Whether you go the economical route and shop at Trader Joe’s or bring your tote bag to Whole Foods, organic products aren’t just for liberal hippies anymore. With pesticides and GMOs becoming more notorious, it doesn’t hurt to go for products that have been processed five times over instead of 500. Here are some products that you can opt for to help you go au naturale.
Tired of Natty Ice and Keystone? Think the beer in your fridge is slowly turning back into bread? Maybe it's time to try organic beer. That’s right, pretend you’re a little classy. No one ever said you had to share it –just have your own private stash. Organic beers are made by fermenting actual fruit and grains and don’t have pesticides and herbicides. Here is a list of organic beers you can look into.
EOS lip balm is the new hip product for fighting chapped lips. Move over Burt’s Bees, egg shaped lip balm is all the rage now. Ingredients in this cute and quirky piece include shea butter and olive oil. In fact, make-up artists from around the world are ordering them in bulk to use on their clients.
That’s right, they do exist. If you’re allergic to latex or dairy…or just extra conscious of what you put down there, maybe it’s time to pick up a pack. These condoms are made in a facility in Malaysia and surpass “international standards for strength and durability,” according to their website — they’re even fair trade approved! Next step, finding out what these international standards really are.
For the manicure addicts out there, have you noticed that your nails start to turn yellow after a few consecutive polish changes? Then you should opt for polishes that don’t contain chemicals like toluene, formaldehyde, and aren’t tested on animals. Brands like Julep and Deborah Lippmann offer great alternatives.
Raw materials like hemp and natural dyes have been known to be environmentally friendly and sustainable. Hemp has a bad reputation for being frumpy and unattractive, but now more and more designers are helping to change that. Sites like The Hempest and Capitol Hemp offer stylish alternatives.