May 8, 2009

Natural Beauty Tips: Protect Your Hair From the Sun

Most people are good about putting Sunscreen Lotion on their skin, but what about your hair? Aveda has just created a line of sun care products for your hair.

  • Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser: Gently and effectively removes chlorine and salt while helping to maintain moisture balance. Active natural ingredients are corn-derived chelator, babassu-derived cleansing system, and tamanu oil and certified organic coconut oil to help maintain moisture balance. The tropical aroma is delightful.

  • Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque: A cream masque that restores sun-exposed hair, moisturizes, and helps defend against free radicals. Active ingredients are morikue protein, amanu oil, certified organic shea butter, coconut and palm oils moisturize hair; anti-oxidizing blend of green tea extract; certified organic sunflower seed oil, and vitamin E. I love the smell of this product too!

  • Sun Care Protective Hair Veil: Just spray on damp hair and reapply after swimming to provide up to 16 hour UV defense for your hair. Active ingredients are wintergreen and cinnamon bark oils to help protect hair from sun damage; anti-oxidizing blend of green tea extract, certified organic sunflower seed oil and vitamin E; and certified organic shea butter, coconut and palm oils to condition.

Thanks to Aveda, my hair is going to be healthier this summer. Aveda's Sun Care line would make a great last minute Mother's Day gift too!

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May 7, 2009

Recycling Hair to Clean Up Oil Spills

haircut.jpg Ever wonder what happens to all that hair on the floor after a haircut? Most salons simply throw it away, but Matter of Trust will turn shorn hair into mats used by volunteers for soaking up oil spills.
Here we look at fibers (hair, wool, fur, feathers...). Thousands of salons mail us hair clippings, swept up off their floors, and the fibers are woven into Oil Spill Hair Mats. We all know about shampooing our oily hair, but it took Phill McCrory, a stylist from Alabama, to realize that hair was also an efficient and abundant material for collecting and containing petroleum spills. Salons, barbers, pet groomers, wool farmers, individuals... SEE HOW YOU CAN DONATE HAIR and spread the word.
The mats can be wrung out of oil and reused up to 100 times.

Via: GreenBiz

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April 22, 2009

Kiss My Face Natural and Organic Shimmers and Shines for Kissable Lips

sosbanner.png Kiss My Face's newest natural, organic products are for your lips! Sheer Organic Shine and Sheer Organic Shimmer are 100% natural, 91% organic, and made from natural minerals. Vitamins A and E help protect and heal your lips, and the colors are beautiful. There are six shades of "glorious glosses" and six "tempting tints". They even contain stevia!

I've been suffering from chapped lips for days, and the Sheer Organic Shine is very soothing and healing. The organic hint of mint or vanilla flavor is delightful, and the shea butter and jojoba oil moisturizing. Of course, since these new lip products are from Kiss My Face, they do not contain parabens, SLS, phthalates, synthetic colors or flavors, animal ingredients or testing.

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April 13, 2009

Aveda Enbrightenment Skin Care Line Improves Skin Cell Clarity

aveda.jpg I've just tried Aveda's new Enbrightenment skin care line. These natural beauty products are designed to give your skin more clarity and lighten dark spots. The key ingredients of the Enbrightenment line are vitamin C, glucosamine, brown algae and naturally-derived salicylic acid.  The line features:

April is Earth Month at Aveda. Since 1999, Aveda has raised over $11 million for non-profits like the Greenhouse Network, Clean Air-Cool Planet, Global Greengrants Fund, Chicago Wilderness, Potomac Conservancy, and the Gulf Coast Restoration Network. This year's theme for Earth Month is clean water. Aveda has set a goal of raising $3 million for global and local organizations working to support and preserve clean water.

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March 23, 2009

Handmade Soap and Lip Balm from Aroha Organics

AH_Header5.jpg I love handcrafted beauty products, especially soap and lip balm. Aroha Organics makes by hand wonderful beauty products that are free of toxins and synthetic ingredients. "Aroha" means "love" in Maori, the indigenous language of New Zealand, and I love these products.
Aroha Organics natural soaps and balms is a multi-national husband and wife team located in beautiful Hazelhurst, Wisconsin. Having lived in both New Zealand and America working on organic farms for the past four years we have had the opportunity to live our dream of a more sustainable lifestyle. One of our great experiences was learning how to make traditional soaps and balms. What started as a hobby making high quality moisturizing products for ourselves and friends turned into a desire to sell and to educate others about the benefits of using naturally made soaps and balms and buying hand made products.

Ahora Organics soap is made using a cold process, and the soap base is certified organic. Oils are added using a process called superfatting right before the soap is poured into the molds, which allows the oils to retain their original form for optimum moisturization. All ingredients are sustainably harvested, and Ahora Organics dreams of one day having their own CSA organic farm.

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March 19, 2009

Annoucing the Winner of Our Great Green Beauty Giveaway: Kiss My Face Potent & Pure Complete Organic Facial Care System

potent & pure all.jpg Valerie is the lucky winner of Great Green Beauty Giveaway: Kiss My Face Potent & Pure Complete Organic Facial Care System Kiersten was randomly selected and left the following green beauty tip:
Lemon water as a toner works great & it's cheap too!
  Kiersten won:
Thank you to everyone for entering this contest, and thank you to Kiss My Face. If you didn't win, I hope you will check out their great Potent & Pure Line.
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March 10, 2009

Great Green Beauty Giveaway: Kiss My Face Potent & Pure Complete Organic Facial Care System

kissmyfacepotentpure.jpg Kiss My Face has graciously given Really Natural a complete set of their new Potent & Pure Line to give away to one of our lucky readers! Potent & Pure is a complete organic facial care system.
The Kiss My Face Potent and Pure facial care system is formulated with the highest quality and most effective ingredients that nature has to offer. We've used only the most potent and pure extracts and organic or wildcrafted botanicals in abundant concentrations, so you'll see the results you expect and more.

This system was created by combining the latest scientific research with beneficial botanicals, vitamins, extracts and minerals that are time tested and true. These are among the cleanest products available, great for sensitive skin and free of ingredients that clog pores. No parabens, phthalates, SLS, artificial colors and fragrances, and not tested on animals.

To enter our Great Green Beauty Giveaway, simply leave a comment to this post that includes your favorite green beauty secret. On, Wednesday, March 18, 2009, a winner will be selected from random from the comments section of this post. One lucky winner will receive a complete set of the Kiss My Face Pure & Potent line including:
Good luck! This is an incredible set of organic facial care!
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February 23, 2009

Beauty By God: Natural and Eco-Friendly Beauty Recipes

beautybygod.jpg Beauty by God: Inside Out Secrets for Every Woman is a Christian book. I want to be up front about that with our readers, and I also want our readers to note we do not promote or endorse any religion. This site is about natural living, which includes accepting your natural beauty. The merit in Beauty by God: Inside Out Secrets for Every Woman for our readers, regardless of their religious beliefs, is the natural homemade recipes and eco-friendly beauty advice included in the book (Just say no to Botox!). For example, how about a Brown Sugar Foot Scrub?
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons ground oatmeal (ground in a coffee grounder or food processor)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon almond or olive oil
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl until it resembles a paste. Use circular motion and massage gently into heels, arches, toes, and ankles. Rinse with warm water.
Oh, this sounds luxurious to my aching, tired feet that were crammed into ski boots all weekend!
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February 9, 2009

Sukispa 100% Pure Cosmeceutical Skin Prescriptions Organic Treatments

600facialliftultimate__97412.png Sukispa is a new line of five advanced, cosmeceutical grade skin prescriptions that are 100% natural from Suki Pure.
The new sukispa™ treatments - renewal bio-resurfacing facial peel, targeted bio-brightening face serum, bio-active purifying face serum, bio-C 10% formula face serum and facial lift ultimate firming cream are packed with organic actives like cranberry glycolic aha, pumpkin enzymes, goldenseal extract, apple enzymes, tetrapeptide-9 and resveratrol to exfoliate damaged skin cells, decongest pores, even skintone, improve firmness and dramatically improve the over all health of the skin. And of course, not one trace of synthetics, gmo's, fragrances, lake colors or chemical preservatives will ever be found in any of the suki® formulations.
My favorite Sukispa products are:
  • facial lift ultimate firming cream: uses high performing antioxidants like green tea and olive leaf to improve visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, loss of firmness, and/or uneven tone and reoccurring dryness.
  • bio-C 10% formula face serum: oil-free serum supports collagen production & helps reduce future signs of aging using time-released vitamin c glucoside.
  • sensitive cleansing bar: fair trade shea butter and 100% organic ingredients makes this vegan body bar effectively clean, soften and awaken your skin and senses.
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December 29, 2008

Thera Wise Natural Bio Active Therapeutic Ointments for Acne, Hemorrhoids, Vapor Decongestant, and Skin Healing

therawise.jpg Many people who have chosen a green lifestyle often resort to chemical ointments when faced with a problem, such as burns or acne, because they think they are the only thing that works. Thera Wise offers a better, natural alternative to chemical ointments like corticosteroids.
Since 2001, Théra Wise maintains a commitment to providing the most efficacious bio-active All-Natural Therapeutic Ointments available on the market today. Théra Wise products can best be described as clean, natural plant therapy ointments. No petroleum base ingredients, vegan friendly and cruelty free products.

Our aim is to pioneer a new direction for OTC (Over the counter) therapeutic ointments, combining modern science with time tested "body friendly" natural bio-active plant ingredients low impact manufacturing processes, and environmental sensitivity.

Thera Wise offers four natural bio active therapeutic ointments:

  • HmR Natural Hemorrhoidal Ointment - Witch Hazel Extract, Organic Chamomile Extract, Barley Beta-Glucan Concentrate, Grape Seed Oil, Seabuckthorn Berry Oil, Organic Aloe Extract, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil (Containing- EFA's, Tocopherol and Phytosterols), Butcher's Broom Extract, Vitamin A, C, E, Olive Oil Emulsifiers and Waxes, Natural Plant Preservatives
  • SHO Natural Skin Healing Ointment - Calendula Extract, Organic Chamomile Extract, Burdock Root Extract, Barley Beta-Glucan Concentrate, Organic Rose Hip Seed Oil, Soya Sterols, Seabuckthorn Berry Oil, Organic Aloe Extract, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil (Containing- EFA's , Tocopherol and Phytosterols), Organic Tea Tree Oil, Vitamin A, C, E, Olive Oil Emulsifiers and Waxes, Natural Plant Preservatives
  • VpR Natural Vapozing Decongestant Rub -Eucalyptus Leaf Oil, White Pine Oil, Peppermint Oil, Camphor Oil, Asian Berry Wax, Organic Rose Hip Seed Oil, White Thyme Oil, Bitter Orange Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil (Containing- EFA's, Tocopherol and Phytosterols), Vitamin A, C, E, Olive Oil Emulsifiers and Waxes, Natural Plant Preservatives
  • Ac+ Natural Acne Ointment - Witch-Hazel, Tea Tree Oil, Organic Tamanu Oil, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Marine Algae Extract, Barley Beta Glucan Concentrate, Aloe Extract, Organic Rose Hip Seed Oil, Alpha Glucan, Vitamin A, C, E, Olive Oil Emulsifiers and Waxes, Natural Plant Preservatives
Fortunately, I have only needed one of these therapeutic ointments this winter, but I am glad I have them in my medicine cabinet.  The SHO Natural Skin Healing Ointment is very gentle and soothing on my chapped, winter hands.  It feels wonderful on my woodstove burn, and I like that it has natural antibacterial properties.
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