There are a number of brands that are creating beauty products with natural, organic ingredients. Here, we highlight some of the products that we have tried, tested and loved…
Soothing and brightening sheet mask, Rawganic
These are 100 percent vegan, cruelty-free, 99.9 percent natural origin and made from biodegradable organic cotton, this sheet mask is a great alternative to using other masks with plastic or non-degradable products. Sheet masks have grown in popularity recently, but are often covered in materials that aren’t good for your skin or for the planet.
Facial wipes, Rawganic
Facial wipes are becoming a huge issue in sewers and drainage systems. If you still need these wipes in your beauty regime, the Rawganic facial wipes are biodegradable, vegan and cruelty-free, meaning there has been no animal testing in the process of making them.
Shampoo and Conditioner, Love Beauty and Planet
This brand, available at Target, has beautiful packaging with the bottles made up of 100 percent recycled plastic, and its products have no parabens or dyes. Love Beauty and Planet have a full range of beauty products available including body wash, bar soap, shampoo, conditioner, body scrub, body lotion, hand cream, and dry shampoo. Our favorite? ‘Volume and Bounty Coconut Water and Mimosa Flower’ shampoo and conditioner. It uses organic coconut oil and natural coconut water.
Lavender and Clary Sage Deodorant, Twigs and Roots
Natural and Nashville-based (read our interview with the owners here) this brand is offering great alternatives to traditional deodorants filled with toxins and chemicals. This product comprises calendula infused olive oil, natural shea and kokum butters, and clary sage and floral lavender essential oils. This is completely aluminum free and utilizes baking soda for odor prevention.
Calendula salve, Twigs and Roots
The Calendula flower has been used by botanists and herbalists for centuries, and this salve contains purely Calendula and beeswax. It can be used in various ways, from dry lips to cuticles. This salve proves that simple ingredients are often the most effective tools to alleviate dry or irritated skin.
Bamboo toothbrush, Wowe
Did you know that the plastic toothbrush you learned to brush your teeth with still exists somewhere on this planet? Plastic toothbrushes have been used for decades, and now there is a viable alternative! Bamboo Toothbrushes often have charcoal brushes, which have the extra benefit of being antimicrobial and aid in the whitening of teeth. We love Wowe’s ‘Organic Natural Bamboo Toothbrush’, especially as this brand pledges one percent of its profits to One Tree Planted, an organization that brings trees to areas that have experienced deforestation.
Hoppin’ Fresh deodorant, Ursa Major
Ursa Major is a brand based in Vermont and is a result of their founders’ move towards a healthier, more natural lifestyle. This mint and eucalyptus flavored deodorant smells and feels fresh. It also doesn’t feature any toxic aluminum and is unisex. It also comes in a smaller size, which is convenient for travel and purses.
Fortifying face balm, Ursa Major
This hydrating serum moisturizes the skin without clogging pores, infused with lavender, lime, spearmint, and rosemary. Unlike many skin care products, this balm doesn’t use petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic fragrances or silicones.
About Ursa Major
“We’re obsessive about the craft of making awesome natural skin and body care products, nothing less. We only launch a product once it checks all the boxes, no matter how long it takes. Is it clean? Is it effective? Does it offer a sublime experience? Most importantly, do we love it? We strive to formulate hard-working products that do more in less time so you can get out the door and enjoy what really counts. No complex, mandated multi-step routines here – just grab what you need and go. Plus, all of our products are great for all skin types and genders. We think the days of “beauty” or “grooming” are over.”