Whole green body care, hair products, skin care, hygiene, cosmetics, dental care, and more.
Choosing clean, green beauty products and health aids is simply sensible. Opting for plant-based products that harness the beautifying benefits of botanical ingredients over synthetic, petroleum laden ingredients, preservatives, and perfumes is not a radical choice, especially when plant-based products work terrifically and smell fantastic. Considering that our skin plays the lead role in absorbing compounds and delivering them to the bloodstream, greening your grooming regime is no conundrum.
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Given the elusive credentials, lack of government safety regulations, and vague labeling terminology, it’s tricky to find out how safe and eco-friendly personal care and cosmetic products are. For the skinny, turn to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) database, Skin Deep. It’s the ultimate safety guide for personal care products and cosmetics. With research into more than 25,000 products, which are cross-referenced against 50 toxicity and regulatory databases, Skin Deep is the largest integrated data resource anywhere. Products are rated on an overall scale of 0 to 10 (with 0 being harmless and 10 being extremely hazardous) and flagged for specific possible health hazards. Further, each ingredient of a reviewed product receives an individual 0-to-10 rating. The Skin Deep database is interactive, easy to navigate, and user friendly.
Here are three of the more than 1,000 Whole Green resources you’ll find in the catalog:
When buying new equipment, insist on products bearing the Energy Star label. Everything that wears that merit badge uses less energy and saves money.