Where to Buy Non-Toxic Products in Hoboken, Jersey City, + Beyond

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Makeup, skincare, + household products can have hidden toxins that disrupt overall health and well-being. The USA has only banned or restricted 30 ingredients from personal care products, while the EU has banned over 1,400 — meaning that companies selling cosmetics and skincare products are being held to different standards than the EU and other countries. That being said, it is important to take health into our own hands and be aware of what is in the products we purchase.

It can feel overwhelming to make the transition to a more non-toxic lifestyle, but we are very lucky to have great local businesses that make the change smooth and fun by offering high-quality products with healthy and safe ingredients. Here are some of our top picks for spots to buy non-toxic products in Hoboken and Jersey City:

Gaia’s Cavern {140 Wayne Street, Jersey City}

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This Jersey Shop is best known for its foot baths, an ancient Chinese and Japanese practice that stressed the importance of daily foot soaks and how feet are the foundation or root of our health. However, next time you’re there indulging in self-care, take a look at the products stocked on the shelves. Eminence organic skincare can be found there as well as products that the owner makes herself.

LaKoet Salon {301 1st Street, Jersey City}

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Owned by the same owner of Gaia’s Cavern, this is a vegan, paraben-free salon that offers custom-to-care, in-house prepped, natural, plant-based, hair ingredients. Eminence organic skincare can also be found here. Eminence is popular because it uses hand-picked fresh ingredients to create products that contain potent healing and beautifying properties. Many of these ingredients are combined with pure waters drawn from a thermal hot spring lake containing minerals and trace elements found nowhere else on earth.

Love Locked {353 Grove Street, Jersey City}

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Love Locked, a local Jersey City shop, boasts an entire wall of clean beauty and skincare products. Among the apothecary selection are products from several other local small businesses including Bloomsbury Square and Arielle’s apothecary. Bloomsbury Square is an affordable skincare line for every skin type that is all-natural and vegan. Arielle’s Apothecary is a formally Hoboken-based business and Love Locked features their mermaid bath, magnesium-rich seaweed bath soak, and artisanal roll-ons. A New Jersey-based, all-natural, and hand-poured deodorant company, Zentuary Deodorant, is also sold here and made with 100% therapeutic grade essential oils. In addition to these local apothecaries, Love Locked sells handcrafted beauty products, gorgeous fair-trade jewelry, and unique home goods.

Margo Market {1102 Washington Street, Hoboken}

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Margo Market doesn’t just sell cute clothes that are sure to level up any wardrobe, the shop also sells apothecary goods including and F. Miller toning mist, soothing floral hydrosols that plumps and softens, while probiotic cultures and botanical extracts restore skin’s natural balance and purify pores. Additionally, there is non-toxic nail polish, everyday oil, a matcha mask, and more.

Organic Basic Food {204 Washington Street, Hoboken}

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This natural grocery store in downtown Hoboken has an entire aisle of non-toxic products, toiletries, supplements, and cleaning supplies. The staff is friendly and helpful — and Organic Basic Food is a true one-stop-shop. Their offering includes a large variety ranging from clean, organic skincare, deodorant, and hair care to organic cotton feminine products, non-toxic nail polish remover, and eco-friendly bamboo toothbrushes.

Pholk Beauty {Online}

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Pholk Beauty was created by a Jersey City resident and is black-owned and female-owned. The brand is vegan, natural, and made in a Jersey City lab. The products are made with ingredients like cold-pressed hibiscus oil, moringa, and turmeric, products all sourced from Africa. Customers can find cleansers, toners, multi-use balms, and face masks.

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Taproot Organics {511 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City}

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Taproot Organics offers all-natural skincare for men, women, kids, and pets. The all-natural company also offers a variety of products including hand-crafted soaps, deodorants, balms, and even natural bug spray. The scents such as lavender + lemongrass are designed to be gender-fluid, meaning the whole family can enjoy and share. Coffee lovers gravitate towards the coffee exfoliating soaps that are made in partnership with ModCup, the local coffee roasted in Journal Square. In conjunction with the recent CBD wellness trend, Taproot has started offering a new CBD + Arnicia therapy balm to help with joint and muscle pain.

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The Lucky Honey Bee {130 Central Avenue, Studio 2G, Jersey City}

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The Lucky Honey Bee handcrafts artisan soaps, apothecary goods, soy candles in small batches in Jersey City. They are also a sustainable and eco-conscious small business that takes makes the ingredients, packaging, and shipping as earth-friendly as possible. They use ethically sourced essential oils, domestically produced wax, and utilize recycled content for their packaging.

UNJUMBLED {257 1st Street}

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This shop carries everything one would need for all aspects of life, including non-toxic products. Customer s can pick up Skin Gourmet products that were named by Forbes, Pop Sugar, and Elle as one of the top ten black and female-owned businesses in 2020. Skin Gourmet is raw, handmade skincare that is sourced from the wilds of Ghana. It’s said to be so pure that you can eat it.

Whole Foods

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In addition to the selection of nutritious health-foods, Whole Foods has a huge selection of clean beauty, skincare, and haircare. The team is always there to lend a helping hand whether you’re on the hunt for something in particular or just want to start the transition to green beauty. Whole Foods also sells glass spray bottles, jars, and containers for going the extra eco-friendly mile or trying a fun DIY project like mixing your own scrubs, essential oil blends, lotions, and more.

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