4 Eco Picks By A Beauty Expert
Committed to making a difference today? Here’s who and what you absolutely need to know.
As a founder of eco-conscious beauty brand, Ajai Alchemy, I am on a crusade to protect our dear Mother Earth. There was a time when I lived like a zombie, never looking at labels, caring where products were made, or thinking of how my choices were affecting the environment. When I hit rock bottom with my own health, experiencing everything from thyroid imbalance and weight gain, to PCOS and food allergies, I began to realize everything I put in and on my body was affecting the way I felt. My health issues opened my eyes, and I started to make conscious choices to support a healthier planet.
As I cleaned up my own internal and external environments, I’ve found myself surrounded by eco-conscious businesses and savvy friends. Together we have made it our mission to support a gorgeously eco-glam lifestyle!
My mission is to make this lifestyle simple and easy for everyone else, too.
Committed to making a difference? Here’s who and what you need to know:
An Inspiring Woman
Nicole Granato is a certified Health and Wellness Coach with a passion for helping people enhance their overall quality of life. She focuses on curing and treating people with polycystic ovarian syndrome based on her own healing experience.
Her supplements range from an everyday Detox to a Women’s Multi Vitamin, and she has a beautiful collection of loose leaf teas that include herbal blends (you must try Lazy Days!) and gunpowder green tea.
Her supplements are nutrient dense, vegan, and gluten free. Packed with powerful antioxidants and super foodsalike , her products will leave you feeling your very best everyday.
She designs her supplements with all-organic, ethically and sustainably-sourced, unique herbs that focus on balancing hormones and improving clear skin, digestion, energy, fertility, bowel movements, sleep, your nervous system and your overall feeling of vitality. Her supplements are nutrient dense, vegan, and gluten-free. Packed with powerful antioxidants and super foods alike, her products will leave you feeling your very best everyday. All her teas are sourced from their motherland, and everything is 100% fair trade.
Nicole also makes candles that smell absolutely divine – and have healing properties for mother earth and you! Her candles 100% organic, made with beeswax and therapeutic grade essential oils sourced from some of the highest quality distilleries in the world. Her candles restore energy levels, grounds the soul and relaxes the body & mind with its infusion of Lavender, Frankincense, Chamomile and Cedarwood essential oils.
A Facial Product You’ll Love
At Ajai, the only ingredients you’ll find in our products are pure, therapeutic-grade, organic, and wildcrafted essential oils.
Ajai Alchemy is my own 100% organic beauty line inspired by healing from an autoimmune thyroid condition. At Ajai, we are committed to purity and the life force of you and Mother Earth. The only ingredients you’ll find in our products are pure, therapeutic-grade, organic, and wildcrafted essential oils. None of our products are tested on animals.
We use recycled, eco-sustainable packaging so that we leave the smallest carbon footprint. We have also created a special incentive program that encourages our community to recycle their bottles by giving them a loyalty discount on their next order.
Grace Hair + Face Serum is excellent for giving you an all over glow and sensual fragrance. The natural tint of pure organic rose hip seed oil adds a sexy shimmer to skin, and prevents and clears breakouts. The geranium, patchouli, and sandalwood essential oils have sensual and feminine properties with rich aphrodisiac and sedative effects! When you apply Grace generously to your hair, face and body, you’ll notice an all-day seductive glow that makes you smell like love.
Waste Less: Add These to Your Closet
The maternity option from Le Tote now lets you rent clothing on a monthly subscription that can accommodate your growing belly.
This one is a hack shared by my dear friend, Greta Eagan, founder of Fashion me Green: “With more than a few of my girlfriends getting pregnant, I felt it could be useful to share some eco ways of staying stylish during (and after) those special nine months.” Meet Le Tote Maternity, a brand that lets you rent clothing on a monthly subscription, easily accommodating your growing belly.
Not expecting? It’s a similar concept to Rent the Runway, so you’ll find a whole world of non-maternity clothes here too. Sharing fashion and wasting less has never been so dreamy!
Storq has the best ethics – they are designed and made locally with sustainable fabrics, and feature a textile take-back program. It’s totally brilliant.
Storq is another amazing find that Greta discovered. “I’ve honestly lost count of how many times I have gifted a Storq item to an expecting friend. They have the best ethics – they are designed and made locally with sustainable fabrics, and feature a textile take-back program. It’s totally brilliant. Best of all, their pieces are staple basics that you’ll love during and immediately after pregnancy.”
My favorite part about Storq is that everything is tag-free! That’s a forest of trees saved, and we love that.
Favorite Spa Hack: 7-Free Nail Polish
Harsh chemicals lurk everywhere, make your salon experience chemical-free by following this one simple step. Next time you go for your mani-pedi, bring your own eco-chic polish – your precious health will thank you. This study shows that the toxic chemicals in most nail salon polishes may affect hormone regulation, metabolism, reproduction and development.
Each shade was curated with great purpose and functionality. With these four colors, you’ll be able to tap into the full spectrum of healing energies, all while looking and feeling your best.
My go-to is the Floss Gloss Blessed Power Set curated by my friend Alyson Charles, Rockstar Shaman. It is 100% FREE of the 7 harsh chemicals typically found in nail polish. Made in California, Floss Gloss is proud to be formulated without Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Triphenyl Phosphate (TPHP) or Xylene.
Whenever you buy this product, a portion of all sales will go toward Amazon Jungle conservation! Each shade was curated with great purpose and functionality. With these four colors, you’ll be able to tap into the full spectrum of healing energies, all while looking and feeling your best.
Each *Blessed Power Set* also includes a stick of Palo Santo, sourced sustainably in Peru.
These examples mark the mere beginning of this bold new wave of style and sustainability. The more influencers, businesses and beauty brands make the commitment to ethical and eco-conscious sourcing and ingredients, the healthier our world will be. Glamorous doesn’t to come at the price of our precious planet.
Fern Olivia is the founder of Thyroid Yoga® and Ajai Alchemy.
Combining her education in Biomedical Engineering with her studies in yoga and integrative nutrition, Fern Olivia has created Thyroid Yoga®, a unique approach to supporting thyroid health.
In addition to teaching, retreats, events, and speaking on the topics of holistic health and self-expression, her course is a best-seller on MindBodyGreen and she trains wellness leaders and practitioners in her Thyroid Yoga® training, now available internationally. Fern Olivia is also the founder of Ajai Alchemy, an all organic essential oil fragrance brand specifically formulated with synergistic hormone balancing and aphrodisiac benefits.
Through her authentic storytelling, media platforms, and new TV show, Sensual Intelligence, Fern Olivia has inspired a mass movement of conscious self-expression and holistic health.