Nutricare USA - PATCH Bamboo Bandages
First aid reeks of hospital hallways, latex gloves and chemically laden antiseptics. But natural solutions could be just what your body needs to heal post-scratch, bump or bite. These stripped-down bandage strips are made from 100% organic, stone-milled bamboo fiber with gauze strips that are enhanced with coconut oil, aloe vera or charcoal that’s perfect for soothing and repairing skin after minor abrasions. The hypoallergenic, biodegradable and compostable bandages, paper wraps and unique cardboard canisters are free of plastics, latex and silicon.
Eco Tan - Eco by Sonya Driver Eye Compost
We were hooked when we saw the high-performance, plant-based blend of Kakadu plum, sprirulina and vitamin C geared toward making the around-the-eye area appear awake and youthful—and the product’s jade roller applicator that promotes healthy circulation was a welcomed surprise. The fact that you can get more from your product, while taking a few minutes out of a busy day to indulge in a small beauty ritual, opened our eyes to the small details that make a big difference in the natural skin care category.
Palmetto Harmony - Holy Cannacense Topical Cream
In an industry where a lot can go wrong, Palmetto Harmony does so much right—initiated by founder Janelle Ralph’s passion in launching the company as a way to bring relief to her ill daughter. Ralph’s advocacy efforts helped legalize hemp’s cultivation in South Carolina (which has made Palmetto Harmony a vertically integrated company) and the company’s direct and honest marketing are incredibly respected. Pure, organic and traceable, the product clearly labels what is (and isn’t) in the product. In addition to full-spectrum hemp, the topical cream contains shea butter, beeswax and coconut oil for an ultra-nourishing blend.
The Australian Natural Soap Company - Original Solid Shampoo Bar
Now here’s a refreshing take on the “bar” category. But don’t get it twisted: It’s not soap meant for hands or body, but rather a stripped-down shampoo bar containing potent Australian botanicals that deliver a two-for-one, cleansing and moisturizing product. What we love most? It washes away undesirable side effects that come with traditional shampoos: plastic packaging (the cardboard packaging is completely biodegradable), harsh chemicals that can run-off into our waterways and the need to use conditioner (the shampoo’s plant oils are uber hydrating). We are saying “yes” to these no’s—and a creative addition to the world of natural hair care.