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Weekend Reading: the Health Department Doesn't Want You to Panic, but...

Weekend Reading: the Health Department Doesn’t Want You to Panic, but…

Hey readers, I'm in the Dominican Republic for the next five days, checking out its natural wonders. Follow along on Instagram! The two other founders of the Ethical Writers Coalition and I shared the why and how of our group, plus why ethical bloggers are so much better to work with! | Rank & File...
  • There are Now 6 Eco-Friendly Nail Salons in NYC Where You Can Get a Non-Toxic Manicure

    There are Now 6 Eco-Friendly Nail Salons in NYC Where You Can Get a Non-Toxic Manicure

    If you didn't know from just owning a nose, conventional nail salons are incredibly toxic. The NYT Times details it here: “Big Job” employees are veterans, experts at sculpting false nails out of acrylic dust. It is the most lucrative salon job, yet many younger manicurists avoid it because of the specter of serious health...
    Green Beauty Review: Love Goodly's Subscription Box Banished My Beauty Blahs

    Green Beauty Review: Love Goodly’s Subscription Box Banished My Beauty Blahs

    I've been underwhelmed by beauty boxes in the past, but when Love Goodly offered to send me a box of curated beauty, lifestyle, and wellness products by ethical and sustainable brands, I jumped at the chance. Over the holidays, I sampled the December/January box curated by actress Emily Deschanel, and I have to say, I...
    How to Give Yourself a Non-Toxic Manicure That Lasts

    How to Give Yourself a Non-Toxic Manicure That Lasts

    Not only are most nail salons filled with harmful chemicals, but the nail salon industry is also known for its unethical treatment of workers. So next time you want to get your nails done, here's how to give yourself a non-toxic manicure that will last, from the comfort of your home.
    How to Find Out if a Beauty Product Is Safe

    How to Find Out if a Beauty Product Is Safe

      by Corinne Keating Organic. Natural. Eco-friendly. These terms should be straightforward on beauty labels, but often they leave consumers more confused than comforted. You turn the bottle over to investigate, but reading the ingredients list is like trying to decipher ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. When you find a brand you love, you may not want to...
    Is Coconut Oil Eco-Friendly?

    Is Coconut Oil Eco-Friendly?

    This post is sponsored by Kapuluan Coconut Oil. As always, EcoCult only partners with brands who are doing good things. Support EcoCult by supporting them! Coconut oil is touted as a healthy alternative to toxic lotions and skincare products. But is it healthy for the environment, too? The good news is that in general, the...
    7 Non-Toxic, Cruelty-Free, and Luxe Beauty Products for Animals Lovers

    7 Non-Toxic, Cruelty-Free, and Luxe Beauty Products for Animals Lovers

    This originally appeared on Out of Wilderness, a blog by freelance writer and animal advocate Jacalyn Beales.  Each year, the natural habitats of species and humans across the globe are negatively degraded, destroyed and exploited by the harsh impacts which accompany the use of synthetic, artificial and damaging ingredients in our beauty products. The sourcing...
    Greenwashing Alert: Kiehl's

    Greenwashing Alert: Kiehl’s

    It all started in the heart of NYC's East Village in the year 1851. The company Kiehl's was founded by John Kiehl, later to be bought by a Russian-Jewish emigre and pharmacologist by the name of Irving Morse. Kiehl’s was a small, family-owned homeopathic pharmacy known for their natural skincare products, and in the 1980’s...