"Fashion is as profound and critical a part of the social life of people as sex, and is made up of the same ambivalent mixture of irresistible urges and inevitable taboos” - Rene Konig

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Green Week - Cleansers

Soaps and cleansers are part of our daily routine, and since most soaps are very irritating then moisturizing is also a big part of that routine as well. The more lather, the more likely the soap is to be harsh on your skin. Many soaps depend on chemical ingredients to make them sudsy which leads to irritation. Choosing a good cleanser or soap is not only about being squeaky clean, it is also about doing something good for your skin too, and if possible doing less damage to the environment. Shampoo, body wash, soap, even tooth paste, we use cleansers all day long and they always end up in our water reservoirs. The brands I'm featuring today are an all-in-one wonder since their easy on you and easy on the planet.

Avalon Organics

Avalon Organics Classic Aloe Unscented Soap $4.95. Available at www.avalonorganics.com

This soap is made with a blend of plant-based cleansers, Aloe, Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and is certified organic.

Nature's Gate

Natures Gate Tea Tree and Blue Cypress Hand Soap $6.99. Available at www.naturesgate.com

With Tea Tree to calm and soothe and Blue Cypress to cleanse this hand soap is sure to leave your hand soft and sanitized.

Pangea Organics

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Pangea Organics Pyreness Lavender with Cardamom Shower Gel $12.99 . Available at www.pangeaorganics.com or www.drugstore.com

This shower gel contains Lavender, Cardamom, Aloe, Comfrey, Calendulla, Blood Orange, Centella Asiatica and a lot more to nurture your skin while cleansing, and it is organic.


JASON Glycerin and Rosewater Satin Shower Wash $11.20 for 30 oz. Available at www.jasonatural.com

Rosewater satin shower gel is full of natural oils and emollients such as Chamomile, Sunflower Oil, Apricot and Vitamin E for a delightful shower experience.


calm to your senses™
Lavender and Vanilla Bath Bar $10.00. Available at www.origins.com

Origins Lavender and Vanilla soap is a blend of calming and moisturizing ingredients that is good for your skin and you senses.

Let's Circulate™
Origins Let's Circulate Salt Rub Soap $12.50. Available at www.origins.com

This soap is perfectly shaped for massaging while the Dead Sea Salt wash away impurities on your skin.

Burt's Bees

Peppermint Shower Soap

Burt's Bees Peppermint Shower Soap $5.00. Available at www.burtsbees.com

Made with Calendula, Comfrey, Ground Almond and Peppermint this bar will exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin in one easy step.

Tom's of Maine

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Tom's of Maine Natural Toothpaste $3.99 . Available at www.drugstore.com

Tom's toothpaste is made with all natural ingredients and flavored with natural oils. Never dyes, artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Not tested on animals!

Evidently, taking good care of your self is close to self indulgence with products like these, but best of all is the fact that you are being kind to nature as well. Tomorrow don't miss the post on one my favorites Eco-footwear. It'll be fun!

1 comment:

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