Small-Scale Mining & Mineral Cosmetics Can Help Decrease Poverty

Minerals are becoming a very popular source of ingredients for natural personal care products, including deodorants and cosmetics. More often than not, consumers are more interested in whether or not the product is effective and natural rather than how and where do the mineral ingredients come from. Minerals are naturally extracted from the Earth’s crust […]

Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry

“Green chemistry, also known as sustainable chemistry, is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances. Green chemistry applies across the life cycle of a chemical product, including its design, manufacture, and use.” –          U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) As the natural personal care product […]

The Best Natural Remedies for Dry Skin

There exist many great dry skin care products on the market, but unfortunately quality usually comes with a high price tag. However, nature provides us with some great natural remedies for dry skin, even more, you can probably find the proper ingredients in your pantry. Dry skin can be a result of many factors. Usually […]

Crystal Deodorant Now Sold at all Walmart Locations

Walmart is diversifying and gaining access to the green consumer by offering crystal deodorant in all 3,747 U.S. Walmart locations. The crystal deodorant brand, Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal, has already been in select Walmart stores for nearly two decades, but this is the first time that the roll-on crystal deodorant will be available in all […]

Natural & Organic Cosmetic Standards Buildup Continues

Natural and organic standards and labels are gaining momentum worldwide; however, the industry is becoming increasingly divided due to the lack of one set of standards and certification, according to Organic Monitor. Depending on the country of origin or region, there exist numerous standards and certification agencies. Organic Monitor conducted research and found the adoption […]

COSMOS-standard for Natural & Organic Cosmetic Certification is Launched

The COSMOS-standard certification was officially launched at the Biofach in February. The COSMOS-standard is a new cosmetic certification developed to harmonize various certifications and labels in order to create one standard that is internationally recognized for natural and organic cosmetics. The new certification is a result of Europe’s leading natural cosmetic certifiers coming together and […]