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Planning a getaway this summer? Don’t hit the road without the necessary beauty essentials from EO and Everyone to keep you covered, from head to toe! No matter the destination, make sure you and your loved ones are prepared for any and all summer conditions.
EO Certified Organic Deodorant Sprays
The best way to stay fresh all day is to eliminate odor at its source. The certified organic deodorants contain no aluminum salts, propylene glycol, zinc salts, or triclosan that can potentially clog pores. Pure essential oils and organic Ethanol neutralize and eliminate the sources of unpleasant body odors to keep you fresh, cool, and clean all day long and can be used safely multiple times per day.
- Tea Tree
Everyone™ 3-in-1 Lotion
Formulated with a blend of Coconut Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Vitamin E, Rice Proteins and aroma therapeutic essential oils to brighten your mood and leave you lightly scented. Our signature EO® Organic Herbal Blend of Aloe, Chamomile, Calendula, and White Tea extracts soothes skin, leaving you touchably soft. Available in: NEW Apricot + Vanilla, Lavender + Aloe, Mint + Coconut, Cedar + Citrus, Coconut + Lemon and Unscented.
EO Certified Organic Deodorant Wipes
Perfect for the girl on the go, EO introduces their Certified Organic Deodorant Wipes in bright Tea Tree and timeless Lavender. Individually wrapped wipes make it easy to stay fresh, anywhere! Carrying these wipes in your purse, backpack, or yoga bag means you’ll always be prepared for those unexpected sweaty moments. Environmentally friendly wipes are biodegradable.
Price: $.69 each; $16.56/24 ct.
Everyone Hand Sanitizer Spray
Share the love, not the germs! Everyone™ sanitizers are 99.9% effective against most common germs and not made with any nasty chemicals. Everyone sanitizers are made for every body and priced for every budget, so use generously. Only the subtle scent of Orange, Lavender, and Peppermint essential oils are left behind—no sticky residue. Available in: Coconut + Lemon, Peppermint + Citrus and NEW Lavender + Aloe.
Price: $2.99 / Availability: www.eoproducts.com
Give your Skin a Beautiful Glow with 5AM Amaranth Oil
I was recently introduced to an amazing new skin care product that has wonderful anti-aging benefits! It is called Amaranth Oil.
Amaranth oil has a clean yellow-goldish color, a pleasant aroma and delicious taste. It’s attractive sensory characteristics are produced by cold-pressing using only organic amaranth grain. The oil is 100% pure and natural, obtained from Amaranthus seeds. Amaranth is the only plant-based source with high concentration of squalene. Squalene is a super nutrient and great antioxidant, if not, the best antioxidant out there. In fact, humans have squalene in their skin that holds on to the oxygen. Furthermore, amaranth oil is high in Vitamin E, Linoleic and Oleic Acid. This well-balanced structure of amaranth oil makes it an ideal basis for health, cosmetic and toiletry products.
Amaranth Oil is proven to help reduce inflammation, heals blistered skin and stimulates mental functions. 5AM's Amaranth oil is cold-pressed, organic, naturally gluten-free and vegan. 5AM's organic amaranth oil contributes to sustainability as a alternative source of squalene, an ingredient found in Sharks that lead to poaching of millions of sharks.
7 FACTS ABOUT AMARANTH OIL
- Amaranth oil is a vegetable oil, extracted cold-pressed from the amaranth grain
- Amaranth oil is clean, yellow-goldish, has a pleasant aroma and tastes delicious
- Amaranth oil is high in Vitamin E
- Amaranth oil is the highest plant-based source of squalene
- Amaranth oil may improve certain health issues
- Amaranth oil is a great moisturizer
- Amaranth oil has the potential to save millions of sharks
I had never heard of Amaranth oil before. I was sent a sample, and I have found that it has several beauty uses. The first time I tried it, I applied it to my damp skin after my shower. It sealed the moisture nicely into my skin and made it feel luxuriously hydrated. I used it on my face, neck and chest. I love how it absorbs quickly and does not leave an oily residue. It certainly gives my skin a healthy, youthful glow!
A few nights later, I added a few drops to the palms of my hands, and rubbed it throughout the ends of my hair after I washed it. It left my hair feeling silky and soft, and seemed to tame frizz and split ends.
I even tasted my Amaranth Oil, because it can be ingested to help supply oxygen to your cells, possibly even inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. It tasted kind of like sunflower oil. Not a bad flavor at all. I could definitely see myself purchasing Amaranth Oil again so that I can discover the additional health and beauty benefits that it can provide for myself and my family.
Available online for $12.99 for 1 oz travel size
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
It's a New Year, and it is time to re-think your beauty routine. One of my New Year's resolutions is to start using more natural products in my skin care regimen. Clean Kiss Organics is a company that creates natural, handcrafted body products.
Clean Kiss Organics products ACTUALLY work and are healthy to put ON your body, such as her all natural cream deodorant. Many have tried natural products that couldn't deliver consistent results. Today, Clean Kiss has a solution that doesn't compromise quality or effectiveness while offering a completely natural and chemical-free alternative for body, face, hair and home.
I was given the chance to review a few of Clean Kiss Organics products. I was sent the following: Sweet Citrus Kisses Facial Scrub, Kiss That Hottie Natural Deodorant, and Lavender Vanilla Kisses Lip Balm.
Sweet Citrus Kisses Facial Scrub
A delicious treat for your face with fresh organic lemons which are juiced and zested into a base of organic cane sugar, coconut oil, sweet almond oil and extra virgin olive oil. The combination is absolutely divine and provides your delicate facial skin with a natural exfoliator to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, lighten dark spots/pigmentation, and to exfoliate away dry skin.
I love this delightfully sweet facial treat! I use it at least twice each week, but usually at night before I apply my other facial care products. It makes my skin look fresh and radiant.
Kiss That Hottie
Made with only natural, 100% clean ingredients including organic cocos nucifera oil (coconut oil) & melaleuca oil (tea tree), for its antibacterial properties, essential oils to invigorate your senses, and other clean & natural, GMO-free ingredients to eliminate bacteria that causes underarm odor. Hot yoga & extreme heat-tested and proven to work! This natural deodorant will help keep you smelling sweet and fresh under even extreme circumstances. The essential oils will eliminate bacteria-causing odor and leave you feeling fresh and energized.
Kiss That Hottie contains essential oils of tea tree, lemongrass, bergamot and rosemary giving it a very fresh and citrusy scent.
This is one deodorant that really works for me. I usually sweat a lot, and I am always worried about odor. On top of that, I am worried by the fact that my usual deodorant brand contains harmful chemicals that could cause breast cancer. It is very scary! So, I have vowed to use all-natural deodorant from now on. Kiss That Hottie gives me all of the protection I need from odor, without the dangerous ingredients!
Lavender Vanilla Kisses Lip Balm
This luxurious lip balm makes your lips more kissable with a base of lavender essential oil and vanilla for a calming effect.
This Kissable Lips lip balms contain organic coconut oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil, beeswax and essential oils. They provide intense moisture for dry and chapped lips and a nice base coat for underneath lipstick.
This deeply moisturizing lip balm not only smells and tastes wonderful, it keep my lips perfectly hydrated. I keep it on my nightstand and apply it right before bed. During the day, I keep it in my purse to apply throughout these cold winter days. My lips have not been chapped at all this season.
For more information go to: http://cleankissorganics.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
I was recently browsing online for skincare companies who create all-natural, chemical-free skincare products for Christmas gift ideas. I came across Pristine Beauty. Not only did their adorable Old Hollywood Style theme catch my attention, I was also intrigued by what I was reading about their products
Pristine Beauty produces an effective 100% pure and natural skin and hair care product line that promises to change your life and the lives of others. "Our desire is to promote a positive mind, a joyful spirit and a healthy lifestyle with a touch of Old Hollywood Glamour!"
I was given the chance to review one of Pristine Beauty's products, and I chose Hooray for Brallywood Butta. Anti-aging moisturizer.
My thoughts: From the moment I laid my eyes on the beautifully packaged bottle, I knew this was going to quickly become one of my favorite beauty creams. It looks so elegant. I apply it first thing in the morning after cleansing, and it keeps my skin moist and supple all day long. It does not interfere with my foundation, and it does not leave my skin looking like an oil slick. It is actually the perfect base for my makeup.
I also apply it after cleansing at night. It is the perfect night cream. It makes my skin looks youthful and radiant. My skin was starting to feel dry with the cooler temperatures, but my Brallywood Butta saved the day. My fine lines and wrinkles are vastly improved.
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For more information go to: http://www.shoppristinebeauty.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
With only a few days left, make the switch this October to an all-natural, aluminum-free deodorant in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. LAVANILA Laboratories The Healthy Deodorant Collection is rich in natural and organic ingredients, and is clinically proven to be effective, safe, and nourishing.
Get superior odor protection with this 100% natural, freshly scented deodorant. Soothing essential oils blend with beta-glucan technology fight odor effectively while soothing, conditioning, and nourishing the delicate underarm area.
It goes on clean, with no sticky wetness, and delivers long-lasting, luxurious results. PLUS, all LAVANILA deodorants are only $10 at lavanila.com this month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.
LAVANILA is free of: petrochemicals, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oils, silicone, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrance, sulfates, parabens, and aluminum. Plus they make me smell fresh and amazing all day long!
Kermit the Frog was wrong, it IS easy being green. Celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22nd by getting behind these earth-friendly beauty brands.
The all-natural beauty treats from Mad Hippie, emerginC scientific organics, Whitening Lightning ZERO White, FABY Nature and Heaven by Deborah Mitchell nix the harmful chemicals, without sacrificing effectiveness.
Mad Hippie Collection
Blending the “mad scientist” formulations with “hippie” natural mentality, Mad Hippie skincare is all-natural and filled with active ingredients that actually work. With formulas that combine antioxidants, peptides, bioavailable vitamins and alpha hydroxyl acids, the Mad Hippie collection treats signs of aging, including environmental and sun damage.
NEW Vitamin A Serum - $32.99
Face Cream - $25.99
Eye Cream - $24.99
Vitamin C Serum - $33.99
Exfoliating Serum - $34.99
Antioxidant Facial Oil - $24.99
Cream Cleanser - $15.99
Via www.madhippie.com and select Whole Foods Markets
emerginC Scientific Organics Collection
emerginC’s scientific organic range is 100% natural and at least 70% organic, throughout the collection. Formulated without parabens, petro-chemicals and synthetic fragrance, the scientific organics products are not only good for your, but work too! For every product sold, emerginC will plant a tree in an indigenous area with the Plant-It 2020 campaign.
NEW citrus-kombucha body wash - $36
NEW peptide booster serum - $ 85
kombucha cleanser - $35
spirulina toner - $30
phytocell serum - $75
phytocell detox mask - $50
phytocell cream - $87.50
eyelight cream - $65
eyelight serum - $55
at-home facial peel + clarifying kit - $90
grape stem cell, white tea + seaweed body butter - $45
in lips we trust - $24
coconut-argan body oil - $54
ginger-lime sugar scrub -$45
trial/travel set - $89
All products available via www.emerginC.com
Now through Earth Day, emerginC will be planting 2 viable, indigenous trees in non-harvest locations for every Facebook page like they receive.
Whitening Lightning ZERO White Collection
The ZERO White Collection contains no harmful peroxide and is ideal for anyone looking for a more green way to effectively whitening their teeth. This one of a kind treatment utilizes an all-natural blend of botanicals and baking soda with a sweet gel mint flavor that will not cause any pain or sensitivity post-use. The ZERO White products restore teeth, crowns, veneers and caps to a natural white, completely pain and chemical free.
ZERO White Teeth Whitening System - $115 via www.whiteninglightning.com
ZERO White Teeth Whitening Pen - $29 via www.whiteninglightning.com
FABY Nature Collection
FABY borrows the colors of the Earth and revitalizes them in six lustrous shades with the FABY Nature collection. This new formula puts an emphasis on protecting the environment without sacrificing the quality of the product. The polish glides on perfectly, dries in minutes and is long-lasting, ensuring vibrant and luminous color. The ingredients, 87% of which are of natural origin, are derived from the manufacture of wood pulp, cotton, maize, cassava and other raw vegetable materials and are not derived from petroleum. Safe and eco-friendly, FABY polishes come in a glass bottle, a material that is both ecological and recyclable.
Etruscan Clay - a grey with an antique and refined flavor
Afromosia - a deliciously deep chocolate brown
100% Cashmere - a natural, light beige nude
Cymbidium - a green with sharp orchid tones
Peau d'Ange - a fun, light coral
Silk Cocoon - nude with silk and cream undertones
$23 via www.fabyusa.com
Disclaimer: I received product samples to compensate this post.
Earth-Friendly Beauty Brands
Celebrate Earth Day 2014 by getting behind these earth-friendly beauty brands. These all natural beauty treats nix the harmful chemicals, without sacrificing effectiveness.
The Scientific Organics collection from emerginC is paraben-free, petro-chemical free and synthetic fragrance-free, with a minimum of 70% organic ingredients in every item. Products come with a packet of USDA organic seeds, so that consumers can start their own vegetable gardens and for every product sold, emerginC will plant a tree through the non-profit foundation Plant-It 2020.
In Lips We Trust Super Antioxidant Lip Balm nourishes, soothes and protects with 100% natural plant oils, butters, waxes, Vitamin E and super antioxidant astaxanthin. Perfect for after-sun exposure and nighttime use this balm protects from free radical damage while softening lips. ($24)
Grape Stem Cell, White Tea + Seaweed Body Butter nourishes and softens the skin to combat roughness, even skin tone and fight the appearance of aging skin. Contains grape stem cells, spirulina, algae, green and white teas, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, vitamins A, C and E, palmaria palmate and pine bark extract.($45)
Available at leading spas and online via www.emerginc.com.
ZERO White by Whitening Lightning fights yellowing without the dangerous chemicals, messy trays, unpleasant taste or sensitivity. Its key ingredients include baking soda and pomegranate extract. The brand is completely gluten-free, cruelty-free and never tested on animals.
ZERO WhiteTM Teeth Whitening System
The chemical-free ZERO WhiteTM product line contains a botanical based solution specially formulated in Whitening Lightning’s private lab. The whitening system contains no peroxide and will not cause sensitivity. The completely painless system restores teeth, crowns, veneers and caps to a natural white using all-natural botanical whiteners. See results of seven to ten shades lighter in 14 days. ($115)
Available via www.whiteninglightning.com.
Yu-Be Lip Therapy is formulated WITHOUT parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals and phthalates. Based on the formula for the #1 selling medicated, vitamin-enriched skincare cream in Japan today, Yu-Be is safe and effective for the entire family.
Yu-Be Lip Therapy
Daily Body Oil
"We designed the Daily Body Oil after researching qualities of hundreds of oils," says Kathy Heshelow, founder of Sublime Beauty. "The oils have various complimentary qualities and help the skin look and feels its best. We used no chemicals, additives or fragrances." Included are sweet almond, aloe, argan, jojoba and sesame oil plus Vitamin E. Oil possess a wealth of vitamins and minerals that are helpful for good skin health. Several can help skin produce more collagen. The oils included also contain anti-inflammatory properties, anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties, moisturizing and hydrating qualities. ($22)
Available via www.amazon.com
Disclaimer: I am being sent product for review.
- Gently cleanses with organic oils
- Ideal for daily use, especially for sensitive, dry skin
- Free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, artificial fragrances and dyes
- Not tested on animals
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Disclaimer: I received samples of the products mentioned above to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Nurture My Body has created a line of safe, certified organic skin care using ingredients for pure, beautiful skin. With Nurture My Body, all you get are nurturing products for all ages and complexions that are paraben free, sulfate free, toxic chemical free, and cruelty free.
Why would you want to put anything harmful into your body? And what you use on your body, has the same effect as what you put into it, harmful or not.
More information on Nurture My Body (From their website)
Nurture yourself, the way nature intended. Take comfort in organic skin care products made from certified ingredients that renew your skin so it looks and feels amazing. From natural remedies for dry skin to safe, soothing fragrance free products, we carry the gentle, yet effective, products which are free from toxic ingredients, artificial preservatives and synthetic fragrance oils. Our specialty is caring for you and your family with safe beauty products made from certified organic ingredients. We are committed to bringing our customers organic skin and hair care, organic baby care, and personalized customer care. You can experience natural beauty from head to toe with organic skin care products that care for and look after your body, and our planet.
To learn more about Nurture My Body Organic Beauty Products, visit HERE.