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Male Order: Pangea Organics Egyptian Basil & Mint Hand & Body Lotion
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, I'm aiming to be a little more conscious of our planet (not to say I don't try every day already!). It's going to be tough as I'll be flying to France and I already feel guilty for flying on that specific day (though it's only a $20 donation to offset my carbon footprint). Every little bit helps, right?
Naturally, I'm inclined to grooming brands that also give back to the earth in one way or another. One of my favorites is Pangea Organics. They're pretty clear in their marketing about making their products with the highest quality ingredients that are organic, nurturing, handcrafted and cruelty-free. They strive to provide the most nourishing ingredients - some of earth's finest. And avoid others - all products are petroleum, petrochemicals, sulfate, detergent, fragrance and paraben free!
Pangea also recently created packaging that's plantable. Soaking the box for a minute and then planting it deep in soil will ultimately bring more loving medicinal herbs springing to life, rather than another object in our swelling landfills.
I love how they pack their products with herbs, oils and pure essential oils. Conscious of what I rub on my body, I'm a big fan of their body lotions. My favorite is Egyptian Basil & Mint. The natural scent is uplifting and the two obviously work well together. Basil is known to detoxify by stimulating circulation. Traditionally, it helps revitalize. Mint, an antiseptic, leaves that cool, refreshing feeling. It's a great concoction of exciting and "earthy" sense and scents (there's also touches of lime, almond oil and more). It's also very stimulating, another positive note, considering their are some lotions that are bland and uninspiring.
Purified Water, Organic Lavender Alcohol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Organic Almond Oil),
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Derived solely from Coconut Oil), Organic Soy Lecithin, Glycerol/Sucrose Stearate (Natural Glycerin & Sugar Emulsifiers), Oryza Sativa (Organic Rice Bran Extract), Carthamus Tinctorius (organic Safflower Seed Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii Seed (Organic Shea Butter), Theobroma Cacao (Organic Cocoa Seed Butter), Cocos nucifera (Organic Coconut Oil), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Organic Beeswax.
Organic Essential Oils of: Citrus limetta (Organic Lime), Citrus limetta (Organic Lime Peel), Ocimum basilicum (Organic Basil Linalol), Ocimum basilicum (Organic Sweet Basil), Mentha piperata (Organic Peppermint.
Organic Herbal Extracts of: Foeniculum vulgare (Organic Fennel Seed), Tilia europea (Organic Linden Flower), Althaea officinalis (Organic Marshmallow Root), Plantago Major (Organic Plantain Leaf), Viola odorata
(Organic Blue Violet Leaf), Vegetable Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid.