Ok, I’ve got the best Labor Day Sales in green beauty and natural living for you all! I’ll be updating it as I get new information in. Some I can’t share until certain dates, so I’ll keep you posted as the new info. comes in. One things for sure, there are deals galore happening and I don’t want you to miss out on any of them!
When Labor day sales happen it’s the perfect time to stock up on some serious loot for the holidays. Before things have been picked over or sold out- if ya know what I mean. Plus, you’ll get a head start on Christmas shopping- how cool!
I’m going to list each online store and then under them I’ll list the deal. Some I may have to leave blank until a specific date. Be sure to check back throughout the week and weekend as I’ll be updating with the latest sales happening!
Labor Day Sales for Green Beauty
- Check out my full review on this amazing green beauty skincare line! So clean and effective. Read my review to see my top faves.
Read and shop my full review here!
- 15% off your purchase 8/31-9/4 Use Code: LABORDAY
Shop Aillea Beauty here!
Sale ends Monday Sept. 3rd at midnight!
- 15% off orders over $200+ with code 15OFF
- 10% off orders over $150+ with code 10OFF
Shop The Detox Market here!
*Promotion valid from Aug. 29th-Sept. 3rd
- Receive an $80 gift of products with any purchase of $125 or more. Use Code: LONGWEEKEND
Shop Credo Beauty here!
- Pharmaca is your one stop shop for everything natural lifestyle! From green beauty, supplements, natural living, and organic baby. They are offering 25% off using coupon code: LABORDAY . Starts Friday Aug. 31st- Monday Sept. 3rd.
Shop Pharmaca here!
- Save 25% off your order! Valid Aug. 31st- Sept 4th.
Shop Au Naturale here!
- Receive any face mask for free ($48) value with any purchase of $125 or more.
Shop OSEA here!
- Thursday Aug. 30th- Tuesday Sept. 4th get 25% off sitewide! Use Code: LDAY18 at checkout.
Shop Hynt Beauty here!
GREEN BEAUTY BOXES-
Art of Organics-
Sale ends Monday Sept. 3rd.
- 20% off all store purchases- Use code: GOODBYESUMMER
- Free shipping starting Friday Aug. 31st- Monday Sept. 3rd. Use Coupon Code: LABORDAY1
Shop Beauty Heroes here!
Best Organic Bedding
- August 30th- Sept. 3rd take $40 off your order using coupon code: GGG40!
Shop SOL Organics here!
- I love West Elm for their quality products, but also their sustainability practices and fair trade. I’ve purchased my all wood bed frame from them, and many bedding items. Check out my blog I did on detoxing your bedding here. They offer so many great organic bedding options- from sheets, blankets and duvet covers. They are having sales on everything and a certain percentage off for certain amounts you spend.
Shop out West Elm here!
Shop White Lotus Home here!
EMF SHIELDING PRODUCTS-
Best EMF shielding products on the market
Check out Defender Shield here!
Best natural nut milk maker for organic and nontoxic living.
- I’ve been using the Almond Cow for over two months now and I can’t recommend it enough! Serious game changer when it comes to making your own nut milks! It does all the straining and grinding. You literally soak the nuts, add them to their special machine and voila- instant nut milk! And guess what?! It’s so smooth and creamy- even better than how I used to make it. You will love! They are offering my readers $15 off their purchase using coupon code: gurlgonegreen.
Shop Almond Cow here!
Raw Veggie Bread-
- Offering 35% off August 30th – Sept. 3rd. If you’ve followed me for a hot minute you know I’m obsessed with raw veggie bread! What is it? It’s a combination of nuts, seeds, veggies, oils, herbs and spices. The combination gives you such a nutrient punch. From healthy fats to antioxidants- you’re body will thank you! I started making it over a year ago and haven’t looked back! It’s seriously been life changing. I didn’t learn this myself- I learned from the master, Deanna Mutzel from @realfoodlab. She’s the queen when it comes to making raw veggie bread! She has two ebooks/courses on it. One larger and one smaller. I’ve taken the larger one and I can’t tell you how much it helped me! It’s packed full of videos, tutorials, tips, recipes and so much more. I’ve never eaten more veggies in my life and loved it! I can’t recommend it enough. Also, read my full blog post I did on raw veggie bread to understand what it is and why I love it so much!
Check out the Larger Course/Ebook here!
Check out the Smaller Course/Ebook here!
Ok, if you’re still wanting more Labor Day Sales- head to my girl Lisa’s blog, This Organic Girl! She’s got a ton more roundups for you there! Check out her site here!
It’s here, the Art of Organics July Discovery: Illuminate! I’m beyond excited for this box!! Sometimes you just get a beauty box and it checks all the boxes- this one did just that. We are seeing Leahlani’s Aloha Ambrosia Morning Moisture Elixir in this box, plus Au Naturale’s Powder Highlighter. I’ve loved getting to sample these two products!
If you aren’t familiar with Art of Organics and this green beauty box, then keep reading as I explain why this box is one to get a hold of. Their belief is really simple-You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your health for beauty. I couldn’t agree more! Their goal is to bring people the cleanest, best, and most luxurious products. Claire the founder, has always been a beauty junkie and on the quest to purge her own makeup bag, she realized she wanted to share her journey with others and raise awareness. I noticed instantly after opening the box, the attention to detail. They name their boxes each month as well as follow a theme. The card inside describes the products in the box so well and gave directions for application. The box is $38, with a value of $70+ and features each month 2-4 full size products. They have high standards for their product selection, such as being cruelty free, organic and non-toxic. They have more specifics on the ingredients they don’t use here on their website.
Ok, on to the review…
Leahlani Aloha Ambrosia Morning Moisture Elixir-
I’m a huge fan of Leahlani’s products. I had a feeling this was going to be a good one the minute I tested it on my hand. Then as I inhaled the warming Hawaiian scent. It took me away to Kaui where Leahlani’s creations are made by hand with some serious love. This is meant to be a morning elixir before you apply your makeup, sunscreen or any oil/lotion. It really enhances your skin- whatever way you use it. Made with a balance of squalene oil, mangosteen, goji berry, guava and passionfruit oils. I love how Leahlani describes the scent, “She smells of jasmine flowers and tropical rain showers.” I couldn’t have said it better. It leaves your skin feeling smooth, hydrated- not greasy. I applied it before my makeup and loved the way it made my skin feel. It smoothed cracks and made everything appear brighter. I would apply it to slightly damp skin after misting it with a toner. It really hydrates, primes your skin and gives you an all over glow. I’m hooked! Another Leahlani win in my book! If you haven’t used any Leahlani products, be sure to checkout my review on her line here. Her products are some of the very best in green beauty and really do perform. The product I would recommend you start with is her Mermaid Mask- you’ll be in love after one use!
Au Naturale Powder Highlighter-
So fun to see a makeup product in the box this month- nice change of pace! I’ve used a handful of Au Naturale products, but not their powdered highlighter. This is perfect for summer weather! Especially when it can get hot and humid quick. This won’t be sliding off the skin. The color is in Begonia- a pretty pearlized hue with a touch of peachy pink tones in it. I loved applying this on my upper cheekbones, bridge of nose, cupid’s bow, middle of eyebrows, and middle of chin. It looks so natural and gives me a glow without it looking like I’m trying…you know what I mean! It comes in a handy pump bottle- great for applying on your brush and then applying to the skin. I’ll be wearing this all summer!
I would hop on this month’s box soon if you’re thinking about snagging one. If you haven’t signed up for Art of Organics box you can sign up here! Don’t miss out on this fabulous green beauty box! Not only do you get quality products each month but for a steal. You pay $39 each month and get access to some stellar products. You can sign up for 3 months, 6 months and 12 months! At 6 and 12 months you start saving. Also, each month a theme is chosen around the box.
Have you used any of these products?
The Best Green Beauty Shampoos and Conditioners is here! I have all the details on all my favorite shampoos and conditioners in green beauty. I’ve tried a lot of shampoos and conditioners in my day since going green and I’m here to share the best of the best!
Now just like my Best Green Beauty Hair Styling Products I had my sisters test out these shampoos too. They all have different types of hair as I’ve mentioned and have helped me bring something for everyone to the table.
I want to explain something really quick before I go on about this wonderful shampoo. I get e-mails all the time from readers telling me that natural shampoos don’t work for them. Now, I understand it definitely depends on the shampoo and conditioner you’re using, but it also could be a phase you’re hair is going through. Hair can go through a detox period where it actually gets oilier before it gets better, when transitioning to non-toxic shampoo and conditioner. Mainstream products are full of such harsh ingredients that strip the hair every time you use them. Your hair gets used to feeling “clean” you think, and so when you switch to a gentler shampoo and conditioner your hair freaks out. It’s used to constantly being dried out everyday and used to overcompensating by producing more oil to nourish your hair again. Give your hair 6-8 weeks to detox. This means stop shampooing your hair everyday-yes this is not necessary and actually could cause more damage to your hair. Shampoo every other day at the most and in between days if you get oily, just use a dry shampoo. You may notice your hair greasier than usual, but that is because your hair’s ph balance was so wacked from all the harsh chemicals you were putting on it everyday. Give it some time…it will get better!
DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Rinse
I always think a good clarifying treatment is in order every now and then. Sometimes when using natural shampoos the hair gets weighed down, no matter how great they are! This gives it a nice boost, getting rid of any residue that’s been hanging on to your strands. I do this every couple weeks. The recipe is easy just 1 part apple cider vinegar to 1 part water (I usually use 1/2 cup of each but you may need more if you have thick or long hair). Mix it together and pour over head concentrating on using your other hand to rub it in your hair. Let it sit on your hair for 10 minutes. Then rinse off and apply conditioner as usual.
If you’ve thought that no natural shampoo and conditioner will work for your hair, think again. This shampoo suds up like a mainstream shampoo, but without the harsh chemicals. The conditioner doesn’t leave that greasy oil residue either…you know that feeling I’m talking about! Need, I say more? Not really, but I will because I just can’t help myself! It smells insanely good, fresh like everything they make does but not too much and completely natural- not synthetic fragrance. It works on everyone’s hair too! Ok, I’ve had one person tell me they didn’t like it but that’s it. They also come in recyclable metal bottle pumps, that literally look so luxe in the shower. I promise you won’t be disappointed, this stuff is amazing and worth every penny, and that says a lot coming from a stylist. Get your shampoo and conditioner here!
This is the first natural shampoo I used and fell in love with! It performs so well, and it’s filled with ingredients that will make you swoon! Things like Ungurahua oil, green tea, jojoba and lavender just to name a few. It doesn’t weigh down your hair at all. But thoroughly cleans it perfectly. Again, this is also safe for color treated hair. It smells like a clean shampoo should…clean and amazing! If you feel that all natural shampoos weigh down your hair and you haven’t found the “one” …this is it. Trust me, you will not be disappointed. Snag your Rahua shampoo and conditioner here!
This shampoo collection really reminds me of a salon quality shampoo and conditioner. The smell is nice and pleasant-with hints of cranberry seed oil, and citrus oils. I just wet my hair and lather from roots to ends. If you have thicker hair like my sister you may need to shampoo twice but for me once was perfect. My hair felt clean and fresh! It also is perfect for color treated hair. The formula includes sunflower extracts-which are high in anti-oxidants that help protect color from fading. A definite must for anyone looking for a natural shampoo, that is not only completely toxin free, and color safe, but works. Among Innersense Beauty hair products is also a shampoo called Pure Harmony that’s suited for even cleansing, and purifying the scalp more than the Color Awakening. The Pure Harmony is the one I recommend for fine/thin haired gals like myself. It isn’t as heavy on my hair. This is especially great after getting your hair colored for an extra boost of hydration. They even have an intense hydrating shampoo line called Hydrating Cream Hairbath which is even more moisturizing for those with extra dry hair. Snag your Innersense Shampoo and Conditioner here!
This is a new find and I’ve been loving them! They get my hair clean and don’t weight it down. They have different formulas for different hair types. I really like the Kelp and Mint Shampoo and Conditioner for my fine/thin hair. Really helps to get all the grime out and give me weightless volume. The smell isn’t strong either! Bonus- this shampoo and conditioner is a budget friendly pick! At Pharmaca it’s usually on sale for $17 but then you can usually get an additional 20% off of that! Bringing it down to $13 something- pretty good deal. Check out the 100% Pure Shampoos and Conditioners here!
This is a new shampoo and conditioner for me. I’ve been testing it out and have been super impressed with the overall formula. My hair feels so bouncy and clean. And the clean feeling lasts for days! I get so much volume from this shampoo and conditioner, plus it foams a ton too! I wasn’t sure if the scent was artificial or not at first when I smelled it. So I contacted Evolvh and here is what they said.
Our scents contain isolated aroma molecules that are derived from a natural source. The molecules allow us to have a more concentrated and longer lasting scent. To isolate the molecules requires synthesis. Some would say this makes these components synthetic but they are not artificial as they are taken directly from the natural source, be it a plant, fruit, or flower.
I’m not chemically sensitive however, I am very aware of scents and don’t use anything synthetic. I could smell my hair a lot more than usual, it dissipated the more the day went on. For someone who is sensitive to scent this may be too much. Check out the Evolvh shampoo and conditioner here!
This shampoo is awesome! Plain and simple. Can I be honest? Whenever I get sent a natural shampoo and conditioner my hopes aren’t very high. It’s hard to come by a good natural shampoo that performs. Well, this shampoo did not disappoint! Why is it so great? Well, it actually cleans my hair for starters. Not only does it feel clean, but it suds up when I use it, another huge perk. With my hair being so fine and thin, if I don’t blow dry it and let it hair dry, I usually end up with greasy hair. I have to blow dry it so it doesn’t feel greasy, and to give it volume. However, with this shampoo I could let it air dry, and brush it out and no oily residue! They have a variety of shampoos and conditioners for specific hair types. I love the Patchouli and Tangerine for my find/thin hair. The smell is just like the name suggests-patchouli and tangerine. It’s a steal compared to a lot of the shampoos on the market today. For $19, it’s hard to beat the price. Snag your Flourish shampoo and conditioner here!
This is a new favorite! It smells nice and is great at cleaning my hair but also budget friendly! My hair feels clean but not stripped. It suds too! They have another shampoo that is great for hydrating hair even more. I haven’t tried it but I know my fine-thin hair probably wouldn’t be able to handle that much moisture without looking flat and greasy. You can also bundle this shampoo and conditioner in the Honest Beauty bundle. When you bundle at Honest, you get 3 products for $50- a definite steal! Snag your Honest Beauty Shampoo and Conditioner here!
That sums up the best in green beauty for shampoo and conditioner! See any faves?
Back by popular demand we are so excited for our second annual Best of Green Beauty 2017! This was such a hit last year, that my girl Lisa from This Organic Girl and I had to do it again, giving you only the best of the best.
We had three criteria when choosing products:
1. We had to love it.
2. Had to be clean(duh).
3. And of course above all it had to work- no compromises.
It’s easy to get lost in the sea of products these days- even green beauty products. We wanted to bring you products that are tried and true and live up to the hype! We both have tried a ton of products in our day as bloggers and these are straight up standouts. Products we go back to again and again because they’re that good!
After all you shouldn’t have to compromise when transitioning to green beauty. The game has changed friends and green beauty has got it going on! We don’t feel like we’re sacrificing at all with these products. If anything they perform better than their conventional ones.
Get ready to hang with the stars because the Best of Green Beauty 2017 is here! And don’t forget to head to Instagram for a chance to win all this loot!
Suzi – These hands soaps scream luxe! They are so beautiful you hardly want to use them, but then you smell them and you can’t help yourself. Bar soaps in the past could seem boring and old school but Osmia has taken a simple bar soap and turned it into a must have luxury product! The perfect gift anytime of year. My fave scent is the coffee mint!
Lisa – If you have an appreciation for artisan formulators who not only perfect their craft but take it to the next level with thoughtful packaging and presentation then look no further than OSMIA. Not only are these soaps handmade, they are formulated with organic, wildcrafted, conflict-free, top shelf ingredients. It’s not uncommon for a batch of OSMIA soap to adorn $1,000 worth or organic essential oils. AND these soaps are cured two weeks longer than industry standard making them dense and long lasting. Let’s just say my heart skips a beat every time I open a new bar. Suzi says her fave is coffee mint which is next on my list. So far my fave is Milky Rose.
Snag an Osmia soap here!
Suzi – Let’s just say the moment I used this oil I knew I was going to be hooked! This body oil is the best of the best. It comes in a dark bottle that helps preserve the oil. The smell is amazing, with notes of jasmine, rose and magnolia. My skin feels so hydrated but without the greasiness, just supple and smooth. I can’t get enough- already used up two bottles!
Lisa – Three words: Max and Me knows oils. I’ve tried several of their face and body oils and they are all out of this world. We chose Circle of Protection as our #1 pick but really, any of their body oils take skin nourishment to the next level. Smooth, fast absorbing, rich in color with a whisper of fragrance, this oil is frankly a stroke of brilliance. The base of Circle of Protection is a blend of certified organic Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (oil expressed from the kernels of this African tree), wildcrafted Marula Oil and certified organic Musk Rose Seed Oil – scented with a blend of essential oils. Light, nutty and fruity, this oil will bring you to your knees.
Grab your body oil here!
Suzi – This nail polish takes the cake when it comes to longevity. You put it on as a top coat after applying nail polish. You’ll be amazed how your manicure lasts! The kicker? It rates a 1 on EWG!
Lisa – I picked this up on a whim when I needed a new top coat and with no expectations I brought it to the salon for a mani/pedi. No joke, my pedi lasted a week longer than any pedi I’ve ever gotten. #truth And it’s cleaner than most nontoxic nail polishes!
Snag your Better than Gel here!
Suzi – This is a staple and must have at all times in my beauty routine. It’s the best natural hair spray I’ve come across in green beauty- it works and works well! My hair is fine and thin and this doesn’t weigh my hair down but gives it a lift. I can even brush out my hair after using it the day before and my hair is even better! Did I mention this comes in a travel size bottle as well?! I stock up on both the full size and travel size. My hubs is even hooked too! Say hello to your new favorite!
Lisa – Let’s be honest. I don’t have to buy too many beauty products these days. But this gem!? I literally buy it for myself like 4x a year. I have curly hair so every time I wash + diffuse, I finish with Josh Rosebrook’s hairspray. No ifs, ands or buts about it. You can use it lightly to maintain volume and control fly-aways or layer it for a strong hold. This is hands down the best hairspray green beauty has to offer. And just when you thought the world couldn’t get any better, try and pick your chin up off the floor when you look at the ingredients and wonder how Josh can lock your waves into place using brown rice, yuca starch and glycerin (all certified organic of course).
Get your hair spray here!
Suzi – This mask smells amazing and truly gives you a glow after using. It helps to even out skin tone more than any others I’ve used! It hydrates and detoxes but doesn’t dry your skin out. This mask instantly transports you to the island of Hawaii where it’s made by hand. The amount of dedication that goes into each batch is truly amazing! You won’t be disappointed!
Lisa – From start to finish the entire Bean experience is next level skincare. First, be still my heart with their hand carved glass-in-wood packaging. Next, raw + organic ingredients sourced from co-ops, biodynamic farms (as well as homegrown) are thoughtfully handcrafted in Kauai, Hawaii. This chocolate creamy mask will transform your skin. And I don’t say that lightly. I was converted the day it evened and brightened my sunburned cheeks and forehead. Best mask of the year right here!
Get your mask on here!
Suzi – This mascara is an all around winner. It gives my lashes separation, length and doesn’t come off during the day. Plus, no irritation at all! It gets better the more you use it too! The formula gets better after some air has gotten to it. Give it two weeks and you’ll have vixen lashes for days!
Lisa – I think every girl would agree with me. It’s a “lashes or bust” world and we are just living in it. Lashes tie a whole look together and Hush + Dotti does not disappoint. This formula lengthens like the best of ’em and with a couple of coats your will have va va voom volume that will stop anyone in their tracks.
Grab your mascara here!
Suzi – This deodorant takes the cake for best natural deodorant. It goes on so smooth, no scraping your underarms anymore, it smells amazing and best of all- it works! I can put it on and get two days wear out of it- smelling fresh! I’ve had no irritation either!
Lisa – This deo does it all. Eliminates odor, goes on smooth and keeps me dry. Yeah I said it. This formula keeps me dryer than any other natural formula out there and not only does it eliminate odor, it actually makes me smell like roses. Oh and I used a whole stick without experiencing any irritation.
Snag your deodorant here!
Suzi – This mask is everything! I use it everyday in the morning to wake my skin up. I put it on when I’m brushing my teeth and then rinse it off after. It’s my cleanser and mask in one. It gives my skin a pick me up and glow for the rest of the day! The exfoliant in the mask isn’t harsh at all- which I love. Gentle enough to use everyday. Your skin will thank you! Did I mention it’s only $28?! Carolyn the founder really knows her stuff and takes great lengths to make sure the products are made with the best of the best.
Lisa – Suzi and I met LIVE Botanical formulator Carolyn at iBE Dallas and we were both so impressed with this up and coming brand. Her sourcing is crazy clean and her passion for formulating is palpable. But better than any of that is her Honey Rose Cleansing Mask. This mask exfoliates and cleans in two ways – with herbal grains (manual) and fruit enzymes (chemical). And it’s super versatile. You can use it as a mask and let it sit or you can use it immediately as a cleanser/exfoliator. Either way, get ready to GLOW girl!
Grab your Luna mask here!
Suzi – This illuminating serum is a staple in my makeup routine. It instantly gives my skin a glow and lights up my whole complexion. I love the color After Hours, it wakes up tired skin and yet looks natural. I mix mine with foundation or just apply it on top.
Lisa – Anytime my makeup doubles as skincare, I’m in. But when it surpasses pro-lines in both performance and health….there’s nothing left to do but shout it from the rooftops! The Highlight of the Day comes in three “colors” and I love them all. Each brings a certain je ne sais quoi to my look. I love it for my cheek bones, Cupid’s Bow, bridge of my nose and if I want to get jiggy with it, a little mixed into my moisturizer for my décolletage too.
Snag your Highlight of the Day here!
Suzi – This red lipstick is the quintessential red color for everyone. It’s a classic hands down. I love that with one swipe I can transform my look from ho hum to next level. The formula is so good too. It has a weighty feel for a lipstick formula and stays put on the lips all day. You’ll feel like a goddess carrying around this lipstick! The packaging is so chic too!
Lisa – This red looks good on both warm or cool skin tones and takes your look from subtle to bold in just a few strokes. If you’ve never found a red that works for you..look no further than KW Red. My favorite thing about this lipstick (okay I have two fave things) is it’s matte so it wont move. It literally stays put all day and I love that I don’t have to worry about getting it on my teeth or it smudging onto my skin. I also love the packaging here. The lipstick tube sits heavy in my hand and is like a piece of jewelry for my bag. It’s also refillable so when you run out, you can stock up next time (or change shades) for almost half the price.
Get your Kjaer Weis Lipstick here!
Suzi – Want a natural shampoo and conditioner that makes your hair feel clean all the time? This is it! These are game changers when it comes to giving your hair the cleanest feeling possible. No more greasy hair from natural shampoos that don’t work! I have fine/thin hair and this works amazing for my hair. Lisa has thick curly hair and she loves it as well! Bottom line- it works all around! My hair has never felt cleaner using a natural shampoo- they nailed the formula.
Lisa – I looked far and wide, high and low and almost gave up on ever having that clean hair feeling again (sans toxins) until I met True Botanicals. Seriously. Not only does this formula clean my hair (like it truly CLEANS) but it also leaves my scalp moisturized and nourished. No itchiness or dryness from the winter season. This duo is my dessert island “must take with me” pick. True Botanicals also has a subscription option where you can select the frequency at which your items get delivered and you save 10%! Every 8 weeks is perfect for me and I adjust as I go because I don’t use conditioner as fast as I use shampoo.
Grab your shampoo and conditioner here!
Suzi – This face oil is so soothing. I put it on my skin and it instantly absorbs, giving it a supple feel. No greasy residue left behind, plus I wake up with perfectly hydrated skin. A newfound fave! I love how calming this serum is too with the blue tansy helping to soothe skin. Say goodbye to redness and ruddy skin and hello to bright and even skin!
Lisa – I love KHUS + KHUS face serums. I’ve tried their Sans Age and Blossom and both are magnificent. Sans Age has the slightest blue tint to it and smells like Blue Tansy. Made with all organic + sustainably wild crafted oils and CO2 extracts, KHUS + KHUS doesn’t play when it comes to using only the best ingredients. I love how this oil makes my face feel: supple, plump and well fed.
Grab your face serum here!
Ok, I want to hear from you! Have you used any of the Best of Green Beauty 2017? What did you think?