Natural Alternatives

We live in an age where people are more conscious than ever about what they put on their skin and in their bodies. People are now aware of the long-term effects of chemicals, fillers, and artificial ingredients on the body. And they’re looking for alternatives that are safe, healthy, and environmentally friendly. Yes, we’re talking about green beauty products.
In this blog post, you’ll learn all about the different benefits of green beauty products and get a full overview of our natural alternatives category. You’ll also learn how to tell if a product is green or not. Check it out!
In this guide on how to smell good naturally, we reveal 13 tips to help keep you smelling fresh all day long--even in the scorching summer heat!--and reduce (or even eliminate!) body odors, all while steering clear of toxins and other harmful ingredients. 

13 Ways to Smell Good Naturally

In this guide on how to smell good naturally, we reveal 13 tips to help keep you smelling fresh all day long–even in the scorching summer heat!–and reduce (or even eliminate!) body odors, all while steering clear of toxins, synthetic fragrance and other harmful ingredients. These tips go beyond essential …

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Test Drive: Natural Deodorant

Welcome to a brand new series here on Root + Revel–in Test Drive, I try a handful of brands in a category of natural products and compare the real-life results. First up: natural deodorant. I know what you’re thinking–natural deodorant doesn’t work. Listen, I hear you. I felt the exact …

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Savvy Swaps: Toss toxic store-bought products for safe, natural alternatives without the negative additives and harmful chemicals. | rootandrevel.com

Savvy Swaps: Toxic Beauty Products

Welcome back to our series, Savvy Swaps, where we analyze popular store-bought products and offer up healthier alternatives, without any of the negative additives. Today, we’re tossing toxic beauty products for safer, natural cosmetics: concealer, foundation, bronzer and mascara. The Truth About Toxic Beauty Products Though most people are willing to …

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The benefits of green beauty products

There are tons of reasons why green beauty products are a better option for you and the planet.
- You're making an environmentally-conscious decision when you buy conventional beauty products.
- You're avoiding harsh chemical preservatives, parabens, and dyes that can irritate your skin and have carcinogenic qualities.
- You're supporting companies that focus on creating safer, healthier products for humans and the environment.
- You're helping to reduce water pollution by opting for biodegradable ingredients.
- You're reducing your carbon footprint by avoiding oil-based natural ingredients like petroleum jelly and mineral oil.
Indeed, there are many benefits to using green beauty products! It's really just a matter of finding the right ones that fit your needs best. In this blog post, we'll give you all the information you need to find the perfect green beauty product for you.

Toxic Skincare Ingredients to Avoid

There are many toxic skincare ingredients to avoid. These chemicals are often used in beauty products to make them cheaper, more durable, and more aesthetically pleasing. But the problem with these ingredients is that they can cause major irritation to the skin, which then leads to other problems like premature aging and even cancer.
The following are a few of the most common toxic skincare ingredients:
- Formaldehyde: This chemical has been linked to cancer and other serious health conditions.
- Phenoxyethanol: Another known carcinogen, this chemical is found in everything from makeup removers to eye creams.
- Tocopherol (Vitamin E): This ingredient is a known carcinogen, but it's often used as an inexpensive replacement for natural preservatives in skincare products.

Natural Perfume: The Rise in Green Beauty

Natural perfume has been steadily on the rise over the past few years and we’ve seen a significant increase in requests for natural products.
Perfume has always been an industry that was focused on luxurious, artificial scents. However, with the rise of green beauty, that is about to change. There are many people who believe that this is because of the health benefits associated with green beauty products. It's thought that people don't want any toxic chemicals going near their skin or being absorbed into their body and so choose to avoid them at all costs. And when it comes to perfume, you can't get much more toxic than conventional perfumes which often contain harsh chemicals like alcohol, phthalates, and parabens. These ingredients can cause skin irritation as well as other long-term health problems such as asthma and even cancer.

Cruelty Free Brands - what does this mean?

With green beauty products, the goal is to be as natural and as environmentally-friendly as possible. This means that these products are often cruelty-free, meaning they don't contain any animal byproducts or animal testing. A lot of products use animal ingredients and still claim to be vegan, but this isn't always the case. Be sure to check the individual product to see if it's cruelty-free before making a purchase.
If you want to find out if a certain brand is cruelty free, there are a few different ways you can do it. One way to find out is by checking whether or not the company is an official PETA approved company. Another way would be to visit their website and read about their policies; cruelty-free brands should have easy access to information about their policy on animals on their website.

Feminine Care: Personal Care Products for Women

In today's age, it can be difficult to find feminine care products that are safe, healthy and environmentally friendly.
It can be confusing too--there is a lot of marketing jargon out there and many brands market their products as "green" without being 100% true.
To help you navigate the world of green feminine care, we've compiled some tips in our blog post on how to tell if a product is green or not. We'll also give you a full overview of the natural alternatives category where you can find organic cotton tampons, pads, menstrual cups and more.

Natural Deodorant

One of the most popular items in our natural alternatives category is our organic deodorant. Green beauty lovers love this product because it's aluminum-free, which means less chance for it to irritate your skin and cause breakouts. It's made with all-natural ingredients, so you can feel good about what you're putting on your body. And its effectiveness is great - it keeps you smelling fresh for hours!
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