My Green And Ethical Picks Of The Month: July
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 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.
So let’s get started and see what are my favourites this month!
The eco-friendly and ethical: WakeCup
WAKE products are the stylish alternative to single use cups and bags. WAKEcups are made from sustainable goods like farmed bamboo, stainless steel, double-walled glass and BPA free plastic. They sell a range of different products: reusable coffee cups and water bottles as well as sustainably sourced rucksacks and bags.
I’ve tested their coffee cup and water bottle too and they are my favourites now for their cool, minimalist, natural design. It’s not only a green brand but an ethical too: 10 % of all profits goes to Marine Conservation Society.
The cruelty free: Josh Wood Colour
Do you colour your hair and struggling to find a hair colour which is cruelty-free? Look no further.
Are you a busy mum who has no time to visit the hair salon? Look no further.
Josh Wood specifically created his toolkit of products so building your personal system couldn’t be easier. These permanent colour kits (12 different shades) offer 100% grey coverage, are PPD and ammonia-free, and condition while they colour for added strength and shine.
I’ve tested the permanent colour and the blending brush from their range – and I can highly recommend both. I found the blending brush especially useful – and the best haircare invention for busy mums since the dry shampoo. This touch up tool lasts for up to three washes, so if you have no time to colour your hair (which is forever the case with me) and you really need a quick fix – this is it! I used my normal brush to perfectly blend it in.
The zero-waste: shampoo bar and bamboo toothbrush from Eco-Tots
Eco-Tots is a UK based, independent shop selling products of recycled/able material, made using non toxic paints, chemical free, handmade, organic and made using sustainable manufacturing. Sourcing these directly from small businesses in the UK. They have lots of baby and children clothes and toys as well as other eco-friendly products.
I tested the nettle and rosemary shampoo bar and the bamboo toothbrush both produced by Nurturing Soul. I already use bamboo toothbrushes, so no surprise here, this is a lovely toothbrush, the closest you can get to zero-waste at the moment. The shampoo bar was something I was really looking forward to try out. I’ve been searching for a plastic-free shampoo for a while now and whilst I know Lush produces them, I find them overpriced. This shampoo bar on the other hand, only cost £4.80. I just needed a tin for it to store it. It’s a lovely shampoo, left my hair clean and soft. Worth every penny – and definitely worth a try for anyone who thinks shampoo bars are so much more different to regular shampoos coming in a plastic bottle.
The vegan: Kick Ass Organic Vegan Protein Mix from Indigo Herbs
Indigo Herbs of Glastonbury has been my favourite one stop shop for the best, organic and 100% pure botanical ingredients for cooking and baking. Their new, vegan protein powder mix contains plant based proteins, vitamins and minerals. I’ve tested it with a berry smoothie I made with fresh blackberries and raspberries, some coconut water and coconut milk. Added 1 teaspoon of the vegan protein powder to 300ml smoothie – it was so yummy, that even Bobcat approved it.
I received these products for my honest and unbiased review.