Summer Sales


This past year, I’ve been trying to get my family to join the “green” side and switch to more natural body products. My mom is currently obsessed with Desert Essence‘s shampoos and conditioners and her current favorite is the Coconut scent (she previously used the Raspberry one). She just stocked up on the shampoo and conditioner, which are now on sale at Vitacost for $3.97 each! The body wash was on sale for $5.29 and I picked it up for my mom to try as well. It will be interesting to see how this compares to the 100% Pure Coconut Body Wash, which I think is a bit too pricey for me but my mom loves the scent. I think that the Desert Essence products are a great budget-friendly option, especially if you’re looking to transition into green beauty products. If you are a huge coconut scent lover, you should quickly pick these up while they’re on sale!

The coconut shampoo and conditioner each score a 4 on EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database due to the fragrance ingredient. So, if you’re looking for a product that has a lower EWG score but is still affordable, Acure Organics is probably your next best bet. Right now, my family is still in the transitional phase, so they’re not quite as picky when it comes to EWG scores. I typically try to only use products that score between 0-3, but I’m not a purist so I am willing to use products that score a little higher depending on how often I use it and if it is being applied to a larger surface of my skin.

According to Vitacost’s website, the Desert Essence products are free of: “parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, phthalates, artificial colors, silicones, EDTA, glycol, petroleum-based ingredients, wheat, gluten, animal testing, and animal ingredients.”

Have you tried the Desert Essence Coconut Shampoo, Conditioner, and/or Body Wash? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!

♥ If you’re new to Vitacost, get $10 off your first purchase of $30 here.


Here are some other green beauty summer sales that are going on right now:

100% Pure – From July 13-July 15, use code #FOOTSIE for 20% off footsie products.

The 20% off applies only to products selected for the Foot Facial promotion and cannot be used towards any other items in your order. Please enter discount code #FOOTSIE when checking out. Online only. Offer is valid until Wednesday July 15th, 2015 11:59 PM PST.

Dermstore – Select Jane Iredale products are 25% off. *Sale ends 7/14/15 11:59 PM PT. Not valid with other offers.

Pharmaca – 20% off $50, $25% off $75, 30% off $100; Code: STOCKUP

*STOCKUP coupon code valid through 7.14.15 9:30am MST only, only for merchandise at All discount promotions exclude Avene, Bluebonnet, Clarisonic, DeVita, Doctor Greens, Dr. Hauschka, evanhealy, GroVia, Herb Pharm, Integrative Therapeutics, jane iredale, John Masters, Jurlique, Klorane, Max Green Alchemy, Metagenics, Mrs. Meyers, Natura Health Products, NeuroScience, New Chapter, Nordic Naturals, One Love Organics, Paula’s Choice, Pharmax, Pure Encapsulations, Sanitas, Sigma-Tau, Suki, Sun Warrior, Thorne Research, Vega One, Vibrant Health or Vital Nutrients, gift cards, prior purchases, shipping, products that currently have a Buy One, Get One Free offer or purchases at Pharmaca stores. Not redeemable for cash or combinable with any other offer or discount.

**Orders over $35 ship FREE via Standard Shipping. Orders must total $35 before tax (and after any promotional discounts) to qualify. Surcharges for large items may still apply. Some exclusions apply; see Shipping page for details.


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