Had the chance to catch up with environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo today at ShopNBC headquarters in Eden Prairie as he hawked his new eco beauty line Wholearth for the network’s first Beauty Day (to gab for one solid hour about 12 bath and products is quite an impressive feat). Last I saw Danny in the Twin Cities, he was pitching earth-friendly Simmons mattresses and organic bedding at JC Penney. Yet I can’t think of any other human brand as earnest and admirable as Danny. Whether it’s pillows or perfume, everything Danny does starts with the environment and sustainability and eliminating toxins from our lives. He isn’t pitching green because it sells; he’s living green and creating products to support it – with style. Wholearth is no exception, plus it’s USDA certified natural and organic. Danny’s motto is “do just one thing.” Of course, he does 20 or 30 – at the same time – but if using his hand cream counts, I’m in.

Eco-tique on Grand Avenue in St. Paul has morphed into Nature of Beauty, as the online retailer has gradually taken over the entire space with its eco-friendly skincare and cosmetics. But not one to remain idle for long, owner Terry Bly is planning a big move to The Village at Mendota Heights, where she will open a Nature of Beauty store and spa, offering a full menu of massage facials and body treatments using organic products. She’ll be bringing on spa-grade brands, so you can be green and get a glycolic peel. The store will open Oct. 1 followed by the spa on Nov. 1.