Body & Personal Care

Green Business Standard

Includes brushes; makeup; aromatherapy and massage oils if the company is in product sales and not practice—for practitioners see Health Services, Yoga, Meditation

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Restored & Protected Environment


  • May not include any of the following:
    • phthalates such as DBP, DEP, DEHP, BBzP, and DMP
    • chemicals ending or containing “sulfate” or “sulfosuccinate”
    • parabens or paraben preservatives; (chemicals ending in methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl)
    • petroleum variations including: mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin
    • nitrosamines (a group of potent carcinogens)
    • synthetic alcohols, fragrances, and dyes
  • No animal testing and/or acquired Leaping Bunny cruelty-free certification
  • List complete ingredients online where product is sold
  • No nanotechnology, e.g. , particles below 100 nanometers. Green America is following Europe’s lead and using the Precautionary Principle until further research is complete on this topic
  • Use of a green office or facility, including resource reuse and maximum use of post-consumer recycled resources as well as maximum water and energy efficiency



  • No animal-derived ingredients (lanolin, honey, milk, stearates, beeswax)
  • Maximizes use of recyclable/recycled packaging
  • Offers opportunity for refills or receives containers such as bottles for reuse

Social & Economic Justice


  • Scented with only natural essential oils
  • For bodycare, use of organic cotton balls, swabs, and tampons
  • No chlorine bleaching



  • Use of Fair Trade ingredients (shea butter, olive oil, sugar, essential oils)
  • Use of local sourcing of ingredients whenever available
  • In formulating sunscreen, use only mineral ingredients

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