Fresh Finds: Spring Splash: Moon Valley Organics, Eco Lips, Biggs and Featherbelle

Pamper yourself as the seasons change.
March/April 2007
http://www.motherearthliving.com/Beauty-Products/spring-splash.aspx



Photography By Michelle Galins

Moon Valley soaps are made with honey and herbs from the company’s own hives and gardens. In handmade paper packaging, the 84 percent organic soaps include healing botanicals such as flax, comfrey and mint. $6 per bar. (877) 652-1819.

The mango butter hand and body lotion from Kathy’s Family’s “Read Our Ingredients” line is 85.7 percent certified organic. It contains plenty of skin-restoring ingredients—chamomile, aloe, hempseed oil, vitamin E—but no parabens or synthetic preservatives. 8.5-ounce bottle: $16. (866) 634-0008. 

Soothe aches and pains with Biggs and Featherbelle's muscle soak. Its all-natural salts, herbs and essential oils ease discomfort and coax the body to release toxins. 14-ounce jar: $14. (443) 928-4724.

Deep Steep's tangerine melon-scent moisture stick targets dry skin with shea and cocoa butters in a convenient, travel-ready applicator. Deep Steep’s products are free of chemical preservatives, parabens, mineral oils, sodium lauryl sulfate, petroleum and artificial fragrances. Half-ounce stick: $5. (888) 577-8337.

Pack everything you need for healthy lips with Eco Lips' lip care kit, which includes seven varieties of organic-formula, petroleum-free lip balms plus a lanyard, key ring and clip for easy carrying. The salves and balms are handmade in a partly solar-powered plant. Lip Care Kit: $24. (866) 326-5477.

Getting ready for sandal season? Sparitual's vegan nail lacquers are free of toxic toluene and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), which was recently banned in the European Union. The bottles are made of recyclable glass, and labels are printed with soy ink. Half-ounce bottle: $9. (877) 772-7488.