The Wildling Organics line of bar soaps from A Wild Soap Bar is comprised of three soaps made with certified organic essential oils: Leaf, Bark, and Bloom. A portion of the profits from sales of the line is donated to the Organic Consumers Association.
After using this invigorating peppermint oil-based soap from Burt's Bees, you'll be left abuzz with pampered, squeaky clean skin. Along with its titular cleansing oil, the soap contains exfoliating ground almonds and soothing calendula and comfrey.
Render your skin totally kissable with these olive oil-based bar soaps. Like other KMF goodies for bath and body, these moisturizing and cleansing soaps are free of animal products, artificial colors, and harmful chems.
This sweet-smelling UK-based purveyor of natural handmade goodies for body and bath offers a line of solid bar (okay, chunk) soaps made from fresh organic fruits and vegetables, essential oils, and alluring extras like seaweed, clay, and honey.
These three method body bars—Almond Flower, White Tea, and Olive Leaf—are made from olive oil, coconut and palm oils, aloe vera gel, and shea butter with none of that bad stuff (parabens, EDTA, animal byproducts, and "testing on rubber duckies.")
Origins—a beauty company that's always erred on the natural side of things with strong commitments to the environment and the use of non-synthetics—takes it up a notch with the Origins Organics line. Claiming that "you are what your skin eats," the company's Cleansing Body Bar contains 90 percent certified organic ingredients.
Give your lather an exotic eco-edge with Pacifica's line of handmade soaps. All—there are many to pick and choose from ranging from Tunisian Jasmine to Thai Lemongrass—boast a biodegradable, vegetable glycerin base and contain no artificial fragrances or colors.
From Pangea Organics—purveyor of "Ecocentric Bodycare"—comes several organic essential oil-based cold process bar soaps, the result of "soulful saponification": choose from soothing Oatmeal with Italian Bergamot, refreshing Indian Lemongrass with Rosemary, and seven other varieties.
Brooklyn-based and carbon-neutral skinnyskinny has a bar soap for all occasions: the Rosemary and Mint bar for bouts of dry skin, Coriander and Lemon for post-gardening, Basil and Mint for shaving, and many more, including Chocolate for, well, dessert.
The Blue Ridge Soap Shed, a North Carolina-based purveyor of soaps made the traditional way, crafts (from scratch, naturally) this 100 percent olive oil soap for crusty nature boys and girls who want to bathe in freshwater streams without impacting the environment.
Trusted purveyor of eco-friendly personal care items, Toms of Maine presents a vegetable-based and cruelty-free bar soap that is scented with chamomile flowers and lavender oil. Also available are deodorant and moisturizing body bars.
Weleda's gently lathering soaps—available in Rose, Calendula, Rosemary, and Iris—gently cleanse and moisturize the skin with the aid of organic plant oils and organic and biodynamic plants extracts, as well as natural essential oils.
From the good green folks at Aubrey Organics comes this line of power-packed, petrochemical- and paraben-free facial cleansers. Choose from Seaware, Sea Buckthorn, Green Tea, Blue Green Algae, Natural Herbal, and Vegecol.
From the good doctor (Dr. Hauschka, that is) comes this gentle daily cleansing and clarifying cream suitable for all skin types. Key ingredients include exfoliating almond meal, calming anthyllis and calendula, and chamomile and St. John's wort to ward away redness and puffiness.
Wash time becomes a thrilling, guilt-free affair when you use this gently exfoliating scrub from JASON, a vanguard in the natural personal care scene since 1959. The scrub contains natural apricot kernels, aloe vera gel, and jojoba, and can also be used as a mask and a pre-shave conditioner.
One of the newer members in coveted skin and body care line Kiehl's arsenal of botanical-enriched facial cleansers, the gentle, foaming Yerba Maté Tea Cleanser is ideal for all skin types. The cruelty-free formula contains lemon extract, kombutchka tea, and yerba maté to remove excess oil and residue and leave skin aglow.
Kimberly Sayer—British entrepreneur, aesthetician, and daughter of organic farmers—offers a line of natural skin and body care products ranging from a Slimming Contouring Gel to an Aromatic Night Repair Cream. Her Gentle Face Cleanser contains Lavender oil, soy, and seaweed.
Render your face totally kissable with this cleanser suitable for most skin types. Ingredients include a heady brew of aloe vera, olive oil, lemon and lime oils, and various herbs, vitamins, and flowers. Like other KMF goodies, this cleanser is free of animal products, artificial colors, and harmful chems.
This shaving cream from coveted Greek natural beauty line Korres is free of mineral oil, silicone, propylene glycol, and ethanolamine. So what does it contain? Wash away grit and grime with oat proteins and white tea extract.
This UK-based purveyor of natural handmade goodies for body and bath offers a line of solid facial cleansers made from natural herbs, oils, and clays—choose from Angels on Bare Skin, Herbalism, Fresh Farmacy, Coalface, and others—containing various organic and/or natural and safe synthetic ingredients.
The Mario Badescu skincare line—a favorite of celebs, magazine editors, and savvy skincare enthusiasts—is filled with simple yet effective potions and lotions for the face and body made with natural botanical extracts. The Botanical Facial Gel is a non-foaming, alpha hydroxy- powered weapon to fight greasy skin.
From Pangea Organics—purveyor of "Ecocentric Bodycare"—comes this supercharged, hand-crafted facial cleanser that combines anti-inflammatory, antiseptic Egyptian calendula, and cleansing blood orange.
From Sevi comes four botanical face washes and cream cleansers that are free of sulfites, parabens, animal products, artificial fragrances and colors, SLS, SLES, DEA, and TEA. What's that leave? A lot of gentle, yet effective, organic and wildcrafted botanicals, hydrosols, and cold-pressed base oils.
Treat clogged pores to these two deep-cleansing face washes—the Fragrance-free Organic Facial Cleanser and the Flower Therapy Detoxifying Facial Cleanser—from Terreseentials. Both are crafted from certified organic herbs and essential oils and are free of detergents and other synthetic nasties.
With its humble beginnings in a Greek pharmacy, APIVITA is now a fixture on the global natural and holistic skin and hair care scene. The company's vitamin-rich PROPOLINE shampoos cater to follicle-related fixes like hair loss in both men and women and split ends.
From the good green folks at Aubrey Organics comes this line of power-packed, petrochemical- and paraben-free shampoos and conditioners. Mix and match or stick to one variety: Blue Camomile Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner, Camomile Luxurious Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner, or GPB Glycogen Protein Shampoo & Conditioner.
Always at the cutting eco-edge when it comes to beauty products, Aveda offers a range of salon-quality, earth-friendly shampoos for various coif concerns. Lather up with Be Curly, Shampure, Scalp Benefits, Pure Abundance, and other targeted treatments.
This volumizing shampoo is cruelty-free and does not contain parabens, sulfates, or petroleum-derived ingredients, instead containing mineral-rich volcanic ash, white ginger, and natural coconut oil. Ten percent of the profits are donated to WildAid, a wildlife conservation organization. Also available in a hydrating formula.
From the good doctor (Dr. Hauschka, that is) comes three gently cleansing natural shampoos: Shampoo with Macadamia and Orange (for normal hair), Shampoo with Nasturtium and Lemon (for normal to oily hair), and Shampoo with Apricot and Sea Buckthorn (for dry and damaged hair).
Showertime becomes a thrilling, guilt-free affair when you use JASON's range of natural shampoos and conditioners. Pick from several different lines that target different issues: Natural Salon Hair Care, Everyday Hair Care, Dandruff Control, All-Natural Specialty Hair Care, and more.
Looking to steer clear of hairy chemicals? Look no further than shampoos and other hair care items from John Masters Organics. Masters (a member of Global Green) abides by strict guidelines when it comes to ingredients.
These six deep-cleaning, healing shampoos from coveted Greek natural beauty line Korres are free of mineral oil, silicone, propylene glycol, and ethanolamine. So what do they contain? Lather, rinse, repeat with soapwart, aloe, provitamin B5, wheat proteins, sage and nettle extracts, and much more.
This sweet-smelling UK-based purveyor of natural handmade goodies for body and bath offers six bottled shampoos full of potent essential oils: Big, Curly Wurly, I Love Juicy, Rehab, Daddyo, and Cynthia Sylvia Stout. These silicone and cruelty-free potions are made from a mix of safe synthetics and natural and/or organic ingredients.
Feeling flaky, itchy, dry, or oily? No worries. From Max Green Alchemy comes this scalp-remedying winner of the 2008 Proggy's "Best Cruelty-Free Personal Care Product" award. The Scalp Rescue Shampoo replaces petrochemicals, parabens, and lanolin with essential oils, vitamins, and botanical extracts, many of which are organic.
Have a mangy mop in need of some green TLC? Look to MOP's (Modern Organic Products) range of salon-quality hair care products. Choose from shampoos, conditioners, treatments, and styling products across three lines: C-System, Glisten, and the core line that includes Mixed Greens, Pear, Lemongrass, and more.
Founded over 35 years ago by Paris-based hair stylist Patrick Ales, Phyto harnessed the eco-friendly power of natural botanicals long before hair care took a turn for the green. Phyto's potent plant-based, cruelty-free shampoos contain ingredients like lemon, rosemary, and cypress oils and are packaged in 100 percent recyclable containers.
Treat your 'do to Simply Organic's four unique shampoo and conditioner treatments—Volume, Everyday, Refresh, and Moisture. Along with boasting natural ingredients like honey, olive leaf extract, and various extracts and essential oils, the company lists common chems found in hair products to avoid.
Terressentials only uses ingredients certified as organic by the USDA. The company's Pure Earth Hair Washes come in Cool Mint, Lavender Garden, Sultry Spice, Left Coast Lemon, as well as a fragrance-free variety.
Aubrey Organics combines henna and indigo in a botanical-based, cruelty-free hair dye that's safe for the environment and consumers. Although labeled as permanent, the dye only coats the hair with color, as the product doesn't contain the chemicals required to penetrate the hair shaft.
EcoColors Haircolor focuses on nontoxic hair dye, but it does contain ammonia and other chemicals like peroxides and trace amounts of PPDs that enable the permanent color to penetrate the hair shaft. However, EcoColors has eliminated allergy-inducing sulfite-based preservatives and toxic ethanolamines.
Herbatint's Vegetal Semi-Permanent Hair Colour is a dye with results comparable to henna. The dye is not vegetable-based, despite being called "Vegetal." Although it contains no peroxides, PPDs, or ammonia, the dye does contain ethanolamines.
Light Mountain Natural Hair Color temporary hair dye is free of synthetic chems, preservatives, and fragrances. Because this cruelty-free dye is henna-based, it can only tint hair a shade or two darker than the natural color, and it fades slightly after several thorough 'poos.
Going gray but want to stay green? Turn to Naturtint, a line of permanent hair colorants that replaces ammonia, parabens, and other chems with soy, corn, wheat, and coconut extracts. The formula—available in 24 shades—does contain small amounts of high-grade peroxide and PPD.
Containing no scalp-burning, stinky bad stuff like PPD, ammonia, peroxide, or synthetic coloring agents, Lustrous Henna from Saba Botanical is 100 percent natural. This gradually fading, conditioning formula also contains herbs that prevent hair loss.
With WaterColors Polish from Honeybee Gardens there's no need to worry during your nail-painting session. This water-based, low-VOC line of polishes is free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate, xylene, and formaldehyde.
Treat your fingers and toes to a nontoxic treat with these formaldehyde-, toluene-, and dibutyl-pthalate-free nail polishes from No-Miss. Colors include South Beach Red, Panhandle Pink, Palm Beach Mauve, and Strawberry Keys.
LA-based nubar, "the Healthy Alternative for Beautiful Nails," offers a range of nail beautification products that are free of formaldehyde, toluene, and phthalates. Color lines for lacquers include the Trendy Collection, the Princess Collection, the Vineyard Collection, and Sweet Nothings.
PeaceKeeper's line of mineral-based (some are also vegan) nail polishes are free of the nasty, noxious chemicals commonly associated with nail care products, like toluene and formaldehyde. Choose from a range of shades such as Paint Me Grateful, Paint Me Tender, and Paint Me Stunning.
These Leaping Bunny Certified nail lacquers are vegan and DBP-, formaldehyde-, and toluene-free. In addition to nail colors, SpaRitual also offers a full line of nail care elixirs, from cuticle care to nail strengtheners. Bottles are made from 50 percent recycled reusable and recyclable glass.
Finicky about nail polish colors? Fret no more by choosing one of Zoya's 240 colors. The company was founded by salon owner Zoya Reyzis, who was determined to find a healthier alternative to chemical-heavy traditional nail polishes during her pregnancy.
This fast-absorbing lotion contains green tea, ginkgo biloba, aloe vera, and chamomile to soothe your skin while it turns you into a golden gal or guy in under three hours. This self tanner is paraben-free, contains 100 percent vegetarian ingredients, and has no synthetic colors. No animal testing either.
If you have two to three hours you can get a natural looking glow with this lightweight self-tanning crème that contains almond, sesame, and avocado oils as well as aloe vera and echinacea and walnut shell extracts, plus antioxidant vitamins. What you won’t find are dyes or synthetic colors.
Get a light tan in seconds (this helps you see missed spots) and a darker tan in four hours. Ingredients include aloe vera gel, green tea extract, walnut shell extract, and mango-nut fragrance oil. No animal ingredients, artificial colors, or animal testing.
Natural caramel color helps to tint your skin deliciously as aloe vera and linden blossom soothes and hydrates. The ingredients are paraben-free and are made with Certified Organic botanicals. Nature’s Gate products don’t contain animal ingredients or byproducts and weren't tested on critters.
Feel the hydrating, anti-irritant properties of borage seed oil and the moisturizing attributes of hibiscus. The ingredients are paraben-free and made with Certified Organic botanicals. Nature’s Gate products contain no animal ingredients or byproducts and weren't animal tested. Also available in Clean Citrus Scent.
Made from 100 percent natural mineral crystals, Crystal Body Deodorants—available in stick, roll-on, spray, or rock forms—are paraben-, fragrance-, and aluminum-free. What's more, they won't leave behind a sticky white residue and are completely hypoallergenic.
DSA's Thai Crystal Deodorants are available in original rock, roll-on, spray, and stick forms. Made in the USA and recommended by the Walter Reed Army Hospital.
PitRok Original 80 gram crystal deodorant does not contain aluminium chlorohydrate or aluminium zirconium and is perfume-free. It comes in minimal packaging, using mostly recycled materials and an award winning design.
This natural bacteria buster will not only benefit your underarms but your checking account as well—it's meant to last over a year. Power Prism products are available in original rock or spray forms; all are vegan and aluminum-free.
Italian personal care company, Acca Kappa, has designed their toothbrush with natural bristles and a handle made from biodegradable cellulose acetate, a natural substance extracted from cotton. They claim a standard plastic toothbrush biodegrades in 1,000 years, while theirs takes only six months.
After you buy a single toothbrush with a replaceable head, you only need to buy refill replacement heads that come three to a pack. The Funbrush for children also comes with replaceable heads.
These toothbrushes come with replaceable heads that are simple to remove and replace and use a fraction of the space in landfills that a full brush does. They click in and remain in place while brushing. You get two replacement heads and, when you’re done with those, you can buy replacement head four packs.
Though electric toothbrushes are often not as green a choice as manual brushes, this one merits mention. It has replaceable heads and its batteries will last over six heads worth of regular use. After that you can return the handle to Radius for recycling.
This replaceable head toothbrush has a handle made from 100 percent recycled material—half recycled wood fiber and half post-consumer recycled plastic. The replaceable heads consume one-fifth the material of standard toothbrushes.
This toothbrush is made from 100 percent recycled plastic, 25 to 65 percent of which comes from Stonyfield Farm yogurt cups that were recycled. When you’re done with the toothbrush (if you can't recycle them in your community) send it back to Recycline and they will grind it into plastic lumber to make picnic tables and other products. They also have a Jr. Preserve toothbrush for kids.
PETA-approved, this stylish (it has a permanent place in the Smithsonian's Museum of Design) little hair tamer from Hok2 provides a close, clean, cruelty-free shave. The suction cup hanger allows for easy-to-find storage in the shower. Available in clear or green non-slip solid rubber.
Do your local landfill and your checking account a favor by using 75 percent fewer razors a year. Impossible, you say? It's not with the Razor Saver, a money-saving gadget that sharpens regular or disposable razors.
Recycline's Preserve Razor Recyclable's handle is crafted from 100 percent recycled plastics (65 percent coming from old Stonyfield Farms organic yogurt cups) and can itself by recycled locally or sent directly to Recycline with a postage-paid label.
For clean-cut campers who don't want to blend in too much with the wildlife (unless you're looking to get up close and personal with local Ursidae), the Sol Shaver Solar Razor is the perfect green grooming tool. Powered by energy provided by the sun, the razor's compact design is ideal for travel.
Bearing both the USDA Organic Seal and Leaping Bunny certification, Badger Balm is a GY top pick. Made from citronella, cedar, lemongrass, rosemary, geranium, and extra virgin olive oil, Anti-Bug Balm is not only effective, but smells good and moisturizes dry skin.
Bite Blocker, makers of a variety of natural insect repellents for adults, children, and pets, offer these unique insect repellent wipes, designed especially for applying insect repellent to children without getting product in their eyes or mouths. The towelettes are made of soybean and coconut oil, glycerin, geranium oil, sodium bicarbonate, and vanillin.
This DEET-free formula repels fleas, mosquitoes, ticks and biting flies with a blend of citronella, lemongrass, and cedar. California Baby's essential oils are guaranteed pesticide free and sustainably grown.
This unique DEET-free formula uses catnip oil to repel mosquitoes, black flies, horse flies, and other pests. The formula is long-lasting, water repellent, and comes in a non-aerosol spray.