Balanced Guru was founded with a conscious and passionate commitment to promote the wellbeing of their customers and the planet we all share. They do this by crafting wholesome products that are certified organic, cruelty-free and sustainable while also limiting environmental impact and maximizing social impact. The Balanced Guru promise to you is to only use ingredients and materials that are safe for our bodies and the environment and to use exclusively raw ingredients that are certified organic and cultivated through sustainable harvesting.
Why we love them: Balanced Guru’s bottles and jars are made with post-consumer resin (PCR), which means they are recycled and 100% recyclable. Their boxes are made with 100% recycled paper and are 100% recyclable, same with marketing and shipping materials. Labels are made with PLA biodegradable material and all of their formulations are 100% biodegradable – free of chemicals and toxins.
We had 5 minutes with Founder Paola Pinto. Learn what products she loves, her daily beauty routine & how loving yourself is the true medicine we all need more of.
What’s your favorite part about running Balanced Guru? My favorite part about running Balanced Guru is having my bathroom full of organic products! I never run out of product…
What sets Balanced Guru apart from other lines on the market today? I believe what sets us apart is our integrity, everything that we offer is certified organic and we strive for our products to be affordable. We believe wellness should be for everyone.
Of the products you make, which is your favorite? I have two essentials/favorite products which are the No Frizz Hair Oil and Polish Me Dead Sea Salt Scrub. The No Frizz I use everyday on towel dried hair and the Polish Me is my “savasana without the asana” I use it every time I need to relax. I fill up my bathtub with warm water and I use it as both a scrub and bath salt and it is amazing!
What is your morning routine? evening? My morning routine starts with yoga and my dog – feeding and walking Bruno. Then I use the Purifying Cleanser (morning and night), Clarifying Toner (morning and night) and sunscreen. (It helps control any oiliness that comes with Florida’s hot and humid weather!) In the evening I cleanse my face first with our Cleansing Balm to remove the sunscreen or make-up, then the Purifying Cleanser, Clarifying Toner and if I need to take care of any blemishes, I use the Purify Me Serum as a spot treatment and the Nourish Me Facial Serum as a moisturizer.
Serious stuff. Which ingredients do you avoid at all costs? Anything that you can’t pronounce.
We all know healthy beauty starts with what we put in our bodies. What 3 tips can you share about beauty from the inside out? Love yourself, breathe consciously and drink a lot of water. Everything else: superfoods, teas, fruits, veggies, they will come naturally once we learn to love ourselves. Breathing consciously takes concentration and with concentration you find joy and happiness. You are able to live in the moment & find joy both when you do the dishes and in your yoga class. Last but not least staying hydrated will keep you healthy and radiant.
What do you do to stay active and why? I practice yoga, walk the dog and swim in the ocean. When I was younger I stayed active for vanity reasons, now I stay active to balance
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