We only get one body, and one chance to treat it well. And if we wish to leave our planet for future generations, then we must be kind to our world in every possible way. If you aren’t sure what to do, just start small — like choosing natural and organic makeup and beauty products that are kind to your body, your earth, and support the causes you believe in.
1. Hand and Foot Lotion: Captain Blankenship Avocado Peppermint Cream
We love the refreshing smell of this hand and foot cream. Avocados are amazing for your skin/complexion and peppermint really awakens the senses. Plus, Captain Blankenship is a female-run company in the USA — power to the SHE!
2. Deodorant: Soapwalla
Enjoy the clean and calming smell of lavender, peppermint and tea tree oil when you first apply this deodorant. This 100 percent vegan, luxury line has partnered with small farms to ensure their products are made with the best materials available, without compromising their integrity and dedication to the environment. Ideal for most skin types, this deodorant will leave you feeling clean and fresh all day. In stark contrast to some traditional deodorants and anti-perspirants, which can be filled with toxins, Soapwalla products are like health food for the skin.
3. Shampoo: Innersense Hydrating Hairbath
Innersense products are “beauty without compromise,” and that means no artificial color or fragrance, no formaldehyde, no animal by-products and no petrochemicals. This hair treatment, infused with flowers and herbs for nourishing hydration, balances moisture and promotes a healthy scalp. Try pairing with Innsersense’s Finishing Spray, with powerful natural ingredients like honey, rice amino acids, aloe, rooibos tea and lavender.
4. Face Coverup: RMS “Un” Cover-Up
You really do feel “absolutely beautiful” when wearing the “Un” Cover-Up, which brings out the most youthful and radiant aspects of your skin, covering blotches and redness, and minimizing the visibility of your pores. For those newbies that have never tried RMS, your skin will feel like it found a little piece of heaven.
5. Eyeshadow: Araza Natural Beauty
This eyeshadow is the perfect addition to your “green makeup” collection. Araza’s products are created from the most pure and certified organic ingredients on the market and won’t irritate the skin.
6. Face Mask: DIY
If you have time, try a little DIY. Grab some all-natural organic oatmeal and honey and mix with water. It will calm down the redness of your skin. When you don’t have time, try a Lush face mask. The BB Seaweed mask is nourishing and helps exfoliate dry skin to leave your face feeling silky smooth. Lush cosmetics are 100 percent vegetarian and the company is committed to the fight against animal testing. You’ll start to feel more connected to the earth from the moment you step foot in their store.
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Jenna Lee Prince is an artist, fitness instructor and singer/songwriter with a deep passion for bringing people together through movement, music and mindfulness.