12 Small, Eco-Conscious & Cruelty-Free Based Businesses to Support While Holiday Shopping

When you buy from small businesses you are directly supporting small economies that support communities. They really make that happy dance every time they make a sale and they directly are supporting their families with your purchase. Buying local is the best way to make a huge impact while also giving your friends and family the sweetest and unique gifts money can buy.

I’ve placed below 12 companies that I am totally crushing on and also feel will make amazing gifts this holiday year. All the companies I’ve featured have strong desires to keep things ethical. Most of these companies also use all natural, eco-friendly materials as well. Some with a little of both worlds. A total win for the conscious consumers out there.

Support real human connection by purchasing from local makers, creators and artisans this holiday season.

DOYENNE

SUSTAINABLE Silk Clothing

About Doyenne

The Doyenne line is crafted to be a staple in your closet.  Something to be worn every day or as a statement piece to your best friend’s wedding. Doyenne is dedicated to making high quality and timeless garments so you can wear them for years to come, no matter the season.  

Doyenne believes in the eco-consciousness of slow fashion.  They are small batch, releasing limited quantities and only a few designs at a time.  This way they can stay true to their integrity and maintain their commitment to attention to detail, quality, refinement and the protection of Mother Nature.  

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Live Crude

Soapless, detergent-free, strictly plant-based

About Live Crude

Your skin is smart. It knows how to heal and regenerate itself, and Live Crude thinks the best thing you can do to help it is to get out of the way. CRUDE takes a hands-off approach to skincare, giving nature’s healing systems the credit they deserve. Inspired by ancient cleansing techniques, Live Crude’s entire line of plant-based products is completely free of soap, detergent, synthetic chemicals, and harsh exfoliants — formulated with simple, botanical ingredients to “leave no trace” on the skin and its delicate ecosystems.


pureosophy

Eco-friendly online store: Zero-waste and reusable products

About pureosophy

Pureosophy’s mission is to make it easier for you to choose and buy reusable products to minimize the huge amount of waste and plastic that ends up in landfill and the ocean every year. They believe that you can make a difference - small steps matter.


Saalt Co.

Period care without the toxins, chemicals, or wrappers you throw away every month. Natural. Simple. Essential.

About Saalt Co.

Saalt Co. empowers people to care for their periods in a healthy and sustainable way. They do this by creating high-performance products with no compromises that simplify period care to support healthy and sustainable living. They foster a global community of people who make deliberate and clear choices in their lives—people who do more with less, and have honest and inspiring conversations that bring awareness and help end menstrual shame. With their partners, they empower women and girls in need by providing education and life skills training. They understand that investing in women is the fastest and most effective way of changing a community. When you help a woman, you create change for generations.


Shecology

100% Natural & organic soapnut based cleaning products packaged in glass and biodegradable materials - Safe for your whole family & the Earth

about Shecology

Shecology is a business committed to making the world a cleaner place by ridding the planet of toxic chemicals found in household cleaners + laundry detergent and the plastic containers they are packaged in.  They manufacture and sell 100% natural soap nut based cleaning products packaged responsibly in containers intended for reuse / recycle.  

No plastic is Their goal. And, because they refuse to sell liquid cleaners (which are 99.99% water) their products are lightweight, ultra-concentrated, and cost-effective. 

Each product manufactured and / or sold by Shecology has been thoroughly tested and approved by a cluster of classy cleaners with credentials including over 100 combined years of cleaning experience. They have high standards and stand behind everything that bears the Shecology name. 


Not Pot

Vegan CBD gummies that are chill AF

about NOT POT

At Not Pot, they believe full cannabis legalization is a step in the right direction, but it’s not enough to correct the wrongs of our criminal justice system. That’s why they’re proud to support the the bail project, a non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration at the front end through a revolving national bail fund. Their contribution to the bail project is straightforward: they pay bail for one person in need every month. While seemingly simple, they believe that paying even one person's bail represents a bigger act of resistance against criminal injustice.


blk + GRN

All-natural marketplace by all Black artisans
One stop-shop for Black-owned toxic free products

about blk + GRN

At BLK + GRN, all Black artisans are carefully chosen by Black women's health experts who know what an all-natural product truly looks like. They've seen firsthand the damaging effects harmful ingredients and practices have had on their community.

The BLK + GRN marketplace connects Black women with natural lifestyles to high-quality, toxic-free brands that share in the BLK + GRN mission of health, wellness and community cultivation.

BLK + GRN promise to maintain that connection by curating, crafting and consuming consciously for you.


misomia

artisan jeweler specializing in Sterling Silver & 14K Gold handcrafted jewelry

about Misoma

Located in St. Petersburg, Fl. Samiha is a professional artisan jeweler specializing in Sterling Silver & 14K Gold handcrafted jewelry. Seeking out rare high quality stones from decommissioned mines, and sourcing her materials and tools locally is a passion of hers. Cosmic influences pair with dreams of far-off places to yield unique, culturally influenced pieces of art. From rustic to refined, antiquity to new-world, my crafting styles match a large audience and are one of a kind! 


BOHEMIAN RÊVES

PLANT BASED SKIN LOVE

about BOHEMIAN RÊVES

Bohemian Rêves creates dreamy, small batch skincare and hand poured botanical candles. User friendly, vegan and organic - Bohem focuses on formulating plant based skin love for the everyday bohemian. Their Patchouli + Vanilla Texturizing Mist and Desert Fleur Botanical Perfume have quickly become a cult favorite with Saint Petersburg locals and continue to gain popularity on the east coast and parts of the Midwest.


simply straws

Handmade Glass Straws

about Simply Straws

In 2012, the Sladics' family began “Simply Straws”, a reusable drinking straw alternative to the common plastic straws. With a passion to educate the public on the effects of plastic pollution, & a commitment to work with organizations minimizing plastics.


Monsoon Blooms

AYURVEDIC LIFESTYLE BASICS - Conscious fibres hand-dyed with medicinal plants 

about Monsoon Blooms

Monsoon Blooms is a lifestyle brand that makes loungewear, intimates and Yoga mats out of conscious fabrics like Fairtrade organic cotton and bamboo. It was created by husband and wife team Samantha & Krishna, and begun as a way to keep their baby son, Cypress, connected to his Indian heritage, and to force them to go back to India regularly. 


Natural Magics

intuitive tarot reader +crystal pipe maker

Arkansas mined Golden Healer Quartz is a powerful crystal comrade for Sagittarius. This FIRE energy stone busts your energy fields wide open, encouraging Universal energy to flow freely through you, breaking down mental strongholds, supporting you in rerouting engrained thought patterns, and dissolving any blockages towards the actions you KNOW are for you. If we wanna talk about healing, how about we simply work to remove any obstructions to the flow of life and see if we aren't already on our way there? The color of these clusters is associated with the Golden Ray of Light (information) and it can encourage us to allow awareness from our highest sources (like our guides, our smart ass ancestors, and our Highest Salty Self™) into our conscious minds, reminding us that we already know what to do and that nothing is ACTUALLY stopping us from finding a way. Connected especially to the SACRAL + SOLAR PLEXUS Chakras, these magickal clusters stimulate our CREATIVE FIRE and funnel that energy towards INSPIRED ACTION, and with the blockage busting energy it eminates, good luck trying to NOT express + live out your PASSIONS with these Crystals around. And speaking of LUCK! Sagittarius' is ruled by Jupiter which governs luck, abundance + prosperity, and since this stone's vibe increases your self-confidence while turbocharging your creativity, you can BET having one around could improve your abundance mindset! This stone is a Master Healer + while it will softly + slowly entrain you to it's energy, the transformation that it encourages will be life-altering and LASTING. This is not to say you get out of any work! On the contrary, the energy of this Crystal simply supports you in actually DOING IT. But at the end of the day it's YOU who makes the choices. If you expect overnight results and get discouraged about how long things take, this Crystal can help you understand that if you would only keep showing up, that what you will create will be of lasting worth and abundance! ✨THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT THESE BABES HAVE ALL SOLD

about natural magics

Jennifer Joseph defines herself as your average, run of the mill chaos witch who creates smoking pipes out of crystals. Her life's greatest passion is being a student of the universe and experiencing life as fully as she can. Though her pursuits lie more in the mysterium, the abstract and the psyche, she also loves learning and exploring how our material reality works. She is mostly self-educated in all her areas of interest.


Thank you for following along. I hope you choose one of these companies to give great gifts to for this holiday. I want you to have many great, healthy experiences with your friends and family. If you are having a hard holiday, don’t feel bad if you must remove yourself from the situation if the experience is negative for your mental health. And hell, just treat yourself and buy from one of these amazing companies with one of their unique products. You also deserve to shower yourself in some holiday love this year and every year.

I hope you are killing it this holiday and getting yourself set for a kick ass 2019.


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