New from Vermont Soap is Sage Lime Organic Deodorant. The deodorant meets USDA organic food standards and is also vegan, gluten-free, non-GMO and never tested on animals. Ingredients include coconut oil, cornstarch, essential oils and rosemary extract.

The ballots are in. The votes are tallied. And now without further ado, we are thrilled to share with you the winners of the 2014 WholeFoods Natural Choice Awards.

What would you think of using a facial product that improves the skin? That’s great, right? How about one that also cuts some steps out of your beauty routine? Fantastic! Now, what about one that creates a winning trifecta with results, quick application and cost savings? Yep, those are the makings of a hot seller.

Pop quiz!     
Question 1: Which is the body’s largest organ? The skin, so you’d better take care of it. It’s one of the first places to show that something’s not quite right with the body, like needing more sleep, more water or less time in the sun. So, take a few minutes and learn some tips from companies specializing in natural skincare and haircare.

White Egret Personal Care, Inc. added Lavender Bath Crystals to its line of personal care products. Lavender Bath Crystals are made with salt, organic lavender essential oil and trace minerals from the Great Salt Lake. Salts can be used in a bath, as a foot soak or as a face scrub.
SRP: $8.39 per 16-ounce jar.

New from Carlson Laboratories is E-Gem Lip Care, a moisturizing lip balm made with natural-source vitamin E, an antioxidant. E-Gem Lip Care delivers 1,000 IU of healing vitamin E per stick, which protects lips from drying out due to harsh weather conditions or U.V. rays. E-Gem is free of parabens, phthalates and artificial flavors or dyes.

Very Clear Oil-Free Acne Wipes, new from derma e, use natural ingredients to remove acne-causing bacteria, dirt and oil from the face. Salicylic acid removes dirt and impurities while willow bark, chamomile and aloe gently soothe irritation and redness. The wipes, which come in 100% recyclable packaging, are 100% compostable, fragrance-free and hypoallergenic.

Small World Trading Co. has added Hand Sanitizer spray and gel to its Everyone line. Containing only all natural, safe ingredients such as jojoba oil and organic non-GMO ethanol, Everyone Hand Sanitizers are 99.9% effective at killing common germs. They come in two scents: Peppermint + Citrus and Coconut + Lemon, and are not tested on animals.

W.S. Badger Company now offers a daily non-nano sunscreen lotion for babies with an SPF of 30. The formula is hypoallergenic and has a fragrance of chamomile and calendula, which is calming and soothing to the skin. The sunscreen contains 100% certified natural ingredients and 86% certified organic ingredients.