We love to buy from family-owned companies. Not only does our support help to keep the spirit of entrepreneurism alive amongst small businesses, but the products tend to be fresher and of higher quality than ones made by large companies. JES Organics takes pride in manufacturing products without the use of parabens, hexane, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, dyes, or petrochemicals. They use only the highest quality organic botanical ingredients, none of which are ever tested on animals. Their line is extensive, as they offer everything from makeup to bar soaps. You'll have a hard time purchasing just one item. Go wild!
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Natural body care can be fun, and no one knows this better than Twisted Tomboy. This woman-owned company began in 2012, when the founder's daughter insisted that her mother help her sell homemade lip balms and sugar scrubs. The two of them threw themselves into their new project with a passion. Before long, the founder was selling freshly made beauty care products to resorts, boutiques, grocery chains, and many other places. Continue reading [...]
Modern men are exhibiting an increased interest in plant-based body care products, along with a growing social conscience. We applaud this trend! Olivina Men, a vegetarian, cruelty-free company with its finger on the pulse of male grooming needs, has come on strong during the past couple of years. Most of their products are vegan, and all are of extremely high quality. The company claims that their inspiration comes from the tradition of the craft cocktail. We can get behind anything inspired by craft cocktails, and feel certain many guys will agree. Continue reading [...]
Fresh is best, especially when it comes to beauty care products. Whidbey Island Naturals knows this fact, and they manufacture high-quality offerings with freshness in mind. Their small-batch, all-natural, luxurious soaps and lotions are hand-made on an island in the Pacific Northwest. In 1995, founders David and Kimberley Tiller were inspired by a television program about cold-process soaps. They experienced an "aha" moment, and decided to create their own vegetarian, all-natural, cruelty-free company.
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Juniper Ridge cares about quality. The Oakland-based company makes vegan, wild-crafted perfumes and soaps from real, native-plant sources. They utilize old perfume-making techniques, including distillation, tincturing, and infusion. Their small-batch fragrances are sourced directly on the trails where they originate! You can't get much fresher than that. Juniper Ridge sends employees to places like the Mojave Desert and the Sierra Nevada, in search of the most tantalizing aromas they can find. Continue reading [...]
If you like a bit of affordable indulgence with your vegan beauty care regimen, look no further than A La Maison de Provence! Their soap-making recipe dates back to 1828. Marseille soap masters discovered a method for manufacturing soaps using a slow cooking process that transforms vegetable oils into high quality liquid soaps. The lather is smoother and softer on the skin than traditional products. Amazingly, the same formula is still used, nearly 200 years later. Continue reading [...]
The Right to Shower is a soap line with a mission to end homelessness. This vegan, cruelty-free soap line donates 100 percent of its profits to human rights organization Lava Mae, which provides hygiene stations to 550,000 people across the United States who are living without homes. Their products are made with natural cleansers, recycled packaging, and organic ingredients. The bar soaps and liquid body washes come in four varieties: Dignity, Hope, Joy, and Strength. They smell great and feel wonderful on your body. Continue reading [...]
High-end, plant-based hair care can't get much more elegant than Shedavi. This company's offerings have a tantalizing visual appeal. The sensual, curving bottles and gold labels are temptingly elegant. What's inside the packaging is even better - all-vegan, holistic, ethically sustainable products. Founder Elizabeth Davis is justifiably proud of her untiring efforts to create a line that nourishes your tresses in every possible way. She started making the products for her own hair, and was stunned by the results. Now her own mane is lush and beautiful. Yours can be, as well.
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So....you want to purchase products from a vegan, cruelty-free cosmetics line, and you also care about such issues as female homelessness, domestic abuse, and cancer. Thrive feels the same way, so they donate a significant portion of their profits, as well as products, to causes that address these pressing issues. They work with non-profits across the US, matching every customer's purchase with either money or products. Thrive believes in women's empowerment, and they really walk their talk. Continue reading [...]