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Dr. Brite Peroxide Free Teeth Whitening Pen Green Apple

GPB Dr. Brite

First, let me start by saying I’m a coffee drinker, actually I’m obsessed with coffee (at least 2 cups a day) and tea (black or green) so my teeth were in need of some help in the whitening department.  Second, I found the help I needed to make my teeth pearly white with the Dr. Brite Peroxide Free Teeth Whitening Pen in Green Apple.  More on that below.  I was so happy to see the Dr. Brite pen in the Organic Bunny Box , one of the best safe subscription beauty boxes that I would suggest getting and also suggest following Amanda of the Organic Bunny on instagram and her blog for valuable information about safe and toxic products-alright I can go on and on about her and you’re probably already following her so let’s move on to Dr. Brite.

Dr. Brite’s products were created from a passion and vision to make the world a less chemically toxic place.  The Dr. Brite brand evolved because two sisters, Pooneh, a practicing dentist, and Paris, a cancer surgeon combined their professional experience to create health and beauty products that are safe, effective, and naturally good for you.”  They knew that the conventional products available to all of us contained toxic chemicals that have been linked to cancer, inflammation, mouth sores, hormone disruption and other harm to our bodies. This is why Dr. Brite promises to be a “100% Natural Product Line, All the Time.”

Also, for every purchase of Dr. Brite products they give products free of harmful ingredients to people in need, fund their grassroots educational programs teaching children and adults about the importance of oral hygiene and to be aware of harmful ingredients found in everyday products, and donate a portion of profits to plant trees and reforest our planet.  Wow! Amazing ladies and products that I want to support.  Now for the results-A picture is worth a thousand words:

Before and After Results: (~3 weeks use- I can’t believe I’m sharing pictures of my teeth, but how else can I show you the results?)

GPB dr. brite before and after

Before Dr. Brite (top) After Dr. Brite (bottom)

I used Dr. Brite for about 3 weeks before I took the after picture, however, I noticed results within a few days.  I wish I would have taken more pictures throughout the process, but you can still see the difference in my before and after shots above.  We must remember results may vary (don’t you just love that?), however, I’ve seen great results on instagram after people used Dr. Brite.  Also, I made sure to follow the easy directions below.

Directions:  Brush and floss teeth daily.   Use Dr. Brite pen 2-3 times a day until gel is finished for best whitening results. Each pen is good for 20-30 treatments.  It is simple to use-click the pen until gel appears on silicone cap-use 1-2 clicks for top teeth and 1-2 clicks for bottom teeth 2-3 times a day.  For best results, they also suggest to avoid eating and drinking for 15 minutes after gel is applied.  There are a few more details on the back of the package.

I loved that it was easy to use, worked, didn’t make my teeth sensitive or hurt like other whitening methods I’ve tried before and that contained toxic chemicals in them.  The Green Apple taste is good, not overpowering and has a slight mint taste to it.  Very convenient to just apply the gel without using trays, which speaking from experience were uncomfortable and had to be worn all night (yuck) or messy strips.  Seriously, one of the best natural products I’ve tried to whiten teeth that is relatively inexpensive at $20 and it works without all those toxic ingredients.

Dr. Brite uses natural and organic ingredients in their products.   The Dr. Brite Peroxide Free Teeth Whitening Pen Green Apple ingredients include:  Purified Water, Organic Glycerin, Cellulose Gum, Xylitol, Coco Glucoside (Coconut Derived), Sodium Bicarbonate (baking soda), Asorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Green Apple Extract, Menthol.  They also promise to be natural and have no harmful chemicals, sulfate free, paraben free, carrageenan free, cruelty free, BPA free, Recyclable packaging and women and mom created!

Last picture I promise…

GPB Dr. Brite white

Bottom Line

As you can see Dr. Brite really worked for me.  However, remember their packaging indicates that results may vary.  I would definitely suggest Dr. Brite’s Teeth Whitening Pen if you’re looking for a safe, free from harmful ingredients way to whiten your teeth.  I just purchased more Whitening Pens and their toothpaste and mouthwash.  I can’t wait to try more products from Dr. Brite.  If you want to try Dr. Brite then click here and please share your results.


~Dr. Suess



Green Passion Beauty

[Disclaimer:  Green Passion Beauty purchased this product in the Organic Bunny Box.  All opinions are my own.  Post contains affiliate link]

Subscription Boxes

Organic Bunny Box-hello glamorous girl with a green heart

Organic Bunny Box

The Organic Bunny Box is the love passion/brain child of The Organic Bunny, Amanda Jo.  Most people have heard of this amazing green beauty advocate and follow her on Instagram  (that’s how I found her) and been to her blog The Organic Bunny for great tips on organic, green beauty, safer products and reviews, if not go find her now.  Thank goodness she ventured into the subscription box world.  Seriously one of the best out there if you’re looking for safe glamorous and everyday beauty (and believe me I’ve tried so many subscription boxes-my husband would say too many).

What’s in the box???  According to Organic Bunny:

Once a month The Organic Bunny Box delivers Non-Toxic, Natural and Organic beauty products conveniently to your door. Each box contains 6-8 products in medium to full sizes, some smaller samples may be included as extra goodies. We are not fans of small samples so rest assured, the items in this box will be big enough to provide you with the full product experience!

All products are Cruelty-Free, over 98% Natural, always Non-Toxic and made with Organic ingredients as frequently as possible. I will always try to provide an amazing mix of items, including but not limited to: Natural makeup, perfume, skin and body care, with occasional healthy treats and eco-friendly products.

I’ve been subscribed to Organic Bunny Box since December 2015 and have been incredibly impressed.  Not only are there products that I’ve wanted to try but products/brands I didn’t know existed and are so good.  Also, love the glamourous eco-chic boxes they come in and the bag for September month.   I use these boxes to store my make-up, journals/cards, products and also to give as gifts with clean goodies inside.  I decided to write about all the Organic Bunny Boxes I’ve received with mini reviews (you might see a more detailed monthly review soon or for future boxes).  I know when I’m trying to decide if I want to subscribe to a box I look at previous months, so I wanted to make it easy for you to see everything offered in the Organic Bunny Box each month in one spot.  I’ve only missed the first 2 months (insert sad face here).

The pricing varies depending on what subscription you pick- for monthly subscription it is $59 and you save some money if you opt for the 3 month subscription for $167 or 6 month subscription for $330.  Click here for more details.

November 2016

November Organic Bunny Box by @organicbunny is fabulous (always)! See any favorites? . Featured in this glamorous green box: @angelfacebotanicals Antioxidant Facial Toner @osmiaorganics Rosemary Body Mousse @hanskincarecosmetics Eye Shadow in Mystery @oylnatural Exfoliating Manuka Mask @dr_brite Organic Clean Facial Cleanser @biossance The Nourisher Precious Rose Face Oil @jjscocomels Coconut Milk Caramels- Organic, non-GMO, gluten free, made without dairy . ✨No wonder #organicbunnybox is one of my top green beauty boxes✨ . . #greenbeauty #greenbeautyblogger #greenbeautybloggers #greenpassionbeauty #subscriptionbox #naturalbeauty #naturalmakeup #naturalbeautyblogger #naturalbeautyblogger #naturalproducts #naturalbeautybox #cleanliving #ecoluxury #naturalsubscriptionbox #beautybox #organicbeauty #organicskincare #organicmakeup #saferbeauty

  • Osmia Organics Rosemary Body Mousse, sample ($7):smells lovely + the texture is like whip cream mousse (I want more)
  • Han Skincare Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Mystery, full size ($13):beautiful brown and long lasting
  • Angel Face Botanicals Antioxidant Facial Toner, travel size ($10):refreshing mist
  • Dr Brite Organic Clean Facial Cleanser 1 oz. ($12)- new product, creamy liquid cleanser, light aroma
  • Biossance The Nourisher Precious Rose Facial Oil, 30 ml full size ($72):subtle rose aroma, hydrating, lovely
  • OY-L Natural Exfoliating Manuka Mask (3.5 oz  $60/~?oz $30):leaves skin soft, the color and texture is so beautiful-red with brown
  • JJ’s Sweets Cocomels Caramels samples (~$3):delicious, dairy free, organic coconut milk (disappeared quickly)

October 2016



  • Au Naturalife Cosmetics Organic Lipgloss in Passion Fruit, full size ($15):pretty in pink, love their glosses.  One of my favorite and first green beauty brands that I still love and use-please see the article I contributed to Teri Miyahira Beauty Guide to Au Natural Cosmetics here for more info about their fabulous products)
  • The Wonderseed Facial Cleanser, full size ($14.95): creamy cleanser, scent a little strong for me
  • Wabi-Sabi Botanicals SAMANA Wanderer Sunstone Shimmer Elixir, Mini ($28):subtle glow+scent=must have (ran out of this way too fast, will order more when I can)
  • Eco Lips Lip Scrub Mint, full size ($9.99):soft sugar scrub, light mint, leaving soft lips
  • Torie and Howard Organic Hard Candy Meyer lemon & raspberry, full size ($3.99):yummy hard candy
  • Corawoman Organic Cotton Tampons, 1 box (~$12-15):finally found one that worked for me (not an easy task)
  • Elemental Superfood Dark Chocolate + Peanutbutter Seedbar, 1 bar (~$2.40):tasty bar


September 2016


  • Goodjujula Apothecary  Soothing Candle Ointment for Stress & Headache, full size ($13.99):comes in glass and cute wooden spoon
  • Primbotanicals Flor Oscura The Note Proper Collection Perfume Oil 5ml ($42):seductive scent, gorgeous
  • Hyntbeauty Lumiere Radiance Boosting Powder 2g (~$20-30):light weight, flattering
  • Primarillypure Deodorant Lemongrass Mini ($8):Nice scent, creamy, didn’t work for me, but everyone is different and it may work for you
  • Dr. Brite Mineral Toothpaste & Mouthwash Fresh Strawberry, samples (~1$-2):Nice
  • Mable Toothbrush, full size ($10):biodegradable, self standing, sustainable, nice feeling medium bristles
  • Vapourbeauty Organic Beauty Stratus Soft Focus Skin Perfection travel size (~$21):does what it claims
  • Eco lips POGO Organic Lip Balm in Iced Iced Berry, full size ($3.99):moisturizing and cute package

August 2016



  • Malaya Moisturizing Body Oil Citrus & Bloom mini, 30 ml ($22.50):smells divine, leaving skin so soft
  • Elate Cosmetics Lipstick in “Wild”, full size ($19):Pink/purple vibrant shade, creamy formula/moisturizing
  • Acure Organics Resurfacing Mask, full size ($23):vegan & cruelty free, great quick mask, refreshing
  • Cocos Organics Coco Orange Coffee Scrub (~$15):if you like coffee scrubs, this is a great one.  Hello soft skin and can I have another coffee please?!?!I’m more of a tropical/flower kind of girl for scrubs but this was a nice change
  • Thao Cherimoya Rose Green Tea, full size ($12):organic, rose tea, gorgeous fragrance and taste
  • TSpheres Lavender Aromotherapy Infused Massage Balls ($25):use on my neck, works to help decrease the knots and stress
  • Laguna Herbals Tangerine Lip Balm with SPF 15, full size ($3.75):sheer and moisturizing

July 2016


  • Matcha Ninja Matcha Iced Latte samples (~$10):convienent packets & yummy green tea
  • Laguna Herbals SPF 50 Face & Body Sunscreen, full size ($12.99):great size to keep in bag and can be used on the entire family-so good.
  • Innersense Beauty Quiet Calm Curl Control, travel size ($5-7):creamy, works for my daughter’s curly hair
  • Fitglow Beauty Mineral Blush in JOY, full size ($35):beautiful, long lasting pink with coral-love (if you follow me on IG you know I LOVE Fitglow.  Clean, gorgeous make-up and skin care with an amazing lady boss-review of all the products coming soon)
  • 100 Percent Pure Lip Carmel in Rum Nougat, full size, ($25):pink/coral highly pigmented, sweet smell & nourishing
  • Being Release Milk Bath Mini ($12): So lovely, beautiful rose/flower aroma, relaxing and left my skin soft
  • Jordan Seban Hair L’Huile oil, travel size 1oz. (~$15):fast absorbing oil, subtle nut scent

June 2016


  • Acure Pore Minimizing Red Clay Mask, full size ($14.99):can be used 1-2 times a week (I still need to try this- I only have one face-more on that subject later)
  • Tastyface Organics Healing Serum Tamanu & Grapefruit, full size ($39):golden liquid, nourishing
  • Dr. Brite Revitalizing Mouth Rinse, travel size ($6):great for travel, minty fresh feeling (I already use the full size)
  • We Love Eyes Foaming Cleanser, full size ($20):white foam, easily takes off eye makeup (I wear eyeshadow/mascara)
  • Kvoss Bronzing Potion, full size ($42):sparkly lotion to give a light glow
  • Zuii Organic Satin Lip Color in Fresh, full size ($31.50):creamy coral/pink lip
  • Kiss Me Honey Strawberry Sweetness Lip Balm, full size ($4.99):soothing, lightly scented, no color, so the husband and daughter can use too

May 2016


  • AnnMarie Skincare Neroli Toning Mist, travel size 1oz. (~$5):refreshing, light mist, orange blossom neroli scent
  • Au Naturale Cosmetics Shadow in Ballet, full size ($15):such a pretty soft mauve, lavender great for all skin tones (love their products and their mission #cleanbeautyrevolution you can read about it here.)
  • Puracy Natural Bug Spray, full size ($9.99):DEET free, light scent and used it on entire family in Florida with no bug bites
  • Java Skin Care Coffee Infused Hair and Body Serum, discovery size ($12):orange blossom scent, light weight oil that is great for hair and body
  • Metta Skincare Body Butter, mini (~12-$15):creamy/buttery almost mousse-like texture that melts into skin, leaving it soft and nourished with a light aroma
  • Luxie Beauty Rose Gold Tapered Blending Brush 229, ($12):pretty pink brush, soft vegan, cruelty-free brush
  • Erin’s Faces Tinted Lip Balm in Blush, full size ($6.50):soft pink with shimmer, nourishing and subtle mint

April 2016


  • Raw Elements USA Tinted SPF 30, full size ($17.99):convenient plastic free container, lightly tinted & moisturizing SPF
  • Osmia Organics Spot Treatment-Natural Acne Treatment with Essential Oils, full size ($22) + Black Soap sample ($5) :a little bit goes a long way, this really works on spots for me after a few days of use
  • Fitglow Beauty Vita Active Skin Care Serum sample and Vita-Active- Cleanser sample (~$10-15):I have the full-size of these and the plant based serum and cleanser work great for my skin.  The cleanser is a lovely clear soft liquid and leaves skin clean.  The Serum is bright orange and works to nourish and restore skin.
  • Flourish Natural Body Care-Rosewood Infusion + Angelica Luxurious Hand + Body Wash, full size ($19):lovely light rosewood scent, I used in the shower as a body wash.  So good and left skin soft and clean
  • Eccobellabeauty Good For You Gloss in Power, mini ($6.95):like me some pretty plum, plus mini is a great way to try before buy full size.  However, the full size has a mirror on the side for easy application-so glam!
  • Tsi-La Fleur Sauvage Organic Perfume, Mini ($48):sexy scent with neroli and jasmine, beautiful and the bottle too
  • Mundane Natural Breath Mist, full size ($8.50):yummy minty spritz.  So great to have in my bag for some fresh breath

March 2016


  • Au Naturale Cosmetics Lipstick in IBIZA, glass jar and brush (~$35-40-did not see this particular glass jar on their site):gorgeous bright pink lipstick, highly pigmented, in glass jar and vegan lip brush (happy lips)
  • Lilofox Kalahari Eye Serum, travel size (~20-30):love the eye roller ball, great for dark circles and easy application
  • Innersense Harmonic Healing Oil, 1oz ($22):rich blend of oil, very nourishing and can be used on dry skin/scalp
  • Nuvulash now Plume Lash Enhancing Serum, full size ($95):wow, my brows and eyes saw some growth/thickening
  • David’s Toothpaste, full size ($7.95):reminds me of conventional toothpaste without all the nasty ingredients, minty fresh and leaves teeth clean
  • Beauty By Earth Bath Bomb, full size ($6.99):very relaxing and soothing, was my first bath bomb experience and kind of fun to watch the bath bomb fizz

February 2016


  • Leahlaniskincare Kokleka Detox Mask, mini (~$15 these aren’t available on her site-hopefully one day we can buy some travel tropical goodies):powder chocolate goodness that can be mixed with water or honey or so many of Leahlaniskincare products.  So lovely.  It forms into a chocolate mousse and makes skin super soft and glow (I already own full size bottle)
  • Innersense Sweet Spirit Leave in Condition, travel (~$10):subtle earthy smell, works amazing on my curly/frizz and on my 5 year old daughter’s ringlet curls
  • Luxie Large Angled Brush 504, full size ($16):soft vegan cruelty free brushes and the pink and rose gold are so glam
  • Cate McNabb Lipgloss Poppin’ Bottles, mini sample (~$6):nourishing lip gloss (not sticky) and pretty gold brown/pink shimmer.  I like to add a little to lipstick for some sparkle
  • Green & Gorgeous Hair Dry Shampoo Grapefruit & Sweet Organic, travel size ($7.99):powder, very light scent.  A little goes a long way for me.  I put in roots of hair, especially front and no white mess to help dirty hair.
  • Cute Extras:  Organic Sucker & Valentine’s Card- so adorable-nice touch

January 2016


  • Dr. Brite Teeth Whitening Pen Peroxide Free Green Apple, full size ($20):so good, worked for me, see results here
  • Zoe Organics Cream, full size ($18):thick, creamy, mostiurizing for the entire family
  • Acure Brightening Facial Scrub, full size ($9.99):only need a little, exfoliates, affordable, effective and lasts
  • Vapour Organic Beauty Eyeliner in Viper, full size ($20):pretty, plum with great pigment
  • Go Macro Macrobar Sunflower butter and Chocolate, full size ($2.89):yummy & organic
  • Kaianaturals Juicy Bamboo Natural Facial Cleansing Clotthes, sample of 3 (~$1.95):cloth is soft and takes of light makeup, great for traveling.  I purchased a few of these and always keep one in my bag/backpack.
  • Buckaroo Organics Soapberry Suds Laundry Detergent, travel pack of 3 (~$3-5):cleaned clothes fabulously, subtle scent and can always use travel packs (these came in handy at Disneyworld! Just because vacationing doesn’t mean I will use the conventional stuff they sale there).  I have this in full size too-works great!

December 2015


  • Au Naturale Cosmetics Organic Cream Highlighter & Bronzer Duo Deluxe samples(~$10-20?):great pigment, long lasting and would be great for all skin tones
  • Fitglow Beauty Organic Lipstick in LOVE, full size ($26):fabulous red, moisturizing and vibrant.  I’m not usually a red lipstick person, but this changed my mind
  • Bare Bones Body Deodorant- vegan and organic Full Size ($8.99):worked great, light scent and creamy.  I like creamy deodorants
  • Malaya Organics Bath Salts Lavender & Vanilla 4 oz. (~9.50):beautiful aroma and so relaxing
  • Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. Organic, Fair Trade, + 20% of proceeds goes to rescue furry friends 2.5 oz. sample, delicious coffee (I like seeing organic coffee that helps people or furry friends in sub boxes)
  • Wonderseed Nurturing Hemp Hand Cream Water Lotus, Full Size ($12.95):creamy texture
  • Tasty Face Organics Vanilla Mint Daily Moisturizer,Full Size 2 oz. ($33):helps make winter skin soft, minty and balm like

Bottom Line

Can you see why The Organic Bunny Box is one of my favorite clean beauty subscription boxes and one of Thoughtfully Magazine’s Top 6?  Such a great variety of clean beauty/clean living products and fabulous value.  Some of the products I couldn’t determine the exact value, but you can see the approximate value of each product and each box was well over the $59 per month cost.  As a subscription box collector, I know that some months are going to be better than others and that is what you should except with any subscription box.  But overall, I’m always happy with this glamorous box, plus I can use everything in them.  The Organic Bunny Box would make a great Holiday/Birthday/Self care gift for someone new to clean beauty or the green beauty enthusiast.   Do you subscribe?  What was your favorite Organic Bunny Box month?  Do you want to see monthly (more detailed) reviews?  Please leave comments below.  Thank you.



Green Passion Beauty

[The Organic Bunny Boxes were paid for by Green Passion Beauty, all opinions are my own]




Subscription Boxes

GLOWING BEETS- year in review


February 2016

Glowing Beets

Are you ready to get your natural glow on with Glowing Beets monthly treats delivered right to your door?  Seriously, one of my favorites at such a great price point too.  Glowing Beets is a monthly subscription box service made to discover natural beauty products for healthy living.  I’ve been subscribed to Glowing Beets for over a year and they always have such a great variety of clean green beauty products for only $29.95 a month plus shipping.   They also have a shop where you can buy clean beauty products that were featured in their boxes.

Glowing Beets describes their subscription to include:

3-4 deluxe-sized samples or full size beauty products made with clean, non-toxic ingredients. These samples are designed for you to try (do you like the scent, the texture, performance and/or are you allergic to any of the ingredients) before committing to full size products.

Glowing Beets believes:

You don’t have to sacrifice your health in the name of beauty. We do the research to bring you clean, non-toxic and cruelty-free beauty products comprised of the finest ingredients, so you can indulge in luxurious skincare and cosmetic products without the worries of toxic chemicals.

I’ve been so impressed with Glowing Beets because they have always included full size quality green beauty brands with some deluxe samples.  Every box comes with an information card with details about the products, some special collaborations, and lots of discount offers too.  So good!

Below you will see a year in review with approximate value of all the Glowing Beets boxes I’ve received with some mini reviews.  I think subscription boxes are such a great way to try green beauty products whether you’re a green beauty devotee or newbie and trying to detox your skincare and cosmetics.  As a green beauty box collector, I like to look at as many months as I can of that box to see if the box is right for me before I subscribe.  I look for the quality/variety of products, whether they are full size or samples, cost, do I use the products, the overall value.  Remember subscription boxes can be amazing one month and the next month might not be as great.  We are all different and it is a risk one takes with mystery subscription boxes, but I think Glowing Beets is well worth it.  Now let’s get on to the goods.

May 2017

GPB GB May 17

Summer Fun Box

Gypsy Soul Organics Aroma Therapy Energize Spray- Nephew River-Full Size $19: smells like lemon, grapefruit and basil.  So refreshing!  Just spray and enjoy!

Jersey Kids Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 30 (EWG 1 Rating)- Full Size $20:  Love easy to use sunscreen sticks for my daughter, can’t wait to use this for the summer

Pleni Naturals Apple + Broccoli Hair and Body Wash– Full Size $16.99:  So happy to see this wash in this month’s box.  It’s made with organic ingredients and is MADE SAFE, which means their products are created without ingredients known to harm human health or the environment (for more info, you can go to MADE and check out my post here)

Jersey Shore Cosmetics All Natural Tinted Simmer Balm SPF– Full Size $10:  I received the Sheer Pink, but subscribers also received Sheer Red.  These are made with natural and organic ingredients.  This hydrating sheer balm has sunscreen for the lips, so important because we often forget about protecting our lips in the sun (I know I have).

Boho Chic Macarons Lip & Cheek Tint Collection– Set of 5 colors $7.50:  The macaron collection is inspired by the city lights of Paris and macaroons the founder made as a pastry chef.  Such bright beautiful colors.

April 2017

GPB GB April 2017

Marine Bee Company Detox Masque– Full Size $48:  This detox mask contains California Wildflower honey (1/3) and clay, pumpkin & oatmeal.  10 minute mask, makes skin feel smooth with gentle exfoliation.

Marine Bee Company Lip Repair– Full Size $26:  Clear lip gloss to provide hydration to lips, not sticky.  Made with calendula, beeswax & pomegranate.

Root + Willow Lava Body Scrub- Rosewood + Honey Full Size $18:   Gentle exfoliating body scrub made with organic coconut, sweet almond and sustainable palm oils.  Left my skin feeling so soft.

Fred and Far Enamel Pin $12: part of the #selflove movement reminding us “The future is bright and so are you!”.  Their pins are so much fun and great reminders for self love!

March 2017

GPB GB March 2017

Fitglow Beauty Lipstick Full Size $24:  This is a special collaboration in the color BEET- a beautiful pink/purple.  My absolute favorite clean beauty hydrating lipstick.  Such a lovely color that can be worn by all skin tones.  I just met Anna the beauty behind the brand Fitglow Beauty at Dallas IBE and she is so knowledgeable and sweet (huge fan!!!).

Gaffer & Child Facial Cleanser Full Size $26:  A little goes a long way with this refreshing cleanser.  Smells of lavender and lemon to me.  Made with natural and organic ingredients.  Plus every purchase will assist in PETA’s groundbreaking work to stop animal abuse and suffering.

Gaffer & Child Hydrating Serum Full Size $34:  Vitamin rich moisturizing serum.

Fred and Far Enamel Pin$8- MORE LOVE (pins varied among subscribers)-this pin/greeting card celebrates love, self love, and love for others

February 2017

GPB GB Feb 2017

Rachel’s Plan Bee Body Butter Original Full Size $22:  My daughter and I love, love, love Rachel’s Body Butter.  Orange and vanilla aroma and creamy whipped goodness.  My daughter calls it “Bee Magic” because it melts on skin and smells so yummy.  Plus adore the amazing woman behind the brand.

Rachel’s Plan Bee Original Mini Body Oil $8:  Rachel’s oils are hydrating, smell delicious and leave skin super soft without greasiness.  Luxury in a bottle.

HAN Skin Care Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Rasberry Chardonnay Full Size $14 :smells like candy, goes on smooth, hydrating and not sticky.

Free Range Skincare Eye Serum Full Size $18.95:  gel that gives under eye cooling sensation

Boho Chic Cosmetics Cosmetic Bag Full Size $10:  exclusive handmade organic cotton fabric bags for glowing beets.  So pretty.  They have some beautiful designs in their shop too.  Just call me a bag lady, bring on the bags, especially organic!

January 2017

GPB GB January 2017

David’s Premium Natural Toothpaste Full Size $7.95:  minty natural toothpaste, like conventional but without all the nasty ingredients.  The metal key helps get all the toothpaste out (I feel so fancy)

Modicum Skincare Tavel Kit $65:  Great way to try new products and take on a trip.  Includes Essential Serum, Cleanser and Exfoliant in 10 mL

Scandic Botanica Rosehip Highlighter $22:  gives a dewy look and lasts a long time

Free Range Skin Care Hand Lotion- this was a bonus due to an issue with another product.  Nice and creamy without being greasy.

December 2016

GPB GB Dec 16


Sakari Botanicals Rosehip Tea with Calendua Flowers and Peppermint $8: made and produced by American Indians.

Fitglow Beauty Super C Cream travel size ~$30 (subscribers also received Redness Rescue Cream)- This is a light weight cream, hydrating Vitamin rich C, B & Organic Tea.  I’ve also placed one in the fridge for refreshing cool cream during hot months.  Plus received a code for discount products with Fitglow

Mean and the Girls Mentha Reviving Lip Moisturizer Full Size ~$8-10: minty and soothing

Dr. Brite Peroxide Free Teeth Whitening Pen Mint Flavored Full Size $20- this pen is amazing and worked wonders for brightening my teeth naturally without all the nasty ingredients (see my results here)

November 2016

GPB GB Dec 2017

Wabisabibotanicals AMIDA Illuminating Floral Essence Full Size $67:  This is different than other toners I’ve tried, nice and thick, almost like a serum.  So gentle and the extra step I needed to feel clean, smooth skin.  I like to apply it to my Marley Monster’s organic bamboo round.   I couldn’t believe the difference it made as a toner and hydration.  Such a beautiful treat for my skin.

Moody Sisters Whipped Lotion in Cocoa Bean Full Size $16: Decadent chocolate smell, creamy lotion leaving skin soft

St. Tropica Organic Coconut Hot Oil Hair Mask 2 packets ~$10:  100% Certified USDA Organic

October 2016

GPB GB Oct 2016 anniver

Glowing Beets 1 year Anniversary Box- WOW- what an amazing year.

Lilofox Miami Youthful Vixen Face Nectar Maraca + Rose 10 ml/$45:  I can’t say enough good things about this brand.  Clean ingredients and soulful essences that work.  So moisturizing and soothing.

Lilofox Miami Mystec Awakening Rosemary Toning Mist Amethyst Infusion 30 ml/~$15:  Loved spritzing this beautiful earthy aroma all over.  Cooling and hydrating, so good

Prim Botanicals Mademoiselle Swell Perfume Oil Full Size $42:  gorgeous scent with citrus and floral notes, easy application roller ball.  Tropical goodness is a glass bottle that travels everywhere with me.

Jacqs Organics Hibiscus & Aloe Bath Bomb $5:  handmade with organic and natural ingredients.  Very relaxing.

Shop Knotty Special Collaboration with Glowing Beets Anniversary Bracelet ~$30: dainty rose gold with Glowing Beets’ Logo.   So pretty and feminine.

September 2016

GPB GB Oct 2016

ZAO Organic Makeup Liquid Organic Eyeliner Black Full Size $29.50

QC Naturals Karen’s Cleanser Full Size $16.50

QC Naturals Timmy’s Toner Full Size $16.50

Pur SOL Beauty Konjac Facial Sponge Full Size ~$8-10

Antonin B Paris Ceramides Enriched Desert Serum Deluxe Sample ~$20

***This box was given to one lucky winner on Instagram

August 2016

GPB GB Aug 16


Hyntbeauty Notoriously Nude Matte Powder Blush Full Size $28:  This is a collaboration with Green Bunny Video.  Pretty, on lasting, clean ingredients, and great for all skin tones

Apoterraskincare Hibiscus Exfoliating Mud with Rose Hip + Acai Full Size $24:  This is a scrub, mask and cleanser in one

SudSatorium Body Lotion & Tint MIDAS Full Size ~$10 (unable to locate price):   Love a little shimmer with lotion

Shop Knotty Pink Pony Bracelet $12:  beautiful bracelet/pony tail.  This is great because I seem to put my hair up at some point in the day-from bracelet to point tail- convenient.

July 2016

GPB GB July 16

Glowing Beets and Girl Gone Green Collaboration

Leahlaniskincare KOKOLEKA Ritual Desert Mask Deluxe Size ~$10:  This chocolate mask is lovely, I already own a full size so this travel/deluxe size is great for trips.  Divine treat for the skin and great to mix with serums/mists.

Joshrosebrook Firm Hold Hairspray Travel Size $15:  natural hairspray that works.  Smells great and holds.  Always happy to see Josh Rosebrook.

Marleys Monsters Organic Bamboo Rounds ~$5:  these are great to take off make-up and for toners.  Machine washable, organic and environmentally friendly.  I have an entire set and a cute little bag I wash them in I bought from Marleys Monsters

Gia Minerals Eye Shadow Full Size Sole Luna $20:  A sparkling bronze multi-tasker.  So pretty and fun to use on eyes, as eye liner and as a bronzer.

June 2016

GPB GB June 16

Previseskincare Nutrify Hyaluronic Tonic Full Size $48:  hydrating tonic in glass bottle with dropper

Previseskincare Defend Serum Full Size $48:  A pre-sun solution to help defend against sun damage

Captainblankenship Gold Waves Travel Size $14:  This is one of my favorite sea salt hair products with golden shimmer.  Hello Mermaid hair!

May 2016

GPB GB May 16

Flourish Honey Blossom Shampoo Full Size $19:  this shampoo smells amazing with honey, vanilla and floral tones.   Made my hair feel clean and soft.

Flourish Honey Blossom Conditioner Full Size $19:  clean ingredients that actually work to keep hair soft, smooth and healthy.  Plus the scent of honey, vanilla and floral is so lovely.  Can’t wait to try more for this clean beauty brand.

Biodara Traveler Set $32:  The travel set includes Luminous Cleansing Oil, Immortal Mist & Reusable Muslin Cloth

Bottom Line

As you can see from my year in review, Glowing Beets has an incredible curation every month with mainly full size green beauty products and the value is way over the cost of a monthly box.  This is one of the boxes that I don’t want to be without.

Do you subscribe to Glowing Beets?  I hope this helps if you were thinking about subscribing or getting Glowing Beets as a gift for someone (lucky).  Plus, use code GP10 for 10% off your first box here.



Green Passion Beauty

Precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world.  Just look at yourself.

~Maya Angelou

[Green Passion Beauty paid for Glowing Beets Boxes, opinion and reviews are my own]




Photo courtesy of The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics


October is Breast Cancer awareness month.  I think it is wonderful to raise awareness/prevention education and to donate to a cause like breast cancer.  However, when brands/products contain the harmful ingredients that are actually linked to breast cancer then there is a problem.  This is why Breast Cancer Action invented the term pink washing as part of their Think Before You Pink Campaign.

Pinkwasher (noun)

A company or organization that claims to care about breast cancer by promoting a pink ribbon product, but at the same time produces with, manufactures and/or sells products that are linked to the disease.

This seems crazy, that companies trying to raise money for breast cancer actually contain chemicals/ingredients that may cause cancer or been linked to cancer.  What?!?!?  If you do by the products please be aware of what harmful, possibly cancer causing ingredients might be in those products.  Breast Cancer Fund wants consumers to ask questions like:

Does this purchase put you or someone you love at risk for exposure to toxins linked to breast cancer?  What is the company doing to ensure that its products are not contributing to the breast cancer epidemic?

In considering a pink ribbon purchase, does the product contain toxins or otherwise increase our risk of breast cancer?

These are great questions to ask prior to buying the product with the pink ribbon.  Just another reason why it is so important to know what ingredients are harmful and how to avoid them or make the decision that they are acceptable for you and your family.   So what can we do?  Demand safer products.  Plus, continue to check ingredients and also see resources like the October Shopping Guide by The Breast Cancer Fund that included brands/products that are safe and transparent about what is in their products (Beauty Counter, Dr. Brite, Tata Harper and more).

The Breast Cancer Fund campaign is also working to shift the focus from awareness to prevention and to stop the disease before it starts.

According to The Breast Cancer Fund, in just a generation we’ve witnessed a 40-percent increase in breast cancer, and we know that environmental factors like toxic chemical exposures have played a major role. The Breast Cancer Fund is working to eliminate our exposure to toxic chemicals linked to the disease so that fewer of us, our daughters and increasingly our sons will ever have to hear the words, “You have breast cancer.”

It would be a wonderful world if we could trust that every product on the market was safe with no toxic, cancer causing ingredients.  Especially, products with pink ribbons on them should be clean.  Until then, we need to continue to look into the ingredients and decide if the product is one that we are comfortable using for ourselves and our families.


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Resources and for more information on Breast Cancer awareness and prevention please see The Breast Cancer Fund, Campaign for Safe CosmeticsBreast Cancer Action