Here's a press release I received. Green Brides in New York may find this very interesting.
(New York) – For a truly custom green wedding, brides can do their one-stop-shopping for gifts and favors at Spirit Beauty Lounge, which offers custom party favors and gift packages for the green bride’s wedding, shower, and event needs.
Spirit Beauty Lounge allows customers to choose from four eco-friendly packaging options including fair trade recycled paper gift bags, recycled jewelry boxes, recycled pillow boxes with organic cotton, and sustainable raffia ribbon. Then choose any combination of luxury organic products from the site’s entire inventory to create a custom bag or box.
Some of Spirit Beauty Lounge’s favorite favors include All The Better To Kiss You With organic lip balm tins in peppermint, lavender vanilla, chai, or pomegranate. Dirt Organic soy tea light candles in a variety of natural aromas including “Wedded Bliss” and “Open Arms.” Skinny Skinny organic bar soaps are beautifully wrapped in pages from discarded books.
In addition to sample size bath and body and skin care products that make great favors, Spirit Beauty Lounge can also custom order organic chocolates and other items from its vendors, or integrate other items at the brides’ request into the favor sets at no additional service charge.
Spirit Beauty Lounge can custom-fill most favor sets for up to 200 guests within 2 to 4 weeks.
Spirit Beauty Lounge is the only carbon-neutral online boutique for luxury green, organic and cruelty-free beauty and lifestyle products.
The company was launched in fall 2008 as a one-stop shop for organic and sustainable beauty products from companies with clearly defined humane, ethical, and environmental policies. Spirit Beauty Lounge also carries recycled and vintage jewelry, hard-to-find European skincare lines and non-toxic household cleaning products.
SpiritBeautyLounge.com was founded as a place to shop online for the best in organic beauty and lifestyle products safely, knowing they’ve done the research for you.
Artist, activist, and beauty school dropout turned “beauty warrior,” founder Spirit Demerson has spent years searching for effective organic beauty products. Frustrated by the less-than-luxurious selection available at natural foods markets and misleading labels at drugstores, she decided to become an expert, spending hours obsessively researching ingredients and often mixing up batches of lotions and potions in her kitchen.
At Spirit Beauty Lounge, the product selection process involves countless hours of research and testing based on their “3P” scoring system:
· Performance: a product should do what it promises and do it well, period.
· Potency/purity: Spirit Beauty Lounge demands the highest possible percentage of organic or biodynamic, active ingredients.
· Presentation: packaging must be beautiful as well as biodegradable or recyclable.
Spirit Beauty Lounge discusses all aspects of manufacturing and production with its vendors to ensure that no sweatshop labor was used and fair trade claims are certified; products and ingredients were not tested on animals and do not contain inhumane animal byproducts; and products are manufactured, sourced, and transported with minimal impact. Featured brands include: Acquarella, Alima Pure, Alkemie, Alex and Ani, Amazon Beauty, CTonics, Ila, Intelligent Nutrients, Jurlique, Lulu Organics, Nahui Ollin, Nvey Eco, Organic Apoteke, Patyka, Priti, Suzanne Aux Bains, Tsi-La, and more.
The site rivals the big box beauty stores by offering services like a live personal shopper and live chat customer service, free shipping offers, and free samples with every order.
Spirit Beauty Lounge’s shipping and office facilities are powered by 100% Green-e certified renewable wind and hydro energy, and the Web site is hosted with 100% solar energy. The company ships and gift wraps using only biodegradable or recycled materials, and offers carbon offsetting for the shipping footprint of every purchase.
Spirit Beauty Lounge also makes efforts to reduce its own carbon footprint. As a member of 1% for the Planet, the company donates 1% of sales to a network of 1,458 environmental organizations worldwide, and its annual donation to Carbonfund.org supports carbon-reducing projects like renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects.
Spirit Beauty Lounge can be reached at (888) 409-8889 or www.spiritbeautylounge.com.