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Original Sprout to be Included in Gift Bags at HollyRod Foundation Design Care Event

BEVERLY HILLS, California (January 23, 2011) – Celebrities and philanthropists attending the HollyRod Foundation’s 13th annual Design Care event will find a $25 gift from Original Sprout in their gift bags. The event, an annual fundraiser for Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete’s HollyRod Foundation, will take place at a private Beverly Hills estate on Saturday, July 23rd.

This year’s Design Care event has grown to over 500 guests, including many celebrities and newsmakers. It raises funds to support the foundation in its commitment to provide enhanced care to people with Parkinson’s disease, and expanded resources to children and families of children with autism. Past event performers at the intimate gala include Stevie Wonder, En Vogue, Babyface, and Robin Thicke.

“Original Sprout shares the HollyRod Foundation’s dedication to providing a better quality of life to those in need,” says Original Sprout founder, Inga Tritt. “Given the extensive research I’ve done on the potential long-term effects of some cosmetic ingredients, diseases like autism, Parkinson’s and others are always at the forefront of my mind. We’re delighted with the opportunity to support the foundation.”

Original Sprout is experiencing a surge in demand, and has been widely reviewed in beauty magazines and green beauty blogs. Sprout products also enjoy a following of celebrities and celebrity stylists and are being used on the sets of Men in Black III, The Community, CSI Las Vegas, and others. Original Sprout is currently distributed in salons, boutiques, and other retail outlets throughout the US & Canada, as well as the UK, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Monaco, and Luxembourg. A family-run company based in San Luis Obispo, California, Original Sprout expects to double or triple its distribution in 2011.

HollyRod Design Care 2011

The HollyRod Foundation was founded in 1997 by Holly Robinson Peete and her husband, former NFL great, Rodney Peete. The foundation was inspired by Holly’s father’s struggle with Parkinson’s disease. It was later expanded to include the cause of autism when their eldest son was diagnosed with the disease. The foundation provides financial and emotional support to individuals and families facing these diseases, with the goal of giving them hope and the resources needed to obtain treatment.

For more information on Inga Tritt and Original Sprout please see www.originalsprout.com. To see find out more about the HollyRod Foundation and to make a donation visit: http://www.hollyrod.org/

Original Sprout Founder and Master Stylist, Inga Tritt, to Share Styling Tips on Soliel Moon Frye’s Web Show “Her Say”

SAN LUIS OBISPO, California (July 7, 2011) – Inga Tritt, master stylist, mother, and founder of Original Sprout, a line of natural, non-toxic hair and skin care products, will talk about Original Sprout and demonstrate time saving, easy styling tips for children and families on Soliel Moon Frye’s daily web series, Her Say. The show will air live to millions of subscribers on Monday, July 11 at 1 p.m. PST.

Soliel was introduced to Original Sprout by mutual friend, Josh Brolin. When Soliel and Inga’s husband, David (Sprout’s Director of Sales) met, they realized the serendipity of their meeting—both Soliel and Inga are mompreneurs who are doing positive work for families worldwide. Soliel and Inga will be sharing styling tips that make getting ready fun and effortless for the whole family.

Moon Frye started Her Say from her own social media site, moonfrye.com. Her Say speaks to women who want fun, inspiring, uplifting tips and dialog on living life to the fullest. Featuring everything from lighthearted celebrity banter to interesting discussions on family, the show is broadcast daily to a diverse subscriber base of over a million. Original Sprout will be very well received by the entire Her Say audience. It is a company that prides itself on making peoples’ lives easier by providing hair and skin care products that are both safe and high-performance. They have been bringing this Worry-Free Luxury™ to families for nearly a decade. On the show, Inga will give a general overview of the Original Sprout story and do a segment on childrens’ hair styles made easy.

“We have been enjoying working with Soliel and her amazing team—they are inspirational. Soliel is the best. She makes everyone feel at home” says Inga. “It’s a pleasure sharing tips with her that really help families. She is gorgeous from inside out, an amazing mom and helps much needed causes. We are looking forward to doing the show!”

Original Sprout Founder Inga Tritt and her daughter Maya

Inga founded Original Sprout in 2003 when she couldn’t find shampoos that were safe for her daughter without wreaking havoc on her delicate hair and skin. With a savings she had earned as a successful stylist in southern California, she began the years of research that ultimately resulted in a line of shampoos, conditioners, styling products, and skin care products that have a cult following of the who’s-who in green Hollywood, celebrity stylists and families worldwide.

Her Say is a daily web series hosted by Soleil Moon Frye (of Punky Brewster fame). The show features co-hosts from a variety of backgrounds and covers topics ranging from parenting and relationships to food and fashion.

For more information on Inga Tritt and Original Sprout please see www.originalsprout.com. To see more about “Her Say” and to watch episodes visit: www.hersay.com

Original Sprout Voted Best Family Sunscreen by Hip Parenting Website, Babble.com

Original Sprout’s Face & Body SPF was just voted “Best Sunscreen for the Family” by national hipster parenting website, Babble.com.

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Original Sprout’s Face & Body SPF was just voted “Best Sunscreen for the Family” by national hipster parenting website, Babble.com.

It’s that time of year again. The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and families everywhere are looking for an amazing sunscreen that provides safe, full-spectrum protection for their children and themselves. But which do they choose? With so much new information about the potential dangers of some mainstream sunscreen ingredients, how do parents know what’s best and safest for their family?

Well, according to Babble.com, the award-winning online magazine, community, and resource for new progressive parents, Original Sprout’s Face & Body SPF is the “Best Sunscreen for the Family.” Babble editor and licensed esthetician, Stevee Curtis chose Original Sprout because it is safe, provides UVA & UVB protection and goes on clean. Also, it’s “biodegradable, contains no nano particles, and is formaldehyde-free, keratin-free, gluten-free, and soy-free.”

“I’m excited and grateful for Babble’s award for a couple of reasons,” says Original Sprout founder, Inga Tritt. “One, as a mom I created a company that makes safe, family friendly products that everyone enjoys! Two, I use our SPF everyday and love how young and healthy my skin looks and feels. I’m thrilled the millions of new parents that read Babble every month have found Original Sprout!”

Original Sprout Founder Inga Tritt and her daughter Maya

Original Sprout (www.originalsprout.com) is a family-run company based in San Luis Obispo, California. Founded by mother and master stylist, Inga Tritt, the company provides family friendly, natural hair and skin care products for babies and adults. The products are sold worldwide and include ultra-moisturizing shampoos, conditioners, styling products, lotions, and an amazing SPF!

Babble.com was founded in 2006 and has become the go-to site for hip, progressive parents nationwide. It has received several awards and accolades, and was named one of the top websites of 2010 by Time. The site receives an average of 5 million unique visitors every month.

 

 

Original Sprout on the Oscars Red Carpet

David & Josh at the Oscars

Wanna know how Josh Brolin and David Vartabedian, our Director of Sales and husband of Original Sprout’s amazing founder, looked so dashing walking the red carpet at the Oscars? Aside from their rugged good looks, charming smiles and perfectly tailored suits, they had hair by Original Sprout, styled by celebrity stylist Lauren Cohen.

Yes, you heard correctly. David walked the red carpet at the Oscars! He enjoyed playing celebrity alongside longtime friend, Josh Brolin. At the awards show, they were seated with the crew from True Grit including the amazing Coen brothers, Jeff Bridges (and his wife and family), and Hailee Steinfeld (and her parents). If that wasn’t exciting enough, David sat right next to Jennifer Hudson! He enjoyed his 20 seconds of fame when Natalie Portman stood to receive her Oscar and the cameraman caught he and Josh clapping in their seats behind her.

After the awards, the entourage moved on to the Governor’s Ball where David rubbed elbows with Eli Wallach, and exchanged pleasantries with Jeff Bridges, Steven Spielberg, Javier Bardem, and Penelope Cruz. He even had a chance to personally congratulate Melissa Leo, another longtime Original Sprout fan, who won best supporting actress for her role in The Fighter. Later, at the Vanity Fair party, he was introduced to Donald Trump, and took the opportunity to discuss how proud he is that Original Sprout is 100% made in the USA, a business perspective not lost on Mr. Trump.

David ended the night dancing alongside Mila Kunis, Scarlett Johansson, P. Diddy and Madonna at the Demi Moore/Madonna Party. And thanks to Original Sprout’s Natural Hair Balm, his hair still looked perfect after all that schmoozing!

Such a thrill to see Original Sprout on the red carpet! Thanks to all of you for your loyal support!

Original Sprout truly lives up to its motto of ‘Worry Free Luxury’

Hayley Marie Norman

Hallelujah! My vegan hair care prayers have been answered!

With my ridiculously curly, and often super dry, frizzy, and out of control head of hair, finding a decent hair care product has been a lifelong quest. After I switched to a cruelty free diet, I decided the rest of my life needed to follow suit, but never in my wildest dreams did I think I would find a decent hair care product that would work on this unruly head of hair. Well, I didn’t find a decent one. I found an excellent one! Original Sprout is the answer to my hair care woes. And with their motto being “Worry Free Luxury,” they are just that. Not only are their products 100% vegan and cruelty free, they are also totally free of any harmful additives.

Worry Free Luxury means no natural or synthetic ingredients associated with estrogen enhancement, hormone disruption, cancer & autism such as: Lavender or Tea Tree Oils, Citrus Oils, Clove, Soy, Phthalates, Dioxanes from Sulfates, Parabens, Formaldehyde, Propylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Acetaldehydes, Styrene, Toluene, Glycol Ethers, Ethylene Oxide, Musks, Nonylphenol, Mineral or Petroleum Oils, Triclosan, Eurethane, 1-2 Propylene Oxide, Placenta or Synthetic Colors.

I was so excited I bought some of their products for my friends and family to try, and whether their hair was as curly as mine or straight as a stick, thick, thin, long or short, everyone came back with raving reviews. Some of my favorite products are the Tahitian hair oil (which smells as good as it works), the natural shampoo, the leave in conditioner, and the scrumptious baby cream is by far the most amazing body cream I have ever used!!! It’s so good that I had to use three exclamation marks in that last sentence to really do my passion for this particular product justice.

– Hayley Marie Norman

Inga walks the red carpet with Josh Brolin at the premiere of The Tillman Story in Los Angeles

Inga & Josh on the Red Carpet

Inga Tritt, mother, Master Stylist, and founder of Original Sprout represented the company on the red carpet alongside Josh Brolin for the premiere of The Tillman Story in Los Angeles on Thursday evening, August 12. The Tillman Story, narrated by acclaimed actor Josh Brolin, details the life and death of pro football player Pat Tillman.

Brolin and his family use Original Sprout’s Worry-Free Luxury line of natural hair and skin care products. The products are experiencing a surge in demand and have received rave reviews from many of the top green beauty blogs. Sprout products also enjoy a following of celebrities and celebrity stylists and are being used on the sets of Burlesque, Wall St. II, CSI Las Vegas, and others.

The products were created by Inga Tritt after the birth of her daughter. As a master stylist with professional experience and a mother with real life experience, Inga was able to bridge the gap between safe ingredients and salon performance, creating a globally trusted brand like no other. Eco-conscious celebrities like Josh Brolin choose Original Sprout for its safe, regulated ingredients and high quality performance.

 

 

Inga Tritt, founder of Original Sprout, at red carpet with Diane Lane for premiere of True Grit

Inga & Diane Lane at True Grit

Inga Tritt, founder of Original Sprout along with husband David, actress Diane Lane, and actor Vincent Riverside walked the red carpet for the premiere of the Coen brothers’ newest film, True Grit. The premier was in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 2. True Grit stars Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin, and Matt Damon, and critics are calling it one of the best movies of the year.

Diane Lane and Josh Brolin are long time family friends and great supporters of Original Sprout. “Diane and Josh are inspiring, kind, and down-to-earth,” says Tritt, who loved the film and agrees with critics. True Grit is a western that follows a young girl on the search for her father’s killer.

The Original Sprout line is growing rapidly, and enjoys tremendous support from Hollywood actors and celebrity stylists. The brand expects to double or triple its distribution in 2011.

Keeping your family safe with Sprout!

How Zinc Benefits your Skin

Zinc Oxide is the only sunscreen that protects against all three types of damaging sun radiation.

SkinCancer.org reminds us that SPF only indicates the UVB protection factor, and that we should choose a broad-spectrum or multi spectrum protection “containing an FDA-recognized long-wavelength UVA sunscreen such as zinc oxide.”

Plus, zinc is responsible for accelerated renewal of skin cells, which is why zinc is used to treat acne, eczema, and other types of skin dermatitis; zinc also soothes and speeds healing of sunburn, minor scrapes, and poison oak.

Original Sprout’s new Face & Body Sunscreen and Scrumptious Cream both contain zinc, so enjoy the benefits!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2010

Original Sprout Partners with Cool Cuts

Cool Cuts 4 Kids

Original Sprout announces its partnership with Cool Cuts, a national chain of hair salons specializing in trend-setting family haircuts & styles. Whether it’s baby’s first haircut, a quick trim for mom or new hairstyle, Cool Cuts Stylists make everyone look their best! Cool Cuts carries Original Sprout hair & skin products in its 68 salons and franchises across the US.

 

 

 

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