xlearXlear, Inc. introduces NetiXlear Saline Nasal Wash, an all-natural solution for use in a neti pot. These pre-measured packets use sea salt, sodium bicarbonate and xylitol for cleaning and maintaining healthy nasal passages and sinuses, says the company. This is one of the first neti pot nasal irrigation systems to use xylitol, which helps wash away airborne contaminants and pollutants.

Giovanni, purveyors of hair and body care, has created a new 5.1-oz tube of Smooth As Silk Xtreme, which provides the same nutrients as the 1-oz pouch. Made with shea butter, macadamia and vitamin-infused Kukui oil, Smooth As Silk Xtreme provides sheen and revitalizes each strand of hair from root to tip.

AubreyFrom Aubrey Organics comes Honeysuckle CoQ10 Replenishing Moisturizing Lotion. The lotion is available in an easy-to-use twist pump and is made from key ingredients including organic aloe vera, CoQ10 liposomes, organic jojoba oil, honeysuckle extract, sweet almond oil and organic rosa mosqueta oil.

derma eTo help ease symptoms associated with hormonal changes such as hot flashes, night sweats and mood imbalances, derma e Natural Bodycare has launched Flash Relief. This natural soothing formula combines traditional medicinal herbs such as black cohosh and wild yam, as well as menthol, ginseng, St. John’s wort, lavender and vitamins C and E to help promote a cool, calm and more balanced feeling.

Mineral Makeup

Over the past decade, there has been growing interest in mineral makeup. These cosmetics are not completely brand new to the industry as some may think; it has roots dating back to the mid-1970s. Suffice it to say that mineral makeup has garnered public acclaim because it is au naturale, while still offering variety. With that, there are several forms of mineral cosmetics on the market including bronzer, foundation, blush, concealer and eye shadow.

personal care products

It may not be long before we see shampoos, moisturizers and soaps made with organic ingredients bearing that familiar green and white USDA Organic seal.

feminine hygiene

Maintaining our health and protecting our planet promote longevity and environmental sustenance. However, in the current economic paradigm, saving money may take precedence over pursuing health-beneficial practices or green initiatives.

lip balmOrganic Essence launched five new lip balm flavors in eco-friendly tubes. Shea- and cocoa butter-infused flavors include Almond, Grapefruit, Mint, Natural and Vanilla. Each tube is made from bio-degradable materials. “USDA Certified organic is your assurance that questionable ingredients are not present to potentially harm your skin,” says the firm.

New from Avalon Organics is a personal care line that is infused with grapefruit extracts (to invigorate hair and skin) and geranium leaf extract (to “awaken the senses,” says the company).