Beauty and body care
if you want to avoid shopping at irresponsible companies...
Search the National Green Pages™
for socially and environmentally responsible body care and beauty products.
Make your own
Before there were mass-produced bars of soaps, moisturizers, and cosmetics, families made many of these items at home. Here are some resources for making your own natural body care products:
- Better Basics for the Home: Simple Solutions for Less Toxic Living
- How to Make Your Own Organic Cosmetics
Check out the National Green Pages™ to order supplies such as herbs and flower essences.
Know the ugly side of cosmetics
Conventional make-up and body care products may contain ingredients that have been linked to allergic reactions, birth defects, and even cancer. Learn more to keep yourself and your family safe.
Go without make-up
Let your natural beauty shine through. The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, publishers of Our Bodies,Ourselves, have worked for decades to empower women to be healthy. Part of this is developing a healthy body image in a world that insists on judging women by their looks.
Get the latest edition of Our Bodies,Ourselves.