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by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Healthy Living, Lifestyle.

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It’s winter time and that means it’s time to bust out your favorite products. From warm clothing to fashionable accessories to great smelling candles, winter is a great time to show off your seasonal items. However, if you’re looking for greener, kinder products this year, then here are 8 items that will satisfy those eco-friendly taste buds.

1. Vegan Winter Coats to Keep You Warm

Vaute Couture offers vegan coats for winterWinter coats are an essential for the cold season and thanks to Vaute Couture you can now stay warm, protect animals and look good while doing it. Vaute Couture offers stylish coats for men and women that are 100 percent eco-friendly. For example, the CHELSEA snow coat (on left), comes in pink and khaki for women and is made from recycled fabrics; is weather prepared with windproof materials; and is completely waterproof. The WILLIAMS winter coat (on right) is perfect for men, as it comes in khaki and midnight gridlock; has a detachable hood; is snow resistant; and of course is crafted from 100 percent recycled fabrics. These coats are definitely worth the $200 and above you’ll spend. Plus, you’d spend that on a nice winter coat anyway, so why not buy one that you can brag is animal-friendly? Photo Credit: Vaute Couture

2. These Boots Are Made for Walking

Neuaura offers cruelty-free winter bootsIf you have an awesome vegan coat, then boots are a must! First, can we just talk about how cute the above boots are? Thanks to Neuaura, an eco-conscious and animal-free shoe company, ladies can now show off their feet in a sustainable way. The above ELKIN wedge boots are 100 percent vegan, as they are made with faux cow suede, faux fur and faux nappa leather. They also only cost $69.99 – what a steal! Neuaura also offers heels, wedges, flats and other boots. Photo Credit: Neuaura

3. Make Your Lips Kissable

Hurraw! provides all-natural chapstickThis is the perfect item to buy now that winter is here. As you know, weather causes chapped lips, so you want to ensure your lips are that much kissable. Hurraw! is an eco-friendly, cruelty-free and all-natural lip balm that comes in 20 flavors like earl grey, chai spice, root beer and black cherry. My Conscience, My Choice recommends this lip balm as it’s made from organic-certified, fair trade ingredients and infused with pure essential oils, Hurraw! will make your lips happy. Photo Credit: Hurraw!

4. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Burt's Bees all-natural lotion is great for winterBurt’s Bees is great for its all-natural products, like this Richly Replenishing Cocoa & Cupuaçu Butters Body Lotion that is listed as 99 percent natural. Made with cocoa, cupuaçu butters and botanicals like sunflower and olive oils. Not only does this sounds like it smells delightful, but it sounds like it will do wonders on your body. As My Conscience, My Choice notes, it’s dermatologist-tested, moisturizes for up to 24 hours, has 100 percent natural fragrance and only costs $8! Cold weather usually forces us to take warm showers, but that leads to dryer skin. Thanks to this lotion, you can smell great and get rid of icky dry skin. Photo Credit: Burt’s Bees

5. Fun Hats for Fun Kids

SpiritHood offers cruelty-free hats for adults and kidsEvery kid needs to stay warm in the winter, and what better way than with a fun hat?! These hoods from SpiritHood are the perfect pick. Available for all boys and girls these spirited hoods/mittens/scarves are crafted from 100 percent faux fur – yay! A variety of styles, colors, patterns and animal designs are offered such as, pandas, tigers, koalas and even Walt Disney’s Minnie and Mickey Mouse. A lot of the animals represented at SpirtiHoods are animals in need, so with every purchase a portion of the proceeds go directly to supporting that animal. Hoods are also available for men and women too. Photo Credit: SpiritHood

6. Soothing Brew for the Organic Soul

Numi basil mint tea is warming and green for winterWinter just wouldn’t be the same without hot tea. This season, make sure you’re drinking organic tea like this Basil Mint Pu-erh Tea from Numi Organic Tea. Certified organically by the USDA, this particular brew combines deep, earthy flavors with rich herbal aromas and has hints of mint and basil. Numi ensures its products are helpful to the mind, body and soul, all while honoring the planet. If mint isn’t your thing, a variety of other teas are offered like green, black and white teas. Photo Credit: Numi

7. Yummy Scents for the Entire Home

The Candle Bakery makes 100 percent soy candles perfect for winterThe smells of evergreen, balsam, gingerbread and cinnamon truly make it feel like winter and the holiday season. I know if you like your home to smell yummy, then these candles from The Candle Bakery will fit perfectly on your kitchen and/or bathroom counter. The best part about this company is they sell 100 percent earth-friendly products made from soy and bean wax. Even the candle wicks are lead free. You can select your own size and your own scent when ordering. Choose from pumpkin pecan soufflé, pecan pie, apple pie, cinnamon buns and many others! Photo Credit: The Candle Bakery

8. Reusable Mug for Any Warm Beverage

The Aladdin To-Go Cup is resuable and eco-friendlyThis is probably one of the most practical products out there and the one that has the most common sense. The reusable mug is great for carrying coffee, tea, hot cocoa, warm cider, etc. to work, school and a sporting event. Not only are the above reusable mugs, but they’re also eco-friendly. The Aladdin 16 oz. To-Go Mug is BPA-free, made from 97 percent recycled food-grade polypropylene with 25 percent post-consumer content. It comes in lake, pepper and lily colors. It only costs $7.95. What a steal! Photo Credit: Reuseit.com

Hopefully, these greener, kinder products will keep your winter and holiday season bright!

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About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner is a graduate from Emerson College where she obtained her Master’s in Print & Multimedia journalism. Passionate about writing, reading and entertainment, she is looking to make her way into the journalism profession.

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    Winter clothing can often require a great deal of material so it is important to really try and think about the environment when purchasing certain clothing items. If more of us thought about the environment prior our planet would be a much happier place.