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Go Green with Your Beauty Routine, Part II

Posted on April 16th, 2010 | 7 comments

As you take steps to eliminate synthetic products from your daily routine, here are a few more tips that will help you go green with your beauty routine.

  • Blow off your shampoo

Rosewood shampooGoing a few days between washes not only allows a sexy texture that is better for styling, but is also good for the environment. Using a natural, emollient-rich shampoo and conditioner such as Young Living’s Rosewood Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner once or twice a week will eliminate the need for frequent washes.

  • Make it last

Squeeze the most out of that tube of lipgloss or lotion just as you might your tube of toothpaste. A wringer, like those made for caulking guns or paint tubes, can work wonders. Turn your last bits of eye shadow into eyeliner by applying with a thin brush dipped in Vaseline. If your mascara gets dry, run hot water on the outside of the container to re-liquefy.

  • Going green with color

Going green doesn’t mean having to skip treating your fingers and toes for spring. Look for lines of nail color that are formaldehyde- and toluene-free. They come in vibrant shades and last up to a week, which is comparable to the not-so-green variety. If you like to change more often, look for non-toxic and water-based brands that you can just peel off when you get bored.

  • Go skin deep

Check your labels. Terms like “green,” “natural,” and “organic” can be used quite freely in the cosmetics industry. The Skin Deep database is a personal care product safety database put together by the Environmental Working Group and provides in-depth information on more than 14,181 products. Ingredients are ranked on safety, and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has tons of information on efforts to make cosmetics and beauty products cleaner and greener. Keep in mind that just because an ingredient has a long scientific-sounding name doesn’t mean it’s not natural; and a simple name doesn’t necessarily mean it is natural.

Young Living believes that what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body. Watch for new developments in Young Living’s personal care line to be unveiled at Grand Convention 2010 in Salt Lake City!

Are you going green with your beauty routine? Share your tips and tricks for greening it up!

—Rebecca Jarvis

Product Manager, Essential Living

  • http://secretofthieves.com Caleb Eaton

    I wonder if Young Living’s Animal Scents Ointment or Rose Ointment might be a better choice than petrochemical-heavy Vaseline for the eye-shadow-to-eye-liner hint above.

  • http://www.style-essentials.org LIsa Liguori

    Love these posts! Thank you for sharing such great ideas. I would also chime in about not using Vaseline as an eye liner base. It can clog the tear duct as well. If you use minerals for eye shadows, you would only need to use water to make a liner and use up every little bit of the product.
    However, I am going to take a peek at the Rose ointment as an alternative too.

  • http://oilsforwellness.blogspot.com Jennifer

    I use the Lavender Lotion to remove eye makeup and it works great. When mascara is 3 months old it should be tossed, dry or not. When you put the brush applicator back in every time it is used, bacteria goes with it. It can grow in the tube and create eye irritation. I share this tip from experience! Yes,check labels for petrochemicals in body care products indeed-there is nothing green about Vaseline BTW!

  • http://www.beautytherapist.com London Beauty Salons

    But to get the best results, you need to make sure your makeup isn’t the real problem, it can be full of pore-clogging ingredients. For this your best bet is to use the most natural makeup you can get.

  • Dianne

    Yes I agree. mentioning vaseline was a HUGE booboo, especially from a product manager talking about going green. And any mascara/eye liner should be disposed of after 3 months

  • http://www.aperionatural.net/ Alex Taylor

    A natural, emollient-rich shampoo and conditioner that gently cleanses dry or damaged hair. And using it once or twice a week will eliminate the need for frequent washes. With its maximizing body and supplementing moisture benfits. That’s great.

  • http://blog.youngliving.com/product/?p=536 Maria Cecilia L. Banaira

    In our modern times we really have to consider using organic/natural products for they do not contribute to environmental destructions. I appreciated much of “Go Green”..