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So much of an eco-conscious lifestyle isn’t just about using products with natural ingredients—it’s also about supporting the health of our natural resources. The ocean provides food, medicine, energy, transportation and recreation; most importantly, it produces the oxygen we breath and helps regulate our climate. But, overall, humans are doing a poor job of stewarding it. Join us in helping to save the ocean:

1) Skip the Straw

At the rate trash enters the ocean, it could be less than 10 years before the ocean contains a pound of plastic for every three pounds of fish swimming in it. Say no to single-use plastics that contaminate and kill wildlife, starting with drinking straws. Other single-use plastics that can easily be eliminated and swapped for reusable replacements are water bottles, utensils and grocery bags.

The Earth Science Team on Coastal Cleanup Day2) Take it With You

Help decrease plastic in the environment by pledging to pick up trash whenever you see it, whether at the beach, on the sidewalk, or in a park. You can also join a community beach, stream or highway cleanup with friends, family or coworkers! Our Earth Science team spent International Coastal Cleanup Day, Sept. 15, cleaning up a local beach in Santa Barbara.

3) Eat Sustainably

Overfishing and unsustainable fishing practices lead to pollution, disease and destruction of coastal ecosystems. Try limiting seafood or eliminating it from your diet altogether. At the least, visit SeafoodWatch.org to learn the environmental impact of our seafood choices. Next time you visit the seafood counter, consider what species—and how much of it—you’re buying as well as its origins.

4) Watch What You Wash Down the Drain

Parabens are great for extending the shelf life of beauty products, but you won’t find them in anything we make. In fact, Earth Science has never used them since its founding 37 years ago. Research shows parabens are hormone disruptors that can penetrate our skin and remain within our tissue, but studies have found they also enter our waterways and end up in the bodies of marine life—from dolphins to sea otters to polar bears. Choose eco-friendly personal care, beauty and cleaning products, and you’ll benefit the health of yourself and the environment.

5) Support Environmental Advocacy

Consider volunteering your time or donating money to a Charity Navigator-rated organization focused on ocean health. Or, shop for good with Earth Science—this month we’re donating 1% of net sales to Ocean Conservancy, a nonprofit advocacy group fighting for science-based policy change to protect the ocean. Shop our products now!

Around here, Earth Day is every day. But on April 22, all of us at Earth Science celebrate our favorite holiday by coming together, raising awareness and showing appreciation for our planet. (We also celebrate with 25% off our earth-friendly products!)

We see ourselves as stewards of a better world, so we try to fuse social and environmental responsibility into the core of our business. When you purchase Earth Science products, your actions support:

Our commitment to clean.

In all of its 35+ years, ever since the development of its storied apricot facial scrub, Earth Science has been a 100% paraben-free brand. We’ve always believed that parabens have no place on your face (or body, or hair!). And you’ll find zero aluminum, alum or zirconium salts in our plant-based lichen deodorants—just odor-preventing botanicals and anti-bacterial extracts.

Our respect for recycling.

We diligently choose American-made, sustainable packaging whenever we can—including up to 80% post-consumer—and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified cartons, which are sourced from sustainably managed forests to protect wildlife habitat and maintain biodiversity. For shipping Earth Science products, we only purchase eco-friendly, biodegradable materials, like packing peanuts made from cornstarch that are 100% compostable (and 100% anti-static, because how annoying is the Styrofoam version?).

Our promise to the planet.

Our products are manufactured locally in Southern California, using sustainably sourced raw materials. As a Carbon Fund partner for more than 10 years, we are also dedicated to supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the fight against climate change by supporting climate-friendly projects. Our offices are open four days a week, eliminating one commute day and reducing an estimated 12,300 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions annually. By sharing the common goal of fighting climate change, we can be a part of the solution toward a clean energy, low carbon future.

Our hearts have been heavy for all those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. While the end of the 2017 hurricane season is nearing, we know recovery efforts in the path of their destruction will continue to go on for months.

At Earth Science, we try to fuse social and environmental responsibility into the core of our business. In considering how we could help hurricane victims as they begin to rebuild their lives, we decided to partner with Good360, a global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving. Good360 works with recovery agencies and nonprofits to determine exactly what families and individuals need and then provides them with products donated by companies. They’re helping us deliver $100,000 worth of basic essential hygiene items—shampoo and conditioner—to the people of southern Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma!

If you’re an animal lover, another great organization to have on your radar is Best Friends Animal Society. We’ve also committed to support our friends at this nonprofit in their disaster response efforts, which have been phenomenal! Their work in Texas and Florida has included rescuing stranded animals, helping reunite families with lost pets, delivering supplies to hard-hit animal shelters, and transporting displaced shelter pets. In Texas alone, they’ve already helped more than 1,600 animals in the Houston area and served more than 10,000 pounds of food to hungry pets.

Our thoughts remain with the communities impacted by these disasters. We invite you to join us in our commitment to helping them as they recover and rebuild.

Making clean, affordable products that work while we keep our planet in mind is our mission. By using some of nature’s best ingredients, we strive to make sure our products promote, not only healthy skin and hair but a healthy planet……and help its inhabitants to thrive!

Every Earth Science product is cruelty-free.  Our love for our animal friends has always been part of our company’s values. We truly believe in harnessing our earth’s best plant-based ingredients as the power source for our products. Using sustainable natural resources and perfecting them through science will never involve the harming of our furry friends. We proudly participate in PETA’s Beauty without Bunnies Program in support of animals of all kinds.

We make choices that help you help our animal friends and promote a greener Mother Earth every day. We proudly take steps to keep our forests green and our waterways clean.  Thank you for your continued participation and support in caring for our planet.

From our forests to our mountains and seas, Earth Science loves our planet. As we celebrate the International Day of Forests this month, we also celebrate a milestone of our own. We are pleased to announce 10 years of partnership with Carbonfund.org and the Carbonfree Partner Program. Our initiatives to fight global warming for cleaner, and more sustainable business practices, leading to a healthier earth today and tomorrow, are fueled by our passion to keep our environment green.

Keeping the Golden State Golden
Reducing our carbon footprint is a daily priority at Earth Science and we make our best efforts to walk the walk from the products we make to our daily office life. We love our home in California and choose to manufacture locally within the Golden State. By sourcing components locally and choosing recycled & recyclable content whenever possible, we reduce the transportation of goods and materials daily. We believe our higher standards for vendors and raw material suppliers increases awareness for the care of our beautiful planet. Each small step creates an impact, so we pride ourselves in the details like our packing material, a biodegradable, and compostable material made from potato starch.

Sustainability is in our culture
We use local recycling programs and promote a paperless work environment in our offices to reduce and reuse materials and supplies every day. Though our staff loves their coastal commutes, our 4-day workweek reduces vehicle emissions, uses less power & resources, and leaves a little more time to enjoy nature’s beauty.

Completing the Circle
Through our partnership and work with Carbonfund, we are pleased to contribute to the planting of over 100 trees each year and aiding in reforestation efforts. Our contribution to forest preservation helps to create jobs, maintain and expand our wildlife habitats, protects biodiversity, and improves local environmental quality.

We are so excited to celebrate and share this milestone, and thank you for making our contribution possible.

saluting our furry friends!

From the love and companionship we receive from our pets, to the majestic sense of wonder and beauty we experience from animals out in the world, the lives and well-being of these precious creatures are our responsibility, and our mission.

At Earth Science, we believe that cruelty-free products make the world a better place.  For over 35 years, our natural beauty and personal care products have been developed without being tested on animals, and do not contain animal by-products.  Good for you, and good for animals, too.

As long-time supporters of Best Friends Animal Society, More Than a Cone and many other local animal shelters and events, we support our four-legged friends in having happy and healthy lives.

Becoming a compassionate consumer begins with consciousness. By choosing to purchase and use cruelty-free products, you can support caring for animals globally. Make caring simple; when you run out of a product, replace it with a cruelty free alternative.

During the month of July, let’s continue to celebrate our furry companions by saluting cruelty free.  Enjoy our compassionate consumer discounts, deals and fuzzy friends.  From July 25th-August 1st, make a choice that comes from the heart and enjoy our cruelty-free web sale. A portion of web sales will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society.

Best Friends Animal Society runs the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, building effective programs all across the country that reduce the number of animals entering shelters.

We will also be featuring pets and animals near and dear to us on our social media sites. Send or tag a photo with your pet or your pet with our products for a chance to be featured.

In April we celebrate earth awareness, and come together to love our planet a little bit more. Throughout the month, we are amazed to see the impact a small amount of extra care can have for our favorite planet (we love it so much, we named our company after it!). Heading into May, we don’t have to leave behind the small steps we take everyday towards a greener future. Here are a few that you can be part of just by using Earth Science products.

No Microbeads – Not Now, Not Ever
Instead of plastic microbeads or other environmental contaminants, our Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub has always relied on nature. With a special blend of polished crushed walnut powder, glowing skin has never and will never come at the expense of our rivers, streams and waterways.

Locals Only – California-based Business
Dreamed, designed, and made in California, from start to finish, our products are true California natives. By using locally sourced suppliers and processes, we save our planet from the added pollution that long transport and shipping distances incur.

Packed With Love – Eco-Peanuts For Good
We use eco-friendly, biodegradable, packing materials to send products your way. With our special peanuts made from cornstarch in every box, we can keep our earth looking as good as you do day in and day out. Throw them in your garden or composter and watch them disappear.

You recycle when we recycle – up to 80% post-consumer packaging
Every box, bottle and tube at Earth Science Naturals is recyclable or made from recycled materials. Keeping extra paper and plastic out of our landfills is easy when you use our products.

Tree Huggers – We Love Carbon Fund
As a proud sponsor of CarbonFund.org, Earth Science Naturals is dedicated to supporting the reduction of greenhouse gasses and emissions and the fight against climate change. When you use Earth Science Naturals products you take small steps towards a clean energy and low carbon future.

These small steps together, not only benefit our planet, but also benefit your hair, skin and body every day.

Enter to win our Fall Giveaway – Win 7 of our staff favorites!

While chatting about our personal favorites at the office, we decided we wanted to share them with you! We’ll select one lucky winner to receive all seven of our favorites. Just log-in from Facebook* and comment on our blog post below.  What’s your favorite?  Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook.

My current, or “new” favorite happens to be the Almond Aloe, Fragrance Free! I didn’t think it would be enough moisture for me to use on a regular basis, but I love how hydrated it makes my skin feel while leaving it with almost a matte finish. Our company’s President has always been a big fan of our Rosemary Mint Deodorant, and our Marketing staff all agree that our Papaya-Glycolic is one of our unsung heroes.

Best of luck and we look forward to your responses!

*In order to be eligible for the prize, you must comment from Facebook. Once the contest is over, we will contact the winner via Facebook and post the results on our page.

Rules and Contest Information: Only one entry per person during contest dates will be allowed.

Contest dates 9/5/13-9/30/13.

This month marks 10 years since I acquired the Earth Science line, so I think it is fitting that we are inaugurating our new website to coincide with this anniversary.

The new site will help us keep in touch with you much better than in the past. It incorporates wonderful social media tools (like this blog) that will allow us to provide you with better and more in-depth information. As time goes on, we will add more and more features. Please let us know if there is anything in particular you would like to see us add to the site.

Two of the most exciting innovations on the new site are the Store Locator and the Recurring Order option. The Store Locator will allow you to better locate stores near you that sell Earth Science products. (If you are a retailer and want to be on the Store Locator, please let us know.) The Recurring Order option gives you the choice to have your favorite products shipped to you at regular intervals without having to place another order (and with free shipping with no minimum order).

If you would like to stay up-to-date on changes as they occur, please sign up for our newsletter. That way, we can let you know when new products or features are added. We also encourage you to keep in touch with us via email, which can be sent through the Customer Service tab. We also encourage you to write reviews about your favorite products to share your experiences with others.

So much has happened over the last 10 years, and so much has remained the same. We are much bigger than we were 10 years ago, but we still have the same priorities and core values that we started with: making great natural products that really work for you.

I want to take a second to thank the fantastic people who work here, some of whom have been with me since the beginning. A company is only as good as its people, and it is the great people who work here that make us what we are.

Ultimately, though, it is our customers who really matter. Without you, we do not exist, and we know this. Thank you so much for supporting us and allowing us to grow into the successful company we have become. We sincerely appreciate it!

A proud sponsor of CarbonFund.org, Earth Science is dedicated to supporting the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the fight against climate change by supporting climate-friendly projects.