charities to donate to on Giving Tuesday

Cool Charities To Donate To On Giving Tuesday

Cool Charities To Donate To On Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 27th is Giving Tuesday. It is a global movement designed to support charitable giving during the holiday season. You may be wondering why I’m talking about Giving Tuesday on our blog. Well, here at WEBA Natural Products, we’re not just focused on providing you with clean beauty products that are good for the planet. We believe in the importance of giving back, too. Every year we donate gift baskets to worthy causes, from environmental and farming groups to food banks. We donate bar soaps to shelters so that families don’t have to worry about how they will pay for personal care items like these.

So we thought it only fitting to include a discussion about some of our favorite charities and why it is important to support their work. Without people like us, non profit organizations might find it difficult to engage in the work that they do. Our list is below:

  • Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine – This organization, comprised of physicians and scientists, conducts research and strives to improve the lives of people and animals with the help of a plant-based diet.
  • Environmental Working Group – Here, they strive to educate consumers on the dangers of environmental hazards and chemicals. Their website provides various databases covering products from foods to cosmetics; they have also created the EWG Verified program. And if you give now, your gift will be matched.
  • Rainforest Foundation Fund – Founded by Sting and Trudie Styler in 1987, this organization works with indigenous populations to maintain precious habitats by providing grants and engaging in various projects designed to preserve our beautiful planet.
  • National Wildlife Federation – This is one of the oldest and largest advocacy groups in the United States. Their mission is to preserve our wildlife and natural habitats by educating and advocating for change. They supply teaching materials and partner with companies like Animal Planet and Aveda to support their mission.
  • Greenpeace – Greenpeace is a world-wide organization that strives to bring about a greener, more sustainable planet. When you give now, your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar.
  • Conservation International – Based in 30 countries, the staff at Conservation International works to preserve our forests and oceans through funding, field projects and innovative research.
  • Arbor Day Foundation – The Arbor Day Foundation is a conservation and education organization dedicated to saving and preserving our precious trees.

Of course, there are many state and local charitable organizations that are deserving of your dollars, like local animal shelters, victims rights organizations and legal defense funds. We chose these because they align closely with what we at WEBA believe – that our beautiful planet needs our help in order to remain beautiful. And that is a beautiful thing! We hope that you will consider making a donation on Giving Tuesday. To learn more about this movement, visit

Health and Beauty Apps to try

Health and Beauty Apps to Try

Health and Beauty apps are here to stay.

But which ones to try? With all of the app selections out there for iOS and Android phones, it can be difficult to pinpoint the ones to try, even when they are free. Here, we’ve focused on those apps that we found appealing based on their focus. Rather than sifting through a myriad of apps designed to encourage you to shop for a particular product, we’ve selected apps that do something else. Below is a list of interesting apps that help you make healthier, more ethical choices.

  • Healthy Living App – created by the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to better health and the environment, it contains a database of approximately 120,000 personal care products and gives consumers an assessment score based on perceived toxicity. All you need to do is to enter a product name or scan its barcode. Products verified under its EWG-Verified label are also included. The app is free; for iOS/Android.
  • Think Dirty App – a journey that began with Founder and CEO Lily Tse’s family history of breast cancer has culminated in a project that has the support of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the Breast Cancer Foundation, among others. With over 550,000 products listed in its database, it’s a good place to start if you want to know exactly what is in your personal care products. Free in the App Store and Google Play.
  • Cruelty-free App – created by the Coalition for Consumer Information in Cosmetics, this app allows you to search for products in their database that are certified cruelty-free under their “Leaping Bunny” program. As of this writing, reports are that the scan function needs work, but if you merely want to see which companies are listed, it’s a useful tool.
  • Good on You Ethical Fashion App – we thought to include this app here, although it is not related to beauty products. After all, why avoid harmful chemicals in your skincare if you wear a t-shirt made with pesticide-laden cotton, or made using child labor? Here you can find over 1,000 brands that maintain transparency in their manufacturing practices, so that you can feel good about what you put on. Want to know which of your favorites is playing dirty? You may find them here. Free in the Apple Store and in Google Play.
  • Zeel App – If you would love to have a massage, but often have to travel far or you can’t get away, here is a cool solution. With this app, you can schedule a massage in the comfort of your own home. Available in many locations throughout the U.S., you can sign up for a membership discount if you choose, or just schedule a massage as needed. What could be better?

We hope that these apps will help you find healthy products for yourself and your family. Do you know of another useful health/beauty app? Feel free to comment below.