Mommy Greenest Approved: Saison Beauty Natural Skincare

natural skincare saison beauty products lined up in a rowRemember when you were in high school and your grandma’s friend was “having her colors done” and you learned you were a Spring? Okay, maybe that’s just me. But I was fascinated by that cool little color wheel and how it finally made sense that I still loved pink even though I was 16. That’s kind of how I felt when I discovered Saison Beauty, which takes the seasonal concept and applies it to natural skincare. Genius! [Read more…]

China Trumps U.S. #Toxic #Beauty Regulations

Kudos to China for proposing stricter regulations on toxic chemicals in cosmetics, which will bring them more in line with the EU’s. A second draft of the country’s new Complete Technical Safety Standard for Cosmetics was proposed recently, which will ban 100 additional toxic beauty ingredients and classify oral care products like toothpaste as cosmetics, with similar restrictions. How does this stack up to the U.S.? [Read more…]

Sick of #Toxic Cosmetics? @SenFeinstein Bill Fix

Senator Dianne Feinstein preempted #EarthDay2015 coverage yesterday by introducing a new bill to reform the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act. And surprisingly, considering the cutthroat battle to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act, it garnered very little attention.  [Read more…]

I’m Not the Eco Police

mommy greenest eco police policewoman angie dickinson photoEver since I started writing as Mommy Greenest, I’ve noticed people avoiding me. Not my close friends, obviously. But the casual friendships—those afternoon coffee invitations that turn into weekend playdates with wine? I’m getting less and less of them.

I’ve heard, “Oh, don’t let Rachel see that,” as a plastic water bottle is shoved into a purse, and “She had fries—don’t kill me!” as my daughter is returned home from a playdate.

They think I’m the eco police. [Read more…]

One Minute Toxic Test

toxic test products against white backgroundBetween the cute kittens and baby pictures, there was one meme circulating in my social media this week that I couldn’t click away from: Have you taken the Toxic Test? And although I’m usually adverse to flashing messages promising to tell me something I don’t already know, I clicked on over to the Toxic Test to check it out. Believe me, I was surprised. [Read more…]

Try A Natural Deodorant Detox from Weleda

mommy greenest natural deodorant detoxI know, I know: I’m a broken record. But seriously I can’t tell you how many questions I get about how to use natural deodorants! So I teamed up with Weleda (again) to give you the low-down AND a chance at a $300 gift basket! Want in? Read on! [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Approved: Au Naturale Cosmetics Natural Beauty

model wearing au naturale natural beautyRemember when I shared how I put on my natural beauty face in five minutes? I just discovered a brand-new line of natural beauty products that delivers all the components you need—plus gives back to transform the lives of African girls. From brushes to mineral powders to pencils and more, Au Naturale is my new favorite natural beauty obsession, so I hooked you up with 25% off plus a chance to win a $150 shopping spree! [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Approved: The Wonder Seed

four skin and hair care products against a white backgroundDid you know that until 1883 all American paper was made with hemp? Or that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were both hemp farmers? How about this for some heritage: Both the first American flag and the first two drafts of the Declaration of Independence were also manufactured from—you guessed it—hemp fibers.

My source (sorry, couldn’t resist) for all this amazing hemp trivia is The Wonder Seed, which has been infusing their vegan products for 25 years with the optimal amount of virgin organic cold-pressed hempseed oil, said to be the most nutritious oil on Earth. This week, Mommy Greenest readers score 20% off plus a chance to win a box of The Wonder Seed’s hempalicious products, worth $110! [Read more…]