Prettier in Pink: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Pink Ribbon Purchases
Women’s ta-tas are all the talk these days. October is national breast cancer awareness month, and by now you’re probably more than inundated with pink ribbon products that donate a portion of proceeds to breast cancer research or help fund mammograms. The ironic (and unfortunate) thing about many of these products is that they often contain chemicals that are not only harmful to the environment, but have been linked to cancer.
Use your pink ribbon buying power to choose the greenest pink ribbons, ensuring that your dollars still make a contribution to the cure, while supporting companies that are taking matters into their own hands and eliminating any chance of known carcinogens. We’ve updated our guide of favorite ecofabulous picks for the “greenest” pink ribbon purchases on the market – stock up now for the holidays!
|Buy or Sell on eBay to Help Fight Breast Cancer:
Throughout October, eBay is inviting consumers to join the fight against breast cancer by pledging their support to sell, buy or donate through eBay Giving Works. To show just how impactful the simplest gesture can be, they’ve equated how selling clothes in your closet on eBay and donating the proceeds can pay for the fight against breast cancer: Selling one watch could pay for a mammogram and selling two pairs of shoes on eBay could buy a cancer patient a month’s worth of transportation to treatment!
|Earthlust Heart Water Bottle:
Fifty percent of the profits from this stylish, stainless steel reusable water bottle will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure ($21).
|EVOLVh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo:
For every limited edition UltraShine Moisture Shampoo ($24) pink bottle purchased EVOLVh will donate $1 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. And we can speak from experience – this organic hair cleanser will leave your locks feeling light and nourished.
|Think FREE Pink with Juice Beauty:|
|Kaia House Sweet Orange & Lime Shampoo:
We’ve raved about our Kaia House morning addiction before, but now here’s another product that will be stocked in our shower shelf. With every purchase of the Sweet Orange & Lime Shampoo ($12), a portion of profits are donated to Breast Cancer Research Foundations.
|Wish-It Candle in Pink Ribbon Spirit:
This hand poured eco-friendly soy candle smells of vibrant Wildberry. During the month of October, 50% of of the sales of each Pink Ribbon Spirit candle will be donated to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation ($5).
|Vapour Organics Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss in Honor:
When Vapour Organics first launched, we went nuts for their multi-use make-up sticks. But this month, we’re all planning to snag a few of the Elixir Plumping Lip Glosses in Honor ($22). 100% of Vapour’s proceeds in October from the sales of Honor will be donated to benefit breast cancer research at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, which is working towards the first breast cancer vaccine.
|Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara:|
|Amala Beauty Soothe Moisture Cream:
Beautiful packaging complete with cork toppers give Amala Beauty products a distinct look of natural simplicity – a sign of what’s inside. All during 2010, 10% of the net proceeds of Soothe Moisture Cream ($72) will be donated to CancerCare, a national non-profit that provides free, professional support to all those affected by cancer, so keep on shopping for this one even after October!
With Acure Organics, you can order all you want, all year round and know that your donating to a good cause. Since their beginning, for each product they sell, they’re committed to donating $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
|Sweet Grass Farm Fragrance Sticks:
Inhale the scent of a sweet and peppery fragrance, Carnation & Pink Peppercorn fragrance sticks. Developed in honor of a loved one who fought breast cancer, Sweetgrass Farm will donate 10% of each sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This line is made of pure, essential oils that will bring you months of enjoyment!
|ARCONA 3-in-1 Toner:
Cleanse, tone and hydrate with this 3-in-1 cranberry milk toner. ARCONA’s pink skin regimen is one to feel good about – not only is it formulated with pure, natural ingredients, the proceeds benefit the Cancer and Careers Foundation.
|Suki Exfoliating Foaming Cleanser:
Suki Skincare encourages us to “Think before you pink!” Raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research with Suki’s exfoliating foaming body cleanser. Smooth away lines and wrinkles and exfoliate dead cells with this super gentle moisturizing face and body cleanser. You’ll be doing so in all-natural vegan fashion! Better yet, all proceeds go to Breast Cancer Action’s “Think Before You Pink” campaign.
|Recycled Glass Awake Bird:
Behold this lovely, pink bird that’s longing to perch on your desk to help secure paper. This one of a kind piece is made of recycled glass stock, and processed in an electric furnace powered by wind energy – a portion of sales go to breast cancer research.
|Organic Zoo Hemp Dog Toy:
Show some kindness and compassion to your pup by bringing home a friend from the zoo! Choose from Ollie the Owl, Jerry the Mouse or Eddie the Elephant – or get all three! The Breast Cancer site will donate 1% of a mammogram for each organic hemp toy purchased.
|Limited Edition Breast Cancer Fund PeopleTowel:
Made of 100% organic, fair trade cotton, silk screened with eco-friendly dyes, PeopleTowels come in a variety of modern graphic styles. Check out their Limited Edition Breast Cancer Fund styles where $1 for each towel purchased is donated to the Breast Cancer Fund ($6 per towel).