There are a lot of beauty products available and many more natural ones than ever. We've come a long way from the days of soaps that smelled like herbs crushed under tires. Now you can be eco -friendly with a high end look/ feel and quality to match. Here are a few of my top picks.
Urban Decay- Their top notch Good Karma brushes are all vegan, made from recycled PET bottles with recycled aluminum handles. Also, each comes in a magnetic box made from recycled egg cartons. 12 brush types to choose from.
Avalon Organics- I'd used their shampoo years ago, pre-blogging and was recently reminded how good they were . Their Lavender Nourishing shampoo and conditioner is now NSF certified with 70 % organic ingredients. It's great for hair with no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates but you don't sacrifice good hair by going organic. My hair is light, full of body and clean after use. Packaging is 100% post consumer resin materials. Natural foods stores or www.avalonorganics.com
Apivita - I'd heard of this Greek , holistic company, but hasn't yet tried it until last week. I am enjoying testing many of their products. All products have between 80-100 % natural ingredients including 100 % pure essential oils as well as many bee originated ingredients like propolis and honey. Winners so far include Euphoria body wash and lotion which smells to me a bit like tuberose, but is jasmine and white tea and Lip Care with Blackcurrant, a lightly tinted lip moisturizer. www.apivita.com/usa
Aubrey Organics - One of my fav SPFs of last summer, with physical blockers and antioxidants . You can read that review here.
Lavanila- They call themselves The Healthy Fragrance. If you are looking for a fragrance that is more natural but don't want to just use oils , this line comprised of oils and botanicals along with alcohol sourced from organic sugar cane is worth a look . New is Fresh Vanilla Lemon scent, perfect for summer with it's bright blend of lemon citrus with a hint of vanilla . Also comes in their natural deodorant.
Find it at Sephora
Also for Earth Day Lavanila will plant two tree for every: new order on Lavanila.com, "Like" on their Facebook page , new Twitter follower and new Instagram follower all the rest of the month.
* This post contains some products sent for review. Opinions are all my own.