Self Care Products

Good for you, Good for our planet

 *Disclaimer:  You can make virtually anything you need to be a happy and healthy human, you do NOT need to consume new products.  But, if you are going to buy something, these are some of the brands that I personally have found to be ethically and environmentally responsible and they therefore deserve our purchasing love!


Desert Essence- Great source for simple, do-it-all oils that can be used alone or in DIY recipes.

[B Corp, Organic, 100% Vegetarian, Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Fair Trade.]


Acure Organics- Cheeky and effective, Acure makes awesome skincare products that work.  

[Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Family Owned & Operated, All Natural, Organic Ingredients, Made in USA]


Meow Meow Tweet-  Best deodorant out there, plus lots of other cool stuff to put on your bod.

[100% Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Small Business, Made in USA, Fair Trade, Responsible Packaging.]


Earlybird Medicinals- I came across this small company while rummaging around in Hot Springs, North Carolina.  Incredible products, local ingredients, paper tape instead of plastic shrink wrap... be still, my heart.

[Organic/Wildcrafted, Small Business, Made in USA, Cruelty-Free, Responsible Packaging]


Plaine Products- These beautiful people use only true circular economy materials, like metal and glass, to house their products and when you’re almost done, you contact them/subscribe for a refill, and send back your empty bottle in the box your refill came in!  I’m hyperventilating right now.

[B Corp, Cruelty-Free, (the most) Responsible Packaging, All Natural, Vegan, Made in USA]


Lone Star Botanicals- Incredible teas, spices, and apothecary items.

[Made in the USA, Organic Ingredients, Small Business, Responsible Packaging, Cruelty-Free]


Pomegranate Wood- Wildcrafted beauty and herbal body care. Dreamy Instagram account.

[All Natural/Wildcrafted, Small business, Made in USA, Organic Ingredients, Responsible Packaging]


100% Pure- Legendary fruit-pigmented mascara and myriad other cosmetics in recycled & recyclable packaging. Ugh, stop <3.

[Responsible Packaging, Made in USA, Vegetarian, Vegan, Organic, Cruelty-Free]


6th Street Soapery- I'll swear by their European Clay Masque and Cleansing Grains.

[Responsible Packaging, Small Business, Made in USA, All Natural, Cruelty-Free]


Habit Cosmetics- Banging nail polish, Free of Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, TPP, DBP, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin, Xylene and Parabens.

[Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Made in USA, Responsible Packaging]


Elate Beauty- Build-your-own palettes and bamboo packaging, *swoon*.

[Responsible Packaging, Vegan, Made in Canada, All Natura]l


Big Bright Circle Botanicals- Handmade by my talented friend Kat right here in Knoxville, TN.  She grows some ingredients herself and puts a lot of love and magic into all her products.

[Small Business, Made in USA, Organic/Wild Crafted Ingredients, Cruelty-Free, Responsible Packaging]


Fat and the Moon- Great source for zero waste mascara and eyeliners, and also loads of other incredibly useful stuff.

[Made in USA, Small Business, All Natural, Organic Ingredients, Cruelty-Free, Responsible Packaging]


Moon Rivers Naturals- Their very popular chai spiced soap is life-changing.  Seriously, it really upped my shower game.

[Made in USA, Small Business, Vegan, All Natural, Organic Ingredients, Responsible Packaging]


Bare Soaps- Soap company with a strong social conscious. “Currently, 20% of proceeds from each purchase is invested in our socially conscious vision. "b.a.r.e." stands for bringing antiseptic resources to everyone.”

[All Natural, Rainforest Alliance Certified, Small Business, Made in USA, Cruelty-Free, Responsible Packaging]


Mineral Fusion- I’ve been buying their mascara and eyeliner from my local co-op for a while now and it always delivers awesome results.

[EWG Certified, Some Vegan, All Natural, Responsible Packaging, Cruelty-Free]


Aura Cacia- Another quality source for basic oils (essential and carrier) and recipes.

[Co-Op, Organic Ingredients, Fair Trade, All Natural, Cruelty-Free]


Shea Moisture- The OG drugstore staple that still operates by a high set of standards and has a terrific origin story.  

[Organic Ingredients, All Natural, Fair Trade, B Corp, Family Owned & Operated, Cruelty-Free]


Pacifica- The CC Cream smells amazing, has SPF, and I can recycle the container.  Score.

[100% Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Responsible Packaging]


Dr. Bronner’s- Hard working, biodegradable castile soap with funky mantras written all over the label.  My go-to for backpacking trips, but not to be used directly in water sources!

[Certified Organic, Cruelty-Free, Some Vegan, Kosher Coconut Oil, B Corp, Fair Trade]


Good+Chemistry- This is actually a newly released Target brand, manufactured in Minnesota.  You heard me correctly, I discovered a vegan, essential-oil based scent brand at Target. Go Target.

[Made in USA, Vegan, Responsible Packaging, Cruelty-Free]