• 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. Holistic Health Coach Val of Good Chives Only is sharing her top picks for spots to buy non-toxic products in Hoboken and Jersey City:

    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.

    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 their 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.

    Taproot Organics {511 Communipaw Avenue, Jersey City}

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    Taproot Organics offers all-natural skincare for men, woman, 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 their 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.

    See More: Where to Find Clean Beauty Treatments in Hoboken, Jersey City, and Beyond

    Modern Sage {Jersey City/Mobile}

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    Leah Guy, also known as the Modern Sage, is a Jersey City local that is a mindfulness expert and metaphysical healer. In addition to her healing practice, she creates and sells essential oil roll-ons, aura mists, serums, toners, masks and more. She has a van that doubles as her store-front where she parks at events locally and even travels the country sharing her products and gifts. She even offers a non-toxic yoga mat spray that combines 8 essential oils blended to help balance your chakras and help get the funk off your mat in between yoga sessions. Find her truck around Jersey City on the regular!

    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 their 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.

    Whole Foods {905 River Road, Edgewater}

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    Photo: @wholefoodsnyc on Instagram

    In addition to the selection of nutritious health-foods, Whole Foods has a huge selection of clean beauty, skincare and haircare. Their 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.

    Credo Beauty {9 Prince Street, New York, NY}

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    Photo: @credobeauty on Instagram

    Walking into Credo Beauty is like walking into a clean makeup and skincare dream. They offer a cleaner, safer version of everything found in a conventional beauty store. Credo has a team that carefully vets every product’s ingredients before stocking them and is hoping to set a new standard for the beauty industry. Their shelves are stocked with non-toxic, high performing, and beautifully packaged products.

    The Oil Well Scent Co. {Online + at Local Farmers Markets}

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    Photo: @theoilwellscentco on Instagram

    Handcrafted, non-toxic botanical fragrances made by long-time Jersey City resident and perfume artist, Stephanie Kautzmann. Stephanie creates scents that are made with ingredients from the earth including essential oils, infusions, and absolutes. The Oil Well never uses any synthetics to ensure that their perfumes will not be headache-inducing. With a variety of scents ranging from traditional Madagascar Vanilla Bean to unique scents like Tobacco Rose and Gasoline, there is something for everyone.

    See More: Avocado Mattress in Hoboken: Organic Beds + Pillows

    Where do you shop for non-toxic and organic products? Share with us in the comments below!

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