This one's nice... Let's make this world a little Greener.
One place to start living a little greener (today!) is with the products you use daily, so we've compiled a few of our favorite natural products. Some you probably already know, others may be new to you. Some are as organic as possible; others use as few chemicals as they can; others focus on recyclable packaging. Whether your concern is toxic chemicals in your body or in the earth, we think you'll find something here for you.
Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
If you only choose one product with which to go green, it should probably be the one you put on your lips. (Just sayin'.) Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm is our fave. It was the first Burt's Bees product to hit the market, and there's a reason it remains their most popular item. Available in a bright yellow tin (recyclable!) or classic tube (50% post-industrial recycled plastic), the packaging is hard to resist, as is the fresh tingle (dare we say sting?)your lips will feel after it's applied. And while your Dr. Pepper Bonne Bell Lip Smacker may have tasted good, we doubt it was 95.29% natural. Is it just us or do our lips look plumper? Angelina, eat your heart out.
Jason Deodorant, Apricot
As beauty-product newbies in our teen years, we started out wearing Lady Speed Stick in Lavender. (Purple was our favorite color.) But as grown-ups, we decided to switch to a natural product, and after a few bad starts we found one we loved. It may say it on the packaging, but Jason's Deodorant in Apricot really does offer long-lasting protection and an especially gentle formula, without alcohol or aluminum chlorohydrate. It's not for everyone, but we haven't missed our old antiperspirant. As for those around us, they haven't said anything about missing the smell of Teen Spirit...
Wherever you go this summer, be sure to bring some H20 with you. It's the best way to achieve healthy, beautiful skin. And if you're engaging in heated rounds of badminton or croquet, be sure to drink more than you think you need. Pretend you're at your own private spa and add some fresh lemon (known for its detoxifying properties) or cucumber slices to your glass, pitcher or water bottle.