UrbApothecary It can take a while—and be expensive—to get a new, natural beauty routine up and running. That's because we typically add to
It can take a while—and be expensive—to get a new, natural beauty routine up and running. That’s because we typically add to our bath and beauty routine over time, and slowly build up our arsenal of products, rather than buying the whole kit and kaboodle at once.
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But, if someone is starting to try to live more organically and naturally, their beauty and bath products can be an important area to overhaul. Conventional beauty products often contain all manner of chemicals, and since your skin absorbs everything you put onto it like a giant sponge, you’re much better off slathering it with organic, good-for-you ingredients like coconut or olive oil than over-the-counter moisturizers with ingredients you can’t pronounce. When overhauling your beauty routine, you can check products on the EWG Skin Deep Cosmetics database or on the Campaign For Safe Cosmetics, as well as look for certified organic products and ones with natural, sulfate- and parabens-free ingredients.
With this guide, we’ve rounded up gift sets, starter kits, and just plain nice beauty and bath products that are 100% natural and 100% giftable. That way, you can help your loved one to build a natural beauty arsenal this holiday season—or hey, buy some new stuff for yourself. We won’t tell!
Below, our favorite natural beauty and bath gift sets, plus stylish, giftable beauty products.
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This starter kit of green beauty essentials includes cleanser, moisturizer, deodorant, mascara, and more from a variety of our favorite organic beauty brands.
Buy now: $39, thedetoxmarket.com
S.W. Basics Starter Mini Kit is the perfect gift and trial set for those beginning to explore the world of natural skincare, with mini sizes of items like organic rosewater and tea tree cleanser and organic apple cider vinegar toner.
Buy now: $27, target.com
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This cute canvas gift set for a friend or loved one comes with a lip or cheeks stain made with beeswax as well as a lavender matcha and charcoal burdock face mask.
Buy now: $23, urbapothecary.com
These soft, cruelty-free makeup brushes with sleek bamboo handles will transform a makeup routine. Grab some eco-friendly brush shampoo to clean off the brushes to keep them in top shape.
Buy now: Starter Set, $8, amazon.com and Brush cleaner, $4, amazon.com
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All the products in this starter makeup set are made from organic ingredients and come in reusable, recyclable tins with compostable labels.
Buy now: $25, etsy.com
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Purchases of $50+ of these lush, California honey beauty products come with an exclusive, giftable Urbana Sacs bag. Plus, Marin Bee supports bee conservation and works with the founder’s nonprofit Planet Bee Foundation.
Buy now: from $50, marinbee.com
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This lip set comes with nine all-natural tinted lip balms, including two new shades: Calla and Currant. The lip tints are free of chemical preservatives and enriched with pomegranate seed oil, jojoba oil, pumpkin seed oil, and cocoa butter.
Buy now: $90, alimapure.com
You can never go wrong with a honey-themed spa kit. This one features almond milk hand cream and lemon butter cuticle cream.
Buy now: $13, amazon.com
Watch the video below to learn how to make your own moisturizing hand mask:
Give the gift of ditching toxic perfumes! Enjoy natural perfumes like one in this gift box which features a carrier oil of organic, skin-nourishing jojoba oil, a base of woodsy organic cedarwood essential oil, a heart of earthy organic patchouli essential oil, and a head of uplifting organic spearmint essential oil.
Buy now: $45, etsy.com
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These tiny travel or sample sized bottles will give a natural beauty lover the ability to try new items out, or take them with her on the go, and comes in either citrus or lavender theme. We love the invigorating deodorant stick, as well as the sweet orange or lavender-lemongrass body oil and face exfoliant.
Buy now: $48, meowmeowtweet.com
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So maybe these are more of a stocking stuffer than a standalone, but they’re still lovely. The natural definition eye pencil and mascara set is perfect for a holiday party, and you can choose between smoky black and sultry brown tones.
Buy now: $30, alimapure.com
With ingredients like organic aloe vera, sea kelp extract, and essential oils like rose geranium and palmarosa, these natural hair beautifiers are perfect to spritz on for a lift over the holidays.
Buy now: $28, captainblankenship.com
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True Moringa’s natural all-purpose body oil comes in unscented, lemongrass, peppermint, lavender, or neroli aromas, and is paired with a natural soy candle. And it’s a company worth supporting: they work directly with over 2,000 small farming families in Ghana to provide sustainable wages.
Buy now: $35, truemoringa.com
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This chic organic eyeshadow palette is a perfect space-saving 4-in-1 compact to gift (and maybe even to pair with the mascara and eyeliner above.)
Buy now: $39 at sephora.com
We really can’t get enough of Brookyn-based PLANT Apothecary’s organic beauty offerings (we’ve been slathering on the “Ground Control” body oil every day and showering with the “Wake Up” body wash), so gifting this one is well worth it—and something your friend will thank you for long after the holidays are over.
Buy now: $60, plantapothecary.com
This face-saving travel-sized make-up kit contains certified organic liquid foundation (in a variety of tints to choose from), organic primer, loose mineral powder, and a pretty bamboo Kabuki brush. Pair it with their day-to-night eyeshadow palette to complete the look.
Buy now: $36, inikaorganic.com
Everything in this rose-filled, treat-yourself-right wildflower bath box is made with 100% natural ingredients and organic flower petals.
Buy now: $46, etsy.com
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Again, perfect for a stocking stuffer: these natural matte liquid lipsticks come in rich hues that make your lips pop and feature a soft, non-drying texture.They’re also non-toxic, EU-compliant, and contain no parabens or sulfates.
Buy now: anthropologie.com and spelacosmetics.com, $18 each
This one is so you can read up on fun beauty recipes and DIY ideas, all based around going natural with your beauty routine. Shel Pink’s book includes design advice, breathing exercises, meditations, as well as recipes for teas, soups, juices, smoothies, scrubs, and soothing body oils.
Buy now: $16, amazon.com
Now that you’ve given the gift of makeup, you’ll also want to help them take it off. Made from unbleached bamboo natural fibers, these 3-in-1 cloth makeup removers are biodegradable and contain no alcohol, no synthetic fragrances, no parabens, and no sulfates. Plus, the packaging is adorable.
Buy now: $14, amazon.com
The article 20 Gorgeous (Nontoxic!) Natural Beauty Products And Sets To Gift This Year originally appeared on Rodale’s Organic Life.