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Three Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day


Natural beauties tend to be mindful of the planet every day of the year, but it’s still nice to take a moment on Earth Day to reflect on our beautiful world and all of its gifts! Here are a few beautiful ways to show the earth a little extra love today.

Shake up your routine. Try a new green/natural/organic/clean line of products—we’ve given you lots of suggestions over the years! Browse our Beauty Obsession archives to find your perfect match. (And PS: Lots of beauty brands and boutique have great Earth Day sales…)

Be grateful. Research shows that a sense of gratefulness or thankfulness has loads of health benefits. After all, a happy, healthy person is a beautiful person!

Plant something. Gardening is good for you, too—it can ease stress, help keep you in good shape, and give you fruits and veggies to harvest and eat for a healthy diet. (Regardless of what the critics may say.) Or put those veggies to use in a different way: to make your own beauty products!

Looking for even more suggestions? Here are our lists from 2013 and 2012. How will you be celebrating today? —Aleigh

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3 Beautiful Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Many of us try to celebrate the idea behind Earth Day all year long—but if you need a boost, here are three little things you can do today to show the earth some love!

Try something new. Trying new things (whether it’s a new food or a new activity) is good for you—and helps cultivate an appreciation for our amazing world.

Make a swap. Replace one of your not-natural-or-organic cosmetics with one that’s better for you (and the earth)! Here’s a guide I put together to help wade through the challenges of evaluating natural and organic cosmetics.

Get outside. Plant something in your garden. Play with your dogs. Or just take a leisurely walk and marvel at the beauty of the world around you. (Even just a 20- to 30-minute walk can have big health benefits!)

Want more ideas? Here’s a link to last year’s Earth Day post, which has even more ways to celebrate Mother Earth. Enjoy! —Aleigh


(Image via Amy Ray)

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4 Tips for a Beautiful (and Healthy) Earth Day

It only comes around once a year, but there’s no reason you can’t celebrate Earth Day all year long—even when it comes to your cosmetics. Here are four things you can do today—and every day—to show some love to Mother Nature.

Choose organic when you can. Organic ingredients are grown by farmers who care about supporting the earth’s health through sustainable agriculture.

Choose your cosmetics carefully. Support companies that have policies that benefit the planet. Here’s a list of six sustainable beauty companies I put together for Breathe magazine.

Recycle. Many natural and organic cosmetics companies use recycled—and recyclable—packaging. Make sure you clean them out and drop them in your recycling bin when you’re finished with them.

Drink lots of water (it’s great for your skin!). But make sure you’re drinking from a re-usable water bottle. Those plastic water bottles are often made with BPA—but even if they’re BPA-free, they’re bad for the environment (and bottled H2O is no better for you than tap water).

Are you celebrating Earth Day? What do you have planned?

—Aleigh

 

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