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I know I don't often talk about some of my non-knitting personal habits, but with Earth Day coming up on Friday, I thought this would be a good time. Most of the products I use are 'green' products, and I feel like I've tried enough of them that I thought I'd give you my faves. the first one is what I feel is the most important, since skin care is generally something we all care about. I personally don't see how slathering oil and petroleum industry by-products onto my face will give me the skin I want. Here are three simple products that I love, work great, and are better for you and the environment:
First up: Rose Hip Seed Oil
I use rose hip seed oil on my skin every night when I go to bed. Just a dime sized amount mixed with whatever moisturizer you currently use is perfect. I bet in about two weeks you'll notice a real difference in your skin. Brand doesn't matter, and you can get it at every health food store every where. It's about $15. It's magic.
Next up: Tarte Cheek Stain
This product is amazing, and also rocks as a lip stain. I use the 'natural beauty' colour. And I know $30 seems like a lot for blush, but this will last you a looong time. And it's free of parabens, sulphates, synthetic fragrances, petro chemicals, and Phthalates (all that stuff- terrible for you!). Which brings me to me next point- you see that green symbol on this shamelessly thieved photo from Sephora? Sephora actually has an entire section devoted to earth friendly beauty and hair products. Go check it out!
What about perfume? Glad you asked: Lavanila
This smells incredible. The company has a series of fragrances and body care products that smell utterly, unbelievably amazing. Vanilla Grapefruit (pictured above) is my favourite. Considering the kinds of chemicals that go into perfumes that you then tend to spray directly onto your skin, a more earth friendly choice of fragrance will definitely benefit both you and the planet.
I hope you'll take a closer look at some greener products that you will enjoy! Let me know if you do try any of the above.