‘Tis the Season for LOVE GOODLY Deals

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Ditch the overflowing parking lots. Don’t walk through crowded malls. Skip the long lines! LOVE GOODLY has you covered this holiday season with a few deals you cannot miss. Time to stock up on vegan, nontoxic, and cruelty-free goodies for your shopping list (or to keep for yourself… we’re not judging)!

P.S. Want to save on shipping? You can combine 2 (or all 3) of the codes! Excludes the BFKINDRI deal.
While supplies last – limited quantities of KINDri, Little Barn, and Best Of Box.


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LOVE GOODLY Holiday Shipping 2017

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It’s the most wonderful (and the busiest) time of the year!

We want to make your LOVE GOODLY shopping experience a flawless one. To make things a tad easier, we hope the following holiday shipping information will help!


For orders placed prior to December 1 (subscription box/gift box orders only):

December/January boxes will start shipping on/around December 5 (possibly even earlier!) via DHL e-commerce and USPS First Class/First Class International. As noted in our Box FAQs, delivery is expected within an additional 2-10 business days.

For orders placed prior to December 1 (all other online shop orders):

All online shop orders, specialty gift box orders (i.e. The Best of LOVE GOODLY Box), etc. will ship within 1-2 business days via USPS First Class/First Class International.

For orders placed after December 1 (applies to all subscription orders and online shop orders):

Orders will ship within 1-2 business days via USPS First Class/First Class International. Delivery is expected within 1-5 business days (excluding Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories — delivery varies depending on location).

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Please note all orders ship via USPS First Class (delivery within 1-5 business days) or First Class International (estimated delivery within 2-3 weeks).*

For delivery at least by Saturday, December 23, please submit your orders no later than Monday, December 18 at 10:00am PST. Any orders placed after the deadline, we will do our best to ship on the same day it was placed — but we cannot make any promises if it will arrive before or by 12/23.

If you would like to upgrade your shipping service, please email [email protected] as soon as possible. Although these services are noted as “guaranteed,” we cannot predict any delays due to the postal service, weather, transportation, etc., so please keep in mind when upgrading your shipping service.*

Priority Mail – expected delivery within 1-3 business days
Priority Mail Express  – expected overnight delivery
Priority Mail International – estimated delivery within 6-10 business days
Priority Mail International Express – estimated delivery within 3-5 business days

There will be an additional shipping fee**

If you have any questions regarding shipping, please email [email protected] as soon as possible.


*Please note: we cannot predict any delays due to the postal service, weather issues, transportation, etc. For guaranteed delivery by a specific day, please upgrade your shipping service.
**The additional payment is required prior to shipping. For international orders, the shipping fee does not include any additional fees should it come across any duties, taxes, etc.

 

Consumer Safety Guide Updates!

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As all people do, when we purchase for the home (whether it is food, cleaning products, wellness items, etc.), we rely on the company and the government to bring to light any hazardous concerns we should be aware of. However, various findings and court proceedings show the opposite and that consumers themselves are the ones who are exposing the dangers of these products.

To help educate the public, Consumer Safety recently released an updated fact sheet of some commonly used products that are still on the market and not banned by the FDA or EDA.

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Talc in Baby Powder
Dangers​: Talcum powder has been linked to a higher risk of ovarian cancer & lung disease. Additionally, it can contain asbestos fibers, which have been linked with mesothelioma lung cancer.
Findings: ​Industry leader Johnson & Johnson has been at the center of the talc issue. Already, four juries have found in favor of plaintiffs who claimed their ovarian cancer was caused by prolonged use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower Powder. Reparations of up to $110 million have been ordered on behalf of the victims. Johnson & Johnson continues to deny any danger, and their talc-containing products are still available across the nation.
Regulatory Status:​ While the FDA does regulate talc in food products, cosmetic products are not currently required to be reviewed by the FDA. There is no federal ban on the use of talcum powder in cosmetic products, despite bans on the use of the ingredient by the European Union.

Teflon on Nonstick Pans
Dangers​:
Increased risk of kidney and testicular cancers, as well as thyroid disease. Higher levels of exposure have been linked with miscarriage and fertility issues or birth defects.
Findings: ​Teflon (brand name) maker DuPont has been found guilty in several personal injury and wrongful death suits after the chemical was found to have tainted water surrounding the plants where they made their nonstick coating for cookware. A paper released in 2015 called the Madrid Statement was signed by over 200 scientists from 40 countries and presented evidence that Teflon, created in part by chemicals called poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), is carcinogenic. Additionally, these toxins were confirmed both by independent scientists and DuPont’s in-house team to be released by the nonstick pans after just 2-5 minutes of heat on the stove.
Regulatory Status:​ The EPA has ruled that a substance closely lined to PFAS, perfluorinated compounds, is a likely carcinogen. In 2005, the EPA fined DuPont for hiding information on the health hazards associated with PFAS. In 2010, the EPA launched a voluntary program to encourage manufacturers to reduce, and by 2015, eliminate these chemicals in their products. Though the Teflon brand name is no longer used, non-stick coated pans containing PFAS are still widely available in the cookware aisle.

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Glyphosate in Weed Killer
Dangers​:
Both the WHO and, more recently, the State of California, have listed glyphosate as a probable carcinogen. Glyphosate exposure has also been linked with kidney and liver issues. While more pressing danger has been associated with RoundUp Weed Killer, the use of the pesticide in farming has resulted in finds of trace amounts on popular foods, like Quaker Oats and Cheerios.
Findings:​ Current litigation against Monsanto’s RoundUp product is ongoing, with dozens of plaintiffs claiming their cancer was caused by RoundUp usage. However, Monsanto recently lost a battle with the State of California to keep the ingredient off a list of known carcinogens. Monsanto is now required to label their product with warnings accordingly.
Regulatory Status:​ After being called out last year for not including glyphosate in annual testing practices, the FDA began testing the herbicide; however, the testing was shut down soon after. A new testing period has begun recently, likely as a result of increased pressure stemming from these lawsuits. The EPA previously published reports saying that glyphosate was not a likely carcinogen, but with new studies to the contrary, and with California’s recent decision to list glyphosate as a carcinogen, perhaps it is time to take a deeper look into the issue. The EPA sets “tolerances” for residue from pesticides like glyphosate that remain on food products; American standards allow in some cases double the amount of residue than what the European Union considers safe. 

You can also view all of the safety guides here.

We, at LOVE GOODLY, do our part by being transparent when it comes to sharing what is in each product! Using resources and databases such as the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics database and our list of banned ingredients, we thoroughly research each item before we include it inside our bi-monthly boxes or in our online shop.

 

Inside the October/November Box!

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We carefully curate each LOVE GOODLY box with healthier products, always vegan, nontoxic and cruelty-free beauty and skincare that you can use every day. Click here to learn more about banned ingredients.

Fall is here and we are celebrating with a new box! This month’s box features a 5 full-sized beauty & skincare products valued at $104. From a soothing mask to a beauty tool not to miss, scroll down to check out what’s inside…

Bellapierre Autumn Glow Mineral Blush, value $35 mb002_autumn_glow_2-500In a universally flattering color. This natural mineral blush gives you a beautiful, healthy glow or use it to extend a summer tan. Also great on darker skin tones as a luminous highlight. Can also be used as an eyeshadow or mix it with your clear lip balm to add some tint! Made from mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides. Cruelty-free, Vegan.

How to use: Tap a small amount of powder into the lid of the product using it as a pallet. Using a Blush Brush, dip the brush into the loose powder and tap the end of the brush on a surface to remove excess powder and apply to cheek bones.

100% Pure Blush Brush, value $197RFLycSTTAmHbpQicMxx_800xThe soft, bulb-shaped bristles of this cruelty-free blush brush are perfect for sweeping buildable coverage of formula onto cheeks. Can be used for powdered blush, bronzers or luminizers. Made with antibacterial synthetic fibers. Cruelty-free, Vegan.

Mindful Skincare Nourishing Blueberry Facial Mask, value $30

octnov-box-2A delicate cream mask that smells delicious, feels great, and leaves your skin glowing. Packed with nourishing ingredients like organic aloe vera, green tea, vegan hyaluronic acid, and organic blueberries. Great for all skin types. Full size, lasts 4-6 weeks. Cruelty-free, nontoxic, gluten-free, vegan.

How to use: spread smoothly onto face and neck, leave on for 10 minutes, and wash off.

Mr. B’s Necessities Calm Aromatherapy, value $11.95octnov-box-4This all natural aromatherapy, handcrafted in the U.S. blends a soothing mix of lavender, orange, sweet almond oil, jojoba, and spruce essential oils. Full-size 0.5 oz. Cruelty-free, Vegan, nontoxic.

How to use: apply on neck, temples, feet or chest to help calm and prepare the body for sleep.

Moondani Mystic Mint Breath Spray, value $8.50octnov-box-3Your most important purse accessory! All natural breath spray including cardamom, fennel, and ginger. Cruelty-free, vegan, nontoxic.

How to use: shake well before using. Spary 1 or 2 times in the mouth to cleanse and freshen breath.

This month’s box is supporting Farm Sanctuary, whose mission is to protect farm animals from cruelty, and promote compassionate vegan living. Click here to subscribe.

A picture may say a thousand words, but we can’t possibly convey the quality, taste, and feel of these products. Want to try them for yourself? You can subscribe to the box here, or purchase the one-time gift box here.

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Juicing For Your Health

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We know sometimes it’s hard to eat our fruits and vegetables. Juicing is a delicious way to get them in! Juicing also gives your stomach a break from digesting solid foods while still in taking more essential vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients.

Not all juices are created equal. The best and most nutritious kinds of juices to buy are those that are organic, cold pressed, and contains no added sugars or other ingredients. Cold pressed juices taste better and are more nutritious than regular juices because during the juicing process, enzymes in the fruits and vegetables are not destroyed. When we are out and about, we like to grab Suja’s organic, cold-pressed juices.

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If juice is something you would like to incorporate into your diet more regularly, it would be beneficial and financially more sound to invest in a juicing machine. There are three types of common juicers:

  • Centrifugal juicers: These machines are the least expensive option. Centrifugal extractors chop and crush the input with a high spinning blade, extracting juices from the pulp using centrifugal force. However, the blades generate a lot of heat, which destroys the enzymes in the input, rendering the juice less nutritious. This is a great blender if you’re looking for something that does the job and not picky about lost nutrients.
  • Masticating juicers: These juicers crush your input and squeezes out as much juice as possible. That being said they extract juice at a much slower rate. Masticating juicers also process nuts so you can make your favorite plant-based milks. They are quitter than centrifugal juicers and more efficient.
  • Triturating juicers: The best of the best, but also the priciest! Triturating juicers have twin gears that crush the input in between, producing the maximum amount of juice and a very dry pulp. There is little to no foam in the juice and it preserves almost all nutrients.
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Many juice bars sell one, three, or five day juice cleanses. Juice cleanses don’t necessarily “detox” or “clean” our bodies nor will they help us lose sustainable weight. In essence, you are simply consuming fruits and vegetables without their fiber for however many days. But done with the right intentions, juice cleanses can be a great tool to resetting your body from previous eating habits. They also give your stomach a break while still being sustained by the nutrients and vitamins of the juice.

Happy Juicing!

Vegan Beauty Travel Essentials for the Skin

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Airplane air is dry and often leaves our skin dry, patchy and dehydrated. It would be ideal to bring our whole skin care regime onto the plane but as we know, we can only bring a limited amount of creams and liquids onto planes. Here are a few travel friendly vegan beauty products that will take care of your skin 36,000 miles above ground.

Hurraw! Lip Balm 

A good vegan lip balm is a must -have when traveling. Hurraw! lip balms are non-toxic, vegan, and uses 100% organic ingredients to create a balm that glides on silky smooth and moisturizes the lips without drying after effects. They come in an assortment of flavors such as vanilla, grapefruit, and chocolate.

OSEA Travel-Sized Ocean Lotion

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You can never go wrong with a travel size body moisturizer. OSEA is powered by the belief that all the ingredients we need for healthy skin is given to us in abundance by Mother Nature. No need for chemicals like Benzoyl Peroxide or Hydroquinone. The ocean and its natural ingredients are the inspiration behind the brand. OSEA Ocean lotion is packed with mineral-rich Patagonian algae, kukui oil, avocado oil, shea butter, and rosehip. These oils leave your skin feeling hydrated and soft. Perfect for all skin types.

100% Pure Bright Eyes Mask 

100% Pure bright eye masks helps brighten and de-puff the eyes. It is a perfect vegan mask to use anytime along the flight. This eye mask is “composed from 95% organic aloe water) and 5% plant cellulose made to intensely hydrate.”

OSEA Sea Vitamin Boost

OSEA’s Sea Vitamin Boost mist is perfect to use before or after flying. It provides a surge of hydration for dull, thirsty skin. The mist contains antioxidant-rich Organic Algae, Resveratrol and Pomegranate. 

KINDri Organic Beauty Oil Deluxe Travel 

As founder of the Los Angeles brand, Robin McDonald believes in health and balance of the skin by using solely organic ingredients to nourish the skin. Robin McDonald’s clients including Charlize Theron have seen the benefits of using KINDri. KINDri means kindness to yourself, to your skin and to the environment.

KINDri’s beauty oils are perfect for summer travels. They consist of organic oils such as Prickly Pear Seed oil, Argan oil, Pumpkin oil, Carrot oil, Grape Seed oil and Pine Grapefruit. A few drops of this fast absorbing oil will take care of your skin and hair. Not to mention it smells amazing!

Sleep Healthy – Organic Cotton Sheets

We strive to adopt a healthy and ethical lifestyle not just in our beauty and skincare and food, but also in our home. So we were thrilled to discover SOL Organics’ sheets.

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So soft and inviting!

We all know buying organic cotton clothes and organic food is better for the planet, but we knew we were coming up short when it came to our sheets. Organic sheets are gaining popularity as people are aware of chemicals used in everyday products including bedding. Organic sheets are better for the planet. Pesticides to grow conventional cotton can enter the food chain through water run off and can affect the local farming communities. Organic sheets feel better as the fabric has had less contact with harsh chemicals. Organic sheets are not only durable but also biodegradable. Organic sheets are higher quality as the cotton is picked by hand and not washed with chemicals.

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SOL Organics is also safe for babies!

Sleeping in comfort is a necessity in our homes and SOL Organics‘ sheets more than fit the bill. The first thing we both noticed was they are super soft and feel very luxurious – so comfy that our entire families were excited (see last photos!). And since we both love the color gray, we both had to have the dove gray sheets and duvet set (though we both also love the darker Steel Gray color and White as well).  Add to that the commitment to ethical and sustainable manufacturing, we are now completely obsessed with this brand.  Don’t you want to sleep comfortably (and healthier) too?

But it’s what’s behind this brand that makes it truly stand out. SOL Organics has a mission they call “Ethically made from Seed to Sheet.” They are certified fair trade, sourced from Kisan Samiti Farms, Central India. The super soft sheets are made from organic, non-GMO cotton. The crops are only rain-fed, using only natural fertilizers and no child labor. From there the sheets are crafted in their FLO Certified Factory (assuring fairness throughout global supply chains). They only use low impact eco-friendly dyes, reducing water usage. Then the final product comes packed in a re-usable bag made from fabric, natural coconut buttons and FSC certified recycled packaging.

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This company passes on cost savings to consumers by removing distributors and selling direct. Their web site details how they are able to pass the cost savings to consumers they call the “Fair Price” model. We are sold!

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Even Justine’s rescue dog Snoopy and Katie’s rescue cat Gus love SOL Organics‘ soft sheets!

 

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Inside the August/September Box!

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We carefully curate each LOVE GOODLY box with healthier products, always vegan, nontoxic and cruelty-free beauty and skincare that you can use every day. Click here to learn more about banned ingredients.

This month’s August/September box features a full-sized KINDri Organic Beauty Oil, one of our favorite beauty oils, and a Johnny Concert glamour eyeshadow in 10 various colors perfect for Fall and all-year round. The box has a retail value of $82.

Now, scroll down to see what’s inside!

KINDri Los Angeles Organic Beauty Oil, value $45

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Our all-time favorite beauty oil including Argan, pumpkin, and grapefruit — effective, certified organic, light citrus-y smell and fast-absorbing from celeb-fave esthetician. Try using as an eye makeup remover. Nontoxic, vegan, sustainable, organic, made in the USA, fair trade, cruelty-free.

Johnny Concert Glamour Eyeshadow, value $15

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With expressive rich colors, Johnny Concert uses skin-soothing botanicals, natural, and certified organic ingredients. 10 assorted shades. Certified vegan, cruelty-free, and made in the USA. Subscribers have the chance to pick their own color! Please refer to your order confirmation email for more information.

Red & Howling, Custom Frenchie Print, value $9

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This framable print made exclusively for us by Red & Howling who has a deep love for animals and for our planet. Their designer is the co-founder of Adopt-a-Pet.com and a Be Kind activist. Handmade in the USA.

Z Natural Life Deodorant, value $9.99

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We love this natural botanical essential oils deodorant as it keeps us fresh after working out. Free of toxins like aluminum, certified vegan, and Leaping Bunny approved.

Garden of Life Organic Plant-Based Protein Bar in Sea Salt Caramel, value $2.95

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Delicious! Delivering 20 grams of complete multi-sources, organic plant protein, and 10 grams of soluble fiber, they are Certified USDA Organic, NSF Certified for Sport, Non-GMO Project Verified. Certified Vegan and Certified Gluten-Free.

This month’s box is supporting Farm Sanctuary, whose mission is to protect farm animals from cruelty, and promote compassionate vegan living. Click here to subscribe.

A picture may say a thousand words, but we can’t possibly convey the quality, taste, and feel of these products. Want to try them for yourself? You can subscribe to the box here, or purchase the one-time gift box here.

Subscribe now!
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7 Hidden Animal Ingredients in Beauty Products

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You are standing in the store for what seems like hours trying to decipher the list of ingredients on the back of a shampoo bottle. Is this vegan? We know why choosing vegan and cruelty- free products matter. But finding vegan beauty products can get hard and intimidating. We have compiled a list of common hidden animal ingredients (some may be a bit explicit) in beauty products to help you make the most mindful decision for yourself and the planet.

Lanolin
Lanolin is commonly found in various creamy skin care products like moisturizers, conditioners, and lipsticks. It is a wax product produced by glands of wool-bearing animals and extracted from their wool. Sheep are commonly used to get Lanolin for beauty products. Like animals kept for their fur, these sheep are crammed into hot spaces, used and slaughtered. Lanolin is also known as Lanolate, Lanogene, Laneth, Lanolin alcohols, Lanosterols, Aliphatic Alcohol, Cholesterin, wool wax and wool fat.

Cysteine
Cysteine can be found in hair care and cream products. It is an amino acid from various kinds of animal hair. Cysteine can also be found in baked goods and healing ointments.

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Estrogen
Commonly found in perfumes, creams and lotions. In beauty products, estrogen is a type of drug from pregnant horse urine. It is also used in birth control pills and for reproductive problems.

Carmine
Cochineal bugs live on cactuses and feed on red berries. Female cochineals and their eggs are collected by the thousands and boiled. Once boiled and dried, they are crushed, producing a bright red pigment. This dye is used in beauty products that require color like lipstick and blush. Carmine is also known as Cochineal, Carminic acid, and Dactylopius Coccus Extract. 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Palette uses fruit and vegetable pigments as an alternative.

Gelatin
Leftover tendons, skin, bones and ligaments of cows and pigs are boiled to make gelatin. Gelatin is not only found in nail products, face masks and shampoos, but also in common sweets like candy, Jell-O and marshmallows.

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Tallow
Tallow is created by boiling slaughtered animals until a fat substance arises. It is used in lipsticks, foundations soaps, paint, crayons, etc.… yuck! Tallow is also known as Fatty acids, Sodium salts, and Stearic acid.

Keratin
The protein of grinded up hooves, horns, feathers, and hairs of other animals make up keratin. Keratin is in shampoos, hair and nail treatment products. It is also known as animal protein, Hydrolyzed protein, Cheratina, Detoxin, and Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl. LVX nail polish is Keratin –free.

LOVE GOODLY makes the search for 100% vegan beauty products effortless. From foundations, lipsticks, to face cleansers and moisturizers, LOVE GOODLY provides 100% vegan and cruelty-free products.