Green Beauty Products

Glow Green: 5 Tips To Go Green With Your Beauty Routine

While you might not think about it all that often, your daily beauty routine can have a surprisingly large impact on the environment. Between plastic packaging, artificial ingredients, and wasteful practices, your normal beauty routine might be harming the environment more than you realize. Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to shrink your carbon footprint while still looking and feeling great. Ready to go green with your beauty routine?

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Be Mindful Of Packaging

Most commercially produced and sold beauty products come in plastic packaging since this allows companies to cut down on costs of production. However, all that plastic has to go somewhere, and while most of it can be recycled, less than 22% of household trash is recycled in the U.S. When shopping for your makeup, skin care products, and more, look for products with reusable packaging. With a bit of effort, it’s even possible to go zero-waste with your routine.

Look At Ingredients Lists

Do you actually know what’s in that moisturizer you’re using? Many beauty products will use artificial ingredients, and some products might contain components that can irritate sensitive skin. Whenever possible, look for organic beauty products to integrate into your routine. The USDA has established an organic certification program that requires all organic foods to meet strict government standards. These standards regulate how such foods are grown, handled, and processed.

Go Cruelty-Free

Almost all companies will test their beauty products before releasing them, however, some choose to test on animals rather than humans. Animal testing is often cruel and inhumane, despite being a common industry practice. To reduce your contributions to animal testing, look for products that are labeled as cruelty-free. This means they avoid animal testing so you can feel good about your purchases.

Pay Attention To Sources

Your products might have organic ingredients and not test on animals, but how far did it have to travel to get to you? Many ingredients are sourced from longer distances before being processed, and then your products need to be shipped to a store before you buy them. All that shipping can add up to a larger carbon footprint than you might expect for a single beauty product. When possible, shop local, and always pay attention to where your makeup’s ingredients are being sourced from.

Do It Yourself

Want to go green with your beauty routine, but worried about how much it might cost you? Try making your own products instead. It’s estimated that by 2024, the global skin care market will reach $180 billion. Instead of spending your hard-earned money on beauty products with harmful environmental consequences, try making your own at home. That way you’ll be able to control exactly what goes into the products you’re using and how much waste is produced in the process.

Most people don’t consider the environmental impact of their regular beauty routine, but your trusted products might have a larger carbon footprint than you expect. Use these tips to keep your routine eco-friendly so you can feel great about the steps you take to look great.

Avalon Organics Peppermint Products

Peppermint Power: Avalon Organics Peppermint Bath & Body Products

We’re hearing about new amazing plants and herbs being used in beauty products almost every day. We’ve actually featured several, but we haven’t forgotten about the ones that have been keeping us beautiful for years. Peppermint has been providing beauty and health benefits for decades. Its antiseptic and antibacterial properties are great for cooling your skin and completely cleanses your hair. Because this amazing plant has so many benefits, we’re highlighting products made from it. Keep reading to get to know the wonderful Avalon Organics Peppermint bath and body products.

Avalon Organics Peppermint Products

We’re highlighting five Avalon Organics Peppermint products –  shampoo, conditioner, bath and shower gel, body lotion and hand soap. There are so many great benefits from products made with this hybrid mint and we swear you’ll love these:

Avalon Organics Strengthening Peppermint Shampoo & Conditioner, $9.99

For hair that is brittle or weak, this medley of peppermint oil, quinoa protein, calendula, babassu oil, aloe, and vitamin E is what your hair needs. They help to strengthen and repair elasticity, smooth split-ends, flyaways and help prevent future breakage. The result is hair that is stronger with renewed bounce and length! Get both haircare products at or

Avalon Organics Revitalizing Peppermint Hand & Body Lotion, $8.62

Revitalizing peppermint essential oil, aloe, vitamin E and nutrient-rich beta glucan work together to restore skin’s natural lipid balance. It’s long-lasting hydration benefits immediately revives and softens extra dry skin. Available at or

Avalon Organics Peppermint Products

Avalon Organics Revitalizing Peppermint Glycerin Hand Soap, $6.99 (not pictured)

You’ll love this hardworking blend of botanical cleansers, peppermint essential oil, orange peel and vitamin E. Known for their rejuvenating and moisturizing properties, these botanicals will purify and revitalize hands. Plus, this soap is gentle enough for frequent hand washing. Get it now at Target.

Avalon Organics Revitalizing Peppermint Bath & Shower Gel, $6.99 (not pictured)

This gentle plant-based formula unites peppermint oil, quinoa protein, aloe, and botanical cleansers to purify and revitalize extra dry skin. While the stimulating aroma of Peppermint energizes the mind and body. It’s perfect for winter and sunbathed skin. Get it now at Target.

Are you a fan of peppermint bath and body products? Are you ready to indulge your skin and hair in these Avalon Organics Peppermint bath and body products?


Beauty Musts – What Celebrities are Buying

Believe it or not, celebrities are really like us. They love and shop for their favorite beauty products just like we do. Take for example Brooke Burke Charvet shopping for Alba Botanica and and JASON products at Whole Foods in Venice

The Alba Botanica® Very Emollient Body Lotion is a winter must-have as Brooke surely knows. This rich body lotion gives severely dry skin what it craves: a natural, maximum moisture body lotion packed with rich botanical emollients and humectants to relieve dry, itchy skin instantly and provide 24 hours of hydration. The hypo-allergenic blends Aloe Vera, Green Tea and Chamomile Extracts plus antioxidants to nourish, soothe and soften dry skin on contact. Cellular renewal is supported with Alpha Hydroxy Acids so extremely rough, dry skin develops a fresh and healthy-looking appearance. A 12oz bottle retails for $12.00 and a 32oz retails for $24.45. Both are available at Natural Grocery Stores, Whole Food market and online at

Alba Botanica® Natural ACNEdote Clean ‘n Treat Towelettes are a great way for acne suffers a way to start off the school year zit-free. This two-in-one medicated cleanser infused with Willow Bark Extract draws makeup and grime while depositing maximum strength 2% Salicylic Acid into pores to stop pimples where they start. The towelettes retail for $5.99, and are available at natural food stores, like Whole Foods Market and online at

Love a refreshingly clean scalp? Try Avalon Organics®’s Peppermint Strengthening Shampoo and Conditioner. Ingredients like Peppermint Essential Oil, Babassu Oil, Aloe and Vitamins strengthen elasticity of weak, brittle hair while smoothing split ends and fly-aways for radiantly renewed bounce and length. The shampoo also includes Wheat Protein and Calendula while the conditioner utilizes Arginine to help prevent breakage for strong, smoother looking hair. Get them both for $10.50 each at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and online at

We’re assuming that Olivia Palermo, seen leaving Claudalie store, also located in LA, left with their amazing Vinoperfect Radiance Serum to keep her skin looking radiant – that’s our go-to product to surviving the NYC winter

The Vinoperfect Radiance Serum is a milky serum that creates a radiant complexion, corrects dark spots and prevents them from reappearing. Your complexion is left more evened out and more radiant

Restore Your Hair’s Beauty with Avalon Organics

Want to thoroughly cleanse and refresh your hair without stripping it and keep it hydrated without adding excess weight? Then look no further than the hair care products from Avalon Organics. I am lucky enough to be blessed with a lot of hair but unfortunately also with dry scalp. Because of this, my bathroom cabinet is filled with tea tree oil which I add to all my hair products and sometimes directly on my scalp. Why you may ask?  Because of its amazing cleansing abilities of course (tea tree oil is not just for acne prone skin). Avalon Organics has launched a Tea Tree Scalp Treatment Shampoo and Tea Tree Scalp Treatment Conditioner, the perfect duo for anyone suffering from dry scalp, oily scalp, or if you experience a lot of product buildup – the perfect hair refresher.

The Tea Tree Scalp Treatment Shampoo contains Tea Tree Essential Oil, Beta-Glucan, Oat Wheat Protein, Aloe and vitamins that cleanse, purify and balance moisture levels for lasting scalp comfort and strong, shiny, healthy-looking hair. The Tea Tree Scalp Treatment Conditioner contains Tea Tree Essential Oil, Calendula, Aloe, Shea Butter, Eucalyptus, Wheat Protein and vitamins that soothes skin irritation for lasting scalp comfort and stronger, shinier, healthier-looking hair. What’s more, both products contain No parabens, harsh preservatives, synthetic colors or fragrances, phthalates or harmful sulfates and has 100% vegetarian ingredients.

So if you’re like me and suffer from a dry or oily scalp, are plagued with product buildup, head over to Whole Foods and Whole Body to try these wonderful products.