Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Be Great to Yourself!

First off, happy Earth Day! Today is the official day when we are supposed to celebrate our home by organizing in support of environmental issues and actions. One of the easiest way to be more green is to be a more thoughtful, more purposeful consumer. This extends to being a beauty consumer as well.

If you are looking for an easy way to use more organic, natural, eco-friendly products in your daily life, head over to a brand new site called Chillessence (chillessence.com). Chillessence is an online store that sells personal care products and accessories while maintaining their business and personal philosophy of dedication to a healthy life and a healthy world. Here's what they have to say about their products and their company:
  • Our organic body care products are at least 70% organic.
  • Our body care products are all natural. We do not add anything artificial or harmful—ever—thus ensuring safety both to you and to the earth.
  • Our jewelry and accessories are a celebration of our commitment to the environment. The Chillessence jewelry collections highlight items found bountifully in nature. Our handcrafted jewelry does not exploit our resources.
  • We back our claims through careful research, made available on our website and through our monthly newsletter, Greenspectives. It is not enough for us to claim that the organic and natural ingredients in our products are safe and beneficial. We prove it to you.
  • We package our lotions in aluminum bottles, a highly recyclable material. When you are done, please be sure to recycle them through your community’s program.
  • We do not overpackage our products. You will not find our bottles within another box at the point of sale. We use recyclable shipping materials when sending you new products by mail. Less packaging means less waste.
  • We don’t just produce the best in organic body care and natural accessories for the body and home. We want to do our part in improving lives and the planet. Check our website often for new and information about going green.
  • We reinvest a portion of our profits towards causes that support our passions. We are currently partnering with Co-op America, World Vision and other non-profit organizations working towards improving health and education and creating a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.
I've tried their beautiful sea-glass green colored bar soap. It's 100% vegetable based, has a light and clean scent, and leaves my skin feeling clean but not overly dry like with some soaps. Chillessence also sells body lotions, body washes, and travel-sized kits. The products are lovely and they're thoughtfully made. You can feel good about using their products.

Become a member of Chillessence by entering your email address and zip code, and you'll learn about special members-only deals (like a 10% off discount for new members!). You'll also get their Greenspectives newsletter with all sorts of tips on how to live more in tune with the world around you. Chillessence makes it easy to "be great to yourself" while being great to the environment. That has to be good karma!

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