Green to me means not littering, recycling, and being good to the planet. It’s the only one we’ve got! If you want to be green, the first step is to start recycling. At school, we have recycling bins in every classroom, especially the art room. The Girl Scouts have a pick-up-trash day, and Wednesday is our special walk day so we don’t project fuel or carbon dioxide into the air. The [school] food is not exactly natural. Cafeteria food is too processed, and I have a feeling fried food is not exactly healthy! I bring a lunchbox to school and pack my food in re-usable containers instead of plastic baggies. Another way to re-use and recycle is to shop at vintage stores. I like to see what clothing I can find.
My Aunt Mary, a.k.a., the founder and editor in chief of this magazine, asked me to go shopping for kids’ natural beauty products. Of course I said “yes!” Who wouldn’t? Here’s what I picked.
1 Nature’s Gate Kids Block SPF 30 (Giggle Berry)
I picked sun block because the bottle said “KIDS.” My favorite thing about the product was the smell. My least favorite thing was that it took awhile to sink in. I’d buy it again, though and recommend it to a friend.
2 Badgers Certified Organic Cocoa Butter Lip Balm (Lime Rocket)
I got this lip balm because it’s called Lime Rocket. Before I put it on, it felt like rubber. After, it felt sandy, but smooth. My favorite thing about it was the name. My least favorite thing was the texture.
3 Kiss My Face Obsessively Natural Kids Shampoo & Conditioner (Orange U Smart)
This was shampoo and conditioner combined. It smelled like oranges. My favorite thing about it was the color: orange and white combined. My least favorite thing about it was that when I opened it, it squirted out at me. I wouldn’t buy it again.
4 Earth Therapeutics Anti-Bacterial Complexion Towel
I bought the complexion towel because I hadn’t gotten any facial products. It felt soft on my skin before I put water on it. Then it felt all goopy. My favorite thing about it was the way it felt dry on my skin. My least favorite thing about it was that it gets too soapy.
5 Nature’s Gate Pomegranate Sunflower Velvet Moisture Body Wash
I thought I needed more body products. This one is scented Pomegranate Sunflower, which was my favorite thing about it. My least favorite thing about it was that the bottle only shows pomegranate, not the sunflower.
6 ShiKai All Natural Hand & Body Lotion (Coconut) I bought this hand and body lotion because the bottle said “All Natural.” It felt like regular body lotion before I put it on. After, it felt all gooey. It smells like coconut, but not regular coconut. My favorite thing about it was that when you put it on your hands, you can actually feel them getting softer.
7 Rainbow Bubble Bath, Tropical Rain
If you like bubble baths, you will love this product. It is—BUBBLE BATH! It’s supposedly scented Tropical Rain. My favorite thing about it was that it’s a bubble bath. My least favorite thing was that you can’t smell anything.
8 Aura Cacia Lavender Harvest Mineral Bath
This bubble bath is like bath salts. I got it because, well, who doesn’t like a good bath? It smells like lavender, which was my favorite thing about it. Before I tested it, it felt powdery. I couldn’t feel it in the bath, but I could feel the grittiness on the bottom of the tub. I’d buy it again for a relaxing time in the bath.
9 Sante Naturkosmetik, Shiny Lavender 55
I like nail polish, and this felt the same, but it smelled stronger than other nail polish. My favorite thing about it was the color, purple. My least favorite thing was that it’s too see through for me.
My Favorite Product My favorite product was the Tropical Rain Bubble Bath, because, it just relaxed me. It made me feel calm after a stressful day. Wouldn’t you love that type of product? Bubbles floating over you…Bliss. So, that’s it. I got the products at Whole Foods Market. Oh, and thanks to my Auntie Mary for asking me to write this.