Disclaimer: The goop lifestyle CAN be helpful, increase the quality of life, and is not all bad. But, this blog post will focus on the falsities and potentially dangerous things they are promoting to their audience.
goop was launched in 2008 by Gwyneth Paltrow. It is now, in 2020, a lifestyle blog, wellness blog, clothing, jewelry, cooking, vitamins, everything blog. It is also the basis for a show on Netflix and is seen, to most women, as a great place to get lifestyle advice. I am not saying it’s not, but a lot of their products are not good for your health, insanely over-priced, and honestly, just false claims to make the people who buy them feel better.
Gwenyth has been under fire recently for trying a product,(Camels Milk) that she has been promoting on goop for a long time, for the FIRST TIME on Jimmy Kimmel. To me, it shows that she is not invested in what she is actually promoting to people and the quality/effects of them. It is the age of having everything available at your fingertips. Do your research and don’t trust everything you read. What I recommend might not work for you either, and that’s ok! I am just simply sharing why it is hard to find good recommendations on sights such as goop and you should do your own research.
Here are 3 things from goop and their replacements that I have actually tried and actually love (There are a ton more but I wanted to give low cost and low effort replacements instead of telling you guys to go buy something else).
goop promotes this mushroom powder as a great addition to your morning latte. They say it’s good for you and that’s pretty much all of the details you are going to get. While it is true the Ashwagandha mushroom does provide some health benefits such as reduced stress or anti-inflammatory properties. What the label doesn’t tell you though, is taking this powder every day as directed can lead to gastrointestinal distress, slow the nervous system, and could increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. (check source here.)
1B. My replacement: Lemon Water and Cayenne Pepper.
It’s that simple. You don’t need 50 dollar powder to start your day off “right”. Starting your day with warm water, lemon, and cayenne pepper can potentially help build your immune system, it will definitely wake you up, can potentially boost your metabolism and it tastes really good.
2. PSYCHIC VAMPIRE REPELLENT
I don’t know if this is satirical, I hope it is. They are selling vampire repellant, a tiny room spray for $27. Whether it does or does not actually repel vampires is not proven, but it is an essential oil blend of lavender, rosemary, and juniper.
2B. My Replacement: Normal Essential Oils
That’s it. Buy your own oils. I bought a pack of 16 essential oils on Amazon and could make my own oil blend for 1/8 of the cost. I also don’t claim my repels vampires. I can also make it smell exactly how strong or weak I want it to. I can also make as many as I want. It’s that easy. Oils won’t heal anything you have, but they sure do smell nice. Get mine here.
3.G.TOX DETOXIFYING SUPERPOWDER
The whole purpose of this product is to “detoxify the skin.” Say it with me: THE BODY IS SELF CLEANING. A detox is a made-up thing that will either make you poop your weight off or dehydrate you in some way.
3B. My Replacement: Emergen-c and water.
You want better skin or to feel like you are boosting your immunity? Drink plenty of water to help aid your own body in cleansing itself (Thanks little liver of mine). Also maybe take an Emergen-c every few days to give you a boost of vitamins that you might be missing in your daily diet.