Before science was invented, going green used to mean chugging a 2-liter bottle of broccoli juice, then spinning around a baseball bat for 30 seconds. Exercise a healthier expression of blue and yellow's love child with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of natural body products at Soulful Earth Herbals at the Lansing City Market on Tuesday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 a.m. Soulful Earth Herbals is located on the southwest side of the market building nestled between the Grain Market and A Basketful by Sharl.
Soulful Earth Herbals crafts a full line of personal-care products using carefully chosen ingredients from Mother Nature's research-and-development labs. Relying on organic herbs while eschewing dyes, parabens, and petrochemicals, these corporal concoctions are 99.5%–100% natural. The sea-mint mineral lotion ($18) dusts salt off the Dead Sea Scrolls and blends it with invigorating spearmint and peppermint essences, and a battery of bar soaps ($7 each) leads the charge against dirt, grime, and other skin-invading interlopers. Marshmallow deodorant powder ($11) neutralizes odor on pungent parts, and Bohdi's balm (6 oz. $16) is compatible with cloth diapers and relieves diaper rash and butter thighs.