Q: I’m looking for the perfect holiday gift for my boss, and he seems to enjoy cologne, but my coworker thinks this would be an inappropriate gift. Is it?

A: Although it’s a very thoughtful idea, Chronicle of Higher Education explains that cologne is too personal to be an office-appropriate gift. If he appreciates high quality skin and personal care products, a Holiday eGift Certificate for is the perfect alternative, available for amounts starting at $15.

Q: What’s the best way to make spa visits more eco-friendly?

A: The first way to make your spa visit more eco-friendly is to visit one that’s close to home. Then, try to find a spa that incorporates the use of local or organic products. This shouldn’t be too difficult; according to the New York Times, more than 28 percent of spas feature local ingredients in treatments.

Q: My hair becomes an unruly ball of frizzy, dry curls during the cold weather months. I prefer organic products, so what’s a good eco-friendly ingredient that’ll help smooth and hydrate my locks?

A: Cosmopolitan recommends jojoba oil as a natural ingredient to calm curls and reduce frizz. Use Alterna Winter RX Thermal Warming Treatment Oil to restore hydration and shine this winter season.

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The holidays provide ample opportunity to show the people you love how much you care – and what better way than the perfect gift? But this holiday season, consider taking a more environmentally conscious approach to gift-giving. By embracing eco-friendly beauty presents that are practical and thoughtful without having a negative impact on the Earth, you’ll spread the gift of personal wellbeing to your loved ones while promoting a healthy planet.

The holidays are almost here. As you prepare your gift list, consider purchasing eco-friendly and beauty-inspired presents that’ll reduce your footprint on the planet while helping the ones you love feel great and look their best. In this list of eco-friendly gift ideas, there’s something perfect for everyone.

  1. Juice Beauty Be Bright Green Apple Collection

  2. Ideal gift for: The mature women – including mom, sisters and best friends – on your gift list.

    Eco-friendly features: A leader in eco-friendly skin care, Juice Beauty offers a wide range of products that promote healthy, gorgeous skin while supporting a strong planet. Juice Beauty Be Bright Green Apple Collection offers the gift of ageless skin, featuring potent blends of organic ingredients including DMAE, alpha lipoic acid, peptides and Co-Q10. The set includes: Green Apple Age Defy Moisturizer, Green Apple Nutrient Eye Cream and Green Apple Age Defy Hand Cream.

  3. Alterna BAMBOO Shine On the Go Travel Set

  4. Ideal for: The jet-setters or long-haired lovelies on your gift list.

    Eco-friendly features: Alterna is a top eco-friendly hair care brand, boasting organic and natural formulas that skip chemical preservatives, artificial fragrances and synthetic colors. This set is great for women on the go, featuring organic ingredients including bamboo extract and gooseberry, to support shiny, strong locks. This portable four-piece collection includes Luminous Shine Shampoo, Luminous Shine Conditioner, Silk-Sleek Brilliance Cream and Luminous Shine Mist.

  5. LaVanila Deluxe Mini Roller-Ball Set

  6. Ideal for: Teens, young adults or women of any age who love to smell good; great for sisters, mothers, friends and co-workers.

    Eco-friendly features: When it comes to fragrances, it’s hard to find those that skip questionable chemicals like parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances and artificial dyes. Thankfully, LaVanila Laboratories is committed to organic ingredients, formulating scents with pure essential oils and natural botanicals that are eco-friendly and safe for the skin. The LaVanila Deluxe Mini Roller-Ball Set makes the perfect stocking stuffer for any lady on your list, featuring four scents that you can layer or wear alone including pure vanilla, vanilla coconut, vanilla grapefruit and vanilla lavender.

  7. NUXE Men Multi-Use Shower Gel

  8. Ideal for: The multi-tasking men on your gift list; especially significant others, brothers and fathers.

    Eco-friendly features: Give the man you love the gift of an eco-friendly and simplified shower experience. NUXE Men Multi-Use Shower Gel is a soap- and paraben-free, plant-based cleanser that’s formulated with 95% natural ingredients. The part he’ll love most? It’s a body wash, facial cleanser and shampoo – all in one – to save time in his busy schedule.

  9. Sundari Lights Of Diwali Votive Gift Set

  10. Ideal for: A hostess gift this holiday season; or new homeowners, friends or coworkers on your gift list.

    Eco-friendly features: This gift set features a trifecta of soothing scents – giving the gift of aromatherapy that’s perfect for home or travel. Unlike other candles that rely on artificial fragrances, Sundari candles are soy-based and produced with organic essential oils and botanicals whenever possible. This delicious set includes: Sundari Amrus Scented Candle – a unique blend of citrusy mango and spicy basil; Sundari Chameli Scented Candle – an energizing complex of jasmine, lotus flower, lemongrass and cinnamon; and Sundari Gulkand Scented Candle – a fresh fusion of rose petals, honey, sugar and milk.

  11. SpaRitual Water Mini Nail Lacquer Gift Set

  12. Ideal for: Females of all ages – including preteens, teens, coworkers and friends who love edgier nail colors.

    Eco-friendly features: The SpaRitual Water collection is inspired by a commitment to clean water, donating 20 percent of sales to improving access to safe water resources.

    This blue-inspired set of nail colors is purely vegan and free of questionable chemicals, and includes the following shades: iridescent gray shimmer, aqua crème, coral shimmer and lilac blue crème.

  13. Alterna BAMBOO Men’s Travel Kit

  14. Ideal for: Any guy who still has a head of your hair on your holiday list – especially the frequent traveller.

    Eco-friendly features: Alterna BAMBOO Men collection is committed to natural ingredients including certified organic bamboo extract and hemp seed oil. This eco-friendly set makes the ideal stocking stuffer for any guy on your list and includes a trio of multi-tasking formulas that’ll improve the condition of his hair: BAMBOO Men Invigorating Shampoo & Body Wash, BAMBOO Men Nourishing Conditioner & Shaving Cream and BAMBOO Men Thickening Gel Lotion with SPF 15.

  15. Mustela Newborn Set

  16. Ideal for: The newborn bundles of joy on your list.

    Eco-friendly features: Mustela is a go-to brand for new and expecting mommies, committed to formulas free of chemical preservatives and artificial ingredients, and packaged in eco-friendly packages sourced from sustainable materials. The Mustela Newborn Set is ideal for the newborn baby on your list and includes: Foam Shampoo For Newborn to prevent and treat cradle cap; Hydra Bebe Body to hydrate skin; PhysiObebe A to safely cleanse the face and diaper area; and Vitamin Barrier Cream to prevent diaper rash and reduce irritation.

  17. Belli Your Best Baby Bump Duo

  18. Ideal for: The expecting mother on your gift list.

    Eco-friendly features: Belli Skin Care is an eco-friendly brand for babies and expecting mothers, using natural and organically grown ingredients whenever possible. The Belli Your Best Baby Bump Duo is a must-have set for every mom-to-be, featuring Elasticity Belly Oil to prevent stretch marks and All Day Moisture Body Lotion to deliver lasting moisture from head to toe.

  19. Melvita Essentials Extra-Soft Foot Cream

  20. Ideal for: The hard working or especially active loved ones in your life.

    Eco-friendly features: For loved ones who have an active lifestyle or a career that keeps them on their feet, a soothing foot lotion brings the gift of relief this holiday season. Formulated with organic ingredients, including mint, Macadamia oil and rosemary, this foot cream refreshes, soothes and reenergizes tired, achy feet.

  21. Juice Beauty SPF 8 Lip Moisturizers

  22. Ideal for: Women of all ages; especially the winter sport enthusiasts on your list.

    Eco-friendly features: This organic trio of tinted lip conditioners brings shine and hydration to chapped, wind-burned lips this cold weather season. Layering her lips with SPF 8 mineral sun protection, certified organic emollient plant oils, fruit essences, nutrient-rich vitamins and honey, her lips will stay kissably soft and supple all winter long.

  23. Babo Botanicals Oatmilk Calendula Moisturizing Bubble Bath

  24. Ideal for: The little ones on your gift list.

    Eco-friendly features: Kids of all ages love bubbles, so why not give them the eco-friendly gift of clean and healthy skin this holiday season? Babo Botanicals Oatmilk Calendula Moisturizing Bubble Bath is formulated with certified organic ingredients including soothing aloe and calming calendula, making bath time safe, fun and full of suds for kids of all ages and skin types.

Keep this list of eco-conscious gift ideas close at hand as you embark on your holiday shopping. These practical, thoughtful and planet-friendly presents will reduce your ecological footprint, while helping your love ones stay healthy and look beautiful as the New Year begins.


See also:

Natural Beauty Handbook

Ole Henriksen: 5 Natural Beauty Products for Healthy, Radiant Skin

Keep it Natural, Baby: 10 Natural Skincare Products for Your Little One

Exploring Eco-Friendly Skincare: 5 Top Brands


Juice Beauty Be Bright Green Apple Collection Brighten, lighten, and tighten with the Be Bright Green Apple Collection. An age defy wonder kit with bestselling products that contain our powerful antioxidant cocktail of DMAE, alpha lipoic acid, peptides, and Co-Q10 are combined with vitamin antioxidants to hydrate, smooth fine lines and leave your skin glowing for the holidays! "
LaVanila Deluxe Mini Roller-Ball Set Discover The Healthy Fragrance Collection with this travel-friendly, deluxe mini roller ball set. Each All-Natural fragrance infuses pure essential oils with anti-oxidants and nurturing botanicals that pamper the body and soul. Wear individually or layer for a signature scent. "
Sundari Lights Of Diwali Votive Gift Set These candles honor the light in each of us and usher us on a journey towards being well. The gift set comes with two beautiful matchboxes, ideal for travel. "
Alterna BAMBOO Mens Travel Kit This travel set of three 2-in-1 formulas for men makes a great gift. It includes the BAMBOO Men Invigorating Shampoo & Body Wash, BAMBOO Men Nourishing Conditioner & Shaving Cream, and BAMBOO Men Thickening Gel Lotion with SPF 15. "
Babo Botanicals Oatmilk Calendula Moisturizing Bubble Bath This bubble bath has gently scented bubbles for extra sensitive skin. Oatmilk is known to relieve skin irritations such as eczema. "

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