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6 Simple Health and Beauty Swaps to Go Green in 2019

2019 seems to be the year that everyone is “going green” and we are TOTALLY on board.

It can be hard to know where to start, so we took some of the guesswork out of it and compiled the top 6 switches you can make to help save our planet this year while still looking and feeling beautiful—you superhero, you!

1. Shampoo and conditioner

Shampoo and conditioner

These two hair care brands will have you feeling ready to do a hair commercial in no time. If you are in the market for a totally package-free option, we recommend Unwrapped Life’s shampoo and conditioner bars. Their Bora Bora scent is a favorite!If packaging is still your jam, we recommend 100% Pure’s shampoo and conditioner. Both Unwrapped Life and 100% Pure are color-safe and cruelty-free, which is a total win in our book!

2. Moisturizer

Nourish face lotion

We’ve all suffered from dry skin at one time or another. Luckily for us, we stumbled upon our current moisturizer obsession from Nourish Organic. Their face cream is formulated with aloe juice, shea butter, and Moroccan argan oil, giving you the perfect amount of moisture without leaving you greasy. It is also vegan, organic and fair trade. Can you say triple threat?!

3. Deodorant

Native deodorant

New workout routine got you smelling a little funky? Our friends over at Native will have you smelling great in no time. They have a ton of scents to choose from, and all are talc, aluminum, paraben, sulfate and gluten free. Oh and NEVER tested on animals!

4. Makeup

Bite lipstick

Clean, green, and beautiful makeup oh my?! One of our FAVE lipsticks just happens to be natural and organic Bite Lipstick. They have the dreamiest shades that are formulated to last AND are good for you—technically safe enough to eat! We don’t recommend that though…

A clean mascara is also a total must have! Aveda’s Mosscara™ is so wonderful! It thickens and lengthens your lashes using cruelty-free and ethically-sourced ingredients. It also comes packaged in responsible packaging.

5. Nail polish

Butter fingernail polish

For all of the mani and pedi lovers who thought they’d have to lose out—fear not. There are some eco-friendly and safe options out there. One of our favorites is Butter London. They are formulated without eight of the most toxic chemicals in most other nail polishes. Which means no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluen, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, xylene, or TPHP. You're probably thinking that with all of this amazing-ness, Butter London is probably lacking in shades you want. WRONG! Another reason we love them is because they have a shade to suit everyone. From neutral, barely-there pink to in-your-face bright blue and everything in between (including glitter), Butter has your nails on lock!

6. Menstrual cup

Small pink saalt cup

2019 is the year of the cup! Seriously though, we could write a novel about why you should switch to a Saalt Cup! Let’s start with:

  1. They are safer for your body. Saalt Cups are made of 100% medical-grade silicone and dyes that are BPA, latex, and chemical free, and have been tested to ensure biocompatibility.
  2. They are more eco-friendly. They can be reused (with proper care that's up to 10 years people!) and they save you hundreds of dollars per year.
  3. The Saalt cup comes in two beautiful colors as well as two different sizes. So no matter what, Saalt’s got you covered.

Cheers to 2019! May it be the most beautiful and green one yet!

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