself on sustainability and now encourages brands to become more circular and participates regularly in environmental activism. The mother-of-two and Aveda’s first global advocate for sustainability shares her daily routine, including the genius pantry item she brushes her teeth with.

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Outline your morning ritual for us….

I wake up and brush my teeth first thing with coconut oil instead of toothpaste, I find it’s more effective on plaque and it doesn’t harm the microorganisms in waterways the way toothpaste does after it goes down the sink.

Then I take a quick bath with a few drops of chamomile essential oil and wash my hair with Aveda Nutriplenish Light Shampoo & Conditioner. I have my coffee or tea with cashew milk. The older I get I find it makes me content to stick to a routine. I use pure organic roship oil on my face and Aveda concealer over Ilia foundation.

Outline your night ritual for us…

If I’m staying in, which I have been most of this year, of course, I like to do my bedtime routine quite early in the evening so my face feels clean. I wash my face and brush my teeth when I give my daughter a bath.

I remove my makeup with Bamford B silent face scrub and then finish my eyes with Bioderm because it’s so gentle. Then I sleep in Liz Earle’s Superskin overnight mask.

Last thing you do before you go to sleep?

I love a good chat with my husband.

Talk us through your supplement intake, do you take any collagen, green powders, wellness elixirs etc?

I take a hair skin and nails supplement because I have very thin and weak nails, it’s from Wild Nutrition and truly works miracles for fingers and toes.

What is your weeknight dinner philosophy – what’s a normal meal look like?

We have a weekly delivery box of meat and vegetables from small organic farms in England. This is the best thing ever because we eat so healthily. Dinner is usually a mix of green veg roasted in the oven with olive oil and salt and steaks or chicken sautéed on a pan.

We are simple cooks. I’m a “vegan of the sea” because I believe we must leave all sea creatures in the ocean to repopulate as they are almost all in danger of extinction. I feel ok about eating meat because I source it from these small farms who have practices that actually help the environment to regenerate.

What health/body treatment is regular for you and why? E.g acupuncture, musculoskeletal therapy, infrared saunas, massage, etc?

I really like the walk-in Chinese massage places found on many street corners in London. I like a deep and quick massage and these are just perfect for me! 30 minutes of intensity and then finished and I feel so much better.

Do you practice mindfulness or meditation? How?

No, I probably should.

What’s your approach to more alternative forms of beauty and wellness practises?

I’m very alternative when it comes to wellness and health in general.

Do you regularly listen to/like any wellness podcasts? If so, which ones?

For the Wild which is more about environmental wellness but also touches on human wellness in that it is commented with social justice.

An average Sunday night looks like…

Homework for my son, dinner for us altogether and then bedtime routines. Sunday is a pretty similar night to any other night these days.

Who do you look up to in the wellness/mindfulness/fitness/health/beauty world and why?

Any and all activists.

What are the last three things you bought for your health/wellness/beauty routine?

Aveda Inner Light Concealer, La Bouche Rouge makeup brushes, Irene Forte toner.