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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, why not express your love for your mom at a lower environmental price?

We’ve listed down eight eco-friendly shops where your purchase can both protect Mother Nature and your own mom from toxins found in the usual store-bought items.

1) THE BODY SHOP

The store was founded in 1976 when entrepreneur Dame Anita Roddick started selling around 25 hand-mixed naturally inspired products in in Brighton, England. To date, the company claims that their products are made with the finest raw ingredients that prioritize the health of people, animals and the planet.

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(photo source: mallcribs.com)

YOUR MOM WILL LOVE:
Color Crush Nail Colors
(Php 350) – It’s happiness literally right at your mom’s fingertips!

Color Crush Nail Colors comes in 18 different nature-inspired shades, such as cupid pink, apricot kiss and minty amour. These bottles of colorful nail polish contain marula oil instead of diphenyl phosphate commonly found in nail polish. Diphenyl phosphate, which makes products more flexible and less brittle, is found to cause reproductive and development disorders based on animal studies. Meanwhile, marula oil comes from the ripened fruit of a tree native to many parts of South Africa.

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LOCAL BRANCHES: They have 59 stores all over the country located in Baguio City, Pampanga, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Iloilo, Cebu, Batangas, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod and Cebu.

CONTACT: Customer.Care@thebodyshop.com.ph
http://thebodyshop.com.ph.

2) ECHOSTORE

 

 ECHO stands for Environment, Community, Hope, and Organization. Their stores aim to gather local Filipino products that represent the company’s ideals of health, fair trade, and care for the environment. Each product highlights and supports our cultural traditions, the artisan skills of our craftsmen, and the products of our farmers.

echo store (photo from: echostore.ph)

YOUR MOM WILL LOVE:
Health Ts (Php 699)
– If your mom loves a soothing cup of tea, then ECHOstore’s Honest Herbs are for her! Choose from the four variants: malunggay and turmeric, lemongrass and pandan, banaba and guyabano, and lagundi and guyabano.

echo store 2 (photo from: shop.echostore.ph)

Natural Laundry Granules (Php 195) – These are ultra-concentrated natural laundry granules that promise to effectively clean clothes. Unlike regular detergents that contaminate water sources such as rivers and oceans, this product is free from synthetic fragrances and is also biodegradable.

echo store (photo from: echostore.ph)

LOCAL BRANCHES: The ECHOstore has eight branches located in Makati, Taguig, Mandaluyong, Quezon City, Cebu, Antipolo and Iloilo.

CONTACT: (+632) 901.3485
echostoresalcedo@gmail.com

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3) HUMAN NATURE

This local brand aims to be world-class while using local ingredients for its products. Human Nature is proud to be pro-Philippines, pro-poor and pro-environment.

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(photo from: inquirer.net)

YOUR MOM WILL LOVE:
Lipstick Dou
(Php 650) – Time to let your mom’s beauty shine with this luxurious fusion of cocoa butter, sunflower seed oil, passion fruit seed oil and natural vitamin E, which are all skin-friendly ingredients. Many do not know that ordinary lipsticks contain lead and toxic metal elements to create pigments. In 2007, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics of America conducted a study that detected lead in 66% of 33 lipstick brands. Medical experts say that there is no safe level of lead in the blood, and prolonged accumulative exposure to it can cause mental impairment. In the environment, lead deposits can prevent normal biochemical processes.

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LOCAL BRANCHES: Human Nature has stores in Metro Manila, Rizal, Baguio, Dagupan, Cavite, Muntinlupa, Cabanatuan, Batangas, Bulacan, Olongapo, Pampanga, Laguna, Butuan, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Bohol, Cebu and Iligan.

CONTACT: (02) 224-2223, 0917-596-5904
humanheartnature.com

4) HEALTHY OPTIONS

This company envisions a healthier world where people can enjoy longer, richer, and more fulfilling lives by taking control of their health. Their core values involve health, people, innovation, sustainability, local community and wealth.

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YOUR MOM WILL LOVE:
Organic Juices (Php 299-800) – Lakewood Basics Organic Juices are as healthful as they are pure. Give your mom a quick boost in nutrition with any of its flavorful blends. Unlike juices from inorganically-grown fruits and plants, organic juices contribute to better health because these don’t use synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.

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(photo from: Healthy Options Philippines Facebook)

LOCAL BRANCHES: You can find Healthy Options in Makati, Mandaluyong, Manila, Muntinlupa, Pampanga, Pasay, Quezon City, Laguna, Taguig, Cagayan de Oro, Davao City and Cebu.

CONTACT: (02) 729-6105, (02) 920-9267
healthyoptions.com.ph

5) KIEHL’S

Originally founded in New York 160 years ago, the company boasts of its naturally-derived ingredients.

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YOUR MOM WILL LOVE:
Super Multi-Corrective Cream SPF 30 (Php 3,650 for 50 ml) – This multi-targeted and anti-aging moisturizer that lifts, smoothens, sculpts, moisturizes and retexturizes skin also protects your mom from UV rays. It doesn’t contain paraben, a preservative used in cosmetic products, making it safe for sensitive skin. According to Costmeticsinfo.org forms of parabens interfere with the functioning of the endocrine system, specifically glandular activity and hormone production.

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LOCAL BRANCHES: Makati, Pasig, Pasay and Quezon City

CONTACT: (02) 823-2425, (02) 728-9561
costumer.care@ph.loreal.com

6) LEYENDE

Since 2008, Leyende has been producing handmade, natural, and organic facial, bath and body products. Following eco-friendly and artisanal principles, Leyende is dedicated to producing sulphate-free, natural and organic products in the Philippines.

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YOUR MOM WILL LOVE:
Rapunsilk Pearl Shampoo (Php 350) – This is a moisturizing shampoo with pearl essence and organic macadamia nut oil. It has ilang-ilang extract that helps stimulate follicles. Leyende guarantees products that are free from sulphate that allows soaps, shampoos and body washes to separate dirt and oil from human skin or hair. However, sulphate can threaten our water sources, since it cannot be effectively removed using conventional water treatment processes.

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LOCAL BRANCHES: Leyende participates in bazaars but is more known for its online shop and cash-on-delivery feature.

CONTACT: 908-4555
leyende.com
info@leyende.com

 7) MESSY BESSY

Established in 2007, Messy Bessy is committed to “clean your homes without harming your health and polluting the planet.”

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YOUR MOM WILL LOVE:
Yoga Love Healing Cream
(Php 350) – Perfect for your physically active mom, this chamomile-rich cream provides temporary relief from aching muscles or joints. Its cooling effect matched with soothing chamomile oil can also open and relax the senses during a massage.

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LOCAL BRANCHES: Messy Bessy has kiosks in Makati, Taguig, Quezon City and Manila.

CONTACT: (632) 502-7176, 0917-5607-871
messybessyinfo@gmail.com
messybessy.com

8) MILEA

Milea’s products do not contain parabens, mineral oils, paraffin and other synthetic chemicals. While building relations with small farmers, bee growers and other local manufacturers, Milea hopes to see the Philippines as one of the major producers of world-class care products using local ingredients.

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YOUR MOM WILL LOVE:
Coco Sugar (Php 195 ) – For the sweet-toothed mom, coconut sugar offers more vitamins and minerals compared to white table sugar. It contains trace amounts of Vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and copper. It has also a low-glycemic impact and less fructose.

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(photo source: milea.com.ph)

LOCAL BRANCHES: Milea can be found at the Herbal Garden in Quezon Memorial Circle.
You can view its bazaar schedules on milea.ph/calendar or order online.
CONTACT: (02) 806-1725 / 708-0590 / 0917-8888-439
milea.ph@gmail.com

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