One of my favourite thing about my blog is that I have this massive opportunity to make a difference. I use my blog to spread the word and make people aware of green and ethical issues. I find, that the best way is to do this by introducing other options, that are positive choices for people and planet. We don’t have to accept and buy the goods big labels and glossy adverts are trying to sell us. Money is a vote which you can use every time you go shopping. By using your spending power wisely you can help to create a better, healthier and greener world.
With that in mind, the idea to create a new monthly review series called “My Ethical And Green Picks Of The Month” was born. The posts are to introduce all the small shops and indie brands who produces and sells ethically produced, eco-friendly, organic, natural, cruelty – free and fairly traded goods, that are alternatives to everyday items such as fast fashion, processed food, cosmetics and cleaners containing toxins and harmful chemicals. My aim is to inspire you to choose positive buying. To reverse reducing the power of local communities, to stop overconsumption, abusing animals and wasting our natural resources.
Vegan, chemical-free and plastic free deodorant
Nuud deodorant contains micro silver and micro silver is highly effective in neutralising bacteria. These micro silver particles don’t dissolve into your body. Nano-particles do, but nuud doesn’t contain any of those. The micro silver particles stay just where they should – under your arms. And that’s exactly what nuud’s other natural ingredients ensure. Fresh without aluminium, parabens, petrochemicals or any other vague chemicals. No salts and no cheap perfume. We don’t do propellants or canisters but put nuud in a bioplastic tube made from sugarcane. I’ve been testing it for about 10 days now – and no surprise here, it works. Love it.
Reusable make up remover, that only needs water
Holland & Barrett sells Face Halo, which is a game changer, truly is. Suitable for all skin types, each reusable Face Halo pad uses HaloTech fibers to remove makeup and impurities. And that’s it, no make up removers needed. Saves money and good for the environment. Non-irritant and reusable up to 200 machine washes. Amazing, isn’t it? Wait, it’s cheap too, the single pack costs £7 only.
Personalised, reusable water bottles
Hands up if the kids are keep loosing their water bottles? With these personalised water bottles from Hapiness Is A Gift (just the right size for children, as it holds 400 ml) you don’t need to worry about labelling. The designs are super cute, my children love them. In a choice of vibrant and fun colours your little one will be sure to find a colour they love!
Vegan and plastic-free skin care
That also works. I’ve been trialling Whitfords products for about a week now and cannot be happier. I’ve received a bundle of their hero products: Fruits and Seeds Eye Cream, Fruit AHAs Exfoliating Mask and a 16-Oil Body Replenisher. The body oil smells amazing and it’s a real treat. The eye cream is my favourite of the bundle, super soft and light, feels amazing on my skin after my morning wash. Also, the exfoliating mask can be easily part of a tight morning routine: put it on, 4 minutes, into the shower, wash it off. Very effective too.
The packaging is 100% plastic-free, ingredients are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free under, petroleum-free. They are also an ethical brand: they have partnered with One Tree Planted, so for every product sold, Whitfords will plant one tree.
Zerowaste body care
Ethique products are world famous for a reason. They work and they are as environmentally as they can get. Ethique have saved over 6 million plastic bottles from landfill since 2012, by producing solid bar formulas in place of liquid products – packaged in totally compostable casing. What’s more, the formulas are all vegan friendly, palm oil free and made with Fairtrade ingredients.
I’ve been trialling a few of. their products and I found them all amazing but the solid shampoo bar (sweet and spicy) and their wonderbar (conditioner bar) really stands out for me. First of all, I’ve been looking for a. conditioner bar for ages, that’s not something you can find easily I find – at least I haven’t find a good one until now. Highly recommend this one!
All Natural Family Skincare
Petit Jovial natural family skincare uses 100% natural ingredients, no nasties or hidden chemicals. Suitable for the whole family from babies, to children to adults. They are made in small batches by hand in England. Vegan and also contain no palm oil or palm oil derived ingredients. Instead of plastic, they use recyclable MIRON violet glass jars and bottles. Petit Jovial is also an ethical brand: they donates to charities working on orang-utan conservation projects in Indonesia
Eco-friendly poo bags for travel
Yep, you’ve heard that well. But did you ever drive or generally travel with small children? Then you know. What do you do when you need an emergency poo? Paper Bag Co knows the struggles of being on the road with kids who didn’t need the toilet when you asked but are now desperate. Or when you’re camping, or at a festival where toilets are inaccessible, have huge queues, and are just plain gross. So, they have created this eco emergency solution for when you just can’t hold it in.
Eco-friendly gift for nature lovers
Present Mill has a range of clever and innovative gifts for everyone, including the famous gifts in a tin range. This little Build a Bee Hotel kit is a perfect gift for little and big nature lovers. And the bees will love it too. Why build a bee hotel?
Our bees are facing an unprecedented crisis. They’ve lost much of their natural habitat in the past 60 years – including 97% of wildflower-rich meadows. And they’re under assault from pesticides and intensive farming. But by creating bee-friendly spaces where we live, we can start to replace and restore some of this lost habitat and help Britain bloom for bees.