for Men

Alluvian

“Aquatic Botanical Grooming—an organic collection of handmade, seaweed infused products that will change the way you groom.” Bar soap, shaving soap, hair soap, alluvial clay, aftershave serum, and more. “Alluvian sources only certified organic and sustainably harvest ingredients throughout our entire product line. Our seaweed varieties are wild harvested off the pristine coast of Maine. Every product is formulated with plant-based oils responsibly sourced from around the world. Like a fine wine, our aromatics are chosen by specific region and distiller to offer our clients depth and a unique sensory experience. Some suppliers are listed. Plastic-free.

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The Hobo Company

“Exclusive Handmade Organic Beard Oil crafted from the finest premium and organic ingredients.
The HOBO Company Beard Oil is absolute top quality, Our Ingredients are Safe, natural, nothing hidden and with no nut oils. Our hand crafted Beard Oil consist of Premium Ingredient like Fractionated Coconut Oil (MCT), Golden Jojoba Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Orange Bitter Oil and Peppermint Supreme Oils and are Made in the USA!”

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Arthur for Men

“Man sized organic lip balm…More than 3x the size of the average lip balm. Now instead of a bunch of little lip balms scattered everywhere, you can have one super effective, easy to keep track of jumbo sized lip balm.” Manly flavors too…orange, mint, and coffee. Made from certified organic ingredients.

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Kent & Bond

Small batch organic grooming products for men. “Everything is made with tradition and certified organic ingredients.” Soaps, body wash, beard oil, body salve, and deodorant, all with manly scents from certified organic essential oils.

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Badger Certified Organic Body Care

USDA certified organic body care products, certified to food grade standards. Badger has been around since 1995. You may know their first product “Badger Balm,” which was created by a carptenter to heal his cracked hands. You’ve seen this brand on the shelves of many stores. But did you know that it’s a small, family-owned, family-run company in New Hampshire? “We blend the finest organic plant extracts, exotic oils, beeswax, and minerals to make the safest, most effective products possible to soothe, heal, protect and otherwise treat your body. We work hard, have fun, and incorporate honesty, respect, and integrity into everything we do…We only use ingredients that fit our rigorous natural standards for healthy agriculture, minimal processing, sustainable supply chain, and health giving properties. For example, the organic extra virgin olive oil we use in most of our products comes from a single family estate in southern Spain and it is the best olive oil we’ve ever tasted. And, the organic rose essential oil we use in all of our rose products is steam distilled in Bulgaria from rose petals picked the very same day. It takes 5 tons of rose petals to make one liter of this precious essential oil. We combine years of tradition and research with beautiful artwork and lots of love to create products naturally rich in powerful antioxidants and vitamins for healthier people and a healthier planet.” Links to Ingredients and Growers and Philosophy of Formulation. “We believe that true organic agriculture goes beyond the elimination of synthetic chemicals to a harmonization and sustainability of farmers, producers, consumers, and the land that we all share. Our goal at Badger is to take the organic certification as a first step on a road toward cultivating a higher standard for ingredients from the farm to the factory. We are working towards sourcing ingredients that are grown biodynamically, traded fairly, processed with thoughtful intention and to create products for all those in need of organic healing body care that works.”

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Bushman Beard Company

A full line of grooming products for men, including beard oil and washes/soap, balms and salves, shaving soap, and deodorant. “All of our recipes contain 100% sustainable ingredients. We have taken months to source some of these ingredients. Bushman Beard Co. will always take the extra time and spend the extra money to develop recipes and source ingredients that are eco-certified and fair trade. We always choose organic ingredients when possible – giving your skin and your beard the purest natural product possible.”

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Vermont Beard and Mustache Company

“Men’s grooming, as nature intended.” Organic beard conditioning oils and organic shave oils for “a smooth bread and closest shave, guaranteed…Our premium organic beard oils and shave oils are pure, nourishing, and honest… We proudly handcraft our oils in small batches in the greater Burlington, VT area. We impart the culture and style of the city in each of our products. The result will revitalize your beard and revolutionize your shave.”

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Mystic Man Beard Oil

Beard oil “made from the finest 100% USDA approved organic ingredients. The rich, organic oils blend perfectly with sedr extract, a Mediterranean ingredient used for centuries to condition and protect hair, and to stimulate growth…work perfectly on every heard length…work to transform a beard from cars, bought hair, to smooth, luxurious and completely touchable.. will relieve itching and revitalize the way your skin and beard look and feel. Also a wooden beard comb.

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The 1906 Gents

High quality badger bristle shaving brushes with wooden handles, and natural shaving soap. “With so many companies focusing on profit alone; we strive to focus on quality alone. Instead of buying one product a thousand times over your lifetime, why not buy a product once and enjoy it for a lifetime!”

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Mini-Fab

A small fabrication studio in Texas that handcrafts all the accessories a man needs out of wood instead of plastic: wooden combs (freestanding, folding and even a folding comb keychain with two different-sized combs!), shaving brushes, and razors, plus various wooden cufflinks, signs, clocks, and a lot more more (like personalized handmade soaps). “Our products are typically made out of wood, leather, cork, acrylic, and aluminum, but that doesn’t stop us from experimenting with other stuff. We try to locally source materials that are eco-friendly and sustainable, whenever possible, and try to put every last scrap to good use in order to minimize waste. Some of our natural wood stains are made in our shop using household items such as vinegar, steel wool, hydrogen peroxide, copper, walnuts, and tea.Our products are very customizable and can be personalized with a name, initials, monogram, logo, or just about whatever strikes your fancy. ”

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Better Shoes Foundation

This site is a list of “sustainable” and “vegan” shoe brands. “we thought it would be appropriate to reference the new wave of brands that seem to have built sustainable practices from the ground up.” The list is quite long (and I assume is updated) so I thought I would put this list here while I go through it and look for the brands that are nontoxic. If you explore this list and find any shoes you think are toxic free, please tell me which they are in the comments. A world map shows the scattered show production locations.

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Z Shoes

OK here we are…”Every Z Shoe starts with a comfortable sole made from 100% organic, fair trade, sustainably-harvested Amazonian Sharinga rubber…No plastic or synthetic fibers here. Z Shoes are made from 100% organic, fair trade sustainably-harvested cotton from the Solo y San Miguel regions of Peru…Even the beautiful coral and navy blue options available in the Z Shoes line up come from 100% organic plant dyes sourced from in the Amazon…Z Shoes is proud to offer the world’s finest line of fair trade and organic shoes. ”

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Natural Clothing Company

Clothing for women and men made from 100% organic and natural cotton, linen, hemp, ramie, bamboo and other natural fibers or natural fiber blends. Each piece has been chosen by a husband-and-wife who are former natural food store owners, now living in a rural area near Seattle. “We want life without poisons for ourselves and you, the soil and animals. We think you want that too.”Read descriptions carefully as some are made from tencel (wood pulp) and garments are made in many different countries.

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Purakai

A California beach-oriented website that sells simple shirts for women and men made from California-grown “ocean-friendly” organic cotton. They also sell sustainable surfboards and some items contain synthetics, but I like the fact that this California company is selling shirts made from 100% California grown organic cotton.

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Cotton Mill

All cotton clothing without finishes for women and men. Just basic cotton clothing—shirts, dresses, jackets, sweats, jeans and pants—in lots of colors and many different types of cotton fabrics (all fabrics are listed and explained). Some organic cotton, plus sizes, all made in the USA or Canada. Nothing fancy here, just plain cotton clothing. And especially sweatshirts—“100% heavy-weight 18-ounce cotton sweatshirts…built to last a lifetime.”

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Easy Living Hats

Beautiful colorful hats crocheted by a grandma from organic cotton yarn. “I have decided to focus on making hats that resembled traditional millinery but were made through a crochet method. When I researched millinery I found that not only was it extremely expensive to purchase all the equipment and supplies necessary, but it was toxic too. The term “mad hatter” came from the fact that all the sprays and stiffeners used to shape the hat were making the workers sick during production. I crocheted a sun hat and fitted a wire in the edge of the brim to look like a straw hat. What I found was how much more practical it was. Not only was it light weight, but it stretched to fit.”

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HoBo Ties

A delightful collection of natural fiber bow ties, neckties, pocket squares, cummerbunds and suspenders for men and boys. “All of our products are created with carefully chosen materials. We source professional hardware to use on our products that are made right here in the USA. Our fabrics are almost always cotton I saw a natural linen tie and sometimes we make specialty silk bow ties.

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Flipside Hats

Hats for women, men and children, handmade from repurposed pre-consumer waste natural fibers. “We source large rolls of abandoned fabrics from production and dye houses and re-love them into beautifully made hats…it makes us proud to be part of a growing movement of small businesses and organizations that divert 75% of pre-consumer waste—750,000 tons—from landfills and repurpose it into beautiful, functional products we use every day…We source our “waste” from production and dye houses, which is often discarded by big sports and athletic brands. Another 10% of our materials are sustainably sourced fabrics such as Hemp, Organic Cotton and Recycled water bottles.” My spot check turned up with mostly repurposed cotton and wool, only one had spandex. So look around and find the fabrics you like. I’m thinking that the selection of fabrics change all the time, but that customer service will be happy to help you find what you want.

 

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Breathe Sleepwear

Surround yourself with linen while you sleep with linen sleepwear for women and men made by a small clothing design studio in the USA. “Artfully designed, impeccably crafted linen sleepwear….not mass produced, but made one at a time for each customer…carefully created from the initial design, pattern making, through the meticulous construction process, using only exceptional quality linens and other natural materials…not meant to be seasonal or trendy & my customers understand that they are making an investment. My hope is that these garments will become a staple in your wardrobe for years to come. I believe you will love your Breathe Clothing.”

 

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Handmade Betty

All kinds of organic body care products for men, women, and children, including the purest sun protection I’ve seen. Packaged in glass jars. “We make everything in small batches & with only transparent ingredients . Our Company dedicate itself in finding the best ingredients and suppliers to find wholesome and beautiful ingredients. All of our products are made from scratch and made to order. It is made once the order comes in so nothing is sitting on shelves….We are very proud of my products! We are constantly doing research to make sure not only the products are free of harmful chemicals but also that each essential oil & ingredients that we put in our products are fresh and wont disturb your skin. Homemade Betty started making products for her children and her self. She was worried about all the products that were going on their body! She started making lotion and never turned back. Every product that she makes is something her or her family uses daily.”

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Soludos

Traditional cotton/jute espadrilles with natural rubber (latex) soles in up-to-date styling: tennis shoes, slippers, sandals. Also some suede uppers, some linen linings. Lots of colors, some decorated. Flats and wedge heels. Women and men. Read comments for advice about ordering the correct size.

 

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Conner Handmade Hats

High quality hats for women, men, and children in many styles, made from organic cotton. Also hemp, leather, linen, waxed cotton, raffia, paper straw, wool, and more (see Material menu for full list). Extra large sizes available for big heads. I’ve never seen so many styles of hats made from natural materials all in one place.

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Human Revolution Clothing

Organic t-shirts and casual clothing for women and men. “Human Revolution Clothing is a social, economic, environmental and LOVE centered clothing company that is passionate about and dedicated to changing the way clothing is made seed to shirt! Our clothing is made from 100% Certified Organic Cotton that is GMOfree & FairTrade. It is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), USDA & Fair Trade certified.”

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Criquet Shirts

Super soft 100% organic cotton shirts for men, created by two friends. “In 2010, after lamenting the loss of great and hard-to-replace polo shirts of years past, we set out on the quest to find the perfect shirt.Guided by memories of our very first collared shirts from early days in prep school, and by well-worn hand-me-downs from dads, uncles and others, we spared no effort to find it. In the end, unable to track down this elusive prize, we did what any two enterprising young men would do. We set out to design it and make it on our own. ”

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Vivid

Clothing for women (plus shirts for men) all made of linen, sizes XS-XXL sizes. Loose-fitting and tailored styles, casual and dressy. One thing they have that I can never find in stores is 100% linen unlined jackets. Lots of loose-fitting tops some with embroidered details. Lovely dresses. Plus sizes have their own flattering designs.

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Earthview Products

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A full line of fragrance-free household cleaning and laundry products—plus skin care, hair, care, and shaving products—formulated by a man experienced with MCS. Made from safe plant- and mineral-derived ingredients—without any aromatics, essential oils, or petrochemical ingredients—and designed for exceptional functionality and performance (I’ve been using these products and they really work well). Sample sizes and economical bulk refills available. “Our experience with MCS led us to create a brand of natural products that work great, and that anyone with environmental sensitivities could always trust to be free of harmful fragrances and chemicals. This was the simple inspiration for Earthview® products…which after 10 years of research and development, has created some incredible product formulas. Our hope is that for lives otherwise changed forever, by toxic chemical exposure we can bring a small measure of beauty and enjoyment in great personal care and cleaning products.” While designed for MCS, these are just great products for everyone to use.

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Mephisto Shoes

I’ve been wearing Mephisto sandals almost every day for I don’t know how long. At least 15 years. I just buy the same Helen sandals over and over. They are the only shoes I can walk any distance in and never have my feet hurt or get tired. Finally I found some information about the materials. They are handcrafted in France and Portugal. The leathers are highest quality and have “natural tanning.” The soles are natural rubber obtained from latex. I’ve never had any problems of toxic exposure from any pair of Mephitis shoes I’ve purchased.

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PACT

This is what I like. You go to their website and the first thing you see is “Super Soft ORGANIC cotton. No toxic dyes. No toxic pesticides. No sweatshops. No child labor.” That pretty much says it. Casual clothing, underwear, socks and leggings, tank tops, hoodies. Women, men, baby. GOTS certified.

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Po-Zu Shoes

These amazing shoes are made from organic cotton, wool, coconut husks, natural latex, cork, and leather. “All our materials come from naturally renewable sources and are responsibly harvested. They contain no pesticides, bleaches or toxic dyes and are locally sourced wherever possible. We use organic cotton in our shoes and all our leather is chromium-free. You can read about our materials in more detail here.” Every shoe has a complete materials description (click on the “materials” tab on each product page). Great styles! This company is based in the UK. I don’t usually recommend websites out of the country, but I’ve never seen anything like these shoes! You can even have them custom-make shoes to your own design specifications.

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Hats With A Past

Hats for women and men in classic styles, made from natural fibers. They also make custom hats from measurements and photographs. ” I collect vintage wool fabric and use it to create 1920s style Cloches, Men’s Driving Caps and Irish Walking Hats among other styles. The fabulous quality of vintage fabrics really inspires me. I hope you are as impressed with that quality as I am. For spring and summer hats I use high quality linens and cottons – many I import from Japan. I’ve been a Costume Properties Artisan and made accessories for the stage for over ten years. I’ve worked with a variety of designers from around the world and have created everything from foul-mouthed puppets to leather gorgets to spats, crowns and sword belts. I enjoy it all but I absolutely LOVE making hats and hope you enjoy them too!”

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Rambler’s Way Farm

“Soft, superfine wool comfortwear from the founders of Tom’s of Maine.” After nearly to years building Tom’s of Maine—one of the first makers of natural personal care products—Tom and Kate Chappell have a new venture. Their vision is “to re-imagine wool as a next-to-the-skin, superfine fabric, to warm and comfort people of all ages and walks-of-life…We create superfine worsted wool garments, while maintaining high standards of ecological responsibility, community involvement and customer satisfaction. They grow their own special breed of wool and color some of their garments with renewable, all natural dyes from herbal extracts.” For men and women.

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Cottonique

“Allergy-free apparel” for men, women, and children. This company specifically provides clothing for people with skin contact allergies to latex and other common allergens. They focus primarily on undergarments and socks, but also have basic pants and tops for loungewear. “All our products are made from natural and chemical free 100% combed cotton material…soft and highly absorbent. Our elasticized garments are made from a newly developed material that is both latex-free and spandex free. Our unique Cottonique fabric is unlike any other. It is pH balanced to conform with the body’s natural acidic level and totally free of dyes, bleach and textile chemicals commonly used in other apparel.”

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Tico Shaving

100% USDA Organic all-in-one shaving solution that replaces pre-shave treatments, whipping shaving cream, aftershaves and moisturizers. Here’s a note from one of my readers, who recommended this product, “I just came back from the barber shop. I brought in the Tico* organic shave oil, and it was great. I showed it to the barber, Christian, and he said that he liked it. The organic shave oil was used in place of shaving cream, and it was a new experience, bringing my own shave oil. This is my first time with a new barber, and bringing the organic shave oil for the first time as well. Christian said that it is definitely better, and much smoother. It glides easily on the blades, for a smoother cut. No shaving cream. He said that the organic shave oil is great. I said that I will bring it with me, every time I get my haircut. Barber tested, barber approved. This is well worth trying out, Debra.”

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Poofy Organics

This line of organic body care products was founded in 2006, after a family member was diagnosed with breast cancer. Determined to stop using products laden with toxic chemicals, they made their own with “the safest and most effective ingredients…Our products are safe for our world, children, pets, and expectant mothers…We promise to avoid toxic ingredients such as synthetic fragrance, parabens, triclosan, PEGs, Triethanolamine, Oxybenzone, GMOs and other harmful chemicals!” They have four separate lines: I Am Goddess for women (which includes makeup and nail polish); Ruggedly Natural for men; Young, Wild and Free for kids; and Baby Poof for babies. Most of the products are USDA Certified Organic while others are made using mostly organic ingredients. Scented products are all essential oil or food extract based. All ingredients are disclosed. All products are made fresh by hand in small batches in Rutherford, New Jersey. 80% of products are vegan, all are cruelty free and gluten free. Products rank safe on Environmental Working Group Skin Deep database. katiepoofyorganics@gmail.com 

Listen to my interview with Poofy Organics Independant Consultant Katie Lynch.

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Kasper Organics

“Affordable and socially responsible organic cotton clothing and accessories for men and women.” All the items I checked were 100% organic cotton (except socks), with no synthetics. Many low-impact dyes and natural Colorganic cotton. Some latex-free. Some items are from brand name manufacturers, others handmade by the owner. Also bedding and bath towels. “If I was buying organically grown food for my family, why was I buying toxic clothing?”

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Ecoland

“Pure organic cotton underwear for the entire family…designed with simplicity and quality in mind.” This small, family-owned company believes in “helping our planet and our loved ones by producing the best quality organic cotton apparel.” They use only GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic cotton. From field to fabric finish, all processes are certified by Skal, a division of the Control Union World Group. In an effort to reduce the use of natural resources, they emphasize classic colors and styles that never go out of fashion. Their apparel is multifunctional and can be worn as underwear, sleepwear, or as layers, so you don’t need to buy as many pieces of clothing. Ladies’ and men’s collections are tagless (labels are printed with water-based inks and adhered via heat transfer)

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Fair Indigo

“Fair Wages, Fashionable Styles, Affordable Prices”–clothing and accessories for women, men, and baby. “Our mission is to create high-quality, wearable styles without the exploitation of workers and the environment that too often goes with the territory. With incredibly efficient operations and word-of-mouth advertising, we can keep our prices real too.” Choose from organic, fair trade, USA-made, reclaimed and recycled materials

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Maggie’s Organics

Simple organic clothing for men and women, including pants, wraps, hoodies, dressses, tanks, camisoles, and scarves, and socks (socks for kids, too). “Maggie’s Organics was founded in 1992 on the premise that workers should be treated ethically and that clothing should be durable, affordable, and constructed of environmentally sustainable materials…All of our products are made with Certified Organic Cotton or Certified Organic Wool.”

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SOS from Texas

“We Grow Organic Cotton T-Shirts” for men, women, children and babies. This is one of those businesses that I just love, because they do every step of making the garments themselves. “SOS t-shirts are made from organic cotton grown on our certified organic farms. We have been certified organic by the Texas Department of Agriculture since 1992…Our cotton is planted in mid-May and harvested after frost in November. The harvested cotton is ginned at our certified organic gin and then shipped to a certified mill in North Carolina for spinning into yarn. The yarn is also knitted, finished and sewn in the Carolinas. SOS products have a pedigree as we can tell you when and where they were planted and trace their development into a finished product. SOS organic cotton products are 100% Made in the USA, “sweat shop free”, by American workers being paid a fair and lawful wage…As we grow organic cotton t-shirts, we share our land with you, our customers. SOS organic cotton is “good for man and good for the land” as these practices improve our environment, create jobs for people in rural American and keep our family farm and heritage sustainable.” This is a very durable tee that will last many years and continue to soften with age and washings. The natural color varies from year to year with the type of growing season experienced by the cotton. And…these shirts are sewn with cotton thread.

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Rawganique

An extensive selection of stylish basic clothing (and undergarments) for men, women and children, most made from European certified organically grown hemp, organic linen or organic cotton, some with natural dyes. Many items are exclusive to this site. “Our hemp products are, of course, sustainably made with no sweatshop, child, or underwaged labor involved at any step of the cultivation or manufacturing process — this is something which we have taken pride in from the very beginning.”

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Grateful Body

Chemical-free skin care products and topical medicinals handcrafted in small batches from organic, biodynamically grown, and ethically wildcrafted plants and cold-pressed plant oils. These treatments deeply nourish the skin, supporting and strengthening your skin’s capacity to take care of itself. Products are safe and beneficial for women, men, children and babies, and for all skin types.” Note their products are free from synthetic fragrances, but do have natural fragrances inherent in their beneficial ingredients. “We simply base our formulations on the vast intelligence and life force of nature, instead of the narrow intellect of the laboratory.”

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Dr. Hauschka

One of the first companies to produce a complete line of holistic facial and body care products for men and women. These therapeutic preparations restore balance and health to the skin by stimulating the skin’s ability to take care of itself. Plant ingredients are grown using biodynamic forming, then hand harvested at sunrise to capture plant vitality. Freshly harvested plants are then immediately brought to the laboratory where they undergo rhythmical processing that ensures the plants’ healing quality is captured and carried to your skin in the finished product. These products have the natural fragrances of their plant ingredients and pure essential oils. Check their website for a directory of local and online stores, and where you can have a professional therapeutic treatment. I’ve had one and they are wonderful. My skin truly glowed!

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