Green Goo Review: Sustainable and Natural Products
Recently I had the opportunity to try a few Green Green Goo Products. Just by the name, you’re like, “Green Goo, what’s that?” You can easily find all of the information on their website too.
Green Goo is a brand that makes portable first aid and body care products. Heck, they even make pet products now too! They only use plant-based ingredients and are all-natural. They are also women-owned and family-run. Supporting and shopping at small businesses is important to me, so I was looking forward to trying some of their products out.
One of my goals for 2021 is to use more natural and sustainable products. After living through a fire season in California, it became important to me to more sustainable and eco-friendly products.
A few important things about most of the Green Goo Products:
• BPA Free
• 100% Recyclable
• ISO Certified
• FDA Approved
• Sustainable, Renewable
• Absorbs Greenhouse Gases
Being more sustainable and environmentally friendly is a huge goal of mine for 2021. I don’t say “New Years Resolution,” but it is a conscious goal. I’ve been working towards using my own bags and not plastic and bringing my own water bottles (I’ve done this for years, but I set a hard limit on not buying water bottles). I’m also seeking more sustainable and eco-friendly brands, as I mentioned here.
Here are some of the Green Goo Products I Tried:
Castile Hand Soap:
The Casile handsoap contains all-natural oils and aloe. It’s designed to be an all-purpose hand soap and can be used as hand or bath soap, dish soap, and even an all-purpose cleaner.
They come in several sizes, from 2oz travel size, 12 oz bottles to 16 oz, and even 1 Gallon Jugs.
There are also several scents:
- Unscented: I am always appreciative when a brand makes an unscented. Not everyone wants a heavy scent.
- Double Mint
- Lemongrass Zinger
- Fresh Citrus: My favorite
The hand soap is easy to lather and doesn’t leave any residue. I also really enjoyed the smell.
Next up, I tried the Green Goo all-natural toothpaste.
I’ll be honest; natural toothpaste is not something I envision myself trying. For some reason, I even imagined natural toothpaste being green! I love brushing my teeth, and it’s something I do twice or more a day—something about your teeth feeling gross gets to me.
I tried both chlorophyll and peppermint. Both are great, and I appreciate they do what they are supposed to and are all-natural. Don’t worry they look like regular toothpaste.
Botanical Hand Sanitzers:
If 2020 had a theme, it would be hand sanitizer, and you can never have too much. I learned more about what I liked in hand sanitizer than ever before.
First and foremost, not all hand sanitizer is created equal. Green Goo is both FDA- and WHO-compliant. It kills more than
99% of illness-causing germs. Plus, it doesn’t matter reak of alcohol. I’ve tried some hand sanitizers that smell and feel like your hands are taking a shot of liquor. So it is nice to have something tolerable. The Green Goo hand sanitizers don’t leave residue and don’t dry out your skin. They are one of the best I’ve tried.
Their hand sanitizers come in 4 scents:
- Wildcraft: A mix of clove, peppermint, and thyme (I had no idea what wildcraft smell was until I looked it up)
- Lemon Zest
They are also available in 1 oz and 3 oz tubes.
As many people know, my skin is not flawless. I’ve seen a dermatologist since roughly age 13. I can’t just “use anything” on my skin and expect not to breakout. I was nervous to try Green Goo Face Wash and products because I was worried about a breakout. I mean, I’ll do anything for the blog, right?
The Green Goo Facewash is designed to “prevent breakouts and remove makeup.” After using the Facewash for a few weeks, I haven’t had a single abnormal breakout which is extremely rare in new facewashes. My skin feels less dry.
Dry Skin Moisturizer:
The Green Goo dry skin moisturizer is designed to alleviate symptoms of dry skin associated with eczema, psoriasis, as well as cracked hands and feet. After spending time up north, I can say the dry skin moisturizer was a game-changer.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it’s an easy to apply balm that resembles beeswax. I really like it, and my skin felt better than it has in the colder months.
Hand Goo is designed to bring moisturizing relief to your hands. It also helps relieve pain from cuts, blisters, dry and cracked palms. When using the hand goo, I felt as though my hands felt more moisturized and less dry. I hate having cracked palms, so it was nice to have something to relieve that. Like the dry skin, it’s a balm designed like beeswax.
My favorite part was the label that said: “warning my cause slow clapping, enthusiastic thumbs-up, and freestyle finger-snapping.” I did find myself giving more thumbs up. HA.
Another thing I like about Green Goo is how much they give back. A few organizations they support include:
- Keep a Breast: Keep A Breast empowers young people worldwide with breast health education and support. They also have a Check Yourself Program and Check Yourself! App, to raise awareness on doing a monthly self-check.
- Mercy In Action’s focus: Mercy in Action focuses on both Maternal and Newborn Health and Primary Health Care for Children under five.
- 1% for the Planet to protect the planet. Green Goo donates 1% of our Animal First Aid salve’s annual sales to select animal charities and aid organizations.
- Pacific Crest Trail Association. Yes, the PCTA, which, as you know, is one of my favorite trails!
- World Vision is an international partnership working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation and seek justice.
As you see, Green Goo takes philopatry seriously and donates to some of my favorite organizations. Just another reason to appreciate them even more.
Green Goo Product Conclusion:
If you are looking for sustainable and natural products, each of the Green Goo products I tried was good. I was shocked (in a good way) with how my skin responded to it. Usually, I don’t have a positive experience with the new face wash. I would definitely recommend any of the Green Goo products. My favorite is the hand sanitizer and the multipurpose hand soap. There are several other products I didn’t try on their website as well.
To find a women-owned brand that is sustainable as well as gives back to communities is hard to come by, so I’m glad I discovered Green Good.
Thank you, Green Goo, for allowing me to try some of these sustainable and natural products. You can try Green Goo for yourself here.
Questions for you:
Have you tried Green Goo before? What is an eco-friendly or sustainable product you like?