Elemental Herbs: 20-40% Off Select Products!

 

Hey Elemental Herb fans! Great news! Our sale has been extended until December 21st!

We are offering 20-40% off select products. Also, if you buy one sunscreen, you’ll get a FREE sunstick, one of our most popular new items.

Head to our online shop now!

Happy holidays everyone!

 

Elemental Herbs: News of the Week

What do you think of these stats? According to an article on Treehugger.com:

  • The House of Representatives averaged more than one anti-environmental vote for every day the House was in session in 2011.
  • More than one in five of the legislative roll call votes taken in 2011 – 22% – were votes to undermine environmental protections.
  • On average, 228 Republican members of the House – 94% of the Republican members – voted for the anti-environment position during these roll call votes. On average, 164 Democratic members of the House – 86% of the Democratic members – voted for the pro-environment position.

To read the article in full, click here.

 

Donating 1% for the Planet

The idea that businesses can have a major effect on the health of the planet is very important to us here at Elemental Herbs. It isn’t just in theory; through 1% for the Planet we donate 1% of our revenue to their member organizations. The donations benefits environmental organizations, including Save our Snow, United Plant Savers and Rainforest Action Network.

“This is a big deal because by working with 1% for the Planet we are not donating a percentage of our profits, but 1% of every sale,” said Caroline Duell,  Elemental Herbs’ founder and president. “We have hand-picked the organizations that we support. Save our Snow is our Activist Athlete Alison Gannet’s organization. United Plant Savers’ is a natural fit for us to support as they restore critical habitat for threatened medicinal wild plants. RAN is just badass and we love what they do.”

Since 2002, 1% for the Planet has been inspiring members of the business community to contribute 1% of sales to environmental groups around the world with the idea that this growing alliance of companies will see not only their self-worth rise, but their net worth climb as well.

To learn more about 1% for the Planet and how your company can get involved, click here.

Elemental Herbs Holiday Sale

 

Looking for something healthy and green to stuff into those stockings this Christmas? Wondering how to fufill your gift-giving for all eight days of Hanukkah? Don’t fret. Elemental Herbs is having a HUGE holiday sale!

Until December 18th, we are offering 20-40% off select products. Also, if you buy one sunscreen by the 18th, you’ll get a FREE sunstick, one of our most popular new items.

Log onto our online shop now, ’cause, let’s face it, the gifts don’t buy themselves.

Happy holidays everyone!

 

Elemental Herbs: News of the Week

What do you think?

In a study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences, analyzing the effects of genetically modified foods on mammalian health, researchers found that agricultural giant Monsanto’s GM corn is linked to organ damage in rats.

According to the study, which was summarized by Rady Ananda at Food Freedom, “Three varieties of Monsanto’s GM corn – Mon 863, insecticide-producing Mon 810, and Roundup® herbicide-absorbing NK 603 – were approved for consumption by US, European and several other national food safety authorities.”

To read the article on HuffingtonPost.com, click here

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Elemental Herbs Crowned ‘Champion’ by Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

“We are the champions! We are the champions!” Well, really, we are just one of 321 champions but we still can’t get that darn Queen song out of our heads.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ recent Market Shift report has bestowed Elemental Herbs with “Champion” status, indicating that we are one of hundreds of cosmetic and personal care companies that has met the goals of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics.

The Compact for Safe Cosmetics is a voluntary pledge to avoid chemicals that are banned in other countries, to avoid harmful ingredients whenever possible and to fully disclose product ingredients to help consumers make educated choices about what they put in and on their bodies.

According to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ website, more than 1,500 companies signed the Compact between 2004 until 2011 when The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics closed the Compact. The research team at Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database developed tools for tracking each company’s compliance with the goals of the Compact. These tools were used to determine the 321 “Champion” companies. Another 111 companies were given the titles of “Innovators,” indicating that they have made significant progress toward those goals.

This is fabulous for you, the consumer. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is working with the cosmetics industry and lawmakers to pass the Safe Cosmetics Act, which would make it illegal to sell products made with the hazardous chemicals that are currently prevalent in conventional personal care products.

For more on Market Shift and to view a list of the companies, click here.

Thanks to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics for this recognition. We’ve always known that Elemental Herbs is a natural beauty but now everyone else knows it too!

 

Making Fair Trade Fair Game

For those of us who care about the well-being of farm workers, it is a scary time in the world of fair trade.

Fair Trade USA has decided to cut its ties with Fair Trade International to give itself the freedom to make changes in what kinds of products get its certification. Critics says that the changes will dilute the standards to the point of making the fair trade certification worthless, all while putting small scale farmers at risk. Fair Trade USA insists the changes will benefit poor farmers around the world and make it easier for large corporations to distribute goods that meet fair trade standards.

Read this recent New York Times article and decide for yourselves. Will the changes Fair Trade USA is making improve the lives of poor, small-scale farmers or will it just serve the interest of large corporations? Let us know what you think.

A tempest in a coffee pot is bubbling in the world of “fair trade,” the socially responsible food movement that seeks to lift farmers in the developing world out of poverty by offering them a premium for crops like coffee, cocoa and bananas. And the fight will soon reach your local Starbucks, Wal-Mart and Whole Foods.

Fair Trade USA, the movement’s leading advocate in the United States, angered critics by saying it would cut its ties at year’s end with the main international fair trade group and make far-reaching changes in the sorts of products that get its seal of approval.

To read the rest of this article on NYT.com, click here.