If you shop at a health food store or co-op, you’ve noticed Avalon’s products on the shelves. They’re colorful and ubiquitous, packaged inside alluring bottles of various shapes and sizes. However, you may not realize that Avalon is a vegetarian, cruelty-free company. In fact, most of their products are vegan, with the exception of their four lip balms. They contain beeswax that is obtained with minimal disruption to beehives. The company is proud of the fact that their products do not contain any products that have been cruelly obtained.
Avalon’s website, www.avalonorganics.com is as colorful as their labels, adorned with photos of herbs, fruit, and their vast array of offerings. Please note that you don’t order directly from Avalon, but their website will direct you to a host of other online retailers, such as Walgreen’s, Vitacost, and Walmart. We recently purchased a bottle of their Biotin B-Complex Conditioner ($7.39-$9.95). This thick, creamy elixir sinks into your scalp, nourishing your thirsty tresses. It’s great for fine, thinning hair. This blend of biotin, saw palmetto, quinoa protein and vitamin E boasts a delicate scent, but packs a wallop! Your hair will feel thicker and softer after just one use.
If you can remember to apply facial moisturizer before you go to bed, you’ll love Avalon’s Brilliant Balance Ultimate Night Cream ($7.62-$10.97). This dermatologist-tested cream lives up to its name. 89% of users claimed their skin was smoother after 2 weeks of daily use. The product is vegan, biodegradable, and contains no GMOs, parabens, synthetic colors, or phthalates. Lavender and probiotics combine with aloe vera leaf and sunflower seed oil to create a balm that will nourish your skin and promote its health. And who doesn’t want healthy skin?
Pamper your hands with Avalon’s Rejuvenating Rosemary Glycerin Hand Soap ($6.92-$7.59). Botanical cleansers, rosemary essential oil, quinoa protein and vitamin E combine to create a soothing lather. Your hands endure more wear-and-tear than any other part of your body, so you want to treat them gently. The scent of rosemary is intoxicating, subtle yet powerful. This product is gentle enough for repeated daily use. It’s vegan, biodegradable, sulfate-free, and will leave your skin feeling soft and supple.
Some additional facts about Avalon Organics: They’re certified by the Leaping Bunny program, which ensures that their products are 100% cruelty-free. They are also certified by the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard, which means that their product ingredients are at least 70% organic. Their bottles are made from 100% post-consumer resin. When you purchase products from Avalon, you’re helping animals, and earth, AND yourself. You’ll be delighted by their quality and affordability.