The COVID-19 pandemic hit charities and small businesses hard and saw important eco-concerns slide off the news agenda. To rectify this, we are helping you to give back as you gift with our organic gift range.
Beauty buys with benevolence
Our organic Myrrh products don’t only benefit the skin and the soil, they also support a Namibian tribal community called the Himba tribe. Their Nomadic way of living is under threat and, through purchasing their Myrrh from a collective of female tribeswomen, Green People provides this unique community with a reliable source of income.
Myrrh oil is incredibly anti-inflammatory and skin care products made with Myrrh are a great antidote to skin that’s left feeling stressed by the festive season. We use Myrrh to make our One Balm which nourishes dry skin and comes in the UK’s first biodegradable skin care pot.
Top for tricky teens
Animal welfare charities were also affected by the pandemic and the wildlife protection charity Born Free believes one lesson to be learned from the outbreak is the risk that illegal wildlife trade poses to both human society and the animal kingdom. The charity is working hard to educate young people about how they can help to protect the animal world and our Oy! My Skin Goals set was developed to support their education programme.
An ideal gift for teens that are as compassionate about the environment as they are their skin care, this cruelty-free skin care set is packed with maskne-fighting actives and is a top present for tricky-to-buy-for teens.
With supermarkets and independent stores stripped of their supplies at the height of the pandemic, even those most committed to zero-waste living could be forgiven for letting their eco-efforts slide during 2020.
To help everyone get back on track we continue to expand our sugar cane plastic and glass packaging choices. We’ve also added a biodegradable grass pulp carton to our NEW Nordic Roots range, and introduced One Balm, the UK’s first Beauty Balm in biodegradable packaging.
Made with sustainably sourced by-product beauty actives, Nordic Roots is a Scandi-inspired skin care range that makes a great gift for green beauty fans. Our top-pick present is the Nordic Roots Apple Complex Moisturiser which is bursting with a juicy vitamin-rich apple water derived during the manufacture of apple chip snacks.
It’s fair to say that 2020 has been trying and self-care is one of the best goodwill gifts you can give. To help you recharge, we created a Midnight Oil gift set which contains our Nordic Roots Atlantic Seaweed Facial Oil and a Gua Sha facial massage tool.
Great for relieving tension in the jaw and temples, our Gua Shas were so popular that they sold out twice in 2020! Now back in stock for the festive -period, apply our silky, skin-plumping organic facial oil to create slip, then glide the Gua Sha around the face to detoxify the skin and relax before bedtime.
Perfect for parents
Families that welcomed a newborn in 2020 faced a wall of uncertainty. As maternity and post-natal services grappled with the pandemic, community midwife centres were forced to temporarily change their services and lockdown also left many parents separated from support networks.
Thankfully, little ones have slept through the pandemic and are none-the-wiser to the chaos in which they were born. The Lullaby Trust helps parents to ensure that their baby slumbers safely and each time one of our Organic Babies Silent Night gift sets is purchased they receive a donation.
The perfect gift for new parents, Silent Night contains our hero Soothing Baby Salve. This can be used by mum and baby to calm dry skin and delivers calming notes of Lavender to ease feelings of anxiety.