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Expert in green beauty, Carole Tessier, shares her top ten tips to support positive environmental change.

1. Seek out products with minimal packaging or biodegradable and botanical packaging such as boxes embedded with seeds which you can plant in your garden, as well as lipstick tubes made out of polyactic acid (a corn-based material).

2. Put your best face forward with organic, chemical-free, synthetic-free products. Avoid synthetic or petroleum derived ingredients, artificial fragrances, parabens, dyes, flavors, petrolatum, phtalates and preservatives.

3. Support companies with green business practices such as printing with eco-friendly soy-based ink or using renewable energy sources.

4. Before purchasing your beauty products, look for the USDA label. In order to be labeled “organic,” all valid certifying agencies must comply with USDA standards.

5. Utilize multi-use products such as color that can go on eyes, cheeks and lips.

Read More At: http://www.temptalia.com/10-ways-to-help-the-environment-through-beauty

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Give your long hair the special attention it needs with a wooden brush that massages the scalp and stimulates circulation for healthy hair.

-Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified beech wood.
-Rectangular cushioned rubber pad.
-Plastic pins.

(wooden hair brushes are made from trees grown on forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). FSC-certified forests are managed to ensure long-term timber supplies while protecting the environment and the lives of forest-dependent peoples.)

More at: http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com/bodyshop/browse/product_detail.jsp?categoryId=&productId=prod160015

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This stuff is like a fountain of youth that deeply hydrates, harmonizes and balances all skin types.
($67.00 – $124.00)

As a rich all-botanical concentrated gel, it absorbs with divine depth, yet doesn’t give you that greasy feeling–perfect for day and night.

High in natural antioxidant and sans artificial fragrances and preservatives, this is a must-have for constantly supple skin.

source: http://tinyurl.com/dh7ose

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Anyone with a clean teeth fetish, these are for you.  ($3.00)

Made from renewable, fast-growing birchwood trees and treated with tea tree oil or cinnamon, these little chew sticks are packed with long-lasting flavor to freshen breath.

The original tea tree is good, but cinnamon has a fiery, refreshing kick. My purse is never without them.

source: http://tinyurl.com/c7zadb

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Fresh pits are indeed ladylike, and studies have found that avoiding deodorants with aluminum and parabens is essential for healthy breast tissue.

This one, made of natural mineral salts, won’t keep you from sweating completely, but it does create a barrier against odor-causing bacteria.

It’s got no aluminum, no propylene glycol (which is basically anti-freeze), hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, and is non-sticky.

Apply immediately after bathing for best effect. ($4.00)

source: http://tinyurl.com/cvb3fv

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With three natural whitening polishers and bacteria-busting perila seed extract, this paste is all-natural, fluoride- and preservative-free, and most importantly for toothpaste, no SLS (sodium-lauryl-sulfate-a chemical some alt-health practitioners deem toxic).

It also uses certified organic blue-green algae, sea salt, and trace minerals for healthy, sparkly chompers. ($7.00)

Source: http://tinyurl.com/cs6rq4

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BAMBOO 5 PIECE BRUSH SET

-4 high-quality brushes inside a natural cotton & hemp linen bag
– Soft, cruelty-free bristles
– Natural & recycled materials

This earth-friendly brush set is packed with the 4 high-quality brushes you need to look beautiful. And, it shows respect for the planet:
– Bamboo handle has a low impact on the earth’s resources as it is a highly sustainable plant. 
– Synthetic taklon bristles are 100% cruelty free.
– Sleek ferrule is made from recycled aluminum.
– Cosmetic case is made from natural cotton and hemp

 HOW TO USE:
Mineral Powder Brush
– Apply powder or mineral foundation all over face in a circular, buffing motion and work inward towards nose.
Concealer Brush
– Use with liquid or mineral powder concealer for more coverage on blemishes and under eyes.\
Eye Shading Brush
– Expertly cut to apply and blend powder eye shadows.
Baby Kabuki
– Buff powder over areas that need more coverage.

More At: http://www.parispresents.com/EcoTools_BAMBOO_Powder_Brush_p/et1213.htm

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