Squeaky Green

the beauty of using organic products to stay clean

Your kitchen is stocked with organic fruits and veggies, you’ve traded your Saturn for a Schwinn, and you never leave a room without switching off the lights. But what about that chemical-based cleanser you lather on your face? Not to mention your petroleum-based lipstick. The good news is that there are greener ways to look your best.

On average, your face absorbs 60 percent of what you put on it, so sticking to organic products keeps your skin happy naturally. Luckily, some of the best tools are right in your pantry. Use salt to clean your face, kill bad breath and whiten your teeth. For another easy facial cleanser, grab a teaspoon of olive oil and mix with a teaspoon of salt.

If you’re willing to pay for some green grooming, Aveda has a flax seed aloe strong hold gel ($13, Aveda salons) that’ll keep even the most unruly of hair in check. For other options, look for Intelligent Nutrients, Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher’s latest planet-friendly brainchild. The products are good enough to eat—literally. The company believes “we should never put anything in or on our bodies that does not have nutritional and protective value.” The proof is in the products with lines like Organic Harmonics hand and foot care, dubbed “delicious personal care.”

Carla Continenza

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