Spatula Deluxe Curved by ScanWood

Brand: ScanWood

Attributes: FSC Certified

Description: ScanWood’s Spatula Deluxe Curved is made from sustainable olive wood, is durable, and has natural anti-microbial properties.

The spatula is 30cm long, weighs about 600g, and has a wide, flat end making it easy to turn food, and does not scratch your non-stick pan.

ScanWood produces wooden kitchenware, and all their wood comes from sustainable and managed forests.

ScanWood’s 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 3 stars based on 6 points in the following 2 criteria (updated on 21 Mar 2012):

Energy and Climate Change

6. Is the product or service energy efficient or helps to conserve energy or reduce carbon emissions?

The product is made from wood, which is a renewable resource and helps to remove carbon emissions from the atmosphere.

Materials and Waste

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

The product is made from wood, which is biodegradable and acceptable for recycling.

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

ScanWood is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified and all their wood comes from sustainable and managed forests.

17. Is there conservation of the habitat or protection of the biodiversity where the product is grown?

ScanWood is FSC certified and FSC certification requires meeting criteria such as the reduction of environmental impact of logging activities, and the identification and appropriate management of areas that need special protection (e.g. cultural or sacred sites, habitat of endangered animals or plants).

18. Does the product or service have a sustainable material-related third party certification or label?

ScanWood is FSC certified.

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 product is packaged minimally and the cardboard packaging is recyclable.

“I like the olive wood spatula as it is solid yet light, and does not scratch the pan when cooking. The only thing to take note is to leave the spatula in a dry area when not in used. I left it near the sink and the handle started getting slightly moldy.”

- Eugene Tay

Raw Organic White Mulberries by Loving Earth

Brand: Loving Earth

Attributes: Fair Trade, Organic,

Description: Loving Earth’s Raw Organic White Mulberries are naturally harvested and contains all natural sugars.

The White Mulberries are a great source of protein, iron, calcium, vitamin K, C, A, B6 and E, fiber, potassium, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, manganese, magnesium and antioxidants.

Ingredients: Organic White Mulberries.

Loving Earth is a Melbourne-based company dedicated to sourcing the highest quality raw and organic foods from around the world.

Loving Earth’s 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 3 stars based on 7 points in the following 4 criteria (updated on 12 March 2012):

Business Sustainability

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

Loving Earth follow a strict policy of Healthy, Sustainable and Fair principles, to source and develop all their products.

Materials and Waste

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

The product is organic, and Loving Earth follows the 3 fundamental principles of Healthy, Sustainable and Fair, to source and develop all their products.

17. Is there conservation of the habitat or protection of the biodiversity where the product is grown?

Loving Earth ensures that its products are cultivated in such a way as to help restore native ecosystems and use traditional permaculture systems.

Chemicals and Health

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

The product is organic and contains no artificial additives.

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

Loving Earth is an Australian Certified Organic processor.

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

Loving Earth ensures that its products are produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers, chemical pesticides and herbicides.

Social and Ethical

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

Loving Earth follows the 3 fundamental principles of Healthy, Sustainable and Fair, to source and develop all their products. Loving Earth ensures that its products are produced according to Fair Trade standards, and also empowers indigenous communities.

“Coming soon, still busy eating…”

Organic Activated Buckinis Deluxe by Loving Earth

Brand: Loving Earth

Attributes: Fair Trade, Organic, Vegan

Description: Loving Earth’s Raw Organic Buckinis are rich in protein, rutin and manganese. Buckinis are made with Buckwheat, which are activated through soaking, washing, rinsing, and then dehydrating it at low temperatures.

The Buckinis come in three different flavours: Plain (no flavouring), Caramelised (flavoured with Agave, Mesquite and Cinnamon), and Deluxe (Activated Caramelised Buckinis and a great selection of superfoods).

Ingredients for Deluxe Mix Buckinis: Caramelised Buckwheat (Agave Syrup, Mesquite Powder, Cinnamon, Maca Powder, Himalayan Crystal Salt), Activated Sunflower Seeds, Caramelised Pecans, Activated Pumpkin Seeds, Goji Berries, Coconut Chips, Sour Cherries, Cacao Nibs, Incan Berries.

Loving Earth is a Melbourne-based company dedicated to sourcing the highest quality raw and organic foods from around the world.

Loving Earth’s 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 3 stars based on 7 points in the following 4 criteria (updated on 12 March 2012):

Business Sustainability

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

Loving Earth follow a strict policy of Healthy, Sustainable and Fair principles, to source and develop all their products.

Materials and Waste

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

The product is organic, and Loving Earth follows the 3 fundamental principles of Healthy, Sustainable and Fair, to source and develop all their products.

17. Is there conservation of the habitat or protection of the biodiversity where the product is grown?

Loving Earth ensures that its products are cultivated in such a way as to help restore native ecosystems and use traditional permaculture systems.

Chemicals and Health

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

The product is organic and contains no artificial additives.

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

Loving Earth is an Australian Certified Organic processor.

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

Loving Earth ensures that its products are produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers, chemical pesticides and herbicides.

Social and Ethical

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

Loving Earth follows the 3 fundamental principles of Healthy, Sustainable and Fair, to source and develop all their products. Loving Earth ensures that its products are produced according to Fair Trade standards, and also empowers indigenous communities.

Coming soon, still busy eating…

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

Certified Organic Lip Delivery Nutrition by Intelligent Nutrients

Brand: Intelligent Nutrients

Attributes: Non-Toxic, No Animal Testing, Organic

Description: Intelligent Nutrients’ Certified Organic Lip Delivery Nutrition is a lip balm that is packed with anti-oxidants and free of petroleum-related components. It also uses food-based ingredients such as coconut, sunflower, castor seed and palm kernel oils and waxes.

The ingredients listed for this product are certified organic, contains Antioxidant Intellimune Seed Oil Complex, or contains Naturally Occurring Component of Organic Essential Oil Blend. It is also completely free of petrolatum, synthetic oils, lead, toxic minerals, parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, artificial fragrance and artificial flavors.

Ingredients: Beeswax, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Red Grape) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Ricinis Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Elaeis Guaneesis (Palm) Kernel Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil, Curcubita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Rosa Rubignosa (Rose Hips) Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Butryrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Vanilla Plantifolia Fruit Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Natual Orange Mint Flavor, Mentha Arvensis (Corn Mint) Leaf Oil, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Limonene, Eugenno, Isougenol, 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 12 points in the following 5 criteria (updated on 6 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 certified organic, and does not use petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, and artificial fragrance.

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

The product is USDA Certified Organic. The United States Department of Agriculture awards its seal to products whose total contents are 100% certified organic, or whose total contents are 95% certified organic where the remaining 5% of contents are drawn from a small, select number of ingredients that are not organically grown, and pose no known risk to health or environment.

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.

“Packaging wise, I thought it was too white and clinical and could have had a bit of colour on it. Other than that, the tube is small and convenient to carry around.

The product itself though, I have a bit of mixed feeling on it.

On one hand, it is easy to apply, unlike my previous lip balm where I had to put more applications. It is smooth and not greasy on the lips. And there is a slight minty taste as well. Also, with a great list of ingredients it had, I felt good that I was feeding my lips with something healthy.

On the other hand, while it gave instant hydration to the lips, and my lips were smooth for the next 3 to 4 hours, I wished it lasted a bit longer. Because after those few hours, and even applying it on a daily basis, my lips still returned to its dry state.”

- Nor Lastrina

Certified Organic Anti-Aging Serum (Travel Size) by Intelligent Nutrients

Brand: Intelligent Nutrients

Attributes: Non-Toxic, No Animal Testing, Organic

Description: Intelligent Nutrients’ Certified Organic Anti-Aging Serum is a light oil that improves the skin’s elasticity and brings it to a more radiant glow.

This product is USDA Certified Organic, uses food-grade ingredients, and contains Intellimune, which is an organic antionxidant that helps cells live longer while restoring skin’s collagen and elastin production. It is also completely free of silicones, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals and artificial fragrance.

Ingredients: Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Red Grape) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Nigella Savita (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil, Helichrysum Angusitofolium (Everlasting) Flower Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Canaga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Cistus Ladaniferus Oil, Beeswax/ Cera Alba, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Farnesol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicyclate, 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 12 points in the following 5 criteria (updated on 6 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 certified organic, and does not use petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, and artificial fragrance.

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

The product is USDA Certified Organic. The United States Department of Agriculture awards its seal to products whose total contents are 100% certified organic, or whose total contents are 95% certified organic where the remaining 5% of contents are drawn from a small, select number of ingredients that are not organically grown, and pose no known risk to health or environment.

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.

“In an earlier review, I mentioned that I’m not a fan of strong scents, and unfortunately this product has a stronger smell than the earlier product, so scent-wise, try to imagine a very strong herbal smell. It was not my favourite smell, but I could live with it.

I have oily skin and it was weird for me to put on more oil onto it, but somehow the oil was absorbed. And personally for me, after using it for a few days, I did feel like my skin got smoother. Also, I shared this product with my mum and she mentioned that she thought her fine lines, especially under the eye area was less visible.

We tried this product for about two weeks now and would stick with it longer to see its long term effects.”

- Nor Lastrina

Destress Express Certified Organic Spirit Essence by Intelligent Nutrients

Brand: Intelligent Nutrients

Attributes: Non-Toxic, No Animal Testing, Organic

Description: Intelligent Nutrients’ Destress Express Certified Organic Spirit Essence is a cooling and therapeutic aromatic spray for hair, body and your environment, and is formulated to relieve mental and physical stress. The special combination of peppermint, spearmint, ravintsara, cardamom, cinnamon, chamomile, lime, and vanilla and red raspberry flavors helps relieve tension and provide antiseptic, antibacterial, and antiviral properties.

This product is certified USDA Organic and and is also completely free of parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals and artificial fragrance.

Ingredients: Certified Organic Grain Alcohol, Certified Organic Ricinis Communis (Castor) Oil, Certified Organic Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Certified Organic Cinnamomum Camphora (Ravintsara) Leaf Oil, Certified Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Certified Organic Menthol, Certified Organic Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Certified Organic Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Oil, Certified Organic Vanilla Planifolia Fruit (Natural Flavor), Certified Organic Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry Natural Flavor Type), Certified Organic Chamomillia Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Certified Organic Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Certified Organice Limonen, Certified Organic Linalool, Certified Organic Eugenol, and Certified Organic 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 12 points in the following 5 criteria (updated on 6 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 certified organic, and does not use petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, and artificial fragrance.

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

The product is USDA Certified Organic. The United States Department of Agriculture awards its seal to products whose total contents are 100% certified organic, or whose total contents are 95% certified organic where the remaining 5% of contents are drawn from a small, select number of ingredients that are not organically grown, and pose no known risk to health or environment.

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.

“This peppermint-laced spray is a great pick me up for those tired days. This product is a great all-rounder that can be used by both genders for conditioning hair, an inhalant for sinus, a conditioner and deodorant for hair, and a calming spray for the body, among its other multitude of uses. I use this as a body spray, and it instantly lifts my mood. I look to it as my happy spray.”

- Olivia Choong

Certified Organic Total Body Elixir: Attune-Feel Good by Intelligent Nutrients

Brand: Intelligent Nutrients

Attributes:  Non-Toxic, No Animal Testing, Organic

Description: Intelligent Nutrients’ Certified Organic Total Body Elixir is a body massage and anti-aging oil with peppermint and ravintsara, carefully balanced with rose, geranium and petitgrain. This multifunctional certified organic oil uses Intellimune seed oil and other essential oils to take care of the cells and the system while it makes skin smooth. It is also completely free of mineral oil, parabens, phthalates or other petrochemicals.

The ingredients listed for this product are certified organic, contains Antioxidant Intellimune Seed Oil Complex, or contains Naturally Occurring Component of Organic Essential Oil Blend.

Ingredients: Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Ethyl Palmate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel 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 Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit (Natural Flavor), Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora (Ravintsara) Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Oil, Natural Pomegranate Flavor, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil, Elletaria Cardamomum (Cardamom) Seed Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetiver) Root Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Illicum Verum (Anise) Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Eugenol, and 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 12 points in the following 5 criteria (updated on 5 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 certified organic, and does not use petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, and artificial fragrance.

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

The product is USDA Certified Organic. The United States Department of Agriculture awards its seal to products whose total contents are 100% certified organic, or whose total contents are 95% certified organic where the remaining 5% of contents are drawn from a small, select number of ingredients that are not organically grown, and pose no known risk to health or environment.

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’m usually not a fan of anything with a strong scent but this product may have gotten into the exception book. The combination of peppermint, rose and other essential oils has a certain refreshing feel to it and gave a relaxing feeling.

While I cannot confirm its potential to smoothen the skin or its anti-aging benefits after only using it for a week, what I can say is that this is probably a good product to have at home for that weekly rub on.”

- Nor Lastrina Hamid

Crunchy Mint Dark Chocolate (Raw Organic) by Loving Earth

Brand: Loving Earth

Attributes: Fair Trade, Organic, Vegan

Description: Loving Earth’s Raw Organic Crunchy Mint Dark Chocolate is certified organic and the raw cacao used is rich in antioxidants, magnesium, mood elevators and anti-depressants. The chocolate bar is hand-made in Melbourne with single origin, certified organic raw cacao from Satipo, Peru, and sweetened with organic agave syrup. Tasmanian peppermint essential oil is added to get the mint chocolate flavour.

Ingredients: Organic raw cacao butter, Organic raw cacao powder, Organic raw agave syrup (dark), Organic raw cacao nibs, Peppermint oil, Himalayan crystal salt.

Loving Earth is a Melbourne-based company dedicated to sourcing the highest quality raw and organic foods from around the world.

Loving Earth’s 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 4 stars based on 8 points in the following 4 criteria (updated on 29 Dec 2011):

Business Sustainability

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

Loving Earth follow a strict policy of Healthy, Sustainable and Fair principles, to source and develop all their products.

Materials and Waste

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

The product is organic, and Loving Earth follows the 3 fundamental principles of Healthy, Sustainable and Fair, to source and develop all their products.

17. Is there conservation of the habitat or protection of the biodiversity where the product is grown?

Loving Earth ensures that its products are cultivated in such a way as to help restore native ecosystems and use traditional permaculture systems.

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 packaging for the chocolate bars is 100% biodegradable. The film wrapping is compostable certified film made from plant material. The box is made from 95% post consumer recycled material and printed with vegetable inks.

Chemicals and Health

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

The product is organic and contains no artificial additives.

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

Loving Earth is an Australian Certified Organic processor.

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

Loving Earth ensures that its products are produced without the use of synthetic fertilizers, chemical pesticides and herbicides.

Social and Ethical

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

Loving Earth follows the 3 fundamental principles of Healthy, Sustainable and Fair, to source and develop all their products. Loving Earth ensures that its products are produced according to Fair Trade standards, and also empowers indigenous communities.

“The dark chocolate tastes abit dry and takes some time to get used to. The cacao nibs give the chocolate bar an added crunchiness not found in normal chocolate, and the mint flavour leaves a refreshing taste in the mouth.

Appreciate the good effort by Loving Earth in using film wrapping that is compostable, and using a box packaging that is made from post consumer recycled material.”

- Eugene Tay

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