The Greener The Better....
As you know I really like non-toxic, green beauty products. However I am often frustrated that I can't get the products I want from one website in the EU (yes there are great Canadian and US websites but the EU is somewhat lacking behind). I recently came across Reina Organics who sells a variety of green beauty brands that are not easy to find in Europe. I've been using some of the products from her website and am loving them so far! Also Rayna, the owner, is such a witty and wise woman, I could sit and chat with her all day. Now let me tell you more about the products I've been using.....
Leahlani Perfume Oil - Pua Lei
I've long since stopped using big brand perfumes and prefer to mostly use scented oils rather than alcohol based perfumes. As I travel often (and normally with hand luggage only) this roll on perfume oil was perfect for taking with me on my trips without taking up much room. You only need a small amount and I've already had some random men in the street saying 'Oh, she smells nice!' as I hurried past them. A great perfume oil for day or night, and comes in four different scents. The Pua Lei is Leahlani's tropical flower child, a sweet and delicate floral mélange of tropical florals that evokes a sense of femininity and mystique, enveloping you with the soft scent of a Hawaiian Lei, with notes of sweet tuberose and exotic puakenini flowers.
Mahalo, Red My Lips
I don't often wear red lips, bit afraid of it... don't know why. But I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and go for a non-toxic red lip colour. Did you know that many lipsticks contain lead and carmine (the red pigment often extracted from the shells of certain beetles) , so I was happy to find one with purely natural and non-toxic ingredients. More about Red My Lips......
The Red My Lips tint offers you a timeless red lip, inspired by the rich velvety petals of a red rose. A statement colour, flattering on all skin tones. Crafted by hand using organic moisturising oils, natural waxes, and collagen amino acids infusion to promote an irresistibly plump, volumised appearance.
The creation of the Red My Lips tint stemmed from MAHALO Skin Care’s passion for social causes, love for clean beauty, and desire to give back. The brand is driven to deliver more than a product. They are inspired to create an experience that transforms you for the better. A product that act as catalyst towards positive, empowering change. With the launch of their first cosmetic lip treat, the Red My Lips, Mahalo hopes to accomplish just that – empower.
The Red My Lips tint is inspired by the www.RedMyLips.org, a non-profit organisation who runs a month-long global red lip-wearing campaign every April where supporters from around the world join together to speak out against rape myths and victim-blaming, demonstrate solidarity and support for all survivors, and raise awareness and funds. In April 2015, over 500,000 people from 99 countries joined the red lips campaign to spark important conversations with people in their lives, challenged rape myths, extended love and support to those who have been victimised. 20% of all sale proceeds of the Red My Lips tint, including sales beyond the April campaign, will be donated to the RedMyLips.org. The Red My Lips tint is presented in Mahalo’s signature, hand-made bamboo case, with a mirror and an option to refill. Accompanied by a vegan lip brush, the set makes for a perfect red lip application at home, or on the go.
Laurel Healing Balm
I have a little obsession with skin balms.... almost as much as face oils. Creams are not really my thing. This healing balm from Laurel is amazing, especially for my dry Winter skin. It is full of amazing plant ingredients and just melts into my skin. I mainly use it on my face, but it can also be great for dry cuticles or elbows this time of year. I tend to put it on in the evening time after I have washed my face so it has plenty of time to soak into my skin before I go to bed.
The Healing Balm from Laurel is a truly magical heal-all and can benefit any skin type. From extremely sensitive faces, to occasional cuts and scrapes, and on to more extreme cases of eczema or dermatitis – this is a must have for any medicine cabinet.
This balm features: Calendula, Comfrey, Lavender, Yarrow, Marshmallow, and Self Heal to soothe, heal, calm inflammation, and treat irritations. A sweet herbal blend of organic and therapeutic grade essential oils of Lavender, Lemon Balm, and Helichrysum is included to soothe, heal, and treat skin irritations.
So, if you are looking for an online green beauty store in the EU check out Reina Organics, she is always happy to answer any questions about the products or help you to choose the best items for your skin type. Or take a look at her Instagram account HERE for lots of green beauty info.
I'm off to put my healing balm on....