Thursday, January 28, 2010

Organic hair salon

Find an organic hair salon. List of organic hair salons. is an online listing of natural and organic hair salons in the US.

Ways to find an organic hair salon.

Find out what professional products organic hair salons use and contact the producers to see if they have any stockists and customers in your area.

Search the web and the yellow pages. The tricky part is that many organic salons may not have names that makes it obvious that they are environmentally friendly.

What is an organic hair salon?

An organic hair salon is a salon that is using natural and organic products and treatments. There are also many other details to consider such as using an energy efficient electricity and gas company, saving water, recycling and only using environmentally friendly suppliers of everything from furniture to wall paint to business cards and flyers.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Organic brand

How to find organic brands. Organic brands tend to be less visible and not as easy to find as the leading brands.

Find organic brands via lists on the certification agencies websites such as USDA and Australian Certified Organic. For example USDA lists all organic brands that they have certified which makes it really easy to get an overview.

Click here to see Wikipedias list of organic certification bodies (to be found at the bottom of the page).

Another way to find organic brands is to shop around both in physical stores in your local area that stocks organic products as well as find online shops. Having a look in the many organic online shops can be fun and it can also quite quickly give you an idea of what organic brands are the leading on the market and what to look for in a physical store.

Many organic brands are very visibly organic using natural colors on the packaging as well as using natural symbols while some look like any normal non organic product would.

There are a lot of non organic brands out there that are using colors and images that we easily associate with being organic only to increase sales and attract an organic customer base, so be careful when shopping and always look for products that are certified organic.

Something that is also starting to happen is that many natural and organic brands are taking steps to make organic products more attractive to a wider market and are therefore not making their products look like the stereotype product people expect. This is a great way of attracting new customers but can also make it more difficult for the devoted organic consumers to find their products.

Printed media and magazines aimed at an organic audience is growing fast and there are currently quite a few really great magazines out there so go grab one and I'm sure you'll get plenty of organic brands from both articles and advertisements.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Organic toner - special price

Organic toner. Special price on now at .phy organics! Save on our organic skin conditioners.

Miessence organic toner and skin conditioner is used after face wash and before applying moisturiser. It nourishes the skin and provides a hydration base for the moisturiser.

Where buy organic toner?

Click here to buy the organic toner at a special price online. Limited time only!
  • 75ml Special - Purifying Skin Conditioner (oily/problem skin)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Natural shampoo conditioner

Here is two companies producing natural shampoo conditioner, treatments and styling products. Both are professional hair salon brands and are used by top stylists around the globe.

Kevin Murphy - All the natural shampoo conditioner and hair care products in Kevin Murphy professional hair care range contain high levels of natural ingredients and they use high grade essential oils and amino acids for the ultimate natural hair and scalp treatment. You’ll see the effects immediately. Kevin Murphy considers the environment in all their business decisions and try as much as possible to find cleaner, more sustainable methods of doing business.

Their bottles and tubs can be recycled so please don't let them end up in land-fill. Whenever possible, Kevin Murphy makes the outer packaging from post consumer waste to avoid the need for trees to be chopped down.

Davines - A conscious company using natural ingredients in their natural shampoo conditoners and entire hair care range. Accompanied by the latest cosmetic cutting edge techniques for excellent quality and top results the products are crafted with an artisanal spirit and an ethical and sustainable thinking.

Natural shampoo by Davines

Davines are creating beautiful hair with natural hair care products, natural shampoo, treatments and even ammonia free hair color.

Davines use natural ingredients in the hair care products enhanced with the latest cosmetic cutting edge technology and an artisanal handcrafted spirit.

The packaging is just fabulous and so is their website.

Their natural dede shampoo is my favorite product for a delicate fine and stressed hair. It is mild enough to give fine locks moisture and strength without weighing it down.

Sustainability is important as well as ethics. Davines is aware.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Natural hair care by Davroe

Natural hair care created by Davroe to provide environmentally sustainable hair care solutions to create healthy hair.

Davroes natural hair care is created with plant based products and they pride themselves in being ethcially conscious.

Have a look at their website for more information.

De Lorenzo natural hair care

De Lorenzo is an Australian natural hair care company that works in harmony with nature. Their hair care products are created using certified organic ingredients, natural botanicals, plant extracts, herbs, vitamins, natural plant oils, and fruit extracts.

No petrochemicals, animal tested or animal derived ingredients are used. De Lorenzo strongly supports efforts to reduce ecological pollution in the world and has done so for more than 20 years, what a role model in the hair industry!

De Lorenzo is the first company in the world to use Virgin Blue Airlines Carbon Offset program to make their trips carbon neutral.

Click here to visit De Lorenzos website.

h2d hair straighteners

h2d hair straighteners. h2d is an Australian company that makes eco friendly professional hair styling tools. h2d are committed to an environmentally friendly approach to their business and they are a Carbon neutral company that use recyclable packaging and components. The hair styling tools are completely recyclable.

h2d is one of few companies in the hair industry that is environmentally friendly and aim to decrease the impact their business have on the environment.

h2d hair straighteners and curl wands are produced using the latest technology and are made with ceramic and tourmaline infused aluminium plates. The h2d hair straighteners heat up quickly and keeps an even temperature. They use less electricity than the average straightening iron and they also have a mechanism that automatically turns the iron off if it is not used for 15 minutes.

Click here to visit h2d website.

H2D Carbon Fibre Ltd Edition Hair Straighteners

Friday, January 8, 2010

Become an organic beauty

Becoming a natural organic beauty is as easy as 123!

I'll tell you my own story. It could be really long but I'll make it short so you don't loose interest ok?

In my late teens I got interested in organic products and what they could do for my health, I started buying organic food but was still not much into organic beauty products. Being a hairdresser and all I did not have a care in the world about the toxins I was exposing myself to on a daily basis. But the food, that was really important!

I moved to London at the age of 21 and bought most of my food at Planet Organic and this is where my interest for organic beauty products started. I switched to organic shampoo and body wash and even face care. Make up was still out of the question as I am a big fan of brands such as MAC and Urban Decay.

Then I sort of forgot about the whole organic thing when I went backpacking in Asia, although their lack of knowledge and ignorance for nature was a bit of a wake up call as to how other cultures treat the planet.

The backpacking took me around the world and I ended up in Sydney, a very eco conscious city, and this is where I am now. A few months ago my organic interest sparked to life once again and this time it hit me with full force. Having lived in Sydney for more than two years I had bought the odd organic product and little cherry tomato but that was it. The change in consciousness just happened one day when I was surfing the internet and found some articles on organic beauty and the dangers associated with the products we use every day.

It may seem drastic but all of a sudden I just could not stand the beautiful products in my bathroom cabinet. Expensive labels such as Redken, MAC, and Clinique got thrown out to make room for all certified organic beauty products and it felt great!

Making the switch to organic is all about commitment. Commit to care for your body and your health as well as our planet and treat them with the respect they deserve. I believe the beauty industry have a long way to go before it is as pure as I want it to be but we are on our way to a greener planet full of healthy, happy, and beautiful people.

When I made the commitment to become an organic beauty I became a representative for organic beauty products. This allowed me purchase a whole new set of all organic beauty products and even washing up liquid for a small price and now I am even making some money from the whole thing! Money should not be an issue when it comes to saving the planet but unfortunately it oftentimes is.

Why is organic more expensive?

Did you know that organic products are more expensive due to the way the ingredients are farmed? Organic produce is farmed in a more traditional way and the lack of pesticides and other harmful chemicals that can make the crops grow faster and bigger are banned. The packaging is also more expensive to produce as they do not leak toxins into the product it holds as many cheap bottles do.

Organic lip creme

Buy any organic lip creme and receive an exclusive retractable lip brush for free! Offer available for a limited time only so hurry and order now!

The organic lip make up from miessence is available in 6 different shades ranging from dark plum to a soft melon color. The organic lip cremes has a creamy matt formula with intense natural color blends of pure mineral pigments (iron oxides). Click here to find your perfect color and shop now.
  • Lip Creme - Melon

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Organic facial

Treat yourself to an organic facial with the organic face masks by Alaska Glacial Mud Co.
A young eco friendly company creating fabulous organic face masks using sustainably hand-harvests glacial mud from the Copper River Delta. They combine the glacial mineral mud with traditional botanicals from plants indigenous to the Pacific Northwest for superior skin care. The ingredients used are of high quality and the product performance is backed by a commitment of sustainability to the land and the people who depend on its bountiful resources. The organic products do not contain any synthetics and are completely cruelty-free.
Glacial Facial Purifying Mineral Mud Masque

The glacial facial purifying mineral mud masque contains the most mineral-rich and pure glacial clay in the world, sustainably harvested from the remote waters of the Copper River Delta in Alaska. Our glacial masque detoxifies, exfoliates and softens skin while more than 60 nourishing major and trace elements promote healthy skin cell regeneration.
The pure mud is further enriched with a special combination of certified organic and wildcrafted botanical extracts from the Pacific Northwest including kelp, nettle, horsetail, elderflower, yarrow, cranberry, blueberry and vitamins e and b5 that are chosen for their moisturizing, skin-softening, anti-aging and immunoprotective properties.*
Gentle and balanced for all skin types. Laboratory-tested, allergy-free, does not cause irritation.
Alaska Mud Co. organic facial products now available at Skinbotanica for $34