TRENDY AND ECO-FRIENDLY KITCHEN ORGANIZATION IDEAS, ACCORDING TO EXPERTS

Minimalism and Sustainability in the Kitchen gained a lot of importance in the last two years. Since so much of our household waste came from food, it seemed a good place to start. To begin, you need to create a simple and minimalistic space that would help you to create less waste by consuming less.

Before you go low waste in your kitchen, think about your grandparent’s habits around buying and storing food. Specifically find ways to refuse what you don’t need and reduce what you use and reuse what you had for multiple purposes.

A mason jar, for example, can serve a drinking glass or a aluminium foil or plastic wrap are practical, but not particularly environmentally friendly.

Although there are alternative products to organize the kitchen, that can be used several times and are even better and just as practical.

Here are a few eco-friendly kitchen ideas to help organize your kitchen more zero waste.

As a rule, it ends up in the trash after a single, short use and is usually not recycled either.

Transferring into reusable glas containers

It is often more easy to transfer food and leftovers to a reusable containers instead of covering them with a plastic film. Whether it’s a screw-top jar, an iron jar or a storage keeps raw and cooked foods safe, clean and waste-free.

REUSABLE FABRIC OR CLOTH CONTAINER COVERS

As an alternative to plastic wrap, aluminium foil, cloth or fabric container covers keeps goods protected and clean.

Olivia Von Owl Reusable Fabric Bowl Covers – 5 pcs set – Stretch Fabric, Waterproof, and Washable Covers for Bowls, Containers and Jars – Colorful and Practical Design – Storing Cylinder Included

SEW HOMEMADE INDIVIDUAL COVERS

To sew individual fabric container covers, you can recycle pieces from a T-shirt, an old curtain, or any other fabric scraps. You can make them in different sizes- small ones make great mason jar covers, while large ones can be used to cover bowls.

MATERIALS:

  • A piece of fabric about ten centimeters longer and wider than the item to be covered and a piece of coated fabric of the same size
  • A piece of laundry elastic
  • Sewing machine
  • Bowl or jar
  • safety pin
  • Marking pencil
  • 100% cotton fabric

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Wash, dry and iron the fabric. Lay the fabric on a flat table.
  2. Place the jar for which you want to make cover for and lay it upside down on the the uncoated fabric and trace the outline with the pencil about one centimeter away from the jar. Then draw a second, larger shape about two to three inches apart around the first line.
  3. Cut out the circle.
  4. With about half a centimeter from the edge, sew the fabric together with a sewing machine until a small opening of a few centimeters.
  5. Turn the fabric “right side out” through the opening.
  6. Sew the fabric together all around along the drawn inner circle.
  7. By using a safety pin, place a linen elastic through the tunnel between the two fabric. Pull the ends together and sew or knot so that the edge of the hood curls.

REUSABLE BAGS FOR GROCERY SHOPPING

Grocery shopping presents a significant opportunity for reducing plastic bags and waste. You can replace single-use plastic produce bags with reusable ones when you go grocery shopping.

The Original Eco Friendly See Through Washable and Reusable Produce Bags Premium

ALTERNATIVES TO PAPER TOWELS AND NAPKINS

Miw Piw Unpaper Towels Set 10, Reusable Paper Towels Highly Absorbent Washable Paperless Recycled Organic Cotton Bamboo Napkins Kitchen Roll Cleaning Cloths Eco Friendly Zero Waste.
  • 🌿 SUSTAINABLE & ECO-FRIENDLY: A set 10 pcs of reusable paper towels can replace up to 100 papertowel rolls – A very economical alternative choice of disposable wipes and reduce waste. It’s truly a win-win for your pocket and the environment.
  • 🌿 HIGH-QUALITY AND DURABLE: The newest version of absorbency upgraded unbleached cotton & bamboo fabric is premium quality, super absorbent, dry fast, no sticky feel, lint free. The more it is used, the better it absorbs. Size 13×11 inch fits your hand to clean easily and the loop is for hanging dry after every used and washed.
  • 🌿 VERSATILE AND EASY TO USE: The tight Waffle weave gives a super strong thick lumpy surface that maximizes friction and scrubs hard without any scratch, works best as wet towels. The paperless towels help you cleaning bar, counter, table, glass in kitchen or bathroom.

IN CONCLUSION

Everything is packed for convenience – even vegetables can be found chopped and packed in plastic bags. In conclusion you can’t achieve zero waste, with a bit of preparation, planning and organization.

“We must rediscover our links with the natural environment if we are to tread more lightly on the world.”

Craig Simmons, co-founder best food forward

7 MUST HAVE BOOKS ABOUT CONSCIOUS AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Starting your pursuit of zero-waste, sustainable and conscious living means looking carefully at how you consume and what kinds of waste that produces. Living that way is not something that we are born knowing how to do. Especially if you’re new to these topics a good non-fiction book will help you to manifest the idea that people can live simply and well.

The Following books will inspire you for a more sustainable, eco-conscious and thoughtful way of living.

Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste by Bea Johnson

Part inspirational story of Bea Johnson (the “Priestess of Waste-Free Living”) and how she transformed her family’s life for the better by reducing their waste to an astonishing one liter per year; part practical, step-by-step guide that gives readers tools and tips to diminish their footprint and simplify their lives.

Many of us have the gnawing feeling that we could and should do more to limit our impact on the environment. But where to begin?

This Book will definitely help you

Simply Living Well: A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home by Julia Watkins

In this timely and motivational guide, author Julia Watkins shares rituals, recipes, and projects for living simply and sustainably at home. For every area of your household—kitchen, cleaning, wellness, bath, and garden—Julia shows you how to eliminate wasteful packaging, harmful ingredients, and disposable items. 

Root, Nurture, Grow: The Essential Guide to Propagating and Sharing Houseplants by Rose Ray, Caro Langton

The stylish handbook shows you how to make the most of your favorite houseplants through simple, beginner-friendly propagation techniques (such as stem cutting, rooting in water, runners, offsets, grafting, division and more), as well as resourceful DIY projects including homemade rooting mediums, seed-bombs, and a self-watering plant pot.

It shows you how to look after and nurture your new plant babies, and how to share them with friends by making beautiful gifts and displays. 

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

‘Everything needs to change. And it has to start today’. This book brings you Greta in her own words, for the first time. Collecting her speeches that have made history across Europe, from the UN to mass street protests, No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it.

Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline

In Overdressed, Cline sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut, tracing the rise of budget clothing chains, the death of middle-market and independent retail­ers. She travels to cheap-chic factories in China, follows the fashion industry as it chases even lower costs into Bangladesh, and looks at the impact of America’s drastic increase in imports. She even explores how cheap fashion harms the charity thrift shops and textile recyclers where our masses of cloth­ing castoffs end up.

Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale by Adam Minter 

Downsizing. Decluttering. A parent’s death. Sooner or later, all of us are faced with things we no longer need or want.

In Secondhand, journalist Adam Minter takes us on an unexpected adventure into the often-hidden, multibillion-dollar industry of reuse: thrift stores in the American Southwest to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia to used-goods enterprises in Ghana, and more. Along the way, Minter meets the fascinating people who handle-and profit from.

Green Housekeeping: Recipes and solutions for a cleaner, more sustainable home by Christina Strutt

Saving the planet for future generations is a laudable aim, but what about the current populace? Why wait when even quite small lifestyle changes can make a big difference now? Green Housekeeping is full of advice and information to help you take a more sustainable path.

6 Vegan and Plastic Free Shampoo-Bars for Your Precious Hair

Common cosmetic products consist largely of water and, due to their liquid, creamy or gel-like consistency, usually require heavy packaging. Shampoos, lotions and creams therefore generate a lot of unnecessary plastic waste. Many hair-care products also contain microplastics in a wide variety of forms that people would rather not smear on their skin or hair.

The zero-waste alternative to conventional hair care products are hair soaps and shampoo bars that are easy to make yourself. If you want to buy the sustainable hair care ready-made, you can find plastic-free products in many unpackaged stores and online stores. Here are some natural shampoo bars.

Let’s have a look!

1. Stop The Water While Using Me 
Waterless Shampoo Bar

Ethics: The Shampoo Bar from “Stop The Water While Using Me”, is protecting our precious resource and completely producing it without water. Instead, the company rely on high-quality and 100% natural ingredients in the production of the soap-free piece of shampoo.

Effect: Cleansing

Hair Type: All hair types

Features: Mineral Oil Free, Paraffin Free, Cruelty Free, Vegan, Silicone Free

2. Sante 
Organic-Mango & Aloe Vera Shampoo Bar

Ethics: “Care for you and the World”. Sante is committed to the environment, the planet and the well-being of animals. The products, as well as shampoo bars are made with natural ingredients and certified quality standards.

Effect: mild and moisturizing

Hair Type: For dry hair

Features: Plant based, cruelty free, vegan, silicone Free, sustainable packaging.

3. Lamazuna Shampoo Bar

Ethics: “Lamazuna, avant-gardiste par nature”. The French company is producing innovative, natural cosmetics that combine quality, people and nature. All of their cosmetics are organic, fairly produced, vegan and plastic-free!

Effect: mild and moisturizing

Hair Type: For dry hair

Features: Vegan, Palm oil free, produced in france, organic.

4. BadeFee 
Shampoo Bar, Flower Garden

Ethics: “Bathe yourself beautifully”. Selected, natural ingredients, loving and an eye for details. Almost all products are made in their own small manufactory. Under strict German quality standards. BadeFee has the mission to produce without animal testing using natural, predominantly vegan ingredients.

Effect: Cleansing and moisturizing

Hair Type: All hair types

Features: Mineral Oil Free, Aluminum Salt Free, Animal Test Free, Vegan, Paraben Free.

5. Meina 
Shampoo Bar, lavender and Ylan-Ylang

Ethics: Meina is offering you high quality, handmade natural cosmetics with 100% natural ingredients. They achieve this through their unique manufacturing processes, long-tested formulas (of course free of animal testing), carefully selected ingredients, and with a lot of love and passion.

Effect: Moisturizing

Hair Type: Normal and dry hair

Features: Free from silicones, parabens, sulfates, microplastics, artificial fragrances and dyes. Handmade and Palm oil free.

6. Valloloko 
Shampoo Bar, “Pure” plant based oil

Ethics: Valloloko soap bars are handmade in Germany. The oils, clays, charcoal and other ingredients come from local suppliers. The company can’t stand plastic, neither inside their company or outside: Their packaging is made of paper or sugar cane.

Effect: Cleansing

Hair Type: All hair types

Features: Mineral Oil Free, Paraffin Free, Animal Test Free, Sulfate Free, Vegan, Preservative Free, Paraben Free, Dye Free

You can reduce packaging waste and other plastic products by reading the ultimate guide for a ZERO WASTE HOME:

Do you already have experience with Shampoo Bars? We are looking forward to your tips and recommendations in a comment below!

Self-made hair conditioners for a healthy shine

General hair conditioners are connected with creamy and sweet-smelling hair care products that nurture the scalp and hair in a simple and quick way after shampooing them, smoothing them and helping them to shine more.

Conventional conditioners, however, usually contain synthetic ingredients such as micro plastic and silicones. They rarely support a healing or even renewal of hair and scalp.

Yet there are a number of ways to care for hair without chemical additives using simple, natural ingredients. In this Blog post we will introduce you to simple, effective, homemade DIY- conditioners, which are healthier for the hair and less harmful to the environment.

Flaxseeds

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You probably know flaxseed as a healthy ingredient in baked goods and muesli or as a vegetable egg substitute. In addition to its use in cooking, the flaxseed gel can also be used for hair care. Flaxseed gel contains numerous nutrients that also keep hair healthy and strong – including magnesium, selenium, copper and omega-3 fatty acids. Using a leave-in conditioner with flaxseed gel, the active ingredients can have a particularly intensive effect on the hair.

Following ingredients are needed:

-35-40 g flaxseed (-> International shipping)

-500 ml tap or distilled water 1-2 tbsp.

-hair-conditioning vegetable oil optional, essential oil for even more care – for example, lavender, peppermint or rosemary

-optional a few drops of vitamin E oil to protect the ingredients from oxidation

Apple cider vinegar

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For those who use hair care alternatives such as hair soap, an acid rinse is an ideal addition to smooth the outer layer of the hair, which has been roughened by the alkaline effect of the soap. It removes soap and lime residues from the hair, providing shine and a stronger (natural) hair color, making conventional conditioners unnecessary.

Following ingredients are needed:

-2 tsp. apple cider vinegar (contains especially many vitamins and minerals that additionally nourish the hair), raspberry vinegar or wine vinegar

-500 ml tap or distilled water (as needed)

-optional 5 drops of essential oil for even more care – for example lavender, peppermint, rosemary.

Herbal nutrition for your hair

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Various herbs and their care properties These herbs are particularly suitable for the preparation of a herbal vinegar as a hair rinse:

Nettle gives hair more shine, helps against slightly greasy hair, itchy scalp, dandruff and hair loss; has a slightly darkening effect (not suitable for blond hair)

Chamomile helps against greasy and inflamed scalp; brightens blond and white hair Nasturtium promotes hair growth; acts against dandruff and hair loss

Lavender soothes irritated and dry scalp; helps with damaged hair; acts against dandruff (not suitable for blond hair) Peppermint has a refreshing effect; helps against irritated, itchy scalp and against dandruff

Rosemary helps with hair loss and oily scalp; makes blond hair look slightly reddish

Sage has a soothing effect on itchy or oily scalp, is effective against greasy hair, is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial and strengthens the hair

For a hair rinse with herbal vinegar or just herbs:

-1 handful of herbs of your choice, dried or fresh

-250 ml apple cider vinegar, you can fill the ingredients into a jar with a capacity of 300-500 ml

If you liked the recipes and want to try it yourself, we are of course very happy. We’re excited to hear about your experiences with the new homemade DIY-conditioner, share them with us and other readers below in the comments.

Which hair conditioner works best for your hair? Feel free to share your experience in a comment below!

Break the shampoo habit – this is how the switch to natural hair care works!

Anyone who has recently turned their attention to the incomprehensible ingredients of their hair-care products has certainly landed informative websites and found skin-irritating, allergenic or even carcinogenic substances in body and hair care products.

The use of microplastics (hidden behind cryptic names), silicones or anionic surfactants also makes you think and leads many to the decision to fall back on natural products. But especially when switching to mild shampoos and cleansing methods, the oil release regulates only slowly.

Legacy silicone, polyquaternium or related substances with word syllables of “quat” are washed out only slowly.

In this article you’ll learn how a switch to natural hair shampoos is more enjoyable, prevents dehydration, and how the individual care you need gets to where it’s needed.

FIRST STEP: Removal of chemical reSIDUES!

In order for the changeover to the new cleansers or alternative methods, it is good to remove any remaining chemical residues from the old shampoos and conditioners.

As a quick method, three to five hair washes with sodium bicarbonate (e.g. Natron -> US shipping) with a wash interval of four days have proven to be effective.

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This sodium bicarbonate deep cleansing is applied as follows:

  • Dissolve one teaspoon of baking soda (US shipping) in 100 ml of lukewarm water (up to three times this amount is needed for longer hair). Alternatively, mix one tablespoon of baking soda (EU shipping) to two tablespoons of lukewarm water to form a paste. Wet the hair with warm water before applying so that the cuticle opens and the silicone stored in it is also washed out.
  • Gently massage the mixture on the scalp. In the process, the mass becomes slippery and can cause color changes even in uncolored hair. Chemically dyed hair may lose color with each wash of baking soda.

SECOND STEP: To neutralize the sodium hydroxide, an acidic rinse should follow each soda wash!

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Mix either one to three tablespoons of wine vinegar (-> EU-shipping), the juice of one lemon with one liter of cold water or prepare a tea extract from hibiscus flowers (-> US-shipping) (reddish coloring). This rinse is distributed cold over the scalp and hair lengths and can be left in the hair as a leave-in. However, a very cold final rinse is also beneficial, as the increasing cold ensures that the skin and hair scales, which were opened by the warm cleansing process, are securely attached.

A less drastic, but also much more tedious method is the prolonged use of a silicone-free or quaternium-free shampoo. Hair conditioner, hair treatment and care products should also be free of these substances.

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Selfmade Face Scrub made Out of coffee grounds

There is always coffee grounds left over from your morning coffee – instead of throwing them away, you can use them to make a refreshing and moisturizing facial scrub! Unlike many commercial scrubs, the coffee scrub does not contain harmful microplastics and consists only of natural ingredients.

Here are inexpensive facial & body scrub recipes made with coffee grounds – pure or with a few other ingredients.

Coffee scrub is as invigorating as it is effective, but also has a stimulating effect on the skin.

Using organic homemade coffee scrub will help firm your skin, remove dead skin cells, and encourage healthy circulation all at once. The circulation-promoting effect of the caffeine helps to better supply the skin with nutrients. As a result, the skin looks fresher and firmer.

For Clear Skin: Brown Sugar, Honey and Coffee grounds

Mix a portion of coffee grounds with brown sugar, honey and a little water in your hand and spread the final paste on your face in circular motions. Then wash off the paste with warm water and care for the face as usual.

Additionally, brown sugar as a scrub will help for skin to remove dead skin cells even more. Honey is naturally antibacterial and is great for acne treatment, moisturizing the skin and boosting the skin complexion.

Ingredients:

For Smooth Skin: Plant based oil (coconut oil), Brown sugar and Coffee grounds

Plant based oil, coconut oil is antibacterial. It is used in many beauty products and helps to clean the face. High-quality plant oils help to provide additional care, because they contain valuable components such as unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and phenols, which also help to keep the skin healthy and firm from the outside.

Ingredients:

Time required: 20 minutes.

Process: Add each ingredient into a bowl and mix throughly into a homogenous mixture. If you’re using grounded coffee let it sit for 2-3 minutes. Before applying, clean your face with warm water, gently massage the coffee into your face. Spread the paste with circular movements into your skin. It is not necessary to rub strongly, because the coffee grounds effectively remove dead skin particles even without pressure. Leave the scrub on for about ten minutes.

The coffee grounds scrub is easy to rinse off with warm water. To allow the nourishing oil to continue to work, do not rub the skin dry, just pat it dry.

Advice: Peelings are best used twice a week, but not more often so that the skin is not too stressed. Listen and start du understand your own skin.

6 Best Sustainable Denim Brands making ethical jeans

Wearing denim jeans from the traditional denim and fashion industry is not just very toxic to your skin and the environment, but can also cause a terrible environmental footprint. Here’s why your next pair of jeans should definitely be fair-trade and sustainable and which brands you should consider to look after, when buying a pair of jeans.

It’s not a secret that the denim industry is toxic. The conventional production of a pair of jeans often involves the use of a lot of toxins and chemicals – and an extreme amount of water in the dyeing. It also pollutes the groundwater with dangerous chemicals and toxic heavy metals.

And while we wash this garment far too often and put it in the trash too quickly, according to the WHO, around 20,000 people die every year at the other end of the clothing chain due to the devastating conditions in the denim industry.

But don’t worry there are already many great, ethical and sustainable brands that make their jeans production comprehensively fair and environmentally friendly and that expand your wardrobe with new fair fashion jeans.

1. ARMEDANGELS

Instead of toxic chlorine and harmful potassium permanganate they use modern techniques like laser or ozone treatment. At Armedangels you will not just find fair and detox jeans but also timeless and casual products for your everyday fair-denim look.

Ethics: 100% certifies organic cotton, GOTS-certified partners (Global organic textil standards), no usage of toxins and chemicals, less water while producing.

Price Range: $$ – $$$

2. ABLE

ABLE is an ethical fashion brand that employs and empowers women as a solution to end poverty. They are deeply devoted to quality – both in the products and the quality of life they aim to provide. ABLE invests in, train, and educate women so they can earn a living, break the cycle of poverty, and thrive. In the denim design process, ABLE has selected fabrics with mills that are developing different sustainable denims.

Ethics: Sustainable opportunities for women, ethically-made, transparent production.

Price Range: §§

3. BOYISH

Boyish jeans are inspired by classic vintage jeans that last for decades without losing their great fit and style. The  jeans are cruelty-free and PETA approved. They source eco-friendly fabrics to reduce waste and eliminate synthetics. Non-toxic dyes and gentle processes protect water, keeping it safe for people and the environment.

Ethics: 100% certifies organic cotton, recyclable denim, OEKO-TEX Standard 100 approved, water protection, vegan denim.

Price Range: $$ – $$$

4. WARP + WEFT

WARP + WEFT is made ethically and eco-friendly create high quality denim that’s good for you, the environment, and your wallet. A traditional pair of jeans consumes 1,500 gallons of H2O, but a pair of Warps requires less than 10 gallons, and WARP + WEFT is recycling and treating 98% of the water they use. Also cutting-edge Dry Ozone technology is an alternate to chemical bleach — also helps them to do better for the planet. 

Ethics: Cloth in every sizes, eco-friendly and sustainable practices, fair labor standards.

Price Range: §§

5. DL1961

DL1962 is a family-owned company that’s been in the denim business for decades. Also creating the most optimized facility possible for water, energy, and dye use. Their eco-friendly mill is one of the leading denim manufacturers, which means that they can create the highest quality denim that’s good for you and for the planet.

Ethics: premium cotton, water preservation, clean indigo for perfect blues, no chemicals, no pesticides.

Price Range: $$ – $$$

6. NUDIE JEANS

Nudie Jeans is characterized by timeless design. The Table wants to create cloths you want to wear every day and keep over time, garments that last, and garments that can live through repairs. Also 93,8% of all the fibers used in their garments is cotton. They only work with Organic, Fairtrade or Recycled cotton, as the largest environmental impact of our products is from growing the raw material.

Ethics: Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS), organic cotton, recycled and reused denim.

Price Range: §§-§§§

As consumers we need to become more concerned about how the products we buy, possibly could effect the environment. We need to find new ways to make denim more sustainably. The first step starts with you.

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Vegan treasure for your fingertips

Having a manicure and pedicure is one of many peoples favorite self-care practices. But finding a nail salon that uses nontoxic and natural products isn’t always easy. 

Nail polish is a component of cosmetics that will certainly never go out of fashion. New trend colors come every season on the nails, usually they are oriented to de current catwalk looks. Unluckily, many of the ingredients include chemicals and toxins that can potentially damage the skin and the nail. But don’t worry, we found 6 non-toxic nail polish and lacquer brands that are vegan and natural you can use within your nail routine at home.

Let’s get started!

6 Vegan nail-polish brands for Your Nail Routine at home

1. Gitti

Vegan & animal-free: By producing Gitti’s vegan nail polishes and nail care, no animal is ever harmed.

Natural base: The nail polishes and care contain selected and innovative ingredients. Gitti’s claim is to use as many natural ingredients as possible.

Responsible: All gitti products are manufactured in an environmentally friendly way by certified partner laboratory in France.

2. Kia Charlotta

All Kia Charlotta nail polishes are vegan, animal-free and 15 Free.

This means that Kia C. don’t use the following 15 of the most commonly used harmful ingredients in their nail polishes: Phthalates (including dibutyl phthalate (DBP), diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP)), toluene (aka: methylbenzene), xylene, camphor, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, ethyl tosylamide, styrene/acrylates copolymer, triphenyl phosphate, rosin, benzophenones, parabens, silicone, fragrances, animal ingredients. In addition, their nail polish colors do not contain Acrylates Copolymer or any other liquid or solid microplastics* or gluten.

3. ncLA

NCLA Beauty debuted in 2010 with a small collection of products that developed into an award-winning, cult favorite beauty line of lip care, nail care, body care, and more. The cruelty-free line is always made in the USA with clean, vegan ingredients.

4. Côte

Côte founders Mary Lennon and Leah Yari created côte to provide a safe, transparent, quality product and an elegant nail care experience that could be shared with their families and friends without worry. They set out to take the “toxins” out of the nail treatment experience

5. AILA

Gorgeous Color Without Common Ingredients. AILA, provides healthy alternatives to traditional nail products. All nail lacquers are Vegan, Cruelty-free, and Gluten-free.

6. Priti NYC

PRITI NYC  Nail Polishes are Vegan, Cruelty Free and Gluten Free. 
The polishes are free of Toxins and Parabens. All known to be harmful to human health. These luxury polishes are fast drying, chip resistant, contain a UV inhibitor, and are extremely durable and glossy. Available in over 80 different shades including metallics, mattes, bright neons, rich darks, classic nudes, and everything in between. 

Here are some of our favorite products you can use for your nail routine:

6 organic and Natural under eye patches against dark circles

The areas around the eyes are thinner and drier than the rest of the face, therefore, in case of minor skin care and lack of sleep, dark circles, crow’s feet and general wrinkles will increase. After many days and nights of work, you not only feel lousy, you are unfortunately look like it. You have enough of puffy eyelids, dark circles and thick wrinkles on the face and sometimes not even a concealer can cover your tiredness?

We all know that besides sleep and rest only an ultra moisturizing, organic and vegan eye mask can help.

You can leave the eye patches store in the refrigerator. It gives an even more refreshing feeling for the skin. Puffiness goes down faster and provide the sensitive skin with moisture and nourishing active ingredients. The face immediately looks fresher and younger. But: Which eye mask is the best one? 

1. Rosental

Mission: Natural & organic, Sustainable practices.

Price Range: $10-$50


Rosental want you and your skin to shine in a completely natural way. Their products activate the self-healing powers of your body and let your skin heal. Skin problems are solved in a gentle and sustainable way.

The Eye Patches by ROSENTAL ORGANICS revitalize and soothe tired eyes. Hyaluron and collagen give the skin an extra portion of moisture, reducing small wrinkles, dark circles and puffy eyes. 

2. 100% PURE

Mission: Cruelty-free, vegan, gluten free, Moms choice, natural.

Price Range: $10-$30


The 100% PURE™ brand made a commitment to produce the purest, healthiest products and educating everyone on why being 100% PURE™ is so important. They strive to be environmentally sustainable and to improve the lives of 6 billion people and animals while also being charitable and giving back to our global community.

Their extremely hydrating eye masks use a thirst-quenching blend of cucumber, hyaluronic acid, and aloe juice to replenish dehydrated skin cells. The “hydrogel” mask material is composed of 95% organic aloe juice and 5% plant cellulose.

3. ORBIT EYE STONE

Mission: No Waste, natural stone.

Price Range: $17


The orbit eye stone are made from Finnish bedrock that is more than two billion years old, these stone disks bring tired peepers relief from long hours at the computer, puffiness after a long night, or itchiness due to seasonal allergies. 

Their extremely hydrating eye masks use a thirst-quenching blend of cucumber, hyaluronic acid, and aloe juice to replenish dehydrated skin cells. The “hydrogel” mask material is composed of 95% organic aloe juice and 5% plant cellulose.

4. PACIFICA BEAUTY

Mission: Vegan, Cruelty-free, made with compassion for the planet, animals and you.

Price Range: ca. $5


Nature is their muse and their mission. Pacifica Beauty believes in reincarnation (for plastic, anyway!).

Pacifica beauty is using natural and plant-based ingredients and is paraben- and SLS-free. The natural biocellulose eye patches are infused with Vitamin C and Marine plant extracts to bump up support, help brighten and boost hydration.

5. LOOP’S BEAUTY

Mission: Vegan, Natural, organic, korean beauty formulas.

Price Range: ca. $20


Every Loops mask delivers the highest quality skincare experience. For sensitive skin, we recommend Loops Beauty’s eye masks. Powered by Korean beauty formulas, and tested by dermatologists and model Emily Ratajkowski herself, these hydrating patches will help with dark circles and bags, and they’ll have your under eyes refreshed and restored in less than 15 minutes. 

5. JUICE BEAUTY

Mission: Organic ingredients, Sustainable Packaging, Glass container, FSC paper.

Price Range: ca. $10


The Eye masks from Juice Beauty are instantly revive, brighten and lift the eyes.

Juice Beauty was founded by a California team passionate about healthy lifestyles and whose organic products are created by powerful science.

the best 7 ORGANIC Skin Care And Beauty Brands for the DAILY glow

A beautiful skin has not only something to do with good genes, but our daily habits are reflected in our skin. So you can often tell whether you eat healthy, exercise, get enough sleep or take care of your skin. Today we want to deal with the last aspect: Skin Care.

Skin our largest organ, absorbs about 80% of what we put on it. This crucial fact drives the mission of beauty brands to create super premium quality cosmetics without using the potentially harmful artificial chemicals found in most conventional makeup nowadays.

With the flood of products available nowadays, it is hard to know what you really need and what you can actually leave out. But above all, consumers want to know more about what’s inside of the product they are using. The demand for natural, organic or vegan skin care products increasing rapidly in the last years.

These following natural skin care brands are on a mission to redefine industry standards. Transparency is on the front row. The products are only good for us, but also good for the plante and the environment.

W3LL People

Ethics: Made in small batches, plant powered, gluten free, cruelty free, clean, EWG verified.

Price Range: $10-$60


Well People was founded by an elite make-up artist, cosmetic dermatologist and entrepreneur and making positive choices when it comes to plant based ingredients. There are well known for its Allure wining mascara. W3LL is providing super clean and super natural formulas that improve your skins long term health.

Versed Skin

Ethics: Non-toxic, Recycable packaging, vegan, cruelty free, pregnancy safe.

Price Range: $8-$30


Versed skin was developed with and inspires by the Who What Where team and is showing diverse products for different skin types. The Versed-team is showing us how complicated the skin can be and offering elementary formulas. The collection of Versed contains products that fight everything from dryness to acne to aging.

ILIA BEAUTY

Ethics: Recycling Program, natural formulas

Price Range: $20-$60


The Founder of ILIA Beauty believe in skin that looks like skin – and radiance that comes naturally. With transparency as there guide, ILIA beauty wanted to create safe and natural formulas that protect and revive the skin. Born and raised in Vancouver, founder Sasha Plavsic, first got the idea to start ILIA when her mom, a pioneer in organic food, encouraged her to read the ingredients on her makeup. Sasha was shocked while discovering the list of dirty ingredients and wanted to make a change immediately.

RMS BEAUTY

Ethics: Natural preservatives, organic- and natural ingredients,

Price Range: $10-$120


After three decades of working in the fashion and make-up industry, RMS Founder and celebrity makeup artist, Rose Marie Swift, has discovered a lot about the influence of daily exposure to chemicals in beauty care products. She is convinced, quote: “The cosmetic industry is destroying women’s cells”. RMS Beauty is more about using simple organic ingredients. Her luminziers and “Un” cover up concealers have a cult following, making it easy for you to glow on the go.

BURT’S BEES

Ethics: Gives back to support honeybee health & biodiversity, less garbage waste, packaging is recyclable.

Price Range: $3–$30


The products of Burt’s Bees are on average 100% natural. The formulas contain nutrients your skin needs – without unnecessary chemicals that can cause skin irritation. They help support the well-being and keep your feet, lips, hands and body feeling great. The Burt’s Bees Team is trying to avoid newly produced materials and unnecessary packaging and ensure that all their packaging is recyclable and reusable.

TRUE BOTANICALS

Ethics: Cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO.

Price Range: $8–$30


True Botanicals constantly seeking out the best available resources – from the latest scientific advances to botanical extracts used for centuries—to create products that are better, in so many ways. Best of all, it smoothest the skin of all ages, so you can stock up for the whole family. Click the link below and make a decision for effective and safe body care products.

JUICE BEAUTY

Ethics: Natural & Organic, Certified organic ingredients, local sourcing, recycled, vegan, cruelty-free.

Price Range: $24–$44


Juice Beauty was founded to create a meaningful, healthy change in the beauty industry. Juice Beauty continually challenging the status quo as they are pioneering and radically transforming the chemistry of beauty. The company standout for organic and natural clinically validated skin care and vibrant plant-pigmented cosmetics. All of the products are vegan and cruelty-free, the brand is always looking for sustainable energy sources for their production, and it is USDA-certified organic so you can feel safe using the product.

Sustainability is a part of every decision we should make everyday. Everyone of us is committed to grow a positive impact for our environment – let’s support fair solutions – FAIRLUTION