Natural Strengthening Shampoo (Cool Peppermint) by Human Nature

Natural Strengthening Shampoo (Cool Peppermint) by Human Nature

Brand: Human Nature

Attributes: Fair Trade, No Animal Testing, Non-Toxic

Description: The Natural Strengthening Shampoo moisturises your hair and scalp, resulting in stronger, healthier, and shinier hair.

It contains hydrolyzed protein to fortify your hair, and Philippine coco nectar with amino acids, vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients: aqua (water), sodium cocoyl isethionate (coconut-derived), decyl glucoside (coconut-derived), sodium lactate (sugar cane or sugar beet-derived), sodium gluconate (sugar cane or sugar beet-derived), Cocos nucifera (coconut) nectar, dicaprylyl ether (vegetable-derived), guar gum, hydrolyzed wheat protein, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, olus (vegetable) oil, levulinic acid (rice or corn-derived), xanthan gum, Mentha piperita (peppermint) essential oil, Mentha arvensis (corn mint) essential oil, phytic acid (rice-derived), anisic acid (anise seed-derived), citric acid

Human Nature is a leading social enterprise in the Philippines that provides affordable and all-natural personal care products.

You can buy Human Nature products from their online store or from their stockists.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 4 stars based on 9 points in the following 4 criteria (updated on 3 Jun 2013):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

Human Nature is committed to sustainability by ensuring that the raw materials used in its products are not toxic to the environment, developing organic farms and supporting community-based farmers, and using recyclable plastic bottles.

Materials and Waste

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

The product is made from natural ingredients that are biodegradable.

15. Is the product grown locally or imported from a nearby country in Southeast Asia?

The ingredients used in the product are sourced from farmers in the Philippines.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The company is using bottles that are recyclable.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

The product is made from natural ingredients that are biodegradable.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

Human Nature uses natural ingredients in its products and does not contain synthetic chemicals.

Social and Ethical

26. Does the product or service have an ethics-related third party certification or label?

Human Nature is against animal testing and has received the “Cruelty-Free Company” certificate from PETA, the world’s largest animal rights organisation. It is the first Filipino cosmetics and personal care company to be truly animal cruelty-free.

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

Human Nature is a social enterprise established to help provide livelihood to poor farmers and communities in the Philippines. It believes in fair trade principles and buys its ingredients at fair prices and sometimes even above-market prices from community-based suppliers.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

Human Nature is against animal testing and has received the “Cruelty-Free Company” certificate from PETA, the world’s largest animal rights organisation.

“The shampoo is creamy in texture and has a mint smell. This did not irritate my scalp. Had to be a bit careful not to squirt too much out of the bottle.”

Agy

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Regenerative Black Rice Shampoo by Mekhala

November 8, 2012 by  
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Regenerative Black Rice Shampoo by Mekhala

Brand: Mekhala

Attributes: Non-Toxic

Description: This all-natural shampoo is rich in aloe vera and black rice to promote hair growth and protect it from damage by oxidation, as well as to maintain scalp health and improve blood circulation. Also free from parabens, sulphates, and any artificial additives. Suitable for normal or thinning hair and hair with scalp problem.

Ingredients: Distilled Water, Black Rice Seed, Kaffir Lime Oil, Aloe Vera, Moke Flower Extract, Natural Glycerin, Soapnut Tree Extract.

Mekhala offers natural and organic products focusing on healthy and wholesome living for the benefit of both our lives and the planet.

You can buy Mekhala products from their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 3 stars based on 5 points in the following 3 criteria (updated on 6 Nov 2012):

Materials and Waste

15. Is the product grown locally or imported from a nearby country in Southeast Asia?

This product is made in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The company has ensure that most of the packaging for their products is recyclable.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

The ingredients used in this product are all natural without any additions of chemicals.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

All Mekhala products are free from chemicals, artificial flavors, colors, fragrances, and preservatives and are made of only natural and/or organic ingredients.

Social and Ethical

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

The company ensures that its products are free of cruelty to the planet and to all living creatures.

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Regenerative Black Rice Conditioner by Mekhala

November 7, 2012 by  
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Regenerative Black Rice Conditioner by Mekhala

Brand: Mekhala

Attributes: Non-Toxic

Description: With a unique scent of black and jasmine rice, this conditioner helps to replenish hair moisture while also protects it from damage by oxidation. Natural and effective ingredients include moringa oil and vitamin E which are full of antioxidants. Use with Regenerative Black Rice Shampoo for best results.

Ingredients: Distilled Water, Black Rice and Whole Grain Rice Extracts, Moringa Oil, Vitamin E, Vegetable Glycerin, Jasmine Rice Extract.

Mekhala offers natural and organic products focusing on healthy and wholesome living for the benefit of both our lives and the planet.

You can buy Mekhala products from their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 3 stars based on 5 points in the following 3 criteria (updated on 6 Nov 2012):

Materials and Waste

15. Is the product grown locally or imported from a nearby country in Southeast Asia?

This product is made in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The company has ensure that most of the packaging for their products is recyclable.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

The ingredients used in this product are all natural without any additions of chemicals.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

All Mekhala products are free from chemicals, artificial flavors, colors, fragrances, and preservatives and are made of only natural and/or organic ingredients.

Social and Ethical

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

The company ensures that its products are free of cruelty to the planet and to all living creatures.

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Luxurious Face+Body+Hair Moisturizer by Skin & Bones

Luxurious Face+Body+Hair Moisturizer by Skin & Bones

Brand: Skin & Bones

Attributes: Non-Toxic, Organic

Description: This all-natural and simple moisturizer is suitable for all types of skin, leaving it moisturized and free from problems. Good for both face and body, and helps to reduce wrinkles and balance oil while giving the skin a healthy glow. Also good for conditioning hair and taming split ends.

Ingredients: pure organic jojoba oil, Canaga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) flower oil, Aniba rosaeodara (Rosewood) wood oil, Citrus medica limonum (Lemon) peel oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) peel oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) bark oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) oil, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) oil, , Botswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil.

Skin & Bones offers a range of luxurious and artisan skin products with its special blend of natural ingredients and essential oils, and creates multi-use and unisex products that are safe to both humans and the environment.

Skin & Bones products are distributed by POPPIBLEU, and you can buy the product by visiting their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 2 stars based on 4 points in the following 2 criteria (updated on 28 Oct 2012):

Materials and Waste

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

The product is made of all natural ingredients and therefore is biodegradable.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The company produces multi-use and unisex products that are suitable for everyone and every skin type, and hence reduce the necessity to have different types of products for different purposes.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This product uses all natural ingredients and essential oils without any addition of petrochemicals.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

Skin & Bones uses only natural and organic ingredients in making its skin products and no petrochemicals are used.

“No words could explain how much I love this product! I was at first skeptical, thinking that this would be another face oil, and the smell was a bit too strong for me. But I was surprised that my face was glowing after use and my skin became less oily as the day went compared to using other moisturizers. I stopped using for a while merely due to the strong fragrance. But I couldn’t find any other moisturizer that worked as well as this one, so I continued using. Surprisingly, now I find the scent pleasant and it adds some excitement every time I apply this on. Now on the last drops of my sample bottle after having been using it for almost 4 months, day and night. Love love love!”

Isabela Clarissa

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Lavender Clary Sage Hair Powder by Lulu Organics

September 14, 2012 by  
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Lavender Clary Sage Hair Powder by Lulu Organics

Brand: Lulu Organics

Attributes: Non-Toxic, Organic

Description: This talc-free Lavender and Clary Sage Hair Powder (travel size) by Lulu Organics is suitable for hair on days of unwash. Made from organic ingredients with soft yet refreshing smell of lavender and clary sage. Sprinkle some powder into your hands and rub through the roots of your dry hair.

Ingredients: *organic corn starch, white clay, baking soda, *organic rice powder, *organic horsetail powder, *essential oils.

*USDA Organic & Oregon Tilth Certified Organic

Lulu Organics is a US-homegrown holistic beauty company which focuses in creating natural handmade products with simple, effective, and safe ingredients.

Lulu Organics products are distributed by POPPIBLEU, and you can buy the product by visiting their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 2 stars based on 4 points in the following 2 criteria (updated on 2 September 2012):

Materials and Waste

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

The product is biodegradable as it uses only natural ingredients.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This hair powder uses only natural ingredients without any addition of harmful chemicals.

24. Is the product or service certified organic and have a credible third party certification or label?

The ingredients used in this product are USDA Organic and Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (except the white clay and baking soda).

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) certifies ingredients that do not include irradiation, sewage sludge, synthetic fertilizers, prohibited pesticides, and genetically modified organisms in the growing process. The operation must also protect natural resources, conserve biodiversity, and use only approved substances.

Oregon Tilth is a non-profit organization promoting sustainable agriculture and educating people to develop sustainable growing practices and prevent environmental degradation. Oregon Tilth Certified Organic (OTCO) provides organic certification, and also certifies according to USDA National Organic Program (NOP).

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

Lulu Organics uses natural and organic ingredients in their products without any chemicals.

“OK, I don’t have that much experience using dry shampoos (I used talcum powder instead, since it was the only thing I had in possession before), but this hair powder is AWESOME! It absorbs oil well but never leaves my hair coarse and hard to comb. Also, it smells wonderful yet delicate and does not leave any residue. I love the travel size as it’s easier to carry around.”

Isabela Clarissa

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Gloss and Vibrancy Shampoo, 250ml by MADARA

Brand: MADARA

Attributes: No Animal Testing, Non-ToxicOrganic

Description: MADARA Hair Gloss and Vibrancy Shampoo is suitable for normal hair. It is formulated to calm the scalp, cleanse the hair and prevent dry ends, making your hair strong and shiny.

Ingredients: Aqua, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Glycerin, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glyceryl Laurate, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sucrose Cocoate, Coco Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Betain, Glycerin, Betula Alba Birch Extract, Lactic Acid,  Chamomilla Recutita Chamomile Extract, Tillia Cordata Linden Flower Extract, Humulus Lupulus Hop Extract, Plantago Major Plantain Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon Cranberry Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, and Aroma.

MADARA is a company from Latvia that produces an entirely natural and organic range of cosmetics, which is certified according to the international ECOCERT standard.

MADARA’s products are distributed by Pure Tincture Boutique. You can buy from their online store or visit their boutique.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 4 stars based on 9 points in the following 5 criteria (updated on 12 Apr 2012):

Business Sustainability

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

The substances and methods used in MADARA’s production unit are environmentally friendly.

5. Has the company, product or service won any environmental or sustainability awards?

The company won the ‘Latvia’s Greenest Company’ award in 2009 and a certificate of recognition from the European Commission in 2010 for their contribution to the development of environmentally friendly business practice.

Energy and Climate Change

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

The company uses energy efficient production equipment.

Materials and Waste

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

MADARA’s packaging can be recycled. ECOCERT also strongly defines packaging requirements – it should be recyclable and environmentally friendly.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

MADARA cosmetics contain organically certified natural extracts from plants growing in the Baltic region. The ingredients in MADARA cosmetics come from certified organic farms and approved suppliers.

24. Is the product or service certified organic and have a credible third party certification or label?

MADARA’s products are entirely natural and ecological cosmetics certified according to the international ECOCERT standard. It is a volunteer standard that certifies cosmetic products confirming that at least 95% of ingredients comes from natural origin. The remaining 5% of ingredients are strictly regulated and stand for minerals, organic acids and other substance. ECOCERT prohibits the use of synthetic perfumes, synthetic preservatives like parabens, mineral oil, propylene glycol and other synthetic ingredients. Please find more information here.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

Yes, the company has taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in their products. By following the ECOCERT standards, this also means they are permitted to using only five different preservatives in their products and their amount must not exceed 5% of all the ingredients in the product. Please find more information here.

Social and Ethical

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

Yes the company is against animal testing on its products.

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

The company organised the Festival of Good Thoughts and Sensations for the community where visitors can engage in soap making workshops, go to the eco market and take part in the natural fashion show.

“I didn’t really like the smell of the shampoo as it smells like grass. But after understanding that the shampoo contains natural plant extracts, and that it is less toxic than normal shampoos and less harmful to the environment, the smell doesn’t matter any more. What matters is that it does the job of cleaning my hair with less impact to the environment.”

Eugene Tay

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Harmonic Conditioner (Travel Size) by Intelligent Nutrients

Brand: Intelligent Nutrients

Attributes: Non-Toxic, No Animal Testing, Organic

Description: Intelligent Nutrients’ Harmonic Conditioner is a non-toxic and color-safe conditioner that is ideal for every hair type. Its anti-aging and anti-oxidant rich properties aim to nourish the scalp and hair, leaving it non-frizzy.

The ingredients listed for this product are certified organic, contains Antioxidant Intellimune Seed Oil Complex, or Naturally Occurring Component of Organic Essential Oil Blend or derived from Minerals. It is also gluten-free and contains a therapeutic blend of certified organic essential oils of peppermint, spearmint, rosemary, ravintsara, cardamom, cinnamon, chamomile, lime, and vanilla and red raspberry flavors that has anti-bacterial properties. It is also completely free of sulfates, parabens, silicones, ethoxylates, PEG, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances.

Ingredients: Water, Ethyl Palmate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Tapioca Starch, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Red Grape) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Marcocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Menthol, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit (Natural Flavor), Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry Natural Flavor Type), Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Oil,Limonene, Linalool, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Intelligent Nutrients is a leading innovator in health and beauty products. Founded by natural beauty pioneer and active environmentalist, Horst M. Rechelbacher (Founder of Aveda), the products are made from 100% food-based, safe, non-toxic and organic ingredients.

Intelligent Nutrients’ products are distributed by Le Bono Collection in Singapore. You can buy from Le Bono directly or from its stockists.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 11 points in the following 5 criteria (updated on 9 Mar 2012):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

The company has various sustainability policies, such as using organic and non-toxic ingredients, and using renewable energy for its operations.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

The company is using renewable energy for its operations.

Energy and Climate Change

7. Does the product or service have an energy or carbon-related third party certification or label?

All Intelligent Nutrients products are manufactured with 100% renewable energy as demonstrated by the Green-e seal on all of their products.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Intelligent Nutrients grow certified organic ingredients on founder Horst Rechelbacher’s farm in Osceola, Wisconsin for research and use in their products. It is completely off the grid and self-sustainable with wind and solar power.

All Intelligent Nutrients products are manufactured with 100% renewable energy as demonstrated by the Green-e seal on all of their products. The Intelligent Nutrients headquarters in Minneapolis is also 100% powered by renewable energy.

Materials and Waste.

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

The ingredients in the products are organically farmed. They grow certified organic ingredients on founder Horst Rechelbacher’s farm in Osceola, Wisconsin for research and use in their products. It is completely off the grid and self-sustainable with wind and solar power.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The company’s Education Manual states that all of their packaging is either recycled and/or recyclable. The paper unit cartons are 80-100% post-consumer recycled content. In general, glass can be separated from pumps/sprayers and put into glass recycling containers. Airless packaging (Megapumps) can be put into mixed plastic recycling systems. Cartons are recyclable in mixed paper recycling systems.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

The product is Harmonically Made, which indicates that Intelligent Nutrients has verified authenticity and safety, including but not limited to certified organic ingredients. The product also does not use petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, and artificial fragrance.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

Intelligent Nutrients merge food-grade and certified organic ingredients, and work with physicians and scientists at leading universities and institutions as well as food and cosmetic chemists to create non-toxic, active formulations that deliver superior performance, without the use of petrochemically derived ingredients.

Intelligent Nutrients does not use Pesticides, Phtalates, Sulfates, Silicones, Artifical Fragrance, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Toxic Mineral, Triclosan, Enthoxylates, and Petrochemicals.

Social and Ethical

26. Does the product or service have an ethics-related third party certification or label?

The product has the Leaping Bunny logo for animal cruelty-free. The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ Leaping Bunny Program administers a cruelty-free standard and the internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Logo for companies producing cosmetic, personal care, and household products. The Leaping Bunny Program provides the best assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers.

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

The company has various sustainability and social policies, such as using organic and non-toxic ingredients, and using renewable energy for its operations.

Founder Horst Rechelbacher, donates all after-tax profits from the sale of Intelligent Nutrients products to environmental and social causes.

Intelligent Nutrients also collaborate with the Henry Ford Hospital and the Mayo Clinic and their leading Center for Integrated Health, looking at a new model of total healing and true care.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

None of their ingredients or products are ever tested on animals, as demonstrated by the leaping bunny seal on all Intelligent Nutrients products.

“I used the travel-sized Harmonic Conditioner together with the Harmonic Shampoo, and love the minty smell of the essential oils. My hair is definitely smoother after using the shampoo and conditioner, and is less frizzy.

The conditioner liquid in the travel-sized bottle did not flow out from the cap as it is quite viscous, and I had a hard time squeezing out the liquid since the bottle is made of hard plastic. Had to unscrew the cap to get the liquid out, but also took some time as the conditioner liquid did not flow out freely.”

Eugene Tay

Harmonic Shampoo (Travel Size) by Intelligent Nutrients

Brand: Intelligent Nutrients

Attributes: Non-Toxic, No Animal Testing, Organic

Description: Intelligent Nutrients’ Harmonic Shampoo is a non-toxic and color-safe shampoo that is also rich in anti-oxidants and nourishes the scalp and hair.

The ingredients listed for this product are certified organic, contains Antioxidant Intellimune Seed Oil Complex, or Naturally Occurring Component of Organic Essential Oil Blend or derived from Minerals. It is also gluten-free and contains a therapeutic blend of certified organic essential oils of peppermint, spearmint, rosemary, ravintsara, cardamom, cinnamon, chamomile, lime, and vanilla and red raspberry flavors that has anti-bacterial properties. It is also completely free of sulfates, ethoxylates, polyethylene glycol, silicones, parabens, phthalates and artificial fragrances.

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Glycerin, Disodium Coco-glucoside Citrate, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Oleate, Cocoglucoside, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Palmate, Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Red Grape) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Marcocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Menthol, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit (Natural Flavor), Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry Natural Flavor Type), Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Intelligent Nutrients is a leading innovator in health and beauty products. Founded by natural beauty pioneer and active environmentalist, Horst M. Rechelbacher (Founder of Aveda), the products are made from 100% food-based, safe, non-toxic and organic ingredients.

Intelligent Nutrients’ products are distributed by Le Bono Collection in Singapore. You can buy from Le Bono directly or from its stockists.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 11 points in the following 5 criteria (updated on 9 Mar 2012):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

The company has various sustainability policies, such as using organic and non-toxic ingredients, and using renewable energy for its operations.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

The company is using renewable energy for its operations.

Energy and Climate Change

7. Does the product or service have an energy or carbon-related third party certification or label?

All Intelligent Nutrients products are manufactured with 100% renewable energy as demonstrated by the Green-e seal on all of their products.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Intelligent Nutrients grow certified organic ingredients on founder Horst Rechelbacher’s farm in Osceola, Wisconsin for research and use in their products. It is completely off the grid and self-sustainable with wind and solar power.

All Intelligent Nutrients products are manufactured with 100% renewable energy as demonstrated by the Green-e seal on all of their products. The Intelligent Nutrients headquarters in Minneapolis is also 100% powered by renewable energy.

Materials and Waste.

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

The ingredients in the products are organically farmed. They grow certified organic ingredients on founder Horst Rechelbacher’s farm in Osceola, Wisconsin for research and use in their products. It is completely off the grid and self-sustainable with wind and solar power.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The company’s Education Manual states that all of their packaging is either recycled and/or recyclable. The paper unit cartons are 80-100% post-consumer recycled content. In general, glass can be separated from pumps/sprayers and put into glass recycling containers. Airless packaging (Megapumps) can be put into mixed plastic recycling systems. Cartons are recyclable in mixed paper recycling systems.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

The product is Harmonically Made, which indicates that Intelligent Nutrients has verified authenticity and safety, including but not limited to certified organic ingredients. The product also does not use petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, and artificial fragrance.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

Intelligent Nutrients merge food-grade and certified organic ingredients, and work with physicians and scientists at leading universities and institutions as well as food and cosmetic chemists to create non-toxic, active formulations that deliver superior performance, without the use of petrochemically derived ingredients.

Intelligent Nutrients does not use Pesticides, Phtalates, Sulfates, Silicones, Artifical Fragrance, Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Toxic Mineral, Triclosan, Enthoxylates, and Petrochemicals.

Social and Ethical

26. Does the product or service have an ethics-related third party certification or label?

The product has the Leaping Bunny logo for animal cruelty-free. The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ Leaping Bunny Program administers a cruelty-free standard and the internationally recognized Leaping Bunny Logo for companies producing cosmetic, personal care, and household products. The Leaping Bunny Program provides the best assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers.

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

The company has various sustainability and social policies, such as using organic and non-toxic ingredients, and using renewable energy for its operations.

Founder Horst Rechelbacher, donates all after-tax profits from the sale of Intelligent Nutrients products to environmental and social causes.

Intelligent Nutrients also collaborate with the Henry Ford Hospital and the Mayo Clinic and their leading Center for Integrated Health, looking at a new model of total healing and true care.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

None of their ingredients or products are ever tested on animals, as demonstrated by the leaping bunny seal on all Intelligent Nutrients products.

“I used the travel-sized Harmonic Shampoo together with the Harmonic Conditioner, and love the minty smell of the essential oils. My hair is definitely smoother after using the shampoo and conditioner, and is less frizzy. Didn’t like the small bottle and would have preferred to use the normal bottle instead.”

Eugene Tay

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