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NU Green – Organic, Co-ed And Just Right For Spring

11 Mar

Green mint leaves; tarragon; white cedar; East Indian white musk… These are the fresh scents in Honore’ des Pres newest scent and it’s just perfect for Spring.

Designed to be worn by both men and women who each adore organic scents, the Verrine NU Green is shaped like a globe and made out of glass to better preserve the perfume’s scents and its aromatic powers of seduction.

A great little treat to celebrate Springing the clocks Forward this weekend! (In the U.S. anyway… Europe will have to wait just a couple more weeks for its Spring time!)

Available at EcoCentric, 50 ml. 56Euros. Musky, Woody, Fresh Herbal, Green, Spicy.

Dying To Be Beautiful

27 Oct

Peter Lamas shed light on the dangers of harsh chemicals hidden in common beauty products on October 22nd and 23rd, 2011 in Vancouver, B.C. At The West Coast Women’s Show

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As one of the leading international make-up artists and beauty experts in the world, Mr. Lamas began his career at Vidal Sassoon in NYC 30 years ago and quickly became a go-to for such classic beauties such as Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Gloria Vanderbilt. Today the Peter Lamas brand is known worldwide for its line of 100% percent vegan, natural products with a cult following which boasts a number of beauty editors and celebrities.  Continue reading

Native Shoes All Weather And Eco-Friendly

5 Sep

Made from foam-injection molded EVA, Native Shoes have been a huge hit since their debut in the spring of 2010 thanks to their extremely lightweight, airy, and washable material.Native Shoes All Weather And Eco-Friendly - Greening BeautyThe easy-to-slip-on Miller, Jefferson, Howard, Jericho, and Corrado silhouettes, as well as the sturdy Fitzsimmons hiking boot, keep feet happy in sun, rain, sleet, and snow.  And to top it all off, Natives are eco-friendly, as they are manufactured through a low energy emission process which produces zero waste and does not use any animal bi-products.

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Introducing…The Spermacycle!

28 Aug

For all Eco-Moms and Eco-Mom Wannabes Everywhere…

Nordisk Cryobank (European Sperm Bank)is one of Europe’s leading sperm banks and the company was looking at environmentally-friendly alternatives to how they could transport their sperm samples to the fertility clinics around Greater Copenhagen.

The company’s CEO, Peter Bower, says, “The first idea was how we could deliver to the fertility clinics in a C02-friendly way. Shortly afterwards followed the idea of a custom-designed bike with a cooling system. Now, six months later, we can cycle around the city on our sperm cell bike.

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[Courtesy http://www.copenhagenize.com/2011/04/sperm-bike-in-copenhagen.html]

[Courtesy http://www.copenhagenize.com/2011/04/sperm-bike-in-copenhagen.html]

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Caudalie Spa

13 May

By Paige Donner

There is one spa that was voted The Best Spa In The World by Condé Nast readers in 2010. That spa is in France’s Bordeaux region and sits serenely in the middle of a vast and prestigious AOC Graves vineyard. The spa? It is Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa.

Caudalie Spa, Bordeaux, France - Greening Beauty c. Paige Donner

Photo by Paige Donner c. 2011 

On her parents’ vineyard and just next to her sister’s Small Luxury Hotel, Les Sources de Caudalie, in Bordeaux, Mathilde Thomas discovered a naturally occurring hot springs 540 feet below ground. This is the site on which she and her husband, Bertrand, built the signature Caudalie Spa based on the anti-oxidant, ant-aging properties they have patented from the seeds and skins of grapes.

Caudalie Vinotherapie beauty products are used exclusively at this idyllic spa in the Bordeaux countryside, in a vast wooden structure planted next to a pond with swans and indoor-outdoor swimming pools. Treatment rooms are both upstairs and downstairs and it is possible to walk from your hotel room in your robe to your spa treatment in the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa with only a few feet of exposure to the outside air.

Caudalie Spa, Bordeaux, Greening Beauty c. Paige Donner

Caudalie Spa, Bordeaux, Greening Beauty c. Paige Donner

Famous among their treatments are the Barrel Bath, the Honey and Wine Wrap, the Pulp Friction Massage with fresh grapes and the Crushed Cabernet Scrub. At each of the relaxation stations are small dishes of fresh grapes alongside pitchers of fresh water. Portishead and other “lounge” music is piped in overhead from the sound system, unless you request classical or another genre.

Caudalie Spa Greening Beauty c. Paige Donner

You can also go for a simple Caudalie Grand Facial Treatment. This includes a full facial massage, gentle buffing cream made from a base of crushed grape seeds, a moisturizing (or purifying, as needed) mask and anti-ageing serum for eyes and lips. You also have the choice of a hand or foot massage. Afterwards you are welcome to linger downstairs in the lounge chairs that overlook the vineyards and dip into the pool that has strategic water jets fitted at just the perfect height to pulsate relaxing water onto your neck and shoulders.

There is also now a Caudalie Spa in NYC. Read More on Greening Beauty.

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Global Bee Emergency – What you can do – Global Buzz For Bees

1 Apr
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GLOBAL BEE EMERGENCYQuietly, globally, billions of bees are dying, threatening our crops and
food. But a global ban of one group of pesticides could save bees from
extinction. 

Four European countries have begun banning these poisons, and some bee
populations are recovering. But chemical companies are lobbying hard to
keep all killer pesticides on the market. A global outcry now for a ban in
the US and EU, where debate is raging, could provoke a total ban and a
ripple effect around the world.

Let’s build a giant global buzz calling for these dangerous chemicals to be
outlawed in the US and EU until and unless they are proved to be safe. Sign
the petition to save bees and our crops and send this to everyone:
https://secure.avaaz.org/en/save_the_bees/

WHAT YOU CAN DO

* Plant a pollinator-friendly garden
http://pollinationcanada.ca/?n=pc_lib_pfg
* Don’t use pesticides or chemical fertilizers
http://google.ca/search?q=organic+gardening
* Naturalize / plant native flowers in your yard
http://google.ca/search?q=wildflowers
* Become a backyard beekeeper http://google.ca/search?q=backyard+beekeeping
* Support conservation, wetland conservation, biodiversity
http://planetfriendly.net/dontpave.html#links
* Avoid industrial food and GMOs — buy local organic
http://planetfriendly.net/organic.html#food
* Be a pollinator observer http://pollinationcanada.ca/?n=pc_be_an_observer
* Learn more and get involved
http://planetfriendly.net/wiki/?title=Save_the_Bees
* Live sustainably. It’s all connected.

Pollination Canada — pollinating insects are “essential for over a billion
dollars of apples, pears, cucumbers, melons, berries, and many other kinds
of Canadian farm produce”.
http://www.pollinationcanada.ca/

North American Pollinator Protection Campaign
http://pollinator.org/nappc/

Pollinator Partnership
http://pollinator.org/

More Groups, Organizations, Resources
Canada: http://pollinationcanada.ca/?n=pc_partners
North America: http://pollinator.org/nappc/partners.htm
(warning: might include government partners with vested
interests in corporate, pesticide-intensive agriculture)

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Post your bee-friendly jobs, internships and volunteer
opportunities with GoodWork:  http://GoodWorkCanada.ca/
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Good Earth Body Care For Earth Month

23 Mar

 

Treat your entire body to a delicious and sumptuously organic and good for you treat this Earth Month. Good Earth Body Care is a homemade beauty product line that treats your inner wellbeing while also caring for your outer beauty.

Have you ever used an organic essential oil mister and wondered why you all of a sudden feel lifted and your emotions boosted after a small little spritz? It works like this:

The tiny molecules of essential oils easily penetrate the skin, and are picked up by the blood stream and spread through out the body. They also enter the body through sensitive cells that line the nose, and directly affect the limbic system of the brain –controller of emotions and the major functions of the body. – Cathy Moore, Founder of Good Earth Body Care

 

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Cathy is from Ashland, Oregon where she sells her Organic Clear Release Mist, Lavendar Face Cream, Rose Face Cream, Healing Skin Salve and a range of other intoxicatingly natural products at the local markets.

She has spent her time researching the natural properties of the plants, flowers and essential oils that she uses in her line of treatments. For example, the Organic Clear Release Mist “Calms nervous system, releases negative emotions and clears subconscious stress.” All with a little spritz. And they come in handy purse-sized or desk-sized bottles so you can be ready with a dose of essential oils for those moments when your day gets a little cloudy.

Here are some of the ingredients Cathy uses in her products:

RAVENSARE ESSENTIAL OIL
Origin: Leaves and sometimes fruit and bark of the ravensare tree.
Benefits: Warming and revitalizing. Helps with flu, bronchitis, viruses and shingles.
Used in this Good Earth product: Cold &Flu Body & air Mist

ROSE OTTO ESSENTIAL OIL
Origin: Fresh petals of the rose.
Benefits: Soothing, comforting, anti-depressant, and a heart tonic. Helps with dry, mature skin, sensitive skin, wrinkles and stress.
Used in this Good Earth product: Rose Face Cream

SANDALWOOD ESSENTIAL OIL
Origin: Powdered, dried roots and heartwood of the sandalwood tree.
Benefits: Soothing, relaxing, grounding, purifying, and a sedative to the nervous system. Helps depression, nervous tension, and stress.
Used in this Good Earth product: Clear Release Body & Air Mist

TREE TEA ESSENTIAL OII
Origin: Leaves and twigs of the tea tree.
Benefits: Penetrating, stimulating, and refreshing. Helps with athlete’s foot, burns, cold sores, insect bites, oily skin, and rashes.
Used in this Good Earth product: Healing Skin Salve

THYME ESSENTIAL OIL
Origin: Leaves and flowers of the thyme herb.
Benefits: Stimulating, refreshing, and purifying. Helps with colds and flu.
Used in this Good Earth product: Cold & Flu Body & Air Mist

VETIVERT ESSENTIAL OIL
Origin: Roots of vetivert grass.
Benefits: Soothing, grounding, and sedating to nervous system. Helps with depression, nervous tension, and releasing deep fears.
Used in this Good Earth product: Clear Release Body & Air Mist

YLANG YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL
Origin: Fresh flowers of the ylang ylang tree.
Benefits: Soothing, calming, and sedating. Helps with acne, irritated, and oily skin.
Used in this Good Earth product: Lavender Face Cream

This Earth Month go ahead, pick some Good Earth products for yourself and for your Boss and maybe that co-worker too!


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Sustainable Entrepreneur Prize – For Women

13 Mar

The European Professional Women’s Network launched a competition earlier this year to recognize some of Europe’s top women entrepreneurs who are creating their business models based on sustainability.

“A prize for a woman, by women, the Prix Entrepreneure Responsable will be awarded to a female entrepreneur whose business has a positive social or environmental impact. The winner will be chosen from three finalists presided by Margaret Milan, founder of eveil et jeux. The winner will be announced on March 31st. The prize: A year of personalized consulting by a team of experts, all European PWN volunteers.

The Three Finalists:

Ingrid Leyret, Ileo Interactive, www.comptoir-de-vie.com

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Florence Hallouin, Generation Plume, www.hamac-paris.com

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For More Info:  www.prixentrepreneureresponsable.epwn.net

*Note March 8th was International Woman’s Day

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Greening Beauty Winter DIY Warm Ups

10 Feb

Try some of these DIY beauty recipes from our friends at Campaign For Safe Cosmetics. For more Tips and Recipes, click HERE.

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Six Senses Spa, Paris

7 Feb

by Paige Donner

The cocoons that Parisian architect Pierre David designed for the smallest of all the Six Senses spas are made from hand shaped light oak wood and are lined inside, like a Japanese lantern, by back lit paper. There are 4 single treatment cocoons and two for couples. There is no more ideal setting to receive a Paris Rooftop Honey Facial than inside one of these terrestrial cocoons. 

A couple of blocks down from the bejeweled Place Vendome and a few up from the gorgeous Tuilieries Gardens, you will come upon the door of the Six Senses Spa. The first thing that strikes you as you ring their bell, will be the vertical planted “Living Garden” wall that hugs the polished wooden stairway leading down to the spa treatment area.
Living walls have become popular indoor and outdoor urban features and not just in Paris. The Quai Branly Museum boasts a living wall on its exterior, and the Six Senses Spa boasts a living wall on its interior. You are immediately sealed off from the brouhaha of the busy Parisian street as the glass door is opened by remote pushbutton and you are welcomed into the warm and inviting sensorial spa waiting for you at the foot of the stairs.

The Living Wall is an important statement for Six Senses and goes well beyond a simple design choice. The entire philosophy of Six Senses spas are: SLOW LIFE. Sustainable Local Organic Wholesome. SLOW. Learning Inspiring Fun Experience. LIFE. The husband and wife team, Eva and Sonu Shivdasani who created Six Senses have embraced their service mantra, “Atithi Deva Bhava.” It means Guest is God in Sanskrit and they have scented their entire operation with that philosophy.

Hence, the Living Wall that is the first visual to greet you upon entry at rue Castiglione, Paris was chosen with the mindfulness that nature receives you into this oasis of wellbeing and healing. The Vertical Garden helps eliminate CO2 emissions and other toxic elements as well as being a refuge for biodiversity. On a subliminal level, the wall instantly signals to you that you are now in nature’s care and that more than just your physical beauty will be looked after.

 

Six Senses Spa rue Castiglione is a Green Globe Spa. Furthermore, it is most definitely a luxury, urban sanctuary.Green Globe Spa Key Benchmarking Criteria: Environmental Policy; Energy
Consumption; Water Consumption; Waste Production; Social Commitment; Paper Products; Pesticide Products; Cleaning Chemicals; per Treatment Hours... READ Complete Article on Bonjour Paris