{eco brand of the week} ethically engineered: keepin' it clean

Friday, January 9, 2015

the truth is: i don't allow just any bar of soap into my bathroom {i consider shopping for soap one of life's simple pleasures; i love clever packaging, aromatic scents, and of course organic + fair trade ingredients: unfortunately many commercial products still contain harmful ingredients linked to various heath problems}, so the chicago flag bar gets my eco-friendly stamp of approval. 

here in the windy city, there is a perfect bar of soap being manufactured with great care at a little company with a big mission: ethically engineered is creating pure products for a pure planet. jack nugent handcrafts each bar of soap using vegan, organic, fair trade ingredients and check it: solar power! because according to this wise soul: the power of the sun compels him. well, ooh la la jack, keep on keeping on. and word on the street has it, this man-on-an-eco-mission delivers his goods on a bike. doesn't get any better than that folks!

try their hair care {no-bottle shampoo? yes, i'm a believer}, body lotions {the himalayan black whipped body butter is made with mango butter, hemp seed butter and shea butter, too} and shaving cream! find these pure little products right on over here or around town at the dill pickle food co-op or a local whole foods.
the time is right to come clean, my friends.

it's been two years since i've greened my beauty routine, and whenever i declare: i now pronounce you good and green - well, first i defer to the mighty ms. stacy malkan, co-founder of the campaign for safe cosmetics and author of the must-read book not just a pretty face, for showing me the way: the safe + sustainable way.

malkan's captivating book reads a little like a crime novel, which is not what you want to hear when you're reading about something as seemingly innocuous as your shampoo and soap bar; but lucky for consumers like you and me, ms. malkan is the intrepid hero in this story: working assiduously to protect consumers from unsafe petroleum products and unregulated toxins in personal care products.

we just don't need any lead, coal tar, parabens or phthalates in our bath and beauty products {these are the bad boys linked to cancer, birth defects and infertility}. and why lather up with chemicals and harmful dyes when you can choose natural ingredients like almond oil and coconut oil {this oil is the crème de la crème of oils with its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, and it's oh-so moisturizing}. 

find all these good ingredients in the products at ethically engineered. 

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