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Clean Beauty Guide Holiday 2018

Happy day before Thanksgiving, friends! I’m grateful for all that 2018 has offered, and I’m happy I have been able to gather and share experiences with people in person, here on the blog, on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook with the BlueBootsGo community, and – new this year – via my Podcast, On the Table with Dr. Sanae. I don’t often put together shopping guides. but in the case of clean beauty, this is a part of healthy, non-toxic living that I feel strongly about and love sharing with you. I hope you have fun exploring some of these beautiful, gift-able options for you and yours.

*This post contains some affiliate links, and I may make a very small amount if you make a purchase through my links. I included links and codes for my favorite products, many of which have special deals and discounts during this Holiday season, some of which are unique for my BlueBootsGo readers. I’ll keep it updated as new offers may arise so you can stay in the know and get the best savings. Thank you so much for supporting Where the BlueBoots Go – your support means so much to me, and thank you for also supporting the brands that I love!*

My Wellness Adventure

I wrote about my wellness adventure at its roots before, and over time, what some refer to as the Clean Beauty Revolution has now become mainstream and people are demanding to know and take ownership over not only what they ingest, but what we put on our largest organ – our skin. Fragrances, chemicals you can’t pronounce and can’t readily identify, potential carcinogens and irritants aren’t required to make quality products. Every day, we’re exposed to adverse exposures that are out of our control (it isn’t common to leave one’s house in a (BPA-free) bubble to protect from pollutants and toxins). Where you do have control, I recommend learning about your personal care and finding alternatives that work.

Where do I stand in all this? I advocate awareness and gentle substitutions when and wherever possible to better-for-you alternatives.

I am happy to bring you my Clean Beauty Guide for Holiday 2018. This guide shares cleaner beauty options and non-toxic, beautiful items – perhaps some new-to-you brands. It was fun to put together – I don’t often put shopping guides together, but these are all products I’ve either sampled and tried, or purchased because I love them. Below you’ll find links and codes to help you shop for yourself or for gifts for others and save some money at the same time.

I think it is important to mention around this time of gratitude and giving, you don’t need to shop for the sake of shopping, but if you do need a change or want to splurge on quality beauty or skincare, this is the place to look for some awesome choices!

Clean Beauty Guide Holiday 2018

Clean Beauty Holiday Gift Guide | Where the BlueBoots Go

Featuring: Moroccan Magic, Tammy Fender, True Organic, Poethique, Burt’s Bees, Kari Gran, Follain, Farmaesthetics, Jane Iredale, Organic Bath Co, 28 Litsea, RMS Beauty, Osea Malibu, Erez Perez Cosmetics, W3LL People, Indie Lee, Ursa Major VT, French Girl Organics, Herbivore

Product Links

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You can find items in my Clean Beauty Guide in stores or online, and  #2,3,6,8,10-20 can be found at Follain.

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1/ Moroccan Magic

Ringing in at $3.99 a piece, these make great stocking stuffers. USDA Organic. Moroccan Magic is a minority and woman owned business.

Shop Moroccan Magic at CVS

Shop Moroccan Magic on Amazon – (3 Pack of Rose) (3 Pack of Peppermint Eucalyptus)

Look for Moroccan Magic in stores at: CVS, Whole Foods, Walgreens, The Paper Store, Wegmans, Stop and Shop, or Bed Bath & Beyond.

2/ Tammy Fender

Intensive Repair Balm – does wonders for redness, irritation, and acne scars. Very soothing!

Shop Intensive Repair Balm at

3/ True Organic

Shop All You Need is Me at Follain

This tube soothes and moisturizes dry, flaky skin on lips, face, body.

Shop All You Need is Me at

4/ Poéthique

Ingredients – impressive blend that smells really good. Radiance boosting serum exfoliates, and the elixir improves skin quality. Local to MA! Code “BFCM18” when you check out for 20% off your $50+ purchases on

Shop Poéthique Facial Recovery Elixir

Shop Poéthique Radiance Boosting Serum

5/ Burt’s Bees

  • Shop Burt’s Bees Liquid Lipstick – Color: Blush Brook
    • at CVS *free shipping on all orders + 30% off sitewide with SAVE30*
  • Shop Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss – Color: Evening Glow – beautiful shade! Warm, brown, red, cocoa.
    • at CVS *free shipping on all orders + 30% off sitewide with SAVE30*

no parabens, phthalates, SLS, petrolatum 

6/ Kari Gran

Sophisticated colors, luxe non-sticky texture, and peppermint flavor. I wear Marsala, and there are non-tinted or shimmer versions as well to layer with other products. Also find this in #12 in a gift set!

Shop Kari Gran Lip Whip – Color: Marsala

7/ Jane Iredale

Favorite gloss because it reminds me of the lemon-vanilla scents of lip gloss I had as a teenager – but super pretty, moisturizing, and clean ingredients! The Lip Crayon has the most flattering color for my skin tone, and the pigment is very pretty and smooth when applied.

8/ Organic Bath Co.

Local to MA! My favorite body butters. Apply Peacefull to go to bed calm, Zesty Morning to energize during the day. I love the travel sized ones – they’re really affordably priced at $10 (even better with the sale now!) and a little application goes a long way, so it lasts.

Shop Organic Bath Co. at, use code TAKE15:

Shop Organic Bath Co. at Follain

9/ 28 Litsea

I’m a big fan of this local MA brand’s tinted lip balms. A light, sweet peppermint scent.

Shop 28 Litsea Tinted Petala Balm

10/ RMS Beauty

Shop RMS Beauty Wild With Desire Lipstick – Color: RMS Red

  • on Amazon
  • at Sephora – *+8% Cash Back with EBates too!*
  • at Follain

Shop RMS Beauty Living Luminizer (or see it in # 17 of this guide – Clean Makeup Starter Makeup Kit – better value!)

11/ Farmaesthetics

From Rhode Island, a drop or two of this tincture is calming in anxious moments, and also doubles as a soothing rub for muscles or headaches.

Shop Farmaesthetics Dreaming Oil at Follain

Most are at impressive value right now for the holidays only and contain some full-size products that normally cost more than the sets. They’re a great way to try a new aspect of clean beauty, say, makeup, that you may not be familiar with already. 

12/ Kiss of Winter Lip Kit (now only $25, $38 Value)

Shop Kiss of Winter Lip Kit at Follain


2 full size products!

  • French Girl Rose Lip Polish
  • Kari Gran Lip Whip, subtle pink sheen and peppermint flavor

13/ Petal Soft Skin Set 

Shop Petal Soft Skin Set at Follain


everything rose

  • Herbivore Coco Rose Body Polish – this has been on my wish list for a long time – it smells so lovely and feminine and looks good enough to eat!
  • Follain x Organic Bath Co. Rose Body Butter

14/ Fresh as a Rose Exfoliating Trio

Shop Fresh as a Rose Exfoliating Trio at Follain


everything pink

  • Herbivore Coco Rose Body Polish
  • French Girl Rose Lip Polish (sweet and rose scented, lovely lip scrub!)
  • Cleansing sponge – adorable heart!

15/ Cooling Cleanse Mask Duo (now only $12! $24 value)

Shop the Cooling Cleanse Mask Duo at Follain


  • Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash – fresh, woodsy, minty.
  • Farmaesthetics Herbal Hydration Complex – fresh scent, cooling

16/ Blemish Fighter Kit (now only $15! $32 value)

Shop the Blemish Fighter Kit at Follain


  • Herbivore Blue Tansy Mask
  • Osea Ocean Cleansing Mudd
  • Osmia Spot Treatment

17/ Limited Edition Clean Makeup Starter Kit (now only $35 $76 value)

Shop the Limited Edition Clean Makeup Starter Kit at Follain


  • RMS Beauty Living Luminizer (full-size highlighter normally $38 alone!) This is essential in my beauty bag.
  • Ere Perez Beetroot Cheek & Lip Tint in Fun (full size normally $25 alone!)
  • W3LL People deluxe mascara sample size – I used this one.
  • Ursa Major Essential Face Wipe (a savior when traveling – wipe after a flight or active day for a quick, clean, refresh).

18/ Warm Winter’s Night Bath Set

Two of my bath essentials. Essentials, with a capital ‘E’.

Shop Warm Winter’s Night Bath Set at Follain


  • Follain x Osea Lavender Bath Salts
  • Follain x Farmaesthetics Dream Bath Elixir

19/ Clean Essentials Kit

Shop the Clean Essentials Kit at Follain

Follain Clean Essentials Kit - Clean Beauty Guide - Where the BlueBoots Go -

osea malibu ocean cleanser // Follain Refillable Soap //  Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner // Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream // Ursa Major Face Wipe // all in a Follain “I like my products like I like my people: nontoxic” zippered pouch

Follain is so grateful to all of you for supporting them as they continue to grow. To show their gratitude, Follain is offering you 15% off with this code

Get 15% off on your order with this code for BlueBootsGo readers: ref_bluebootsgo. 

20/ Follain Collaborations

Shop Follain x Osea Lavender Bath Salts 

Shop Follain x Farmaesthetics Dream Bath Elixir

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