Your Body Is A Temple, Nurture It

by Cristina Foung

My favorite green product of the week: Nurture My Body Organic Body Lotion

What is it?
You might think a lotion is a lotion. Your skin thinks otherwise. The organic body lotion from Nurture My Body really does nurture your body.

Why is it better?
Last month, a few personal care manufacturers were sued over the fact that some of their “organic” products weren’t really organic. You don’t have to worry about that with Nurture My Body (NMB) products. The lotion has all natural ingredients from purified water to organic avocado oil to seaweed extract.

It’s also 100% biodegradable, cruelty-free, and doesn’t contain any synthetic fragrance oils, preservatives, petroleum products, FD&C colorants and dyes, parabens, phthalates, or other toxic chemicals. The Skin Deep Cosmetics Database from EWG, which rates personal care products for toxicity on a scale of 0 to 10 (0 being the least hazardous, 10 being the most), rates the lotion at 0. In fact, all of the NMB products are rated 0 or 1.

Their packaging is also made from recyclable materials; they don’t send out any paper catalogs; they purchase their electricity from Puget Sound Energy Green Power to get 100% wind power; NMB is a member of the Organic Consumers Association and they’re signers of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

And it’s just a good lotion! It absorbs nicely, moisturizes well, and doesn’t leave you feeling greasy or sticky at all. Oh, and the bottles come with quotations stuck to them! Mine is a nice one from William Wordsworth.

Where can you find it?
You can order lotion directly from the Nurture My Body online store (fragrance free, ginger, and herbal go for $27.50; citrus and floral go for $29.40).

Or (yes, another bit of shameless self-promotion) you can get it for free (along with 13 other pieces to the prize) by sharing your two cents about green products in Huddler’s Green Goodies Contest!

Besides her green products column on Cleantech Blog, Cristina is a passionate advocate for green living at the Green Home Huddle at, which focuses on electric cars, energy efficient appliances, and other green products.