Living green is all the rage and women especially have taken to adopting eco awareness in their daily living. As an eco friendly consultant helping others to live green, it makes sense to look for different ways to integrate eco awareness into your life. The most impactful areas of our lives are those that we do by habit. Take for instance, your makeup.
Personal care product preferences are often very heavily brand-driven. However, in living green offers opportunities to evaluate alternatives to traditional brands. Living green includes choosing products that are good for the environment as well as your personal health.
Why opt for organic makeup? According to the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), many conventional products continue to have alarmingly high levels of carcinogens and recommend avoiding products containing the following ingredients:
• Cocoamidopropyl Betaine
• Oelfin Sulfonate
• Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate
• Potassium Cocoyl Glutamate
A great resource for questions pertaining to safe ingredients in skin care is Skin Deep. Skin Deep is a safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products brought to you by researchers at the Environmental Working Group.
If you are curious as to the hottest organic makeup trends this holiday season, a personal favorite is SaffronRouge.
Saffron Rouge is the source for organic skincare and aromatherapy. One sustainability concept is to purchase locally. If purchasing organic skincare locally isn’t available to you, this is the place to go! They offer everything from face and hair care, cosmetics, for women, men, and babies. An added bonus, InStyle magazine recognized SaffronRouge as their choice for organic beauty online. Bring on the sparkle!
Founder and Managing Partner of Taiga Company, Julie began her career campaigning for clean air legislation with Citizen Action in Washington, D.C. Expanding into Energy Management Services and later, a small business owner in the Oil and Gas Industry, Julie leverages over 15 years of Consulting and Business Development experience in the Energy, Medical, and Information Technology industries.
Today, as a sustainability consultant, Julie speaks, writes, and advises clients on a variety of issues related to the intersection between environmental stewardship, sustainable business practices, and sustainable living.