2014 Holiday Shopping, Black Friday Sale, Hair, Original Moxie, Sale

Original Moxie’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2014 Sale Event

bf-sale-graphic_2014Hard to believe it’s already the holiday season, isn’t it?!  We have a lot to be grateful for this year, with the launch of our new storefront (coming in December).    So this year’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale is a celebration of our customers, who make it possible for us to do what we do!

Our 2014 Black Friday Sale takes place at originalmoxie.com and runs from 12AM on Friday, November 28th through Monday, December 1st.  Here’s what you need to know to take advantage of our Black Friday/Cyber Monday savings:

  • Use coupon code OMBF2014 to receive 30% off orders of $30 or more.*  Enter the coupon in the Coupon Code box at the bottom left of the checkout page.
  • All orders, regardless of the total,  will automatically receive an exclusive $5 coupon for use on a future purchase plus two free samples

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! Have a wonderful holiday and a safe and peaceful weekend.

 A Note to Our Customers:  Family is important to us here at Original Moxie, and we will be spending the holiday with our respective loved ones. Please allow us extra time to respond to any customer service issues.  But be assured that we will respond in a timely manner as soon as we are able.  Thank you for your understanding!

*Coupon Code can only be used once per customer & cannot be combined with other codes.   Coupon Code cannot be used towards the purchase of Gift Sets & Kits. Regular retail price for these items reflects discounts already taken off the individual purchase price for each item included in the kit.   While supplies last.  No Rain Checks.  Sale offer is restricted to retail customers only. Wholesale orders that apply the Black Friday Coupon Code will be voided.

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Sustainable Practices

Sustainable Practices

Here at Original Moxie, we are intimately familiar with the waste that tends to pile up when you make something from scratch.  Because we believe that less is more when it comes to trash, we are doing everything within our power to minimize what we throw away. Whenever possible, we purchase tools and supplies that can be re-used without sacrificing hygiene and quality.  From glass droppers for our essential oils to cotton towels for cleaning up, we strive to minimize the amount of disposable items used to create our products.  All paper, plastic and glass that cannot be re-used is responsibly recycled.

Our containers are, by design, easy to recycle and re-use.  All containers are made of #1/PET or #2/HDPE plastic.  Once you have finished using your products, simply clean them out, remove and discard the labels & lids and deposit the containers in your curbside recycling. Check with your local recycling agency to make sure that these types of containers are accepted!

We realize that our impact on the environment doesn’t stop at our doors.  We recycle or re-use the boxes and packing material that are shipped to us and utilize boxes with a high recycled content to ship our products to you. Our retail customers receive their orders in USPS Priority Mail boxes, which have been awarded Cradle to Cradle Certification℠ for their ecologically-intelligent design. We also offer CarbonFree® Shipping on all orders by partnering with Carbonfund.org to offset our shipping emissions!

For everything that can’t yet be reduced, recycled, or re-used, we offset our carbon footprint by partnering with Carbonfund.org. Carbonfund is working towards a “ZeroCarbon™ world” through innovative and expertly managed programs in climate change education, carbon offsets and reductions, and public outreach.

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Natural Ingredients

Natural Ingredients

It’s hard nowadays to pin down the meaning of the word “natural” when referring to beauty products. With so much ‘greenwashing’ in advertising the word has lost some of it’s meaning. To us, natural ingredients mean minimally processed and derived from natural sources such as seeds, nuts, and leaves. We like to go from plant to product in as few steps as possible!

We’re committed to using natural ingredients not just because they work, but because they create less of an environmental impact than their chemical counterparts.  Extraction of a botanical oil, for example, uses less fossil fuel and creates far fewer harmful byproducts than the creation of a hydrocarbon-based oil such as paraffin. Natural ingredients also tend to be fully biodegradable and easily composted.  The dried herbs that go into our herbal infusions are collected and turned into our compost heap, which will in turn yield rich, black soil for our gardens.

Part of what makes our products so effective is not only the superior quality of the natural ingredients they contain, but the quantity they contain as well. All of our products are at least 97% natural, with some (such as Twist Mist) being 100% natural. From high potency herbal infusions to rich botanical oils and extracts, our carefully crafted formulas are packed full with ingredients that nourish your hair and scalp from the inside out. Whenever possible we use organic, unrefined ingredients so as to pass on their uniquely beneficial and potent properties. These natural ingredients are as beautiful and fragrant as they are effective.  The minimal processing they undergo gives our products their unique color and scent!

It’s easy to talk the talk without walking the walk, right?  But when you create every product yourself, you have a very personal stake in whether your ingredients are safe to use.   We don’t want to be in contact with anything toxic, so you can rest assured that our products are safe for you and your family to use.  Though we do use a limited number of chemicals (primarily for emulsification and preservation), we take care to use only those that receive a safety rating of 5 or lower on the Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetic Safety Database and to use them in the smallest possible amount.

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Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Essential oils are the truly amazing natural essences extracted from plants and used for a variety of applications, from perfumery to first aid. They may come from any part of the plant, such as the rind of an orange, the flower of a rose, or the bark of a Cinnamon Tree. They connect us in a very direct way with the vitality, power and beauty of nature. The aroma-therapeutic benefits of essential oils are well documented and are known to ease tension, alleviate depression, focus thought, and stimulate energy! Many essential oils also have toning, cleansing, moisturizing, and balancing effects on the scalp. But the main reason we use them is because they smell AMAZING!

Synthetic fragrances, widely used in the cosmetic industry, often contain hundreds of separate ingredients, primarily petroleum derivatives, which include phthalates (a group of chemicals linked to hormone disruption), neurotoxins, allergens and sensitizers. Because fragrance is considered a ‘trade secret,’ companies are not required to list these compounds on their labels. These chemicals not only accumulate in your blood stream, but also in the environment, polluting the water we drink and the food we eat. (To find out even more about synthetic fragrance, you can visit The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics website at: http://www.safecosmetics.org).

In Original Moxie products, each essential oil fragrance is lovingly created and designed to complement any natural odor that the unadorned raw materials may contain.  Most essential oils fall into one of ten scent categories: Woody, Edible, Musky, Balsamic, Earthy, Floral, Spicy, Green, Fruity, and Citrus. The essential oil fragrances that we craft for our products span the gamut and include notes from each of the ten scent categories.

Because they come from natural sources, essential oils can vary from batch to batch. Moreover, they continue to mature and develop from the moment they are extracted to the moment we add them to our products.  We embrace this slight variability as a distinctive fingerprint that makes our products even more special and hope that you will too.

What’s your favorite essential oil? We’d love to know!

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Cruelty Free Products

Moby and Maybelle!

Being beautiful shouldn’t come at the expense of other living beings – it’s as simple as that. We’re committed to a completely Cruelty Free product development process and have been certified by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ Leaping Bunny Program! You can rest assured that our products comply with Leaping Bunny’s exacting standards which ensure that “no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers.”

Aside from animal welfare issues, cosmetic animal tests also have scientific limitations whose results may not be relevant to humans. Cosmetic testing not carried out on animals often combine human cell based tests and advanced computer models, whose results take far less than the months and years that outdated animal testing requires. These updated modern techniques to test the safety of cosmetics also have the benefit of not harming others for our beauty.

Above are two of our beloved, always inspiring animal friends – Moby and Maybelle, both rescues from the local Humane Society. Their sweet and joyful personalities remind us every day why we choose to be cruelty free 🙂 Tell us! Why do you choose cruelty free?

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Earth Day Sale!

Earth Day Sale! See below for details.

Original Moxie is celebrating Earth Day with one of our largest sales of the year! Friday April 18th – Tuesday April 22nd, get 30% off orders of $30 or more with coupon code EDAYOM14.  For every qualifying order, we will donate $2 to  Leaping Bunny to support Cruelty Free beauty!  The Leaping Bunny Program provides the best assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers.

We’ll be continuing our celebration of all things earthy with a series of posts on how we commit ourselves to cruelty free & eco-friendly practices. Stay tuned!

Coupon code for use on retail orders only. Gift sets and kits are excluded. No rain checks, no cash value, limit one per customer. Valid Friday, April 18th – Tuesday, April 22nd.

2013 Holiday Shopping, Black Friday Sale, Hair

The Black Friday Scoop!

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Black Friday (a.k.a. ‘the day after Thanksgiving’) is the official start of the holiday shopping season, and we are kicking it off with a bang! Sharpen those pencils and take note: the Original Moxie Black Friday Sale, which will start at midnight on Friday, Nov. 29th, and will run through Monday, Dec. 2nd, will include:
•    30% off orders of $30 or more*.
•    A complementary 4-oz Sweet Poof™, Mane Tame™ or Oasis™ with orders of $60 or more.
•    Special surprise gift with every order.

*Coupon code will be announced just prior to Black Friday and will be visible in the Original Moxie website header area. Limit one coupon per customer. Gift Sets & Kits excluded from discounts. Black Friday coupon code may not be combined with other discount codes. No rain checks.

But that’s not all!

We’ve created brand new gift sets for the 2013 holiday season, with jazzy new packaging!

Holiday Gift Set collage_web These little beauties will be available on our website as of Black Friday, Nov. 29th.  For straight to wavy hair, we are offering our Va-Va-Volume Gift Set ($59) and our Deluxe Mini Smooth Travel & Gift Set ($28). For curls and kinks, we are offering our Moisture Magic Gift Set ($50) and our Deluxe Mini Curl Travel & Gift Set ($28). Launching on Black Friday and disappearing after the New Year, our holiday gift sets are only available during, you got it, the holidays. As an added incentive, all four sets come with free Priority Mail Shipping, which is the next best thing to purchasing them at your local corner shop!