Last year I had made the switch to green and all-natural skin care and body products. My skin and hair feel healthier and I feel better about being a conscious consumer knowing exactly what ingredients are in my products. Overall, supporting shops that make high quality products (and knowing who produces your products) makes a difference for your body as well as the earth.
I’ve made a list of my top 5 green beauty and wellness products to try for 2017.
Elska Body “Revive” Exfoliating Face Wash
With key ingredients such as organic cane sugar, organic Shea butter, and beet root powder, this ensures that your face will be in for a nice treat. Elska Body was founded in late 2013 out of a desire to make products for my two girls and I, which contained ingredients I knew I was putting in them. I got tired of reading endless ingredient lists while trying to avoid ingredients that I was getting increasingly suspicious of. I then started making my own products using only ingredients that I knew to be pure and safe, mostly organic, virgin, or raw oils and butters such as coconut, Shea, cacao, argan, and grapeseed; no parabens, no artificial fragrances. – Hilda
Made in Montreal www.ElskaBody.com
Wild Botanicals-Citrus Vanilla Hair Oil
This all-natural hair oil is absolutely perfect to fight the frizzies and revive damaged locks. I use just a few drops on the ends after straightening my hair or to keep the fly- aways down when I wear it wavy. It’s also perfect to use when your hair is slightlydamp, leaving your hair frizz and fly-away free (if you let it air dry). Another plus is it leaves your hair smelling like a creamsicle popsicle! Your hair is in for a treat with its all-natural ingredients such as argan oil, jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, and grape seed oil. – Larissa & Ryan
Made in Oregon www.wildroguebotanicals.com
Estrella Soap Company Grapefruit Vanilla Body Butter
Originally the maker of their famous soaps and candles, it was exciting to see that Estrella had added a new line of bath and body care. With similar scents as their soaps and candles, it’s the perfect collection all around or you can easily just mix and match. The grapefruit vanilla butter is thick, creamy, and rich in natural ingredients while packed with the perfect essential oil combinations and perfect to dab on dry spots or to use as an all-over moisturizer. I use just a little each time and it goes such a long way leaving your skin feeling soft and smelling like you just stepped out of a spa. I especially love this during the wintery season as it is extra moisturizing.
Molly Muriel Apothecary Tranquility Bath & Body Oil Relaxing Kava Kava Blend
This is the perfect herbal blend to release your tensions and promote tranquility! I love pouring it into a nice warm bath after a long day and it’s especially perfect during these cold winter months. They also come in different blends to sooth muscles and circulation. – Brenda
Made in Oregon of www.mollymuriel.com
Naturopathica Stress Tea
I’ve always been in search for the perfect tea to sip at the end of the day before going to bed and finally found it last year after stepping into Naturopathica’s Chelsea location, which includes a vitality & remedy bar. I picked up a bag of loose-leaf Earl Grey Royale tea but was especially fascinated with this stress tea so I decided to pick up a bag as well. It really does relax and ease that stress away- I’m already excited to try out more of their other teas!