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  1. Aluminum-free is key. We’ve all heard the rumors about aluminum, commonly used in antiperspirant products. Whether or not there’s reason for concern, we still choose not to use it in our deodorants. Aluminum is typically the key active ingredient in antiperspirant, due to its ability to help block sweat ducts and inhibit odor-causing bacteria. Sweating is natural and a necessary process for the body to detoxify, so why prevent it? Allowing your body to sweat can actually help lead to an overall healthier you!
  2. It’s all in the chemistry! Since all of our bodies are different, deodorant effectiveness can vary from person to person. We offer a variety of options to meet most bodies’ needs from powerful Tea Tree-Lavender to lighter Liken-Unscented. Each of our deodorant formulas are pH balanced for most skin types.
  3. Give your body up to 4 weeks to acclimate. When switching to a more natural deodorant, you may notice that you’re sweatier and stinkier at first. Not to worry! Sweating is normal and good for your body, and the smell should subside as soon as your body adjusts.
  4. Plant power is stronger than you think! B.O. (body odor) is caused by bacteria. Less bacteria = less odor. We choose to use plant extracts that naturally fight the growth of bacteria to keep you smelling fresh! Look for ingredients like lichen, calendula, coriander, ginger, tea tree, rosemary and lavender, which are known for their antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
  5. Your body will thank you. Our deodorants are packed with fresh, botanical ingredients found in nature. Feel fresh! Be confident! Make the switch today for no aluminum, no parabens, vegan and always cruelty free.  Find the right scent for you! Choose from Herbal ScentMint RosemaryTea Tree Lavender and Unscented.

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Although tight, flakey, and dull are never words we want to use to describe our skin, they can often be effects of seasonal changes and the cooler weather. Celebrate the fall season with a few tips for maintaining a glowing complexion through the winter months.

Hydrate:
Staying hydrated both inside and out is key to keeping skin looking its best. Drinking plenty of water can help maintain skin’s moisture from the inside, while using a hydrating serum like our Maximum Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum protects, hydrates, and soothes skin.

Exfoliate:
Stimulating the growth of new skin cells is important for a healthy complexion. Gently exfoliating to remove the outermost layer can reveal glowing skin. Choosing an exfoliator that does not dry skin out, like our Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub, can give you a luminous complexion without over-cleansing already parched winter skin. Using our Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub made with crushed walnut shells rather than harmful micro-beads, is not only better for you, but also better for our planet.

Protect:
Your skin will thank you for creating a healthy barrier against the elements. A moisturizer with sun defense like our SPF 30 Protective Day Cream or our Almond-Aloe Moisturizer SPF 15+ are perfect for year round protection to fight against premature aging and wrinkling as well as offering protection from UVA/UVB rays.

Detoxify:
A weekly mask can help to polish and purify facial skin to alleviate dullness or flaking. A mild, yet effective mask takes only a few minutes for instantaneous results. Try our Papaya-Glycolic Radiant Skin Masque for a three-in-one treatment that gently loosens dull skin cells, clears pores, and polishes away impurities. With no artificial fragrances, colors, mineral oil, gluten, or parabens, renewed skin is a treatment away.

Combine:
Since the drying effect of the cold months leaves skin parched, don’t be afraid to add extra moisture and care by layering products. Adding a serum, like our Cellagen Renewal Serum or our Maximum Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Serum, underneath a daily moisturizer can boost moisture and instantly improve skin’s tone and texture.

Giving skin extra care and pampering during the winter months can mean the difference between a dull, dry complexion and a healthy, glowing complexion.

In developing our natural Ceramide Care line of shampoos and conditioners, we set out to create quality hair care options for all types of hair.  This journey led us to formulate four different shampoos and conditioners that provide every hair type with the best benefits Ceramides and active botanicals have to offer.  Explore our Ceramide Care chart below to find your best match for the best hair of your life!

In honor of great hair days, find all of our hair care options on sale at Whole Foods Market and on our website!

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Skin, body and hair care products, made from the best that nature has to offer don’t need to cost a fortune. Get a fresh start that’s nature-approved with these 10 great finds under $10.

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Apricot Gentle Facial Scrub – Our award winning, best selling scrub gives you a glowing complexion. Never made with harmful micro-beads, this vegan scrub improves your skin without harming the environment!

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Olive & Avocado Shampoo – Travel Size – Great hair anywhere you go is simple with this travel size version of our classic favorite. Our color-safe, sulfate-free, and gluten free formula makes this item an easy pick.

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Olive & Avocado Deep Conditioning Hair Masque – Travel Size – Nourish dry locks with this powerful travel size version of our award winning favorite. Hydrating, smoothing, and gluten-free, this item gives you great hair anywhere.

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Tea Tree & Lavender Deodorant – Aluminum-free, 100% vegan, and gluten free, this deodorant will keep you smelling fresh anywhere you go.

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Chamomile & Green Tea Eye Makeup Remover – No tears with our ultra gentle and effective formula. Non-irritating, no artificial colors, fragrance free, and vegan, each bottle not only cleans and purifies skin, it also takes off stubborn mascara.

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Purfection Hand Cream – Travel Size – A Whole Foods Premium Body Care approved formula, this travel size cream gives you the softest hands in a tube that fits easily into any purse or backpack.

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Multi-Therapy Oatmeal Hand & Body Lotion – Extra dry skin needs extra pampering. Oatmeal, green tea, sweet almond oil, and Vitamin E provide deliciously vegan skin care.

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145 Smooth Start Shave Cream – Getting a close, comfortable shave shouldn’t be a chore. Soften, smooth, and moisturize skin with this gluten free formula.

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Mint Rosemary Deodorant – A great scent to keep you smelling fresh all day long comes in a hard working, aluminum-free, gluten free, vegan formula.

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Liken Plant Deodorant – Choose between light herbal scent or fragrance free. Long lasting, effective formulas, free of aluminum and gluten.

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Who is the leader in fragrance free?  We are!  We know that many of our customers have specific needs and preferences due to sensitivity to fragrance.  We pride ourselves on being able to offer gentle, fragrance free options so that everyone can enjoy quality natural personal care products.

What does fragrance free mean?  A wise person once said, “everything has a smell, but a product can still be fragrance free.”  This couldn’t be truer.  Our fragrance free products do not contain any added fragrance, and certainly no masking fragrances, but can still be considered as having a “smell” due to the raw ingredients that make up their formulas.  Of course, in these fragrance free formulas, we make sure that this smell is barely there, if noticeable at all.

A couple most popular options include Liken, Unscented Deodorant; truly, a customer favorite.  This aluminum free deodorant keeps odor at bay and can be reapplied throughout the day for extra protection.  Speaking of protection, our new, skin protecting Multi-Therapy Ceramide Healthy Skin Lotion may help increase ceramide production in the skin’s outermost layer, in turn improving skin’s ability to retain moisture –how about that!

Those are just two of eleven fragrance free options.  Our fragrance free products are some of our most popular. Try one today and find out why!