ORGANIC BEAUTY PICKS FOR A RELAXING SUMMER.
Organic beauty picks for a relaxing summer.
Brad Black and Susan GriffinBlack cofounded EO Products 22 years ago with health in mind. “We wanted to make beautiful products that we could use on our kids,” says Griffin-black. They began with organic essential oils and built a brand around self-care and a sustainable manufacturing ethos. “Essential oils can enhance our well-being in an accessible way,” she explains. Here, the duo shares their favorite summer products.
START WITH THE BASICS
Griffin-black describes alcohol-based, natural deodorant as a gateway product. “It’s one of the first things people turn to when they have a healthier lifestyle,” she says. Instead of stopping sweat with antiperspirant, she recommends a deodorant, like EO Certified Organic Deodorant Spray Citrus ($7), that instead kills odor-causing bacteria with organic ethanol and citrus oils.
A SCENTED BATH
Griffin-black suggests adding a few drops of rose essential oil to the bath. “Taking a bath is one of the simplest ways to experience self-care. I learned how to meditate in the bath when my son, who is now in his 30s, was 2. It’s a quiet space.”
CALM AFTER THE SUN
Keep your lotion on ice for a refreshing treat after a long day in the sun, says Griffin-black. “Lavender has healing properties that help repair and hydrate sun-parched skin,” she says. Try EO French Lavender Body Lotion ($9). Provision Health Store,7 Main St., Sag Harbor, 631-7253636; eoproducts.com
“ESSENTIAL OILS HAVE THE ABILITY TOENHANCE OUR WELL-BEING IN AN ACCESSIBLE WAY.” — SUSAN GRIFFIN-BLACK