feminine hygiene

Maintaining our health and protecting our planet promote longevity and environmental sustenance. However, in the current economic paradigm, saving money may take precedence over pursuing health-beneficial practices or green initiatives.

lip balmOrganic Essence launched five new lip balm flavors in eco-friendly tubes. Shea- and cocoa butter-infused flavors include Almond, Grapefruit, Mint, Natural and Vanilla. Each tube is made from bio-degradable materials. “USDA Certified organic is your assurance that questionable ingredients are not present to potentially harm your skin,” says the firm.

New from Avalon Organics is a personal care line that is infused with grapefruit extracts (to invigorate hair and skin) and geranium leaf extract (to “awaken the senses,” says the company).

Body WahDesert Essence Organics offers a fragrance-free series, including shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion. Desert Essence products are enriched with natural botanical ingredients such as organic green tea, organic jojoba oil and organic sunflower oil. These products are 100% vegan, according to the company.
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After months of excitement and planning, the baby is finally here. During the nine months leading up to birth, a woman experiences many changes as her body prepares for her newborn—some of which are less than desirable.

If you’ve got both feet on the ground with respect to your HBC offerings, then you’ve stocked your personal care section with plenty of soothing products to calm your shoppers’ barking dogs.

Natural DentistThe Natural Dentist introduces Healthy Gums Antigingivitis Rinse available in Peppermint Twist and Orange Zest with improved ingredient listings. The Peppermint Twist now contains chlorophyll to give the rinse a new green color and extra breath-freshening power. Both flavors now contain added aloe, which works to reduce plaque and protect against gingivitis.

NeemAll new to the Organix-South line are TheraNeem Organix Hair Therapé shampoos and conditioners. The five varieties include Gentle (coconut and grapefruit), Intensive Moisture (calendula with lavender and aloe vera), Volumizing (panthenol and rice protein), Scalp (peppermint, lemon and tea tree) and Kid’s Shampoo, Conditioner and Bodywash (chamomile, calendula and lavender).

Badger BalmThe W.S. Badger Company now offers the Every Day Moisturizer line. The balms differ from others on the market because they are waterless and are made from 100% chemical-free, plant-based, USDA-certified organic ingredients, says the company. They are available in Creamy Cocoa, Nutmeg and Shea, and Vanilla Coconut, and come in an attractive two-ounce tin.