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Who Gets to Be the Face of Natural Beauty?

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Who Gets to Be the Face of Natural Beauty?

The standard of beauty we've been sold is one of whiteness, youth and straight cisgendered femininity. We spoke with some of our colleagues in the green beauty industry about why “representation” matters, why true inclusivity is the real goal, and what brands (and consumers) can do about it.  

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Ecofascism: What It Is & How to Spot It

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Ecofascism: What It Is & How to Spot It

There are a lot of memes circulating about clean air right now. They boast catchy slogans like “humans are the virus” and “overpopulation is the problem.” These might seem like positive environmental messages, but take a closer look, and you can see that these ideas have roots in ecofascism.  

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You’re an Environmentalist During a Pandemic Lockdown. What Does That Even Mean?

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You’re an Environmentalist During a Pandemic Lockdown. What Does That Even Mean?

Most of us are under some form of “shelter in place” as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe. So, what does it mean to be an environmentalist during a pandemic lockdown? How can you use this time to fight for change (from your couch)?  

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Natural Deodorant 101

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Natural Deodorant 101

Looking for a natural deodorant that works? Having trouble with your cream deodorant? Wondering why you smell in the first place? Here, we answer all of the most common questions about your armpits and the natural deodorant that wants to love them.

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Marshmallow

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Marshmallow

Marshmallow root has been used for healing purposes for centuries. We made our own marshmallow extract for our Chamomile Yarrow Gel Face Toner, and marshmallow root powder makes an appearance in our Matcha Lime Exfoliant Mask. We love it for its softening, calming, hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties.

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Is the Zero Waste Trend Sustainable?

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Is the Zero Waste Trend Sustainable?

The zero waste movement is hot right now. Google searches for “zero waste” have tripled since 2017 and the hashtag #zerowaste has over 4 million posts on Instagram. So why is our plastic problem getting worse? And why are all the “zero wasters” wealthy white people? We take a hard look at this “trend” to see if it can actually transform into lasting systemic change.

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Here’s How to Make DIY Body Powder

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Here’s How to Make DIY Body Powder

We’ve discontinued our Body Powder, but don’t worry—we’ve got your moist buns and sweaty feet covered. Here is a recipe for a DIY body powder with arrowroot that you can make at home.

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A (Plastic-Free) Guide to Self-Love

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A (Plastic-Free) Guide to Self-Love

We challenged ourselves to make a "self love" guide for Valentine's Day that would not make us cringe. It includes a few of our favorite things... exfoliation, meditation, and masturbation... for the most unabashed self love guide you've ever met. Oh, and nothing on it will cost you any money or require you to buy more things you don't need.

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Is Green Beauty Bad for the Planet?

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Is Green Beauty Bad for the Planet?

Is it possible to create new products and still be sustainable? The green beauty industry is projected to hit 22 billion dollars by 2024, but what does that really mean for the environment? We talked to six green beauty business owners about the pitfalls of trying to be an environmentalist and a business at the same time.

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