What''s your number one resolution for 2011? If you answered, "getting more action," you''re not only honest, you''ve come to the right post. Perhaps you''re green, single, and hoping to hook up with someone on the same page. Whether you''re looking to spice up your current relationship or start something new and steamy, here''s how start doing it (and doing it well). Eco-Sex starts with your relationship to your own body. In order to seduce (and allow yourself to be seduced) it always helps to begin with feeling beautiful. The fastest way to get there? Embrace healthy self-care habits, instead of slathering a poisonous brew of conventional, chemical-laden products on your skin, your biggest organ. The vast majority of personal care items for sale at your local pharmacy are just plain bad for you. What''s the point of getting gussied up when you''re simultaneously killing yourself with toxins that cause cancer and disrupt your hormones? Join the ecosexual revolution and do it the only way you should — the green way. 1. Choose multi-use, natural oils like argan or coconut oil. A little goes a long way.If you''re new to greening your routine, you can easily get caught up in greenwashing schemes. Avoid all that by going to only trusted brands. If you''re unsure about anything already in your stash, you can check it out using the Environmental Working Group''s truly awesome cosmetic safety database. People complain about the expense of a lot of green personal care products, and it''s a legitimate concern. Until supply and demand dictate that everything we buy is clean, green, non-toxic, and fair trade, the big companies will keep pushing the poison on us. But even if your budget is tight, you can be a lean, green, sexy machine. Start with the all-in-one theory of beauty — find products that do more than one thing. So many fall prey to using every product in a conventional line: cleanser, toner, moisturizer, eye cream, etc. 2. Make your date prep into a long, sexy ritual leading up to the big night.The secret to glowing, healthy skin is that you can spend almost nothing to get it. One of the major complaints about "green" products is their prohibitive expense. DIY is greenest (and the most fun). Try this sexy Brown Sugar Body Scrub, generously contributed to Eco-Sex by Janice Cox, co-author of EcoBeauty (Ten Speed Press, 2009). You probably only need to visit your cupboard to gather the ingredients: 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup almond oil 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) In a bowl, stir together all the ingredients until well-blended. Spoon into a clean jar with a tight-fitting lid. To use, while standing in the tub or shower, massage 1 or 2 tablespoons of the scrub to gently exfoliate and moisturize your skin. Rinse well and follow with a rich natural oil or moisturizer. 3. When it comes to makeup, it''s worth it to spend a little bit more to get chemical-free, pure products.Now that your skin is glowing, it''s time to add a little shimmer and glimmer (and to cover up flaws.) I''m a long-time devotee of RMS Beauty, one of the purest makeup lines available, made from organic coconut oil. The "Un-Cover Up" is a truly amazing concealer that can also be used as foundation. Another winner from RMS — the Living Luminizer, a subtle highlighter for eyes, cheeks, shoulders and wherever else you need a bit of glow. I''ve fallen hard for Jane Iredale''s new Mystikol liner for creating sexy, smoky eyes. 4. Conventional perfumes (the kind you get at the department stores) are one of the worst toxic offenders. If you want to get your scent on, try DIY blends or phthalate-free brands. It''s true that love and lust are often born subconsciously (in the nose). If you''re going to absorb only one green tip, learn to avoid anything that lists the deadly term "fragrance" on the label. 80 to 90 percent of synthetic perfumes are derived from petroleum, and the vast majority are full of volatile organic compounds (VOC''s) that wreak havoc with your mucous membranes. That''s the same stuff in house paint; the kind that makes you feel faint when you forget to open the windows. Lovely alternatives abound, including making your own DIY scent, or buying eco and body-friendly brands. I adore Acorelle Natural Beauty (a French company), Strange Invisible Perfumes, Red Flower, and A Perfume Organic. Here''s a sexy tip from master aromatherapist Persephenie, the Los Angeles-based natural perfumer: men go wild for a mashup of rose, vanilla and geranium, while women swoon for cedarwood, vetiver, and vanilla. (More enticing DIY scents from Persephenie can be found in Eco-Sex.) 5. Moerae Magenta Camisole and Taplette Tap Shorts from Under the Root, on sale at etsy.com. No, darling, you don''t have to wear a hemp sack in the sack. Ridiculously alluring bras, panties, garters and boxer briefs for men can be found in all manner of eco-friendly materials like bamboo and organic cotton. Check out Urban Fox, an edgy, women-owned, absolutely stunning lingerie line made in the USA. Under the Root, out of Chicago, makes crazy/sexy underwear from reclaimed and vintage materials. Eco-boudoir (from the UK) and Peau-ethique (from France) bring the European flair to your skivvies. (Shortly after acquiring these delightful items, prepare to have them peeled off of you.) 6. Avocados are rich in vitamins A and E. The Mayans and Aztecs ate them for sexual potency. Even if you''re just exploring ecosexuality because you''re after the hot vegan chick you met at your friend''s party, you may end up sticking to the diet once you reap some of the amazing health benefits. Eating less meat and dairy not only makes you more attractive, it also increases your stamina. A plant-based diet keeps you slim, improves the texture of your skin, and powerfully increases your energy. If you''re just dipping your toes into vegan or vegetarian waters, start with Meatless Monday. If you''re ready for something more radical, check out what it''s like to go raw. And if you''re cooking up a feast for a prospective lover, include these yummy, stimulating aphrodisiacs for an extra incentive: For men: Basil, bay leaf, hemp seeds, grapes, pineapple, pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla, watermelon, peach, squash, ginseng, goji berries, chiles, cayenne, mango, mustard, lavender, and figs. For women: Almond, artichoke, avocado, chocolate, ginger, papaya, saffron, soy, licorice, truffles, and cardamom. 7. Sir Richard''s Condoms: they cost $874 less than a Bugaboo Stroller. Need more incentive to wrap it up? Ready to get it on? Don''t risk adding another 9,441 metric tons of carbon dioxide to our already hot and bothered planet unless you''re really REALLY ready for parenthood — and by that I mean green parenthood. Your carbon legacy is no joke. Birth control is complicated, and different rules apply if you''re in a long-term, monogamous relationship or if you''re sleeping with multiple partners. Birth control pills, for all they''ve done to liberate women since the early sixties, are still not the best choice. Lucky for you, Sir Richard''s Condom Company takes all the stress out of the situation, so you can get straight to the fun part. The first ever "buy one, give one" brand of condoms, these prophylactics are made from latex (a renewable resource) and boxed in stylish, recyclable boxes. For each condom purchased in the US, one is donated to a developing country. As the socially conscious people behind Sir Richard''s say, "Doing good never felt better." And since they come in extra large, ultra thin, classic ribbed and something called "pleasure dots", you''ll have plenty of ways to do good. 8. Sliquid Organics makes glycerin and paraben-free organic lubricant. As I say in Eco-Sex, there''s a lot more to your K-Y than meets the eye. Lubes are notoriously filled with awful chemicals, including parabens and other substances that you might not consider dangerous. Glycerin is a common ingredient in conventional lubes, despite the fact that it can cause yeast infections and make you more susceptible to STDs. Lucky for you and your partner, there are loads of new toxin-free lubes on the market. Try Yes Yes Yes, Sliquid Organics, and Hathor Aphrodisia. You can also go DIY and use coconut oil as a lube or massage oil, but be careful not to use it with latex condoms — it will degrade them. 9. Jimmyjane''s gorgeous Little Chroma Vibrators are more than just nice to look at. What you don''t know about your sex toys can hurt you. If you''ve got an old vibrator in your night table drawer, it''s highly likely that it''s made from toxic materials that should never come into contact with your body — especially the warm, moist areas of your body. Remember the BPA in baby bottles controversy? Even though it''s not PG, it''s just as important to make sure your sex toys are phthalate-free. For high quality, long lasting, beautifully-designed sex toys that belong on top of your night table, not inside the drawer, Jimmyjane is my go-to brand. Their toys are made from body-safe silicone, and their environmental policies meet my high standards. If you''re ready to replace your old toys, shop at only trusted online and brick-and-mortar shops. My favorite sustainability-friendly sex shop is the luxury-laden Coco de Mer (in London, New York City, and LA). I also adore Smitten Kitten in Minneapolis, Babeland, Red Tent Sisters in Toronto, and old pros Good Vibrations in San Fran. And don''t forget to recycle your old toy instead of sending it to a landfill where it will languish forever. Article Courtesy of: http://www.huffingtonpost.com

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