Green Lifestyle Faves

grassy-field-trailMore and more, families are seeking healthier, non-toxic, clean, natural & eco-friendly products and socially responsible brands, but it can be hard to know where to start. These are some of the options that I love for my family. If any of these brands interest you, check their websites for locations in your area. Some can be found locally and on-line which is twice as nice because local shopping supports your own community.

Some of these amazing companies have offered me discount codes to share with my followers. I love that I can help you shop green and save green! Some links or codes are affiliate links, using them helps support this blog.


Quick Links & Codes


Here are some of my very favorite sources for affordable natural, organic and socially conscious living. Some are affiliate links & codes. If you choose to use them, merci!!!


523099_10150722177668497_835577802_n100% Pure  range of pure beauty products, organic cosmetics and vegan skincare.  Make up, hair, skin, body, nails and baby too!  All natural, vegan, cruelty free, fruit dyed cosmetics.  Visit one of the stores located in California, Illinois, Maryland and Washington, or shop on line where you will always find extra savings, special offers, plus totally free shipping and free returns!


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Badger Balm USDA certified organic and all natural products including balms, body and face care, baby care, joint and muscle rubs, sunscreen, bug repellent, sleep care and more. Sign up for their newsletter for 15% off new customer code, plus a free full size product to try out included in each order! Products also found at Whole Foods and similar health food stores, and on-line at Pharmaca and Vitacost & Thrive Market. Shop for Extra 10% off with code EMPOWER at Soap Hope and also help women out of poverty.


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Bonterra Organic Vineyards wine from 100% organically grown grapes, found at Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s & Fresh Market.


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Citrine Natural Beauty Bar is an amazing, glamorous natural beauty store in Phoenix AZ. Find 20+ of the most popular, trusted luxury natural brands such as Lotus Wei, Tata Harper, Vapour, RMS, Kjaer Weis, Jane Iredale, Suntegrity, and more. Visit the store (on my bucket list) or shop online. Free shipping $75+. Sign up for the newsletter to receive sped al offers and discounts and definitely follow on social media and YouTube for amazing live make up demos from amazing makeup artist who are knee deep in natural beauty!


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Dr. Bronner soaps and personal care, fair trade, certified organic ingredients, cruelty free. Can also be found at Whole Foods, Target, and some popular national drug stores, and on-line at Pharmaca , Vitacost Thrive Market.


Gift greenly with ECOlunchbox

ECOlunchbox specializes in the ultimate “FREE lunch” – free from all the bad stuff we don’t want in our lunches! ECOlunchboxes and artisan cotton ECOlunchbags are waste-free, plastic-free, lead-free, BPA-free, PVC-free, sweatshop-free, and vinyl-free. Great for campers and outdoor lovers too. Find stainless steel lunch boxes, cute cotton bags, and fun options for children too. Did you know the typical American family generates 4,320 pieces of trash each year during lunchtime? Ditch the wasteful, toxic styrofoam, plastic and vinyl baggies and containers for Eco friendly and reusable, easy to clean options like ECO lunchbox.


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Mineral Fusion is a very popular natural beauty retail brand that uses minerals and natural botanicals to nourish the skin while still offering products free of parabens, phthalates, artificial colors, gluten, talc, SLS and synthetic fragrances. Plus, they are cruelty-free with a huge range of vegan options also. Some products rate well and others not as well, so use one of the product rating apps below before selecting. Shop online and save 20% your first order with code MINERAL20, or at Whole Foods, Pharmaca, Thrive Market & Vitacost. Featured blog post and YouTube review.


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Neal’s Yard Remedies the world’s largest range of certified organic beauty and skin care, mom & baby, men, bath & body, aromatherapy, home and personal fragrance, herbal remedies, teas, books, gifts and more. Products and ingredients certified organic by the Soil Association, Ecocert or the USDA, precautionary principle, fair trade, cruelty free, carbon neutral manufacturing, eco & socially responsible, mostly vegan. Champion Status’ by The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and only beauty company to receive 100/100 for ethics by the Good Shopping Guide. Stores in 20 international countries. Order from the UK site or available in the USA through NYR Organic independent consultants. Use the zip code finder to locate someone in your area.


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Organic Valley USDA Certified Organic dairy products including eggs, cheese, milk and protein shakes from pastured cows. Fair trade chocolate used in chocolate milk. Can be found at Whole Foods and some similar grocery stores. Join their email list for coupons.


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Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy holistic, integrative pharmacy with stores in five states and online. Shop for your favorite natural care and organic brands 24/7. Free samples with every order! Free shipping $35+. New customers offers when you sign up for the newsletter plus many freebies with minimum purchases. Several of the brands mentioned here such as Badger and Dr. Bronners can be found at Pharmaca also. SAVE 20% off with code “HOLIDAY20” No expiration listed. Check Retail Me Not for coupon codes.


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Pura Vida Bracelets I’m so obsessed that I became an ambassador for them. I have nearly 30 of them! Every hand-made bracelet purchased helps provide full-time jobs for 100+ local artisans in Costa Rica and supports 150+ U.S. and International charities. They have great backpacks, beach bags & towels too! Check out my blog post and read the full Pura Vida Bracelets story. Save 20% at checkout on all purchases with my ambassador code HOPEMARIA20. Never expires and you can share with friends. Use their store locator to find local retailers too.

Consider joining the Pura Vida Monthly Club for $14.95 and get a surprise pack of 3-trend setting bracelets, handpicked by Instagram influencers and fashion stylists! Wow!! 3 bracelets every month for $14.95 (up to $50 value)! That is $5 each and ships free! Cancel anytime.


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Sand Cloud Towels offers handwoven 100% Turkish cotton beach bags & towels that double as blankets, wall art & wraps. Perfect for hiking, festivals, picnics & more.  I am totally up obsessed with my Blue Roundie. I bring it everywhere I go. 10% of net profits are donated to organizations that share that mission. *Save 25% at checkout on all purchases with my ambassador code HOPEB25. Never expires and you can share with friends.


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Satva Box  is the most affordable green beauty box that I have found! Co-founder Anusha & Lavanya do an amazing job curating natural beauty products, free from parabens & other harsh chemicals. Satva’s heart is to provide an affordable way to discover and switch to high quality natural beauty products. The first box launched in August 2016. I have received every single box so far and LOVE it. Satva truly is the most affordable Green Beauty Box i have found and so proud to share with you.  Not only are the products incredible finds, but Anusha and Lavanya offer incredible customer service and truly value and respond to customer feedback. $14.99 per month and less with 3-6 month subscription. Receive 4 handpicked natural beauty products and usually a bonus sample. Skip a month or cancel anytime. Use code HOPEMARIA for 10% discount off the monthly, 3 month prepay or 6 month prepay subscription.


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Soap Hope offers a curated selection of the top natural and organic brands for everyday living. Here you will find the eco and body conscious brands you already love and at a great price. Plus, 100% of their profits to  programs to help lift women out of poverty. Save 10% on your entire order at checkout with code: EMPOWER


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Solay Wellness fair trade salt lamps, natural cleaners, candles, bath and body, salt therapy and natural pet care. Gourmet foods including teas, sweets, seasonings, salt plates, etc. Vegan, cruelty free, sustainable ingredients and operations. Important: there are many fake salt lamps and labor abuses in this market. This is why I only buy from a reputable source such as Solay Wellness. You know these lamps are legit and work when you teenage son says they make his room smell clean and fresh! Another top notch feature is the built-in dimmer switches to adjust the light according to you needs. Sign up for the newsletter and get 15% off your first order. Use code FREEUSB to get a Free Mini USB Himalayan Salt Light with Purchase of $45 or More.


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Thrive Market is perfect if you do not live near a Whole Foods or similar store, or maybe you do but want to save time, here is a way to get the top-selling organic & nonGmo brands at 25%-50% off in grocery, beauty, health, pet, baby, home, etc. categories…delivered to you door in just days!  Plus they send you additional 15%-30% off codes and add free products to your cart. I’ve ordered 2x in 2 weeks and have been amazed how well this is working for me.  Free 30 day membership! Works like Costco or Sam’s…just shop when you want. Plus they donate free memberships to needy & military families & teachers too with every new membership! Save 15% on your first order.


 

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Tree Candle offers beach inspired candles. 100% natural containers like seashells, coconut and bamboo. Hand poured soy wax, eco friendly wick & phthlate free scents. They burn very clean & smell fabulous! I’m totally in love with them & the beach vibe they add to every room. Save 30% (min. $50) with ambassador code HOPEMARIAFRIENDS. When empty, you can return them to be refilled or repurpose them by inserting tea lights, plant succulents or use to hold office or craft supplies.


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Vitacost is has most any natural & organic brand you would find at Whole Foods and at a great savings. They carry some of my favorite organic brands including Nourish Organics, Badger, Dr. Bronner & Garden of Life. Great refer-a friend program also. Get $10 for every new friend you refer. Click here for yours. Get $10. Check Retail Me Not for coupon codes.


Consumer Guides

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Think Dirty App is the best shopping buddy ever!! Products are rated for from “0 – 10” for Carcinogenicity, Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity, and Allergenicity & Immunotoxicity. Products and individual ingredients are categorized as green, yellow and red for easier classifications of health safety.

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EWG’s Healthy Living has a similar app and rates 200k+ Food & Cosmetic products & ingredients. Cosmetic rating scale is 1-10 for Allergy Concerns, Cancer Concern & Development Concern.

Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce aka Dirty Dozen & Clean FifteenWhen looking to avoid pesticides and organic options are limited, avoid conventional produce on the Dirty Dozen list …always get these in organic. Clean Fifteen list the produce lowest in pesticides in case organic is not available.


Do you have a favorite clean, non-toxic, natural, organic or socially-minded favorite brand? Share here so I can check it out too!

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