Snag My Favorite Non-Toxic Beauty Products on Sale for #SmallBusinessSaturday!
- Published on: 28 November, 2015
- Last update: 10 August, 2017
Hi friends! I hope you had a fabulous holiday with your family filled with laughs and love. Since it is the ultimate shopping weekend of the whole year, I figured I would share my favorite Small Business Saturday products and coupon codes from ethical, sustainable brands that make non-toxic goodies. I recently made this post on Instagram about a study revealing that women absorb almost five pounds of chemicals each year due to beauty products. Your skin is your largest organ and sucks up everything you lather on, so choosing your products wisely is important.
I recently dumped my entire makeup/skin care bag and replaced it with a select few more expensive, yet much higher quality products that will last me longer and keep me safe. Instead of the 20 bargain eyeshadows I had racked up over the years at drugstores/department stores, I compromised for 3 top of the line products that I can layer depending on if I want a neutral or dramatic look. I realized that it’s about quality, not quantity – and my face is thanking me for it!
I’m a small business owner myself (which by the way – the parasite cleanse will be coming back at the end of the month, and I’m having a sale over at Living Earth Jewelry for 25% off with the code ILOVEYOU25!)
I love to support other small business owners because I know the hard work and long nights they put in. Buying small and local is the future. I love to have personal interactions with the people who make my favorite products, and I adore knowing my money is going to their family’s future.
Now onto the fun stuff – here are all of my favorites this holiday season! I’m going to try to include something for everyone’s budget.
I am obsessed with the company Organic Bath Co., and its founders Gianne and Jay. They are the most incredible, dedicated people who make out-of-this-world pampering, luxurious body products. I promise you that their body butters will be the BEST you’ve ever tried. They sink into my skin so deeply that I don’t have to reapply for days – literally. The “Stress Less” variety above puts me right into a deep sleep thanks to the lavender oil, and their “Zesty Morning” wakes me up after an early shower. If you prefer unscented and deeply moisturizing, check out their “Drenched.”
Organic Bath is offering 25% off EVERYTHING all weekend with the code “THANKFUL15”.
Again, I can’t say enough great things about this company, and their 25% off sale is incredible. I used this scrub all summer long for cellulite (since coffee is an excellent remedy). It gets rid of all my dead skin and leaves my skin silkier than anything I’ve used. And if you’re an (ex)coffee-lover like me (who only uses it for enemas nowadays… TMI?) this will help you get your fix. There’s a touch of mint in there as well which is just perfect. Thank you Gianne & Jay for always exceeding my expectations. Love you guys.
I visited Follain in Boston this month and absolutely fell in LOVE with all of the incredible companies they stock! I was on the hunt for a good facial scrub, and being so hands on I always have to try before I buy. They actually have a gorgeous marble sink right in the store where you can test anything you’d like – even on your face (if you’re brave!). This chocolate citrus scrub is the best I’ve tried in my life, and a little goes a long way. I used to stay away from scrubs because they can be a little too oily and don’t give me that ‘clean’ feeling, but this one is special – it actually foams up due to the small amount of organic castille soap it contains! It cleanses and exfoliates at the same time so my skin feels incredibly clean and pure afterwards. Plus, it smells like dessert. Win win.
This gem right here is from Citrine Natural Beauty Bar, which is owned by a lovely lady named Melissa. She is so kind and attentive. When I first went to buy non-toxic beauty products from her, she gave me a mini consultation and helped to match my skin type and color to products perfectly. This micro cleanser is for polishing your skin for a flawless finish rather than deep exfoliation, and has live enzymes from papaya and pineapple that eat away at the dead skin that causes acne. Citrine is offering 10% off $100 for #SmallBusinessSaturday with the code THANKS10, 15% off $250 with THANKS15, and 20% off $500 with THANKS20.
Facial Serum (a bargain, a mid-price and a splurge!)
Andalou Turmeric + Vitamin C Enlighten Serum – $10 with discount
This was one of the first budget-friendly serums I ever purchased on Vitacost when I started switching my products to non-toxic, and testing the waters. I was so incredibly satisfied with the results, and this serum is why I fell in love with fruit stem cells (which you’ll hear about in the splurge serum that I switched to later on! :x) There are a ton of berry antioxidants that keep your skin looking so fresh, and the turmeric/Vitamin C combo evens skin tone and fights inflammation like no other. You can get a $10 off $30 Vitacost coupon by clicking here – I buy all of my discount groceries there, like apple cider vinegar, coconut oil, rice, nuts, beans, and flour!
If you have blemishes or irritations, this serum is for you. I’ve used this the past few months every night after cleansing and toning my face. I let it sink in, and then I apply my moisturizer on top. Zinc is a supplement I take internally for my skin, so I LOVE that this also contains it for some topical application. Every time I used to go for a facial, my esthetician would tell me my skin was severely irritated by the pollution in New York. This serum is specifically designed to fight against those pesky environmental chemicals that can age and irritate our skin. (Don’t forget Citrine’s coupon code “THANKS10”)
Now for the splurge…
Let me tell you guys. I didn’t plan on buying this. I wanted with every bone in my body NOT to like it. When I visited Follain in Boston, the girl helping me said I absolutely had to try a sample to help fade my old acne scars. I took home the tiniest little sample in the world and I kid you not, within one single day I saw a difference in my skin. More even, tighter, and just brighter! If you haven’t treated yourself to something nice in a while, or you have someone who you really want to splurge on, I promise they will fall in love with this. Here’s why: fruit stem cells will help to overturn your old dead skin cells, and stimulate new ones to grow. Most fruit trees take months, if not years to regenerate – but the swiss apple tree takes two weeks. That’s where the price tag comes from, and it was worth every penny.
I met Josh Rosebrook this month at the WELL Summit in Boston! He led a class on meditation and manifesting your dreams by changing the way you speak to yourself.