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7 Best Green Products Of 2016

posted in Beauty
11/02/2016
  • Since we’ve launched our natural and organic marketplace, we want to recognize a handful of our favorite companies that majorly impressed us at the 2016 Natural Products Expo.  These 7 earth-friendly companies are committed to using all-natural ingredients, and making the world a better place-- and they're harder working, more sophisticated, and more varied than ever. "These small changes make a huge difference to the environment, my health, and my family. We are all so busy, so having a one-stop shop like Musely’s green marketplace, where I can get my dog's toys, my kid's healthy snacks, my husband's multi-vitamins and my organic skincare products has made my life much easier.” –Nina Garcia, Creative Director at Marie Claire MagazineMusely worked together with Marie Claire Magazine's Creative Director Nina Garcia to vote on the very best green products in the categories of: Beauty, Skincare, Baby, Food, Nutrition, Pets & Home, and Overall. 
    Since we’ve launched our natural and organic marketplace, we want to recognize a handful of our favorite companies that majorly impressed us at the 2016 Natural Products Expo.  

    These 7 earth-friendly companies are committed to using all-natural ingredients, and making the world a better place-- and they're harder working, more sophisticated, and more varied than ever. 

    "These small changes make a huge difference to the environment, my health, and my family. We are all so busy, so having a one-stop shop like Musely’s green marketplace, where I can get my dog's toys, my kid's healthy snacks, my husband's multi-vitamins and my organic skincare products has made my life much easier.” 
    –Nina Garcia, Creative Director at Marie Claire Magazine

    Musely worked together with Marie Claire Magazine's Creative Director Nina Garcia to vote on the very best green products in the categories of: BeautySkincareBaby, FoodNutritionPets & Home, and Overall. 
  • Overall: Balanced GuruAt Balanced Guru, the team is passionate and devoted to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness and how it translates to all aspects of beauty in the world. Balanced Guru crafts wholesome products that are certified organic, cruelty-free and sustainable, while limiting our environmental impact and maximizing their social impact by giving back. Their hope is to facilitate a balance between your inner and outer beauty, and thus have created a product line where you will be able to balance your mind, body, and spirit.Product: Scalp DetoxGive your tired roots the rest they need with this detoxifying scalp treatment. An astringent blend of Oregano, Tea Tree Oil and Rosemary essential oils begin the detox process, while algae, sea kelp and brahmi bring rejuvenation back to your roots. 
    Overall: Balanced Guru
    At Balanced Guru, the team is passionate and devoted to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness and how it translates to all aspects of beauty in the world. Balanced Guru crafts wholesome products that are certified organic, cruelty-free and sustainable, while limiting our environmental impact and maximizing their social impact by giving back. Their hope is to facilitate a balance between your inner and outer beauty, and thus have created a product line where you will be able to balance your mind, body, and spirit.

    Product: Scalp Detox
    Give your tired roots the rest they need with this detoxifying scalp treatment. An astringent blend of Oregano, Tea Tree Oil and Rosemary essential oils begin the detox process, while algae, sea kelp and brahmi bring rejuvenation back to your roots. 
  • Beauty: WaxelenePSA: Petroleum Jelly may not be as harmless as you think! Why is it potentially harmful?Though generally regarded as safe, the components that are removed from the oil during the refining process of petroleum jelly are carcinogenic in some cases. Yikes! Waxelene is the Petroleum Jelly Alternative, and can be used for dry skin, chapped lips, anti-chafe, make-up, diapers and after-shave. Waxelene uses a patented aeration process which creates an amazing breathable texture that won’t clog pores. The natural oils in the product work better because they nurture and heal the skin. Product: Lip BalmSimple, natural and certified organic ingredients with amazing properties, plus their patented aeration process, have enabled them to avoid the use of petroleum or artificial ingredients in Waxelene, while even improving on the performance of traditional petroleum jelly. Apply this lip balm before and after you apply lipstick for a perfect pout, or wear it alone for moisturized, kissable lips!
    Beauty: Waxelene
    PSA: Petroleum Jelly may not be as harmless as you think! Why is it potentially harmful?
    Though generally regarded as safe, the components that are removed from the oil during the refining process of petroleum jelly are carcinogenic in some cases. Yikes! Waxelene is the Petroleum Jelly Alternative, and can be used for dry skin, chapped lips, anti-chafe, make-up, diapers and after-shave. Waxelene uses a patented aeration process which creates an amazing breathable texture that won’t clog pores. The natural oils in the product work better because they nurture and heal the skin. 

    Product: Lip Balm
    Simple, natural and certified organic ingredients with amazing properties, plus their patented aeration process, have enabled them to avoid the use of petroleum or artificial ingredients in Waxelene, while even improving on the performance of traditional petroleum jelly. Apply this lip balm before and after you apply lipstick for a perfect pout, or wear it alone for moisturized, kissable lips!
  • Skincare: Mother DirtWhat if restoring and maintaining beneficial bacteria is key to healthy skin? What if we change the way we treat our skin, and in doing so embrace it as the living ecosystem it is? This is what Mother Dirt’s research and mission is dedicated to.Mother Dirt  was created to rethink health. It's the first time anyone has created products to nurture the good bacteria of the skin. Their AO+ Mist is now followed up with other products that have been formulated, screened and tested for their friendliness to the skin biome. More importantly, Mother Dirt hopes to build awareness and camaraderie across the industry as a whole to help more companies formulate with a healthy biome in mind.Product: Mother Dirt AO+MistAO+ Mist is a patented, natural, live probiotic spray for the skin containing Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB). It’s been formulated to restore balance to the skin microbiome, resulting in improved appearance and resilience of the skin. Good For:Anti-Aging & Fine Lines,Dark Spots & Uneven Skin Tone and Dryness & Dehydration.
    Skincare: Mother Dirt
    What if restoring and maintaining beneficial bacteria is key to healthy skin? What if we change the way we treat our skin, and in doing so embrace it as the living ecosystem it is? This is what Mother Dirt’s research and mission is dedicated to.

    Mother Dirt  was created to rethink health. It's the first time anyone has created products to nurture the good bacteria of the skin. Their AO+ Mist is now followed up with other products that have been formulated, screened and tested for their friendliness to the skin biome. More importantly, Mother Dirt hopes to build awareness and camaraderie across the industry as a whole to help more companies formulate with a healthy biome in mind.

    AO+ Mist is a patented, natural, live probiotic spray for the skin containing Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB). It’s been formulated to restore balance to the skin microbiome, resulting in improved appearance and resilience of the skin. Good For:Anti-Aging & Fine Lines,Dark Spots & Uneven Skin Tone and Dryness & Dehydration.
  • Baby: Piggy PaintYou know what we love? Pretty, polished nails. You know what I don’t love? The harmful chemicals found in most of the nail polishes in salons! There’s good news, though: Better-for-all-of-us nail polish brands exist! Piggy Paint was started by Melanie Hurley after she watched a blob of traditional nail polish bubble and eat through a styrofoam plate! From that moment on she swore her kids would never use toxic polish again. Product: Forever Fancy Nail PolishPiggy Paint's nail polish in Forever Fancy is their #1 best selling pink, and for good reason. From kids to expecting mothers, this sparkly, bright pink nail polish looks fabulous and is safe for everyone. Piggy Paint is a non-toxic, odorless, kid-friendly, kid-colored, & water-based nail polish formula. 
    You know what we love? Pretty, polished nails. You know what I don’t love? The harmful chemicals found in most of the nail polishes in salons! There’s good news, though: Better-for-all-of-us nail polish brands exist! Piggy Paint was started by Melanie Hurley after she watched a blob of traditional nail polish bubble and eat through a styrofoam plate! From that moment on she swore her kids would never use toxic polish again. 

    Piggy Paint's nail polish in Forever Fancy is their #1 best selling pink, and for good reason. From kids to expecting mothers, this sparkly, bright pink nail polish looks fabulous and is safe for everyone. Piggy Paint is a non-toxic, odorless, kid-friendly, kid-colored, & water-based nail polish formula. 

  • Food: Dancing Deer Baking CompanySince 1994 Dancing Deer Baking Company has been a leader in the dessert world for delicious, innovative flavors made fresh daily in Boston, MA. The brand has a long history of providing the highest quality cookies and brownies baked from scratch using clean ingredients and our best ideas. Product: Gluten Free Double Dare Chocolate Crispy Cookie BitesDon't be deceived by the small size - this is one really big flavored cookie! A crunchy, gluten-free treat for any time of day. Made with real chocolate and cocoa for a double dose of deliciousness. 
    Food: Dancing Deer Baking Company
    Since 1994 Dancing Deer Baking Company has been a leader in the dessert world for delicious, innovative flavors made fresh daily in Boston, MA. The brand has a long history of providing the highest quality cookies and brownies baked from scratch using clean ingredients and our best ideas. 


    Don't be deceived by the small size - this is one really big flavored cookie! A crunchy, gluten-free treat for any time of day. Made with real chocolate and cocoa for a double dose of deliciousness. 

  • Supplement: Ora OrganicWhen CEO Will Smelko switched to a plant-based diet he began searching for supplements that matched his high standards for food. He quickly realized there was a huge problem in the space. Companies were bottling cheap, synthetic chemicals in ugly and unsustainable packaging – making the whole supplement experience an unenjoyable mess.Ora was created by and for healthy foodies to replace synthetic supplements with nutrients from real organic food. That means Vitamin B-12 from organic shiitake mushrooms, not cyanocobalamin. If you prefer gooseberries to acetone, or pineapple to fishguts, you’ve come to the right place.Product: Organic Superfood Protein Powder Ora's USDA Organic protein powder is specially formulated not only to taste great, but to ensure that you get the optimal amount of protein post-workout, or as a supplement to your daily nutrition needs. Way Better Than Whey has a full amino acid profile, is low in carbs, and even lower in sugar. Did we mention it's Vanilla Chai flavor was designed by Ora's very own chef!? Just add almond milk, banana and peanut butter for a shake that tastes like dessert!
    Supplement: Ora Organic
    When CEO Will Smelko switched to a plant-based diet he began searching for supplements that matched his high standards for food. He quickly realized there was a huge problem in the space. Companies were bottling cheap, synthetic chemicals in ugly and unsustainable packaging – making the whole supplement experience an unenjoyable mess.

    Ora was created by and for healthy foodies to replace synthetic supplements with nutrients from real organic food. That means Vitamin B-12 from organic shiitake mushrooms, not cyanocobalamin. If you prefer gooseberries to acetone, or pineapple to fishguts, you’ve come to the right place.

    Ora's USDA Organic protein powder is specially formulated not only to taste great, but to ensure that you get the optimal amount of protein post-workout, or as a supplement to your daily nutrition needs. Way Better Than Whey has a full amino acid profile, is low in carbs, and even lower in sugar. Did we mention it's Vanilla Chai flavor was designed by Ora's very own chef!? Just add almond milk, banana and peanut butter for a shake that tastes like dessert!
  • Pets & Home: Honest Pet ProductsHonest Pet Products was born out of three basic, unrelenting, and uncompromising principles: To be True to our Pets, To be True to our Planet, and To be True to our People. No synthetic stuffing, no toxic components, just natural, unprocessed fun! Honest Pet Products pride themselves on being True To Our Pets by providing them with only the most entertaining, healthy, and durable products possible. The brand is True To Our Planet by using natural, sustainable, biodegradable components in all our products. They’re True To People by employing adults with disabilities to create their toys. Product: Eco Owl BuddyThe Eco Owl Buddy will be your dog’s second-best friend (because we all know you’re their first). It’s a natural hemp toy for him to carry around and snuggle with. Comes in size small, medium and large. Non-toxic, lead-free! Chemical-free and 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
    Pets & Home: Honest Pet Products
    Honest Pet Products was born out of three basic, unrelenting, and uncompromising principles: To be True to our Pets, To be True to our Planet, and To be True to our People. No synthetic stuffing, no toxic components, just natural, unprocessed fun! Honest Pet Products pride themselves on being True To Our Pets by providing them with only the most entertaining, healthy, and durable products possible. The brand is True To Our Planet by using natural, sustainable, biodegradable components in all our products. They’re True To People by employing adults with disabilities to create their toys. 

    Product: Eco Owl Buddy
    The Eco Owl Buddy will be your dog’s second-best friend (because we all know you’re their first). It’s a natural hemp toy for him to carry around and snuggle with. Comes in size small, medium and large. Non-toxic, lead-free! Chemical-free and 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
  • Shop on MuselyBrowse the 7 winning products on Musely today! Shop organic, up-and-coming products on Musely– they're shipped to you, directly from the brands. Even better? Anything over $25 ships for free! Browse through our list of ever growing Tips and products to discover your favorites!
    Shop on Musely
    Browse the 7 winning products on Musely today! Shop organic, up-and-coming products on Musely– they're shipped to you, directly from the brands. Even better? Anything over $25 ships for free! Browse through our list of ever growing Tips and products to discover your favorites!


  • Organic Detox Scalp Treatment
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    Kick your dandruff to the curb with this detoxifying scalp treatment. An astringent blend of Oregano, Tea Tree Oil and Rosemary essential oils begin the detox process, while algae, sea kelp and brahmi bring rejuvenation back to your roots.
  • Lip Tube 5 Pack
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    5 Tubes of "The Best Lip Balm Ever"!
    Our Soothing Botanical Jelly is a Therapeutic Ointment that Moisturizes, Protects and Nurtures Dry Skin.
  • Don't be deceived by the small size - this is one really big flavored cookie! A crunchy treat any time of day. Made with real chocolate and cocoa for a double dose of delicious - and gluten-free! Over the past 22 years, Dancing Deer Baking Co. has been making gourmet brownies, cookies, and cakes from scratch with only the finest ingredients and highest quality standards. We blend traditional artisan baking with innovative flavor combinations, and make choices that are friendly to people and the environment. Dancing Deer is known nationwide for its delicious, award-winning baked goods and socially responsible business practices. One case includes 8 GF Double Dare Chocolate Crispy Cookie Bite Pouches.
  • Organic Superfood Protein Powder - Vanilla Chai
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    Way Better Than Whey has a full amino acid profile, is low in carbs, and even lower in sugar. Did we mention it's Vanilla Chai flavor was designed by Ora's very own chef!? Just add almond milk, banana and peanut butter for a shake that tastes like dessert!

    This real whole food, vegan protein powder comes only from sustainable sources. Every ingredient in our protein is an organic, plant-based food, including: blackberry, açai, blueberry, quinoa, chlorella and kale. It blends super-smooth with water or almond milk on its own, but is best when combined with fresh fruits and vegetables (and even some peanut butter!).
  • ECO-OWL BUDDY 8" MEDIUM
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    You are your dog’s best friend. The Eco Owl Buddy will be his second-best friend. It’s a natural hemp toy for him to carry around and snuggle with. The Eco Owl Buddy toys are made by disabled adults in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Outer layer: 100% natural, sustainable HEMP canvas Inner layer: organic wool Available in three sizes: 6" for dogs up to 20 pounds 8" for dogs 20 to 50 pounds 10" for dogs over 50 pounds Machine washable and dryable Non-toxic! Lead-free! Chemical-free! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
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