For many, switching to green beauty is about more than removing chemicals and harmful ingredients. It's about helping the Earth and everyone on it.
Why Fair Trade?
As much as I tried, I couldn't explain fair trade better than this short video so I really encourage you to watch it as it goes into more detail and gives you all of the different reasons for shopping fair trade.
I choose fair trade as often as possible because I want to support the people who work hard so that I can have a cup of coffee or a jar of shea butter. I also choose fair trade because I want to support the environment and encourage sustainable farming practices.
How Do I Get Started?
By choosing ethically and sustainably produced products, like these picks, you can reduce your environmental impact, support artisans and their communities, and feel good about the products you use.
Shea Butter // Allafia
Shea butter is very hydrating and healing, so I love using it as an all over body moisturizer. I've been using the Allafia shea butter for years because it's a simple, affordable product that's really versatile.
Allafia carries several different product lines to suit all of your green beauty needs, so if choosing sustainable products is important to you, I really recommend the entire brand. You can learn more about Allafia's fair trade and sustainable practices here.
Citrus Pure Castile Bar Soap // Dr. Bronner's
This citrus soap is a simple addition to your fair trade green beauty routine. Made with organic and fair trade oils, you'll be left with soft and smooth skin.
Learn more about Dr. Bronner's fair trade practices here.
Lemon Verbena Scrub // Leaves of Trees
This simple, fresh, and luxurious scrub is an essential to soft, smooth skin. Made with healing epsom salts, hydrating oils, and invigorating lemon verbena oil, it's the perfect addition to any bath or shower.
Learn more about Leaves of Trees here.
Rosemary + Mint Body Butter* // Urban Alchemist
This herbal and refreshing body butter is an essential part of my self care routine. It's calming, soothing and leaves my skin oh so soft.
You can learn more about their ingredients here.
Organic Lip Balm // S.W. Basics
I love a good lip balm and these are the best. Made with fair trade and organic cocoa butter, organic coconut oil, and organic beeswax, it couldn't get any simpler.
Read more about their philosophy and creative process here.
Do you use any fair trade green beauty products? What are your favourites?
Until next time,
*Products marked with an ( * ) were sent to me for review. To learn more, please see my Disclaimer.