“greenly” is inspired by our desire to share information about healthy, eco-friendly, quality products on the market today. Based in Los Angeles, we research and review natural and organic personal products and share our favorites with you.
Hi there, I’m Dee, “greenly” founder.
For most of my life I have tried to be healthy and eco-conscious. So when I heard about a neighborhood group called Transition to Green about 8 years ago, I joined and began attending meetings, hoping to lead a greener life. Although these meetings were helpful, I didn’t get as much out of them as I should have. With a hectic work schedule and little time for a personal life, decreasing my carbon footprint was kind of on the backburner. Then a few years ago I began to notice a change in my skin. It was often red, irritated and acne-prone, even my arms and legs. I went to several dermatologists who told me to use chafing powders and acne wash. The problem did not go away. It wasn’t until last year that I began really reading the labels on the products I was using, trying to figure out why they weren’t working. I ended up on the computer for hours doing research, and discovered a host of information that prompted me to ditch any products that could be hurting, not helping. Pure aloe vera, tea tree oil, and extra virgin olive oil soon appeared in my bathroom cabinet, along with a slew of other concoctions. My skin was beginning to look and feel great, but I wasn’t ready to stop there. I wanted to find natural or organic products to replace all the yucky ones I had been using most of my life (unaware of how harsh the ingredients could be and how little they were regulated by the FDA). Soon I was trying tons of natural or organic products (and attempting to create some of my own) to see if they would work for me, and passing on the results to my friends and family.
I work in the entertainment industry and often endure 70 hour work weeks on set. I am not a model or actress, but I care about my body, my health, and my environment. Because I am at my job so much, I treat my work environment like I would my home. I recycle, reuse and rinse out my utensils and plates, and bring my own natural products and glass water bottle. I am not patting myself on the back here, just explaining that it is a personal choice to live a greener life. It takes time and effort; rinsing a dish instead of tossing a paper plate could set you back a few minutes, and we all know there aren’t enough hours in the day. I hope that in time, being eco-conscious and using clean, green products will be the norm.