Much of the appeal of only using vegan and cruelty-free beauty products is that supporting small business often goes hand-in-hand with this lifestyle. Rather than buying beauty products containing nasty chemicals from big box stores, there is a sense of accomplishment in buying beauty products that are both healthy and supporting those who are making an honest living. Well, you will find both of these with Green Girl Basics vegetarian and cruelty-free beauty products.
Starting out in the storage space of a basement, founder Colleen Trickett was first an animal rights activist, and then a vegan beauty product maker. Falling into the world of soap-making by happening upon a friends’s soap-making book, Colleen began learning about, and playing with, all sorts of raw and natural materials such as essential oils, herbs, vegetable and fruit oils and natural fragrances. From there a full line of vegetarian soap, lotions and lip balms was created.
Soap is where Green Girl Basics started and they have a wide variety of delicious smelling soaps that are full of nourishing ingredients such as organic olive oil, organic coconut oil and essential oils of tea tree, lavender, ylang ylang, sweet orange, lemongrass, clary sage, geranium, patchouli and sage. Their soap bars are formulated for a range of needs such as lavender body scrub, detoxifying tea tree & seaweed soap, chamomile complexion soap and dreadlock shampoo.
The Green Girl Basics vegetarian and cruelty-free lotion collection is full of moisturizing ingredients to keep the skin hydrated and soft. The lotions are infused with healing oils and butters such as coconut oil, sunflower oil, apricot kernel oil and shea butter. They offer a few lotions in their line, including Amanthus, scented with pearberry, mango, ginger and amber, Sunburst, scented with lime, grapefruit, lemon and orange, and their simple lavender-scented lotion.
To learn more about Green Girl basics and their delectable vegetarian beauty products, visit their website.