Budget Beauty Buys

September 29, 2009

There are times when I don’t mind splurging on a great organic product. But let’s face it; I’d rather score something at a great price. Many people are surprised to learn that there are plenty of organic options that won’t empty your wallet. In fact, you can get almost everything you need from face and body to hair products for $25 and under. Here are my absolute favorite organic beauty steals, so you can save your hard-earned money for a rainy day… or a swoon-worthy fragrance.

Weleda Wild Rose Cleansing Lotion

Currently my favorite cleanser, this option, filled with Rosehip oil and organic Mallow extract, is mild, creamy and effective. Plus it doesn’t dry out or irritate my skin. And I love the soft, pleasant fragrance.

Balm Balm Face Balm (Rose Geranium)

I can’t stop finding new uses for this rose scented certified organic balm. It’s perfect to hydrate the usual suspects like my hands, feet and lips. But I also massage it into my cuticles, elbows and ankles. It helps prevent chapped cheeks when I’m out in the cold. And in a pinch, it helps smooth flyaways.

Weleda Almond Facial Oil

Not all oils have to be super pricy. This one is effective at quickly nourishing the skin. After I smooth it on, my face simply glows. It also doubles as a soothing eye makeup remover too.

Dr.Hauschka Lip Care Stick

I don’t know what I’d do without this affordable, moisturizing little stick. I stash one in my bag, in the bathroom and by my bed. The protecting formula glides on and lasts through coffee and kisses. There are cheaper lip balms, but this is the best.

Weleda Birch Body Scrub

When I’m having one of those mornings where I’d rather stay in bed than face the world, I pull out this exfoliating scrub. The intoxicating lime scent is deliciously uplifting. And the natural formula makes my skin velvety soft.

Weleda Foot Balm

I’m not a fan of foot products that smell like peppermint or menthol. Instead I’d rather soften calluses and moisturize my feet with the natural blend of Myrrh, Calendula and citrus oils found in this protective balm.

Badger Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 15

The adorable label implies it’s for the little ones. But that doesn’t stop me from using the gentle formula for myself. Natural minerals keep me safe from the sun while olive oil and rosehip oil nurture.

Weleda Citrus Deodorant

If you haven’t figured it out already, I love citrus scents. And this aluminum free deodorant is no exception. It’s a non-aerosol spray with a fragrance that’s not overpowering or cloying.